Without The Truth In Media, All We Have Left Is A Big Lie


Without The Truth in Media, All We Have Left Is A Big


and this is the time we’re living in right now…

Media Deception: You Are Not Getting The Truth. The Corporate


And Network News Is Controlled And Works Against Us.

Unfortunately, Truth Must Spread By Word of Mouth, By Us The People, Or Else It’s Never Told anymore.

Let me begin by stating that all in the world is not as you have been told. The old saying that “truth is stranger than fiction” couldn’t be more accurate, for we have been deceived on such a grand scale that most would have a difficult time in comprehending the full extent.

The behind the scenes activities of big money and politics are so well hidden from most of the population, that if people actually knew how things were really run, we would quite literally have a second revolution overnight.

social mediaHenry Ford knew this already when he said, “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

Most people who read this will have a hard time understanding how an entire nation could be so well deceived, but it’s really not that hard when you understand the inner workings and hierarchy of an overly revered media in which we place our blind trust.

The truth is not as you know it. Our faith in the media myth has been our Achilles heel.

Many have figured it out that our politicians will lie to us at the drop of a hat, but most have no clue that our news media lies and deceives us just as much, if not more so.

We have been deceived by our media to such an extent, mostly because people are too trusting of our news system. They very naive believe that broadcasters and journalists would never lie to us. This trust has worked against us with devastating consequences which are unknown to most.

To understand how badly you have been duped, you first need to understand how our news organizations have been infiltrated. Once you learn this undeniable historical fact, it’s easier to understand that life is not as you know it.

The First Attack On The Media, Through Money

If you’ve never seen the 1976 movie “Network” you’ve missed one of the best Oscar nominated films on the power of the media over people. The media is supposed to be the watchdog over the American republic and our democracy, but few know or realize that it was usurped nearly 100 years ago and has been completely stolen from us in the last thirty years since the advent of Reagan deregulation.

Don’t believe it? Put down the TV remote and do some research on your own for once, instead of being spoon-fed your news, or disinformation, as it truly is.

lieConsider this quote from John Swinton, former managing editor, The New York Times (and New York Sun)…

“There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of 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 property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.” – John Swinton

In 1917, Congressman Oscar Callaway documented in the official Congressional record that multi-millionaire JP Morgan had infiltrated the U.S. media for the sole purpose of exploiting and controlling it. Morgan hired twelve of the top news managers to help him determine the most influential newspapers in America. The idea was to find the primary key news institutions that other news outlets looked to and were thus influenced by. (This is documented in the official U.S. Record, volume 54, dated February 9, 1917.)

Once the editors arrived at a consensus, Morgan then bought or infiltrated the top 25 news organizations reported to him by his task force of news managers. An editor was assigned to run each paper, making sure that all news stories were controlled and that the watchdog for freedom was officially neutered.

This was a key step towards total information and news control in the United States, giving birth to censorship, disinformation and propaganda. The guardian of our forefather’s dream of Constitutional freedom had been deeply wounded.

lieThe Second Attack On The Media, Through Covert Intel:

As if that wasn’t bad enough, the CIA made its way into news control in the 1940s with a program to infiltrate the media, with the idea to have select journalists parrot the official government line under the guise of national patriotism. (Some news members were simply duped, naively thinking that they were helping America by disseminating important news.)

It’s EXACTLY what’s happening now with our so-called comedians on late night TV…. parroting the views of the globalists!

Others were simply unscrupulous and morally deficient in their professional trade and were easily enough bought out, spewing whatever disinformation and propaganda that they could cash in on.

This project was known as “Operation Mockingbird,” the name alone was suggestive of the mission’s objective, total control of the U.S. media system. Don’t believe it?
According to former CIA Director William Colby, “The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.”

Former CIA Director, William Casey said, “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

One thing the CIA understands well is that information is as good as gold, and he who controls information can use that data for political gain, power and wealth.

Through the years Operation Mockingbird lured some broadcast icons like Walter Lippmann, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite, to name a few elite out of hundreds of broadcasters and noted journalists involved in the program.

According to released Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents, a great many of our hallowed media outlets were alleged to be involved with the Mockingbird project, including over 400 journalists who were used for numerous assignments, not to mention many publishing institutions which were also rumored to be involved.

mediaWashington Post reporter Carl Bernstein was reportedly once told, “One journalist is worth twenty agents.”

The CIA policy is to use and manipulate these “assets” in order to plant disinformation in the U.S., the same way they have done for years overseas through their Office of Strategic Influence. The problem is, it is apparently sanctioned by Congress for them to do so abroad, but expressly illegal to do so domestically. That hasn’t stopped them for one second!

