Panama Papers: A media disinformation campaign?

Since the release I have been reading everything I can find on the so-called Panama Papers.  I do not think that the western MSM is being totally forthcoming with the facts in their reporting.

As I find articles that explain the situation elsewhere I will press them on IST to help my readers understand what is going on with this situation.

I found another article that makes some sound and thought provoking points…..

We look at coverage of the scandal and ask whether corporate-owned media have been agenda-driven in their reporting.

Called the “biggest leak in the history of data journalism” by Edward Snowden, the Panama Papers story has rocked the world in the past few days exposing how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth.

The papers – some 11.5 million documents  – have revealed how Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm, allegedly helped current and former world leaders, as well as businessmen, criminals, celebrities and sports stars, evade or avoid tax via anonymously-owned shell companies and offshore accounts.

In terms of the size of the leak and the scale of the journalistic collaboration, the story has garnered wall-to-wall coverage and dominated the front pages of newspapers across the world.

Source: Panama Papers: A media disinformation campaign? – Al Jazeera English

There is more to this story than what we are getting from the media…..I will be watching and reported all the stuff that I find….maybe this way we can know at least some of the truth…..not necessarily all.

One thought on “Panama Papers: A media disinformation campaign?

  1. Well, of course it’s all misinformation. Even if the stolen data is accurate, whomever uses it will pick and choose among the 11.5 million pages to find whatever they can to support their own particular agenda. They aren’t going to use what they don’t need for their own purpose, lest it become clear THEY were also in one or more of those documents…

    It’s all about “Me first” you see…. ALL information one sees today, in the news, on TV, radio, or, on the Internet, must be examined for not only the truth of its message, but, the agenda of the one delivering the message, which is just as important to the end result…. Nothing we see or hear can be trusted, for all parties involved have their own agenda, different from everyone else’s.

    Check it once, twice, three times…. then, don’t trust you’ve got it all.

    gigoid, the dubious

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