What Happened to Free Speech?
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good
men do nothing.
The attack on the First Amendment protections of free speech and a
free and independent press has happened on multiple fronts.
On one front is the corporate owned mainstream media's loss of its
"gatekeeper" function as the provider of news as the Internet has opened the
way for non-traditional journalists to publish their opposing perspective.
On another front is the same profit driven corporate media that has
fallen victim to commercialism. Huge multinational corporation control the
media with their advertising dollars and as a result control most of the
information that citizens rely upon for making informed choices.
Another front that has changed the media is modern day politics.
Saavy politicians understand that in order to win elections, they must control
the media. Recent election cycles have proven the influence the mainstream
media has on the outcomes of elections. Oftentimes, it not so much "what" the
media reports or "how" they report it, but more importantly what they "do not"
report. Anybody that relies on the mainstream media today to keep them informed
is simply living an illusion. Each of the corporate media outlets has their own
political bias and controls the flow of information to support that
John Zieglers documentary Media Malpractice: How
Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted, is a must watch film for
anyone wanting to understand how the media influences the political campaign
trail. The bottom line is that Barack Obama would not have been elected,
or even nominated, and Sarah Palin would not be the ex-Governor of Alaska with
high disapproval numbers, if the media had been remotely fair in 2008.
according to Ziegler. The film takes hundreds of examples of what Ziegler deems
media malfeasance and compiles them into a light-hearted
And, yet another front is the Marxist inspired
New World Order campaign for world
domination. In order to accomplish their goals, they understand the importance
of controlling the flow of information and will do anything to protect their
Perhaps the following quote from the preeminent New York
journalist, John Swinton, made at a dinner for his peers will help answer the
question, whatever happened to freedom of press?
"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history,
in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not
one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know
beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my
honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid
similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as
to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.
If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before
twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. "The business of the journalists
is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the
feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You
know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We
are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping
jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and
our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual
prostitutes." [Source: Labor's Untold Story, by Richard O.
Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio &
Machine Workers of America, NY, 1955/1979, as cited on
Mainstream Media Totally Corrupted
The once great protector and defender of the First Amendment, the
press, is now being transformed into an oppressor of free speech and propaganda
tool of globalists designed to normalize the unthinkable.
Over the past
few decades we have witnessed the conglomeration of a once free press dedicated
to telling the truth to the American public into a serpentine corporate
homogeny where news is manufactured as a consumer commodity to be sold and
controlled by the greed of corporate executives and stockholders.
"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we
decide they ought to have." Richard Salant, former President of CBS
As more Americans are dumbed-down by the onslaught of corporate
driven messages disguised as "truth," they are being manipulated by the enemies
of freedom as public opinion is swayed in favor of their deceitful agenda. When
a dissenting voice is raised, unreported facts disclosed, or criticism is
leveled, the press is quick to squelch that voice, fact, or criticism.
While there are numerous examples I could cite, one
I've witnessed firsthand was the media manipulation of the 2008 Presidential
campaign. How many Americans do you believe would be favorable to a message of
freedom, sound money, non-interventionism, and free markets? Do you think
Americans would support a candidate that believed in protecting our
Constitution and getting rid of those things in our society that are
unconstitutional? We've all heard the mantra of "change" spewed forth from
nearly all the candidates, but how many of us know what that "change"
Sadly, the word "change" is a euphemism for "more of the same."
"When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to
the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its
speaker, a raving lunatic." - Dresden James
When a candidate talked about real change, they were marginalized
by the corporate mainstream media and their message all-but censored from
public discourse. The candidate I'm referring to is
Ron Paul, and from
the very beginnings of his campaign, the mainstream media had blacklisted his
message of change. It simply was not the status quo message promoted by
corporate America and Socialist government. His fellow candidates publicly
laughed at his Constitutional message and he was blocked from sharing his
message on the public airwaves. His primary results were either under-reported
or not reported at all. The time he was given in the primary debates was only a
fraction that given the corporate hand-picked candidates. As a result, few
Americans even knew that he was a candidate for President of the United States,
and fewer were given the priviledge of hearing what his platform was.
believe if he had been given a fair opportunity to share his vision with the
American people, there would be little doubt who our next President of the
United States would be. I believe the grassroot American is a decent person
that believes in the patriotic vision our Founders gave us in the Constitution.
