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Media Manipulation:The Fall Of A Free Of Charge Press

"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a country must begin by subduing the particular freeness of speech." -- Benjamin Franklin That was then and this is now. "There is, obviously , no reason why the new totalitarians should resemble the old. Federal government by clubs and shooting squads, by artificial starvation , mass imprisonment and mass deportation, is not only inhumane (no one cares much about that nowadays ), it is demonstrably inefficient as well as in an age of advanced technologies , inefficiency is the sin contrary to the Holy Ghost. A really successful totalitarian state would be one out of which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be pushed , because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and also schoolteachers. But their methods continue to be crude and unscientific. -- Aldous Huxley, 1946 A journey into Semi-enlightenment If I can control what you see and hear, i quickly can control how you think , I can control what you believe , I can control how you act. Give me control of those informative building blocks that make up your fact , and I can lead you like a parent leads a child. Upon reflection, most people would trust the above statement. They would not really agree however, that it's being carried out to them. The idea that their fact has been skewed, that they do not know how the world really works, or perhaps who's in control is past their comprehension. After all, there is certainly so much "news" available which they don't have time for it almost all. They believe that anything of real importance will be taken to their attention. They believe how the team at "60 Minutes" is on the job, eager to bring these the unvarnished truth. They may be wrong. The product sent to us by the mainstream media very often bears little similarity to the real world. Even the terminology used to deliver that merchandise can be misleading. For instance , as we all know, NAFTA, GATT, as well as the WTO involve free industry , and free trade is good. Of course we know that. Some great benefits of these programs are wrote out to us in the media on a regular basis. The only problem is -- it isn't true. NAFTA, GATT, as well as the WTO do not involve totally free trade; they involve managed industry (Note 1). You're not supposed to think or use the term "managed" because then you may well ask the obvious questions. Maintained by whom, for whom? the folks who sit around the discussing tables--do they represent their governments or their individuals ; or do they have corporate professionals ? Is trade all about overall costs , or is there a social and/or political agenda? is trade being managed for the benefit of the people, or the workers , or the multi-national corporations who are able to make hundreds of millions of dollars based on the addition or deletion of a single paragraph in an agreement? Or is the solution (d), all of the above? Who knows? provided that they use the word "free" we do not have to think about it. Like

"liberty " or "democracy" the word "totally free " has a powerful positive symbolism that tends to shut down our own ability to think critically. That is why it has never dawned you - FREE trade doesn't require a treaty. Let's look at another example of how terminology is used to control the way you think. What is a peacekeeper? A peacekeeper is a soldier who dons a blue helmet and/or arm band, works for the particular United Nations or some other supranational body, defends women and children , maintains the peace, and it is an all around good guy. You probably thought something like that immediately , because that's what you were developed to think. In fact a peacekeeper is a man with a firearm who will beat you or perhaps kill you if you don't do what he tells you to complete. What he tells you to complete may or may not be good, morale, honest , or legal. In fact, scores of "Peacekeepers" have been charged with robbery , rape, torture, and homicide. Hundreds of millions of people around the world feel very strongly that the military operations carried out by peacekeepers have been completely wrong , unjust, and illegal for any variety of reasons. Imagine if our soldiers went off to be able to fight soldiers who were referred to as Peacekeepers. Peace is good; therefore peacekeeping is good; therefore peacekeepers are good; therefore whatever the peacekeepers do to keep the peace should be good. So how could anyone fight a peacekeeper and be in the right? Do you see how words can be used to control your thinking ? Am I being crucial of the young men and women that carry the guns, fireplace the missiles or decrease the bombs? For the most part, simply no. I used to be one of them. I understand the training and the system that they are a part of. I was a paratrooper and a Ranger, and was adorned on numerous occasions with regard to conducting state-sanctioned murder. Actually , there was a time when I probably would have got killed just about anything and anyone I was told to destroy. That was before I began to understand who really gives the orders , why they're being given , and how I was being inflated by information that was made for that purpose. It only agreed to be after I left the armed service that I began to see past the world as it is portrayed through TV's talking heads. I was interested in investments and the real estate markets for most of my life. When i became a stockbroker i had been very fortunate that my personal office had one band of brokers involved in fundamental examination , and another that did technical analysis. I became a member of them both. Although we put in a great deal of time analyzing individual companies and their stocks and shares , I found that I was keen on the macro economic causes that moved world marketplaces ; not just in equities, in currencies, interest rates, and commodities. The more I researched , the more I found things that weren't right; that they didn't sound right. In some cases I was being asked to believe in a free lunch , or that 2+2 equals 3; while in others the storyline was that the most brilliant bankers on earth were in fact unskilled fools who lost vast amounts of taxpayer dollars because they have been trying to "help" the a smaller amount fortunate. They were just "excellent guys", who had created an honest mistake (150 occasions ). I had entered a world exactly where business and political passions collided to create a shifting and also illusionary landscape. A macro economic Twilight Zone, exactly where it was difficult to identify the real players, even with a scorecard. In fact, the scorecards on their own were often falsified in order to hide the

