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Atlantic Council Explains Why We Need To Be Propagandized For Our Own Good

Caitlin Johnstone

I sometimes try to get establishment loyalists to explain to me exactly why we’re all meant to be terrified of this “Russian propaganda” thing they keep carrying on about. What is the threat, specifically? That it makes the public less willing to go to war with Russia and its allies? That it makes us less trusting of lying, torturing, coup-staging intelligence agencies? Does accidentally catching a glimpse of that green RT logo turn you to stone like Medusa, or melt your face like in Raiders of the Lost Ark?

“Well, it makes us lose trust in our institutions,” is the most common reply.

Okay. So? Where’s the threat there? We know for a fact that we’ve been lied to by those institutions. Iraq isn’t just something we imagined. We should be skeptical of claims made by western governments, intelligence agencies and mass media. How specifically is that skepticism dangerous?

Trying to get answers to such questions from rank-and-file empire loyalists is like pulling teeth, and they are equally lacking in the mass media who are constantly sounding the alarm about Russian propaganda. All I see are stories about Russia funding environmentalists (the horror!), giving a voice to civil rights activists (oh noes!), and retweeting articles supportive of Jeremy Corbyn (think of the children!). At its very most dramatic, this horrifying, dangerous epidemic of Russian propaganda is telling westerners to be skeptical of what they’re being told about the Skripal poisoning and the alleged Douma gas attack, both of which do happen to have some very significant causes for skepticism.

When you try to get down to the brass tacks of the actual argument being made and demand specific details about the specific threats we’re meant to be worried about, there aren’t any to be found. Nobody’s been able to tell me what specifically is so dangerous about westerners being exposed to the Russian side of international debates, or of Russians giving a platform to one or both sides of an American domestic debate. Even if every single one of the allegations about Russian bots and disinformation are true (and they aren’t), where is the actual clear and present danger? No one can say.

No one, that is, except the Atlantic Council.

Read More: https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/atlantic-council-explains-why-we-need-to-be-propagandized-for-our-own-good-fd3470254ea5

The Council On Foreign Relations Says Domestic Propaganda Is Necessary

One year ago, a State Department press event included quite possibly the most epic “deer in the headlights” moment in all of government press briefing history.

During the final press briefing in May of 2017, the State Department put high level official Stuart Jones at the podium to give the daily briefing, and he was asked how the US could call for democracy in Iran while ignoring the fact that one of Washington’s closest Middle East allies is an oppressive autocratic state with an opaque legal system run by strict Islamic sharia courts.

ere’s how Newsweek‘s Tom O’Connor set the scene at the time:

Stuart Jones, who was appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq by former President Barack Obama in 2014 before assuming the title of assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs in January, took a long, silent pause after an Agence France-Presse reporter asked the official how President Donald Trump could criticize Iran’s democracy, while standing next to Saudi Arabian officials.

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy, where every position of power is appointed by either the king or other members of the Al Saud royal family from which the nation derives its name. Trump recently visited Saudi Arabia, a close ally of the U.S., and took the opportunity to deeply criticize the two nations’ mutual foe, Iran, and its commitment to democracy weeks after it held its presidential election.

Though clearly hilarious and at the same time appropriately awkward, the incident highlighted the fact that mainstream journalists rarely ask the obvious questions that might so easily expose the glaring hypocrisy of US foreign policy and its leaders.

As Wide Asleep in America blog so aptly described: “In lieu of delivering an actual answer, Jones became visibly uncomfortable, signed audibly, stared blindly into nothingness and said nothing for roughly 18 seconds. You could see the squeaky gears laboring to rotate in his head. You hear the faint trickle of urine run down his thigh. You could feel Jones praying to be suddenly whisked away by a dragon-drawn chariot sent to him by the sun god Helios.”

It’s so beautiful and epic we thought it deserved its own anniversary of remembrance.

But on a more serious note, about six months after Stuart Jones’ internal meltdown moment, a leaked State Department memo obtained by Politico spelled out how Washington merely values the concept of human rights insofar as it can be molded toward propaganda ends. The leaked government memo, made public for the first time in December 2017, instructed top State Department leadership that “Allies should be treated differently — and better — than adversaries.”

“For this reason,” the leaked internal State Department memo argued“we should consider human rights as an important issue in regard to US relations with China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. And this is not only because of moral concern for practices inside those countries. It is also because pressing those regimes on human rights is one way to impose costs, apply counter-pressure, and regain the initiative from them strategically.”

