Media Bias: CENSORSHIP & Propaganda
"All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it... Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years....It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during these years." --David Rockefeller, Address to the Bilderberg meeting, 1991.
Christian murders, torture by Egyptians ignored by Obama, media: "Egypt’s so-called Arab Spring quickly turned into a Christian winter following the political rise of Islamists and increased assaults on Christians and churches. As a result, an estimated 100,000 Christians have fled or are preparing to flee the country.... Calls for Christians to be killed with some of them reportedly crucified on trees are the new reality of the Egyptian government under a Muslim Brotherhood president and a legislature run by not only the Brotherhood but also the extreme Islamist Salafists....
"'Instead of taking action to stop the killing and brutalizing of Christians in Muslim nations, the Obama administration points to Egypt as an example of a foreign policy success...'" See Persecuted - but not forsaken
AP Protects Obama While Attacking Conservative Film: "Beth Fouhy of the Associated Press (AP)...completely ignores the part of the film that ...discusses Obama’s mentor in Hawaii, Communist Party member and writer Frank Marshall Davis. This is the relationship that the media continue to regard as taboo. The failure to talk truthfully about Davis, identified merely as 'Frank' in Obama’s memoir, constitutes one of the most important and insidious cover-ups in presidential history." See Rockefeller and Global Media Censors
White House rolls out Kenya propaganda plan: "Now that the Obama administration is pouring vast amounts of money into Kenya, it’s going to need some help selling its spending to the people. ...the U.S. Agency for International Development has devised a sophisticated scheme to sway public opinion on U.S. 'investments' in the African nation, including strategies to 'groom' targeted journalists for favorable media coverage. ... the document’s first line establishes that USAID/Kenya is playing a lead role implementing President Obama’s vision for global development...'" See Forging a New Global Consciousness
Spin cycle! Feds enlist journalist to control media: "The federal agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid is now hiring workers to combat negative news media and promote positive spin about its Afghanistan operations. The U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, is enlisting private-sector assistance to 'lead rapid response efforts to correct erroneous or misleading news accounts.'” See The Global Media Censors
Obama assembling de facto propaganda ministry: "The U.S. State Department is planning to 'buy' media broadcasts, as the Obama administration assembles a de facto [government] propaganda machine, according to documents that reveal the president’s plans moving closer to the 2012 election. ...State’s Bureau of Public Affairs is soliciting the help of 'global news coverage service providers' to create and disseminate department 'news.'" See George Orwell's 1984
AP archives, June 27, 2004: Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate [the archived article is slow to open]: "Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.... Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce."
I posted information on this topic yesterday, then removed it when the media establishment denied it. I can see why they did. Here is a similar message from telegraph.co.uk:
Obama's literary agent says he was 'born in Kenya'. How did the mainstream media miss this? "...in 1991 Barack Obama’s literary agent...published a booklet that included a biography of the future President. The audience was 'business colleagues' in the publishing industry and it was designed to promote Obama’s anticipated first book (later abandoned) called Journeys in Black and White. Here’s how it describes the author’s origins.
"'Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. The key phrase here is 'was born in Kenya' – and this bio line was apparently being used as late as 2007." See Mind Change and Collective Service
CATEGORY . The liberal are trying to legislate free speech out of existence: "In 1910, when Congress was contemplating transferring the wealth of the American people to the same cabal of international bankers and industrialists who owned all of the central banks of the industrialized world, the money mafia realized it somehow needed to seize control of the media to prevent the fourth estate from warning the American people what was afoot. That fraud could not have been successfulky promulgated without the help—or silence—of the media....The money barons knew there was much truth to the adage that whomever controls the news controls the hearts and minds of the man on the streets. ...
"Censoring the media was a fairly simple task for Lenin in 1917, for Mussolini in 1924, and for Hitler in 1933....It was not that easy for Franklin D. Roosevelt. However, the US Constitution prevents the government from interfering with, or abridging, the freedom of the press. Since FDR could not censor the media—something he attempted to do several times between 1933 and his death in 1945—he did the next best thing. He decided to regulate it."
