Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it’s hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to government officials to let them propagandize the public, then uncritically accept those anonymously voiced claims as Truth. But they’ve learned no such lesson.
The degree to which top newspapers are owned and controlled by the 1% to continue the "war on terrorism" and mostly, to ensure that wars continue to be waged are the driving motivations behind the official lies packaged as news narratives. The elites want war because it's a big moneymaker. They want terrified population pools so that they can control ALL other policies through implementing their police state apparatuses. And they want a culling of the human herd. THAT is why nothing is done of significance to stem the truly threatening tide of global warming cum climate destabilization, and why treaties are being designed in dark rooms that will effectively anesthetize most former laws and rulings that were put in place to protect citizens and the ecosystems they rely upon.
Just as any skilled defense attorney (*or prosecutor) knows s/he only needs to sway a part of the jury to tie up a verdict, anyone accustomed to power and influence recognizes that it is ALWAYS possible to sway some of the populace no matter how outlandish the false flag accusation or related scheme.
When Soviet Russia collapsed the THREAT of no more Cold War meant that a new enemy had to be quickly conjured. How else could the legions of arms makers and high placed bankster-loan sharks keep up their glorious lifestyles?
NOTHING these days that's true is being articulated. Hollywood has merged forces with MI6 and Mosad and the CIA to produce all of the illusions "fit" for mass consumption.
Mind control became easy once TV and film became universal mediums.
Murdoch paper poops all over itself.
Well, his media monstrosity has been gone in the head for a while, you know.
It has been doing that since the bipartisan US Senate hacks took his campaign cash and gave him special US citizenship. It protects him from ever being charged with any crime. It is renewed with every campaign cash donation. A trait he shares with Jaime Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein, and about a dozen other too stupid to charge mega criminals.
At the root of it all is the elected bipartisan majority (neo-libs +neo-cons = bipartisan majority); they have been senile for longer than even the non-neos can remember and have been pooping all over the whole planet. Made it impossible for a non-neo to become president or to get appointed to the SCOTUS.
Get over it.
Help clean up the mess they have made, and for Heaven's sake, stop putting the neo-sleaze bags back into office!
"I largely ignore the Corporate Media Cartel anyway."
I think most of us on CD and like sites do likewise. However, 99% of the US masses still use it for what little news (propaganda) they get. Not only that but many regurgitate it to others. Sad.
When WW3 starts, the hack journalists in London will receive the warning 4 minutes before London gets obliterated. They will have just enough enough time to close the curtains to block the flash, hide under their desks and wish they had told the truth.
Sound all too similar to the build-up to WW1, the "war to end all wars". WW3 will do that.