As the May 2017 Stuart Jones presser demonstrated, this means countries like Saudi Arabia or Qatar will always be let off the hook in spite of — for example — US ally Saudi Arabia executing over 50 people so far this year, half of them related to nonviolent drug chargesaccording to HRW. Or this might further translate into government officials choosing to look the other way when allies illegally possess or pursue nuclear or other banned weapons.

Politico explained that the memo encourages government leadership, on up to the level of the Secretary of State, “that we should do exactly what Russian and Chinese propaganda says we do — use human rights as a weapon to beat up our adversaries while letting ourselves and our allies off the hook.”

More recently, one year after the incredible and embarrassing State Department scene, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has delivered an even more astounding propaganda fail which went largely unnoticed in the media. The CFR is among America’s oldest and most establishment think tanks, with a who’s who of government insiders filling up its ranks, and has often played an advisory role on important policy questions to elected officials.

The CFR’s Richard Stengel, a former editor of TIME magazine, told an audience at a CFR event in late April called Political Disruptions: Combating Disinformation and Fake News that governments “have to” direct “propaganda” toward their own populations.

Read More: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-31/council-foreign-relations-says-domestic-propaganda-necessary

The Corporate Media Propaganda Information War on You

You know the drill, ownership of American media has consolidated to the point where all media is owned by one of five companies.

Those companies hold stock in every other major company from industries outside of media… like “defense” (weapons manufacturing,) or international banking, or drug manufacturing, or factory farming, or healthcare providers and insurers.

So why do we still believe ANYTHING the corporate-owned media says when it comes to issues on war, the monetary system, big pharma, food and nutrition, or health and healthcare?

Is What You Believe To Be True Actually True? Or Do You Believe Fake News

Why One Should Distrust the News

ERIC ZUESSE | 05.01.2019

Intelligent skeptics dig down like this (which can be done only online, which is why print and broadcast ‘news’ is even less trustworthy than online news), and routinely find that there’s a very selective use of ‘evidence’ that’s behind most claims, and that the reality is that the ‘news’ is often false, and, worse than that, the ‘news’ is usually false for a purpose or purposes — that the ’news’ is often fraudulent, that it is propaganda, PR, often even of the lying sort, instead of being honest and carefully verified research and reporting, such as it claims to be. Usually, it’s false because the intention is to deceive, not because Wikipedia (or whatever other news-and-public-affairs medium one happens to be considering) merely goofed. As was noted here, Wikipedia is edited, and even written, by the CIA. (Remember what a “slam-dunk” about “Saddam’s WMD” they delivered to the George W. Bush regime in 2002?) Only sources that are approved by the CIA are linked to there. Some of the sources are true, but many are not. The article on Chossudovsky was done for the CIA by an asset of the CIA, about a critic of the CIA. The CIA represents America’s billionaires, and Chossudovsky doesn’t.

Extremely wealthy people buy, advertise their corporations in, and/or donate to, public-affairs media, not in order to profit from them as owners of them, so much as in order to influence public affairs by means of them. This is one of the ways in which to grab hold not only of the government, but even of the people who vote for the government and who also buy those billionaires’ corporations’ products and services.

Trust should never be given; it should only be earned. Regarding what is public, trust is earned only rarely — and is never earned when that trust is in the major ‘news’-media (all of which are owned and controlled by billionaires and centi-millionaires who actually have interests in many corporations, including some they don’t control but only serve or else invest in). The major ‘news’-media don’t always lie, but they often lie — especially about foreign affairs, which are the main focus and concern of international corporations.

Read More: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/01/05/why-one-should-distrust-the-news.html

How the American Media Was Destroyed

…I have many times written that it was President Bill Clinton who destroyed the independent US media when he permitted 90 percent of the US media to be concentrated in six mega-corporations that were in the entertainment and other businesses and not in the news business. This unprecedented concentration of media was against all American tradition and destroyed the reliance that our Founding Fathers placed on a free press to keep government accountable to the people.

Until I read Mary Mapes book, Truth and Duty (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), I was unaware of how this monopolization of the media in violation of the Sherman Anti-trust Act and American tradition had proceeded to destroy honest reporting.

Read More: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/10/01/how-the-american-media-was-destroyed/

Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing

… Although journalism was always a loose extension of establishment power, something has changed in recent years. Dissent tolerated when I joined a national newspaper in Britain in the 1960s has regressed to a metaphoric underground as liberal capitalism moves towards a form of corporate dictatorship. This is a seismic shift, with journalists policing the new “groupthink”, as Parry called it, dispensing its myths and distractions, pursuing its enemies.

Witness the witch-hunts against refugees and immigrants, the willful abandonment by the “MeToo” zealots of our oldest freedom, presumption of innocence, the anti-Russia racism and anti-Brexit hysteria, the growing anti-China campaign and the suppression of a warning of world war.

