Introduction

Research statistics show, for the most part, that people generally do not trust the media. This is clearly and undeniably the result of previous exposure and past personal experience with the media, and thus can be perceived as a well founded reservation, yet even with all of that said, there are still a great many that continue to buy the whole media package, hook line and sinker.

For them, a very rude awakening awaits.

Like the crooked politicians and bankers they're supposed to cover, the media is full of its own characters of questionable morals and ethics, as you will quickly learn in reading forward into this article.

If you are one of those that has put your total faith and trust in our present media system, particularly the news press, I applaud you for looking beyond the corporate narrative to read this article, however, I warn you that what you are about to read can be unsettling when digested all at once. The corruption that has existed in this country has been ongoing for well over a century now, so the things that have been hidden during that time can be understandably overwhelming to try and absorb in one sitting. It is indeed paradigm shifting to learn that our present system of news in this country is essentially a classic Trojan Horse operation, controlled by those who have all the money. 

For many, this charge is nothing new, but if you are one of those that is already alarmed by the first few opening paragraphs, I apologize in advance for being the bearer of bad news, but I urge you to read on, for your own edification and future benefit. 

As a former program director and 25 year commercial broadcaster, this site was created with the express purpose of informing the public about the absolute fraud that is known as the mainstream corporate media. As a programming veteran, it can unequivocally be said that without the huge green curtain for the wizard to hide behind, none of the crimes of state in the last century would have ever gone unpunished.

What you're about to be presented with in this article is a reality that most in this world are totally unaware of - one that they are absolutely oblivious to - and all because of the things they've been told, and perhaps more importantly, what they haven't been told.

The fact of the matter is, to paraphrase Lord Byron, truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

Real Life Defined and Confined, Just Like 'The Matrix'

Many unsuspecting people would be quite stunned to learn that the world we live in is very much like the Warner Bros. movie "The Matrix," where a false facade has been masterfully painted over reality, in order to blind us as to its true nature. This is more than likely a fairly disturbing statement for many to accept, yet as a societal metaphor, that film was much closer to real life than most have any clue of.

For those that have a hard time grasping how such a thing could even be remotely possible, they need only to understand one simple fact of life - one simple phrase with total absolute meaning. It is a quote that arguably defines our reality more than any other, and that is...

"History is written by the winners." —Napoleon Bonaparte

Author George Orwell thought the notion to be so significant that he wrote an article about it in 1944, also titled with the same quote, "History is written by the winners."

Shortly thereafter, another significant historical figure added his own personal take as to the recording of history.

"History is written by the victors." —Sir Winston Churchill

While slightly different in wording, both quotes share the same ideal, the point of which is very simple, concise and quite clear... the winner's side gets to write the history books.

Once you grasp this basic, fundamental fact of life, it is all too easy to understand why our society is as it is.

Whenever there are two opposing factions, both sides likely have differing views and opinions as to how things should be in life. As a result, they both often also have their own views and opinions as to the origin of the adversity and contention that exists between them.

Long story short, the winner of the battle is always going to tell their side of the story. As a result, the loser's account of the story often gets forever lost in history, all because the victor wrote the history books.

Like it or not, this is a given in life.

The victor always writes the history, and they continue to do so each and every day because they own the multi-billion dollar corporate media machine.

This is how we are fooled on a daily basis.

The contention of this article is that the corporate media has operated as the key enabler of high-crime in this country since 1915, when it was first taken over by the ultra-wealthy of this country. As a result, high crimes of state will continue to exist in this country until the media is exposed to all as the primary enabler.

Until the corporate owned media is revealed as an integral accessory to these crimes, many people will naively continue to buy the lie, thus further perpetuating it, while allowing the perpetrators to walk away Scot-free.

With this simple thought now planted firmly in your mind, I offer you the following:

The Real Purpose of the Corporate Mainstream Media

It is for one reason that the corporate media exists today, pure news control - to spin the news any way they want, but more importantly, to hide the sins of the uber-rich and the corporate behemoths which they wield against society, those that suck it dry of all its resources and wealth, while helping to impoverish and oppress its people.

This is not a hollow charge by any means, but instead, a well documented indictment of a criminal cartel that has infiltrated our government and our overall society, operating against the best interests of "We the People."

But how could this happen, you ask.

How could anyone take over a republic and/or democracy without firing a single shot?

Well, first off, there have been shots fired throughout this whole takeover of the US, but the main key has always been, the media has been there along the way to tell the official story on how those shots should be perceived by the general public.

The media has indeed played an integral, key role in the undermining of this country.

The only way to take over a republic or democracy is to fool its people. The only way to fool the people is to steal their media, and that is precisely what has happened here in the US.

Little-Known US Media History That Makes all the Difference

1915... JP Morgan Jr. bought up the nation's top 25 newspapers with the sole purpose of controlling the US media. Congressman Oscar Callaway documented this in the official US record in 1917.

 

1917... The creation of the Committee on Public Information (CPI), run by George Creel. This organization was for the purpose of information dissemination. (news control, disinformation and propaganda)

 

1921... the infamous Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was formed by Edward Mandel House, with the sole purpose of undermining US sovereignty, by controlling both political parties, and the media as well.

 

1948... the CIA initiated Operation Mockingbird, employing over 400 US journalists and media members through the 50's, 60's, and 70's, in order to control US news. (exposed by the 1975 Church Commission)

 

Today... many of our mainstream media members belong to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a geo-political organization that, at best, is overtly involved in foreign relations control, and at the worst, covertly working for a one-world global government.


How could a sordid arrangement of big money and political power, coupled with society's news watchdog, possibly be good for the general public?

Do you really think you're getting the honest, unbiased truth from a media that embeds itself within an organization such as the CFR?


"History is written by the winners." —Napoleon Bonaparte

"History is written by the victors." —Sir Winston Churchill


This should cause anyone reading this to have immediate reservations regarding the integrity and purpose of the corporate mainstream media, because belonging to a geopolitical organization is strictly antithetical to the purpose of being a journalist.

Principles & Guidelines

On the very first day of broadcast school, we were told the Two Most Important Rules of Journalism:

  1. Always follow the truth, because the truth is the story.
  2. NO entangling alliances that prevent you from following rule #1.

These are undeniably the two most important of all to adhere to, however, there are a few more rules than just those to follow in the course of professional and ethical journalism.

We all understood what that meant back then, on that first day of broadcast school, about staying independent, with no entangling alliances... but apparently, sadly enough, some have forgotten those first two simple rules and lost their integrity along the way, in their drive to the top. 

That's what the inside of the corporate media is like. Everyone wants to get to the top, and most generally do whatever they can to get to the top - to make it to a top ten market where the big money and the fame are at. In their myopic quest to reach "the big time," people are obviously quite willing to part with their scruples in order to be another face on TV, or a name in print, or a voice on the radio.

To make this situation worse, the media self-glorifies itself, presenting an egotistical allure to a naive and gullible public. A communications education and an FCC first class license are no longer the norm, nor are they even required these days. Any doofus or bobblehead off the street can be in the media nowadays, so long as you can type well, kiss ass, and follow orders. Reading a teleprompter is a plus!

Media Whores

Today, being a media figure has become a perversely revered societal status symbol, engineered upon fallible people of eqo, insecurity, and shallow moral aspirations. Not a good combination for a 4th estate guardian of our liberty and freedoms.


"The victor always writes the history, and they continue to do so each and every day because they own the multi-billion dollar corporate media machine."


For some, anything goes in their drive to the major markets. Compromises are too easily made, especially when accepting an invitation to join a nefarious group such as the CFR. Shockingly enough, this is now a common practice today, and one that is a 100-percent conflict of interest. That tells you what their impetus was for getting into broadcasting.

There are two types of people in the broadcasting industry... those that want to be real journalists, and those who want to be a "TV star." Those that join the CFR couldn't possibly have an interest in real journalism, due to all the nefarious and unscrupulous connections that organization has ever been associated with, and still is. For any journalist to be involved with the CFR is an undeniable career oxymoron, due to the extreme dichotomy of interests and obligations involved in such an alignment.

Personally, this author equates media whores who join the CFR, the exact same as...

  • Cops who are crooked and on the take.

  • Politicians who align with corporate interests.

  • Priests who are pedophiles and prey upon young boys.

In each of these instances of moral depravity you have two things that clearly do not belong together. Not only do you have professions that are not doing their prescribed duty - they are literally doing the opposite of their duty!

Ergo, there is no difference between media members in the CFR and those on the short list above, pedophiles included.

So, when you see the list of media members farther below, those who have accepted invitations into the CFR, you will know for sure who isn't a true journalist. You will know for sure who the true traitors are to their profession, and as a result, to this country.

Eager to Serve or Serving Ego

Quite sadly, too many who embark on the path are easily blinded by the glitter and bright lights of the industry, and they quickly get lost in their climb to the top. Like the moth to the flame, the lure of the bright media lights is unfortunately just too hypnotic and mesmerizing for some, and as a result, too many often sacrifice their moral ethics and principles just to bask in the radiance of its spotlight, and the warm glow of public adoration.

In short, the industry draws an enormous amount of overblown egos who have a depreciated set of moral values and questionable integrity.

Media members who join the CFR fit this category.

Let me make one other distinction with the corporate media... those that joined Operation Mockingbird for the CIA often did so because they thought they were doing a patriotic thing, (because the CIA would never lie or use them, right?) but... where is the rationale for accepting an invitation into the CFR? There can be no claim of "patriotic effort" there.

That relationship is nothing more than blatantly crawling into bed with the wrong people.

Personal Experiences

Now, let me digress a moment and share a little from my own personal experiences. I started my broadcast career in tiny Bethany, Missouri in the late 1970's, and then worked my way to San Francisco, California in the 80's and 90's, the #4 market in the country. It took a lot of personal effort and hard work, however, I also had influential industry contacts and will readily admit that did help me immensely. As the old saying goes, to get to the top, it does help to know someone.

All of the broadcast professionals that I knew very much relied on this principle as well, and would continually work at developing new industry contacts. In a nutshell, it was just simple "networking." You utilized the phone for hours during the week, trying to make new contacts within the industry, while also solidifying valued existing contacts. You had to do that because of the nature of the game - it's a dog eat dog world in the upper tiers of the corporate media, and anyone will take your job for less money just to initially get their foot through that lucrative corporate broadcast door.

With all of that said, never once did I have to join an unsavory organization in order to get to the top. If you wanted to rub elbows in the industry, you did that by attending the numerous annual broadcast conventions and conclaves. None of the people that I personally knew ever joined the CFR to get ahead in broadcasting, yet today, most every notable news anchor and budding reporter is willing to join that invitation-only fraternity, with the hopes of gaining their own new influential contacts, to possibly help promote and move their careers along.

Here's the gigantic difference though... these unscrupulous news "whores" are rubbing elbows, and other body parts, with the wrong people, because those are the same people they're supposed to be covering as part of their job.

That's an irrefutable conflict of interest.

Conflicting Interests

What is really perverted in all of this is the cold hard fact that the FCC will revoke your broadcast license and throw you in jail for taking corporate record-label payola (pay-to-play records), yet somehow... the news media is allowed to embed itself within an organization of big $$$ corporate executives, CEO's, judicial officials and politicians... the very people that they're supposed to be covering to begin with, as part of their job as media watchdogs.

Yeah... noooo conflict there, right?

So, with all of this said, once again I ask you... why would any reputable news journalist compromise their highly valued journalistic integrity, to become involved in an organization that they should be wary of to begin with, one that they should be covering as a potential story subject instead, without the personal bias of an entangling alliance?

