It is incredible the story of free press suppression amongst those who wish to take or perhaps remain in control. And more than one philosopher has mentioned that; He Who Owns The Media, Owns The Minds Of The People. Today we see Silicon Valley, namely Facebook and Google desiring to eliminate what they call “Fake News” from the internet sites of theirs, namely Google News as well as Facebook’s News Feed. Needless to say, this offers a very slippery slope – one of mass censorship. Indeed, both businesses have been caught suppressing right-wing news and enhancing news that is positive towards left-leaning politicians.
In Washington DC, there’s work to avoid Fake News in the press or online to keep foreign governments from trying to subvert the elections of ours or even poison the minds of our individuals from propaganda. Nevertheless, it is evident by the mainstream media’s reporting on this particular energy in Washington DC that the goal is right wing alternative online news. The mainstream media is worried millions of viewers are being lost by it, thus huge amounts of advertising revenues as a consequence of internet news sites – competition they’d prefer to never have. Are all these forces; the mainstream press, Democrat Party, and key Internet social networks and search engines converging to manage the our information and put a cap on the brains of the masses?
Well, if history is every judge, then the answer is yes. All dictatorships, communist countries around the world, and even the NAZI regime worked very tough control the news. Sometimes the terrorists, spies and nation states which sponsor terrorism work with the media for propaganda.
There was an interesting article in Foreign Affairs published on January 7, 2014 titled; “Al Jazeera’s’ False News’ Problem,” by Judy Bachrach. The way in which I see this’s that every news agency has an agenda, and one hell of a lot of energy owning the thoughts of the people. When discussing this at our think tank, one thinker noted;
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“The author of that article placed Israel right near the main fulcrum of their judgement, then gives a contradictor closing, then sums it up this way: 1. Cannot blame them for abusing journalist who lie,
2. Guess, I need to side with the liars because 2nd Amendment states – it is their right to lie.”
The think tanker style notes that this is dangerous psychological banter, rather than facts and states he’d rather read a thing about the American Networks since he generally has going to BBC, and other media outlets to find the real news.
Wow, now those are a couple of interesting comments indeed. Still, when I look at news media like RT (Russian TV) it usually carries a bad slant towards the US, sometimes they are accurate and help to make us search in the mirror, at times it’s only persnickety negative diatribes. A lot more like a clock, hasn’t it a couple of times every single day. Al Jazeera America, I feel is frequently better compared to RT, and not with regards to Middle East sectarian issues, they’re all one way also. RT is generally leftist slant, makes sense. Modern day current information, well it takes a sharp eye and determination to read between the sort, bullet points and sound bites.
When we look at FOX News they lean right, and CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, all lean to the left and appear to be out to attack anything over the right. Hence, I ask; what is truly FAKE NEWS – individuals – it’s all fake news, that is my take.