However, that's not the same vision held by the New World Order and their
propagandists were obliged to shape public opinion to their mind-numbed
interpretation of change.
Fair and Balanced Propaganda
As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda in its
most basic sense presents information in order to influence its audience. Most
people generally think of propaganda in political contexts, in particular to
refer to certain efforts sponsored by governments and political groups.
Propaganda also has much in common with public information campaigns by
governments, which are intended to encourage or discourage certain forms of
behavior (such as wearing seat belts, not smoking, not littering, conserving
energy and so forth).
Its close cousins, advertising and public
relations, shares the same techniques as propaganda, albeit for different
purposes. Advertising and public relations can be thought of as propaganda that
promotes a commercial product or shapes the perception of an
In recent years, the differences between propaganda,
advertising, and public relations have become more blurred as the roles of
government and commercialism have blended.
The entire corporate media
from Fox to CNN and MSNBC is a propaganda machine erected by the
ruling elite. Its primary purpose is to disseminate globalist propaganda, shape
public opinion, and keep the false right-left paradigm that divides people
going at all cost.
"Propaganda is neutrally defined as a systematic form of
purposeful persuasion that attempts to influence the emotions, attitudes,
opinions, and actions of specified target audiences for ideological, political
or commercial porposes through the controlled transmission of one-sided
messages (which may or may not be factual) via mass and direct media channels.
A propaganda organization employs propagandists who engage in propagandism -
the applied creation and distribution of such forms of persuasion." - Richard
Alan Nelson, A Chronology and Glossary of Propaganda in the United States,
Once confined to the educational establishment,
political correctness has now broken
out in the historical bastion of free speech - the press. Whatever the reason,
the one-time rallying cry of the media, "free speech," is no longer found in
mainstream America newsrooms. It has been replaced with "politically correct"
speech disseminated by biased reporters who refuse to speak the truth while
ignoring the evidence that our country is being plundered.
"Political Correctness is the communal tyranny that erupted
in the 1980s. It was a spontaneous declaration that particular ideas,
expressions and behavior, which were then legal, should be forbidden by law,
and people who transgressed should be punished. It started with a few voices
but grew in popularity until it became unwritten and written law within the
community. With those who were publicly declared as being not politically
correct becoming the object of persecution by the mob, if not prosecution of
the state." -- Philip Atkinson
Pentagon Propaganda Machine
The Pentagon has used the corporate media as a propaganda delivery
system since at least the late 1990s. The U.S. Armys 4th Psychological
Operations (PSYOPS) Group at Ft. Bragg works in the news division at
Operation Mockingbird has dominated corporate media since
An Associated Press investigation found that over the past five
years, the money the military spends on winning hearts and minds at home and
abroad, what it calls "the human terrain", has grown by 63 percent, to at least
$4.7 billion this year, according to Department of Defense budgets and other
documents. In 2009, the Pentagon will employ 27,000 people just for
recruitment, advertising and public relations which makes it bigger in size,
money and power than many media companies.
The current emphasis on
propaganda operations started with former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. In
2002, Rumsfeld established the Office of Strategic Influence that brought
together public affairs and psychological operations. Congress demanded that
the office be shut down. Rumsfeld responded in a speech he delivered on Nov.
18, 2002, "There's the name. You can have the name, but I'm gonna keep doing
every single thing that needs to be done and I have." In 2003, Rumsfeld issued
a secret Information Operations Roadmap setting out a plan for public affairs
and psychological operations to work together. It noted that with a global
media, the military should expect and accept that psychological operations will
reach the U.S. public.