Fox News hires Soros-funded activist: "An open lesbian who shuns feminine attire. . . .[Sally] Kohn is a far-left radical who attended the 2003 World Social Forum in Brazil, a meeting place for groups which say they are opposed to capitalism and U.S. imperialism. Not only is Kohn now on Fox News, where she can demonstrate the channel’s 'fair and balanced' commitment by championing radical Arab and pro-Marxist causes, she is being given open access to the influential FoxNews.com website, where she writes articles praising the Occupy Wall Street movement. ... Kohn has a three-year old daughter, Willa Hansen-Kohn, with her 'partner,' Sarah Hansen, a community organizer with involvement in such groups as the Soros-funded Tides Center." See Moral Corruption
Loathing Conservative Christian Candidates: "Time magazine didn't mind ruffling feathers in religious America with a cover this summer that asked 'Is Hell Dead?' Never mind that America is overwhelmingly Christian. Then Time found only one letter worth plucking out to feature...: 'Hell is easy to define. It would be spending eternity with evangelicals.' That sums up the secular, liberal media attitude toward America's Christian majority, and it explains why they find Republicans so objectionable when they make their religious faith part of their campaign for the presidency." See Rob Bell's False Hope, Worldly Heaven and Earth-Based Hell
UC Davis Student Admits Protesters Surrounded Cops and Wouldn't Let Them Leave: "What none of the anti-police crowd will admit is that quisling politicians have placed officers in an impossible situation. They have asked ordinary police forces to face down a movement that openly advocates for a revolution.... But police must face them once more - knowing their every action will be videotaped and photographed by dozens or even hundreds of Occupiers. And then these videotapes will be used by sympathetic media members to point the finger of blame at those trying to keep the peace. Wouldn't it be nice if they actually did some investigating...and asking questions later?"
This quote from The Global Media Censors adds insight to the three links below:
"...the J.P. Morgan [and Rockefeller banking] 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 of the US.... They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers....an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information...." Congressional Record (vol. 54, 2-9-1917
Lies? Wall Street Areas Blocked as Police Arrest Seven in Protest: "The size of the protest...dwindled to about 200 people early today near Chase Manhattan Plaza, down from 1,000 on Sept. 17."
Lies? Protesters continue demonstration against corporations on Wall Street: "More than 1,000 protesters - driven by social media - tried to protest outside the Stock Exchange Saturday but were blocked from entering Wall St. by cops."
Apparently, the mainstream media is inflating the number of people who came to Saturday's Wall Street protest. It seems to deflate numbers when conservatives gather and inflate the numbers when socialists or revolutionaries gather -- thus making the latter seem stronger. Compare the two links above with the one below.
Repeated: Days of Rage. From Inside the ‘Comrade’s’ Ranks: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Day of Rage: "By the time I arrived at the Wall Street Day of Rage around 2:00 PM, the NYPD had Wall Street on total lockdown, with barriers at both ends, uniformed NYPD officers standing shoulder-to-shoulder, and plastic flexcuffs hanging in bundles from their belts. Clearly, the NYPD was not messing around. So the anti-capitalists and comrades and anarchists had to move their march south. The leftist smorgasbord of a few hundred gathered on the nearby front steps of the Smithsonian National Museum....
"While its 'Occupy Wall Street' concept was thwarted by the fact that they couldn’t even walk on Wall Street, the protestors remained enthusiastic about their plan.... In the single most enthusiastic crowd moment, one of the organizers took the bullhorn and summarized the message of the whole event: 'The system is going to collapse,' he said, 'we are here to make it collapse faster.'... 'A little after 4PM, the protestors broke up into discussion groups. They sat crossed-legged on the ground. A few turned into drum circles....This was supposed to be a 20,000 person occupation..."
