5 Stories The Mainstream Media Ignored While Reporting On Kim Kardashian's Robbery

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Submitted by James Holbrooks via TheAntiMedia.org,

One of the saving graces of the ailing corporate media - for the folks setting the agenda, anyhow - is its relentless ability to hyper-focus the public’s attention on altogether meaningless events.

Take, for instance, an armed robbery that sees property stolen but no one harmed. Such an event is unfortunate, yes, but such is life. People get robbed. It certainly isn’t something that should consume the news cycle — particularly when developments of actual importance are unfolding around the world.

Yet that’s exactly what happened this week after reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on Monday morning. Kardashian, who was in town for Fashion Week, was forced into the bathroom of her hotel room, tied up, and robbed at gunpoint. The perpetrators, men dressed as police officers, stole about $10 million.

Again, it was an unfortunate incident, but the starlet is fine, and Paris officials have assured the Kardashian clan the perpetrators will be brought to justice. At this point, had the celebrity been an average citizen, the media would have likely concluded there was nothing more to the story and moved on. But then, if she were an average citizen, the media wouldn’t have covered the story in the first place.

And that’s the point.

In truth, the Kim Kardashian incident is precisely the type of filler story the corporate media has used time and again to keep the celebrity-obsessed masses distracted from reality. And while — in this instance — the bought and paid for networks fixated on the fact that the assailants are still at large, interviewed the starlet’s friends about her mental state, and tried to pass off reports of her being tailed prior to the incident as breaking news, there were events taking place in the world that the masses following Kim Kardashian should be informed of.

As such, here are five stories you might’ve missed while the corporate media was obsessed with Kim Kardashian and her stolen jewelry.

1. DIPLOMACY BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE US IN SYRIA IS DEAD

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Following weeks of failed talks and escalating violence in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, diplomatic efforts between Russia and the United States officially cratered on Monday, with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister declaring “there has been no exchange of information” between the two countries of late and State Department spokesman John Kirby saying the U.S. is “suspending its participation in bilateral channels” with Russia.

For those paying attention, the news shouldn’t have come as a shock. Following a U.S. airstrike that killed 62 Syrian soldiers — for which the U.S. blamed bad intel — and an attack on a U.N humanitarian convoy near Aleppo that killed a dozen aid workers — for which the U.S. blamed Russia — the latest Syrian ceasefire brokered by Washington and the Kremlin officially collapsed two weeks ago.

Since then, the fighting in Aleppo has intensified, and the accusations being hurled have grown bolder. One U.S. ambassador equated the Russian air campaign in Syria to “barbarism.” Indeed, all the official breakdown of diplomacy regarding Aleppo really means is that the fighting will go on and it will undoubtedly get much worse. The only difference is that now, our leaders don’t have to pretend to be trying to talk a way out of it.

2. THE PENTAGON DUMPED HALF A BILLION DOLLARS INTO MAKING PROPAGANDA FOR TERRORISTS

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On Monday, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported on the revelation the Department of Defense spent more than $500 million from 2007 to 2011 creating fake news and propaganda for terrorist groups in Iraq. The largest recipient of said funding was a British PR firm.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism writes:

“The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda programme in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.

“Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee.”

Once the propaganda items were created, “the team embedded a code into the CDs which linked to a Google Analytics account, giving a list of IP addresses where the CDs had been played,” says former Bell Pottinger worker Martin Wells.

He goes on:

“If one is looked at in the middle of Baghdad…you know there’s a hit there. If one, 48 hours or a week later shows up in another part of the world, then that’s the more interesting one, and that’s what they’re looking for more, because that gives you a trail.”

In truth, this all sounds like par for the course given what we know about the machinations of the War on Terror.