Out of its
Joint Hometown News
Service located on an abondoned Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas,
Pentagon staff writers pump out thousands of press releases, television
releases and radio interviews, all provided free to news organizations around
the world. The stories go out with authors' names but not their titles, and do
not mention Hometown News anywhere.
Despite a supposed prohibition on
propaganda, spending on public affairs stories designed to influence the
American public has more than doubled since 2003. A recent inspector general
audit concluded that a public affairs program called "America Supports You" was
conducted "in a questionable and unregulated manner" with funds meant for the
military's Stars and Stripes newspaper.
One of the fastest-growing
parts of the military media is "psychological operations," where spending has
also doubled since 2003. Psychological operations are generally aimed at
foreign audiences, not intended for American consumption. However, when an
American TV anchor asked Gen. David Petraeus about the mood in Iraq, the
general held up a glossy photo of the Iraqi national soccer team to show the
country united in victory. In fact, it was U.S. psychological operations that
had quietly distributed tens of thousands of the soccer posters in July 2007 to
encourage Iraqi nationalism.
Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, director of
strategic communications for the U.S. Central Command, says psychological
operations must be secret to be effective. He says that in the 21st century, it
is probably not possible to win the information battle with insurgents without
exposing American citizens to secret U.S. propaganda.
According to an
Associated Content article, Studies have shown that
watching television induces low alpha waves in the human brain. Alpha waves are
brainwaves between 8 to 12 HZ. and are commonly associated with relaxed
meditative states as well as brain states associated with suggestibility.
Experiments have shown that less than one minute after the viewer
begins to watch television, the brain switches from Beta level consciousness,
associated with active and logical thought, to Alpha level, which is associated
with passive acceptance and suggestibility. This is why advertisers spend
billions a year on commercials as well as product placement within TV shows
The Church Committee investigation in 1975 exposed a secret
Central Intelligence Agency campaign to influence domestic and foreign media
beginning in the 1950s. In 1948, Frank Wisner established Mockingbird, and
recruited Philip Graham from The Washington Post to run the project within the
industry. According to Deborah Davis in Katharine the Great; "By the early
1950s, Wisner 'owned' respected members of The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS
and other communications vehicles." [Deborah Davis (1979). Katharine the Great.
After 1953, Operation Mockingbird had a major
influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. These organizations were run by
people with well-known left-wing views such as William Paley (CBS), Henry Luce
(Time and Life Magazine), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times), Alfred
Friendly (managing editor of the Washington Post), Jerry O'Leary (Washington
Star), Hal Hendrix (Miami News), Barry Bingham, Sr., (Louisville
Courier-Journal), James Copley (Copley News Services) and Joseph Harrison
(Christian Science Monitor).[Carl Bernstein (20 October 1977). "CIA
and the Media", Rolling Stone Magazine.]
In 1977, Rolling Stone
alleged CIA controlled journalists included Stewart Alsop (New York Herald
Tribune), Ben Bradlee (Newsweek), James Reston (New York Times), Charles
Douglas Jackson (Time Magazine), Walter Pincus (Washington Post), William C.
Baggs (The Miami News), Herb Gold (The Miami News) and Charles Bartlett
Today, the mainstream corporate media has become the mouthpiece of
a emerging collectivist government and possesses an explicit capacity of
advocacy and ability to frame political issues. And their agenda is to advance
the New World Order message.
"Democracy without honest information creates the illusion of
popular consent, while enhancing the power of the state and the privileged
interests protected by it. Democracy without accountability creates the
illusion of popular control, while offering ordinary Americans only cheap
tickets to the balcony. Too far away to see that the public stage has become
just a reality TV set." - Bill Moyers
Corporate Owned Mainstream Media
"In March 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests the steel, shipbuilding,
and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations got together 12 men
high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential
newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control
generally the policy of the daily press ..They found it was only necessary to
purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached;
the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was
furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding
the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things
of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the
purchasers." - U.S. Congressman Oscar Callaway, 1917
New World Order propaganda spokesmen seeding the corporate
owned mainstream media.
