I loved your blog on Afghanistan this morning it reminded me of that President's playbook 'The Grand Chessboard'. What I cannot get my head around is Fox on YouTube with US Marines guarding opium fields why does the mainstream media not have a problem with this with the so called 'war on drugs'. Are they all asleep? It would be great to see some more of your opinions and answers Dr Pieczenik on this forum when you get a minute.
Post by Dr. Steve Pieczenik on Mar 14, 2013 0:22:43 GMT -5
Thanks for reading, I appreciate it. When you can't figure out the whys, go back to the old adage "follow the money". Who owns the news? who owns the people that own the news? I believe that those in the "controlled media" send out little clues now and then, hoping the general public starts to get it.....just like the "fictionalized" movies from Hollywood and around the world, some yes, are pure paid propaganda BUT once in a while you see some exposed truth and its not pretty. A constant barrage of truth is a great weapon, glad you are on board. tell your friends and family to start to use their brains so we don't destroy ourselves, carry on.
Post by firecracker on Apr 22, 2013 22:34:08 GMT -5
Just a quick comment on the mainstream media reporting of world events. You must come to the alphabet soup (ABC, CBS, etc) with a key and a filter. I have noticed that if you already know the bones of a story (the key), little details are sprinkled through the MSM news reports on the subject. Perhaps details that you would not otherwise know. And these are often presented on the WEEKEND editions of the news when most viewers are not watching. But to gather these little tidbits, you have to filter all the distractions and disinformation and opinions out of the babble. Perhaps it makes the repeater reporters feel like they are really news people, not entertainers. Or perhaps it is so they can go back at a later date to a specific clip or sentence to verify that they DID cover it. Whatever the reason...the info is usually there, just buried in the offal of what they call journalism. Where this becomes useful to us is in the ability to attempt to wake people up with information we garner from more reliable sources (in our awakened opinions) and when they say, "that can't be true", to go back and show that one sentence or one paragraph where MSM says something that confirms. This takes time and patience, but if we are to succeed, is the burden of our mission.