Paul Craig Roberts: "Bannon Is 100% Right - The Media Is Now The Opposition"

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Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, originally posted on King World News

Bannon is correct that the US media - indeed, the entire Western print and TV media - is nothing but a propaganda machine for the ruling elite. The presstitutes are devoid of integrity, moral conscience, and respect for truth.

 

Who else but the despicable Western media justified the enormous war crimes committed against millions of peoples by the Clinton, Bush, and Obama regimes in nine countries—Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Palestine, and the Russian areas of Ukraine?

Who else but the despicable Western media justified the domestic police states that have been erected in the Western world in the name of the “war on terror”?

Along with the war criminals that comprised the Clinton, Bush, and Obama regimes, the Western media should be tried for their complicity in the massive crimes against humanity.

The Western media’s effort to sustain the high level of tension between the West and Russia is a danger to all mankind, a direct threat to life on earth. Gorbachev’s warnings are correct...

The world today is overwhelmed with problems. Policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss.

 

But no problem is more urgent today than the militarization of politics and the new arms race. Stopping and reversing this ruinous race must be our top priority.

 

The current situation is too dangerous.

 

...Politicians and military leaders sound increasingly belligerent and defense doctrines more dangerous. Commentators and TV personalities are joining the bellicose chorus. It all looks as if the world is preparing for war.

Yet presstitutes declare that if Trump lifts the sanctions it proves that Trump is a Russian agent. It is paradoxical that the Democrats and the liberal-progressive-left are mobilizing the anti-war movement to oppose Trump’s anti-war policy!

By refusing to acknowledge and to apologize for its lies, euphemistically called “fake news,” the Western media has failed humanity in a number of other ways. For example, by consciously telling lies, the media has legitimized the suborning of perjury and false testimony used to convict innocent defendants (such as Walter McMillian in Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy) in America’s “justice” system, which has about the same relation to justice as genocide has to mercy. If the media can lie about world events, police and prosecutors can lie about crimes.

By taking the role of the political opposition to Trump, the media has discredited itself as an honest critic on topics where Trump needs criticism, such as the environment and his tolerance of oppressive methods used by police. The presstitutes have ended all chance of improving Trump’s performance with reports and criticism.

Trump needs moderating on the environment, on the police, and on the war on terror. Trump needs to understand that “the Muslim threat” is a hoax created by the neoconservatives and the military/security complex with the complicity of the presstitutes to serve the hegemony agenda and the budget and power of the CIA, Pentagon, and military industries. If the US stops bombing and slaughtering Muslims and training and equiping forces to overthrow non-compliant Muslim governments such as Syria, Iraq, and Libya, “the Muslim threat” will disappear.

Maybe Trump will add to his agenda breaking into hundreds of pieces the six mega-media companies that own 90% of the US media and selling the pieces to seperate independent owners who have no connection to the ruling elites. Then America would again have a media that can constrain the government with truth rather than use lies to act for or against the government.

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peddling-fiction's picture

The media is the tribe.

And the opposition to humanity.

Their allegiance is with the egregore.

PCR, why do you quote Chomsky?

 

MEDIA

Who Controls Big Media?
Summary:
Of the twelve(12) senior executives of the “Big Six” media corporations, nine(9) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 75%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews and spouses of Jews are over-represented among the senior executives of the “Big Six” media corporations by a factor of 37.5 times(3,750 percent).

Who Controls Hollywood?
Summary:
Of the sixty(60) senior executives of the major Hollywood studios, trade unions, and talent agencies, fifty(50) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 83%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews and spouses of Jews are over-represented among the senior executives of the major Hollywood studios, trade unions, and talent agencies by a factor of 41.5 times(4,150 percent).

Who Controls Television?
Summary:
Of the sixty-four(64) senior executives of the major television broadcast networks, cable networks, and production companies, fifty-seven(57) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 89%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews and spouses of Jews are over-represented among the senior executives of the major television broadcast networks, cable networks, and production companies by a factor of 44.5 times(4,450 percent).

