Fair enough. Even though the media is owned by huge corporations, there are honest, crackerjack journalists out there who will dig and fight in order to expose, the real story.
However, I would counter, editors kneel at the alter of a corporate boss. The US is tied for 53rd in the world for press freedom with Botswana, Croatia and Tonga. http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=19388
Rather than listing the hundreds of lies, omissions, distortions, 'coincidences' and physical impossibilities that make up the official narrative of the events of 9/11, facts that my good friend refuses to even look at, because he saw the planes hit the towers with his own eyes and knows what happened, I'd like to take a look at the mainstream media instead. Since a lie encompasses omissions and distortions, as well as the simple act of not telling the truth, I'm wondering what else the mainstream media is lying about to the American people.
Depleted Uranium-The US military used depleted uranium munitions in Gulf War 1, Bosnia, Gulf War 2 and, through sales and gifts to Israel, in Lebanon. Our soldiers are being poisoned, disabled and eventually murdered by our own government. In addition, the regions of the world where D.U. is dispersed are basically poisoned forever. This includes the food, the water, the soil and the genetics of all species of life, forever!
Impending Collapse of the Petrol Dollar-When Iran and Russia and Venezuela start selling their oil for Euros instead of dollars, the dollar will become virtually worthless and the U.S. economy will crash. The US is the largest debtor nation in the world and yet, the media claims we're the most powerful economy on the planet.
C.F.R.-The Council on Foreign Relations dictates domestic and foreign policy for the U.S. and the C.F.R. provides the U.S. voters with a choice of C.F.R. Bush or C.F.R. Kerry. I believe Barry Goldwater was the only major party candidate for president since the 40's that was not a member. This club of elitists has unlimited power over our lives.
The Federal Reserve Bank-Created by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, this traitorous Act gave a private cabal of the most powerful bankers, the job of printing our money supply, loaning it to the government and then charging an interest rate for repayment of this loan. Before 1913, the U.S. government printed the dollar and it was worth a dollar-now it is worth 4 cents!
The IRS-The Internal Revenue Service was created to collect an unconstitutional garnishment of a tax on our labor, in order to pay the interest on the Federal Reserve 'loan' to the US government. Quite simply, income is defined in the Constitution as earnings from investments, from employment overseas and from employment by the federal government. Further more, Supreme Court rulings have codified and upheld the principle that labor is not taxable. Our representatives know this, our judges know this and I suspect quite a few journalists, editors and media moguls know this as well. This is a fraud on a massive scale and yet, I still haven't seen a story on this. But, I have seen America: Freedom to Fascism http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4312730277175242198&hl=en and I have read Cracking the Code http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6994111921004029996&hl=en . Every American citizen should do the same ASAP.
CIA-ISI-Al Qaeda---The CIA funds the Pakistani ISI which in turn funds the group (given its name by US intelligence by the way) Al Qaeda.
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/october2006/061006alqaedacrap.htm Daniel Pearl was murdered in Pakistan tracking down the money trail of 9/11-the trail that the 9/11 Commission couldn't track, believed to be relatively unimportant, and subsequently, left out of its report. Daniel Pearl was a crackerjack journalist and he was brutally murdered by 'terrorists' in ISI Pakistan. It was not because he was Jewish. I believe that is the implication the press left us with, before they completely forgot the story.
The War Time President-Only Congress can declare war. Congress has not declared war on Afghanistan, Iraq or 'terror', therefore, we are not at war. Therefore, George Bush is not a war time president. He is however, a warring president, who illegally starts wars, murders civilians and divides foreign countries as he divides the US.
FEMA Camps and Chertoff-Halliburton is building FEMA camps in the US, complete with razor wire and guard towers. Department of Homeland Security chief, Michael Chertoff, who has complete control over FEMA, maintains dual citizenship with Israel and is, in fact, the son of a Mossad agent. I can't remember the mainstream media exposing these frightening facts to the US public. http://prisonplanet.com/articles/September2006/170906Camp.htm
Toxic Dust at the WTC site--Who was responsible for giving the all clear to rescue workers and citizens? The EPA chief, Christine Whitman, under pressure from above, told rescue workers to go to work and to not wear protective masks so as not to scare people. Wall Street had to open! 50% of the Metal of Honor iron workers at the WTC cleanup site now suffer from long term health problems.