With many if not most independent journalists barred or ejected from the “mainstream”, a corner of the Internet has become a vital source of disclosure and evidence-based analysis: true journalism sites such as wikileaks.org, consortiumnews.com, wsws.org, truthdig.com, globalresearch.org, counterpunch.org and informationclearinghouse.com are required reading for those trying to make sense of a world in which science and technology advance wondrously while political and economic life in the fearful “democracies” regress behind a media facade of narcissistic spectacle.

Read More: https://consortiumnews.com/2018/09/19/hold-the-front-page-the-reporters-are-missing/

YouTubers Respond to Data & Society’s Amateurish Smear Report on the “Alternative Influence Network”

Data & Society is a Soros/Globalist think tank that just released a propaganda hit piece on the popular political commentators on YouTube that disagree with their globalist, corporate and anti-democratic goals.

In their hit piece they say there is a network of YouTube creators and that they’re all spreading dangerous extremism by allowing open debate and guesting on each others channels.

They attempt to connect the entire fictional network by saying that if they’ve ever guested on another channel they are automatically connected to every other ideology of anyone that’s every also been on that channel.

So of course they pull out the most radical and extreme media boogeymen,  like the so-called neo-Nazi Richard Spencer. They claim that if someone had a debate with Spencer (even if refuting his views) they’re still a part of the extremists network. This also goes for anyone that had guested on the same channel or hosted someone from any channel that Spencer had ever been on. Well, of course the connections are all proven by the intricate diagram they present… but is it really?

The truth is, since deregulation led to media consolidation, alternative voices got relegated to the internet and YouTube. But because of their honesty  and transparency YouTubers started getting better ratings than the mainstream media. (Someone like Joe Rogan or Paul Joseph Watson get astronomically higher views than anything on TV.)

Now thanks to things like Brexit and the election of Trump, the controlling establishment understands they has lost control of the narrative and are striking back with censorship and propaganda to try to silence dissenting voices on the last free-speech platforms they don’t entirely control.

Here’s some of the best comebacks about this report from YouTubers….

New Updated List of Movies The CIA and Pentagon Colluded on with Hollywood

This list comes from a FIOA Request and shows that the government is involved in secretive mass mind control through movies and entertainment.

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Here Are 410 Movies Made Under The Direct Influence And Supervision Of The Pentagon

A year ago we featured a detailed report by authors Tom Secker and Matthew Alford exposing just how vast the Pentagon and CIA programs for partnering with Hollywood actually are, based on some 4,000 new pages of formerly classified archived documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

The report noted at the time that “These documents for the first time demonstrate that the US government has worked behind the scenes on over 800 major movies and more than 1,000 TV titles.”

Reviewing the ever expanding list, the average movie watcher might be in for a shock at what films are actually included — there are the more predictable ones like Black Hawk Down, Zero Dark Thirty, and Lone Survivor; but also entirely unexpected ones that apparently needed the military-industrial complex’s propaganda touch like Earnest Saves ChristmasKarate Kid 2, The Silence of the LambsTwister, the Iron Man movies, and more recently Pitch Perfect 3.

When a Hollywood writer or producer approaches the Pentagon and asks for access to military assets to help make their film, they have to submit their script to the entertainment liaison offices for vetting. Ultimately, the man with the final say is Phil Strub, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) chief Hollywood liaison, who has been at the helm of this formerly semi-secret department going all the way back to 1989.

If there are characters, action or dialogue that the DOD doesn’t approve of then the film-maker has to make changes to accommodate the military’s demands. If they refuse then the Pentagon packs up its toys and goes home. To obtain full cooperation the producers have to sign contracts, called Production Assistance Agreements, which lock them into using a military-approved version of the script.

Read More: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-04/heres-410-movies-made-under-direct-influence-and-supervision-department-defense

