Monday, May 27, 2019

((((Journalism))) On The Ropes?

Reporter Clark Kent Would Be Appalled
if he had to do (((journalism))) today

Oh!  For the halcion days of "genuine" journalism, as illustrated above by the "mild mannered reporter", Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent.  Back in "those days", journalists followed the story, the truth, wherever it led...at least that's what we were led to believe before we learned about Operation Mockingbird .  Perhaps journalists were ALWAYS bought and paid for deep state shills.  Who knows?  But at least they didn't sell one another out like in the present deplorable case regarding Wikileaks journalist, Julian Assange.

In the latest newz about the man, Assange is imprisoned in a UK prison for....what?  Some trumped up charge which may lead to him being deported to Sweden or, horror of all horrors, to the US where the "trumped" [I use that term literally] up charges could result in a 170-year sentence for telling humanity the truth about the illegal war in Iraq.

From RT we learn that one of his "sources" Edward Snowden, has spoken out on Assange's behalf from his refuge in, of all places, Russia:

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‘War on journalism’: Snowden slams US indictment against Assange 

The fate of journalism as we know it is now at stake, after Washington indicted Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted in reaction to 17 new charges against the WikiLeaks founder.

“The Department of Justice just declared war – not on Wikileaks, but on journalism itself,” Snowden tweeted Thursday, adding “this is no longer about Julian Assange: This case will decide the future of media.”

The Thursday charges threaten to put Assange behind bars for over 170 years, if he is convicted.

WikiLeaks has too reacted by slamming the move as “madness” and declaring “the end of national security journalism” and even the First Amendment itself.

Assange was arrested by British authorities in April after spending almost seven years under political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Washington is seeking the journalist’s extradition, having previously unsealed an indictment against Assange alleging conspiracy to hack Pentagon computers in 2010...."

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Greencrow:  The most disturbing aspect of the entire "Assange affair" is the absolute silence from the presstitutes in the main$tream media.  By their stony silence about Assange's continued imprisonment for doing what every journalist is SUPPOSED to do...every single one of them proves that he or she is NOT a journalist.  Here is what blogger Xymphora said this morning:

"The Guardian's war on Assange:  Dump the Guardian!"
The question isn't whether Assange is a journalist.  Who in the fuck would want to be insulted by being called a journalist?  It is whether a future American court will be able to distinguish things that some future reporter did, or is claimed to have done, from what Assange did, or is claimed to have done.  Don't let them get you tied up in investigating what 'journalist' means. 

For one thing, Assange can't possibly be a journalist, as he doesn't lie constantly. …"


UK blogger Craig Murray provides even more evidence that Truth gets a microscopically small "platform" in the M$M these days in his recent expose about the (((media))) lies surrounding the OPCW fact-finding mission to establish who perpetrated the chemical attack in Douma, Syria.  As readers will recall, this was the attack that initiated the US, UK and France air assault on a Syrian airbase, killing several Syrian military.  Here is the astounding twisting and mangling of the OPCW findings, as described by Murray [reprinted from the blog, Aletho news]:

"....Yet – and this is why Ian Henderson is more important to your understanding of the world than Theresa May – the OPCW Fact Finding Mission reflected in their final report none of the findings of their own sub-group of university based engineers from two European universities, but instead produced something that is very close to the amateur propaganda “analysis” put out by Bellingcat. The implications of this fraud are mind-blowing.
The genuine experts’ findings were completely suppressed until they were leaked last week. And still then, this leak – which has the most profound ramifications – has in itself been almost completely suppressed by the mainstream media, except for those marginalised outliers who still manage to get a platform, Robert Fisk and Peter Hitchens (a tiny platform in the case of Fisk).

Consider what this tells us. A fake chemical attack incident was used to justify military aggression against Syria by the USA, UK and France. The entire western mainstream media promoted the anti-Syrian and anti-Russian narrative to justify that attack. The supposedly neutral international watchdog, the OPCW, was manipulated by the NATO powers to produce a highly biased report that omits the findings of its own engineers. Which can only call into doubt the neutrality and reliability of the OPCW in its findings on the Skripals too.

