Where’s the rest of the media?

By Joseph Farah

Last week, WND reported the breathtaking story, based on impeccable Iranian sources, that Barack Obama sent an emissary to Qatar to meet with a representative of the ayatollah to offer a secret deal – one that would help Obama win his re-election bid.

It was a shocker – even by Obama standards.

The White House was offering Iran a deal to reduce international sanctions against the rogue, terrorist-supporting nation developing nuclear weapons if it simply agreed to suspend uranium enrichment for two weeks before the U.S. election – allowing Obama to announce a phony “diplomatic coup.”

As the story pointed out, this could well be the “October Surprise” Obama planned to overcome his fading support among the American public.
It was quite a story, indeed. But it was not picked up by a single news agency in the country – therefore leaving open the possibility Obama can still pull it off.

This week, WND reported the specific location of the Iranian nuclear bomb factory, complete with satellite photographs and detailed reports of what is happening in the facility.

To say the least, this kind of reporting is expensive and risky. How did the rest of the media respond? With another collective yawn.

In other words, the word is not getting out. Despite the precision and grainy detail offered by WND’s reports, the rest of the media simply ignored these startling revelations, as if they never happened.

Why would the media collectively ignore this news?

Could it be because they don’t want it to be true?

Could it be because they are in the tank for Obama and neither of these stories represents good news for his campaign?

Could it be that important national security stories are taking a backseat to the fluff and celebrity gossip spewed out by the media on an hourly basis?

Could it be we don’t have a free press in America any longer – only a state-sponsored, controlled media?

Could it be that even the so-called alternative press in America – which doesn’t do this kind of investigative reporting itself – is guarding its own franchises and businesses by failing to acknowledge the one independent, alternative news agency, the original, I might add, that is kicking butt and taking no prisoners in its efforts to seek out and sort out the truth?

Might it be a combination of all of the above that causes stories of consequence from getting deep-sixed – even by the biggest of America’s talk-show hosts – in favor of the same old stories about presidential polls and the dissemination of conventional wisdom we have heard ad nauseam for decades?

You be the judge.

I invite you to review the two aforementioned stories.

I invite you to find any holes in them.

I invite you to imagine any other news agency pursuing these expensive and risky stories with major national security consequences themselves.

It’s just not happening.

And they don’t like to acknowledge that smaller, fast-moving, more enterprising news agencies like WND are doing the dirty work that they refuse to do.

Do I sound angry and resentful about this?

You bet I do.

As someone who worked inside the so-called “mainstream press” for 25 years before founding WND, I know that stories like this are only as powerful as the audiences they reach and the national dialogue they stimulate. When I see the press deep-sixing this kind of story, I don’t just take it personally, I worry about the future of our free society.

So here I am offering you the opportunity to review two important stories the media blacked out over the last week. I urge you to deliver them to everyone you know and care about to help spread the word.

I don’t want you to be caught off-guard by the fallout these underplayed, under-covered, under-discussed blockbuster stories could cause the U.S. and the world in the coming weeks.

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