Updated ‘Complete’ List of DOD Films

www.spyculture.com

ABOVEAND BEYOND 7 I
ABOVE THE CLOUDS
ACE OF ACES
ACTION IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC
AERIAL GUNNER
AIR CADET
AIR DEVILS
AIR FORCE
AIR FORCE ONE
AIR FORCE ONE
AIRPORT 75
AIRPORT 77
ALL HANDS ON DECK
ALL THE YOUNG MEN
AMBUSH BAY
AMERICA
AMERICAN GUERRILLA IN THE PHILIPPINES
AMERICAN PRESIDENT, THE
ANCHORS AWAY
ANGEL‘S FLIGHT
ANNAPOLIS
ANNAPOLIS FAREWELL
AN NAPOLIS SALUTE
ANNAPOLIS STORY
ANTWONE FISHER
ANZIO
APOLLO 13
ARMAGEDDON
ARMORED COMMAND
AT WAR WITH THE ARMY
AWAY ALL BOATS
BACK TO BATAAN
BAILOUT AT 43,000 FEET
BAMBOO PRISON
BAMBOO SAUCER
BAT 21
BATAAN
BATMAN AND ROBIN
BATTLE AT BLOODY BEACH
BATTLE BENEATH THE EARTH
BATTLE CIRCUS
BATTLE CRY
BATTLE GROUND
BATTLE LOS ANGELES
BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA
BATTLE STATIONS
BATTLE TAXI
BATTLE ZONE
BATTLEGROUND
BATTLESHIP
BEACHHEAD
BEAR, THE
BEAST OF BUDAPEST
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
BELL FOR ADANO. A
BENEATH THE FLESH
BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL
BIG JIM MCLEAN
BIG LIFT, THE
BIG PARADE, THE
BILOXI BLUES
BIRTH OF A NATION
BLACK HAVIK DOWN
BOMBARDIER
BOMBERS B-52
BREAKTHROUGH
BRIDGE OF SPIES
BRIDGE TO THE SUN
BRIDGE TOO FAR
BRIDGES AT TOKO RI, THE
BROTHER RAT
BUFFALO SOLDIERS
BYE BYE BIRDIE
CAINE MUTINY, THE
CALL ME MISTER
CAMP NOWHERE
CAPT. NEWMAN, M.D.
CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER
CAPTAIN EDDIE
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
CAPTURED
CLASS MATES
CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
CLIENT, THE
CLIPPED WINGS
COCK-EYED WORLD
COLONEL JAMES ROWE STORY
COMBAT SQUAD
COMMAND DECISION
CONTACT
CONVOY
CORE. THE
COURT MARTIAL OF BILLY MITCHELL
CRASH DIVE
CRY FOR HAPPY
D-DAY. THE SIXTH OF JUNE
D.l., THE
DARBY’S RANGERS
DAVE
DAY AFTER TOMORROW
DAY OF THE DEAD
DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. THE
DECISION BEFORE DAWN
DEEP IMPACT
DEEP SIX
DEJA VU
DESTINATION GOBI
DESTINATION TOKYO
DESTINY
DESTROYER
DEVIL DOGS OF THE AIR
DEVIL’S BRIGADE
DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND
DINOSAUR
DIRIGIBLE
DIVE BOMBER
DON’T CRY. IT’S ONLY THUNDER
DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP
DON’T GO NEAR THE WATER
DRESS PARADE
EASY COME, EASY GO
EMPIRE OF THE SUN
ENEMY BELOW
ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS
ETERNAL SEA
EVERYBODY LOVES WHALES
EXECUTIVE DECISION
EXTRAORDINARY SEAMAN
FACE OF WAR
FATHER GOOSE
FERRIS BUELLER
FEW GOOD MEN. A
FIGHTER ATTACK
FIGHTER SQUADRON
FIGHTING SEABEES
FINAL ANALYSIS
FINAL COUNTDOWN, THE
FIRE BIRDS
FIREFOX
FIRST TO FIGHT
FIXED BAYONETS
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
FLAT TOP
FLEET’S IN, THE
FLIGHT
FLIGHT COMMAND
FLIGHT DECK
FLIGHT FROM ASHIYA
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT
FLIGHT NURSE
FLIGHT OF THE INTRU DER
FLIGHT TO NOWHERE
FLIRTATION WALK
FLY AWAY HOME
FLYING FLEET
FLYING LEATHERNECKS
FLYING MISSILE
FLYING TIGERS
FOLLOW THE FLEET
FORCE OF ARMYS
FOREVER YOUNG
FRANCIS
FRANCIS GOES TO WEST POINT
FRANCIS IN THE NAW
FRANCIS JOINS THE WACS
FRAULEIN
FREDDY
FROGMEN
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
GALLANT HOURS
GATHERING OF EAGLES
GI BLUES
GIANT
GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND. THE
GIRLS OF PLEASURE ISLAND
GLENN MILLER STORY. THE
GLORY BRIGADE. THE
GO FOR BROKE
GOD IS MY CO-PILOT
GODZILLA
GOLDENEYE
GOLDFINGER
GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK
GRAY LADY DOWN
GREAT ESCAPE. THE
GREAT IMPOSTOR. THE
GREAT RAID, THE
GREEN BERETS. THE
GREEN DRAGON, THE
GUADALCANAL DIARY
GUARDING TESS
GUNG HO
HALLS OF MONTEZUMA
HAMBURGER HILL
