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Americans have lost faith in pretty much everything - Gallup Poll - Market Watch

Market Watch - June 14, 2016
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/americans-have-lost-faith-in-pretty-much-everything-2016-06-14?mod=MW_story_recommended_d...
...with link to Gallup Poll
http://www.gallup.com/poll/192581/americans-confidence-institutions-stays-low.aspx?g_source=Politics&g_medium=newsfeed&g_c...

EXCERPTS
...As Gallup’s Jim Norman explains: “Americans clearly lack confidence in the institutions that affect their daily lives: the schools responsible for educating the nation’s children; the houses of worship that are expected to provide spiritual guidance; the banks that are supposed to protect Americans’ earnings; the U.S. Congress elected to represent the nation’s interests; and the news media that claims it exists to keep them informed.”...
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...Congress actually earned the “ignominious” distinction of being the only institution sparking little or no confidence in a majority of Americans in the poll....

Mark Crispin Miller on Election Theft, 9/11, and the Silence of the Left

A talk given by Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, at the Left Forum at John Jay College in New York City, May 31, 2015.

In this talk, Miller speaks about the collaboration of supposedly 'left' media and activists in the placing of tremendous obstacles around the discussion of topics such as election theft and 9/11, and their great reluctance even to investigate such topics for themselves. 'They don't want to go there,' says Miller. It's as though these issues are, 'in a bad part of town, and they would never go there.'

Miller further argues that the widespread employment of the term 'conspiracy theory' to thwart the questioning of just about any official story is 'probably the most effective propaganda drive in American history, maybe even world history.'

(Introduced by Les Jamieson.)

Unintelligence sources

First published in backofthebook.ca

By Frank Moher

The Prime Minister, in his role as Chief Scarifier, performed as expected on Thursday, once again using an atrocity for political gain, and to serve his government's agenda to reduce Canadians' civil liberties. No surprise there. What was surprising -- or, if not surprising, then wall-to-wall evident in the 24 hour news coverage of the shootings in Paris -- was the media's obliviousness to the likelihood that some intelligence agency was involved in the attacks.

It Should Speak Volumes To People

Jon Gold
8/17/2013

Years ago in June 2007 when I realized that the focus of the 9/11 Truth Movement was turning more towards the alleged "Controlled Demolition" of the towers and WTC7, I wrote an article entitled, "This Is Not The Controlled Demolition Movement."

In the article, it says "is that what we're known for? Is that what we're all about? I THINK NOT. However, with all of the attention Controlled Demolition gets within this movement, I can understand why someone might think that. Not the media. Lord knows they've helped to create that appearance with their hit pieces THAT FOCUS SOLELY ON WHETHER OR NOT A MISSILE HIT THE PENTAGON, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE WTC WAS BROUGHT DOWN IN A CONTROLLED DEMOLITION (emphasis mine). It's easier for the media to deal with us if we're only about one or two issues."

Some examples of this are available here (with exceptions for sure on which theories they focus on):

    CIA Media Infiltration & Operation Mockingbird

    Abby Martin takes with a look at America's history of government infiltration in news media citing the CIA's secret cold-war program dubbed Operation Mockingbird.

     

    U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

    by Lymari Morales - Gallup.com

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.

     In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the mass media -- such as newspapers, TV, and radio -- when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly -- a great deal, a fair amount, not very much, or none at all?

    Pursuit of truth and "conspiracy theory"

    This message may not have much to do with 9/11 but it does in one important respect: the unrelenting pursuit of the truth and justice.

    In 1989, a tragedy unfolded at a British football stadium called Hillsborough at the beginning of a football match in which 96 Liverpool fans died as a consequence of poor planning, no crowd control and a lack of a disaster and emergency plan.

    Last week, a report was published which exposed the scale of the cover-up by the Police in their failures to stop the tragedy. This included the police altering over 100 statements, telling police officers to say they weren't at the stadium and collected DNA evidence of those who died in order to see if they could find any criminal past that would help them justify the actions of those fans which led to their deaths. It was also revealed that 41 of the 96 should not have even died.

    As a consequence of this report, I managed to get a letter published in the UK metro which has a readership of over 3 million stating that the conspiracy theory label is insulting and derogatory toward those who seek the truth over injustice.

    It was edited slightly, but the essence of the letter remains:

    Breaking the Set with Abby Martin

    RT America's new show Breaking the Set with Abby Martin to hit the air starting September 4th at 6pm EST, M-F. Don't miss it!

