I have been a long standing critic of the mainstream media for decades….and it gets NO better with time.
The MSM has been a purveyor of b*llsh*t since the Clinton admin…..itm was been a piece of crap a lot longer but with Clinton the entertainment industry and M-IC were allowed to own the media.
I have stated that it is pathetic and I will give you two reasons why I say this……
First the Hong Kong protests. These are so-called pro-democracy protests……..
Hong Kong’s protests started in June against proposals to allow extradition to mainland China.
Critics feared this could undermine the city’s judicial independence and endanger dissidents.
A former British colony, Hong Kong has some autonomy and more rights than the mainland under a “one country, two systems” deal.
City leader Carrie Lam agreed to suspend the bill, but demonstrations continued and developed to include demands for full democracy and an inquiry into police actions. The bill was finally withdrawn in September.
Clashes between police and activists have been becoming increasingly violent, with police using tear gas and activists storming parliament.
What do the Hong Kong protesters want?
- Withdrawal of the “riot” description used about the protests
- Amnesty for all arrested protesters
- An independent inquiry into alleged police brutality
- Universal suffrage for the elections of the chief executive and Legislative Council, Hong Kong’s parliament.
The media is all over this situation with constant coverage as the protest go on…..and the analysis by this pundit and that.
But what about the protests in the West Bank and Gaza?
After a bout a year of protests against Israel the stats are as follows…..
Israel continues to steal land, destroy crops, illegal construction, etc.
The laws in Israel proper are far from ‘democratic’….
There are currently more than 65 Israeli laws that discriminate against Palestinian citizens in Israel and Palestinian residents of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, according to Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.
More than half of these laws were adopted since 2000. From 2009 to present, elections have brought to power the most right‐wing government coalitions in the history of Israel, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Adalah noted.
Critics say Israel’s newest Jewish nation-state law passed on Thursday is just the latest effort to entrench ethnic superiority by promoting racist policies.
Adalah’s database shows how Israel’s laws – dating as far back as 1939 – discriminate against Palestinians.
America, the beacon of the free press, sets about ignoring for the most part the protests until an Israeli is killed or injured. Most Americans have an extensive knowledge of the protests in Hong Kong but are mostly ignorant on the protests in the Occupied Territories.
What makes Israel a democracy?
Who is the MSM protecting?
Who gains from this omission of facts?
“Lego Ergo Scribo”