Leftist media employ devious, sinister tactic: "American news media are deliberately reshaping war-on-terror terminology for propaganda purposes to prevent radical Muslims from being perceived in a negative light....[Geller] says one simple example can be seen with how the word 'extremist' is now utilized in news stories. 'It is commonly used of both Islamic jihad terrorists, and those who fight against them. ...The word is used to claim that Islam has nothing to do with jihad terrorism – it's all just 'extremism,' and every religion has its 'extremists.'" See Rockefeller and Global Media Censors
Michelle Obama: We Have Help From the Media: "First Lady Michelle Obama: 'You know, it's … we're ready, you know. Our children, you know, could care less about what we're doing. We work hard to do that. Fortunately, we have help from the media."
Regime Appoints New Deputy Minister of Propaganda: "Jesse Lee's new title is Director of Progressive Media & Online Response in the White House Communication Department, working under Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.... 'The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has been the purview of the Democratic National Committee (and will continue to be). Lee's hire, however, suggests that a portion of it will now be handled from within the administration. It also signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive engagement in the online world in the months ahead.'...And, just to communicate his impending style of responding, Jesse posted this photo in his initial tweet."
White House shuts out Herald scribe: "The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news 'fairly.'...'It’s all about control,' Reynolds said.“ Rockefeller and Global Media Censors
Why Don't We Hear About Soros' Ties to Over 30 Major News Organizations? "Soros... has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets – including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC. ...In case you wonder where that money comes from, the OSF [Soros' Open Society Foundations] website is....a network of more than 30 international foundations, mostly funded by Soros, who has contributed more than $8 billion to those efforts. ....The site’s proud list of 'Our Investigations' includes attacks on oil companies, gas companies, the health care industry, for-profit schools and more.
"More than 100 stories on the latest lefty cause: opposition to drilling for natural gas by hydraulic fracking....Throw in a couple investigations making the military look bad... and you have almost the perfect journalism fantasy – a huge budget, lots of major media partners and a liberal agenda unconstrained by advertising. One more thing: a 14-person Journalism Advisory Board, stacked with CNN’s David Gergen and representatives from top newspapers, a former publisher of The Wall Street Journal..."
Time Magazine Editor: Koran Is ‘Directly The Word of God,’ Bible Just a Book ‘Written By Man’: "In the segment Time Magazine’s World Editor Bobby Ghosh told Chuck Todd that the riots and murders perpetrated by Muslims in Afghanistan were obviously understandable because the Koran is apparently more holy than the Christian Bible. ...
Ghosh: "The thing to keep in mind that’s very important here is that the Koran to Muslims, it is not, it is not the same as the Bible to Christians. The Bible is a book written by men. It is acknowledged by Christians that it is written by men. It’s the story of Jesus."... "But the Koran, if you are a believer, if you’re a Muslim, the Koran is directly the word of God, not written by man. It is transcribed, is directly the word of God. That makes it sacred in a way that it’s hard to understand if you’re not Muslim. So the act of burning a Koran is much more, potentially much, much more inflammatory than…
Todd: Directly attacking… directly attacking God."
That sounds like the pro-Muslim message in America's latest 7th grade world history textbooks. See Spreading Islam through Public Schools
Anti-Christian bias is OK at the BBC: "'Islam must not be offended at any price, although Christians are fair game because they do nothing about it if they are offended....In my view, ‘bias’ is too blunt a word to describe the subtleties of the pervading culture.' ...He added that 'the one thing guaranteed to damage your career prospects at the BBC is letting it be known that you are at odds with the prevailing and deep-rooted BBC attitude towards Life, the Universe and Everything.'
"...former Radio 2 presenter Don Maclean claimed that the BBC is keen on programmes which attack churches, and that there was a wider secularist campaign 'to get rid of Christianity.' ...BBC’s former chief political correspondent, said: 'The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It’s a publicly-funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people. '...It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias.'”
If You're Not Outraged, You're Not Paying Attention: "And now comes the latest abomination, a maniacal mob repeatedly sexually assaulting and beating CBS correspondent, Lara Logan.... Most of our leaders have barely uttered a peep. This is no surprise. As I've written many times before, the left considers the abuse of women collateral damage in their revolutionary battles....The madness has infiltrated our country with the beheading of a Muslim woman by her husband. And yet is CNN or Court TV running 24 hour coverage of the trial? Of course not....Brutalization of journalists, a Jihad against our soldiers...and yet, so little outrage....