3. THE PUBLIC GOT A RAW LOOK AT HILLARY CLINTON

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Audio from hacked emails, recently made public by the Washington Free Beacon, once again highlights Hillary Clinton’s flip-flopping ideological nature and her true thoughts about voters. On Monday, the Intercept reported on the new audio, which was recorded at a campaign function in February, pointing out her contradictions:

“Clinton has been inconsistent in the past about espousing political labels. She has at times touted herself as a stalwart liberal. For instance, she said last July: ‘I take a backseat to no one when you look at my record in standing up and fighting for progressive values.’ But a few months later, she told a group in Ohio: ‘You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center. I plead guilty.’”

In the new clips, Clinton seems to affirm her fluid ideological state, saying of this year’s election cycle that on one hand there’s “the kind of populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach that we hear too much of from the Republican candidates,” and on the other it’s “a deep desire to believe that we can have free college, free healthcare, that what we’ve done hasn’t gone far enough…”

Of her place in that pageantry, she added:

“I am occupying from the center-left to the center-right. And I don’t have much company there. Because it is difficult when you’re running to be president, and you understand how hard the job is — I don’t want to overpromise. I don’t want to tell people things that I know we cannot do.”

She also spoke of the supporters of then-challenger Bernie Sanders, suggesting it was disillusionment with the future — and not any genuine dislike of her — that drove young people to favor the senator from Vermont.

“They’re children of the Great Recession,” she said, “and they are living in their parents’ basement.” She added that “if you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista…then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is appealing.”

4. MILLIONS OF RUSSIAN CITIZENS PREPARE FOR NUCLEAR WAR

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On the heels of the official breakdown of talks to halt the fighting in Aleppo, Syria, the Kremlin ordered emergency preparedness drills to be carried out among the Russian citizenry beginning Tuesday. As Common Dreams reported:

“Amid collapsed diplomatic efforts over Syria and increasing tensions with the United States, the Russian government is beginning emergency response exercises on Tuesday that will include the participation of thousands of government officials and many millions of citizens who will respond to a mock nuclear attack or other large-scale catastrophe.

“The four-day drill will reportedly include 200,000 rescue professionals, tens of thousands of emergency vehicles, and an estimated 40 million civilians from around the country.”

The drills are purportedly intended to “practice organization of management during civil defense events,” according to Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov. Though, given the timing — literally hours after DOD spokesman John Kirby confirmed U.S.-Russian diplomacy in Syria was over — it isn’t a reach to interpret this move as the next logical step toward another cold war with Russia.

5. BEES PUT ON ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST FOR FIRST TIME EVER

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While it may not grab headlines like endless global warfare or rampant political criminality, the fate of the bumblebee nevertheless has an extreme impact on the existence of human beings. And as was reported Tuesday, for the first time ever, the bumblebee was recently labeled an endangered species.

“Seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bee in the genus Hylaeus, once the most abundant insects on the tropical islands,” writes the Free Thought Project, “are now so scarce that they are one of the state’s least observed pollinators.”

The pollination habits of bees are vitally important to the native flowering plants of the ecosystems they occupy. If the bees disappear, certain plants will disappear, which will lead to certain animals disappearing, and so on — creating a domino effect.

And that effect would touch human beings as well, as the Free Thought Project highlighted:

“Not only is this driving many species to extinction, but it also poses a grave threat to our agricultural integrity…The bumblebees’ contribution to farms is estimated at $3.5 billion.”

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What Kim Kardashian and her jewelry contribute to society is, at the current date, yet to be determined.

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CuttingEdge's picture

Making plastic surgery and fat arses popular?

PT's picture

Indisputable proof that content doesn't matter.  A certain percentage of the population will watch any old shit, just because it is on TV.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

The MSM is on this!!!

WTFRLY's picture

JOO WORLD ORDER LOADING ... ... ... ...  97%

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

These issues are all being worked on by experts in government, think tanks, universities and our Federal Reserve. What would be the purpose of reporting on issues that would only scare and confuse the average reader, and lead to poor voting decisions. Particularly astute readers can find this kind of news elsewhere, in magazines like the Economist, that cater to a more educated audience. The purpose of large media outlets is to report on the subset of topics that are both relevant and comprehendible by the average reader.