    Subscribe to Breaking the Set's channel here:http://www.youtube.com/breakingtheset "> http://www.youtube.com/breakingtheset

    Follow Abby on twitter: https://twitter.com/AbbyMartin

    DemocracyNow and the "Progressive" Alternative Media: Valued Cheerleaders For Imperialism and War

    "Democracy Now" and the "Progressive" Alternative Media: Valued Cheerleaders For Imperialism and War

    by Finian Cunningham

    (Note: this analysis of the alternative media is of great value to 9/11 truthers, as the same misinformation or censoring of the news by the alternative media that is presented here was also accomplished concerning 9/11. And yet the alternative media always gets a pass by the progressives, because, I guess, it is seemingly antiwar. But I blame the alternative media for the fact that 9/11 truth really has never spread like it should have. It has an obligation and responsibility to present the evidence that the official story of 9/11 was a lie, and they failed, for some reason that has never been made completely clear)
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    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31874

    The major Western mainstream media outlets have been running a “shock and awe” propaganda offensive against the Syrian government of President Bashar Al Assad for nearly 16 months. The misinformation has been unrelenting, monolithic, unverified, one-sided and, frankly, increasingly preposterous.

    WeAreChange 2012 Bilderberg Donation Drive

    WAC – With WeAreChange chapters being targeted and harassed by the CPD and DHS at the recent NATO conference, it is safe to say WeAreChange is under attack. Under these extreme circumstances, WeAreChange has decided to stand up and fight back. The best way we can do that is non-violently, of course, in the information war.

    Reclaim the airwaves: start a community radio station

    http://www.colorofchange.org/static/uploads/campaign_image/dj_216x160.jpg

    Interested in starting a radio station in your community? We want to help.

    http://act.colorofchange.org/signup/start_a_station/

    As early as October 2012, the Federal Communications Commission will start the process of allotting thousands of new community FM radio licenses for the first time in urban areas.

    ColorOfChange wants to help you through this process. We can provide:

    Music Video SELLING FUTURES posted at Truth Troubadour Channel on YouTube

    Selling Futures reviews the many aspects and consequences of the complete takeover of US society by consolidated corporations and their attempt to globalize and militarize the entire world under the cover of “privatizing” resources and fighting a “war on terror”. Of course, as always, 9/11 Truth is an integral part of Vic's songs and videos. Eric Golub is featured on ukulele. The song was recorded by sound engineer/owner at Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley, CA.

    If you like Selling Futures, support it with “like” and "share" buttons, as well as sending the link out in your emails and posting it to other sites. The same goes for any of the 9/11 Truth specific videos: Blowback or Bloody Treason, Trouble in the Rubble, Ballad of William Rodriguez, and Cheney's in the Bunker. Thank you! The song, Selling Futures, is copyrighted. But the video has a Creative Commons Copyright with free download and use without the right to change the video.

    Vic Sadot is Truth Troubadour at twitter, 911blogger, gmail, youtube, bliptv, and blogspot.

    Selling Futures - Truth Troubadour Music Video at You Tube
    http://youtu.be/qwN2Dr69xzk

    The Washington Post, LA Times, USA Today, NPR, Stewart, Colbert, Fox News and host of U.S. lawmakers receive threatening letters

    By Agence France-Presse
    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    WASHINGTON — Several US lawmakers received threatening letters containing a harmless white powder, but the sender warned more missives including a “harmful material” could follow, a Senate official said.

    The news sparked alarm and served as a grim reminder of the 2001 anthrax attacks in which letters containing the deadly pathogen were sent to offices of two Democratic senators and several media offices. Five people were killed.

    The anonymous sender “has indicated that additional letters containing a powdery substance will be arriving at more Senate offices,” Senate sergeant-at-arms Terrance Gainer said in a email to staff.

    “Some of these letters may contain an actual harmful material,” he added, noting the missives were postmarked from Portland, Oregon.

    Similar letters, which included complaints about corporate influence over US politics, also were received by several US media outlets, but they did not contain any white powder, said law enforcement officials quoted by US media.

    The letters were received by organizations such as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Fox News and National Public Radio, reports said.

    CBS News quoted a law enforcement official as saying that in missives to comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the sender warned that 100 letters were sent to the Washington or home-state offices of US senators.

    And, We Have Gotten Used to It By Dan Rather, Reader Supported News 28 November 11

    http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/276-74/8633-and-we-have-gotten-used-to-it

    And, We Have Gotten Used to It

    By Dan Rather, Reader Supported News
    28 November 11
    Reader Supported News | Perspective

    On November 22, Dan Rather received the Committee to Protect Journalists' Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for 2011 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. What follows is the speech he gave upon accepting the prestigious award. -- JPS/RSN

    One of Bud Benjamin's dreams was to expand the CBS Evening News to a full hour. And Bud wasn't thinking of filling it with helicopter shots, celebrity gossip and punditry. He imagined an entire hour brimming with investigative reporting, exposés and dispatches from around the world.

    It was a different time in journalism. A time when professional duty was patriotic, and the freedom of the press motivated and inspired newsrooms. I know it is hard to believe - but it's true - newsrooms were not supposed to turn a profit. Frankly, news was considered an acceptable loss on the balance sheet.

    Abby Martin of Media Roots Speaks about Media Censorship at SFSU

    MEDIA ROOTS- Abby Martin, founder of Media Roots, speaks at San Francisco State University about the landscape of media censorship, the formation of her citizen journalism project and why she is working in collaboartion with Project Censored.

    www.MediaRoots.org