How News Really Works

My daughter sent this to me on Twitter…..she found it on Instagram or Pinterst or one of those other thingys….

A perfect example of just how the media works……


You tell me which one actually reports news and not BS…..

I use to watch BBC News constantly that is until my cable provider drop then in favor of more reality mind screws…..I miss real news….

A Few Things About The Paris Attacks

By now it has sunk in just how horrific the latest terror attacks in Paris are….and it is far from over just today the National Police of France had a raid trying to locate the “mastermind” of the attacks (this will be covered later in this post)……

The media is doing a fine job of report (I say that with a sarcastic tone)….to me they are giving no new information kinda feels like they are doing more speculation than reporting…..

But that aside there are a few issues about this attack that I would like to cover…..first is the report from Iraq…..

Senior Iraqi intelligence officials warned members of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group of imminent assaults by the militant organization just one day before last week’s deadly attacks in Paris killed 129 people, the AP has learned. Iraqi intelligence sent a dispatch saying the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had ordered an attack on coalition countries fighting against them in Iraq and Syria, as well as on Iran and Russia, through bombings or other attacks in the days ahead. The dispatch said the Iraqis had no specific details on when or where the attack would take place, and a senior French security official told the AP that French intelligence gets this kind of communication “all the time” and “every day.”

Six senior Iraqi officials confirmed the information in the dispatch, a copy of which was obtained by the AP, and four of these intelligence officials said they also warned France specifically of a potential attack. Two officials say that France was warned beforehand of details that French authorities have yet to make public. Among the other warnings cited by Iraqi officials: that the Paris attacks appear to have been planned in Raqqa, Syria—the Islamic State’s de-facto capital—where the attackers were trained specifically for this operation and with the intention of sending them to France. The officials also said a sleeper cell in France then met with the attackers after their training and helped them execute the plan. There were 24 people involved in the operation, they said: 19 attackers and five others in charge of logistics and planning.

Not something that is being reported for it does not fit into the dialog that the media wants to have…..

I guess my question is….did the French take the warning seriously?

Next, is this psychopathic douche bag, Abdelhamid Abaaoud………

French official ID's suspected mastermind of Paris attacks - Story

Belgian and French authorities are also investigating whether a Belgian man suspected of being the mastermind behind a foiled Belgian terrorist plot in January orchestrated Friday’s onslaught, officials familiar with the probe said.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was raised in Brussels, may have escaped to Syria after police shot and killed two men in the eastern Belgian town of Verviers who were plotting to kill police officers.

A French official said Abaaoud, who grew up in Brussels, had contacts with Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old man born in Belgium, now the subject of a massive manhunt, whose brother was among the seven suicide bombers who wreaked havoc at a sports arena, a concert hall and through the streets of Paris, killing at least 129 people.

Suspected mastermind ... 27-year-old Belgian man Abdelhamid Abaaoud is ...

Please STOP using the term “mastermind” to describe this pathetic douche!  At best he is a team leader or mission leader….to call him a mastermind is giving this person more status than he should have.  Once again it looks like the media is sensationalizing this person for their own benefit….does nothing to inform the public.

Then early morning today the French police struck…….

Dramatic developments in the hunt for surviving suspects from the Paris attacks: At least two are dead and seven more arrested after a huge police raid on an apartment in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Wednesday morning. The big question—whether alleged mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud is among them—remains unclear, reports the AP. He was thought to have been hiding in a safe house in the neighborhood. A woman detonated a suicide belt when police moved in, and a man was killed when a grenade went off, reports the New York Times. The police action lasted about seven hours. More:

  • In a speech after the raid, French President Francois Hollande declared that ISIS is “threatening the whole world” and told lawmakers that France must “reestablish control of (its) frontiers,” reports the BBC. Fighting terrorism must be the nation’s top priority, he said, adding that France “will remain a country of liberty and culture” and “never give in to fear.”
  • A source tells Reuters that the raid on the Saint-Denis apartment was launched after investigators found a cellphone in a garbage can outside the Bataclan concert hall, with a map of the area and a text message saying: “Let’s go.”
  • Abaaoud was believed to have orchestrated the attacks from inside Syria, and it would be what the Washington Post calls a “startling turn of events” if he did indeed manage to slip back into Europe while being hunted by multiple intelligence agencies.
  • The man whose apartment was at the center of the operation claims a friend asked him to put the guests up and he had no idea who they were. “Someone asked me to put two people up for three days and I did them a favor, it’s normal,” he told French TV channel BFMTV, per ITV. “I don’t know where they came from, I don’t know anything. If I’d known, do you think I’d have done it?”

I am sure that we will eventually get the answers we are looking for……but whether they are accurate will depend on who does the reporting.

The Revolt Against ‘Democracy’

I noticed something (everybody noticed it so I am not that perceptive) each GOP candidate took his/her turn badgering the press and the media…..most times with thunderous applause…

I am not a big fan of the MSM….I believe that they since they are part of corporate conglomerates, are used as a propaganda tool…..and that includes FOX, Drudge and the puke fest that is WND……. among others…..