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I MISS KUDLOW's picture

The robbery never took place,,,france has been under marital law i was there,troops on streets this summer,,,,the reason for the robbery is after the event the want the public to be aware they cant flawnt their wealth or its gone,,,,they cant wear wedding rings anymore,,,,

PrayingMantis's picture

 

 

... (if true), could this be the real reason for #1? >>> "30 Israeli, Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed in Russia's Caliber Missile Attack in Aleppo" >>> http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950631000607 

... report says: "... Several US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed along with the Israeli officers. The foreign officers who were killed in the Aleppo operations room were directing the terrorists' attacks in Aleppo and Idlib. "

Pickleton's picture

"Kardashian, who was in town for Fashion Week, was forced into the bathroom of her hotel room, tied up, and robbed at gunpoint. The perpetrators, men dressed as police officers, stole about $10 million."

 

Why the freak the robbers didn't make that trashian undress and take pics of her pussy I'll never know. 

 

Once pics of her junk hit the airwaves, guys can get a good spankin done we can finally leave that stupid woman in the rearview.

Stuck on Zero's picture

I need a question answered. What purpose is served by breaking off talks?  Is it telling everyone that you have pride and therefore don't want to be humiliated by someone who presents a better case?

Killdo's picture

they coudl be psychopaths, or incompetent or both - it's a game and psychos love playing games (since they cannot love anything games and competition are all tehy have )

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

See, the Hawaiian bee story works this way. The European bees are displacing the lazier, slower native Hawaiian species. The result soon will be a new organization, Hawaiian Bees Matter (HBM), to stop this injustice and all will be solved taking back the islands from the oppressive Europeans. Sound familiar?

lance-a-lot's picture

The ONE STORY mainstream media have ignored for decades.
http://wp.me/p4OZ4v-1Ow

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) lance-a-lot Oct 5, 2016 8:34 PM

Speaking of fillers ... bees on the endangered species list?

BorisTheBlade's picture

If all issues are worked out by experts, then why elect Hillary? Elect Kim, the only thing she'll leak online will be her nude photos, not some classified stuff.

Diatom's picture

You are wrong. These issues are  handled politically not scientifically. In 2016 tthe purpose of large media outlets is to distract the masses and keep the herd contained...

The Economist?? lol

 

VonPumperDic's picture

 

 

It’s actually (6); MSM also ignored Bill Clinton's Love Child …

effendi's picture

I thought Billy Boy shot blanks and Chelsea is the product of one of Cankles trysts with another lawyer?

cooky puss's picture

You mean, Fuckyoushima.... FIFY. It's going to eff us in the A up to our grand great children at the very least

S Spade's picture

wtfrly the singularly focused jew hating mobro chimes in with the standard crap, reinfroced my a bagful of ids.

WTFRLY's picture

JOO WORLD ORDER LOADING ... ... ... ...  97%

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

You used this line many times.  It's getting old.

Is this all you got?

S Spade's picture

i'm beginning to wonder if wtfrly the jew hating mobro ain't getting paid to spam the msg boards, does he ever post anything that halfway intelligent? li'l more'n a mobro with a bagful (of ids)

Boondocker's picture

I didnt know Idiocracy  was a documentary.

Parrotile's picture

Down Under the Kardashian "problem" gained front-page coverage on ALL the MSM channels (print / 'Net / TV) whereas the emergent "situation" between the USA and Russia had the expected "zero coverage".

 

I only listen to our MSM in order to get weather info. If I want "real" news the alt. Media appear to provide a rather more realistic product (albeit much more unsettling).

Million Dollar Bonehead's picture

This Kardashian story is obviously intended to cover up the story about The Donald Trump's whore-wife who was in a lez-porno movie. Dear Leader Hillary will have to deal with these out of control right-wing media types when she assumes the throne on January 20th. Executive order 1 will be to outlaw news stories that have malicious intent behind them. A lot of reporters are going to have a new career - mining bauxite with their bare hands in the middle of the Mojave desert by day - sodomy pillow for DNC operatives by night. Hail Dear Leader Hillary!

