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The "Independent" Mainstream Media Does It Again

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A month ago, none other than Conan O'Brien exposed the un-independent PR-sponsored propaganda-fest that is the local news mainstream media in America. Well, it's happened again... this time proclaiming "Don't worry... be Happy."


As Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger reminds, we all know the mainstream media is a joke but sometimes its inherent idiocy can be best highlighted with a little humor...



Of course this was all prophesied many years ago:

Under a dictatorship the Big Business, made possible by advancing technology and the consequent ruin of Little Business, is controlled by the State - that is to say, by a small group of party leaders and the soldiers, policemen and civil servants who carry out their orders. In a capitalist democracy such as the United States, it is controlled by what Professor C. Wright Mills has called the Power Elite.


This Power Elite directly employs several millions of the country’s working force in its factories, offices and stores, controls many millions more by lending them the money to but its products, and, through its ownership of the media of mass communications, influences the thoughts, the feelings and the actions of virtually everybody.

- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited 1958

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Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:21 | 4396680 fonzannoon
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Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:25 | 4396694 InjectTheVenom
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DON'T worry ... it's gonna be a 'Year of Action' , remember  ?!   

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:28 | 4396721 Grande Tetons
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Most people do not even know that they should be worrying. 

Too many years of being dummed down. 

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:35 | 4396746 AlaricBalth
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"The mass media serve as a system for communicating messages and symbols to the general populace. It is their function to amuse, entertain, and inform, and to inculcate individuals with the values, beliefs, and codes of behavior that will integrate them into the institutional structures of the larger society. In a world of concentrated wealth and major conflicts of class interest, to fulfill this role requires systematic propaganda."

A Propaganda Model, excerpted from Manufacturing Consent by Herman and Chomsky

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:37 | 4396769 SoberOne
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A pen, a phone, and a president walk into a bar...

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:44 | 4396791 TruthInSunshine
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Here's a little piece of propaganda the corporate owned whore media wrote, that they are now going to beat you over the head with, ad nauseam, note by note:


Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:45 | 4396804 OC Sure
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Main Stream media serves as one means to two ends:

1. For those who can watch and hear, it is their totem pole.

2. For those who can see and listen, it is one of the best sentiment indicators.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:53 | 4396833 bobola
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I don't watch 'mainstream' TV.

What else am I missing?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:03 | 4396881 Pladizow
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“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications who directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” – David Rockerfeller, 6/5/91

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:10 | 4396926 johnQpublic
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i find it rather interesting that it is network wide

you see all the logos from the three majors and then some

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:42 | 4397083 Citxmech
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I'm liking this new feature by Conan.  I hope he continues it.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 17:01 | 4397171 SoberOne
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 17:58 | 4397421 dryam
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One if the most fundamental truths of life is that life is hard. The sooner people come to terms with this the happier & healthier they'll be.

The healthiest state of mind & subsequent happiness is when people fully address their problems, absorb them, & then make the appropriate adjustments.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 18:38 | 4397596 CheapBastard
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Is it safe?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:02 | 4397965 J S Bach
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Proud to say I haven't watched a newscast in over a decade for this very reason.  These folks call themselves "journalists".  Actually, they're just "teleprompterists" without an independent thought in their airy heads.

Thank you, Conan.

God Save The Internet!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:46 | 4398204 Deo vindice
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I separated ways from T.V. almost 15 years ago.

One of the best moves I ever made.

I am fully convinced that, as bad as the garbage is coming over the networks, the worst part of watching T.V. is not so much what you are watching, but what constructive thing(s) you could be doing for yourself with that wasted time.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:50 | 4398220 Fish Gone Bad
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TV makes fat people fatter.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:50 | 4398461 Soul Glow
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And skinny people fragile.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 02:45 | 4399264 Scarlett
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Goebbels must be pruod of his outstanding legacy

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 06:54 | 4399467 BTFDemocracy
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Zerohedge is like the beacon of the light of truth in a very dark world.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 07:20 | 4399489 GetZeeGold
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---Hosea 4:
 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 07:38 | 4399502 S5936
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Indeed brother , indeed.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:48 | 4398214 Fish Gone Bad
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Those who don't read the news are uniformed.

Those who do read the news are misinformed.

