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Thread: War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda

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    Re: War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    ** War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda** :* Information Clearing House - ICH
    War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda
    By John Pilger
    "Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what's called the mainstream media is not information, but power? These are urgent questions. The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war - with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China. This truth is being turned upside down and inside out by journalists, including those who promoted the lies that led to the bloodbath in Iraq in 2003. The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an "invisible government". It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us: our sense of the world, our ability to separate truth from lies."..snip "In 2003, I filmed an interview in Washington with Charles Lewis, the distinguished American investigative journalist. We discussed the invasion of Iraq a few months earlier. I asked him, "What if the freest media in the world had seriously challenged George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld and investigated their claims, instead of channeling what turned out to be crude propaganda?" He replied that if we journalists had done our job "there is a very, very good chance we would have not gone to war in Iraq." That's a shocking statement, and one supported by other famous journalists to whom I put the same question. Dan Rather, formerly of CBS, gave me the same answer. David Rose of the Observer and senior journalists and producers in the BBC, who wished to remain anonymous, gave me the same answer. In other words, had journalists done their job, had they questioned and investigated the propaganda instead of amplifying it, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children might be alive today; and millions might not have fled their homes; the sectarian war between Sunni and Shia might not have ignited, and the infamous Islamic State might not now exist. Even now, despite the millions who took to the streets in protest, most of the public in western countries have little idea of the sheer scale of the crime committed by our governments in Iraq. Even fewer are aware that, in the 12 years before the invasion, the US and British governments set in motion a holocaust by denying the civilian population of Iraq a means to live."...
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    Rupert Murdoch is said to be the godfather of the media mob, and no one should doubt the augmented power of his newspapers - all 127 of them, with a combined circulation of 40 million, and his Fox network. But the influence of Murdoch's empire is no greater than its reflection of the wider media. The most effective propaganda is found not in the Sun or on Fox News - but beneath a liberal halo. When the New York Times published claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, its fake evidence was believed, because it wasn't Fox News; it was the New York Times. The same is true of the Washington Post and the Guardian, both of which have played a critical role in conditioning their readers to accept a new and dangerous cold war. All three liberal newspapers have misrepresented events in Ukraine as a malign act by Russia - when, in fact, the fascist led coup in Ukraine was the work of the United States, aided by Germany and Nato. This inversion of reality is so pervasive that Washington's military encirclement and intimidation of Russia is not contentious. It's not even news, but suppressed behind a smear and scare campaign of the kind I grew up with during the first cold war."
    ** War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda** :* Information Clearing House - ICH

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    Re: War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda

    Our media is ran by sesationalism. And once we get all hyped up into the war bring out the flag, the nationalistic propaganda, and imperialist propaganda.


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    Re: War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda

    It appears that someone has gamed the POLL.
    Only three registered YES! votes, and 200+ on
    the counter. The MODS need to look into these
    POLL cheats.

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    Re: War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    It appears that someone has gamed the POLL.
    Only three registered YES! votes, and 200+ on
    the counter. The MODS need to look into these
    POLL cheats.
    Of course results don't exactly match. Polls in this forum are open to both members (visible votes) and visitors (invisible votes). The aggregate is the total of the two.

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    Re: War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Of course results don't exactly match. Polls in this forum are open to both members (visible votes) and visitors (invisible votes). The aggregate is the total of the two.
    I'm delighted that the POLL brought out the fraudsters to participate.
    That makes it a certainty that it has struck a nerve. If you will simply
    look at the viewer numbers at the bottom of DP, you will see that there
    are not enough of them to account for such manipulation.
    There is no doubt that the POLL has been gamed.

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