Let me answer that question myself, if I may, with a nod to comedian Lewis Black, "because they're not @#%* reputable journalists!"

You can see the names for yourself, right on the CFR website. Thankfully, they are actually quite short-sided in allowing such a blatant public exposure. Some names are kept hidden from the public, but for now, the list is still long and voluminous. (Including a Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Try to figure the moral or professional ethics in that one out.)


"Without the huge green curtain for the wizard to hide behind, none of the crimes of state in the last century would have gone unpunished."  

This unprofessional relationship between the media and the CFR is most unethical. There is no tenable argument as to why such an affiliation is necessary to the media.

CFR and CIA

The entwinement of the corporate media and CFR also supports the fact that former CIA Director William Colby once admitted, "the CIA owns anyone of any consequence in the mainstream media."

Taking into account what has already been revealed about Operation Mockingbird, it's clear that Colby was not exaggerating.

So, as you can probably already tell, just from this short introductory dissertation, there is much that most people have no clue about regarding the mainstream media.

I cannot begin to tell you how many ego-oriented people populate the industry, most of them more than willing to sell their soul and read whatever is put in front of them on a teleprompter, just so they can be a media celebrity on TV, in print, or the radio.

It is a poor selection pool for a job with so much importance weighted to society, as the 4th estate watchdog over government, and the guardian of our freedoms.

With all of this said, it has to be emphasized that not all media members are part of the problem, but as the old saying goes, it only takes a few bad apples to spoil the proverbial barrel. The corporate hierarchy of the industry either filters out the good apples, or introduces the rotten ones.

More often that not, you will see in many cases where it is the local media that oftentimes reports a story, and then the national media avoids the story. In other cases history shows that the national media did actually address the story, but many times only because the story had already become public knowledge. They reacted as a means of damage control, as a way to manage the leak. When that happens, unsurprisingly, it's often a CFR reporter who delivers the official party line.

News control happens in many ways, and more often than not, right in front of your eyes. Once you begin to research and fact check on your own, this becomes glaringly apparent.

With all of this said, below are some searchable examples where the media has failed miserably in it's duties for "We the People."


A Short Primer on Media Control


Below Are Numerous Examples of 4th Estate Journalistic Failure

If the corporate media was truly all about telling you the truth, then why haven't they told you more about the following 33 things?
 

1) The 1975 Church Commission report exposing the real danger of the CIA. This highly damning report was the first to expose the dirty laundry of the CIA and its deep bag of dirty tricks, in particular, its assassination program, known as "Operation Phoenix," and its illegal operation on US domestic soil. The CIA was never tasked for domestic duty. That responsibility has always belonged to the FBI. The CIA was outed in this damning report for its political assassinations, as well as its illegal covert activities at home. Among its domestic programs was a covert plan called "Operation Mockingbird," which revealed the CIA's deep undercover connections within the US media. (see #19)

As a matter of fact, from 1946 through 1948, in just its first two years of existence, the CIA did as much to damage and undermine the country, as if we had lost the war. Some feel, as a result of post-war Nazi penetration into the US intel-infrastructure, that we did lose.

It is most interesting that the agency turned to George HW Bush in its darkest hour to lead the CIA out of the Church Commission's scorching spotlight. Bush has steadfastly claimed that he had no prior CIA involvement before becoming its director. Hard to believe the CIA would hire a rookie to lead the organization, at the one time when the agency had been caught with its hand in the dark-ops cookie jar. There is much evidence to show that Bush was indeed a longtime CIA asset, as early as the Bay of Pigs fiasco.

The "agency" is regarded by many as the most dangerous and despised organization on the face of the earth, and certainly the most damaging to the well-being of the US and world peace. Just listen to former FBI Director Ted Gunderson on the CIA.

Former president Harry Truman once said of the CIA, "I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo."

After the murder of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Truman wrote a public op/ed in the Washington Post one month later, on December 22, 1963, saying quite frankly in the letter, “I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency.”

This is but the tip of the iceberg as to why many question this nefarious organization.

2) The fake right-handed Osama bin Laden video, which purported to show Osama taking credit for 9/11. It was an obvious fake because his FBI wanted poster, and video records, all show Osama to be left-handed, yet the man in the alleged confession video gestured, drank, ate, and even wrote with his right hand. The NSA and media deliberately sold this obvious hoax.

3) The Persian Gulf War lie (1st Iraq war). The media sold the war, rather than question the story about Iraqi's kicking over Kuwaiti baby incubators. The girl who testified as an alleged eyewitness was actually the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador. The story about the babies was a deliberate lie, the brain-child of Washington DC PR firm Hill & Knowlton. CBS' 60-Minutes program reported on the story only after it became public. This story should have been uncovered much earlier, but the media failed in their due diligence to check into the false incubator reports.

4) The 2nd Iraq war was planned long before 9/11. Bush wanted war with Saddam Hussein. Weapons inspector Hans Blix was pulled from Iraq after finding no weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Joe Wilson and Scott Ritter also said no WMD, yet the US alleged that yellowcake uranium from Africa was being shipped to Iraq. No WMD were ever found. The US also tried to tie Saddam to 9/11, even though there were no ties. Years later, Bush admitted in a press conference that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, yet to this day a greater portion of the US populace still thinks Iraq was involved, proving that their pre-war brainwashing had worked perfectly, as planned.

5) The Kennedy assassination lone gunman myth. Despite the fact that the House Select Committee on Assassinations said in 1976 that there "was probable conspiracy" of more than one involved in President Kennedy's murder, and also the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., (see #32) the mainstream corporate media still continually regurgitates the Warren Commission lie that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone conspirator and gunman. The Warren Commission was an outright fraud, and the addition by Johnson of former CIA director Allen Dulles, a man that Kennedy had fired over the Bay of Pigs, was the topper. The House Select Committee on Assassinations no longer gets talked about.

6) CIA document 1035-960. Speaking of the infamous Warren Commission, the media has never talked about this particular document, the instructions on how to combat doubters of the official Warren Commission report, and also how the media should cover it. It is from this specific document that the term "conspiracy theory" was born. This document is considered as a foundation for covering the sins of government.

7) Two ignored presidential warnings. Why didn't the media talk about the fact that TWO United States presidents tried to warn us of impending perils in the spring of 1963? Outgoing president and five-star general Dwight D. Eisenhower was warning the public to beware of the "military industrial complex." That alone should have raised a Spock eyebrow for some in the media, but then they totally ignored a very deliberate and calculated effort from President John F. Kennedy, informing them about criminal cabals and secret organizations that had infiltrated the government. Kennedy even went so far as to ask for their help in "alerting the American people." Instead, the media did nothing, proving that they were already in the fold of the CIA's Operation Mockingbird.

8) The Real Reasons for President Kennedy's Murder. Why doesn't the media talk about the fact that President Kennedy signed Executive Order 11110 in June of 1963, authorizing the US Treasury to start issuing silver backed certificates, directly challenging the Federal Reserve banking cartel? Why also have they ignored National Security Memorandum 273, written by McGeorge Bundy and placed into the official record immediately after Kennedy died. (Some have reported it was drafted the day before and placed into the record on the 22, although available docs show a date of the 26, but that is something that could have been amended afterward.) The new Memo 273 totally contradicted National Security Memorandum 263, which Kennedy put into the record himself earlier, on October 11, signaling his intentions to start pulling out of Vietnam. The media surely discovered this at some point, yet never said a word. (See: Final Report)
[This item was updated for accuracy 08/17/16]

9) The Project for a New American Century. Why doesn't the media talk about a group of men known as the PNAC, who published a document called "Rebuilding America's Defenses" in September of 2000, calling essentially for a world dominated by the US, while fostering the notion that a "new Pearl Harbor" was just what they needed to move their plan along much quicker. Those men would soon be given key influential posts within the Bush-Cheney administration. One year later, to the month, they received their new Pearl Harbor on September 11th. Since then, their plan has conveniently unfolded as laid out in their document. This group is also responsible for writing another infamous document, a companion piece that deals with the middle east, called "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm." Many in the PNAC are suspected of having dual nationality, to both Israel and the US, but with Israel as their first allegiance. After receiving much post-9/11 notoriety, the PNAC conveniently switched its name, in an effort to avoid further scrutiny, to the FPI (Foreign Policy Initiative).

10) The anthrax attacks were not acts of foreign terror, but instead were a domestic operation. The US government tried to convince everyone that the attacks were the work of terrorists, but once the anthrax was tracked back to a US military base, Ft. Detrick, the plan quickly shifted to blaming two innocent US scientists, independently of each other - first Steven Hatfill and then Bruce Ivins. Though both men long withheld their own individual innocence, the unwarranted public disgrace and humiliation took its toll on Ivins. He was said to have died from a Tylenol overdose - something not easy to do, and yet, somewhat easy to correct under proper emergency care. The government has now conveniently rested its case on Ivins, because a dead man can no longer deny false allegations.

11) The 9/11 attacks. This one is number "11" for a good reason. Why has the corporate mainstream media been so silent on 9/11, when there are numerous, glaring incongruities that raise obvious questions about the official story?

  • DOT head Norman Mineta testified before the 9/11 Commission that former Vice President Dick Cheney was tracking the incoming Pentagon object from well over 50 miles out, yet when asked by a young serviceman if the order still stands, Mineta said, "Cheney whipped his neck around and said, 'Of course the order still stands. Have you heard anything to the contrary?'" The object was not shot down, or even shot at, nor was any non-essential personnel evacuated from the Pentagon. Original reports said 184 died that day at the Pentagon. That number has since been revised down to 125.

  • President George W. Bush, the Commander in Chief, sat on his butt in a school classroom, even after his Chief of Staff Andy Card directly told him that, "A second tower has been hit. America is under attack."

  • Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld abandoned his post, which was directing the defense of this country, by instead running out onto the Pentagon lawn to assist in activities there that were A) already well covered to begin with, and B) not even remotely close to his official duties.

  • Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani publicly told ABC's Peter Jennings live on national television that he was forewarned that the towers were going to collapse. He then later denied ever saying this. Why?

  • The 9/11 Commission says it was set up to fail, but why would that ever interest a complicit, servile corporate media?

12) The Gulf of Tonkin attack never happened. The incident that President Johnson used to lead the US into Vietnam, a war that his predecessor, President Kennedy, was trying to lead us out of. Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, finally revealed before his death that the event had never happened. The Gulf of Tonkin was another false flag operation, and had been made up. It was all a ruse to get the US to war, so that the "military industrial complex" could reap huge profits, an issue that Kennedy's own predecessor, President Eisenhower had warned of earlier.

13) Transcelerate Biopharma. This bastard child of the pharmaceutical industry opened its doors in 2012, to absolutely no press scrutiny whatsoever. This company is propped up by the other big pharma corporations, each contributing to it financially. Those on the inside call it a "collaboration." This author chooses another C-word... "collusion." The railroad robber-barons were broken up because of a monopoly (Northern Securities Company Trust) in 1901 under the Sherman Antitrust Act, so how then does Transcelerate Biopharma even possibly exist? If rich railroad owners cannot collude together, how is it possible then for rich big pharma owners to do so? This corporation should have never been allowed in the first place. Reportedly, one of the first orders of business for Transcelerate Biopharma has been to work diligently to remove the adverse drug warnings from their television and radio commercials, because as big pharma says, people just don't want to hear that. This company operates at behest of the pharmaceutical industry as a whole, the number four largest industry in the world, behind banking (1), the military industrial complex (2), and oil & gas (3). Transcelerate Biopharma is a collusion of big pharma, and as a result, is a present danger to humankind and thus should be broken up under antitrust law.