Who Controls Music?
Summary:
Of the fifty(50) senior executives of the major music labels and trade organizations, thirty-nine(39) are Jews. This is a numerical representation of 78%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews are over-represented among the senior executives of the major music labels and trade organizations by a factor of 39 times(3,900 percent).

Who Controls Radio?
Summary:
Of the forty-six(46) senior executives of the major radio broadcast networks and station owners, twenty-eight(28) are Jews. This is a numerical representation of 61%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews are over-represented among the senior executives of the major radio broadcast networks and station owners by a factor of 30.5 times(3,050 percent).

Who Controls Advertising?
Summary:
Of the forty-six(46) senior executives of the major advertising corporations and trade associations, thirty-one(31) are Jews. This is a numerical representation of 67%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews are over-represented among the senior executives of the major advertising corporations and trade associations by a factor of 33.5 times(3,350 percent).

Who Controls the News? (Part 1)
Summary:
Of the sixty-seven(67) senior executives of the major television and radio news networks, forty-seven(47) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 70%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews and spouses of Jews are over-represented among the senior executives of the major television and radio news networks by a factor of 35 times(3,500 percent).

Who Controls the News? (Part 2)
Summary:
Of the sixty-five(65) senior executives of the major newspapers and news magazines, forty-two(42) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 65%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews and spouses of Jews are over-represented among the senior executives of the major newspapers and news magazines by a factor of 32.5 times(3,250 percent).

Giant Meteor's picture

I think the quote is pretty good, no matter who is sayin it. I like the Hunter Thompson quote even better. The fact is, there is an increasing awareness of many people, many with varied backgrounds, that fully comprehend the depth of our bankrupt and immoral power structures and its organized, systemic patterns off bullshit and corruption. I can appreciate common ground, wherever I may find it ...

peddling-fiction's picture

Any comments on the list, or is that taboo?

Read this about your gatekeeper. --> http://www.ascertainthetruth.com/att/index.php/911-a-false-flag-operatio...

Giant Meteor's picture

Chomsky no gatekeeper from where I sit .. and I have read his comments on 9-11. I merely stated his quote as pertaining to this essay, is accurate. Never said he, or for that matter anyone, has a pipeline to truth, let alone a "gatekeeper." Thanks for the link, I always enjoy additional reading material, especially as personal recommendation ;)

peddling-fiction's picture

Does a Giant Meteor bring fear to you, or do you try to bring fear to others?

There are no errant giant meteors like JPL wants us to believe.

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) xythras Jan 29, 2017 9:20 AM

Stop President Bannon trending on Twitter right now as small hands gets his morning bitching session out of the way

ZD1's picture

Your small hands need to quit posting snowflake bullshit on ZH.

Giant Meteor's picture

Well physics aside, Giant Meteor was actually my preferred candidate. I borrowed that little moniker as an expression of my giant disgust at the entire fucking shit show that passed as an election. I am a Trump voter, at the very last minute, despite a certain pledge that I made to myself, to boycott the entire fucking shit show. What motivated me to vote for the don, was A: I could not stand the thought of the media coronation of HRC, and B: I was fairly confident that the don was going to be a molotov cocktail IF, and I figured as many did, a big if, he were to win the thing. Yes, the don had a few good things to say, things that heretofore were not really said, at least not in "polite" political company. Plus the apparent fact that BOTH corrupt parties hated him, AND the fact he was an equal opportunity destroyer, albeit, sometimes a bit "over the top." So far I've not been disappointed.

Now back to your jewish question. Chomsky as controlled opposition is not new subject material to me. Frankly it has, I believe, considerable merit. The essay that you recommended was a fair read, however, as was pointed out in the very first comment on that particular site, where are the attributions? The author then chimed in as response, well they WERE there, but they disappeared the moment the essay was published. In terms of her argument, and the point you are attempting to elucidate, there are far better sources, many of which I have already read.

