Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How to consume "the news" (comedy video)

Editors, Wisdom Quarterly; comedians Jimmy Dore, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, Jon Stewart Stephen Colbert; JenSorensen.com; Associated Press (AP.org); ThisModernWorld.com
"A Brief History of Liberal Demonization" (jensorensen.com)

The "news" is generally bad as it emanates from the mainstream media, which are bought and owned entirely by vested interests: military-industrial complex, Big Pharma (the pharmaceutical and medical appliance industry), arms dealers in the U.S. and Israel...

Most of the media is the propaganda arm of the Pentagon and the Department of War (euphemistically renamed the DOD or Dept. of "Defense"). This is due in large part to CIA efforts called Operation Mockingbird.

Mockingbird sent infiltrators into every media outlet of any significant size and it co-opted, bought, subverted, and/or infiltrated to distort stories in certain favorable directions. This is accomplished in many and varied ways. If, for example, you read the Associated Press (ap.org), do so with caution. Every story is slanted, re-interpreted, distorted, ignored or magnified out of all proportion.

DemocracyNow.org is a fairly good source.
This leaves the non-mainstream media and our treasured comedians. It may have started with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, but there have always been honest/non-PC stand ups hard at work bearing the brunt of condemnation. Now, thanks inadvertently to Trump posing as president of the United States, it has become mainstream to mock the POTUS as never before. 

Finally, the media is doing a part of its job it previously abdicated. National Public Radio (npr.org or "National Petroleum Radio") is sold out with great human interest pieces now and then but completely towing the line on larger national stories, which now keeps them well heeled thanks to many corporate sponsors and pending contributions. If they did not tow the line or give equal time to the radical right wing slant (as right as Fox), funding could be pulled. And when it comes to choosing radical politics or a steady stream of income, it's not even close what gets chosen.
To consume the news, keep it light but deep: try Jimmy Dore, YouTube channels, late night TV, the moderate nominal left (aka MSNBC, RT, CNN, crickets chirping in the corner), the deplorable extreme right (Breit Bart, Fox, Alex Jones, ABC, NBC, CBS).

Realize that outlets like Apple, Huff Post, Yahoo!, Google, etc. are owned by massive multinational corporations that work hand in hand with clandestine government alphabet agencies (CIA, NSA, FBI, DHS, NSC, SS, DEA, BP, ICE, ATF, IRS...), which is probably why Google is owned by Alphabet Inc. (A New Company Called Alphabet Now Owns Google). It's a wink and a nod, and no one can say they don't have a sense of humor as they hide in plain sight.

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