Wake Up America, We Are Being Distracted From the Real Issues by MSM Lackeys

Phoenix Capital Research's picture


It’s time to wake up, America.


The mainstream media is attempting once again to draw the public’s opinion towards issues that are ultimately fringe issues that impact a small percentage of us in order to ignore the large-scale major issues that affect all of us.


When I saw mainstream media, I am referring to any major media outlet, including satirical quasi-political shows such as the Daily Show. All of these shows, op-eds, media appearances are in fact one colossal game meant to draw our attention away from what matters to items that don’t really matter all that much.


Now, before you get angry at me, let’s try and work our way rationally through how things actually work in the US.


For starters, ask yourself the following:


  1. Which affects you more, the fact a particular candidate voted for a particular bill in the past, or the fact that our entire monetary system is run by a man who none of us voted for and who has systemically worked to debase the value of the currency in our pockets while raising the cost of living?


  1. What matters more to the US, whether or not homosexuals can get married or the fact that all of us are married to a financial system in which all of us shoulder the debts of Wall Street and the banks, thereby insuring that our country will eventually face a debt crisis resulting is most if not all of us losing a major percentage of our wealth?


  1. Which is more important for our well-being, whether or a certain candidate paid his taxes or the fact that we are all of us being taxed by inflation which decreases our purchasing power, making all of us much poorer?


My point with all of this is that politics in this country is in fact a grand distraction to draw our attention away from those who actually call the shots in the US (the Fed and banking elites) by hitting our “emotional” buttons and getting us worked up about peripheral issues so we don’t wake up and realize that we’re being robbed every single day of our lives by individuals who we never even voted for.


"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws"

 ~Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild


The reason the media shies away from these topics is because the talking heads have all gotten rich by doing so. John Stewart, hilarious champion of the left made $15 million last year. His net worth is close to $80 million. His arch nemesis, Bill O’Reilly, made $20 million and is worth somewhere in the ballpark of $50 million.


Wake up people, these folks don’t represent you. You won’t make as much money as they make in one year in your entire lifetime. You have absolutely nothing in common with them.


Why? Because they’re muppets who appeal to our vanity by espousing opinions similar to our own. The end result is that we watch them and feel they’re on “our side,” when in reality they’re just lackeys who have gotten rich by distracting the masses from the real power structure: the Fed and the Primary Dealer banking system.


"The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it's profits or so dependent on it's favors, that there will be no opposition from that class."


~Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863


Think about this one for a moment… the US debt is now $16 trillion. The largest owner of this debt is the US Federal Reserve. So when we pay taxes to pay the interest on the debt, it goes to guess who?


Haven’t heard that one discussed anywhere in the media have you?


How about this? Ben Bernanke pumped god knows how much money into the financial system during the 2008 Crisis. The chief of oversight at the Fed admitted that even the Fed doesn’t know where hundreds of billions of Dollars went. And they’re not going to investigate where it went either.


Did you get some of that money? Nope. The banks did though. But you won’t hear that during the Presidential debates or any of the various spin-based political talk shows.


However, there is hope. Both the newspaper and the mainstream news media have seen their readership/ viewership tank as more and more people realize that these folks don’t actually report anything; they just distract us from the real “game” being played. One can only hope that people actually put their knowledge to work and begin demanding real change, not as a political punchline, but as a systemic overhaul of a system none of us actually voted for in the first place.


This is after all supposed to be a Democracy, isn’t it?


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Graham Summers


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imaginalis's picture

Great read. Thanks

Watauga's picture

"This is after all supposed to be a Democracy, isn’t it?" 

Well, sort of.  A Constitutional Republic, actually, based in federalism.  Lincoln destroyed the Consitution, the Republic, and federalism in one fell swoop.  Those that have followed have simply taken advantage of Lincoln's victory to expand their power, the power of their cronies, and the power of Central Government, because Central Government is the best means for evil men to prosper.

davidgdg's picture

"Think about this one for a moment… the US debt is now $16 trillion. The largest owner of this debt is the US Federal Reserve. So when we pay taxes to pay the interest on the debt, it goes to guess who?"

It goes to the Treasury. This is a silly point.

AnAnonymous's picture

MSM lackeys?

Nope. The free press is an 'american' middle class institutions.

As 'american' middle class members, media people are no qualm using the position to push for their 'american' middle class concerns and distort information to protect their best interests.

Due to 'americanism', it is all organized in factions so if an 'american' middle class viewer start to disagree with every pundit he can find on tv, that does not mean that the pundit has changed speech. It means that this 'american' viewer is actually slowly but surely being tossed out of the 'american' middle class, losing his cherished status. And therefore no longer have incentive to stick with the 'american' pundit words on TV.

The free press members work for themselves. As middle class members, they echo the 'american' middle class concerns, wishes, wants and desires.

