View Poll Results: Is MSM-Mainstream Media in the USA corrupted?

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  • Yes!

    29 60.42%
  • No!

    4 8.33%
  • Some of it is!

    10 20.83%
  • All of it is!

    7 14.58%
  • It is a bought and paid for commercial media!

    7 14.58%
  • You get what you pay for!

    3 6.25%
  • We are blessed with an honest, open media!

    2 4.17%
  • We are cursed with a "sold to the highest bidder" media!

    7 14.58%
  • Media investigation is obsolete!

    6 12.50%
  • What we read/hear/view is "fruit of a tainted tree!"

    8 16.67%
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Thread: If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

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    If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

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    A network television correspondent said, “Surely, Arthur, you don’t expect the American press to be the handmaidens of government.”“That’s exactly what I expect,” came the reply.An agency man raised the problem that had preoccupied Ambassador Maxwell Taylor and Barry Zorthian [a press officer based in Vietnam] — about the credibility of American officials. Responded the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs:“Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that? — stupid.”One of the most respected of all the newsmen in Vietnam—a veteran of World War II, the Indochina War and Korea — suggested that Sylvester was being deliberately provocative. Sylvester replied:“Look, I don’t even have to talk to you people. I know how to deal with you through your editors and publishers back in the States.”

    “Look, I don’t even have to talk to you people. I know how to deal with you through your editors and publishers back in the States.”

    "– Even if regular people don’t know this story, you’d expect it to be famous within the media — and particularly famous at “60 Minutes.” You might even imagine that “If you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid” would be spray-painted on the walls of the “60 Minutes” offices. But if the performance of John Miller and his producers on the NSA segment is anything to go by, that is not the case.It’s hard to imagine what more the U.S. government could do to get reporters to distrust it, and all for naught. John Miller likely has an office feet away from someone who’s been told by a top U.S. official that reporters are morons if they believe anything top U.S. officials say. Miller’s response? Believe everything top U.S. officials say. (Of course, given that Miller is recreating Sylvester’s career path, it may also simply be that he agrees with Sylvester on the necessity of the press being handmaidens of government.)– Even if reporters have forgotten this story, you’d expect that it would be Exhibit A for left-wing media critics and repeated so often that it would be common knowledge in those limited circles. Yet the forces of forgetting in the U.S. are so powerful that I’d never encountered it, and I’m probably one of America’s top 25 consumers of left-wing media criticism."


    If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    Was this the first overt manifestation of a corrupt MSM-Mainstream Media in the USA?

    Has it become worse?

    As these things tend to grow as they mature, is our press completely gov't controlled?

    The Church Senate investigation in the 70s found at least 400 CIA assets in MSM jobs, and is that the same or have numbers increased as budgets have increased and the infectious tentacles of corruption spread?

    Do you/we approve of a controlled MSM-Mainstream Media?

    Should we avoid MSM-Mainstream Media to seek truth?

    Are these MSM-Mainstream Media political and corrupting our process?

    DP encourages debate in MSM-Mainstream Media streams and is this a good policy?

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    Re: If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    Yes. It's run by the Illuminati and Bilderberg Group. Everyone should boycott the lying liberal media.

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    Re: If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    I don't care if it is Fox, MSNBC, CNN, or anybody else. They are all corrupt. It is all about the money and ratings. Pathetic.
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    Re: If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    Yes. It's run by the Illuminati and Bilderberg Group. Everyone should boycott the lying liberal media.
    I don't know about the Illuminati and Bilderberg Group, but I'll grant you that it is run by Big Money. As for boycott, I have not had TV since 1990. All info is from the Internet, and lots of surfing for likely truths.

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    Re: If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    It is interesting that people define "MSM" largely as being network news programming.










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    Re: If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    Poll needs option without exclamation.

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    Re: If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    Thread is based on a World Nut Daily "article". Please warn when you link to them so we can avoid clicking the link and giving them traffic.

    In answer to the poll question: do you believe that having a profit motive and being capitalistic is corrupt?
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    Re: If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Poll needs option without exclamation.



    I guess that everyone is entitled to use whatever punctuation that they want to use wherever they want to use it, but it seems to me that if you use exclamation points everywhere you degrade their significance.

    I seldom use them.

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    Re: If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Thread is based on a World Nut Daily "article". Please warn when you link to them so we can avoid clicking the link and giving them traffic.
    In answer to the poll question: do you believe that having a profit motive and being capitalistic is corrupt?



    If so there are a lot of corrupt people on this planet.

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    Re: If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’

    I wouldn't want to paint a broad bush because there's good and bad in everything. However when the 'news' lies or manipulates the truth, it makes it hard to discern who isn't.

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