HANOI HILTON
HANOI-RELEASE JOHN NASMYTH
HAUNTING OF SARAH HARDY, THE
HEALTH CLUB
HEARTBREAK RIDGE
HEARTS IN ATLANTIS
HEAVEN KNOWS MR ALLISON
HELL BELOW
HELL DIVERS
HELL IS FOR HEROES
HELL TO ETERNITY
HELLCATS OF THE NAW
HELLO DOLLY
HERO OF SUBMARINE D-2
HEROES
HINDENBURG, THE
HOLD ‘EM NAW
HOLD BACK THE NIGHT
HOMER AND EDDIE
HOW | SAVED THE PRESIDENT
HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. THE
HUNTERS. THE
I AIM AT THE STARS
IAM LEGEND
I WANTED WINGS
ICE STATION ZEBRA
IN COUNTRY
IN HARM’S WAY
IN LOVE AND WAR
IN THE ARMY NOW
IN THE LINE OF FIRE
INCHON
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
INNOCENT, THE
INVADERS FROM MARS
INVASION USA
INVASION. THE
IRON MAN 1
IRON MAN II
IRON TRIANGLE
JACKAL. THE
JACKKNIFE
JET PILOT
JOHN PAUL JONES
JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG
JUDGMENT IN BERLIN
JUMPING JACKS
JURASSIC PARK III
KARATE KID II
KILLING FIELDS
KING KONG
KINGS GO FORTH
LARGER THAN LIFE
LAST PLANE OUT, THE
LICENSE TO KILL
LIFE FLIGHT
LONE SURVIVOR
LONG GRAY LINE, THE
LONGEST DAY, THE
MAC AND ME
MACARTHUR
MAJOR MOVIE STAR
MAJOR MOVIE STAR
MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
MARINE RAIDERS
MARINES, LET’S GO
MATINEE
MCCONNELL STORY. THE
MCHALE’S NAW
MEN OF THE FIGHTING LADY
MEN WITHOUT WOMEN
MEN, THE
MERRILL’S MARAUDERS
MESSENGER, THE
MIDSHIPMAN
MIDSHIPMAN JACK
MIDWAY
MILITARY AIR SCOUT
MISTER ROBERTS
MYSTIC NIGHTS & PIRATE FIGHTS
NAKED AND THE DEAD
NAW BLUE AND GOLD
NAW SEALS
NET. THE
NEXT KARATE KID. THE
NO MAN ISAN ISLAND
ONE MINUTE TO ZERO
OPERATION PACIFIC
OPERATION PETTICOAT
OUTSIDER, THE
PANCHO U.S. MARINE
PATENT LEATHER KID
PATRIOT GAMES
PA’ITON
PEREZ FAMILY, THE
PERFECT STORM, THE
PET CEMETARY
PIONEER CHRISTMAS
PORK CHOP HILL
PRESIDIO
PRIDE OF THE MARINES
PRISONER OF WAR
PT-1 09
PURPLE HEARTS
RACE TO SPACE
RAISE THE TITANIC
RANDOM HEARTS
RED BALL EXPRESS
RED DAWN
RENAISSANCE MAN
RETREAT! HELL
RIDE WITH THE DEVIL
RIGHT STUFF. THE
ROBOJOX
ROCKETEER. THE
ROCKETS RED GLARE
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
RUN SILENT. RUN DEEP
RUSSKIES
SAHARA
SAN FRANCISCO
SANDS OF IWO JIMA
SATELLITE KILLER. THE
SAYONARA
SERGEANT YORK
SHEPHERD. THE
SHINING THROUGH
SHIPMATES
SHIPMATES FOREVER
SHOW OF FORCE
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. THE
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
SOLDIER’S STORY, A
SOUTH PACIFIC
SOUTHERN COMFORT
STAR SPANGLED BANNER
STAR TREK IV
STAR TREK: RESURRECTION
STEALTH
STORY OF G.l. JOE
STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
STRIPES
SUBMARINE
SUBMARINE COMMAND
SUBMARINE D-I
SUBMARINE PIRATE
SULLIVANS. THE
SULLY
SUM OF ALL FEARS
SWARM, THE
TAKE THE HIGH GROUND
TAKING CHANCE
TANK
TAPS
TARGET UNKNOWN
TASK FORCE
TEARS OF THE SUN
THE LAST ACTION HERO
THE VISITING
THEY WERE EXPENDABLE
THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO
THREE WISHES
TIME TO KILL, A
TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI
TOMORROW NEVER DIES
TOP GUN
TORAI TORAI TORAI
TORPEDO ALLEY
TORPEDO RUN
TOWERING INFERNO
TOY SOLDIERS
TRANSFER OF COURAGE
TRANSFORMERS
TRANSFORMERS
TRANSFORMERS 2
TRANSFORMERS 3
TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
TRUE LIES
TRUEST SPORT. THE
TUGGER
TURKEY SHOOT
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN. THE
TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH
TWISTER
TWISTER’S REVENGE
ULTIMATE SOLUTION OF GRACE QUIGLEY. THE
UNBELIEVER. THE
UNITED 93
WAITING FOR THE LIGHT
WAKE ISLAND
WALK IN THE SUN
WE WERE SOLDIERS
WHAT PRICE GLORY
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT
WILD AMERICA
WINDTALKERS
WING AND A PRAYER
WINGS
WINGS OF EAGLES
WITHOUT GLORY
WI’F
X-15
YOUNG LIONS. THE