Beyond that, I have many opinions about many things. Some may even align with your own, some may not. By and large however, you will find that I do not suffer from any pack mentality nor inferiority complex. I do not "fear" at least not in the context that you have raised. I suppose I do suffer from "healthy fear" you know, the kind that keeps one from playing in traffic on a busy interstate, as example. Certainly do not fear alternative views, and God knows I do not fear internet chatter boards ..

So yes, we can stipulate the jews  own and control a lot of shit. We can also stipulate that the don appears to following along that bouncing ball as another fine political tradition ... I will be happy to come back at a future date, and eat my words ..

 

DeaconPews's picture

You'd think the "Don" was the giant meteor the way the libtards are reacting.

shovelhead's picture

He is. They are right.

He's going to destroy everything they hold sacred. I can't wait until he takes on the leftist factories at the Colleges and Universities.

NO SAFE SPACES. If you want to stay stupid, you'll have to fight for it.

MAGA Lol.

25miles's picture

There are no errant giant meteors?  So what, someone is aiming meteors at us?  Tighten up your tinfoil hat... you'll need it when those meteors start to fall.

peddling-fiction's picture

Meteors can and do fall, but not how JPL would lead us to believe.

Giant Meteor's picture

meh, glad I got you guy's thinking about meteors .. it's an important topic.

post turtle saver's picture

ok, I'll bite... how do they fall...

I don't want to see some hand-waving mumbo jumbo explanation, either... show me the math...

Escrava Isaura's picture

Math? Irrelevant.

Trump’s critical test………and it’s not Russia.

Paul Craig Roberts: the media has discredited itself as an honest critic on topics where Trump needs criticism, such as the environment and his tolerance of oppressive methods used by police. The presstitutes have ended all chance of improving Trump’s performance with reports and criticism.

Trump needs to understand that “the Muslim threat” is a hoax created by the neoconservatives and the military/security complex with the complicity of the presstitutes to serve the hegemony agenda and the budget and power of the CIA, Pentagon, and military industries.

 

Giant Meteor's picture

Focus God Dammit, it was a meteor question, NOT an Eeyore question ...

Heh, good afternoon btw .. and enjoy todays beatings ... 

heuvosYbacon's picture

Chomsky actually said that it was inconcievable to him that 9-11 was an inside job, because it would mean the army taking folks out and shooting them.

We could be getting  to that, directly, if things keep up the way they are going. If the neo cons contiunue to mobilize their ranks to discredit and ultimately try to impeach or assisinate Trump, we could very well see some shooting of seditious folk in the USA.

Giant Meteor's picture

A fair comment, and I certainly would not rule that out ...

HillaryOdor's picture

Chomsky also despises capitalism and gun rights and worships government, even though his entire reputation (nobody cares about his linguistics) was built on denouncing the actions of government.  What is the purpose of this if you hate freedom and think the government should control so much?  The psychosis of the left is built around creating fake rights, which are always government privileges because they hate real natural rights, and fighting for that sort of control system.  Our government is not an anomaly though.  It is the inevitable result of the concentration of that kind of power.  It cannot happen any other way, certainly not "on a long enough timeline."  People used to just call it the human condition, but the leftist delusion of these fantasies of government utopia just won't go away.  I respect speaking truth to power, and pointing out what our government really is, a gang of murderers, but people like Chomsky are complete idiots.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Chomsky can’t stand government because governments are tyrant institutions. The problem is that the people’s institutions, such as labor and education, have been hijacked by private-power, with the help of government that they own. Labor has been totally destroyed. Chomsky see government is a counterbalance force until the people can regains control of their own life.

As a liberal I think Chomsky is for an unpleasant surprise, because human progress is an utopia. A fairytale.

 

shovelhead's picture

The best thing about Chomsky is that when he says something retarded, all you have to do is wait 5 minutes and he'll contradict himself.

J S Bach's picture

Paul... As usual... you're half way there.  Who ARE the "Western Elite"?  You know who they are are, Paul.

Write it... print it... before you leave this earth.  You KNOW who (((they))) are.

peddling-fiction's picture

+100 "You KNOW who (((they))) are."