"Obama has not yet issued a public statement condemning the violence in Egypt against Lara Logan and other journalists. However, Obama did deliver a fiery speech, where he accused the Republicans in Wisconsin of an 'assault on unions.'"
Important insights! Lara Logan and media rules: "The Western media have been unanimous in their sympathetic coverage of the demonstrators in Egypt. Why would the demonstrators want to brutalize them? ...the most egregious attack on a foreign journalist in Cairo's Tahrir Square took place last Friday when CBS's senior foreign correspondent Lara Logan was sexually assaulted and brutally beaten by a mob of Egyptian men....The fact that Logan was brutalized for 20 to 30 minutes and that her attackers screamed out "Jew, Jew, Jew," as they ravaged her was absent from the CBS report and from most other follow-on reports in the US media.
"The media's treatment of Logan's victimization specifically and its treatment of the wide-scale mob violence against foreign reporters in Cairo generally tells us a great deal about the nature of today's media discourse.... For instance, recall the story of the Palestinian lynching of IDF reservists Vadim Nozhitz and Yosef Avrahami at the Palestinian Authority police station in Ramallah on October 1, 2000. There were dozens of reporters on the scene that day as the Palestinian police-led mob murdered and dismembered Nozhitz and Avrahami. But only one camera crew — from Italy's privately owned Mediaset television network — risked life and limb to film the event. After Mediaset's footage was published....a reporter for RAI television, Mediaset's state-owned competitor published an apology in the PA's official trumpet Al Hayat al Jadida [apparently an apology for embarrassing the Palestinians with the truth]...
"This week a group of female US soldiers filed a class action lawsuit against US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and his predecessor Donald Rumsfeld....They claim that the men who abused them were a product of US military culture. The US media has provided blanket coverage of the story which effectively places the entire US military on trial for rape. [In other words, the media seems to protect all Palestinians but defame -- as if there are no moral soldiers -- the US military] What makes the distinction between coverage of the two stores so remarkable is that there is there is no comparison between the alleged anti-female bias in the US military and the actual misogyny of Egyptian society. ...
"When members of Western victim groups are attacked by Third World victims, the story can be reported, but with as little mention of the identity of the victim-perpetrators as possible....CBS went so far as to blur the faces of the men who surrounded Logan in the moments before she was attacked. ... Identity politics are nothing more than socially acceptable bigotry.....
Revolution through Deception. Never let a shooting go to waste: "Rahm Emmanuel's notorious line 'Never let a serious crisis go to waste' is a fitting description of how the left is using the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others to malign and silence political opponents....Stalin used one such occasion to purge the Soviet Union of anti-Stalinists. In his book, Communism: A History, Richard Pipes sets the stage: By 1935…food rationing was abolished and Stalin's regime needed another crisis to justify its despotic powers. It also needed enemies. As Fidel Castro [explained]: 'The revolution needs the enemy....
"And if enemies were lacking, they had to be fabricated. ...Joseph Stalin stated: 'Crisis alone permitted the authorities to demand – and obtain – total submission and all necessary sacrifices from its citizens.'....This is a classic diversionary tool in the play book of the politics of personal destruction: 'Accuse your opponent of what you are guilty of.'
"David Axelrod, President Obama's top political adviser, verbalized this Machiavellian tactic in an NPR interview, April 19, 2010: 'In Chicago, there was an old tradition of throwing a brick through your own campaign office window, and then calling a press conference to say that you've been attacked.'
