While Occupy protesters continue to rant in select cities around the country, I’m wondering who is shadier: corporate Wall Street or corporate media?
Of course, there’s no surprise or secret in saying that the mainstream media, or MSM, is biased. But have you noticed the particularly intense acceleration and force of progressive MSM news reports in the last decade? How fair is that accelerated bias for most trusting and unsuspecting Americans, young or old?
Gone are the days when broadcasters like Walter Cronkite attempted to convey objective and unbiased news. Propaganda seems to be at the heart of most national news. Passions, preferences and political persuasions permeate nearly all the news. Opine is ubiquitous and obvious by reporters’ facial expressions alone.
Like many of you, my wife, Gena, and I are avid watchers of the local, national and global news. Though we have our own preferences, we try to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the big issues. But we feel for other hard-working people (including homemakers) who don’t have the time to read and research like we do. For quite some time, if I have wanted to obtain the “complete news,” I often have to go to multiple sources.
As reported by NewsBusters, consider in a single day last week how the MSM angled their reporting in ways to manipulate public opinion and align it with their corporate media (supporters) bias, which ironically (or maybe not so) parallels White House prejudice.
- “Networks hit Cain with 117 stories; ABC: Accusers seek ‘safety in numbers’ from Cain”
- “NBC uses Penn State scandal to slam Catholic Church”
- “NPR asks Bill Clinton: Obama’s seen as liberal, ‘How’d that happen’?”
- “NY Times spikes Fast & Furious hearing in print, omits Eric Holder’s admission completely”
- “CNN to Perry: Convince us your campaign isn’t finished”
- “NY Times twice omits Obama from headline to embarrassing insults of Netanyahu”
- “Newt mocks [CNBC journalist's] ‘funny’ defense of the liberal media”
- “CNN spins elections as Republican setback”
- “ABC and CBS spike Ohioans’ rejection of Obamacare mandate, NBC sees voter call for ‘restraint’”
The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs even confessed that big-business money funneled via the MSM molds and directs the public’s social and political viewpoints: “[T]he summits of American business now control or powerfully influence the major media that create American public opinion.”
The fact is, the primary networks, ABC, CBS and NBC, and their smaller cable channels, are owned and financed by an interlocking network of corporate conglomerates and controlled by progressive and politically biased proprietors. Billionaire moguls like George Soros are using millions and millions of dollars not only ensuring the second coming or election of President Obama but also with the greater goal of chipping away the very foundations of our republic.
Just a few months ago, Media Research Center’s Dan Gainor exposed globalist George Soros’ financial connections to MSM and his funding of $52 million to influence and direct journalism in the national networks. Or do you think it’s merely a coincidence that he has ties to more than 30 major news organizations, including the New York Times, the Associated Press, Washington Post, NBC and ABC, and yet no one hears anything from those networks about Soros’ behind the scenes finagling and financing?
It fascinates me that Occupiers hate the rich cats, unless they help finance their cause or rally at their sides, like George Soros and Michael Moore.
Even with its liberal bent, Snopes.com just verified Thursday that Vice President Joe Biden’s attorney son, Robert Hunter Biden, was retained for years to “undertake some lobbying efforts on behalf of Brookfield Office Properties,” which just happens to own Zuccotti Park in New York, where the Occupiers rally their national movement.
Snopes.com also verified that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s live-in girlfriend, Diana L. Taylor, is on the board of directors of Brookfield Office Properties.
And just two months ago in September, the federal government’s Department of Energy guaranteed a stimulus “loan” of $168.9 million to Brookfield Asset Management, which is a parent company of Brookfield Office Properties.
But I’m sure those local and Washington governmental associations with Occupy Wall Street are all just coincidental and inconsequential, right?
(In Part 2 next week, I’ll detail George Soros’ latest 2012 presidential campaign secret and his collective goal and master plan with the MSM and the White House itself.)