But he cannot write about them or his gig is up.

DuneCreature's picture

That applies to a lot of endeavors. ... Constantly talking in code is a pain in the ass but it beats not being able to communicate, work or find food and shelter. ... It sucks when everything is owned and controlled by delicate flowers with sensitive feelings who are also control freak lying thieving assholes.

Live Hard, What That Voltaire Dude Said About Those Who Are Really Running The Show, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

Ms No's picture

I find it absolutely amazing that we have a very established and clear enemy which cannot be named.  The most powerful empire the earth has ever known is an occupied nation.  Maybe all empires were.  These banking families have really put a hurt on humanity.

HowdyDoody's picture

He also says 'the Russian areas of Ukraine'.

There are Ukrainians who speak Russian as their everyday language (as opposed to the virtually-useless-in-the-real-world Ukrainian language). A subtle but important difference.

Many Ukrainians of both sides have relatives in Russia. Many Ukrainians from both sides work in Russia. Ukrainians and Russians should be brothers, if not for those deliberately stirring up ethnic differences.

crazzziecanuck's picture

Not all of Ukraine is "Russian" at all.

After WW2, the Poles and the Kremlin realized that there would be civil unrest if certain parts of that region remained inside of Poland, given what certain Nazi collaborators did.  So, chunks of it were cut out of Poland and given to the Ukraine strictly as a public security measure as they believed certain Poles would be seeking retribution.  Taking it out of Polish control was really the only surefire way to head off any potential of civic violence.

shovelhead's picture

Yeah, that sounds logical.

"Please Russia and the US...Destroy my borders and carve up the country anyway you want." We got wiped out when the Germans came through and wiped out again when the Russians came through. What the fuck difference does it make anymore?"

socalbeach's picture

The ADL calls PCR an "anti-Semitic columnist", he's spoken out against Israel on many occasions.  Also, as the following search indicates, he has also spoken about the pro-Israel lobby's control over the media on many occasions: https://www.google.com/#q=%22paul+craig+roberts%22+media+zionist

peddling-fiction's picture

Anti-semitic gatekeeper and shill would be more accurate.

socalbeach's picture

better search: https://www.google.com/#q=%22paul+craig+roberts%22+media+%22israel+lobby%22

Also, if Jewish "folks" control the legacy media, and the media is overwhelmingly against Trump, how come Israel and many powerful Jews, such as Sheldon Adelson, support Trump? Serious question, as I've had some trouble reconciling my past views with what's happened recently.

SmittyinLA's picture

Adelson will always support the winner, if Mullah Omar won Adelson would support him

HowdyDoody's picture

One group of Israel-Firsters supports one side. Another group supports the other side. That way, Israel-Firsters have influence and control whoever wins.

ThuleNord's picture

Look up what an ashkenazi Jew is and your riddle will be solved.

hxc's picture

My theory is that on one side you have the SJW frankfurt school marxist commies, and on the other side you have the neocon trotskyite crypto-commies.

J S Bach's picture

All of these euphemisms mean nothing.  We are at the point where only direct TRUTH is ammunition against our adversaries.  The "western media" means JEWS... pure and simple.  It is that historic cancerous clan which - to this day - infects the world with unnatural pressure against all that is normal, natural and wholesome.  Nothing scares them more than being called out directly... they are JEWS... not "zionists"... not "neo-conservatives".  You can't win a war if you can't even NAME your enemy.  It starts with that.

otschelnik's picture

Isn't it a paradox that given the control of the MSM as illustrated here, that the outlets themselves are so anti-Trump despite the fact that Trump is such a stauch supporter of Israel?  Compared to the approval given to Obama - who just abstained on UN resolution 2334 permitting the censuring Israel (for west bank settlements)?  Is there a valid explanation? 

No antisemitic responses please.  This is a real question.  

HowdyDoody's picture

Trump is not directly owned. That induces uncertainty. Maybe they prefer the certainty of a safe bought-and-paid-for leader?