The American Empire and its Media

The CFR Media Empire
The Council of Foreign Relations, The Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission Control the Entire Mainstream Media

Swiss Propaganda Research
July 2017

Largely unbeknownst to the general public, executives and top journalists of almost all major US news outlets have long been members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). 

Established in 1921 as a private, bipartisan organization to “awaken America to its worldwide responsibilities”, the CFR and its close to 5000 elite members have for decades shaped U.S. foreign policy and public discourse about it. As a well-known Council member once explained, the goal has indeed been to establish a global Empire, albeit a “benevolent” one.

In a column entitled “Ruling Class Journalists”, former Washington Post senior editor and ombudsman Richard Harwood described the Council and its members approvingly as “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States”.

Harwood continued: “The membership of these journalists in the Council, however they may think of themselves, is an acknowledgment of their active and important role in public affairs and of their ascension into the American ruling class. They do not merely analyze and interpret foreign policy for the United States; they help make it. () They are part of that establishment whether they like it or not, sharing most of its values and world views.”

Read More: https://swprs.org/the-american-empire-and-its-media/

Corporate Media Always Pushes More War b/c They’re Part-Owned by the Weapons Manufacturers

The Media always uses Neural Linguistic Programming to subconsciously control people’s thinking. 

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The Diseased, Lying, Condition of America’s ‘News’Media

ERIC ZUESSE | 21.06.2018

… Because of America’s ‘news’media, it still isn’t “ceding Syria to the Syrians” — as Ban ki-Moon and international law would. That wouldn’t be profitable for Lockheed Martin etc. (whose biggest customers other than the US Government are the Sauds, and Trump alone sold $400 billion of US weapons to them); so, it’s not done.

Syria’s sovereignty is utterly denied by the US regime, but if the US regime were to succeed, the big winners would actually be the Saud family.

Do the American people have sovereignty, over ‘their’ (our) Government? US ‘news’media effectively ban that question. Perhaps what controls the US Government is the Saudi-Israeli alliance: the Sauds have the money, and the Israelis have the lobbyists. Of course, the US ‘news’media are obsessed whether Russia controls the US Government. That diversionary tactic is extremely profitable to companies such as General Dynamics, and America’s other weapons-manufacturers, which thrive on wars — especially by selling to the Sauds, and to their allies (and, obviously, not at all to Russia) …

Read More: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/06/21/diseased-lying-condition-americas-news-media.html

Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Tracker” is more like a “Propaganda Generator”

This is how the SPLC scares old lady liberals into paying them money… by spreading their own lies, characterizing anyone who disagrees with them as “far-right” and “hate groups.”

“The Hate Tracker detects trends in a community of far-right Twitter users identified and reviewed by SPLC analysts. This view shows what the far-right is talking about today at 30 minute intervals. Click on a hashtag to view further details. Hashtag activity is ranked by distance from the mean using a z-score.”

Trust the paid “experts” to tell you what the most hateful people are saying, just don’t ask them to show you how they arrived at this list.

From today’s list of hateful topics:
– Illegal Immigration… (because if you think immigration should follow the laws and constitution, you’re spreading hate.
– Voter Fraud… (because if you care who legally votes in elections you’re hateful.)
– the Great Awakening… (because if you realize that the government and media are lying, you’re hate.)
– Patriot… (because only hateful people would care about patriotism.)
– Telford… (because if you’re concerned about a decades-long cover-up of child sexual abuse and murder in the highest ranks of the police and government, you’re a hate  monger.
– Q Anon… (because if you have ever been on a Chan and follow the Q Anon drops, you must be into hate.)