I agree with others that say they believe that the media picks the candidate they want to promote, not necessarily to win but the one they can get the most mileage out of on air…….eg Clinton and Trump and now it is Rubio and Carson they are taunting the readers to care about…..

I believe that a free and unbiased press is a necessity for a democracy…..I am starting to doubt that we have either……

It’s election time in the US, and people are talking about subjects generally ignored in the woof and warp of everyday life. The role of government, trade policy, immigration, foreign policy – but none of these subjects dominated the stage in the latest installment of the seemingly endless GOP debates. Instead, the assembled candidates were […]  (Read more….)

Source: The Revolt Against ‘Democracy’ – Original by —

Italian socialist Antonio Gramsci in is writing back in the 1920’s warned his readers about the power that the media would eventually exert over the population……that it was inevitable that it would control the hegemony of society….so far he was spot on…..and we do little to change that……and for our lack of action we are losing our democracy……little piece at a time until it is eventually eroded away….

Give The People Something To Fear

I hate to quote a toad like this Nazi….but in this case he is so right it is scary……

To me it illustrates the power that propaganda can wield over the people and their attitudes…..


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The idiots on the Right are masterfully using this technique……..Of course….NO one will admit it….but this is what is being done today by our media….pick a subject…..any subject……

Media: That Despicable Institution

It is NO secret my feelings about the MSM…….

My readers are well aware that I think the MSM as a despicable piece of crap….it is NO longer a source of information and knowledge but rather the propaganda arm of the government and Corporate America.

The media does everything it can to drive the news cycle……even to the point of lies and manipulation.

As an example I give you the Biden for president saga.

For months after successfully making Clinton the odds on favorite for the Democratic nomination….they could not bring themselves to actually treat Bernie Sanders as a real candidate….so they started the “rumor” that Biden could possibly jump into the 2016 race.

After months of “will he or won’t he” reporting which included numerous reports from “reliable” sources that he was considering a run……it appears that Biden is looking more like a candidate than not…..the MSM got their story.

They tried and succeeded and now they have something to feed their narrative…..time to bushwhack the possible candidate……

The media is now reporting the negative conflicting news about Biden and the raid that killed Osama……

Biden said he had privately advised the President to pursue the raid on bin Laden’s compound after initially advising a more cautious approach at a Cabinet meeting.

“We walked out of the room and walked upstairs,” Biden said. “I told him my opinion: I thought he should go, but to follow his own instincts.”

The new account is a significant departure from what he said at a Democratic retreat in January 2012.

“Mr. President, my suggestion is, ‘Don’t go,'” Biden said, according to an ABC News report from that time.

……..a change from an account Biden gave on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in May 2012, in which he described advising the President to follow his instincts but didn’t explicitly advise him to “go” for it.

“We walked up toward the residence, toward his office,” said Biden of his conversation with Obama, “and I knew he was going to go (for the raid). And what I always tell him when he — he looked at me again, and I said, ‘Follow your instincts, Mr. President. Your instincts have been close to unerring; follow your instincts.'”

Biden also offered a reason for the difference between what he said in the Cabinet meeting and his new account of the private conversation with Obama in which he advocated following his instincts.

The vice president now says that he suggested the administration undertake additional drone surveillance on the compound while in that Cabinet meeting, but that he made that recommendation because he didn’t want to undermine the President if he ended up choosing a more cautious approach.

The Media now has yet another ambush that they can be proud of (sarcasm)….

My question is…how long have they been sitting on this info?  Or how would this be reported if the mission had failed?  How would Biden be painted?

The media is driving this story…..this is a pathetic manipulation of the news to make them look relevant…..

It is stuff like this that is why I do not use the MSM for my news source…..I cannot trust it to be objective or for that matter…..TRUTHFUL!

A Morality Tale

My weekend begins and so does the mental downtime I need…..

I do not like doing post on fluff or gossip….but from time to time there comes something that needs to be addressed….this Lamar Odom story is one of those BS news items……

First let me say that the news of Odom is truly sad…..a great b/ball player that should not be in this condition……my hopes go out to him.

When the news broke…….

– It’s not looking good for former NBA star Lamar Odom, who was hospitalized on Tuesday afternoon after being found unconscious at the Love Ranch brothel near Las Vegas. Sources tell TMZ that Odom is fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital and that ex-wife Khloe Kardashian is at his side. The 35-year-old, who spent most of his playing career with the LA Lakers and Clippers, had been at the brothel since Saturday, and owner Dennis Hof says he had been taking a lot of herbal Viagra, but employees didn’t see him with any other drugs and he didn’t finish a bottle of cognac he ordered over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times reports.