Each of the major networks feature their news
anchors, reporters and pundits to offer up to the mesmerized public audience a
version of reality in line with the collectivist message of the New World
Order. Massive public relations campaigns are pitched to convince the public
these spokespersons offer credible opinion or commentary on a particular
subject area on which he/she is presumed to be knowledgeable. It is the job of
these people to sell the American public on the merits of the New World Order
Privately owned news media promote the economic and political
interests of the large companies that own or advertise with them. These giant
conglomerates, all belonging to the secret Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign
Relations, the Club of Rome,
and the Trilateral Commission, control the world's flow of information. They
determine what we see on television, hear on the radio and read in newspapers,
magazines, books, or on the Internet.
These publicly traded corporations
try to keep the Bilderberger guest-list a secret, and the corporate press
scarcely reports on the event at all. The likes of Microsoft, AT&T,
Bechtel, Cisco, Compaq and Price Waterhouse Coopers have nothing to fear from
the press. Never mind that Microsoft and NBC co-own MSNBC cable network. In
fact, among the frequently invited Bilderberg guests can be found the name of
Anthony Ridder of Knight-Ridder, Inc., America's second-largest newspaper
chain, which owns such publications as the Detroit Free Press, the Miami Herald
and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Bilderberger attendee, Andrea Mitchell is a Washington, D.C.-based
American television journalist, anchor, reporter, and commentator for NBC News.
She is the NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, and has recently
reported on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, and MSNBC. She anchors
the 1 p.m. hour of MSNBC Live, has appeared on Meet the Press, and is often a
guest on Hardball with Chris Matthews.
Mitchell is married to former Federal
Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.
Trilateral Commission member, David Gergen is best known as a
political consultant and presidential advisor during the administrations of
Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. Gergen is a political contributor to CNN and
frequently appears on Anderson Cooper 360. He also appears on MSNBC's Hardball
with Chris Matthews.
NBC, owned by General Electric.
In addition to the NBC
Television Network and the NBC Television Stations Division, the company owns
CNBC, which is the global leader in business news, reaching 175 million homes
worldwide. In April 2002, NBC purchased Telemundo, the second-largest U.S.
Spanish-language television network, and in December 2002, the company added
the Bravo cable network to its portfolio. In partnership with Microsoft, NBC
operates MSNBC, which is a leading cable-news channel and the world's
preeminent news site on the Internet.
NBC is a subsidiary of RCA, a media
conglomerate. On RCA's board sits Thornton Bradshaw, president of Atlantic
Richfield Oil, and member of the World Wildlife Fund, the Club of Rome, the
Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bradshaw is also chairman of NBC.
Member of the CFR: Jack Welch, CEO between
1981 and 2001; Jane Pfeiffer (Former Chairman); John Petty, Tom Brokaw, David
Brinkley, John Chancellor, Marvin Kalb, Irving R. Levine, Herbert Schlosser,
Peter G. Peterson, John Sawhill.
Member of the CFR and Trilateral
Commission: Lester Crystal, R.W. Sonnenfeidt
According to then-U.S.
Representative Bernie Sanders, NBC's owner General Electric is "one of the
largest corporations in the world -and one with a long history of anti-union
activity. GE, a major contributor to the Republican Party, has substantial
financial interests in weapons manufacturing, finance, nuclear power and many
other industries. Former CEO Jack Welch was one of the leaders in shutting down
American plants and moving them to low-wage countries like China and
attendee, Lesley Stahl has reported for CBS on 60 Minutes for 19
CBS, owned by Westinghouse Electric Company.
Part of the
Nuclear Utilities Business Group of British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) whos #1 on the
Board of Directors? None other than: Frank Carlucci (of the Carlyle
CBS Network News: 60 minutes, 48 hours, CBS Evening News with Dan
Rather, CBS Morning News, Up to the Minute.
Member of the CFR: Laurence A.
Tisch, CEO, Roswell Gilpatric, Dan Rather, Richard Hottelet, Frank Stanton
Member of the CFR and Trilateral Commission: James Houghton, Henry Schacht
As an American intelligence officer, CBS founder William Paley was
trained in mass brainwashing techniques during World War II at the Tavistock
Institute in England.