Mr. Universe's picture

She can hire Jerry Brown as minister of truth and anti-bullying.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Right after she starts The Department of Pussification.

DollarMenu's picture

Kardashian is like dog shit, it's everywhere, it stinks.

adanata's picture

 

I think content does matter. That's why TV is getting so much worse; they're playing to the lowest common denominator; dumb them down. You could also play it the other way; make them smarter. Many people will watch what is readily available because TV time may also be 'zone out' time. However, I think most people can be engaged intellectually by better offerings... which is why we don't see them.

losses mount's picture

You may be joking, however it is no laughing matter.

My brother planted a small garden thinking he'd get some food from it in time.

Nothing happened, every thing flowered but no bees pollinated the garden, hence no crop.

Of course he could still go to the store and buy the industrial waste that's passed off as food.

But for how long.

This whole Satanist thing has already gone way too far, and I'm beginning to think it's past the point of no return.

You can't print food and you can't print life.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Well, Kissenger did say in State Memorandum 200 that food would be used as a weapon. These Pure Evil Psycopaths do speak the truth from time time time.

Citxmech's picture
"Only when the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, will you realize that you cannot eat money"

That about says it.

SilverSphinx's picture

Need some urban apiculturists.

Nobody For President's picture

This country boy kept bees for six years, and the news story about the Hawaiian bee, and the generic quote about pollination, is NOT about Bumblebees. The main pollinator bees, i.e. honeybees, are Apidae mellifera (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_bee), bumblebees (Apidae Bombus) play a much smaller role in pollination, although they are a really cool bee. The Hawaiian bee (http://www.xerces.org/hylaeus-melanothrix/) is unique to Maui - Hawaii hasl some unique varmits of many types due to its relative isolation.

This may sound like the classic correcting your spelling drill, but if you are writing about news not put out there, you need to get it straight. So the bumblebee (the pioneers called it the humble bee, BTW - for good reason) is way cool, but it is the lowly honey bee that does the heavy lifting for agricultural pollination.

And Bees Livesl DO Matter.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

I agree about the difference between bumble bees and honey bees. How do you think honey bees are doing in general? I buy honey from a couple of guys who keep hives and they say things have gotten better over the last two years.

Mr. Universe's picture

Hawaii is the most isolated island chain in the world. They have many endemic creatures, both land a sea. Some are obvious adaptations of mainland species and others totaly unique. Most have gone extinct. The island of Kauai has become a vast GMO experimental playground for Monsanto,Syngenta, BASF Plant Science, DuPont Pioneer, and Dow AgroSciences. The runoff from the Waimea river is filled with the remains of their testing over the last twenty years. I've been visiting Kauai over most of that time span and I can tell you the reefs are dying, fish counts are the lowest I've ever seen and the recovering green sea turtle (once scarce, now abundant ) are developing all sorts of tumors. No one has the time, the money or the lawyers to fight them and half of the locals are dependant on the jobs and the economy boost so they look the other way. Nothing worse than to be out diving @ 60 feet on a previously healthy reef and have a friendly sea turtle with a giant growth over it's eye, sadly looking at you with a "why?" expression.

roddcarlson's picture

NO worries we'll import some third world African bees to make up the difference. Everyone knows they have the same demeanor as the European ones.

Dugald's picture

 

What you said, from an ex apiarist, and why no mention as to why the bees are failing in that area, probabley just being poisoned by all the usual chemicals that give bees a hard time. You should worry about the loss of bees WORLD WIDE.
Really a shitty article, but among so many these days its not notable

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

You can't dumb down someone which has already been dumbed down. We have reached peak dumb downness.

boattrash's picture

I wonder, if for a grand finale, Kim was fucked to death with a baseball bat on live Teeeveee, would the sheep wake up and watch something real or just tune into re-runs for the rest of their lives.

Sadly enough, I think I know the answer...

PTR's picture

It makes the Pam Anderson / Tommy Lee sex tape days seem tame by comparison.

shovelhead's picture

I'd turn on the tv to watch that...

If only to be sure she was dead.