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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Nobody For President's picture

Hey, I'd Buy That For a Dollar!

Yukon Cornholius's picture

That would be peak dumbed-downedness, dummy!

BennyBoy's picture

 

Who cares about those 5 things.

Doesn't he know Kim Kardashian was robbed?
Offthebeach's picture

80/20 rule.

80% of TV is watched by the bottom 20%.

HopefulCynical's picture

However, I think most people can be engaged intellectually by better offerings... which is why we don't see them.

There was a show, a decade ago, called Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Great writing, great cast. Lasted 1 year.

30 Rock, which came out the same year and was the same old fomulaic sitcom crap, lasted what, 7 years?

I wish you were correct. And I'm sure that the MSM does push stupid shit to dumb down the masses; I've said so for years.

But if there was a real demand for good stuff, we'd get at least a little of it. The MSM is far too money oriented to not cash that check, if it was there to cash.

JusticeTBuford's picture

anyone watching the price of PMs?

Mr. Schmilkies's picture

No, but i'm watching The Price is Right.

Stroke's picture

Bread...EBT & SNAP

Circus.....The Kardashians

 

Too bad....So Sad

hannah's picture

how many times have i read comments that i 'watch a show that sucks becuase there isnt anything good on tv'....well there are plenty of hobbies out there that are cool. fat ass people watching other people do fake shit. time for a cleansing............

Zero Point's picture

Rerun Mash again STAT!

adanata's picture

 

See "Project Censored"; this link is to "The Media Can Legally Lie" article but it will take you to endless real news you never read anywhere.

sgt_doom's picture

Please don't forget this one:

Obama DOJ Drops Charges Against Arms Dealer After Threat to Expose Hillary Clinton’s Libya Role

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/marc-turi-libyan-rebels-hillary-clinton-229115

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Cult of Assassination

 

With the recently leaked minutes of a meeting attended by Hillary Clinton, we learn that she suggested the assassination of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange. 

 

One wonders if there are other murders she proposed in those deleted emails of hers?  Of course, we'll probably never know since Attorney General Lynch granted immunity to material witnesses for destruction of evidence!

 

What we do know is that one --- or possibly several --- individuals and their minions who once ordered the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers and Martin Luther King, Jr., have fully endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for the presidency!

 

The tradition of the assassination of innocents appears to continue unabated.

 

Now we learn that Yahoo allowed millions of emails to be scanned and recorded by the NSA and the FBI --- did any of those involve any past or future assassinations or suspicious suicides?

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton, who do you want to assassinate today?

 

Philo Beddoe's picture

Too much to worry about these days. Just show me a fat assed celebrity whore and I will be content. 

Ignatius's picture

Have they blamed hurricane Mathew on AGW yet?

I don't worry about the storm so much as the media frame -- truly scary.

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

I am actually looking forward to seeing the super debt slaves of Merica worry about something real.  One well placed nuke should do it. 

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I don't know. Personally I find mindless cattle running around frantically rather annoying. Unless one is sitting in ones bunker, eating popcorn and enjoying the show.

Miffed

SoDamnMad's picture

How about some lurid stories about how the attackers had their way with her, ripped off her underwear and will sell it on E Bay. Pictures of her suitcase full of sex toys.  Release pictures from her phones showing her sexual Olympics.  Release them just hours before the nightly news. Hell, all the Floridians can hunker down in the shelters  as Mathew rips apart their houses watching the Kim show. 

"Honey, what is that glow outside?" 

Oh that's just Miami being vaporized by the Russians.  Did I miss anything about Kim while I went to the kitchen for another beer?"

Mustafa Kemal's picture

This article seems to miss another important current event:

Tyler and Mrs. Durden are getting a divorce.

BabaLooey's picture

No, that would be Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Tyler Durden banged that skinny waif from the U.K. - Helena Boner Carter.

or was it Ed Norton?

 

Cui Bono's picture

Pretty sure Tyler Durden did not bang Ed Norton!