Greencrow:  Yes, readers, journalism IS on the ropes.....BUT, but, but, ….help is on the way....or is it?  In these pre-election dayz and monthz, the Federal government of Canada has announced that the Canadian media is in dire trouble and needs help....$600 million of help in the form of grants and tax relief.  The Liberals have determined that the small local newspapers in cities and towns all across Canada are "dying" from lack of ad revenue and need to be propped up with federal tax dollars.

The truth is that nobody reads those free newspapers that regularly litter your doorway.  The news about the local flea market, dog pound, the dreary minutes of the City Council meetings and the back fence fight between nosy neighbours is not a draw.  All the REAL news can now be found on the Alternative Internet.  You don't need to get ink all over your fingers and end up with a heap of disorganized newsprint cluttering your coffee table. The real need is to end newsprint copy for good and save all those trees.  But, yet, the farce continues:


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From the CBC

"Ottawa under fire for plan to dole out $600M to media

Ottawa is being criticized for the way it plans to prop up cash-strapped news outlets — $600 million was set aside in the last budget, money that will be doled out by a panel of experts. But the plan to help the media is being questioned by many journalists."

Greencrow:  IMO this $600 million slush fund is just the latest, most crass and brazen move to control the press and "weed" out any potential truth tellers into the future.  With all the independent blogs and alternative news sites like RT and PressTV that are garnering ever-increasing readership and threatening the purveyors of the "official stories"...this money and particularly the "panel" that will be established to distribute it will be like building a fortress around the "official stories" and protect the lies from assault by the truth.  The composition of the panel already includes a member of the Unifor Union of "Journalists".  I suppose this Union is the mechanism that controls the press...and kicks out any truth tellers.  I knew there must be a mechanism but didn't know what the mechanism was until now.

From CT


Minister vows transparency over $600M media fund, defends inclusion of Unifor 


Rodriguez announced this week that he is asking eight associations that represent journalists in Canada to offer up a candidate to work on the independent panel tasked with making recommendations on who should be eligible for the tax measures. These groups include journalism associations and advocacy groups that represent reporters across Canada, including French-language and ethnic press organizations, and the union Unifor.

Including Unifor has raised concerns, given that the union has and continues to campaign against the Conservatives and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

The union, which does represent 11,900 people in the media sector, has billed itself as “the resistance” to Scheer, and his “worst nightmare.” The organization as a whole represents workers in several other industries as well including in the auto, retail, manufacturing, education, and hospitality sectors..."
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Greencrow:  Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer opposes the "stacking of the deck", but only because it's stacked against HIM.  Once he gets in power he'll stack the deck to his own liking.  So that's the way "journalism" works in the west, folks.  Mainstream journalism today is just another tool in the hands of the Deep State.  They manipulate the public with it and control all the "official stories" we're forced to believe.  Otherwise, they keep the supine population in the darkness of ignorance, petty distractions and carnal corruptions.  The real truth tellers end up dead like Gary Webb or in prison, like Julian Assange.

Here are some illustrative examples of this contention gleaned from the news just in the past few hours:

1.  If you've ever said anything about 9/11 truth...ever in your entire life...you must disavow it...or the media will gang up on you and you will be ostracized forever:

2.  From PressTSmokey the Bear and all the other "public service announcements" in the MSM will never mention this:


Settler filmed starting fire in West Bank Palestinian
fields is actually an Israeli soldier

A new video released by an Israeli human rights organization shows Israeli settlers setting fire to West Bank fields, contradicting earlier claims by the Israeli military that Palestinians were behind the arson.

3.  Also from Iran's PressTV - US poised to destroy Venezuelan emergency food program
You won't find the Cdn MSM reporting on this:

"Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the United States is poised to destroy a military-run emergency food program through bringing criminal charges and sanctions against people involved in the plan, which is feeding millions of people across the crisis-hit country."

Conclusion

Greencrow:  The above news stories are only three of the dozens of stories that you would never know about--if you limited yourself to just the Western Mainstream Media.  This proves, at least to the sentient, that the only real news these days is in the alternative media.  Independent bloggers and news sites on the Internet, not "federal slush fund supported outlets" are the future of the truth.