CIA Agents To Troll Alternative Media Sites In Huge Propaganda Program

Over the years, it became increasingly apparent to many observers of the CIA’s effort to control the media through Operation Mockingbird. The biggest blow to the project came in 1974 when two ex-CIA agents, John D. Marks and Victor Marchetti published a book entitled “The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence” (ISBN 0440203368).

The book opened the door for many questions following the tell-all expose on Project Mockingbird.

As word leaked out concerning the Mockingbird program and concern began to spread over the possible infiltration of the CIA into the U.S. media, the Senate began an investigation under the Church Committee, the United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities.

The Church Committee in 1975 revealed Operation Mockingbird. Senator Frank Church (D-ID) testified that the overall expense of disinformation had cost American taxpayers an estimated $265 million a year. (That number has grown exponentially since the 70s.)

The Church Report found that “over a thousand books were produced, subsidized or sponsored by the CIA before the end of 1967”.

For all that was uncovered, the commission was stopped in its tracks by none other than CIA Directors William Colby (73-76) and George HW Bush (76-77). The report from Frank Church’s committee was said to have been deliberately buried.

lieDespite its exposure, Mockingbird apparently did not die. FOIA documents were eventually uncovered that showed CIA agents openly bragging through interoffice memos that the agency still had in place “important assets” within every major news organization in the U.S. In 1982, the CIA admitted to having reporters on their payroll. (ex. Anderson Cooper, CNN’s primary anchor of the CNN news show)

The American media facilitates the agenda of Operation Mockingbird by simply avoiding stories altogether that are meant to be kept from the public, or else by mixing some truth with blatant misinformation, to purposefully muddy the water and obfuscate the real facts behind the story. (ex. Democratic Rebuttal Memo)

Make no mistake about it, Operation Mockingbird, or a derivation of it, is still alive and operating as our media continues to mislead the public on everything and anything that those pulling the strings wish their paid media puppets to sell to us. Whether it’s the numerous unreported incongruities of 9/11, the illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the orchestrated economic collapse, or the diversion of the gulf oil spill, the media has not told us anything close to the truth!

The new form of media control became simply, buy into it, or just buy it out. Government deregulation in the 1980s made it possible for the conversion of our media into the complicit, homogenized, neutered, spineless industry that it is today. Once deregulation was enacted, our hallowed and formerly esteemed press, became easy pickings in a hostile takeover for control.

The current media of the United States is controlled by a mere half dozen owners and CEOs. Those six individuals have total control over what you see and how your news and information in the world is shaped and presented to you.

GE / Comcast – NBC
Jeffrey Immelt / Brian Roberts CBS Corporation – CBS
Les Moonves NewsCorp – FOX
Rupert Murdoch
Disney – ABC (Now own Fox News)
Robert Iger Time Warner-CNN
Jeffrey Bewkes Viacom – UPN
Philippe Dauman

Each of these corporate giants have other vast numerous media holdings, through cable, radio, internet, magazines and newspapers. These six corporations alone account for the major bulk of our entire media.

With six people in charge of our current media, it is now all too easy to propagandize and manipulate the people through the press.

Until people give up their longstanding, naive faith in our controlled corporate news media, they will never find their way out of disillusionment, nor ever know the real truth.

Right now, there is a whole… an entire generation, that never knew anything that didn’t come out of the tube.

If you don’t believe you’ve been lied to by our politicians and the media, do a search for the following… Jekyll Island and the Federal Reserve System… Smedley D. Butler and the attempted fascist coup on FDR and the U.S. by ultra-wealthy Americans… look at any of our wars, including the false Gulf of Tonkin incident that led us into Vietnam… the ridiculous “magic bullet” theory and the assassination of JFK… or more recently, the false Iraq tie to the 9/11 attacks, or the blatantly false weapons of mass destruction.

While you’re at it, look into the 9/11 event and read about WTC building 7, or the military grade thermite that was found in the residual dust from the buildings.

lieLook into the 9/11 Commission sworn testimony of Norman Mineta who was in the White House bunker with Dick Cheney on 9/11 and testified that Cheney tracked the incoming Pentagon attack from over 80 miles out, yet did not have the attacking craft shot down.

Research the U.S. anthrax attacks and learn how fast that story went away once they discovered the anthrax was military grade and was tracked to Ft. Detrick. Take a look into the 7/7 attacks in Britain.

These are but just a few of the many things provable that you have been lied to about by our elected politicians and our complicit and corrupt media system.

In broadcast school and journalism we’re taught two basic fundamentals:

1) Seek out and follow the truth, because it is the story.

2) Do not become involved in entangling alliances that prevent you from adhering to rule number one.

That’s pretty simple.