14) Suicide is rising in the US. According to CDC statistics, suicide is on the rise in key older demos in the US, yet no one is saying anything about it. Perhaps the reason being is that "coincidentally," the dramatic rise in suicide just happens to coincide with a 400% increase in SSRI prescription drug use in the US. As an insult to injury, a new Department of Health and Human Services program called Healthy People 2020 has been enacted, with one goal being the identification of more potential Americans for SSRI drug use. This beneficial program for Big Pharma will thus perpetuate and exacerbate the suicide issue. The media isn't totally devoid of articles on the US epidemic of suicide, they're just not making the critical connection yet with increased SSRI, NDRI and SNRI psychotropic drugs, which carry the risk of suicidal thoughts as a primary side effect. One can only wonder if this isn't by deliberate devious design, to protect Big Pharma from liability and keep the American public in the dark on the dangers of these drugs..

15) The great American gun lie. This is probably one of the most egregious and transparent of all media lies. If you watch the mainstream corporate media, you would think we truly do have a gun problem, however... if you do your research, as the media has not, you will come across the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR), known as the authoritative source for crime and gun statistics in the US. When looking at those statistics, I can categorically say that the media is deliberately lying on this one, because the FBI shows that murder by gun has been cut in half, since 1993, despite the fact that gun ownership has increased exponentially. We have gone from 16,136 murders by gun in 1993, down to just 8,124 today. The death rate for murder by gun is a diminutive, paltry .003% of the country - not even 1%! The corporate media should be ashamed. Instead, they should be investigating the suspicious origin behind the recent spate of mass murders in this country. There is much evidence to suggest black-op programs behind these shootings, carried out by covert hit-squads with intel-agency backing. (See #16.)

16) Mass gun murders are black op attacks. The media has not done its due diligence on this issue as well, because in all cases, they claim that there was only ONE lone gunman for all of the major (highly suspicious) shooting sprees as of late in this country, however... eyewitness tell a whole different story. The Sikh Temple eyewitnesses from Wisconsin said that FOUR white men in black SWAT gear came in with submachine guns and just started shooting. In the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings, there were at least three people identified by witnesses inside the movie theater. At the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings, there were at least four people involved there as well, as revealed by emergency dispatch tapes and helicopter news video. Lastly, James Holmes was reported to be part of a Colorado University research group that dealt with mind control and creating super soldiers, linked to billionaire Philip Anschutz, who also just happens to be the largest theater owner in the world. The media totally ignored that. The reason for these black-op shooting sprees is to feign a gun issue in the US, so that guns can be restricted, and eventually taken away, as has happened in the UK and many other countries.

17) Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group. Formed in 1998, this group was comprised of Ashton B. Carter, John Deutch, and Philip Zelikow. Together, this trio wrote a highly questionable document called, "Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy." As if the title alone isn't enough to raise eyebrows, this document also referred to another "Pearl Harbor" event which would galvanize new anti-terrorism laws and increase public surveillance. Again, this was pre-9/11.

For the record, Ashton B. Carter is now the US Defense Secretary. John Deutch was also Secretary of Defense, and then later head of the CIA. Philip Zelikow, whose college thesis dealt with the manufacture and perpetuation of societal myths, was the head of the 9/11 Commission. An interesting trio to come together, back in 1998... talking about making terrorism a major component of national policy. This unreported coincidence regarding terrorism as a national policy, previous to 2001 and the resulting "War on Terror," is very telling and highly suspicious to many.

18) The CIA immediately supported & partnered with Nazi intelligence after WWII. Formed immediately after the war in 1946, one of the agency's very first unscrupulous efforts came with the recruitment of Nazi intelligence officers and scientists into the United States through Operation Paperclip, where known Nazi war criminals were kept from the Nuremberg trials and instead given sensitive positions here in the US within the defense and intelligence industry. It's extremely disturbing to understand that in it's very first year of inception, the CIA's first thought was, "Let's partner with the Nazis." Despite the fact that the US government was vilifying the Nazis as pure evil during and after WWII, they somehow saw fit to hastily employ them after the war. The CIA went a step further, by helping to establish and foster the infamous Gehlen Organization in Nazi Germany, an intelligence agency for the purpose of spying on the Russians. It reportedly became the BND, but many Nazi intelligence assets were absorbed into the CIA, which is a very disturbing fact to digest.

The following quote sums it up best regarding CIA affiliation with the Nazis:

"Hiring (Reinhard) Gehlen was the biggest mistake the US ever made. Our allies said, 'You are putting Nazis at the senior levels of your intelligence,' and they were right." -Victor Marchetti, CIA Veteran, former Chief of Soviet Strategic War Plans

Some would say that we never defeated the Nazis, because they have assimilated with us, just like the Borg from Star Trek lore. (See Truman's quote on regretting creation of the CIA.) Much of their perverted Nazi ideology has since taken strong root within America's intelligence and defense industry, as well as showing influence through post-war politics.

19) Takeover of the US media. Less than two years later, the CIA's next patriotic impulse to serve the nation was to overthrow the 4th estate, in essence, neutering democracy's watchdog for freedom through a covert plan to control the US media, known as Operation Mockingbird, whereby the CIA infiltrated the media and actively recruited American journalists for the purpose of spreading disinformation and propaganda, including legendary industry icons such as Walter Lippman, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite. These were the people Americans trusted most, yet they turned their back on the people and instead delivered the party line, rather than the truth. It was news control, plain and simple.

Mockingbird proved that our media had been infiltrated and co-opted by the CIA. So much for the 4th estate's ability to perform its job as the watchdog of our freedoms, and alert "We the People" to irresponsible, bad government. The program lasted for over three decades, and is rumored to still be active to this day, under a new designation and title. These findings were uncovered as part of the 1975 Church Commission Hearings on the CIA, but they were immediately covered up in 1976, by incoming CIA Director George HW Bush.

20) The 1993 World Trade Center Bomb was provided by the FBI. The New York times actually reported on this one, but the mainstream media has never touched this story ever again. That's because informant Emad Salam had said that the FBI provided a real bomb to Yamzi Yousef, and then let him set it off. The FBI was essentially controlling this alleged "sting" operation that got out of hand while under their control. The question that has remained all these years is... Why did the FBI provide a real bomb, instead of a fake? Watch what former FBI Director Ted Gunderson had to say about the 1993 WTC bombing.

21) The 1995 Oklahoma City bombing was a false flag. Explosives expert General Benton K. Partin testified that fertilizer bombs were not capable of the destruction seen at the Murrah federal building. Partin wrote to Senator Trent Lott: "The attached report contains conclusive proof that the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was not caused solely by the truck bomb. Evidence shows that the massive destruction was primarily the result of four demolition charges placed at critical structural points at the third floor level." Partin concluded, "It is my observation that the effort required to bomb the A. P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City pales in comparison with the effort to cover up evidence in Oklahoma and the media's withholding of vital information from the American people." Mysteriously, the office of the ATF did not show up for work that particular morning. As coincidence would strangely have it, many of the Whitewater and Clinton investigation files were stored in this federal building. The corporate media conveniently left all of this out of their reporting. (See also: A Noble Lie)

22) The healthcare debate was a scam. The entire healthcare fiasco was all about killing HR-676, a bill which was gaining support from both sides of the aisle, from Democrats and Republicans. The only ones not supporting it were the fat-cat insurance company owners, because HR-676 was going to turn back the clock, and make healthcare non-profit. The insurance industry did not want to lose the hundreds of billions they make each year, so they spent over $1-million dollars per day, just to obfuscate the facts and muddy the water with insane claims of "death panels." The tip off is the fact that HR-676 was never included as one of the five new healthcare plans proposed. It was all about "insurance care," not Obama-care.

For the record, HR-676 was free healthcare to all Americans, with no co-pay and no deductible, none whatsoever. You got to choose your own doctor, choice of hospital... everything about your healthcare, you got to choose. Instead, we have now all received worse healthcare insurance, but the health insurance industry got to reap the reward of 50-million new forced healthcare customers. Health insurance industry owners and executives should be indicted and imprisoned for this.

23) Toxic chemtrails in our sky. The US government has been spraying our sky with toxic chemicals since the mid 80's, for many different covert black-op applications, only one of which is an attempt to play God and control the weather as a tactical military warfare tool. (Russia and China are reported to be doing this as well.) There are also at least half a dozen other insidious applications for this aerial spraying technology. The primary elements known to be sprayed are aluminum (Alzheimer's), barium (blood pressure), strontium (carcinogen) and manganese (aggravated behavior), but that's just the tip of the chemical-cocktail, because there are many other chemicals being reported as well. It is a nano-sized particulate that is so tiny it can enter the nose and penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Note the fact that Alzheimer's has had a significant increase over the last two decades, as well as numerous new neurological disorders, not to mention an increase in cancer.

The US noticeably stepped up its aerial spraying program in the 90's, but since the millennium, they've gone absolutely bat-shit crazy. If you haven't noticed it by now, you're just not looking up enough. Many scientists and noted researchers all around the world are finding toxic chemicals in rain water, soil, and plant life. There are many environmental groups also lobbying Congress to have this secret program halted. Very tellingly, the national mainstream corporate media has said absolutely nothing about this. (see ChemSky.org for more info.)

24) The Federal Reserve is not federal. Over 100 years of a national lie that never receives the proper scrutiny from the corporate media. They willfully drone on for weeks about outrageous celebrity behavior, but when it came to the toppling of our economy, no one talks about the real elephant in the room. They speak of Federal Reserve policies, but no one dares speaks of its independence from government, nor its private ownership group that profits enormously at the nation's expense.

  • A central bank that has never had a full audit in over 100 years.

  • Two catastrophic depressions under their stewardship is just 79 years time.

  • The dollar has lost 95% of its value since the Federal Reserve took over

Other banks are audited regularly, but strangely enough, not the Federal Reserve bank, the one banking institution with larger money transfers than any other bank, yet they get no audit. One would think that after crashing the country's economy twice during their tenure, that they might receive at least one or two audits in over a century's time, but apparently this is not the case. The middle class is systematically being wiped out by the Fed.

As arrogantly stated by former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, "The federal reserve is an independent agency and that means basically that there is no other agency of government which can overrule actions that we take."

This is a huge fact that most Americans have absolutely no clue of, simply because the corporate media does not wish to talk about the private ownership of the Federal Reserve. The few people that do know are extremely upset over this little known American secret.

25) The War on Drugs is a lie. According to deceased journalist Gary Webb, formerly of the San Jose Mercury News, and deceased LA cop Michael Ruppert, the CIA runs most of the drug traffic in the US, as a means of obtaining unaccountable black operations money, and as a tool of social destabilization. The Iran-Contra Mena drug operation between Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton and U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been written about extensively by the independent press, but not the corporate mainstream press. This is a topic that has become taboo to the media, especially so after the alleged suicide of Webb, who was reported to have had two gunshot wounds to the back of his head.

26) The War for Drugs is real. The illegal, unprovoked war against Afghanistan is about more than just an oil pipeline to the Caspian Sea, and a lithium source to supply the west's battery needs. It is also undeniably about the illegal flow of opium and heroin. A check of Afghanistan's poppy production shows that it dropped to zero in 2001, right before the invasion form the west. Now, under the guardianship of the US and UK, opium and heroin production is at an all-time high in Afghanistan. To this day, rather than destroy the Afghan poppy fields, they are closely guarded by western troops from the US and UK.