They are no lackeys save to the 'american' middle class, that is the king class in 'american' societies.

Watauga's picture

You really must present your arguments in an understandable language if you wish to be taken seriously.  What is it you are trying to say?

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Kick me hard.

Signed: AnAnonymous

akak's picture

Your grievously blatant and egregiously monotonous bigotry and anti-American hate make you utterly unfit for this, or any, online forum.  Tyler should ban you, as he has banned a handful of other outrageously hateful trolls.

DeltaDawn's picture

Bravo, this will be passed on!

Rearranging Deckchairs's picture

I don't know... I don't think the Daily Show was ever supposed to be a hard hitting liberal news show. I think Rachel Maddow would be more appropriate for the analogy. After all its on a comedy network.It just wound up being the most popular liberal news show because there is no real news anymore.

O'reilly is on a station that has news in the title implying that its actual a news show and not just the propoganda that it is. But I agree with the point even if take issue with one of your analogy pairings.

A facebook friend who occasionally writes for such esteemed propaganda outlets as the New York times posted on facebook tonight:

"Sadly, Obama got destroyed tonight. How do you debate Romney and not bring up 47 percent, Bain, jobs to China, offshore accounts, etc.? It was a staggeringly innefective debate performance. He was weak, longwinded. He was lost in the weeds, and they weren't interesting weeds. Obama could have put the race away tonight. Instead, he invited Romney back in. Obama played not to lose tonight. If he doesn't up his game, he'll lose this election."

However, my response was :

"might I suggest that the reason he didn't express any of the things that you mentioned is because in fact his values aren't as far apart from Romney's as you've been led to believe."

Tommy Gunner's picture

Jon Stewart is a corporate shill and he has been voted most trusted newsman...   and he masquerades as one.  

I knew he was a joke when, after 911, he brokedown and cried and later said 'what did we ever do to them to deserve this?'

I almost choked when I heard that!!!

Surely as an open-minded fellow Jon would know what we did to the Muslim communities of the world to deserve 911...  how about giving Israel weapons and allowing them to violate dozens of UN sanctions to steal land and murder Palestinians? http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/09/2012915163152213255.html

How about US support for murderous dictators in the middle east? 

These people know why they are under the yoke - why they are living lives of hell. 

But instead of bringing any of this up we get arsehole's crocodile tears.

What Jon might have done is invited a guy like John Perkins onto the show - he could have subtley informed Americans of why everyone hates them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTbdnNgqfs8


Watauga's picture

Stewart is a Statist shill, true. 

Violent Islamist attacks on the U.S. have a hundred "causes," by far the most important of which is the hunger for power among the leadership of the Islamists.  Don't kid yourself about any sort of righteousness in the Islamist war against Israel.  And don't kid yourself about the U.S. propping up dictators, all of which are gentle, loving, caring Ghandians compared to what would have been and what will be.  The causes are mostly "excuses," as Islamists are simply a power-hungry faction out to bring down the current structure.

When you write, "These people know why they are under the yoke - why they are living lives of hell," it appears that you want to suggest that the yoke and lives of hell are U.S. driven.  Seriously?  That yoke has been on Muslims since Mohammed and his murderous thugs slaughtered or "converted" the first Muslims.  Don't be ridiculous.  The religion of Islam and the culture of the most people in the Middle East are such that the yoke is likely permanent.  It was there long before the U.S. even existed, and it will be there for as long as there is an Islam.  Their "lives of hell" are of Mohammed's making.

AnAnonymous's picture

The 'american' masquerade. Masquerading is 'american'.
Been doing that since day one as 'americans' masqueraded as promoters of freedom, truth and justice, just to pursue better their goals of coercion, propaganda and injustice.

akak's picture

More unbacked naked assertions, more blind bigotry, more scrambled Engrish, more shifting the blame onto others, more collectivistic prejudice, more irrational nonsense.

Ah, the smell of AnusMonotonous --- I would know it from 8000 miles away.

Intoxicologist's picture

Envy is a powerful thing. 

Either that, or he did a bad, bad thing once.  Or twice.  Or....

akak's picture


Envy is a powerful thing.

Indeed, but not as powerful as the blind, seething, group-hating rage that AnusMonotonous spews in EVERY single one of his nonsensical, irrational, bigoted posts.

Almost as strong as the stench of a shit-covered Chinese roadside.

Oh magical lightning-powered time-traveling flying rickshaw of Benjamin Franklin inventionism of US 'american' fabled past, take me away from this insanitation!

