Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Treason in the Fourth Estate?

An excellent rant from someone other than me:


TREASON IN THE FOURTH ESTATE?

By James D. Sanders
November 15, 2005
NewsWithViews.com

In light of the current insi de-the-beltway insurrection, the rules of political warfare should be examined. The United States hasn't been a Republic for more than sixty years. Today's form of federal government is a national security state with a democracy fa├žade.

Federal propagandists offer up words and visuals 24/7, presumptively slanted to project political reality. Getting the public mind to accept it as fact is the goal. It's massaged into a news-like format and inserted into the public mind by dominant media, completing the federal mission to infect the public mind.
The Bush II administration effectively used dominant media to infect the collective mind of the masses to support the invasion of Iraq. Polling numbers told politicians that a parade was forming. Congress rushed en mass to lead the parade propaganda created.
This isn't an indictment of the Bush II administration. It is the way every president from Woodrow Wilson to Bush II has created war fever.

Why would the dominant media, the Fourth Estate allow itself to be used for propaganda purposes?
Watch network news, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, or the CNN-CNBC variety. Read the New York Times and Washington Post.
Federal propaganda is what percentage of this news? How much space or time is allotted to questioning propaganda pouring out of the White House, DOD, State and CIA? How much time or space is allotted to exposing slanted or false federal propaganda?

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Dominant media treats federal propaganda as if it's real news, facts to be believed, instead of performing the essential role of defending the Republic. Why? It's free. Zero costs to diminish the corporate bottom line, revealing the awful truth -- when federal propaganda "facts" are exposed as lies, dominant media has a vested interest in protecting the lies it published as fact. Dominant media has become the national security state's pimp.
... Amen to that... the entire article may be read at http://www.newswithviews.com/public_comm/public_commentary30.htm

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