"In their particular focus on Sarah Palin, the left seems to be following the Rules for Radicals, written by famous Chicago communist community organizer Saul Alinsky: 'Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.'" See Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Assassin's politics lean 'left wing, quite liberal: "'The Communist Manifesto' and Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' were among the favorite reading materials of Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman in [Arizona's] fatal shooting that reportedly left six dead and gravely injured a U.S. congresswoman. Lougher, 22, listed those tomes among his favorites on his YouTube channel..." See Loving Evil
[A 24-year-old ] Journalist faces 138 years in prison: "Emin Demir, former editor of Turkey's daily newspaper Azadiya Welat, was charged with 'propaganda' under Turkish law for reporting on the Kurdistan Workers' Party, a separatist organization listed by several nations, including the U.S., as a terrorist organization. But Demir's lawyer, Servet Osen, insists Demir's articles were merely news reporting, not propaganda."
'Citizen Soros' now targeting messenger: "With a straight face he told reporters, 'It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.'...The edition illuminated the heart and soul of the mysterious leftwing transformer of societies, revealing how he creates and financially sustains scores of influential and shockingly anti-American organizations..."
Internet Access Is Not a 'Civil Right': "When bureaucrats talk about increasing our 'access' to x, y or z, what they're really talking about is increasing exponentially their control over our lives.... By a vote of 3-2, the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday adopted a controversial scheme to ensure 'net neutrality' by turning unaccountable Democratic appointees into meddling online traffic cops. The panel will devise convoluted rules governing Internet service providers, bandwidth use, content, prices.....
"The 'neutrality' is brazenly undermined by preferential treatment toward wireless broadband networks.... Demonized industry critics have warned that the regulations will stifle innovation and result in less access, not more.....The parallels with health care are striking. The architects of Obamacare promised to provide Americans more access to health insurance -- and cast their agenda as a fundamental universal entitlement.....
"Broadband is becoming a basic necessity,' civil rights activist Benjamin Hooks added. And earlier this month, fellow FCC panelist Mignon Clyburn... declared that free (read: taxpayer-subsidized) access to the Internet is not only a civil right for every 'nappy-headed child' in America, but is essential to their self-esteem...
"The 'net neutrality'mob -- funded by billionaire George Soros and other left-wing think tanks and nonprofits -- has openly advertised its radical, speech-squelching agenda in its crusade for 'media justice.' Social justice is the redistribution of wealth and economic 'rights.' Media justice is the redistribution of free speech and other First Amendment rights....As the Ford Foundation-funded Media Justice Fund, which lobbied for universal broadband, put it: This is a movement "grounded in the belief that social and economic justice will not be realized without the equitable redistribution and control of media and communication technologies.' For progressives who cloak their ambitions in the mantle of '"fairness,' it's all about control." See Media-made "Foes" and Deceptive "Friends"
Is NPR For Sale? "It seems George Soros, sugar daddy of 1,001 leftish crusaders, personal hobbyhorses, and even some good causes, has just given NPR $1.8 million to hire a hundred new reporters." See Forging a New Global Consciousness
Will you be forced to dump TV too after hearing all this? "Obscene language on primetime television, according to a new study, is on a meteoric rise in both frequency and intensity.... 'Profanity is far more frequent and the profanity itself is far harsher than just five years ago. Even worse, the most egregious language is being aired during the timeslots when children are most likely to be in the audience.'" See Toying with Death
Free-Speech Battle in Mosque War: "It seems that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not a big fan of freedom of speech. He says that opponents of the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque that is set to be built at Ground Zero should be ashamed of themselves and should just shut up....
"It started last month when I signed a contract with CBS Outdoor to run a 'Preservation of Ground Zero' bus ad campaign. We paid for the campaign in full. The ad was refused. When I asked why, CBS Outdoor told me that the city said that 'images of 9/11 were not allowed.' I was floored. I said, 'It is American history. How can it be banned?'” See Media-made "Foes" and Deceptive "Friends"
Future of the News: "It's a frightening thought: government takeover of the media. But having tightened their grip on health care, financial services, and energy, it's only logical that the Democrats should turn their attention to the media. Discussions underway at the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission point toward a dangerous new effort to regulate what Americans read and hear. The takeover under discussion would apply across the board to print media, radio and television, and the internet. The result of proposed regulations would be nothing less than an end to free speech in America." See Unalienable Rights?