Intoxicologist's picture

I blew up at UnAndUhhh once, and you followed by directing me not to respond to him, using any sense at least.  Now, I just heckle the shit out of him.  It's like, my duty!  And it makes me chuckle.  You can't get anywhere with him, so we may as well razz the daylights out of him and hope his head explodes one day. 


akak's picture

You have bit into the mattering thing, much graviting, a very important something, the most crustiest bit of it.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Crustiest bitizenism goes best with butter, with an occasional touch of mint jelly.

f16hoser's picture

People still watch CNN/FOX/ABC/NBC/CNBC/Etc....?

I find that very old fashion. And very idiotic!

lasvegaspersona's picture

Jim Lehrer looks old (I am so I know), looked barely able to shake a finger and almost gave Romney a chance to answer a question. The MSM propaganda machine may be slipping....or maybe Imelt just took a few days off and will fix the news cycle when he returns.

calgal's picture


This is a great article and I'd never read that second redshield(bauer)
Quote before so thank you...

Also, your close to swing by your site is a huge improvement and it makes all the difference in the world

Thanks again

Westcoastliberal's picture

Couldn't agree more and although I understand the cable news outlets have a lot of time to fill, the last thing I want to see on a news channel is another reporter being interviewed for their "take" on the subject. Now if they're in a war zone that might be credible as "eyewitness" testimony, but when they start bringing in their "analysts" I take a hike.

Here in LA the CBS 2 11 PM news is a total abomination.  Last night they actually aired a travelogue on "where the locals go" in Las Vegas and burned up at least 5 minutes with a package about some local ice cream shop there.  Every night it's the same shit; they waste at least 5-10 minutes on an infomercial or travelogue instead of covering what happened in SoCal.

If it weren't for Jackie Johnson doing weather I'd flip the channel, and she gets more time off than "W" did.

Number 156's picture

Wake up? Never.

You can present hard evidence to people that the MSN is deceiving them, and they would sooner believe that flying saucers are landing in front of the Washington Monument.

Even worse, now that the MSN has become the Paul Joseph Goebbels of the entire world, they're never going away.

De minimus's picture

That is until rule 303 is applied directly to them. Things will abruptly change when that happens.

tony bonn's picture

this essay was one of the best commentaries of the year and perhaps several more years running....it hit the nail squarely on the head and drove it through the board.....

obamney will be re-elected but only because americans are comatose.....i have raised the issue of the fed's activities in these parts before in regards to their ownership of mortgages and debt - it is why i rant and rave about the raping and pillaging of america....the plutocrats have converted wealth into debt so that they own the assets......there is a reason why their indonesian boy in the white house is running up the debt - not because he is a keynesian - he couldn't give an indonesian fuck about that.....but the debt represents a transfer of income and wealth to the plutocracy - not because they need it - but because it represents a new level of control.......

cynicalskeptic's picture

Meanwhile, climate change is accelerating and may well have passed the tipping point.  

Food production is dropping as well - with prices going up drastically.


DeltaDawn's picture

Check into climate change. Another theater of manipulation. First clue is their solution, alms to billionaire who live in 20000 sq. ft. houses by the sea. There is no doubt they are making it a hostile living environment through soft kill.

gibbs's picture

Couldn't agree more, sadly.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

MSM lackeys - you have been put on notice.

RiverRoad's picture

You nailed this issue re the MSM.  How about those assinine topics they addressed the Republican primary candidates to during those debates?  They were skewed to make all the Republican candidates look and talk like assholes.  No substantive issues there.  The questions tonight will all have been written up by the Fed last night, no doubt, to make Obama come out smelling like a rose.

stiler's picture

This is after all supposed to be a Democracy, isn’t it?

I thought this was a Republic. Once upon a time.

CH1's picture

It's a state, and all states are barbaric by nature.

sgt_doom's picture

Speaking of the MSM (or actually, no existing media in America):

 Things that make you go hhhmmmmmmmmmm…..?

He said he wanted to expose something at work’

In his $5 million mansion, Robert McKeon, head of private equity firm, Veritas Capital, commits suicide by strangling himself.

Strangling himself???????

Awhile later, the news reports or claims that Albert Peterson, a wealthy defense contractor, formerly with Northrop Grumman, and presently employed as a Senior Subcontracts Administrator with BAE Systems Information Technology, murdered his wife and children, then turned his gun on himself, committing suicide.

A terrible tragedy, and the news reports further claimed Mr. Peterson was supposed to have committed those horrific acts because he was afraid President Obama would be reelected!

Because he was afraid President Obama would be reelected?????????????

One enterprising journalist actually did report that the now-deceased Mrs. Peterson had mentioned to a co-worker at defense contractor, Blackbird Technologies, where she worked, that her husband was troubled by something he had learned at BAE which he was seriously concerned about.  Albert Peterson had been involved with a BAE unit which a few years previously had been owned by Veritas Capital, then later sold to BAE.