I have no income from blogging to protect...I have no "real" career that could be threatened...I work for no one.  I only work to expose and disseminate the truth...as I see it.  Perhaps I do make mistakes from time to time, but they're not due to being beholden to anyone or anything--other than the truth. 

In conclusion, the Future of Journalism can only be found on the Internet and is told by bloggers such as this one:

Independent Journalist "Texas" 
Reporting from Donbass

Bloggers and Alternative news sources like RT and PressTV are under constant threat.  Relentless "algorhymic" isolation and minimalization continues by the "Big Brothers" of Google, Microsoft etc.  The same entities that imprisoned Assange are after us.  If they eventually manage to shut down bloggers like Texas, Paul Craig Roberts, Northerntruthseeker, Penny for your thoughts, Nomadic Everyman and many others, like little moi,, then, sadly, we'll be cast into even more of a "land of confusion".

Genesis "Land of Confusion"

6 comments:

Penny said...

Hi GC:
thanks for the mention.
The Liberals are simply doling out tax dollars to friends prior to an election- it's vote buying.

PS: I do read print papers still- preferring them in the same way I prefer a print book. Though I do read lots of news on line as well

"I have no income from blogging to protect...I have no "real" career that could be threatened...I work for no one. I only work to expose and disseminate the truth...as I see it. Perhaps I do make mistakes from time to time, but they're not due to being beholden to anyone or anything--other than the truth."

Well said GC. I've run the blog all this time because it's my outlet- my think tank- the place I use to share alternative view points. Any mistakes are my own. And that's ok- Compared to the myriad of fake narratives presented by the mockingbird media... I've been vastly more accurate.

The google algorithms are killing the readership- as it was intended to do.
Figured this was the way it was always going to be- marginalization vs outright oppression- that way the claim of freedom can still be made- I mean we have our blogs right GC? So we have our 'voice'.
But if our voice is shut down- and kept away from a wider readership- where is the freedom? Really?

Reading between the lines said...

I think that we we are way past the Orwellian times and gaining .Thanks to the likes of Trump for creating ever more chaos on the planet.

greencrow said...

Hi Penny:

I was going to videotape me going though one of the local papers. All they are is advertising...pages and pages of it. I don't know why the Liberals are saying that the advertising has dried up.

You're right, it's crass and open vote buying...and paying for editorial support in the papers. There outta be a law against it...but then there outta be a lot of laws, right?

greencrow said...

Hi RBTL

After Bush Jr, Obomber and...now...Trump. What/who do you think will be next? It's been such a disastrous progression from worse...to horrific.

Anonymous said...

Superman, by the way is considered to be a jewish superhero, so maybe even he endorsed the type of journalism you are railing against.

As for Assange, I'm not sure why everyone trusts him so much. He still supports the official story of 9/11. He never releases any info that is critical of or damaging to Israel. Surely, there must be some in all the info Wikileaks has received over the years. Why is that?

Snowden actually released more information that matters than Assange ever has. I just don't get the hype over Assange considering that he is likely to have been recruited by a spook operation in the first place (at least Snowden is up front about that) and he hasn't really provided anything other than a distraction from what is currently going on. Sure, we can search for that needle in the haystack of useless crap he's dumped -- but while we are doing that, the evil empire keeps chugging along.

I suspect that Wikileaks functions more as a way to find and neutralize actual whistleblowers. They brand themselves as being the ultimate protector and disseminators of truth, but they likely exist to make sure they control what gets out and what doesn't. At least, that is how it appears to me. I mean, if you think that 9/11 couldn't have been a conspiracy of neo-cons or other groups besides the mythical "al Qaeda", I'm not sure you are the kind of person who is really that interested in truth.

greencrow said...

I used the character of Clark Kent/Superman deliberately--to illustrate the myth that there was ever a "free" press [other than those like myself who actually write for free].

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman

All I can say about Assange being a Deep State asset is that the proof of his authenticity lies in his ongoing and endless imprisonment, whether it be in an Embassy or a UK jail.

Regarding Assange failing the 9/11 litmus test, has he ever publicly espoused the official version? I'm not sure he's said anything about 9/11 one way or the other. But, you are correct. I've said many times on this blog that the ultimate test IS the 9/11 litmus test.