A whistle blower was raided by government jackboots for his heroic and patriotic action. http://www.informationliberation.com/index.php?id=15804
The North American Union Superhighway to Hell-The North American Union is being formed right in front of our faces and completely behind our backs. This is the death of American sovereignty and the death of the Constitution. Read Representative Ron Paul's article. He explains it better than I ever could. http://prisonplanet.com/articles/October2006/311006NAFTA.htm
Bin Laden is Not Wanted for the terrorist acts of 9/11-The FBI does not list Bin Laden as being wanted for 9/11, because there is no hard evidence. It's as clear as day on the FBI most wanted site and yet, I have Never seen anyone in the mainstream media even mention this, let alone cover it. Read about it here. http://www.teamliberty.net/id267.html The government refuses to authenticate the Bin Laden confession video. It is clearly a fake. http://www.teamliberty.net/id284.html
AIPAC-The most powerful lobby in D.C. is the American Israeli PAC. New members of Congress learn this immediately after the election. If you speak out against Israeli aggression or you challenge unchecked US support and military sales to Israel, you will be labeled an anti-Semite and targeted. If you play the game you will be rewarded with money, re-election and powerful seats and chairs. How many stories do you recall seeing or reading about this obscene obstructive influence over the will of our elected representatives?
The Telecommunications Lobby-The second most powerful lobby in D.C. is the telecommunications lobby. Not only does this lobby represent a politicians' access to publicity, but this lobby's economic might actually funds the political machines. President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act that enabled the biggest fish to swallow all of the smaller fish and left us with just a few, gigantic multinational corporations providing all of the programming on the people's airwaves. Thanks to President Reagan's decapitation of the Fairness Doctrine, money is the only access for a political candidate to the people's airwaves. I highly recommend the documentary Orwell Rolls in His Grave. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1925114769515892401 I guess it's fairly self explanatory as to why the mainstream media hasn't covered this story.
Integrity of Elections-The fairness and accuracy of the election system is never called into question on corporate TV, radio or print. With the exception of Lou Dobbs and Rolling Stone (only because RFK Jr. provided the research and authorship), you cannot find a challenge to this completely manipulated system. Through the HAVA (Help America Vote Act), jammed through by Abramoff partners such as convicted felon, congressman Bob Ney, billions of federal money was supplied to states for the purchase of electronic voting machines. These machines use secretive software that is easily hacked and they are not required to leave a paper trail. There is no way to actually check the count. We won't even go into voter suppression and illegal redistricting schemes, both of which are slaps in the face of democracy. I highly recommend Hacked, the mind blowing documentary featuring Bev Harris. http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/061106_hacking_democracy.html By the way, the http://BradBlog.com has been enlightening citizens along with http://BlackBoxVoting.org for years now. They are bloggers telling the truth.
Exit Polls-In the modern age, the media has always provided exit polls, which are incredibly accurate predictors of actual election returns. However, in 2004, although Kerry was leading in Ohio (and 11 other key states) all day long, when the final returns came in, Bush had won. The media could not explain this of course, so now instead of providing the information, the polls are held until after the returns are in. These polls can now be manipulated to reflect the actual result. The funny thing is that they were always accurate, until electronic machines started counting our votes. Once again, I guess I can understand why the mainstream media hasn't covered this story.
Press for Truth-The families of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy demanded an investigation and finally, after 14 months, the President allowed a handpicked commission to investigate. The families estimate that 30% of their questions were answered by the 9/11 Commission Report. This is an outrage to be sure. If you want to know what the families think and what they've been through and where it stands today, please watch Press for Truth. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5589099104255077250
Foley is the Tip of the Iceberg-If you think that Representative Mark Foley's homosexual page scandal is proof that the mainstream media does its job, investigates and exposes the scoundrels in D.C., you will be disappointed to find out that his behavior while reprehensible, was relatively mild compared to the real story. Child sex rings that reach to the top? Cover ups by the FBI? You bet. Watch this documentary.
Conspiracy of Silence click here
Rumsfeld's Disease-Donald Rumsfeld worked for years, intimidated the FDA and stated that he didn't care how many people died, he wanted aspartame cleared to enter our food supply. We now have Rumsfeld's disease from this poison. The US Department of Health and Human Services lists over 90 reported symptoms associated with ingestion of this poison. Among these are memory loss, seizures, heart rate changes, numbness, breathing difficulties, fatigue and neurological maladies.
Trillions Missing from the Pentagon-On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld announced that 2.3 TRILLION dollars were missing from the Pentagon. We all know what happened on September 11 of that year and so, that story was sidelined. The war in Iraq has cost somewhere around the mind numbing amount of 350 billion dollars. The missing money figure at the Pentagon has now reached somewhere around 4 TRILLION dollars! This is astounding and I haven't seen journalist one tracking down this story.