27) The Libya War was all about $$$. Libya was illegally invaded through unprovoked war for more than one reason. One reason was that Muammar Ghaddafy had told the US that Libya would no longer accept Federal Reserve Notes (US dollar) in exchange for oil. Only the gold dinar would be accepted. The war was also about bringing Libya into the central bank system, and to murder Ghaddafy, the highly popular former leader of the African union. Libya had a better quality of life and higher standard of living than most nations of the world, including the US and UK. Ghaddafy was to receive a UN humanitarian award before he was brutally sodomized with a bayonet and murdered by US led forces. Curiously, before the war was over and before Ghaddafy was killed, a new central bank was mysteriously erected in Libya, along with a new oil ministry, all as the west wanted.

28) Origins of the unwarranted US Police State. According to the authoritative source for crime in the US, the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR), violent crime has been dropping for at least 40 years, with the biggest decrease coming during the 1990's. Despite the huge decrease in crime in the 90's, militarization of US law enforcement agencies (LEA's) strangely went up during the same time period. Another contrast is the rise in prison enrollment, despite a significant cut of nearly 50% in violent crime.

Three programs were developed solely to funnel military arms into US LEA's:

  • 1990... 1208 Program (State LEA's) [rolled into the 1033 program] George HW Bush

  • 1994... 1122 Program (State & local LEA's) [operates redundantly with 1033] Bill Clinton

  • 1997... 1033 Program (State & local LEA's) [operates redundantly with 1122] Bill Clinton

The false claim has been made that the billions of dollars spent on militarization of US police, at a time when violent crime was dropping, was allegedly due to the War on Drugs, however... the War on Drugs was never about fighting the neighborhood pot dealer with machine guns, grenade launchers and tanks. Since 9/11, more US citizens have been killed by police than all US soldiers killed in the illegal Iraq war. SWAT raids have increased from 300 per year in the 70's, to over 40,000 per year since 9/11. A US police state now exists, despite the fact that they may not be targeting you individually. What should worry you most are the newly increased ways and abilities given to LEA's to arrest you, post 9/11.

29) The War on Terror is pure bullshit. Numerous agencies are on record as stating that western policies towards the middle east actually create terrorism. Through the use of gutless unmanned drone aerial attacks, the US has killed hundreds upon hundreds of innocent civilians, even in an allied country such as Pakistan. The War on Terror is essentially a war on those countries resisting the new world order. (Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, etc.) Funny how George W Bush's "Axis of Evil" consists only of non-Rothschild banking states.

A Rand study concluded, after studying 648 terrorist groups between 1968 and 2006, that military operations against such groups are among the least effective means of success.

Moreover, “the use of substantial U.S. military power against terror groups also runs a significant risk of turning the local population against the government by killing civilians.”

The Rand reports concludes, the U.S. “war on terrorism” has been a failure, as it also said of the "war on drugs."

With its senseless drone bombing murders of hundreds of innocent citizens, the US is now fostering a climate of terrorist retaliation. The corporate media says little if nothing about the "collateral damage" done in the name of fighting the "War on Terror."

30) The Boston marathon bombing was a false flag. The presence of Craft Security and the missing backpack from one of their members is more than suspicious, considering the glaring fact that the missing Craft backpack is an exact match for the bomb backpack, yet the media has not mentioned the presence of Craft Security even once. Do a Google or Bing image search for Boston Marathon Craft Security and note the paramilitary dress of the individuals pictured, but more importantly, take note of the backpack comparisons. The fact that the corporate media has said nothing about the Craft presence is very interesting.

31) Proclamation 7463, a little known government state of emergency order (SOE). This is a continuation of the state of emergency order from the day after 9/11, still in effect to this very day. That's right, over 15 years of a State of Emergency in this country! WTF?

So ask yourself this question, why have both Bush and Obama continued to sign this "state of emergency" order, every single year since 9/11?

Are things really that bad and out of control here in the U.S. that a state of emergency needs to continue for over 15 freakin' years... or perhaps is Proclamation 7463 an integral component in changing the US government into something that "We the people" did not vote for?

The suspicion is, the former US government has been illegally done away with, along with our forefather's Constitution and its Bill of Rights, and replaced with a secret government, one that has been in the shadows for years, but has now taken center stage in the control of the United States.

So, what is the real truth behind Proclamation 7463?

Whatever the real story is, don't hold your breath waiting for the corporate media to tell you the real truth about this unlawful, treasonous, crippling decree upon the US.

32) Factions in the US government deliberately murdered Martin Luther King Jr., yet to this day, no one in the corporate media says a thing about history as it really happened. It's not conspiracy theory, because the 1976 House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) showed it was true. There was also the 1999 trial in which 70 witnesses testified regarding the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. It took the jury only one hour to deliver a guilty verdict against the United States government, yet not one word has ever been said by the corporate media about an orchestrated government effort to publicly kill a leading national civic leader. The history books to this day still say that it was James Earl Ray. (The one media outlet that did talk about this was RT)

33) HAVA is a proven fraud. The Help America Vote Act was all about doing just that, helping America vote, as in... casting as many votes as they want, whenever they want. Bev Harris of Blackbox Voting has proven this in the HBO documentary, Hacking Democracy. Software programmer Clint Curtis testified that Florida Congressman Tom Feeney paid him to write fraudulent code into touchscreen voting software to steal votes, yet the mainstream media has not reported this huge story that proves democracy's election system is rigged. See also the documentary, Murder, Spies & Voting Lies.
 


Sadly enough, these are but just a few of too many glaring examples that the media willfully and duplicitly ignores. Some of these stories were reported only once, and then they were buried, nevermore to be repeated or talked of again.

Now, a word on behalf of those who are not involved in the censorship:

There are indeed many good people in the media. Not everyone is a CFR member or part of the effort to keep Americans in the dark. What people need to understand is that like any other corporation, the media operates in a hierarchy, with reporters and on-air talent being only a tertiary portion of the media picture. The second part of the equation is the program directors, news directors, and consultants who steer and direct the talent. They in turn answer to the primary source of media power, the general manager, VP, president, and ownership.

  • General manager, VP, president, ownership

  • Program director, news director, consultants

  • Reporters, anchors, on-air talent

This is no different from any other corporate, government or military organization. They all have a hierarchy. I personally know reporters who have had stories turned back because those making the decisions said, "We're sorry, but we just can't run the story as is because corporate thinks it could be too litigious."

At that point, the story gets severely neutered and watered down, allegedly all in an effort to make it on-air or into print. If it still has too much uncomfortable content for those at the top, the story gets killed altogether. This happens more times than most have any idea of.

Whatever the reason, this is how news censorship today most generally happens.

In Summary

Any good journalist knows the real truth about what is happening in this country, from Kennedy's murder, to the fake Gulf of Tonkin attack which led us into the Vietnam War, to the horrific events of 9/11. The facts are out there. All they have to do is take a look. So, when they continue to remain silent, that says a lot  about their journalistic integrity.

They went to broadcast school too. They took journalism. They were taught how to ferret out a story... yet they refuse to do so in matters that mean the most to all of us.

Just like many rigged casino or carnival games which always allow a few winners in order to keep the illusion that the game is legitimate, the same idea holds true in the corporate media. Once in a great while there are a few epic disclosures of high crime, but seldom these days, if ever, do we receive anything that reaches the real $$$ power that sits behind the thrones of government.

As a running exercise, make a note the next time a family of uber-wealth gets indicted or arrested for something. Say maybe a Warburg, Rockefeller, Morgan, Sinclair, or even perhaps a Rothschild. Just don't hold your breath, waiting for white-collar high crime to be prosecuted the same way that regular blue-collar crime gets prosecuted.

The bottom line is this... the mainstream media (MSM) has proven time and time again that they are not giving us the real story, and as a result, they cannot be trusted. The corporate media is the property of the ultra-rich, a bought-and-paid-for tool for them.

Because of this, many people consider members of the media to be, for all intents and purposes, traitors to our country and significant accessories to high crime, and as such, should also be held accountable when the truth that they've omitted finally comes out.

They are not only traitors to the people they are supposed to help protect, but also traitors to their profession. They are disgraces of the worst kind, pretending to inform the public, all the while deceiving it.

As a result, you need a careful, discerning approach when receiving information from such a controlled media cartel that is purposefully and deliberately working to deceive you. With today's engineered, controlled press, you most certainly need to know how to separate the wheat from the chaff, in order to gain even a glimpse of what is really going on.

The next time the media explains why we need to go to war, or the specific reasons for a domestic terror attack, perhaps you will rightfully think twice before accepting what is very likely a contrived and concocted explanation, as opposed to the real truth.

It is an understatement to say that the corporate media is the enabler of high crime in this country. They are the essential key tool in controlling public perceptions, while contributing directly to its overall collective ignorance.

They need to be held accountable for their servile complicity, as accessories to crime.

To learn more about the corrupt, corporate mainstream media, please see the following article links and the video posted below on this page.

Please bookmark this website, and then tell a friend. The people need to know.

 

 
 
 

 

A Complicit and Servile Media

The 4th Estate Has Failed "We the People" Quite Miserably

 
 

A Consolidated Media

Media Control Has Become a Dangerous Monopoly

 

 
 

The Big Six

The Entire US Media is Controlled by Half a Dozen Men

 

 

Six CEO's tell you what news is, and what isn't.

Once you begin to note all the stories that the corporate media has hidden over the years, you soon realize the media is corrupt. They have perpetrated the worst fraud ever, lying to the American people about the state of their Republic/Democracy. Not only have they committed fraud, but they also have, for all intents and purposes, committed treason.

Under US racketeering laws, it is a most reasonable assertion that the corporate media is accountable as accessories to the crimes they've been covering up all these years. As a direct result, they are 100% liable for these same crimes, and thus are rightly subject to the same criminal prosecution as their extremely-wealthy billionaire owners.

 
 

JP Morgan Buys Top 25 Newspapers

Congressman Oscar Callaway Documents in the Official US Record

 

From the US Congressional Record

February 9, 1917, Vol. 54, pp. 2947-48

 

J.P. Morgan Interests
Buy 25 of America's Leading Newspapers
and Insert Editors

U.S. Congressional Record February 9, 1917, page 2947

Congressman Calloway announced that the
J.P. Morgan interests bought 25 of America's leading newspapers, and
inserted their own editors, in order to control the media.


The CHAIRMAN: The Chair will recognize the gentleman from Texas, a member of the [defense appropriations] committee.

Mr. CALLAWAY: Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent to insert in the Record a statement that I have of how the newspapers of this country have been handled by the munitions manufacturers.

The CHAIRMAN: The gentleman from Texas asks unanimous consent to extend his remarks in the Record by inserting a certain statement. Is there any objection?

Mr. MANN: Mr. Chairman, reserving the right to object, may I ask whether it is the gentleman's purpose to insert a long list of extracts from newspapers?

Mr. CALLAWAY: No; it will be a little, short statement not over 2 ½ inches in length in the Record.

The CHAIRMAN: Is there any objection?

There was no objection.

Mr. CALLAWAY: Mr. Chairman, under unanimous consent, I insert into the Record at this point a statement showing the newspaper combination, which explains their activity in the war matter, just discussed by the gentleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. MOORE]:

“In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, ship building and powder interests and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press in the United States.

“These 12 men worked the problems out by selecting 179 newspapers, and then began, by an elimination process, to retain only those necessary for the purpose of controlling the general policy of the daily press throughout the country. They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. The 25 papers were agreed upon; emissaries were sent to purchase the policy, national and international, of these papers; an agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.

