Recently, a poll asked people how much trust they have in mainstream media. The result was shocking.
Let’s remember that mass media are part of large conglomerates that belong to the entertainment industry, which in turn are owned by larger corporations.
Can you imagine the force and the power behind organizations like CNN, FOX NEWS, the BBC or The New York Times?
That is why it is shocking to learn that only 6% of the people who participated in the poll -two thousand in total- said they trusted mainstream media news.
“Over the last two decades, research shows the public has grown increasingly skeptical of the news industry,” the report from the American Press Institute explains.
Surely people have reasons not to trust. Do you remember David Rockefeller’s ‘gracious’ recognition of media collusion with powerful elites? If not, here it is:[quote style=”1″]“We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. … It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”[/quote]
The result of the latest poll reflects the fact that people know the media has long abandoned the role it was supposed to play. It is not surprising to know that people have turned their attention to grassroots media, or have become citizen journalists themselves.
One of the values that the media has lost along the way is accuracy and this is one of the values that the public requires in order to trust any news outlet. However, the opposite is seen on television and read in newspapers, as news media inject their spin to a trending topic or simply choose to ignore it completely.
Social media, although it is far from being a reliable news source, has provided the public with alternatives to at least have options to the master spinners.
Although most social networks are controlled by the same large corporations that run mainstream media, there is a very clear difference: they do not control content. Social media users and alternative media have taken the internet over to democratize access to information.
With revenue, viewership and circulation way down, you would think that mainstream media would feel an obligation to change, but that has not happened. The reason for that is simple. They do not need people’s money to survive. Besides, they have also invaded social media and used the Internet to have a presence all over the world.
Mainstream media, although dependent on advertising, does not really suffer when revenue or circulation is down because their funding goes well beyond cash generated by ads or subscriptions. That is why the liars continue to lie.
Let’s take the current political campaign in the United States as an example to illustrate how the media lie and how the liars are empowered to continue lying.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump had his first speech on foreign policy at a hotel in Washington, D.C. Despite Trump’s straightforward statements, the media still found ways to spin his ideas and find ‘contradictions’ where there are none.
The newspaper LA VANGUARDIA from Spain, spun Trump’s speech with a story headlined as follows: Trump proposes an American military withdrawal from the world and a return to isolationism. Meanwhile, EL PAÍS, another Spanish newspaper spun Trump’s statements with an article as follows: Trump proposes a mix of heavy-handed and isolationism in foreign policy. So-called world leaders have expressed concern about Trump’s statements and views on America’s role in the world. On Wednesday, Trump answered those concerns directly and clearly, but them and the media continue to lie about it.
One of the most memorable quotes was Trump’s standing on globalism. “We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism.” Another quote that made headlines was Trump’s position on US endless interventionism: “We’re rebuilding other countries while weakening our own. Ending the theft of American jobs will give us resources we need to rebuild our military, which has to happen and regain our financial independence and strength,”
One of Trump’s signature issues is trade and he could not have been more direct about it: “And under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.” These type of statements is what globalists are so concerned about because it seems that under Trump, the figure of the nation-state is above any supranational adventure. Despite Trump’s clear statements his speech is somehow confusing to New York Times intellectually castrated editors.
Let’s take another example to illustrate how the media lie while keeping in mind that the role of mainstream media is not to inform the public but to manufacture consent.
Most mainstream media are directed by intelligence agencies that infiltrated the news business a long time ago. This is a confession that comes directly from a journalist who was approached by an intelligence agency to write news articles that were favorable to their interests. His name is Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He made the confession to RT in 2014, when he also described how journalists are bribed to lie, deceive and produce news to favor the image of entities like the CIA, Mossad or MI6.
Mass media infiltration by the CIA and other secret intelligence agencies is one of the reasons why news media continue to lie. It is organizations such as the CIA the ones that, in many cases, control the editorial line of a news outlet.
Mainstream media have become an arm of the ministries of propaganda or the ministries of truth that operate in governments. Most news media report only the ‘official’ story, the ‘official’ version of events and ignore alternative explanations, no matter how crazy the ‘official story’ sounds.
Many people question whether media lies are actually perpetrated with the purpose of misleading the public or if those lies are published accidentally. To this question, any independent thinker simply needs to review government’s history when it comes to telling the truth. If governments lie continuously to keep their power, why does the mainstream media continue to report government-sponsored versions of events as facts?
Many of the news reported and often pushed by the mainstream media, which had government as the preeminent source, turned out to be lies that cost millions of deaths and billions of dollars.
Let’s cite a few of them here:
- Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.
- Obamacare will democratize healthcare. “If you like your doctor you can keep it”.
- There is no radiation leaking out of Fukushima
- A Government-regulated internet is better
- Vaccines are the best way to prevent disease
- Raising the debt ceiling doesn’t raise the debt
- Countries must open their borders to war refugees from the Middle East without vetting them
- Glyphosate is perfectly safe
- GMOs are as natural as natural foods
- Mercury is good for you
- A rising stock market is a sign of a strong economy
- American unemployment is only 5%
- Donald Trump is unfit to be president, but Hillary, Cruz or Bernie Sanders are more than qualified.
- Mass surveillance is necessary to avoid terrorism
- Global warming is going to kill us all
- Politically incorrect discourse is offensive
The examples above are just a few of the most recent examples of media lies to manipulate the public and create consent. There are numerous other examples of even greater historical proportions that you should feel compelled to research.
Unfortunately for mass media outlets and the corporations and intelligence agencies that control them, people are awake to the fact that they are far too unreliable to even read their headlines. That is why media lies have morphed to reach new generations of people. News is now available 24/7 on every tablet and cellphone that people carry everywhere. Making news more mobile is part of the plan to keep the brainwashing going.
Joseph Paul Goebbels once said that “those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.” Goebbels’ dream is true today more than ever before. News is used to raise support for wars, torture, doing away with people’s rights, justify mass surveillance and police state measures, create boogie men, destroy nations and carry out psyops worldwide.
Fortunately, alternative media have risen in the last 20 years to counteract mass media deception. The ability of the Elite to propagandize the masses through mainstream media has been reduced and will soon be totally decimated. That is why they are doubling down by raising the level of brute force and the imposition of draconian laws and regulations that seek to undermine the alternative media. Chief among their ideas is to control the Internet.
The mainstream media and the Elite that control their message will continue to do what they’ve been doing for years. Exposing their plans won’t stop them from trying to achieve their goals, but it will make them come out in the open, as it has been happening, which will ultimately reveal who they are and how they use the media to lie and manipulate the public.