The media war is the same as every other war; two opposing sides engaged in a battle for profit and to advance a political agenda. And, “Truth, it has been said, is the first casualty of war.”, Philip Snowden, 1st Viscount Snowden, British politician (b. 1864 – d. 1937)
For the record I am neither Democrat nor Republican and I quit voting decades ago when I saw through the game. I am not liberal, or conservative, I am a factualist. I have no time for alleged news organizations and their media wars. The facts prove both sides publish, and broadcast total disinformation, and half-truths, solely to advance their political agenda
Nothing shocks me anymore.
Being a factualist I accept nothing of what politicians, in any country, say and promise. I only judge them by what they actually do; mostly sticking it to their own people in order to retain power and gain wealth. With the US, in my opinion, currently having the most corrupt, out of control, politicians ever seen in recorded history.
Prior to the clown show that was the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, the overwhelming majority of Americans had never heard the terms “Fake News”, “Deep State”, “Globalist”, “Mainstream Media”, and “Alt-Right Media” (formerly referred to as “conspiracy theorist”). The “Fake News” label, the alt-right slapped onto the mainstream media, was the trigger that ignited the media war between the opposite sides of the same coin. It’s an ongoing well scripted performance worthy of an Academy Award for Best Screen Play. But by design, there is no widely available factual news media in the US; only well controlled commentary to advance corporate and political agendas.
All factualists see through the opposing alleged news organizations outright lies, lies by omission, the talking heads self-serving ego lies, and the pandering to their base viewer lies. We do not permit any news outlet to tell us what the news of the day is, and what information is important. And we never blindly accept their commentary as being facts; we get our facts at the source. For example on the unemployment rate we use the published payroll tax numbers. For what is happening in conflict zones we search for and follow the real independent journalist and photo-journalist on the ground. Along with the many humanitarian organizations, such as Human Rights Watch, and the many NGOs on location giving aid to the civilians caught in a nightmare. Not MSM or Alt-Right Media talking heads, or their print journalist, sitting in comfortable offices half a world away.
An illiterate population is easy to control and overall, by design via decades of social grade promotion, the U.S. population is illiterate. A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy showed, 32 million adults in the U.S. cannot read at all (14 percent of the population). 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates can’t read a single word. Along with studies showing only 41% of Americans (that can read) read past the headlines of articles. So it’s reasonable to conclude that most Americans get their news & form their opinions from information fed to them via television, internet live streaming websites, or YouTube videos. Video is a necessary weapon in the media war; the more the better. But even with providing news in video most people only listen to agenda advancing sound bites.
Identifying the Opposite Sides of the Media Coin:
For clarification the mainstream media (MSM) major players are: The New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, and MSNBC. The Alt-Right media has too many players, scattered about cyberspace, to list. But the current major ones are Breitbart News Network, and Alex Jones’s InfoWars.
The MSM (mainstream media) outlets, which I prefer to call the corporate controlled media, are the liberal social engineering side of the coin. Their corporate directive, is to advance the goals of Wall Street, major corporations and the too big to fail big banks. MSM, with few exceptions, promote and defend the Democratic Party, justifies and promotes war, political correctness to the extreme, and gives the American public what they really want in news. An endless stream of celebrity gossip; who is sleeping with whom.
In the hierarchy, of news, the corporate controlled media is the big dog; the alt-right is merely the tail. MSM determines what the fake news du jour is, the alt-right only counter punches.
Alt-Right media is the conservative, Make America Great Again (MAGA), side of the coin. Its assignment is to oppose the reports & views published and broadcast by the liberal MSM; without question, and in most cases without a thorough investigation and presentation of in-depth facts. With few exceptions, alt-right media promotes and defends the Republican Party and currently stands firm, and with little criticism, behind President Trump. Alt-Right despises political correctness.
The Alt-Right media venues are websites, blogs, podcasts, YouTube videos, and some also employ YouTube live streaming. The major Alt-Right outlets claim to be “independent”, untarnished by corporate or intelligence agency funding; being “self-financed”. Which is highly questionable given they are playing the same game as the MSM.
Neither the main stream media, nor the alt-right media do any in-depth reporting of facts. They only play with the buzz word du jour to rally their base behind their agenda, and pander to their core viewer’s beliefs.
MSM reports mainly on “Russia did it”, “Hillary is wonderful”, “President Obama is a living God”, “President Clinton never lied without legitimate cause”, “President Trump is not the legitimate POTUS (Hillary is)”, “Conservatives are Nazis, and Racists”, “Open Borders with unrestricted and undocumented immigration”, along with undying support of “Black Lives Matter” and their call for the murdering of Police Officers.
Also, MSM never finds a war they don’t like and will lie through their teeth to justify; especially if it was started by their living God and Hillary when she was his Secretary of State. And recently they have adopted the alt-right’s “Deep State” scenario; perfect timing.
The purported existence of a deep state is a total fabrication. It’s a well thought through operation of distraction originally spoon fed, around 2010 or so, to the alt-right media by “former” intelligence operatives; no such animal exists. It’s like the mafia; once you’re in, you’re in for life. And you don’t go telling tales out of school unless assigned to do so. And if what you are telling (writing books, appearing in the media) is not total disinformation it is facts that are declassified, soon to be declassified, previously or soon to be exposed by Wikileaks, or Edward Snowden, and in the public domain.
The creation of a Deep State (a third party) gives our corrupt elected representatives, in DC, the equivalent of criminal defendants most often invoked defence; the SODDI defence. For those unfamiliar with the acronym it stands for “Some Other Dude Did It”. In other word these low life (the politicians not the other criminals) now have an out, “we didn’t do it…..it was the “Deep State”. Every time I hear the term, “Deep State”, the opening chords of the Pipe Organ Overture to The Phantom of the Opera blares in my head.
By the way, it wasn’t enough to create and sell the Deep State, the politicians also have another whipping boy; the “Shadow Government”. Sounds scary, I’m so afraid; get real. I’ve been around too long and have seen too much to get sucked into this B.S. I live in the real world, not fantasy land. I don’t reassign the crimes committed by our corrupt politicians to fabricated entities.
The Alt-Right Side of the Coin:
The Alt-Right media, being the tail that is wagged, is the most important side of the coin. It has a large base of viewers who see conspiracies in everything that happens. Alex Jones at infowars.com is an expert at manipulating, and pandering to this base by peppering actual facts with numerous falsehoods; it’s a very old trick, but very effective. Whereas, the corporate controlled media just makes up facts, and outright lies; it’s easier.
But, one disturbing fact about both sides of the coin is their war mongering. When Mrs. Obama’s little boy Barry was POTUS, Alex Jones was against all US regime changing wars. Now that Mr. Trump’s little boy Donnie is POTUS, and has escalated those same wars, Alex Jones supports them. This shows you how much integrity the Alt-Right actually has; it’s just another form of MSM.
You cannot change liberals into conservatives, or conservatives into liberals with either form of fake news. So the opposite sides of the same coin in the media war will continue pandering to its core viewers and keep them distracted from the important issues that actually affect their lives. The real “Deep State”, our corrupt elected officials, loves it.
Think for yourself. Question all “facts” presented by both sides of the coin.