identity with the real players. And the actual agenda was never openly talked about in the mainstream media. "Economic hit men (EHM) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. These people funnel money from the planet Bank, the U.s. Agency for International advancement (USAID), and other foreign "support " organizations into the coffers of enormous corporations and the pockets of some wealthy families who control the planet's natural assets. Their tools include deceptive financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and homicide. They play a game as old as empire, yet one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization. I should know ; I was an EHM." -- John Perkins (xi) My investigation led to the international Monetary Fund (IMF), planet Bank, Export-Import Bank, the government Reserve, and other central financial institutions , where financial power had been leveraged into political power , and then back into even greater financial power. The level of Machiavellian political and financial corruption during these organizations is mind-boggling. I came across that stock, commodity and also currency markets were being rigged, quasi- governmental bodies have been laundering taxpayer money by means of countries and into multi-national corporations and banks which they controlled, and that taxpayer cash was being used to initially bribe and eventually extort foreign governments into re-writing their laws so as to allow foreign domination of their economies and eventually their countries. From there it was only one step into the shadow government that stands between business and also government, and that most people do not even know exists. Trying to put all of this information together in a meaningful way was just like trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle that had been dropped coming from an airplane. First you have to find the particular pieces, and then you have to put them together without the benefit of a photo to go by. It didn't take long to realize that in some cases details was being withheld, while in others false information was being promulgated. I turned my focus on the media to find out why the stories I was uncovering on a weekly basis were not making it to most people. In some cases, sanitized versions with the stories ended up on page 12 of the Washington Post or even the New York Times, and have been never seen again. In other cases the particular stories were blacked out , and never appeared in the mainstream media at all. One with the first statements I experienced on the media's role in all of this was made by a past Chief of Staff with the New York Times, John Swinton. Mr. Swinton was probably the most eminent newspapermen of his day. At a New York media Club dinner he had been asked to make a toast to an independent press. This is what he explained : "There is no such point , at this date of the world's history, as an independent media. You know it and I realize it. There is not one of you that dares to write your sincere opinions, and if you did, you realize beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my sincere opinions out of the paper i will be connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries with regard to similar things, and any one of you who would be so foolish as to write sincere opinions would be out on the

particular streets looking for another work. If I allowed my sincere opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, just before twenty-four hours my job would be gone. The business with the journalist is to destroy the facts ; to lie outright; to be able to pervert; to vilify; to be able to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell the country for his daily loaf of bread. You know it and I realize it and what folly is that this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals with the 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 home of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes." -- staff , Media Bypass, "Taking success by the Horns" When initially when i first read that I thought that perhaps Mr. Swinton had been using a bad night. Things couldn't be as bad as he had been leading us to believe. I have since come to realize that the above statement can be taken actually. "You are part of the the majority of conditioned, programmed culture the earth has ever known. Not only are your ideas and attitudes continually becoming shaped and molded, but your very awareness of the whole style seems like it is being subtly and inexorably erased. The doors of your perception are carefully and precisely regulated." -- Dr. Joseph Mercola, 2007 The Muckrakers "Media power is political power. There's a dangerous change in the philosophy of the airwaves to permit the expansion of corporations and the deregulation of the government to the point of decimating the consumer." Ben Bagdikian, the particular Media Monopoly "The unfortunate truth is that the closer a story gets to corporate power and also corporate domination of our modern society , the less reliable the corporate news media are." Robert McChesney, Professor in the Institute of Communications Research at school of Illinois and author of "Rich Media, bad Democracy" If you're going to investigate the takeover of the united states media, the easiest place to start has been the muckrakers. The term "muckraker" was used to describe a group of detective and political reformist publications , which gained influence within the late nineteenth and early on twentieth centuries. They became famous in American background by exposing the violations made possible by monopolies and also trusts, and the systematic bribery of government by lenders and industrialists. These publications included some of the most prestigious in the country , such as Harpers, Scribners, century , and a dozen others. The power of the muckraker publications became so great that they began to influence elections at the neighborhood , state, and national degree. The American people demanded legislation to protect themselves from the violations of big business. L.P. Morgan ended up before a congressional committee (Cujo Committee) in Washington d.C. Finally, the leaders of the financial elite minted back when a reformist president , Theodore Roosevelt was elected. "That was too much, as well as in a series of abrupt acts l.P. Morgan and the Rockefeller interests simply bought managing interest in the magazines- Harpers, Scribners, Century, and a number of