SPLC Hate Tracker

SPLC Hate Tracker

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America’s Righteous Russia-gate Censorship

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Exclusive: Arriving behind the anti-Trump “resistance” and the Russia-gate “scandal” is a troubling readiness to silence dissent in the U.S., shutting down information that challenges Official Narratives, writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

A stark difference between today’s Washington and when I was here as a young Associated Press correspondent in the late 1970s and the early 1980s is that then – even as the old Cold War was heating up around the election of Ronald Reagan – there were prominent mainstream journalists who looked askance at the excessive demonization of the Soviet Union and doubted wild claims about the dire threats to U.S. national security from Nicaragua and Grenada.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Kremlin wall, Dec. 6, 2016. (Photo by Robert Parry)

Perhaps the Vietnam War was still fresh enough in people’s minds that senior editors and national reporters understood the dangers of mindless groupthink inside Official Washington, as well as the importance of healthy skepticism toward official pronouncements from the U.S. intelligence community.

Today, however, I cannot think of a single prominent figure in the mainstream news media who questions any claim – no matter how unlikely or absurd – that vilifies Russian President Vladimir Putin and his country. It is all Russia-bashing all the time.

And, behind this disturbing anti-Russian uniformity are increasing assaults against independent and dissident journalists and news outlets outside the mainstream. We’re not just entering a New Cold War and a New McCarthyism; we’re also getting a heavy dose of old-style Orwellianism.

Sometimes you see this in individual acts like HuffingtonPost taking down a well-reported story by journalist Joe Lauria because he dared to point out that Democratic money financed the two initial elements of what’s now known as Russia-gate: the forensic examination of computers at the Democratic National Committee and the opposition research on Donald Trump conducted by ex-British spy Christopher Steele.

HuffingtonPost never contacted Lauria before or after its decision to retract the story, despite a request from him for the reasons why. HuffPost editors told a BuzzFeed reporter that they were responding to reader complaints that the article was filled with factual errors but none have ever been spelled out, leaving little doubt that Lauria’s real “error” was in defying the Russia-gate groupthink of the anti-Trump Resistance. [A version of Lauria’s story appeared at Consortiumnews.com before Lauria posted it at HuffPost. If you want to sign a petition calling on HuffPost to restore Lauria’s article, click here.]

Muzzling RT

Other times, the expanding American censorship is driven by U.S. government agencies, such as the Justice Department’s demand that the Russian news outlet, RT, register under the restrictive Foreign Agent Registration Act, which requires such prompt, frequent and detailed disclosures of supposed “propaganda” that it could make it impossible for RT to continue to function in the United States.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, following his address to the UN General Assembly on Sept. 28, 2015. (UN Photo)

This attack on RT was rationalized by the Jan. 6 “Intelligence Community Assessment” that was, in reality, prepared by a handful of “hand-picked” analysts from the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency. Their report included a seven-page addendum from 2012 accusing RT of spreading Russian propaganda – and apparently this Jan. 6 report must now be accepted as gospel truth, no questions permitted.

However, if any real journalist actually read the Jan. 6 report, he or she would have discovered that RT’s sinister assault on American democracy included such offenses as holding a debate among third-party candidates who were excluded from the Republican-Democratic debates in 2012. Yes, allowing Libertarians and Greens to express their points of view is a grave danger to American democracy.

Other RT “propaganda” included reporting on the Occupy Wall Street protests and examining the environmental dangers from “fracking,” issues that also have been widely covered by the domestic American media. Apparently, whenever RT covers a newsworthy event – even if others have too – that constitutes “propaganda,” which must be throttled to protect the American people from the danger of seeing it.

If you bother to study the Jan. 6 report’s addendum, it is hard not to conclude that these “hand-picked” analysts were either stark-raving mad or madly anti-Russian. Yet, this “Intelligence Community Assessment” is now beyond questioning unless you want to be labeled a “Kremlin stooge” or “Putin’s useful idiot.” [An earlier State Department attack on RT was equally ridiculous or demonstrably false.]

And, by the way, it was President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper who testified under oath that the analysts from the three agencies were “hand-picked.” That means that they were analysts personally selected by Obama’s intelligence chiefs from three agencies – not “all 17” as the American public was told over and over again – and thus were not even a full representation of analysts from those three agencies. Yet, this subset of a subset is routinely described as “the U.S. intelligence community,” even after major news outlets finally had to retract their “all 17” canard.

So, the myth of the intelligence community’s consensus lives on. For instance, in an upbeat article on Tuesday about the U.S. government’s coercing RT into registering as a foreign agent, Washington Post reporters Devlin Barrett and David Filipov wrote, “U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that the network and website push relentlessly anti-American propaganda at the behest of the Russian government.”