“This contract is in existence at the present time, and it accounts for the news columns of the daily press of the country being filled with all sorts of preparedness arguments and misrepresentations as to the present condition of the United States Army and Navy, and the possibility and probability of the United States being attacked by foreign foes.

“This policy also included the suppression of everything in opposition to the wishes of the interests served. The effectiveness of this scheme has been conclusively demonstrated by the character of the stuff carried in the daily press throughout the country since March, 1915. They have resorted to anything necessary to commercialize public sentiment and sandbag the National Congress into making extravagant and wasteful appropriations for the Army and Navy under false pretense that it was necessary. Their stock argument is that it is 'patriotism.' They are playing on every prejudice and passion of the American people.”

 

This was also documented in the New York Times, on February 14, 1917, in an article that was titled...

 
"FOR PRESS INVESTIGATION: Moore Asks Inquiry Into Charges on Preparedness Campaign"
 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.-- A demand for an investigation of charges printed in the Congressional Record by Representative Oscar Callaway of Texas, a pacifist Democrat, that “the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel shipbuilding, and powder interests” had purchased control of twenty-five great newspapers to further the preparedness campaign, was made in the House today by Representative J. Hampton Moore, a Pennsylvania Republican.

Mr. Callaway’s speech, as inserted in The Record charged: “In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding and powder interests, and their subsidiary organizations got together twelve men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select from the most influential papers in the United States in sufficient numbers of them to control generally the policy of the daily press of the United States. They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of twenty-five of the greatest newspapers. [An] editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers. The policy also included the suppression of everything in opposition to the wishes of the interests served." ... (Read more)

MediaDeceit: The NY Times headline is very misleading because it does not give the proper context of the story. While the Preparedness Campaign was indeed a large part of the reason to buy into the media, in order to push the US into WWI, the headline did not do justice to the primary gist of the article, which was the newspaper takeover. The people of the time were very wary and resistant of the ultra-wealthy's effort to push the US into war through their preparedness propaganda, so the paper deceitfully placed its headline focus on that aspect instead, rather than the true nature of Callaway's charge, which was a US newspaper takeover. Perhaps it's because the New York Times was one of those top 25 newspapers that was bought up or bought into.

The buy-up of the newspapers was carried out for two primary reasons. The first was to control the news after the 1913 takeover of the US currency system by the Federal Reserve cartel. Public sentiment at the time was bitter towards the "money trust," those of great wealth - the robber barons and magnates of industry, such as Morgan, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and their peers (those behind the Federal Reserve). The second reason for the buy-up was to push an isolationist nation into a European war, through the ultra-wealthy's preparedness movement campaign. The ultra-rich were pushing for the US to enter the war. Controlling the press only helped to further perpetuate their propaganda for US war involvement.

 
 

An Unethical Affiliation

This Is How We're Sold False Weapons of Mass Destruction, Etc.

 

 
Today, many major network news anchors are members of the CFR, a huge conflict of interest.
 
This is an unethical, egregious violation of the #2 rule of journalism, "no entangling alliances."
 
Sadly, this should be all you need to know about the integrity of the corporate mainstream media.
 
TV Anchors and Reporters in the CFR:
 
 

 
Print journalists and columnists in the CFR:
 
Walter Lippman (Chicago Daily News) was also a CFR member.
This is just a cursory glance at the CFR roster. Don't think for one minute that this is the complete list. There are indeed more media members in the CFR, not to mention other noted dignitaries, including politicians, district judges, and even a Supreme Court judge, Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
(This list will be added to...)

 
 
  "About a third of the whole CIA budget went to media propaganda operations... We're talking about hundreds of millions of dollars a year just for that... close to a billion dollars are being spent every year by the United States on secret propaganda." —Testimony of William Schapp to Congress  
     
  "The CIA owns anyone of any consequence in the mainstream media." Former CIA Director, William Colby  
 
 

This was an illegal news control program initiated by the Office of Special Projects (Soon afterwards renamed as the Office of Policy Coordination - OPC) This was under the direct auspices of the CIA. Its purpose was to recruit US news media members for the purpose of disinformation and propaganda.

Over 400-plus top US journalists and media were reported to be involved with Operation Mockingbird. Estimates say over 3,000 people were part of US disinformation and propaganda n the 50's, 60's and 70's.

If they had that many journalists and media members back then, at its early inception, how many do you suppose that they have now? Don't think that Operation Mockingbird ended. It just changed names.

Notable Historic Journalistic "Icons of Integrity" in Operation Mockingbird:

  • Walter Cronkite (CBS)
  • Edward R. Murrow (CBS)
  • Walter Lippmann (Chicago Daily News)
  • Philip Graham (Washington Post)
  • William Paley (CBS)
  • Henry Luce (Time Magazine and Life Magazine)
  • Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times)
  • Helen Rogers Reid (New York Herald Tribune)
  • Dorothy Schiff (New York Post)
  • Alfred Friendly (managing editor Washington Post)
  • Barry Bingham (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  • James S. Copley (Copley News Services)
  • Joseph Alsop (Syndicated columnist 300 newspapers)
  • Stewart Alsop (New York Herald Tribune)
  • Ben Bradlee (Newsweek, Washington Post)
  • James Reston (New York Times)
  • C. D. Jackson (Time Magazine)
  • Walter Pincus (Washington Post)
  • Walter Winchell (New York Daily Mirror)
  • Drew Pearson (Chicago Daily News)
  • William Allen White (Chicago Daily News)
  • Edgar Ansel Mowrer (Chicago Daily News)
  • Hal Hendrix (Miami News)
  • Whitelaw Reid (New York Herald Tribune)
  • Jerry O'Leary (Washington Star)
  • William C. Baggs (Miami News)
  • Herb Gold (Miami News)
  • Charles L. Bartlett (Chattanooga Times)
  • James Truitt (Life magazine)
  • Russell Wiggins (Washington Post)
  • Phil Geyelin (Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post)
  • John Hayes (Screenwriter)
  • Alan Barth (Washington Post)

This is but only a partial listing of news traitors. The list is obviously much longer than this.

Author Nina Burleigh, who wrote A Very Private Woman, (1998) revealed that journalists would write specific articles that were commissioned by CIA operative Frank Wisner. The journalists would be provided with, what they were told was "classified information," to help them write their articles.

I had heard rumors in broadcasting that the government would pay off your student loans if you were willing to be a government operative. At the time I found it somewhat incredible to believe, but now, it seems quite obvious. This is one of the primary incentive tools used to recruit young professionals.

Clearly Operation Mockingbird did not die in 1976. It was more than likely re-continued under a new name, because as recent as 2014, the CIA was once again caught with their hand in the media cookie jar.

LA Times Reporter (and 6 Other Reporters) Caught Falsifying Articles with CIA 

So, for those who don't think that the CIA still has an active hand in the mainstream corporate media, they are clearly and tragically mistaken, as evidenced above.

Sad as it may be to admit for some, the current corporate media no longer acts as the 4th estate watchdog over democracy and freedom. Instead, it now hinders freedoms and hampers the truth. That is a perversion of ethics which no longer makes it a journalistic endeavor. Once the government becomes involved, it becomes more disinformation and propaganda than actual news. (Many examples are previously noted above.)

If indeed this pisses you off and makes you angry, then do something about it. Call your elected representatives and bitch loudly and profusely until they get the message. Let them know that such an intelligence overreach is nothing more than criminal activity and is not acceptable, nor tolerated, in a true republic and/or democracy.

Most of all, talk! Tell everyone you know, what you know. Spread the truth... the media is not to be trusted.

Until more people understand that our "free press" was co-opted long ago by the CIA, they will continue to be fooled through an endless stream of disinformation, propaganda and lies, such as yellow cake uranium, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorist anthrax attacks here at home, to name but just a few. (Some just might want to revisit that CIA sanctioned "official version" of 9/11 as well. Just sayin.)

The FBI and the Mainstream Media

Impersonating the Media Just Became Legal for the FBI

 
Reporters Committee Troubled by FBI's Stance on Impersonating Journalists
Reporter's Committee, RFCP.org

Press Release | September 15, 2016

David Boardman, chairman of the steering committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, issued the following statement today related to a report by the Department of Justice's Inspector General on the FBI's impersonation of journalists:

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is deeply troubled by today’s disclosure in a report from the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General that the FBI believes that there is a place in this country for federal agents to impersonate journalists. Such a policy can seriously damage both the public's trust in its free press and the ability of journalists to hold government accountable. We urge the Justice Department to take seriously the need for reform and the importance of protecting the integrity of the newsgathering process.


US Govt Just Legalized Operation Mockingbird — FBI Can Now Impersonate the Media
TheFreeThoughtProject.com, by Claire Bernish - September 22, 2016

FBI agents conducting undercover investigations have now been given the green light to impersonate journalists, the Justice Department determined last week — effectively legalizing the government’s most notorious propaganda program, Operation Mockingbird.

Last Thursday, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General published what’s become the subject of outrage for journalists, civil and constitutional rights advocates, and legal experts — “A Review of the FBI’s Impersonation of a Journalist in a Criminal Investigation.” .... (Read more)


Ed Note: The latter article (US Govt Just Legalized Operation Mockingbird) is a good read, but not entirely accurate in its depiction, primarily because a key distinction needs to be made... that Operation Mockingbird was an infiltration of the media, while the FBI revelation was an impersonation of the media. Both are bad, but they are two wholly different things. The CIA's Operation Mockingbird was an ongoing campaign that delivered news to the people on a daily basis, while the FBI issue is more related to the fraudulent misuse of media credentials to gain media access into private entities for secret domestic intelligence gathering. Again, both are bad and are egregious government misuses of the media.

The Myth of Journalistic Objectivity

James Corbett on the False Assumption of a Fair & Balanced Media

 


As always, Corbett is spot on with this report on the corporate mainstream media whores and their influence upon society.
See also this report from James on current media bias and its role in instigating rumors and fomenting public division.

The Science of Attacking Truth

Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson (former CBS) Reveals Tactics

 


Astroturf campaigns are false fronts, appearing to be grass roots, when in fact they are only for disruption and disinformation.

Controlling the Chat

A New Tool of Deceit - Government Multi-Persona Chat Software

 


One government employee at a keyboard can be dozens of people in a chat or forum, at the same time.

 

Controlling & Influencing the Conversation

 

A most insidious government tool has been created for controlling cyberspace chats. Take a look into the government's invention of multi-persona chat software. It is through this type of software that they can dominate chats and forums, with one person assuming multiple-personas, pretending to be many different people, while deliberately skewing the debate. This ruse is purposefully meant to give the reader the false inference that their personal feelings and ideas are not in line with the norm of current society.

This is very much akin to something I like to refer to as the "audience effect." Many TV shows have employed audiences over the years, but few people have ever considered why they are there to begin with. When the populace applauds something en masse, it is a social reinforcer to others watching at home that this is surely an accepted norm of society. The audience acts as a very powerful social conditioning reinforcement tool.

What people need to understand is that the audience is also being directly influenced, by the brightly lit "applause sign," or off-camera production assistants who direct and coax the audience.

The multi-persona chat software operates much the same way as the audience effect, by giving people the false impression that the current chat audience feels differently than they do, and that their views are perhaps out of the norm, when in fact the exact opposite is entirely true. Influencing and controlling public opinion is what it's all about.

Consider This Quote:

John Swinton on the Press

 

“There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

-John Swinton, former managing editor, New York Times (and New York Sun)

"The news and truth are not the same thing." —Walter Lippmann
 
"We tell the people what they need to know, not what they want to know."

—Frank Sesno, CNN News          

 
"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising."

