The Mediocrity and Idiocy of The Propaganda Matrix
It is painful to watch or read the absurdities that the so called Main Stream Media churn out as “NEWS”. Most of the material presented as ‘news stories’, both in the print media and on the screen, is comprised of the content produced by the ‘approved’ News Production Agencies. And, there are only a couple of them in the entire US – Ever wonder how all the MSM networks end up presenting the same material and make-believe stories with the same overtone?
Anyhow, the ‘news’ programs and columns are run very much like a well scripted show. The News Shows and columns are scripted following on the well established and proven themes:
- A Dog, Cat, Bird, or an escaped zoo Animal ‘s rescue operation.
- A ‘Boob’ and Gossip stories.
- A clip on a Terror plot.
- A Horrendous Crime or Con Scam story.
- A ‘Scare-the-Crape-out-of-you’ make-believe story.
- A few clips on the Political Drama.
- A glimpse of the Booming Economy.
- A few attack lines on Russia, Muslims, and, on occasions, China.
- A few humorless jokes and witless comments, and done with the ‘News’.
And, there is no limit to the shameless and blatant lies presented on the establishment’s Main Stream Media. Fake videos of staged events and the news clips to incite the public opinion against the targeted ‘enemies’ are so prevalent on the MSM that it is difficult to believe any thing that is said on these propaganda outlets – From the videos of staged ‘Beheadings’ to the news stories presented by the reporters claiming to be on the scene of action is all taken by the thinking public scepticism – a fakery and a staged drama.
Just recently, in November 2014, Fox, the London Telegraph, and the Daily Mail all published articles promoting a video claiming to show a Syrian boy rescuing a young girl amid heavy gunfire during Syria’s ongoing conflict. The Daily Mail article claimed under its titled, “Heroic young boy runs through sniper fire in Syria, pretends to get shot, then rescues terrified girl as bullets hit the floor around them,”
They further claimed that “according to their ‘experts’ the video (Footage of Syrian hero boy dodging sniper’s bullets to save girl) was authentic.
Bad for them, others on the Fee Media did dig out the truth that the video, as usual, was a fakery. and Mirror, after verifying the truth, was forced to print the facts: The Footage Turns out to be Fake! – It was produced at a studio in Malta by the American producer/actor, referred to as the ‘He Girl’.
What a shame. What a disgrace. With the public perspective, the news and reports of the MSM cannot be trusted anymore.
It is really a disgusting and pathetic show. No wonder the RT and Chinese TV channels have stolen the number One and number Two slots in the ‘popularity and trustworthiness’ among both the American and global audience. Mainstream Media is well aware of its declining audience, and the lack of public trust in its stories. And, it seems to be unable to do any thing about it.
The problem with the MSM outlets is that it is completely out of sync with its audience. The times have changed, and a large and growing segment of the population is a lot more informed than it used to be in an era far bygone – thanks mostly to the information freely available from a variety of sources over the Internet. Yet, it is unable to change itself to conform with the changing mood and the expectations of the public. It is a slave of it own traits and habits – habits deep rooted in the tradition of disinformation, deception, and propaganda. It cannot change.
It cannot change because it is owned by a group of dynasties that, in fact, belong to the dinosaur age. The elders of those dynasties are a stubborn lot who refuse to adjust to the demands of a changing landscape of the ‘News Business’. If anyone from within the MSM management tries to infuse a bit of ‘News‘ into their propaganda soup, he or she is eliminated.
The Main Stream Media, which can be more appropriately named the Establishment Propaganda Stream (EPS), whether televised, broadcast, or printed, is owned by a handful of Mega Corporate entities like Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox/News Corporation, Time Warner, CBS Corporation, Viacom, Gannett Company, British Sky Broadcasting Group, and Liberty Media.
These Mega Media Corporation, in turn, are controlled by just 9 super wealthy and very powerful families – in fact, the centuries old European dynasties. The same dynasties that also own and control all the countries, and their governments, in the west.
The Main Stream Media, thus, is just the mouthpiece of these all-powerful families. The head honchos of these families have their vision directed backward. They still believe that if a certain point of view – that, of course, happened to be always their point of view, is propagated from all the channels, the public will end up accepting their version of truth. MSM, with the perspective of these owners and controllers of the Media, is a tool of collective behavior modification.
The media script writers and directors play a major role in the collective behavior management. When a Media director/scriptwriter expresses some well ‘evaluated’ ideas and actions through the characters on the media, he exercises an influence on millions of viewers toward conformity with the views of these controlling families.
The approach of the MSM in manipulating the public opinion is nearly monolithic. The entire Main Stream Media — from television, radio, movies, magazines, books, and newspapers, present the same perspective, each reinforcing the other. There is no variety of opinion and no dissent – No alternative thoughts or analysis of events to allow people to form opinions at odds with those of the establishment.
The insidious thing about this form of thought control is that even when the people realize that entertainment or news is biased, the media owners still are able to manipulate the public opinion to a great degree. This is because they not only twist and slant what they present, but they also establish tacit limits and ground rules for the permissible spectrum of opinion – undesired opinions are, of course, not allowed.
Until just a decade ago, this behavior control system was winning. Not any more. A growing percentage of the population – especially the educated and informed segment, is getting fed up with the one-sided stories and outright blatant lies. Though, still, the majority of the population still do end up believing in the MSM propaganda. But, the balance of opinion is tipping fast in favor of the skeptics of the Main Stream Media.
Below are a few example of the Main Stream Media’s slant and bias:
As we see, the Headline Screams: “Putin Is Hoarding Gold” – As if Putin were personally hording the gold. Notice the slanderous slant all along.
Here is another MSM gem:
Here is one to belittle the Chinese achievement – that too after the F-35 fiasco:
Don’t ask this Jane’s ‘correspondence’ how he managed to deduce that much from a brief flight of the aircraft, which was carefully choreographed to not to reveal any of the planes characteristics. Just believe the analysis of this character, because he says so.
That is the state of affairs of the Main Stream Media. There is No Professional integrity, No Journalistic Honesty, No Dignity, and No Class. It is, in fact, a state of utter idiocy.
No doubt the growing segment of the thinking population is moving away from the Main Stream Media outlets for its ‘News’ intake, and relying more and more on the Internet and the non-western sources of news outlets.