When the Watchmen Are Silenced: "Government could impose a fairness doctrine on the internet as well as on radio -- thus forcing conservative media to 'balance' their programming by including liberal commentary. Government would also be granted a wide range of options for subsidizing liberal media....
"It was Goebbels manipulation of the media that brought Hitler to power and secured his control over Germany right up to the end of the regime. It was Goebbels who organized the candlelight processions, mass meetings, national radio broadcasts (over the objection of independent station owners,) and the eventual seizure of all print and electronic media."
Soros-funded group wants feds to probe talk radio -- Says cable-news networks engaged in 'hate speech': "A George Soros-funded, Marxist-founded organization with close ties to the White House has urged the Federal Communications Commission to investigate talk radio and cable news for 'hate speech.' The organization, calling itself Free Press, claims media companies are engaging in 'hate speech' because a disproportionate number of radio and cable-news networks are owned by non-minorities....The petition contends 'traditional media' have 'largely failed' to "provide the accurate information needed for an informed democracy.'"
TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web: "The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agency's computers, including halting access by staffers to any Internet pages that contain a 'controversial opinion.'... There is also no explanation as to why controversial opinions are being blocked."
This "controversial opinion" would probably not be blocked: CNN reporter on terrorist: 'I respect him a lot': "'Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah... one of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot,' wrote CNN senior editor for Middle East affairs Octavia Nasr."
World Opinion equals Left-Wing Opinon: "Here are examples of major world issues and what is deemed 'world opinion.'
- Hatred of President George W. Bush and admiration of President Barack Obama
- Manmade carbon emissions lead to global warming.... [See Climate-Gate]
- Israel is bad, as exemplified most recently by the Turkish flotilla incident.
- The American free-enterprise system is inferior to Europe's welfare-state systems.
- The American health care system is inferior...'"See Media-made "Foes"
White House stifled reporter...[denied "accesss to Kagan's brother"]: "'The Obama White House has no business interfering with independent press investigations of Ms. Kagan,' said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. 'These documents show that the Obama White House could care less about transparency on the Kagan nomination and is no friend of an independent media.'" See The Merging of the Americas in a New Global Order
New article: Global War on Christian Values - Part 3: Media-made "Foes" and Deceptive "Friends": "The mainstream media presents a strange paradox. It highlights anti-Christian sentiments and minimizes Muslim violence. It fuels global rage against Israel... but praises Islam as a 'religion of peace.' Why?
"One reason is simply the Obama administration's new media policies....
"History offers another clue. Both Hitler and Stalin built extensive propaganda systems that would broadcast false promises and mandatory rules for political correctness. Both were determined to shift the focus of public rage away from their own devious agenda to a hateful image of a 'single adversary.'...
"...our Department of Homeland Security has prepared an Orwellian list of America's 'enemies.' Notice its subtle suggestions that faithful Christians who oppose abortion and lawlessness would be included..."
U.N. Rights Council Backs 'Censorship' Watchdog, Elevates U.S. Foes: "The United States and its allies suffered a series of setbacks at the United Nations on Friday as the Human Rights Council flirted with media censorship and was poised to elevate an anti-American politician and a Cuban to key positions. Concerns about censorship were raised after the 56-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which has tremendous sway in the United Nations, successfully pushed through a resolution that creates a watchdog to monitor how religion is portrayed in the media. ...the United States and the European Union members on the council opposed the resolution, fearing that it will censor the press and muzzle freedom of expression." See Trading U.S. Rights for UN Rules
The Obamacare-is-good-for-you blitz: "In all the ads you'll be seeing... heralding the wondrous rewards of Obamacare, any reference to the dread word, 'rationing,' will be impossible to find. With rigorous face-saving logic, the president began this campaign to protect Democratic candidates in the midterm elections....
In , a woman told Obama that her 100-year-old mother... had been refused by her cardiologist to insert a pacemaker. But another specialist...performed the procedure. Would her mother have been given similar care under Obamacare? The president of the United States pondered the question briefly, and answered: 'Maybe (she would be) better off not having the surgery and taking a pain killer.'"