—Rubin Frank, former president NBC News      

 

The Creature from Down Under

How a Foreign National was Allowed to Buy Into the US Media

 

Foreign ownership of US media has been a restricted privilege since the Communications Act of 1934. The idea has always been quite simple to grasp, you simply do not allow another nation to propagandize your country, or to stir the populace into believing their living conditions might be unfair.

News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch skirted the broadcast rules for network ownership, undermining the intent by simply broadcasting short of the required air-time in order to legally be considered a true network. With that, the Australian media mogul had successfully infiltrated the US market through the back door, and FOX Television was born.

In hindsight, the advent of FOX TV brought a marked moral downgrade in television programming to the US. In doing so, FOX set a new bar for programmers, quite literally lowering the morality standards for language, sex and violence, a concept that other network executives were quick to embrace.

Youth oriented programming was arguably the most extreme, based on rebellious, anti-parent characters, and laden with sexual innuendo and double entendre, as well as an overdose of sophomoric, juvenile humor.

The Influence of FOX on US Television:

  • The Simpson's
  • Married with Children
  • Beverly Hills 90210
  • American Idol
  • Reality shows (COPS...)
  • Right-wing Conservative spun news

FOX News made just as big of an impact, if not worse, in presenting news with an obvious biased political slant. It was the first time such a contradiction to "news" programming had ever been presented to US TV viewers.

Another new deliberately programmed element was the incorporation and blatant over-posturing of patriotic flags, and the red, white and blue All-American theme, inferring that a network wholly owned by a foreign entity, was all about US patriotism. Many people naively bought into the ruse, hook, line, and sinker.

American TV network programming has never been the same since the advent of FOX television.

Rupert Murdoch's media foray into America has imposed a threatening stable of acquisitions upon the US, from FOX, the New York Post, HarperCollins, Barron's, Marketwatch, the Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal, to DirecTV, of which he recently sold to AT&T.

Murdoch once said that corporate ownership will soon be boiled down to just three owners, and that he would be one of them.

 

 

How FOX and the Corporate Media Censor

Good Reporters Feel the Heavy Hand of Corporate Pressure

 

 
 

Shocking But True Examples of TV News Control

Proof That Our News "Readers" Are Nationally Scripted

 

This should be all the proof you need that our bobblehead TV news readers are all nationally scripted.
Sadly, there is no more news investigation. News reporters have been replaced with news "readers."

Hopefully you can see how this can new arrangement can lead a nation astray, because the clueless news readers are no longer invested in the story. They simply read what someone else tells them, without ever checking for sources and facts, the number one rule in journalism.

There was a term in the news business that always frightened me. It was called "Rip & Read." The term was coined to describe a lazy news reporter who did nothing more than rip copy off a news teletype service (AP, UPI) and then read it verbatim, without any fact or source checking first.

As you can see from the examples below, "Rip & Read" has now become the norm for corporate news broadcasting, and thus a grave danger to a self-professed open society that prides itself on the dissemination of truthful information. (News wires such as AP, UPI and Reuters are huge concerns because of this no-check news mentality. This is another way that news control is possible.)
   

Shameless examples of US "news readers" at work. This is absolutely pitiful, and it happens every single day.

 
 

Shadows of Liberty

Documentary Film Details How Corporate Control of Media Erodes Press Freedoms

 

 
 

Perhaps the Greatest Threat to News: The VNR

Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse

 


It's Not Real News, it's "PR & Propaganda"

What Are Video News Releases (VNR's)?

VNR's are pre-packaged "news" segments and additional footage created by broadcast PR firms, or by publicists within corporations or government agencies. VNR's look and sound like independently-gathered reports, but are designed to promote the products, services, public image and/or point of view of the client(s) who funded them. Broadcast PR firms freely provide VNR's to television newsrooms, and often contact newsrooms to encourage them to include the segments in their programs. ... (Read more here)

Too many broadcast outlets now run VNR's in the daily newscasts. This is NOT journalism! It's blatant PR.

 
 

The Tools Used to Program You

Every Single Human Should Know About These Principles

 


As a program director, I read everything that I could regarding influence upon the human mind, so as to better understand the nature of choice and how people are influenced in making choices for themselves.

My first foray into the ideals and principles of human influence came in broadcast school, through classes on advertising, but my first passion came from reading two books, "Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind," and "Marketing Warfare," both co-authored by Al Ries and Jack Trout. Together, they opened up a whole new science of human psychology for me that I never knew existed, and one that most people still have no clue of to this day.

There is a reason why you don't know these things, because higher powers do not want you to know them. If you did, they would quickly lose their power over you. It's as simple as that.

My interest as a program director was never with malevolent intent. I studied influences to the human mind only to better understand how and why people make their choices in life. As I moved through the broadcast universe, I later became exposed to Frank Luntz, a very highly regarded media consultant, before selling out to the RNC. He helped further the art of positioning in broadcasting, before moving on to politics.

After devouring everything I could from these people, I then started to look beyond, to see what else was out there. I was quite literally stunned with what I found... an entire universe of already established human conditioning and social engineering, all quite well documented from the 1800's to the early-mid 1900's.

  • Gustave LeBon ... control of the crowd

  • Wilfred Trotter ... herd mentality

  • Ivan Pavlov ... conditioning

  • Ivy Lee ... public relations

  • Edward Bernays ... subconscious desire

  • Solomon Asch ... conformity experiments

  • Stanley Milgram ... reaction to authority

  • Al Ries ... positioning

  • Jack Trout ... positioning

  • Frank Luntz ... reframing

  • Clotaire Rapaille ... cultural imprinting

These are but just a few of those who have made a significant impact on social and human conditioning. They are considered the foundation and pillars of modern advertising and marketing... or viewed in another context, the architects of propaganda and disinformation.

The first influences came from Gustave Le Bon, who wrote The Crowd, published in 1895. This was required reading for the ultra-rich and those with aspirations of power at the turn of the century. It quickly became a cornerstone of government, state intelligence agencies, corporations, and the media... and mankind has been oppressed ever since.

Adolph Hitler and Joseph Goebbels were two of those who were greatly influenced by the writings of Le Bon. Through his precepts, they were able to beguile an entire nation.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” —Joseph Goebbels

Hitler and Goebbels were also big fans of Edward Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud. Bernays is credited, along with Ivy Lee, as being a founding pioneer of modern advertising. Bernays came up with the term Public Relations. He literally wrote the book on Propaganda, which he actually published in 1928.

Again, these were all well established psych-principles in the early to mid 1900's. One can only shudder to think about how far they have gone with human conditioning since that time.

Since its introduction, advertising in itself has become a somewhat contentious and controversial topic for many people. Some simply refer to is as, lying with a smile on your face.

Sadly, these human coercion principles have moved beyond advertising, into politics and government.

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." —President George W. Bush

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on." —President George W. Bush

The bottom line is this... humans are far more fallible than most people have any clue of, and more than we as a species would probably like to admit. The secret to influencing and conditioning humans is staggering in its simplicity and ease of deployment, and more so in its astounding effectiveness.

Human conditioning has been around for 120 years now, yet it is a science that is still developing.

Today, through the collection of computer data, social media, and smart-phones, a new leap into the human subconscious is being made that will carry with it the ability to enslave mankind forever, without its being any the wiser. The biggest discoveries into the human subconscious are literally being made today, and that is why I have grave concerns for tomorrow. ( See: Data-Mining the Public | What is SWS? | Main Core )

The science of human conditioning and behavior control (see also MKULTRA) is undeniably a clear and present danger to man, and arguably one of the most dangerous threats to mankind and society.

I remember the first time I ever sat "behind the glass" during a focus group session, from behind the mirror. I was in awe that night as I watched from that private one-way window. I was amazed at what you could learn just from watching how people reacted to the questions, to each other, and then to see how they were influenced in their responses.

I distinctly remember thinking to myself back then, what a powerful tool all of this could be to help shape society with, but then my next immediate thought was, what if it ever fell into the wrong hands?

Little did I know at the time, that my fear had already become a reality, many decades before.

Our station ran its own in-house research department, staffed by a group of 20 people that made hundreds of calls each night to do custom out-source polling in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. In a sea of over 7-million people at that time, when it came to people's perceptions in the Bay Area, whatever we wanted to know, we could easily find out through our own research department. That was normal business at that corporate level. All other large corporate media outfits did (and still do) the exact same thing.

Now... the real frightening thing is, this type of research does not just take place in the media alone.

Our government and its intelligence agencies all employ extensive research against "We the People." The ultra-rich who control this world, and their fortune-500 corporations, all do the same as well. They know exactly what hot-buttons to push in order to invoke a reaction from society, or conversely, when to offer a distraction to society instead.

The media and the government know more about us than we do, and that's a very scary thought. Some might think that's an exaggeration, but I promise you, it is not. Because of human research such as this, they literally know when we're going to zag, before we even zig. (Again, see: What is SWS?)

That's an uncomfortable thought.

You should be terrified of that potential in the hands of a bad government.

We were doing research like this in the 80's and 90's, so imagine how much more they can learn now, coupled with all of the social media, the web and instant internet feedback. I shudder to think what they know.

Since these human conditioning secrets were first learned and used, many researchers contend that society has now taken a turn for the worse. Instead of helping mankind, they are being used to exploit and oppress it.

The only way to make yourself invulnerable to these techniques is to learn about them. Once you understand how they're trying to influence you, to steer you, then and only then will you have the full ability to fight back.

Please take note of the psychological experts noted above and please do some reading on your own. Take the time to give yourself the education that the powers that be (TPTB) don't want you to have. They surely don't want you to know these things, because then it will only be much harder for them to fool you in the future.

Without knowledge of these well documented social conditioning tools, people literally have no chance to defend themselves against those who do know and are trying to improperly influence them.

Learn about how you are secretly programmed and controlled, and you can break the chain of servitude.

 
 

The Tools Used to Understand You

Perceptual Research and the Focus Group

 



The Tool of Mass Control: The Focus Group

Americans would be shocked if they only knew how easily they can be controlled and steered en masse.

Many people scoff at the notion that individuals or entire populations can be influenced or controlled, but they would be sadly mistaken because they have no understanding of the research tools available to those who study the human animal. We are indeed far more predictable than many would comfortably admit.

While television, radio and printed press are the mediums for the dissemination of disinformation and propaganda, the primary tool used against us all is the focus group.

To employ all of the psychological tools outlined above, the focus group is a primary key research resource in ascertaining the likes and dislikes of people. Originally used by big business, it has now branched out to government, politicians, the media, and our intelligence agencies, all in an effort to keep up or stay ahead of social trends. The focus group, when done correctly, is a very powerful tool in learning about the psychology of people, specifically groups of people.

A "focus group" is merely a gathering of people, usually defined into specific subsets for study, often by demographic targets or through social psychographics. The idea is to query these groups with questions regarding matters important to not only them, but particularly to those leading the focus group.

By gathering specific demographics or psychographics of people into a room together, researchers can ask questions that focus on the model of personal behavior they are trying to understand and influence. It works almost too well.

Focus groups have been used since the 1930s. At first they were used for business and marketing efforts, but they soon became an accepted and most preferred tool for government. It didn't take long for intelligence agencies to see the huge benefit, but the first nefarious foray into the field was from none other than Adolph Hitler. Soon after, the CIA would become master of the craft, taking the field of social research to new heights, or perhaps, in deference to humanity, to new lows.

With the advent of radio and then television, the focus group became gospel in determining the likes and dislikes of mass audiences. It taught broadcasters how to target specific demographics and psychographics, and to employ narrow-casting (niche targeting) to specific preferred groups.