CFR member, Barbara Walters has been a regular fixture on morning
television shows (Today and The View), an evening news magazine (20/20), and
co-anchor of ABC Evening News and correspondent on World News (then ABC Evening
Bilderberger Group member, George Stephanopoulos is ABC News's
Chief Washington Correspondent, host of ABC's This Week, senior political
adviser to the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and former
communications director for Clinton.
ABC, owned by Disney
ABC Network News: Prime Time Live,
Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America.
Member of CFR: Thomas S. Murphy,
CEO; Barbara Walters; John Connor; Diane Sawyer; John Scall
ABC is owned
by the Disney Corporation, "which produces toys and products in developing
countries where they provide their workers with atrocious wages and working
conditions. It has 153 TV stations. Chase Manhattan Bank controls 6.7% of ABC's
stock - enough to give it a controlling interest. Chase, through its trust
department, controls 14% of CBS and 4.5% of RCA. Instead of three competing
television networks called NBC, CBS, and ABC, what we really have is the
Rockefeller Broadcasting Company, the Rockefeller Broadcasting System, and the
Rockefeller Broadcasting Consortium.
The ideas and policies that come
out of the Bilderberg annual meetings are used to generate news in the leading
periodicals and news groups of the world. The point is to make the prevalent
opinions of the Bilderbergers so appealing that they become public policy and
to pressure world leaders into submitting to the New World Order. The "free
world press" is completely at the mercy of the Bilderbergers disseminating the
William Kristol is
a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel. Kristol cofounded the
Project for the New American Century (PNAC) in 1997 with
Robert Kagan and he is a member of the Policy Advisory Board for the
neoconservative Ethics and Public Policy Center. Kristol has also been an
Bilderberg Group conferences.
FOX NETWORKS, owned by News Corporation LTD.
network, owned by Bilderberg Group luminary, Rupert Murdoch, owns a significant
portion of the world's media. The Fox Television Network includes includes 22
stations, reaching 50% of US households. Fox International has extensive
worldwide cable and satellite networks including British Sky Broadcasting; VOX,
Germany; Canal Fox, Latin America; FOXTEL, Australia; STAR TV, Asia; IskyB,
India; Bahasa Programming Ltd., Indonesia; and News Broadcasting, Japan. He has
most recently added the Wall Street Journal to his empire.
His FOX News
Channel has close ties to the Republican Party and among his "fair and
balanced" commentators is Newt Gingrich, former GOP Republican House speaker.
FOX News was involved in the Monsanto
coverup of deadly chemicals in milk and the court ruling stating, "News
agencies are NOT required to report the TRUTH in a news story."
Rupert Murdochs Twentieth Century Fox corporation has
admitted to planting political brainwashing within its globally popular TV
shows and indeed boasts that it is proud of the fact. A corporate video
currently being showcased on another part of Murdochs media empire,
MySpace.com, shows Fox executives and stars of its universally recognized shows
bragging about how they use the platform of hit shows that are broadcast
globally to implant messages about the supposed threat of global warming.
Fox has embarked on a deliberate campaign, which could only have
been done with the coordination of the script writers of each program, to force
people to accept the pseudo-science of
global warming by
brainwashing them into accepting it as a reality. This has been achieved by
weaving in messages about climate change and having popular characters in the
TV shows embrace specific tenants of the global warming manifesto.
James Carville is
a Democratic strategist who serves as a political contributor for CNN,
appearing frequently on CNN's The Situation Room as well as other programs on
all CNN networks. Carville was formerly co-host of Crossfire, CNN's political
debate program. Carville, an outspoken Democratic political strategist and
commentator, emerged onto the national political scene after his consulting
firm, Carville & Begala, helped elect President Bill Clinton in 1992. He
went on to serve as a senior political adviser to the president.