Obama vs. Freedom of the Press: "Jon Leibowitz, chairman of Barack Obama's Federal Trade Commission, is at the epicenter of a quiet movement to subsidize news organizations, a first step toward government control of the media.... A May 24 working paper on 'reinventing' the media proposes that the government impose fees on websites, such as the Drudge Report, that link to news websites....
"As he [Obama] has done with the banks, AIG and the car companies, he extends his left hand offering subsidies and then proffers his right laden with regulations. Should the government follow through... it will induce a degree of journalistic dependence on the whims of government.... [It] represent a chilling threat to the First Amendment and to our civil liberties."
The Cuban Terrorist Trade: "Mexican investigative reporter, José Antonio Pérez Stuart, has uncovered links between the international publicity campaign against Arizona and money from powerful Latin American narco-Castroite mafias.... Mexican newspapers have also revealed that a Cuban gentleman named...'El Boris' del Valle, son of Cuba’s former Minister of the Interior (KGB-trained secret police/intelligence) and a relative of Fidel Castro’s wife... was the 'hands-on' operative for the smuggling of drugs and humans into the U.S..... '
"...a nation classified by the U.S. State Dept. as a State Sponsor of Terrorism (Cuba) is likely helping smuggle Al Qaeda–allied terrorists into the U.S.... And what is the Obama administration’s response to it all? Why, let’s abolish those hideously embarrassing Bush-era restrictions and make it easier for Cubans to travel to the U.S...” See Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
In 2002, Helen Thomas Exclaimed 'Thank God for Hezbollah': "'She's always said crazy stuff,' said National Review Online columnist Jonah Goldberg. 'One reason she gets a pass is that there's an entrenched system of deference to seniority in the White House press corps....
"'Helen Thomas offered the official Hamas position, as far as I can tell. There's a level of insensitivity that's almost comical in what she said, to tell Jews to go back to Germany..."
"...in a 2002 conversation at the White House, Thomas said 'thank God for Hezbollah' for driving Israel out of Lebanon, adding that 'Israel is the cause for 99 percent of all this terrorism.'"
Helen Thomas retires over Israel comments: "'Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet.'... She is 89, and since 2000 has been a columnist for Hearst. She earlier covered the White House for United Press International. Her remarks included that Israelis should 'get the... out of Palestine.'...
"'She has poured mud all over my family's name,' [Victoria] Hearst told WND. 'I've never heard any Hearst family member make an anti-Semitic remark.... As founder and director of Praise Him Ministries and Ridgway Christian Center in Ridgway [in Colorado]...Hearst 'loves Israel and the Jews.'" See Global War on Biblical Values
Obama's FTC plan to reinvent America's news media: "...a year ago the new Democrat administration of Barack Obama launched a major internal study intended to design a major government rescue plan for the nation's financially-troubled information media, primarily newspapers.... Government helping the press? Which press? How help? In return for what?...
"The Federal Trade Commission has just released a major staff study of modern American media titled 'Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism...."
Will journalists wake up in time to save journalism from Obama's FTC? "President Obama is determined to federalize the news industry just as he has banking, autos, and health care.... Those in the administration who clearly view independent journalism as an obstacle to 'change we can believe in' and their numerous allies in the old media, non-profit, and academic communities who either share a similar ideological vision or see the FTC process as their salvation against the Internet, will no doubt dismiss my assertions as extemism or alarmism....
"The authors [of the FTC document] hide this dangerous intention behind carefully worded expressions of concern for preserving 'quality journalism' and 'addressing emerging gaps in reporting...' >
"Better to explain yet again that the original intention of the Founders with respect to the media - 'Congress shall make no law respecting... the freedom of the press' - is the key to saving independent journalism."' See Forging a New Global Consciousness
Liberal Groups Want FCC to Police Talk Radio, Cable News: "The groups assert in the letter that 'hate, extremism and misinformation have been on the rise... as the media has focused on Arizona’s passage of one of the harshest pieces of anti-Latino legislation in this country’s history.' The organizations include the Center for Media Justice, the Rainbow Push Coalition, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, and Common Cause....The groups also argue that the Internet has made it more difficult for the public to separate 'the facts from bigotry masquerading as news.'"
