A series of events occurred in 2013, which when looked through the prism of present day events, shows us how the Obama administration, with the help of its propaganda arm, known as the mainstream media, are waging a brainwashing campaign against the American public.
The first item from 2013 was highlighted this morning on Steve Quayle's site with a note stating "Important Flashback Reminder," leading us to a July 2013 article at Tech Dirt, which detailed the repeal of the "anti-propaganda" law earlier in October 2013.
For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government's mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts.
You can read the rest over at Tech Dirt, but the overall point is that as of the repealing of that law, the U.S. government was no longer blocked from deliberately feeding U.S. citizens any "fake news" they wanted to, they could legally use propaganda against Americans in the same manner they were allowed to use it against foreign countries.
By December 2013, the Washington Post was highly criticized for not disclosing the fact that the new owner, Jeff Bezos, had secured a $600 million contract from the CIA, as disclaimers in their articles. The Institute for Public Accuracy published a well-written piece which highlights the conflict of interest of a media company owner having such ties with the CIA, yet not offering a disclaimer informing their audience of those ties in any article that references or is about the CIA.
McChesney said today: "When the main shareholder in one of the very largest corporations in the world benefits from a massive contract with the CIA on the one hand, and that same billionaire owns the Washington Post on the other hand, there are serious problems. The Post is unquestionably the political paper of record in the United States, and how it covers governance sets the agenda for the balance of the news media. Citizens need to know about this conflict of interest in the columns of the Post itself."
He added: "If some official enemy of the United States had a comparable situation — say the owner of the dominant newspaper in Caracas was getting $600 million in secretive contracts from the Maduro government — the Post itself would lead the howling chorus impaling that newspaper and that government for making a mockery of a free press. It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine."
PRESENT DAY PROPAGANDA - WASHINGTON POST & THE CIA
During the 2016 presidential campaign season the Washington Post led the charge on attempting to influence the public into electing Hillary Clinton, with anti-Donald Trump propaganda written multiple times each day throughout the season, which was unsuccessful as Donald Trump ended up winning the election, thanks in large part to Independent Journalists across the Internet, countering the WaPo propaganda machine.
Then it was the Washington Post once again that highlighted a shadowy organization, referring to them as experts, that highlighted over 200 Independent media sites that reported on the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC leaked emails that Wikileaks published, calling them sites that spread "Russia Propaganda."
Note- All the leaked emails have been verified as being unaltered, so what they are saying is that the "Russians" are to be blamed for Americans being told the truth, and it is Russias fault the DNC and the Clinton campaign were exposed for their corruption and collusion to help Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in the primary season, among the many revelations those leaks exposed.
Rather than accurately stating Americans were influenced by hearing the truth, they claim that telling the truth is really spreading Russian propaganda.
The Washington Post was so heavily criticized for quoting the shadowy organization that they were forced to add an editors note to their original propaganda story, which states in part :"One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda. A number of those sites have objected to being included on PropOrNot’s list, and some of the sites, as well as others not on the list, have publicly challenged the group’s methodology and conclusions. The Post, which did not name any of the sites, does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet...."
Then once again it was the Washington Post, the media outlet where the owner has direct ties with the CIA, that suddenly publishes the first article claiming the CIA had concluded that the Russians were behind the leaked DNC/Clinton emails that Wikileaks published. WaPo quoted "anonymous" sources, offered no proof, nor evidence, just "officials, said" and like good little Washington lapdogs, the rest of the MSM ran with it.
We are witnessing a direct attack against the American public by the CIA, Washington and their propaganda arm, which is the mainstream media, with Bezos and his paper leading the pack. Washington set it up by repealing the "anti-propaganda" law which supposedly prevents the U.S. government from attempting to push "fake news" at Americans, then Bezos buys the Washington Post despite his direct ties to the CIA, and now he is pushing CIA propaganda at Americans.
While the mainstream media claims to be an independent and free press, they are no better than China's media, Iran's or Russia's, they have been bought, paid for, and are owned... the MSM is state run media.
That is the real reason they are attacking Alternative Media so hard right now, because we have become the true Independent Media.
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