We’ve all seen allegations of exactly how fake the mainstream media has become and some genius has compiled an interesting video of some scripted segments that I really think you’ll get a kick out of.
This goes to almost every imaginable network and news station you can think of. It features many of “the greats” and maybe a few that will surprise you.
In a recent Ted Talk, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson says it all started when Obama gave the media their marching orders.
He insisted in a speech that he too thought somebody needed to step in and curate information of this wild, wild West media environment. Nobody in the public had been clamoring for any such thing, yet suddenly the topic of fake news dominates headlines on a daily basis.
It’s as if the media had been given its marching orders. Fake news they insisted was an imminent threat to American democracy.
But as somebody who studied the industry that seeks to manipulate all of us on behalf of paid interests, I know that few themes arise in our environment organically.
A noted propagandist told me, “It’s like a movie,” he said, and it gave me chills at the time.
“Nearly every scene or image that crosses our path in daily life,” he said, “was put there for a reason. Often by someone who paid a lot of money to place it there.”
What if the whole anti-fake news campaign was an effort on somebody’s part to keep us from seeing or believing certain websites or stories by controversializing them or labeling them as fake news?
I’m not the only one who thinks this whole thing smacked of the rollout of a propaganda campaign.
Attkisson gives two main ways to tell if powerful interests are trying to manipulate opinion.
Number one, when the media seems to be trying to shape or censor facts and opinions rather than report them.
Number two, when so many in the media are reporting the same stories, promulgating the same narratives, relying on the same sources — even using the same phrases… When everybody’s on the same page, it might be the result of an organized campaign.
As a final warning, she goes into the efforts to teach “media literacy–as in: we’ll tell you who to trust and who not to trust.”