HillaryOdor's picture

The people who think the Jews control everything are mentally ill and/or paid shills to destroy the reputation of sites like this one.  China is not run by Jews.  Bush and Cheney are not Jews.   Obama is not a Jew.  Trump is not a Jew.

It is the bankers that basically run everything and yes it is a profession dominated by Jews for historical reasons, but the problem is not "Jews."  That's simplistic idiocy for people who can't comprehend complex ideas.  Obviously not all Jews are the problem, and not all of the problem is Jewish.  It's the same as those idiots saying all white people are the problem, or all black people, or any group.  It's collectivist tribalism retardation.  The problem is PEOPLE, people of all colors and ethnicities who, as Huxley predicted, love their servitude.  The problem is everyone is just accepting this system of control.  I can't even blame the people imposing it anymore.  If people are dumb enough to go with it then they deserve what they get.

ThuleNord's picture

Stop trying to reinforce your faux feelings of guilt. Your moralistic ethos are nothing but a mirage pounded into you since day one. Takethe red pill and stop feeling guilty for accepting the truth. Spend an hour here and tell me there isn't a giant racial networking cabal used to control and subvert the west. You are a slave to their faux morality and you're too scared to THINK

http://thezog.info/list-summaries/

HillaryOdor's picture

I'm not scared to think you are a retard. 

Look Adolph.  If tomorrow you eliminated every Jew off the face of the planet, the world would not suddenly become a paradise.  We would still have all the same problems as gentiles flooded in to fill those positions of power and were just as corrupt.  People in general have a sickness and a will to dominate and it's been present all over the world all throughout history, yes even in places with no jews.  And those who don't want to dominate are too stupid to see the truth, as you clearly demonstrate, or too timid to want to be free.  Scott Adams mentions this alot.  Seeing truth was not necessary for the species to survive, so humanity never evolved that trait.  So now people get stuck in their little fantasies about how the world would be this grand utopia if they were in charge because they have all the answers.

We just need more progressive government.

We just need to get rid of the jews, blacks, whites, etc..

We just need to follow my interpretation of the Bible, Quran, etc..

We just need to worship science instead of religion.

We just need a global government.

We just need communism.

Etc. etc.

All bullshit.  The world sucks because people suck, all peoples, in all places, at all times, and it will never get any better, not until humanity has a great collective awakening and changes its primitive nature.

IntTheLight's picture

Got to disagree. They have inordinate power. I think Hollywood the most subversive. More so than Wall Street. TV is programming. Literally, they are programming and shaping our worldview.

Hollywoid creates characters that don't exist in real life. Every intelligent judge is black. Every IT worker black. There was a commercial with a black family lecturing white families on saving for their kids education.

PBS has a new show on black slaves. They speak the Kings English yet few blacks speak so well in real life. And of course, the black slave women are tiny pretty things unlike what I see daily.

shovelhead's picture

Rachet ho bitches don't play well for Hollywood.

IntTheLight's picture

Power and control. I doubt they care that much about Israel. They control America and Europe. As long as they can rob us blind, they are happy. And Israel was fine under Obama. His policies didn't hurt them as we still transfer billions annually to Israel as well as our technology.

shovelhead's picture

Fucks sake, If Isreal is so powerful as everyone claims, they would own the fucking entire planet including China by now instead of sitting on a shitty piece of sand.

Why do Jews have a disordinate amount of power?

Jewish Mothers. that's why. This guy in high school literally couldn't leave his house to do anything unless he got straight A's and was the top of his class in every subject. He left Harvard because BU had a better MED school. His brother went to Harvard Law.

These guys weren't geniuses by any stretch but they worked long and hard because they had no choice. A Jewish mother ruled their universe.They come in every political stripe imaginable but one thing they have in common is the immuteable force of a Jewish mother.                                                                                                                                

kellys_eye's picture

PCR's comments would be more believable if he didn't surreptitiously include the 'environment' on his agenda - presupposing Trump's stance against the GW scam is incorrect.

Has PCR be co-opted by the environmentalists?

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