Paul Begala, a prominent liberal and a
former advisor to President Bill Clinton. He gained national prominence as half
of the political consulting team Carville and Begala. Until June 2005, Begala
was a co-host of CNN's political debate program, Crossfire.
TIME-WARNER TBS, owned by America Online (AOL)
Cinemax, TBS Superstation, Turner Network Television, Turner Classic Movies,
Warner Brothers Television. Time Warner is the largest owner of cable systems
in the US with an estimated 13 million subscribers.
Member of Trilateral
Commission: W. Thomas Johnson, Pres.
Member of CFR: Daniel Schorr
Fair and Balanced News?
What's missing from the following?
"We report. You
"America's Most Watched Network"
"CBS News is Very Good News"
"The Best Political Team on
All the News Thats Fit to Print
If you get your perspective about the world
around you from the corporate owned CIA managed mainstream media, understand
this... you don't have a clue. These organization do not report the truth. They
are all part of the modern day American Ministry of Public Enlightenment and
In 1996 Monsanto was able to censor the Fox News organization
(WTVT/Fox 13 in Tampa, Florida) from reporting on the harmful effects of BGH
(bovine growth hormone) on humans. The report was canceled, and the
investigative reporters were fired, after Fox received threatening letters from
Monsantos attorney promising dire consequences if the series
aired. In 2003, an appeals court reversed an earlier unanimous Florida court
decision that determined that Fox "acted intentionally and deliberately to
falsify or distort the plaintiffs' new reporting on BGH." The appeals court
decision was on the basis that FCC policies on news agencies reporting the
truth did not legally require the station to report the truth in a news story,
as FCC policies are not law. Read that previous sentence again! The court
News agencies are NOT required to report the TRUTH
in a news story.
That ruling should send chills down your
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely
believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by
masters who rule them with lies. They feed them on falsehoods till wrong looks
like right in their eyes." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Protecting the Criminals
On November 16, 2004, the U.S. Government sued
Bill Benson to
obtain an injunction to prohibit him from telling people that the 16th
Amendment was not in fact ratified. Rather than deciding upon the facts of the
case, the court instead refused to allow Bill to present facts of the case,
thus nullifying his First Amendment right to free speech and Fifth and
Fourteenth Ameendment right to the due process of law.
The court struck
Bills facts from the record as irrelevant, and failed
to address any of his other
questions. On January 10, 2008, the court granted the governments
requested injunction. As of now, then, the government may prosecute you for
lying and prevent you from presenting a defense. As of now, speaking about a
political question is against the law. As of now, there is no due process of
law. As of now, there is no First Amendment right to speak or to petition the
government for redress of grievance. As of now, the words of the Supreme Court
in Marbury v. Madison are like the words of the United States Constitution;
mere words that have no meaning.
To ensure the silence of Americans, the
argument that the Sixteenth Amendment was not ratified, and variations of this
argument, have been officially identified as legally frivolous Federal tax
return positions for purposes of the $5,000 frivolous tax return penalty
imposed under Internal Revenue Code section 6702(a).
State Sponsored News
In March 2011, CNN sent Amber Lyon and a journalist team to
Bahrain to cover the Arab Spring. As Glenn Greenwald of the UKs Guardian
writes in his article: In the segment, Lyon interviewed activists as they
explicitly described their torture at the hands of government forces, while
family members recounted their relatives abrupt disappearances. She spoke
with government officials justifying the imprisonment of activists. And the
segment featured harrowing video footage of regime forces shooting unarmed
demonstrators, along with the mass arrests of peaceful protesters. In sum, the
early 2011 CNN segment on Bahrain presented one of the starkest reports to date
of the brutal repression embraced by the US-backed regime."
International (CNNi) never broadcast the documentary. Even in the face of
numerous inquiries and complaints from their own employees inside CNN, it
continued to refuse to broadcast the program or even provide any explanation
for the decision. To date, this documentary has never aired on
Lyon says she saw first-hand that these regime claims were
lies, and I couldnt believe CNN was making me put what I knew to be
government lies into my reporting.
