The gatekeeper decides what information goes forward and what does not.
Controlling the populations primary sources of information is one of the most effective ways to manipulate and “regulate” the minds and consciousness of a mass of people at a very basic level. This powerful way to shape the collective consciousness of the public has been in the hands of the multi-national corporate mass media in the United States for decades and many mass media outlets have been both willingly and un-wittingly aiding and abetting the manipulation of our minds by the government and corporate interests in carrying out their social-engineering agenda.
It’s important to understand it’s not so much “what” the media reports or “how” they report it, but more importantly what they “do not” report.
“Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.” – Richard Salant, former President of CBS News
Prior to the Internet and the alternative media, the corporate owned mainstream media dominated the gatekeeper function of controlling the public’s knowledge of events by letting some stories pass through and be published, while other stories were kept out of the news. The advent of the Internet opened the way for non-traditional journalists to publish their opposing perspectives and write about events not reported by the mainstream media, thus thwarting the gatekeeper function of the mainstream media.
Not wanting to lose their gatekeeper function, the Marxist mainstream media, supported by its multi-national corporate counterparts, actively tries to discredit alternative news sources as spreading “conspiracy theories” and has been actively censoring those voices that disagree with their collectivist propaganda. Many alternative news sources are now being de-platformed from social media while others are being shadow-banned so their viewpoints are effectively censored.
Each of the corporate media outlets has their own bias and controls the flow of information to support that bias. Sometimes that bias is political and other times financial. Regardless of its motivation, the result is the same: the news is being censored.
Some people may pride themselves as being on top of current events by regularly reading the newspaper or watching the news. In reality, many of those same people are really ignorant of current events since it’s not only the news they hear and read that’s important… but the news they don’t hear or read. There are certain topics chosen by those in the mass media or government that are completely censored in a media blackout.
Examples of Mainstream Media Censorship
An example of how the mainstream media acted as a gatekeeper to censor the news you hear was the Kermit Gosnell trial.
If you were getting your news from any mainstream source other than Fox News, you wouldn’t have even known this monstrous person was murdering babies that were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his Philadelphia abortion clinic. News stories covering the trial were conspicuously absent from the mainstream media, replaced with exhaustive coverage of Jodi Arias. The media chose to limit coverage of what they deemed “politically incorrect”, instead turning your attention to the sensationalized murder of an individual.
Or what about the discovery of more than 2,200 dead unborn babies in the Illinois home of an abortion doctor named Ulrich Klopfer. Only Fox News cared about this revolting story. CNN has given it about a minute on air one weekend day, and The New York Times’ initial story was put deep inside the paper, on page A-22. But ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NPR and PBS? These same networks that wailed for hours about the inhumanity of illegal migrant “kids in cages” had hardly any interest in something a thousandfold more horrific.
It would seen the mainstream media is committed to censoring the news surrounding the issue of abortion. The liberal mainstream media only showed tiny fragments of video shot by The Center for Medical Progress exposing human trafficking by Planned Parenthood. Democrat politicians in Washington shamelessly defended Planned Parenthood stating the video’s were highly edited and misleading. Then-Attorney General Kamala Harris called the recordings a crime and had the California Department of Justice seize their tapes and other evidence.
Anybody bypassing the mainstream media coverage and seeking alternative news sources could watch the hours of video captured and would plainly see they were not highly edited and very clear that Planned Parenthood officials were trafficking in baby body parts for profit.
The courts, too, play a role in gate keeping information you need to make an informed judgement. Take for example the lawsuit between Planned Parenthood and undercover journalist David Daleiden and others associated with his organization, Center for Medical Progress (CPM). When Daleiden was scheduled to appear on Tucker Carlson’s program, Attorney General Xavier Becerra sought a gag order to restrict what Daleiden is allowed to say about his case in public.
The suit alleges that Daleiden and his team committed illegal wiretapping, trespassing, breaches of confidentiality, and more. Never mind they were exposing crimes committed by Planned Parenthood in trafficking in aborted baby parts for profit. Judge William Orrick made clear that actual facts of abortion procedures or the selling of body parts would not be allowed at the trial. He instructed the jury that the trial was “not about the truth of whether plaintiffs (Planned Parenthood) profited from the sale of fetal tissue or otherwise violated the law in securing tissue for those programs.”
Despite the judge’s restrictions, several admissions of baby body part trafficking were made by Planned Parenthood directors who took the witness stand. Did you hear or read about that in the mainstream media?
Anybody that relies on the mainstream media today to keep them informed is simply living an illusion.
“Americans are the most Entertained and least Informed people in the world. Most know little or nothing about what matters most.” — Neil Postman