Beating Up on Iran - by Stephen Lendman
The Obama administration concocted a fake plot to vilify Iran for political advantage and distract attention from pressing domestic issues.
After Washington bogusly accused Iran of an implausible terror plot on US soil, America's media brazenly regurgitated official lies.
It's nothing new. It's what they do instead of providing real news, information and analysis. Long ago they stopped trying, especially on television. It's little more than a worthless sinkhole no one should waste time on watching.
They don't inform. They lie, distract, entertain, and provide a platform for corporate America to sell people junk they don't need. Or as media critic George Gerbner once said, "they have everything to sell and nothing to tell."
In his book, " Amusing Ourselves to Death," Neil Postman said "Americans are the most entertained and least informed people in the world." As a result, they know little or nothing about what they most need to know.
No wonder they believe official lies, especially about alleged homegrown or foreign instigated terror plots. Iran's a favorite, beaten up on at well chosen strategic moments.
What better time than now. Main Street's in Depression. Public anger's raging across America because millions lost work and can't find jobs.