"Journalistic content is a technical complex
expressly intended to adapt
man to the machine" - Jacques Ellul,
Technological Society, 1964
"The military newspaper Stars
and Stripes reported that the Pentagon is using its favorite public
relations firms, the Rendon
Group, to produce profiles of reporters requesting to embed with US forces
Profiles graded reporters'
past coverage as "positive," "neutral" or "negative," sometimes suggesting how
to "neutralize" expected negative coverage or how to design embeds to "result
in favorable coverage".
In some cases, the profiles prompted military
officials to reject reporters' embed requests." - The Weekly Spin,
September 9, 2009
"Christ is important because his solidarity with
and sisters is what guarantees
salvation in the
Jon Sobrino Jesus the Liberator
"Investigative reporting - the
kind Jack Anderson used to do regularly and which was carried in hundreds of
papers across the country, the kind of muckraking, data-intensive work that
takes time and money and ruffles feathers - is dying.
To begin with,
investigations take time and money.
In America's cash-short,
instant-deadline journalistic world, there's not much room for that.
there investigative reporters in America?
I'll mention two:
Seymour Hersh, formerly of the
New York Times, and Robert Parry, formerly of the
Press, who uncovered the
Robert Parry tells me that he can no longer do investigative
work within the confines of an American daily newsroom.
One of the
biggest disincentives to doing investigative journalism is that it
jeopardizes future access to politicians and
During the I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial, the testimony of
Judith Miller and other American journalists about confidences they were
willing to keep in order to maintain access seemed to me sadly illuminating." -
"Professional journalism had three distinct ceaseless biases
built into it.
First, it regards anything done by official sources,
government officials and prominent public figures, as the basis for legitimate
Second, professional journalism posits that there had to be a
news hook or a news peg to justify a news story. This helped to stimulate the
birth and rapid rise of the public relations (PR) industry. Surveys show that
PR accounts for anywhere from 40 to 70% of what appears as news.
Thirdly, professional journalism smuggles in values conducive to the
commercial aims of the owners and advertisers as well as the political aims of
the executive boardroom class." - Robert McChesney
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new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
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practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based
on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the
spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of the
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violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels
desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global
industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on coöperation. Coöperation
does not occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values
have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international
cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior
corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction
of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to
the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction
and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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