In the old days, even during the old Cold War and President Reagan’s ranting about “the Evil Empire,” some of us would have actually examined the Jan. 6 report’s case against RT and noted the absurdity of these claims about “relentlessly anti-American propaganda.” Whether you want to hear the views of the Greens and Libertarians or not – or whether you like “fracking” and hate Occupy Wall Street – the opportunity to hear this information doesn’t constitute “relentlessly anti-American propaganda.”

The U.S. government’s real beef with RT seems to be that it allows on air some Americans who have been blacklisted from the mainstream media – including highly credentialed former U.S. intelligence analysts and well-informed American journalists – because they have challenged various Official Narratives.

In other words, Americans are not supposed to hear the other side of the story on important international conflicts, such as the proxy war in Syria or the civil war in Ukraine or Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians. Only the State Department’s versions of those events are permitted even when those versions are themselves propagandistic if not outright false.

For example, you’re not supposed to hear about the huge holes in the Syria-sarin cases, nor about Ukraine’s post-coup regime arming neo-Nazis to kill ethnic-Russian Ukrainians, nor about Israel’s evolution into an apartheid state. All right-thinking Americans are to get only a steady diet of how righteous the U.S. government and its allies always are. Anything else is “propaganda.”

Also off limits is any thoughtful critique of that Jan. 6 report – or apparently even Clapper’s characterization of it as a product of “hand-picked” analysts from only three agencies. You’re not supposed to ask why other U.S. intelligence agencies with deep knowledge about Russia were excluded and why even other analysts from the three involved agencies were shut out.

No, you must always think of the Jan. 6 report as the “consensus” assessment from the entire “U.S. intelligence community.” And you must accept it as flat fact – as it now is treated by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and other mainstream news outlets. You shouldn’t even notice that the Jan. 6 report itself doesn’t claim that Russian election meddling was a fact. The report explains, that “Judgments are not intended to imply that we have proof that shows something to be a fact.”

But even quoting from the Jan. 6 report might make an American reporter some kind of traitorous “Russian mole” whose journalism must be purged from “responsible” media and who should be forced to wear the journalistic equivalent of a yellow star.

The Anti-Trump/Russia Hysteria

Of course, much of this anti-Russian hysteria comes from the year-long fury about the shocking election of Donald Trump. From the first moments of stunned disbelief over Hillary Clinton’s defeat, the narrative was put in motion to blame Trump’s victory not on Clinton and her wretched campaign but on Russia. That also was viewed as a possible way of reversing the election’s outcome and removing Trump from office.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, March 21, 2016. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)

The major U.S. news media quite openly moved to the forefront of the Resistance. The Washington Post adopted the melodramatic and hypocritical slogan, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” as it unleashed its journalists to trumpet the narrative of some disloyal Americans spreading Russian propaganda. Darkness presumably was a fine place to stick people who questioned the Resistance’s Russia-gate narrative.

An early shot in this war against dissenting information was fired last Thanksgiving Day when the Post published a front-page article citing an anonymous group called PropOrNot smearing 200 Internet news sites for allegedly disseminating Russian propaganda. The list included some of the most important sources of independent journalism, including Consortiumnews.com, apparently for the crime of questioning some of the State Department’s narratives on international conflicts, particularly Syria and Ukraine.

Then, with the anti-Russia hysteria building and the censorship ball rolling, Congress last December approved $160 million for think tanks and other non-governmental organizations to combat Russian propaganda. Soon, reports and studies were flying off the shelves detecting a Russian behind every article, tweet and posting that didn’t toe the State Department’s line.

The New York Times and other leading news organizations have even cheered plans for Google, Facebook and other technology companies to deploy algorithms that can hunt down, marginalize or eliminate information that establishment media deems “fake” or “propaganda.” Already Google has put together a First Draft coalition, consisting of mainstream media and establishment-approved Web sites to decide what information makes the cut and what doesn’t.

Among these arbiters of truth is the fact-check organization PolitiFact, which judged the falsehood about “all 17 intelligence agencies” signing off on the Russian “hacking” claim to be “true.” Even though the claim was never true and is now clearly established as false, PolitiFact continues to assert that this lie is the truth, apparently filled with the hubris that comes with its power over determining what is true and what is false.

But what is perhaps most troubling to me about these developments is the silence of many civil liberties advocates, liberal politicians and defenders of press freedom who might have been counted on in earlier days to object to this censorship and blackballing.

It appears that the ends of taking down Donald Trump and demonizing Vladimir Putin justify whatever means, no matter the existential danger of nuclear war with Russia or the McCarthyistic (even Orwellian) threats to freedom of speech, press and thought.

Investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. You can buy his latest book, America’s Stolen Narrative, either in print here or as an e-book (from Amazon and barnesandnoble.com).

Read More: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/11/14/americas-righteous-russia-gate-censorship/