In March 2012, Lyon was laid
off from CNN and given a severance and health package in an effort to shut her
up. At this point, Lyon said, I look at those payments as
dirty money to stay silent. I got into journalism to expose, not help conceal,
wrongdoing, and Im not willing to keep quiet about this any longer, even
if it means Ill lose those payments.
Exposing Corporate America
One purpose of the First Amendment was to protect the right of
all citizens to freely speak their mind. Today, we see the First Amendment
along with the rest of the Constitution being chipped away at by liberals and
socialists in our society. They don't want you to know the truth ... unless
it's "their truth."
We're told, for example, to cough up $4 plus for a gallon of
gasoline because of "supply and demand" or because the price of a barrel of oil
has been increased by Arab oil producers. We're not told how the Federal
devaluation of the dollar is impacting what you pay for
that gallon of gas.
Or, we're told millions of Americans are losing their homes to
foreclosure because they secured loans they could not afford to repay,
so-called subprime mortgages. What we're not told about is how those banks that
issued those loans repackaged them and sold them to larger investment banks
such as Bear Stearns who leveraged that collateral to make bad investments in
derivatives market where they lost their shirts. We're not told how the
Federal Reserve stepped in to cover Bear Stearns' bad investments with Billions
of dollars paid for by the American taxpayer - many of whom were losing their
homes in the scandal.
Wealthy people will always seek to influence
politicians, because government unfortunately plays a very big role in
determining who gets (and stays) rich in our country. They manipulate public
opinion to elect government officials and garner support for unconstitutional
laws. These laws are pushed and proposed by evil men whose only desire it is to
undermine our liberty and freedom and wish to implement a socialist one-world
plan. As a result, our federal government has become a taxing, spending, and
regulating leviathan that controls every part of the economy.
Having rejected the notion of limited, constitutional government,
we can hardly be surprised when corporate special interests use corrupting
campaign money to influence the process! As
long as we allow these special interests financial access to the government, we
will continue to see their interests protected and the truth denied to the
American public. We need to get money out of government; only then will money
not be important in politics. Big government and big campaign money go
Censoring the Internet
In a move to recover control over the flow of information, the
government and corporate owned mainstream media is working to shut down the
Internet as we know it today and replace it with their own "clean" version.
Trials of mandatory
internet censorship is about to begin as I write this (Dec.
23, 2008) in Australia. If the trials are deemed a success, the Government has
earmarked $44 million to impose a compulsory "clean feed" on all internet
subscribers in Australia as soon as late next year. Although the government
says censorship is necessary to block sites containing pornography, gambling
and euthanasia material, the report provided by Industry experts to the
government has been kept secret. The Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy -
despite his promises before Labor was elected that people would be able to opt
out of any internet filters - has said the first tier of the Government's
censorship policy will be compulsory for all. This would block all "illegal"
and "inappropriate" material, as determined in part by a secret blacklist
administered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
More Corporate Censorship
Robert Lane is learning the price of exposing the dark secrets of
corporate America. He posted on his web site,
documents about forthcoming Ford automobiles. The problem was the documents
were not just outlining features of future products, but rather were detailing
safety problems with the automobiles. The documents were obtained from Ford
employees who wanted the truth about certain Ford products to be revealed,
according to Lane.
Lane was accused of innappropriate use of the Ford
logo and internal company documents and was sued by the Big Three auto makers.
"The arguments Ford made today are that these were internal documents... and as
a matter of law should not be published," said Ford spokesman Jim Cain. "It's
not the fact that he was writing about Ford secrets, per se," Cain said. "We
want him to stop breaking the law."
There seems to me to be a double
standard here. Had the documents been from politically incorrect tobacco
companies, Lane would be heralded a "hero" for bringing to the publics
attention important information about public health. But, since the automobile
industry is not currently on the governments "hit list" of politically
incorrectness, Lane was branded a criminal.
Within days, Lane had been
partially disarmed... the web site was disabled. So much for your right to
"To disarm the people is the best and most
effectual way to enslave them." - George Mason.
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