PTR's picture

"The shit that came out of this woman's mouth I ain't never heard."

http://www.moviesoundscentral.com/sounds/fight_club/grade_school.wav

Shizzmoney's picture

There's also a huge prison strike against prison wages and working conditions, where even some of the prison guards took a sick day in solidarity, that no one in MSM is talking about:

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/10/holman_prison_officers_stage_f....

TheVillageIdiot's picture

Great metaphor!! witty to state that government (prison wages and working conditions = real life in America, prison guards = government) care so much about the farm animals so much they take a day off in support...

Manipulism's picture

Monsanto et al killing the bees.

So should every Monsanto employee and owner.

SgtSchultz's picture

Daily news script:

New Trump/Clinton poll

New Trump/Clinton poll

New Trump/Clinton poll

New Trump/Clinton poll

In other news.........global powers in potential conflict

New Trump/Clinton poll

Commercial break

Took Red Pill's picture

There's definitely a pattern to the evening news. Almost every story is either 1-weather or natural event, 2-politics, 3-stories that affect very few people

PhiBetaZappa's picture

No one has yet to explain exactly what a Kardashian does other than be a Kardashian.

Science awaits the answer to the deevolution of the human species.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"No one has yet to explain exactly what a Kardashian does other than be a Kardashian."~

"Blasphemy! Blasphemy! How dare you!!!!!"

oddjob's picture

Hauling around a gigantic can like that is a job in itself.

CuttingEdge's picture

The human race is definately regressing, PBZ.

Dark Age II ahead, after significant depop.

We Are The Priests's picture

Yeah, but knowbody carries a gigantic can like J-LO.  Oh, mom...Jennifer is the mother of bootylicious.

ebear's picture

"Hauling around a gigantic can like that is a job in itself."

Feh.  Half the women in Venezuela do that.

Then there's Africa....

TheVillageIdiot's picture

To think, all of this started with the grandfather earning mass wealth from Alvin and the Chipmunks...

We Are The Priests's picture

Oh, this is an easy one.  The Kardashians are a CIA psyop aimed at the American public.  When I was an active operator we had a saying, "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit."

any_mouse's picture

The OJ distraction from Bill's misdeeds. Robert Kardashian family at the center with OJ. A hoax all the way through from the "crime" to the trial.

Bill of Rights's picture

They can all drop dead as far as I'm concerned...the Kardashians that is

Manipulism's picture

Funny, most comments are about Kardashians.

What does it tell us>?

CrimsonAvenger's picture

Wait, what's going on with the Kardashians now?

Philo Beddoe's picture

Lots of dirty balls on chins. 

We Are The Priests's picture

Come on, now.  You're suppose to be "Keeping UP."

Cruel Aid's picture

that you cant hide from them even if you dont watch tv. 

Ignatius's picture

Great article.  Simple concept, old trick.

There really is no difference between the owners of corporate media and the owners of us.

Dog Will Hunt's picture

Any MSM story should be considered a distraction from Cunton's devious schemes. 

Side note: is the image beside this article out on the main page supposed to be a Manga version of Shaggy?  If so, Scooby Don't.  

Duc888's picture

 

 

Number 6?  How about FEDGOV just "lost" another 7 TRILLION dollars in 2015?    Whoooopsie!


Catherine Austin Fitts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYTnbEfHZdk

 

 

lasvegaspersona's picture
Nuclear war won't make much difference to those in the blast radius...which will be a large part of the Mainstream Media™ viewership...so maybe they really are giving the audience what they need.
DrSyn's picture

I think it was in "Parks and Recreation" where the characters would reflexively spout some pop culture factoid and then immediately say, "How do I know that?"  I have absolutelly no interest in the Kardashians...I would never be able to pick one out in a police lineup, but despite my lack of interest I still know the following:

1. One of the Kardashians is named Kim.

2. Kim was robbed of very expensive jewels in Paris.

3. Bruce Jenner had a sex change and is now named Katlin Jenner.

So my question is, "How do I know that?"

ebear's picture

More to the point, how do I know YOU know that and aren't just making it up....hmmm?

NEOCON1's picture

Karcrashian Inside Job.  Yeezy needs the money, his clothing line has been a vacuum cleaner of his BANK!  PEACE!