President in rift with reporters? "...the official pointed out how the White House provided communications and food to the Washington press corps but segregated the local media to an auxiliary room with nothing but a lone TV monitor and a pitcher of water. '"It was a disgrace,' confided the West Point official, who also admitted he was embarrassed by the episode....'If you are not White House press, they just don't care,' said a second West Point official.
"The West Point bumbles came on the heels of Obama's visit to New York May 13 when press credentials were confirmed only hours before the president's arrival, leaving many to pass on media coverage.....Last Friday, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... was asked whether the administration, in lieu of British Petroleum's failures in the Gulf of Mexico, 'just stands there as a spectator and hopes for the best?'" See Media Censorship
Reporters to need government licenses? "A Michigan lawmaker says people have the right to know reporters are credible and have 'good moral character,' so he's proposed a procedure to license journalists and document their credentials, background and experience."
Go to Signs of the Times to see a sobering example of biased reporting. Could such a procedure simply silence reporters who present unwanted and supposedly "extremists" facts? We may be headed for such media control in the future. May 2010
Government-run media system in U.S.? "A George Soros-funded, Marxist-founded organization calling itself Free Press has published a study advocating the development of a 'world class' government-run media system in the U.S....
"[Obama's 'Regulatory Czar,' Cass] Sunstein argued websites should be obliged to remove 'false rumors' while libel laws should be altered to make it easier to sue for spreading such 'rumors.' In the 2009 book [On Rumors], Sunstein cited as a primary example of 'absurd' and 'hateful' remarks, reports by 'right-wing websites' alleging an association between President Obama and former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers....
"Among the examples of speech that should be banned, Sunstein offered, is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud. Among the examples of speech that should be banned, Sunstein offered, is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud." See Forging a New Global Consciousness April 2010
Whitewashing Koran-Inspired Murders: "James Larry, a Chicago Muslim, has confessed to brutally murdering his wife, his seven-month old son Jihad, and two of his nieces.... Larry was a prison convert to Islam who had been arguing with his wife over her refusal to become a Muslim and wear Islamic clothing. His sister revealed that he had been clutching a copy of the Koran and telling relatives that '“something in the book told him to kill someone.'
"Were James Larry a Christian, his murders would be front-page headlines, and talking heads on all the networks would be discussing in hushed tones the dangers of Christian fundamentalism.... But James Larry is a Muslim.... The phrase 'Islamic terrorist' no more links the whole religion of Islam to criminal activity than the phrase 'Italian fascist' links all Italians to fascism." See Forging a New Global Consciousness March 2010
Increasingly Anti-religious America Ignores Wave of Church Arsons: "You may have been surprised to learn about the 10 East Texas churches burned down by arsonists since the beginning of the year. ...the mainstream media was largely silent on the whole matter—not giving it much coverage until two men were arrested. What was getting plenty of coverage were stories like whether Tiger was truly sorry....
"One might argue that these church burnings weren’t a big deal because they haven’t been focused on one particular racial or ethnic group.... In fact, it would have caused a national stir—church or no church—if facilities housing groups advocating issues like global warming, animal rights, abortion or gun control had gone up in flames....
"Why wasn’t there reason enough to stir a little outrage, ruffle a few headlines, earn a few sound bites on an evening newscast prior to that? Because religion is 'out.' This complete lack of any church fire alarm is just the latest evidence of the increasing effort nationwide to marginalize religion and the church in this country." See Global War on Christian Values
Media 'covering up sordid, gay-on-gay murder': "...there has been no mention in the mainstream press of what actually happened in the basement of Fred Wilson's home in South Portland.... Wilson was a member of Portland's Harbor Masters homosexual leather club, a group dedicated to the practice of sadomasochism....
"This case of homosexual-related crimes being ignored by the national media is hardly unique." See The Mainstream Media