It should be noted that Robert McKeon’s Veritas Capital had made some extremely fortuitous investments in the defense industry shortly prior to 9/11/01.  Some months prior to 9/11, Veritas Capital had also purchased Raytheon Aerospace, a subsidiary of Raytheon.

Aboard several of those four ill-fated airliners on 9/11/01 were developers of remote piloting hardware/software from Veritas Capital’s Raytheon Aerospace, and several similar subcontractors (from BAE, I believe).

Sounds more like a brutal cleanup crew was active --- cleansing a possible leak of a probably innocent man and his family, and the private equity principal of a highly profitable operation eleven years earlier.

(While it may be the only actual coincidence here, it should also be noted that several years ago --- or the last time we checked --- the majority shareholders in Northrop Grumman were James Baker and the Bush family.)

Things that make you go hhhmmmmmmmmmm…..?

[With a criminal congress populated with the likes of Darryl Issa, with his arrest record, insurance fraud and arson background, and John Boehner, who washed out of Navy boot camp, then falsely claimed military service during Vietnam when he first ran for the House, we are assured of no real investigation ever taking place.]

Financial Fraud Roll Call:

$2.3 trillion unaccounted for from DoD (announced on 9/10/01 by Pentagon’s comptroller)

$8.7 billion (plus ?) missing during Iraqi war operations

$16.7 billion (plus ?) missing during Afghanistani war operations

Over $1 billion unaccounted for from “Fusion Center” budget:  domestic intelligence collection operation instituted by DHS in conjunction with private sector



RallyRoundTheFamily's picture

I used to go hhmmmmm  now I just sigh

cynicalskeptic's picture

then there was somethign about something about hundreds of billions in T Bills due on 9/12 .... T Bills that weren't supposed to exist... used to financially attack the Soviet Union under Reagan and Bush I......  Cantor Fitzgerald was one of the largest dealers in gov securities - on the top floors ar WTC... though 6 top execs took the day off... emergency procedures let the Fed clear securities following the attacks......

lots of offices doing investigative work on financial fraud were vaporized on 9/11 - very convenient  

tip e. canoe's picture

it gets better doom -- check out Blackbird Technologies:


Over the last decade Styer’s company, the Virginia-based Blackbird Technologies, has become a leading supplier of equipment for the covert “tagging, tracking and locating” of suspected enemies. Every month, U.S. Special Operations Command spends millions of dollars on Blackbird gear. The U.S. Navy has a contract with Blackbird for $450 millionworth of these so-called “TTL” devices. “Tens of thousands” of Blackbird’s devices have been sent to the field, according to a former employee. And TTL is just one part of the Herndon, Virginia firm’s multifaceted relationship with the special operations, intelligence and traditional military services.

“Blackbird has hit the trifecta: They’ve got people to sell, people to perform the job, and people to keep it all secret,” says one well-placed Defense Department contractor. “Everybody keeps their distance.”

Tango in the Blight's picture

The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

-- Joseph Goebbels


silverserfer's picture

I watched the last 5 min of an expose on diamonds on MSN showing a bunch of old fat jews trying to rip of young naieve poeple. The were all about the investment aspect of investing in a diamond and even offered the new diamond ETF! Paper diamonds!  Fuck will the bullshit never end?

The Alarmist's picture

MSM Lackeys??? This is the Fourth Estate we are talking about; we should be glad they help shape our opinions, since we are not worthy of forming them for ourselves.

perelmanfan's picture

The most striking fact to me about most MSM stories on the "economy" is that surprisingly few even mention the word, "debt." There are long-winded discussions of housing prices, jobs, the need for "stimulus" and so on, but the fact that it is all due to massive debt is often not mentioned. This is akin to a doctor noting that a patient has an irregular heartbeat and suggesting that he take medication, while failing to mention he has a spear sticking through his chest. 99 percent of the American public does not understand the difference between a business cycle recession and a balance sheet recession - the former automatically self-corrects, the latter can and probably will render the country unrecognizable. The debt - and whether it will be resolved deliberately or chaotically - is the only issue that matters. But since virtually no one seems to acknowledge that, bet on chaos.

Racer's picture

And I get really angry when MSM report, total household debt... excluding mortgages... is... blah blah

Oh FFS, they exclude the biggest millstone of them all????

Peter Pan's picture

In short there is too much crap in our balance sheets, too much crap in our homes, too much crap in our political system, too much crap in our financial system and too much crap in our lives. To put it mildly, I think we are all crapped out.

JPM Hater001's picture

"I think we are all crapped out."

I was wondering why the Fedenema wasnt working...

RockyRacoon's picture

Careful.  You're sounding too much like Jon Stewart.  Can't have that.   Using the author's logic, George Carlin was a shill as well.  Somehow the Stewart reference breaks down in light of the many comedians who we've been blessed with.   Pointing out hypocrisy with humor is a very useful tool in dismantling the machinery of power.