Today, many of our major network news anchors willfully break this code. Look at the list:

NBC’s Brian Williams is a member of the CFR, the Council on Foreign Relations. So is CBS’s Katie Couric, ABC’s Diane Sawyer, and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. Former anchors Dan Rather (CBS) and Tom Brokaw (NBC) are also members. Other media members include Bob Schieffer (CBS), Barbara Walters (ABC), Judy Woodruff (CNN), Paula Zahn (CNN), Lesley Stahl (CBS 60-Minutes), George R. Stephanopoulos (ABC), Jim Lehrer (PBS), David R. Gergen, (CNN), Fareed Zakaria (CNN), Terry Moran (ABC), Charlie Rose (PBS), Erin Burnett (CNN), Rupert Murdoch (NewsCorp/FOX), Bernard Kalb (CNN), Morton Kondracke (The McLaughlin Group/Roll Call), Garrick Utley (NBC/CNN), and Monica Crowley (Talk-Radio).

mediaPrint journalists and columnists include Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation), Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal), David Schlesinger (Reuters), Judith Miller (NY Times), Gene Lyons (Salon), Charles Krauthammer (columnist), Marc A. Thiessen (columnist), David E. Sanger (NY Times), David Remnick (The New Yorker), Jack Rosenthal (NY Times), P.J. O’Rourke (columnist), James L. McGregor (journalist), Jon Meacham (Newsweek/PBS), Daniel P. Henninger (Wall Street Journal/FOX), Jim Hoagland (Washington Post), David B. Ensor (journalist), Sidney S. Blumenthal (Salon), and Mark Helprin (Time), to name but a few.

This is just a cursory glance at the CFR roster. There are more media members, not to mention other noted dignitaries, including politicians, district judges, and even a Supreme Court judge, Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

By now, I certainly hope you get the point about the CFR fraternity of influence, most especially in our controlled corporate media. And what about

social media


Twitter bots resemble real people, with photos for avatars and bios. Meet Fabiola Shaffer: She is pretty, has long brown hair, is a writer and researcher in New York and loves chocolate. Karri B. Segal is a sophisticated woman in her mid-50s, works in advertising in New York and likes Etsy. Rick Engberg is a tuxedo-wearing rocket scientist who freelances at SpaceX and lives in San Francisco.

Never mind that they don’t exist (and their accounts have since been suspended), figments of a few lines of computer code. I can command them to retweet certain topics (like chocolate or Ebola), favorite a tweet or follow anyone who follows them. Compared with most bot collections, which number in the tens of thousands and are often called bot farms.

social mediaWe’ve known about bots for some time. Now, even I could make my own — and trust me, my programming skills are minimal.

As a result, a giant pyramid scheme has emerged on social media, where fake friends now command real money.

With an army of fake friends at my disposal, I can now charge people who want to increase their number of followers or promote certain tweets. One bot creator I talked to (who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because his work violates user agreements with social media sites) said that he manages hundreds of thousands of Instagram bots and makes a good living by pushing posts to the app’s popular page. He can also manufacture all kinds of engagement, including following accounts and commenting on photos.

Who pays for these services? The bot creator said that his clients include well-known celebrities and brands, along with everyday people who want a social media ego boost. (The bot maker wouldn’t let me share whom he works with, but the list includes A-list celebrities and a fast-food chain.)

This is where the real money is exchanged. Consider, for example, that a celebrity like Kim Kardashian, who has 25 million Twitter followers, has been paid $10,000 to tweet about ShoeDazzle. Or that Charlie Sheen, who has 11 million followers, was reportedly paid $50,000 to tweet about internships.com.

What if many of their followers are fake? Numerous reports have found that celebrities, politicians and companies often buy fake followers to enhance their perceived importance online.

The practice is so widespread that StatusPeople, a social media management company in London, has a web tool called the Fake Follower Check that it says can tell how many fake followers a person has. According to that tool, 6 percent of Ms. Kardashian’s followers are fake, as are 12 percent of Mr. Sheen’s.

Yet it doesn’t seem to matter. For a single tweet, Facebook update or Instagram photo, brands will pay $1,500 to $2,500 to lower-tier celebrities like Marlon Wayans or Holly Madison, and up to $50,000 to upper-tier celebrities like Ms. Kardashian and Mr. Sheen.

It’s not really the money as being the main issue as much as it is, that everything is FAKE now. Neither the politicians, the media and news or even the social media posts we read can be trusted as fact.

Social media sites are more concerned with eradicating malware and viruses than with eliminating bots. And now with the level of censorship and CNN and other government run news outlets, trying to shut down any and all opposition, we are living in an avatar world of truth.

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Steve Allen
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