The government and the media is traveling a road hand in hand……almost daily we are told of some situation that can fan the fires of fear. The obvious is ISIS….but there have been many many others like Ebola, vaccinations, lone wolves, illegal immigrants and the beat goes on…….never fear……. (no pun intended)…….. there will be others depending on the news that is chosen to be reported. My question is, since we will be scared into submission, who should we fear the most? Should we fear ISIS? How about Russia? Maybe it should be the “Lone Wolf”? Let’s look beyond the obvious news and think of others……should it be immigrants? How about the president? It is maybe same sex marriage…….. No, no, wait…..maybe it should be the government? We Americans are told to fear a lot……and we do. The answer to the question is simple…..they will fear whatever their news source tells them to fear……besides that is what they, the people, want…..they want to be afraid……of something. What they should fear most is that they seldom get the whole truth from the media. The news is no longer for the information they can provide but rather whatever dialog the government and corporate world wants them to push. It is solely a tool of propaganda. If a person truly wants the truth or at least an unbiased version then they must go hunting for it……the real problem is that the American people do not want the truth but rather news that will validate any view they may have. But they will continue to be fed fearsome stuff that they can lap up and their concerns for safety will change weekly if not daily. We thump our chests and tell everyone that we are afraid of nothing…….but blogs tell a different story…..if you put any faith in them then we as a country are afraid of just about everything. What will be the driving fear of tomorrow?
Good day…..the news coming out of the Iraq/Syria conflict against ISIS has slowed down….all major news is about the AUMF request that is making its way through Congress…..
I decided to punch a small hole in the propaganda being sold to the public as news…
There is NO doubt that ISIS is a brutal, inhumane and barbaric group that has committed many atrocities against mankind……and there is a wealth of factual news that can be reported….given that I question the necessity to use spurious accounts of atrocities? Why?
Below is some of the “BREAKING” news that made it around the media,,,,and so far I have seen nothing from these people as far as an apology for spreading lies……
These stories were regurgitated ad nauseum………Please before you assist the propaganda machine check the stories for accuracy……..
Thanx for your time and attention……
TURN THE PAGE!
Ever since the deal between Ukraine and Russia has made the nightly news there have been these stories on the fringe about the Fascist leanings of some of the Ukrainians. And since those stories have appeared there has been a concerted effort to dispel them by the media and pundits alike…..
But they seem to always find the light of day……
Appears as today is my day to bitch and moan about the media……I cannot think of a group that needs criticism more than the MSM….how about you?
The Right has been having a field day with the revelation that Brian Williams told a lie about his time in Iraq. The problem I have is not that he lied but rather Bush gets a ride for all his lies about Iraq, especially from the same Right wing primates.
But with all the hub-bub about Williams I would like to ask….is he the only media liar?
What is the old saying about pointing a finger?
To be fair Billy boy has denied any lies about his reporting…….
Bill O’Reilly aggressively defended his own war reporting last night, dismissing accusations that he embellished his work about the Falklands and El Salvador in the 1980s as a “political hit job” from a “far left zealot” and “liar.” The Fox News host is referring to David Corn of Mother Jones, who posted a piece Thursday headliined, “Bill O’Reilly Has His Own Brian Williams Problem,” notes the Wall Street Journal. Specifically, Corn says O’Reilly has repeatedly stated that he reported from the Falklands while he was with CBS. Part of O’Reilly’s response:
- “Everything I’ve said about my reportorial career—everything—is true. Thirty-three years ago in June, Argentina surrendered to Great Britain, ending the Falklands War. I was covering the conflict from Argentina and Uruguay for CBS News. After learning of the surrender, angry mobs in Buenos Aires stormed the presidential palace—the Casa Rosada—trying to overthrow the government of General Leopoldo Galtieri. I was there on the street with my camera crews. The violence was horrific, as Argentine soldiers fired into the crowd, who were responding with violent acts of their own. My video of the combat led the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather that evening and, later on, I filed a report that ran nationwide. That’s what happened. I never said I was on the Falkland Islands, as Corn purports. I said I covered the Falklands War, which I did.”
Corn begs to differ, citing examples including O’Reilly’s own 2001 book in which he writes, “I’ve reported on the ground in active war zones from El Salvador to the Falklands.” You can read the transcript of O’Reilly’s remarks here, and Corn’s annotated response here.
The game of news tennis goes on……Billy boy would not lie to his adoring public, now would he? A self-styled idol such as Bill would not stoop so low as to lie about anything……(Sorry have stop there….my sides are killing me from the laughter that is pouring out uncontrollably).
I want to apologize for the lateness of this post…..I wrote it as the problem was occurring but got sidetracked with a family medical emergency….ergo it did not make it in when planned…..
Before I begin let me say……if someone is a political hack then they have a gig with FOX news. Liars and mental midgets, each and every one.
The morons on the Right are having a good week…..the first is a story, a made up story, about whether the people killed in Libya were ‘Christians” and if they were why not acknowledge the fact? This was a YAWN and has NO value after the fact….
But the biggest one, at least for a day or so, was the State dept employee, Harf, and her statement that the problem in the Middle East was the lack of jobs……after she stated this the hawks both right and left began to stroke out…….(to be honest it is just great to see morons argue over something that does not fit their narrative)…….but to be honest….FOX is not the only outlet stroking out……MSNBC’s Morning Joe, who is a tool in his own right, is also going the distance and the same network’s Chris Matthews is another one that belittled the person that made the statement……
I know what statement?
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf also had this to say about ISIS recruiting and the Obama administration policy on the ongoing terror threat:
“We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs. We can work with countries around the world to help improve their governance. We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”
She made the statement and Twitter lit up like a Christmas tree……and the media pundits heads began exploding.
Okay my take…….she is right but not completely……..jobs and opportunity and good governance would go a long way to lessening the amount of people available for a terrorist pool.
I realize that most of the media pundits cannot see poverty and what it does to people from their ivory tower while sitting on their stacks of cash……do not care where they came from…..they have lost all perspective of what devastating poverty will do to a person. Or what lengths they will go to to remove themselves or their family from the debilitating state of affairs.
Since war has a way of increasing the state of poverty….then apparently it is not a solution at all……it will however increase poverty and in turn will increase those searching for a way out of the situation. Extremist groups have been known to pay the families of bombers for their devotion.
Job creation is the solution. With jobs come dignity, stability, choice, and typically moderation. Regretfully the Middle East region is pursuing the path of accelerated job destruction. War, political uncertainty, and increasing governmental focus on financial control and centralized planning are destroying opportunity and maintaining economic power with the traditional elite.
Only a mental midget would dismiss that facts because they cannot grasp the characteristics of poverty or the end result. And apparently this country is chock full of mental midgets.
It is too late to try and fix the Middle East problem with jobs…….it is a vicious cycle that will go on and on…….war, destruction, poverty and extremism….a path that NO one has any idea how to resolve.
The news of the week and last week also is that NBC’s Brian Williams may have told a fib about being attacked in Iraq when he was reporting the war in 2003…….
And most of my readers know that I do not trust the mainstream media to be “fair and balanced”…..and that is ALL of it not just some corporations that I do not agree with on a wide array of subjects. MSM is a propaganda tool used by the government and corporations to control the population…….
But do not take my word for it…..others are not thrilled with the job the MSM is doing……
The media gives us car chases in LA…..or a winter snowstorm……but when it comes to violence committed against Muslims there seems to be little interest in the act…….or that it is newsworthy……why?
I got this cartoon about the murders of 3 Muslims in Chapel Hill, NC…….
The question that needs asking is why is this murder less important than a person Jenner hit with a car?