Today, not one move is made in television or radio without the use of focus groups and research, giving broadcasters a clearer picture as to whether they are indeed on target with their programming. Like corporate big business, it isn't as much about pleasing the consumer as it is about being cost effective and profitable with their bottom line.

With big business and the media reaping the benefits of perceptive research, it didn't take long for the practice to find its way into politics. This gave politicians a decisive edge in determining the likes and dislikes of potential voters and constituents. As in the corporate world and the media, not one move is made in big politics without the use of social research and focus groups. As mentioned previously, people like Frank Luntz and his ilk have exploited the field for personal gain, while enhancing the political prospects of their clients, whether they're morally fit to serve or not.

By understanding what the target thinks or feels about a particular product or a social issue, those employing the research have an invaluable upper hand in addressing and dealing with individuals or large groups of people. In a way, it's almost an unfair advantage. Powerful techniques such as these make it possible for people to be controlled and manipulated. It happens every single day.

With the advent of social media, such as Facebook, My Space, Instagram, and Twitter, the world's data pool just became the Mariana trench, with an unfathomable amount of deep data that can now be collected, sifted and processed into new ways of understanding the human animal as has never been done before. (see also: Sentient World Simulation)

Among those exploiting this new bountiful data harvest are government intelligence agencies, such as the NSA and CIA, but also the mainstream media and corporate business. The end result will be exploitive against man.

Social research and focus groups are one of the single biggest keys to addressing the likes and dislikes of a society, but they are also undeniably one of the biggest evils and gravest dangers because they provide the critical insights necessary to understand people better than they know themselves, and thus provide the opportunity to further exploit and enslave them.

 
 

One Movie Exposed The Corporate News Media

The 1976 Highly Acclaimed, Oscar Award Winning Film, 'Network'

 

One of the most highly nominated films in recent history, the 1976 film "Network," dealt with the virtues and impact of television on people, as well as the often unscrupulous and immoral intentions of those behind the scenes who control it. The film received ten nominations, including best picture, while winning four Oscars for best screenplay writing, actor, actress and supporting actress.

In the movie, fictitious newscaster Howard Beale accurately described television in the following manner:

“The only truth you know is what you get over this tube. Right now, there is a whole... an entire generation, that never knew anything that didn't come out of this tube. This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation. This tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers; this tube is the most awesome goddamn force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people."

"And when the 12th largest company in the world controls the most awesome goddamn propaganda force in the whole godless world who knows what shit we'll be pedaling for truth on this network. So you listen to me, listen to me...television is not the truth. Television is a goddamned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We're in the boredom killing business. So if you want the truth, go to God. Go to your gurus. Go to yourselves. But man, you're never going to get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you want to hear. We'll lie like hell."

"We’ll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in illusions man. None of it is true. But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds, we're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here. You're beginning to believe your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you. You dress like the tube. You eat like the tube. You raise your children like the tube. You even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs. In God's name, you people are the real thing, we are the illusion. So turn off your television set. Turn them off now. Turn them off right now. Turn them off and leave them off. Turn them off right in the middle of the sentence that I'm speaking to you now. Turn them off!”

 
 

The Most Dangerous Tool to Mankind

The Electronic Social Conditioning Brainwash Box

 


The television has scientifically documented brainwashing abilities.

:30 seconds after you turn the TV on, your brain flips from alert, cognitive beta waves, to highly suggestive alpha waves. -H. Krugman

The worst of all media is probably the one common appliance in each and every home, the television, the so-called wonder of the 20th century, referred to by this author as the brainwashing box. As a society, we place far too much faith in television, and because of that misguided faith we are losing our Constitutional freedoms to corporatism, a 21st century word for old fashioned fascism.

With that said, I understand many will perceive that to be an incendiary comment, so please, hear me out.

Television is a medium with literal mind numbing properties, yet most have no clue of the interaction that takes place between the brain and television. Contrarily, there are others who have known for quite some time, and they have done their best to exploit the technology to serve their own agenda.

What many don't know about in regards to television is what I like to call, the "two Herbert's principle."

In November of 1969, researcher Herbert Krugman wanted to further explore the research of Canadian professor and communication theorist Herbert Marshall McLuhan.

The work of McLuhan had come to be regarded as the cornerstone of media theory, a study on the influence of communication and mass media. Professor McLuhan was fascinated with the intrinsic effect of communications media, unrelated to its content. It was McLuhan who first coined the term, "the medium is the message," which he wrote about in his 1964 book, "Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man." McLuhan had also done earlier work, accepting a two-year grant from the Ford Foundation in 1953 to carry out communication research at the University of Toronto. McLuhan was indeed considered the preeminent pioneer in the field when it came to the effects of television broadcasting on the human animal.

So Krugman undertook a study to measure the effects of television on the human brain. With the help of his 22-year old secretary, he taped an electrode to the back of her head, connecting it to a Grass Model 7 Polygraph which was interfaced with a Honeywell 7600 computer and a CAT 400B computer.

After turning on the television Krugman immediately discovered something very startling. Within 30-seconds his secretary's brain waves had switched from beta waves to alpha waves. Beta waves indicate an alert conscious attention span, while alpha waves represent an unfocused, yet receptive lack of attention, similar to daydreaming. This discovery was born out through repeated test trials.

Krugman then gave his secretary a magazine and had her start to read. The cognizant beta waves suddenly reappeared, showing a rejuvenated, alert, attentive brain function.

One of the biggest surprises for Krugman was how rapidly the alpha-state emerged.

According to Krugman, brain activity flips from left to right while watching TV, from logical thought to emotional thought. The brain's left hemisphere, the side known for the logical and analytical processing of information, tunes out while the person is watching television, allowing the right hemisphere of the brain, which controls emotional response, to function unimpeded by logic. Krugman discovered that the higher brain activity of the neo-cortex decreases while watching TV. Conversely, lower brain activity, the limbic system, increases.

During this process, it is reported that endorphins are released which are thought to be like natural opiates, essentially making it possible to become addicted to television.

The limbic system is referred to as the "reptile brain" and is related to primitive mental processing, the inability to distinguish reality from fantasy. The work of Edward Bernays dealt specifically with this unconscious level of brain function. The unconscious level is what leaves us susceptible to commercial and subliminal programming.

In his findings Krugman wrote, "It appears that the mode of response to television is more or less constant and very different from the response to print. That is, the basic electrical response of the brain is clearly to the medium and not to content difference.... (Television is) a communication medium that effortlessly transmits huge quantities of information not thought about at the time of exposure."

It didn't take long for ad agencies, corporations and intelligence operations to undertake their own research into the reaction of television on the human brain.

The key phrase in Krugman's findings was that TV "transmits huge quantities of information not thought about at the time of exposure."

Krugman noted in his landmark findings, "We do not consciously or rationally attend to the material resonating with our unconscious depths at the time of transmission. Later, however, when we encounter a store display, or a real-life situation like one in an ad, or a name on a ballot that conjures up our television experience of the candidate, a wealth of associations is triggered. Schwartz explains: 'The function of a display in the store is to recall the consumer's experience of the product in the commercial.... You don't ask for a product: The product asks for you! That is, a person's recall of a commercial is evoked by the product itself, visible on a shelf or island display, interacting with the stored data in his brain.' Just as in Julian Jaynes' ancient cultures, where the internally heard speech of the gods was prompted by props like the corpse of a chieftain or a statue, so, too, our internalized media echoes are triggered by products, props, or situations in the environment."

It should be noted that Mr. Krugman later became manager of public-opinion research at General Electric. (Owner of NBC television, as well as being a large defense contractor.)

The early research of McLuhan, along with the later follow-up from Krugman, should be regarded as not only a significant warning regarding the use of television, but also it's inherent dangers as well.

"As real-life experience is increasingly replaced by the mediated 'experience' of television-viewing, it becomes easy for politicians and market-researchers of all sorts to rely on a base of mediated mass experience that can be evoked by appropriate triggers. The TV 'world' becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy: the mass mind takes shape, its participants acting according to media-derived impulses and believing them to be their own personal volition arising out of their own desires and needs. In such a situation, whoever controls the screen controls the future, the past, and the present." -Joyce Nelson, The Perfect Machine

Television programs and news broadcasts are programmed to reach us much the same way commercials do. News programs and propaganda attempt to play on our emotions, with fear, compassion, sorrow and anger acting as principle right-brain motivators.

When it comes to news or entertainment programming, physical attraction is a natural psychological trigger for trust. Humorous and charismatic figures also affect us in much the same way. It's all about trust and our comfort level with the subject that allows us to lower our mental guard and psychological defensive barriers.

Few among us are able to think past their emotional reptilian right brain and rationally reason with their left brain. Those trying to influence our minds know this all too well.

Oftentimes news programs disingenuously expose us to horrific atrocities to motivate us through fear. Whether it's war, or terrorist events such as 9/11 or 7/7, the bulk of people are rendered emotionally helpless, thus seeking authority figures to offer strength and solutions to make them feel safe again.

The invention of television is viewed by many as the most wonderful entertainment and information invention of the 20th century, but for others, it is the ultimate tool for disinformation and control of mass populations.

Another extremely disturbing threat from broadcast television is a December 16, 1997 incident in Japan where hundreds of children suddenly had physically sickening reactions while watching the cartoon Pokemon, episode # 38.

Twenty minutes into the broadcast there was a scene with an exploding rocket that flashed red and blue lights at a frequency rate of around 12 flashes per second. The scene also contained a five second period where one of the central characters, "Pikachu," started to flash lights from its eyes. At that point viewers started having adverse reactions, ranging from loss of consciousness, convulsions, seizures, dizziness, headaches, nausea and blurred vision.

A total of 685 children (310 boys, 375 girls) were taken by ambulance to the hospital. While many children recovered during the ambulance trip, more than 150 of them had to be admitted into the hospital. Two kids actually spent over two weeks in the hospital because of the episode.

Many doctors and scientists think the children suffered from "photosensitive seizures" triggered by the flashing lights. They theorized that visual stimuli from the flashing lights initiated an altered consciousness.

According to medical science, approximately 1 in 4000 children between 4-14 years old are susceptible to these types of seizures, however, the large simultaneous number of kids affected by this particular episode was an unprecedented event.

Since then, doctors and medical researchers have collaborated with Japanese television broadcasters in an effort to find ways to make sure this never happens again. The following guidelines for future animated programs were set forth:

  • Flashing images, especially those with red, should not flicker faster than three times per second.
    If the image does not have red, it still should not flicker faster than five times per second.

  • Flashing images should never be displayed for more than two seconds.

  • Stripes, whorls and concentric circles should not take up a large part of the TV screen.

This is yet another proven example of the hidden power of television and its direct effects on the human mind. Television is clearly not the benign instrument that we have all been led to place our trust in.

For an Excellent Breakdown on the Effects of Television on the Human Animal, see: TVSmarter.com.

 
 

The Newest Technological Danger

The Digital Age Brings With it New Capabilities to be Exploited

 

We are now in the digital television age, an era of new technology that is far superior in its capability to hide and deliver low aural frequencies and new digital subliminal messages. If the antiquated cathode-ray tube technology of the 50s and 60s was able to alter the state of the human brain, then what can we possibly expect, or fear, from the dawn of the digital age?

Ask yourself this... since when has our government ever been so concerned that we have the best toaster, the best lawn mower, or the best stereo equipment for listening to music?

The question might sound ridiculous at face value, but then you seriously need to reconsider why for the first time ever in our technological history that an entire nation has been mandated to make the switch to a new technology, digital television. Since when has our government ever been worried about how clear the picture was when we watched Bonanza, MASH, or Seinfeld?

