Media has Always Manufactured Support for War

The American media has a long history of complicity in drumming up support for war.

9/11 truthers know that the American media has studiously avoided any substantive coverage of the government's involvement in 9/11, and has attempted to paint anyone who questioned the official version of events as a "conspiracy theorist". And, as everyone knows, many news reporters, including reporters from the BBC (and see this BBC clip; BBC clips authenticated here, here, and here), CNN and other stations reported the collapse of Building 7 before it actually fell.

But this is nothing new. For example, the mainstream media also played footsie with the U.S. government right before Pearl Harbor. Specifically, a highly-praised historian has documented that the Army’s Chief of Staff informed the Washington bureau chiefs of the major newspapers and magazines of the impending Pearl Harbor attack BEFORE IT OCCURRED, and swore them to an oath of secrecy, which the media honored (page 361). The historian is a World War II veteran, who actually agreed with this strategy for getting America into the war, and so does not have any axe to grind.

Also listen to this interview.

And the large media companies have drummed up support for war long before WWII. For example, Hearst with the Spanish-American War.

The media has been complicit in their coverage of 9/11. But the "free press" has always served the elites in creating their justification for war.

These days I am realizing

These days I am realizing that the mainstream media is simply a joke. It's actually a joke. I am considering putting together a new campaign to approach mainstream sources or personalities with a sort of ultimatum:

Dear _____:

Investigate and report the inaccuracies of the 9/11 Commission, the unanswered questions about 9/11, and the many strange coincidences and suspicious actions of our government relating to that day, which you have swept aside during the last 6 years, or your legitimacy as a source of information will be forever destroyed and you will face extinction. This story- the story of the millennium--is being reported and discussed by bloggers online while you continue to ignore it. I can assure you the story will not be going away, so you can either start reporting the many unexplained occurrences on 9/11, such as the fall of Building 7, or you can keep reporting Britney Spears and render yourself completely useless. You decide. Its your own fate.

A Nation of Sheep by William Lederer, 1961

William J Lederer's book, A Nation of Sheep published in 1961 (p. 95)

In the context of discussing McCarthy's rise to prominence, Lederer notes,

What screams from TV, radio, and press is interpreted as public opinion. Which of course, it is not.

This, then, in addition to personal aggrandizement, often is the aim of Congressional investigations--
the circus-type ones which take place on stage before television, radio and press. We have permitted
them to take place even though the sole legitimate objective of investigation is to get information
for effective legislation. Douglass Cater, Washington newsman, in his excellent book, The Fourth
Branch of Government, brilliantly shows how many congressional investigations simply are a technique
for making and controlling news. Investigations then often are entertainment spectaculars created to
attract public attention. They are a means of molding national opinion or creating fame for the investigator.

Cater wrote, "The most notable committee investigations are seldom point of fact 'investigations' They are
planned deliberately to move from a preconceived idea to a predetermined conclusion. The skill and
resourcefulness of the chairman and sizable staff are pitted against any effort to alter its destined course.
Whatever investigating is done takes place well in advance of the public hearing. The hearing is the final
act in the drama. Its intent, by the staging of an arresting spectacle, is to attract public attention, to alarm
or allay, to enlighten , or yes, sometimes to obscure"


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