“He just wanted to get away, have a good time, and relax,” Hof tells the AP. He says that when two women went to check on Odom on Tuesday afternoon, they found him facedown and unconscious and he started “throwing up all kinds of stuff” when the women turned him on his side. Police say they were called to the ranch at 3:15pm Tuesday and Odom was stabilized at a nearby hospital before being taken by ambulance to Las Vegas, which is 70 miles away. Authorities say they tried to airlift Odom to the hospital, but the 6-foot-10-inch man was too tall for the helicopter, the Times reports.

Okay he is in a coma….but does the media really need to keep harping on the brothel part of this story?

Then the gossip part of this tragic tale starting appearing in the media…….

Conflicting reports are out as to the current state of Lamar Odom, who was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel Tuesday. Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Odom Wednesday and, upon exiting the hospital, told reporters Odom was still on life support but that “doctors felt he is much better off today than he was yesterday. At least there is some responsiveness now,” as the Orange County Register reports. But sources tell TMZ that Jackson only spent a few minutes with Odom and is dead wrong; they claim Odom is still unconscious and unresponsive, has suffered from multiple strokes, and is on dialysis for kidney failure. Sources at the hospital previously told TMZ Odom had cocaine and opiates in his system, and track marks on one arm, when he was found.

As for what went wrong, sources tell TMZ Odom’s meltdown started Sunday after he heard about the latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. On it, his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian was shown getting two phone calls from Odom, and Kim chastised her for flirting with him; Khloe was also shown expressing concern that Odom might lose control after a friend of his died, and leaving a club when she heard Odom was on his way in. Odom was upset about his portrayal on the show up until he was found Tuesday, the sources say. It was previously reported that Odom had been drinking cognac and taking either Viagra or an herbal substitute for Viagra; the substitute can restrict blood flow to organs and cause low blood pressure. Khloe, Kim, and Kris Jenner are with Odom, TMZ reports, but KUWTK is not filming there.

And then more of the brothel part of this story…..

Sad that the media is making damn sure that the world knows he was in a brothel……and that he was partying and screwing……why?

What part of that furthers the story of a great ball player and the tragic situation he is in?

The media seems to want to make it more about the “sex” than the condition of the person….why is that?

At what point is the MSM the moral police of this country?

Please remember that he is a great basketball player that is now fighting for his life… not be part of this petty bullshit.

I have spent a lot of time ranting about these spoiled prima donnas in the sports world …..but for Christ sake…..the man is fighting for his life put your moronic morals away……and remember the man…..not some gossipy shit that sells magazines.

Why Is Israel Protected By The Media?

I have always asked this question…..the media will report every attack by a Palestinian on a Jew down to the minute detail and they overlook all the death that is caused by the IDF….why is that?

This report just yesterday is what I am talking about…..

Two Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a monthlong wave of violence. Three Israelis and an attacker were killed. The Jerusalem attacks, along with two stabbings in central Israeli city Raanana, marked the most serious outbreak of violence in the current round of tensions. More than 15 people were wounded, many seriously. The violence, coming at a time when peace prospects appear nil, have fueled a sense of panic in Israel and raised fears that the region is on the cusp of a new round of heavy violence. Police closed major highways in and out of Jerusalem, while PM Benjamin Netanyahu called an emergency meeting of his Security Cabinet.

A police rep said a number of immediate steps were under consideration, including sealing off Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, where many attackers have come from, and making it easier to get gun licenses. Some government ministers have called for even more dramatic measures. The Israeli military says hundreds of Palestinian protesters in Gaza gathered Tuesday near the Israeli border and threw stones and burning tires toward Israeli positions. The army says it is using “riot dispersal means” against the crowd. Israeli security officials said Tuesday’s seemingly coordinated attacks indicated the outburst of violence was starting to take on a more organized fashion; they said Israel expects the current wave to last at least a few more weeks.

This made the headlines in the West…..but this list never made to the same “reliable” news sources…….

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Since 01 October the Israelis have killed 24 from Palestine……including 8 children…..and injured 1000+ protesters……Where is the outrage and the news reports on these unfortunate people?

And then there is the price Palestinian women have paid……..

  • At least 535 women have been killed by Israeli occupying forces (IOF) since 29 September 2000.
  • Since 1967, about 10,000 women have been arrested or detained by the IOF; 25 women are currently prisoners. There are 5621 total prisoners, leaving many women to serve as head of household.
  • 48,488 structures have been demolished by Israel since 1967, displacing scores of women.
  • Women are not sheltered from the current deteriorating situation in the OPT. Since 15 September, the IOF has killed at least 4 women, injured 7 and detained 4, while extremist settlers have assaulted at least 4 women.

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Why does the MSM protect Israel from criticism?  Is there something they would like to tell the American people about this protection?  I am beginning to believe part of some past accusations could be correct……

This man should be on a wanted poster……

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Here is a wild idea for Israel…..give all Palestinians the equal arms and fight it out….no planes only a coward fights from planes….

I know it is a laugh……why would Israel give up its advantage when trying to eliminate an ethnic group, right?

Speaking of cowards…….Please do not get me started on the USS Liberty incident!