We've made technological advances before, AM radio to FM, and even now to satellite radio. We've gone from record players to CD players and now MP3 players as well, but when has it ever been in the government interest to mandate that we all make the switch to the new superior technology?

The national mandate to switch from standard broadcast television to digital TV is indeed a curious phenomenon, unmatched in our technological history. (Except also for the move to LED light bulbs. Another curious phased-in technological mandate that coincidentally also has brain influencing abilities.)

So why the push for digital television in the first place?

Is our government really concerned that we get to watch "Dancing With The Stars" or "American Idol" in a high-definition display format?

Seriously?

Are they concerned so much that they would give out nearly $2-billion dollars in coupons for digital receivers to those that couldn't purchase them?

Perhaps now that you understand the effects of TV on the human mind, through the influence of an older antiquated cathode-ray tube technology, you might be interested to do some looking yourself into how much effort has been spent on population mind control.

Do a search for MKULTRA, a long running CIA effort into the study of methods and technology to influence and brainwash the human animal.

While you're at it, do a Google search for SSSS, or Silent Sound Spread Spectrum, also known as "subliminal carrier technology." There is also this story: "The Voice of God Returns." See also this video.

The Sound of Silencenicknamed S-Quad, or "Squad," was said to be discovered as long ago as the late 1940's, perfected in the 60's and 70s and then reportedly put into limited field test operation in the 1990s.

Remember the first Gulf War and the mass surrender of thousands of battle hardened Iraqi soldiers and their elite Republican Guard during "Operation Desert Storm?"

These battle hardened soldiers laid their weapons down and simply gave up, with no fight whatsoever. No resistance. Just a very meek and fearful surrender. This wasn't reported as much in the American press as it was the foreign press. Maybe because the testing of this new non-lethal weaponry wasn't entirely meant for battle, but rather for population crowd control.

Perhaps once they knew it worked, why endanger letting the secret out anymore than it already had?

Here's another huge point to consider... why wasn't it used during the latest Iraq War, if it was indeed meant to be some form of advanced military weapon?

The Sound of Silence was reportedly developed for military use by Dr. Oliver Lowery of Norcross, Georgia. The technology is documented in US Patent # 5,159,703: “Silent Subliminal Presentation System” for commercial use in 1992. According to the patent abstract:

“A silent communications system in which non-aural carriers, in the very low (ELF) or very high audio-frequency (VHF) range or in the adjacent ultrasonic frequency spectrum are amplitude – or frequency- modulated with the desired intelligence and propagated acoustically or vibrationally, for inducement in to the brain, typically through the use of loudspeakers, earphones, or piezoelectric transducers. The modulated carriers may be transmitted directly in real time or may be conveniently recorded and stored on mechanical, magnetic, or optical media for delayed or repeated transmission to the listener.”

Essentially, this new technology has the ability to implant thoughts, emotions, and even dictated actions into unsuspecting human beings. (And yeah, that's pretty scary stuff in the wrong hands of those hell-bent on world domination.)

Another frightening aspect of digital TV is that it has so many lines of resolution now, easily able to hide and clandestinely bury subliminal visual cues and signals to affect subconscious behavior. This isn't the old days of splicing one frame of a "Coke ad" into the movie theater film. We are entering a very dangerous era of technology that could hold grave implications for humanity if placed into the wrong hands.

And now that we have digital television, we're moving fast to 3D, a whole new can of worms is opening up for us to worry about in regards to mass population mind control.

Indeed, the days of Orwell are here.

Not everyone in the media is out to use television against us, but unfortunately there is a significant portion that are shamelessly willing to do whatever higher authorities tell them to do. That much is already proven fact.

The greatest concern is television's power over the human animal. There are too many documented adverse mental reactions and significant behavioral side effects associated with its use for us to carelessly entrust its use to corporations without some form of oversight.

Couple that dark reservation with the fact that there is an extremely well funded, nefarious segment of society out there that is more than willing to exploit these detrimental TV side-effects to gain control over us, and the public now truly has something more to think about when it comes to the condensed ownership of big $$$ controlled media - owned by greed based corporations and a select few of the ultra-wealthy.

 
 

Influences to the Human Mind

The Tools of Behavioral Control Have Been Known for Some Time

 

Persuading Our Consent

With help from the CIA and Project MKULTRA, brainwashing has become a documented human science.

We saw the herding of America through the media immediately after 9/11 by those who shamelessly exploited a horrible national disaster for a jaded political ideology and new imperialism. The far right manipulated the people of America with the greatest tool of all, fear.

Many people simply do not know how easily they can be influenced. The art of persuasion has become a formidable science that few understand, let alone know anything about. The science of marketing and the art of spin have become king. The saying "perception is reality" has become the new dogma of marketing, and it is, for all intents and purposes, quite true.

It all started with Sigmund Freud's work of the unconscious mind. Freud had some revolutionary ideas on how the human animal thinks and what motivates us all, however, it was his somewhat unscrupulous nephew, Edward Bernays, who took his famous uncle's theories and exploited them for commercial gain (no pun intended).

Bernays (1891-1995) and Ivy Lee (1877-1934) are both arguably the co-fathers of today's modern day marketing. Though their work was separate, they both figured out how to directly coerce people. Lee, employed by the Rockefellers, understood the power of perception and the need for public relations early on, but it was Bernays who would immerse the industry into a study of the human subconscious, using the techniques and teachings of his famous uncle Sigmund Freud. Out of Bernays' work would come modern day advertising, marketing, and public relations.

The PR business has become a $200-billion per year industry, with the number of PR people sadly outnumbering journalists in today's burgeoning world. Spin is in.

Bernays was the first to combine the theories of his uncle, along with those of Gustave Le Bon (crowd psychology) and also Wilfred Trotter (herd mentality), as well as the works of Ivan Pavlov (classical conditioning), to form powerful precepts for manipulating the human subconscious. What Bernays discovered was a direct link to the human subconscious. It was a Eureka moment in psychology; the mother lode for human mind control.

His revolutionary application of these ideas became a powerful tool of public influence and persuasion, for Bernays had learned how to reach peoples' subconscious desires. He triumphantly claimed that it was possible to discern the desires and fears of others and then use it for your own purposes.

Even though he wrote a book in 1928 called "Propaganda," Bernays opted instead to employ his own subtle techniques by settling on a more publicly acceptable term for his discovery, "public relations." It quickly became one of the most powerful psychological and social tools in the history of mankind. Soon thereafter, governments, intelligence organizations and politicians all adopted his concepts for their own interests.

To this day, major media doesn't make a move without first discerning the thoughts and perceptions of the masses, through the use of individual research and focus groups.

We are all being subconsciously affected with powerful advertising and marketing tools that many do not understand. The work of Bernays has continued on and is used widely today, with research people such as Frank Luntz and Clotaire Rapaille at the forefront of this most persuasive and influential industry.

Even leaders are affected by this subconscious tool, but followers are the easiest of all to manipulate. By nature, leaders and followers are obvious contrary opposites. Leaders are generally secure with themselves, strong, intelligent, educated and informed, while followers tend to be somewhat insecure, weak, ignorant, uneducated and uninformed.

Getting people to go along with a particular ideology is not such a hard thing to do, especially when you target subsets of followers. These followers end up being leaders in a sense due to their overwhelming numbers when coalesced into a unified group.

For government officials, politicians and social authority figures, it is a fairly easy undertaking to gather a crowd of followers, even without Bernays' guiding principles of persuasion.

In 1963, psychologist Stanley Milgram published his breakthrough research, the "Behavioral study of Obedience" and its relationship with authority. Milgram showed how people were willing to listen to authority figures who would instruct them to perform acts against others, even though those acts conflicted with their own personal morals. Milgram concluded that people justified their immoral actions by shifting the blame to the authority figure. In short, they claimed they were following orders, or just doing their job.

Milgram stated, "Ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality, relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority."

It is not surprising at all that Milgram was also an ardent admirer of the work of another noted psychologist, Solomon Asch. It was Asch's experiments in the 1950s that dealt with group conformity and its affect on the individual (the Solomon Asch experiments).

Asch proved that social group pressure could make a person say or admit to something that was factually incorrect. He would take a group of people and test one individual, with the others in the group being in on the experiment. For the first couple tests, Asch would ask them questions that were sure to elicit the same response from all. For the third test, the members of the group who were in on the experiment would all give the wrong answer. Even though the individual who was unknowingly being tested knew the correct answer, they would also give the wrong answer, simply because they did not want to be different from the group. They wanted to be alike and conform with the group.

Asch found that 37% of the tested subjects would conform in the critical trials with 75% conforming at least once and 5% conforming every time. Only 25% of the tested subjects did not conform on any trial.

One could surmise that those conforming were followers, while the 25% that did not conform were more apt to be leaders.

So people in general do seem to fall into various categories and groups, with one subset able to be defined between leaders and followers.

A big fan of both Le Bon and Bernays' work was Adolph Hitler, as well as his Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels. Hitler based much of his book Mein Kampf on the work of Le Bon, who was considered a pioneer in the study of propaganda.

It was Goebbels who said, "The bigger the lie, the more it is accepted. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

This is sadly true and is born out in the Milgram experiments regarding obedience to authority. It is also due to the fact that people find it too hard to believe that anyone could ever truly be capable of such a tremendous and blatant lie. This mindset thus enables the lie.

Goebbels was also known for the following...

Propaganda must be planned and executed by only one authority.

Credibility alone must determine whether propaganda output should be true or false.

Propaganda must label events and people with distinctive phrases or slogans.

Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred.

Black rather than white propaganda may be employed when the latter is less credible or produces undesirable effects.

To be perceived, propaganda must evoke the interest of an audience and must be transmitted through an attention-getting communications medium.

Propaganda to the home front must create an optimum anxiety level.

It is clear that many of these Goebbels' precepts are alive and well to this very day.

Another historical quote, often incorrectly attributed to President Abraham Lincoln was, "You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."

While Lincoln very well may have used the quote, it originated from circus show master PT Barnum. Another quote from Barnum carries considerable weight as well, "There's a sucker born every minute."

It was another American President, George W. Bush, who twisted Barnum's first quote in a fashion that was blatantly transparent and very telling in regards to its intended usage. "You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on."

 
 

The Media and Gun Control

The Corporate Media Deliberately Avoids the Reality of Guns in the US

 
 
 

And Now, the Media in Action

Putting All Their Tools of Programming Into Play

 

This is an outstanding presentation from Prof. Jerry Kroth, who truly gets the big picture effect of television and the corporate media.

 
 

 

Media Coup  |  Media Control  |  Media Fail  |  Ignoring JFK  |  Media Bias  |  Media Complicity  |  Medial Reform

Operation Mockingbird  |  More Mockingbird  |  Why Does the US Media Lie  |  Operation Hasbara  |  CIA Doc 1035-960

 

 
 

Damning Documentaries on the Media
These Excellent Investigative Productions Reveal a Heavily Controlled and Horribly Corrupt Media
(You really didn't expect the corporate media to play these documentaries for you on TV, did you?)

 
 
 
Behind the Big News 1975 Church Committee: CIA Operation Mockingbird
   
OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Ethos: The Media's Role in Your Enslavement
   
Orwell Rolls in His Grave Who Owns the Media?
   
Corporate Media Propaganda Don't Watch Television!
   
How the Media Lies The Century of the Self
   

 
 
So the next time you turn on your television, remember all of this as you view the proverbial "idiot box."
Skilled broadcast programmers use the psychological tools of Edward Bernays to influence you, without your knowing.
 
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