Massive Protests and Boos become Cheers-During Bush's inaugural parade, people were booing and holding signs all along the route, voicing their disgust at the stolen 2000 election (since that time, our government has imposed, entirely un-constitutional, free speech zones to insulate the President). In the run up to the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, there were massive protests in cities all over the US. There have been 2 World Can't Wait, organized protests of citizens in cities throughout the country. The mainstream media completely censored this outcry. When George H.W. Bush threw out the first pitch to start the baseball season, there was loud booing in the stadium and the broadcasters covered it up. Once again, in New Orleans, as the Saints made their triumphant return to the Superdome, loud booing accompanied George H.W. Bush as he made the coin flip and ESPN clicked onto audio of cheers for the TV audience. This is called programming.
Abramoff and Enron-The K Street, pay to play institutionalized corruption and the Enron collapse are two of the biggest scandals that our capitalist, democratic Republic has ever faced. Both involve the Bush administration directly, as well as the entire political machine. Both involve some of the most powerful corporations and citizens of this country. And yet, it would seem that the mainstream press is content that Abramoff and Ley perpetrated these crimes and therefore, we the people, don't really need to hear anymore about it.
Bilderberg-The most obscenely powerful and wealthy citizens in the world get together and decide how best to manage the governments and the economies of the western world. For years, nobody really knew or paid attention, but now people are starting to take notice. After all, why are there no notes taken at these meetings and why do armies protect these 'gatherings' if they are merely meeting for tea? Alex Jones, documentary filmmaker, was detained at the Canadian border for 20 hours as he attempted to cover the latest Bilderberg Conference. He was isolated, yelled at and interrogated by Nazi-esque Canadian agents, before finally being released to enter Canada.
CIA/Media Cooperation-Both the civilian and military intelligence agencies are completely entrenched in our media and now, on line. It is no secret that CIA employees and paid shills, infest our media and edit, dilute, obscure and propagandize the real truth at every level. Once again, I understand why I'm not hearing about this from ABC News or the New York Times.
WTO Protests-All around the world, whenever the World Trade Organization meets, there are huge protests. Free trade benefits big corporations and powerful countries. Professional multi-millionaire liars like Tom Friedman endlessly espouse the 'virtue' of free trade, however, there is nothing free about it. It is a ploy to enable corporations to exploit with impunity the low wage slaves and lax environmental laws of third world countries, while at the same time, devastating their local businesses and farmers and systematically ruining the manufacturing capacities of countries such as the US. 70% of our manufacturing capacity has now disappeared into 'developing' nations. If we started today, it would take us - of a century to rebuild what we have lost. In Seattle, police and military infiltrated the peaceful protesters and started scuffles in order to allow militarized police to violently repress our fellow citizens exercising their free speech rights. Where was the crackerjack journalist?
The System of Terror and The Power of Nightmares-It is now widely known that the Bush administration used the color-coded 'alert' system whenever it needed support because of lagging poll numbers. There is No war on terror. You cannot fight a war on an ideology. Al Qaeda is not a worldwide terrorist organization. This is a lie. Whenever a government official or journalist references Al Qaeda or the war on terror, whether out of ignorance or collusion, they are lying. I highly recommend the BBC documentary, The Power of Nightmares. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1037.htm If you want to stare at the immediate future of our democracies, due to this war OF terror against us, watch the very entertaining British film, V for Vendetta or the American film, A Scanner Darkly.
Needless to say, I could go on and on laying out the case against the 4th estate of journalism. It is fair to say that I disagree with my good friend, who claims that if there is a story, a crackerjack journalist will tell us about it. We are 53rd in the world in press freedom and falling and the government is targeting journalists and passing laws that countermand the Bill of Rights as if it were the most natural thing in the world. The press barely notices. How do I know about all of these things? Because, my fellow citizens, it is all available for discovery and verification on line. I will not wait and I would suggest that the world can't wait for the Washington Post or The Nation to tell us the real truth about anything. If a blogger tells you something about the poison fluoride in our water supply, I say google fluoride and see if what he/she is telling you has any merit. If you are waiting for a journalist to tell you what is real and what is not real, this blogger will tell you, the details of the critical events shaping our destinies are being systematically edited and the good people of this country are being blatantly lied to and deceitfully programmed.