others- installed their own supervisors , and announced that the public was tired of reading unearths of banks and company. It ended an era of yankee journalism and national politics." -- Ben Bagdikian (p. 211) The words of Congressman Oscar Callaway, taken from the usa Congressional record, February being unfaithful , 1917, bring added that means to the above paragraph. "In March, 1915, the particular J.P. Morgan passions , the steel, shipbuilding, and also powder interests, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential magazines in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press with the United States. These 12 guys worked the problem out through selecting 179 newspapers, and then began, by an elimination process, to retain solely those necessary for the purpose of controlling the common policy of the daily media throughout the country. They thought it was was only necessary to purchase the power over 25 of the greatest papers. The particular 25 papers were arranged ; emissaries were sent to choose the policy, national and international , of these papers; an agreement had been reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be covered by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and change information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial guidelines , and other things of countrywide and international nature considered vital to the interests with the purchasers...This policy also included the particular suppression of everything in opposition to the particular wishes of the interests offered." -- James Perloff (r.178) and -- G. Edward Griffen (p. 244) In 1922 Theodore Roosevelt, a guy who was famous for his straight talk, described the situation by doing this , "These international bankers and also Rockefeller - Standard acrylic interests control the majority of magazines and the columns of these papers to club into submission or to drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding with the powerful corrupt cliques that compose the invisible federal government." The problems encountered by the financial elite with the united states people's influence over federal government (otherwise known as democracy) did not occur overnight. Nor did their solution of getting direct and indirect control of the media so as to shape public opinion. The following paragraphs clearly demonstrate that America's true leaders and their public servants had identified the problem as well as the solution by 1905. During hearings held by the united states senate Privileges and Elections panel in 1912, it was says Congressman Joseph Sibley coming from Pennsylvania was distributing Rockefeller money to a number of obedient Congressmen. A letter was unveiled in the Committee that had been compiled by Representative Sibley in 1905. The letter had been provided for John D. Archbold, the senior executive at standard Oil Company who behaved as Rockefeller's bagman. For the reason that letter Congressman Sibley mentioned : "An efficient literary bureau is needed, not for a day or a crisis but a permanent healthy control of the linked Press and kindred avenues. It will cost money, but would be the cheapest in the end."

-- Ferdinand Lundberg (p.249) "Charles S. Mellen with the New Haven Railroad testified before Congress that his Morgan-owned railroad had greater than one-thousand New England magazines on the payroll, costing concerning $400,000 annually (in the current inflated currency that would be over $8 million.). The train also held almost the half-million dollars in provides issued by the Boston Herald. This web of control was multiplied by countless additional companies which also have been controlled by Morgan along with other investment-banking houses. -- gary. Edward Griffin (p. 244) All processes tend to be enhanced over time. The process of controlling the united states citizens by controlling their main sources of information is no different. These was written in 1937 through author Ferdinand Lundberg, (p. 245): "so far as can be learned, the Rockefellers have given up their outdated policy of owning magazines and magazines outright, relying now upon the guides of all camps to serve their best interests in return for the particular vast volume of petroleum and also allied advertising under Rockefeller control. After the J.r. Morgan bloc, the Rockefellers have the most advertising of any group to dispose of. And when advertising alone is not sufficient to insure the particular fealty of a newspaper, the particular Rockefeller companies have been known to make direct payments to acquire a friendly editorial attitude." On the topic of advertising as a means of media control, Mr. Lundberg (p. 244) provides this to say about J.r. Morgan: "More marketing is controlled by the l.P. Morgan junta than by any single financial group, a factor which instantly gives the banking house the particular respectful attention of all notify independent publishers." The "stick and carrot" use of marketing dollars to control content has become a fine art. Many wellinformed people consider it to be the main source of media control, even though that's certainly debatable, when you shall see when we go over corporate control. The book conspiracy theory Against Freedom (Willis the. Carto, ed. 1986, liberty lobby, Inc., Washington d.C.) documents the planned destruction of a syndicated radio stations program through the power of advertising. Due to mergers and globalization, there are now just two huge umbrella marketing groups in the United States: Omnicam team (the world's #1, 62,000 employees, 10.5 billion in 2005) and Interpublic Group (the world's third-largest, 43 ,000 employees, 6.several billion in 2005). "The history of Interpublic started out 50 years before its incorporation in 1961. In 1911 the U.S. Supreme court dismantled the Rockefeller standard Oil Trust and separated it into 37 diverse companies. The largest of these had been Standard Oil of New jacket (now Exxon). Harrison McCann, who had been advertising manager at the Rockefeller Trust for a number of decades , opened up his own ad company and took on jacket Standard as his initial client." -- Answer.com These two companies have soaked up hundreds of subsidiaries and effectively silenced the

competition to their political , social, and economic biases. As the decades rolled by, the financial elite (elite is the word these people most often use to describe on their own ) that created the Business Roundtable, Council on Foreign associations , Tri-Lateral Commission, Bilderbergers, as well as the Federal Reserve, also uniquely spun a web of control over the nation's supply of information. Employing a combination of advertising extortion and also boardroom financial control, they cook their version of fact , and then put it out with regard to mass consumption. "these kinds of men, the 'elite', the particular 'ruling class', the 'Establishment', the 'Insiders', or whatever you want to call them, have learned to be able to influence the thinking of the majority of citizens through their control of communications and education. Through such means they have formed national and international policy ". -- Fr. James Thornton, "Faith, Family, Freedom", (r.36) If you really desired to know how bad the situation had been , what better person to ask when compared to a President of the United States. Cheap Facebook Ads