--- Mark Twain

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 23:17 | 4398745 jeff montanye
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in twain's time the standing armies were far smaller, hence less dangerous.  today not so much and the uniformed include both the uninformed and the misinformed (and a few know war is a racket:  http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html)

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 03:47 | 4399334 SolarSystem1932
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"Those who don't read the news are uniformed."

Which uniform?

Why would the guards read their own propaganda anyway?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 19:40 | 4397765 Al Gorerhythm
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Re Plad's comment:

The NSA(?) silent junk drone strikes a target again and causes little damage to the fact, ie not changing a thing. Your drones have the same affect world over it seems.

Wake up you fucking retards. You are fighting for a group of socio/psychopaths. The evidence is overwhelming and a short amount of time studying their past actions, through easily verifiable sources, will produce overwhelming proof of their guilt of treasonous anti-American behaviour designed to undermine YOUR Constitution and freedoms. Putting
"conspiracy theories" aside, there are plenty of conspiracy facts out there (USS Liberty Incident,if you are military personell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident; Did an American President actually say "I want that ship on the bottom of the ocean"?  http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/ussliberty.html (I haven't watched this so the quote might not be in there but Google is easy).  Even the quote that you mindlessly junked might be a start. Did Rockfeller actually say that and in what meeting and in what context?) so you can't have an excuse for not trying.

It's obvious from your lack of argument that you've been brainwashed.  If so, then my "Wake Up" bit of advice is redundant; you can't deprogram yourself through insight. Just like overcoming depression, the releif has to come from an outside influence. Reach out.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 19:48 | 4397909 Milestones
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I read "The Power Elite" while in college in the early 60's along with Eric Hoffers "The True Believer". Two of the most important books I have ever read. They are both even more timely now than then. Do yourself a hugh favor and READ.           Milestones

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:08 | 4397987 Al Gorerhythm
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Something else for him to read. http://curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=2138698 

This relates to Johnson's sychopathic drive for power and where he neary dragged the world into WW!!! being a lapdog of the Israelie psychopaths.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 23:02 | 4398703 Soul Glow
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The horrible thing about our current power structure is one has to be insane to want to control the world.  And for those of us who don't but are good people, we blog with fake names.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:11 | 4398317 Things that go bump
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David Rockerfeller - Isn't he the one who wants us all microchipped like animals?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 22:59 | 4398692 Soul Glow
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Like an animal!

- The Godfather

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:02 | 4396888 Manic by Proxy
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Evidently Honey Boo Boo

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:33 | 4397034 RafterManFMJ
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Well bobola, I don't either. But I'm sitting at a pub and the TV is showing a program about some guys who make custom aquariums - ISYN.

'Ow! My Balls!' will be on the air within 3 years at this rate.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:59 | 4398263 quartshort
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You need to watch MOAR TV!!! /sarc

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:03 | 4396882 knukles
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So this is the handiwork of all the military people embedded in local media.
You do remember that from some years ago, do you not?


Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:54 | 4397141 john39
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operation mockingbird by the CIA.  probably the tip of the iceberg.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 18:08 | 4397440 Martel
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Government pushing talking points into the media... totally creepy, Soviet-like.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 18:09 | 4397450 Spanky
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It is... the Rockefeller quote is extremely revealing. But nothing that wasn't warned about at the time, when the FCC began the campaign to consolidate local, independent radio and television stations into a few national chains.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 19:29 | 4397829 lakecity55
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Yep, done in the open, in a "by the way..." item slipped thru real quick.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 01:52 | 4399161 WillyGroper
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Watched a Frontline special on Kim Jong-Il.

The parallels are sickening.

Supreme Leader next.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:53 | 4396845 fonestar
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A pen, a phone, and a president walk into a bar...

What happened to the fone?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:15 | 4396940 MsCreant
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It wanted attention so it started posting on Zero Hedge.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 19:16 | 4397795 resurger
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Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:39 | 4398419 shovelhead
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Got beat up and thrown out when he tried to pay with Bitcoin.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 23:04 | 4398715 Soul Glow
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What is the current price?  Is it still making everyone totally lots of cash fiat?!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 23:02 | 4398711 TeamDepends
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And Missy tags foney with a vicious uppercut, dayumnn!!

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:21 | 4396973 Ass. Manager
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I think the Fone continued to shill for Bitcoin?

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:34 | 4397036 Oldwood
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Wrong number

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:37 | 4397061 kchrisc
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...with a guillotine close behind.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:34 | 4398405 Redhotfill
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You forgot the part about the Drone.

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