The Billionaire-Owned, Corporate Media Is As Worthless As Ever

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Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

I think the U.S. citizenry is being afflicted by a sort of mass insanity at the moment. There are no good outcomes if this continues. As a result, I feel compelled to provide a voice for those of us lost in the political wilderness. We must persevere and not be manipulated into the obvious and nefarious divide and conquer tactics being aggressively unleashed across the societal spectrum. If we lose our grounding and our fortitude, who will be left to speak for those of us who simply don’t fit into any of the currently ascendant political ideologies?


From the post: Lost in the Political Wilderness

Rather than focus its journalistic energy on chronicling the economic insecurity plaguing so many of our fellow Americans, the billionaire-owned corporate media appears entirely obsessed with chattering endlessly about Russia conspiracy theories and domestic coup plots. Instead of looking in the mirror and admitting how its countless errors and propaganda pushing led to multiple humanitarian disasters over the last couple of decades, the oligarch-owned mainstream media insist upon a narrative that Trump the individual is at the root of our problems, as opposed to an entrenched executive branch with excessive power. This is because the mainstream media isn’t actually concerned about our cancerous, systemic metastasizing statism, it merely doesn’t want Trump in charge of it. I, on the other hand, want to dismantle that unconstitutional state entirely and transfer power to the American people where it belongs — self-government. Does anyone actually think for a second the media would be this adversarial if Hillary won?

This weekend’s article by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times represents a sort of coming out party for the billionaire-owned, corporate media. More than anything else I’ve seen, it perfectly demonstrates how completely disconnected and worthless billionaire-owned media truly is. It’s the height of absurdity that these media organizations, owned by billionaires or giant corporate conglomerates, are playing the victim in all this when they’ve been the world’s primary abuser for the entire 21st century.

You can be a staunch defender of the free press and the 1st Amendment, and at the same time point out that the billionaire-owned media has failed us. This is my position, and Trump’s election hasn’t changed that. The handful of corporations and billionaires who control the mainstream press does not = “the press.” They (and the deep state) are currently trying to convince the public that they’re the only ones standing between you and fascism. This is complete stupidity, and if we fall for it, we will get what we deserve.

The billionaire-owned media is far more complicit in creating the imperial Presidency than Donald Trump, he merely figured out a way to get control of it. Now these same charlatans are pretending to put out a fire they themselves started, and want to be celebrated for being so courageous. This is eerily similar to the scam pulled off by the Federal Reserve during and after the financial crisis.

With that introduction out of the way, let’s take a look at a few excerpts from the mind-bogglingly explicit piece in this past weekend’s New York Times, titled brazenly enough, How Can We Get Rid of Trump?

Maybe things will settle down. But what is striking about Trump is not just the dysfunction of his administration but also the — vigorously denied — allegations that Trump’s team may have cooperated with Vladimir Putin to steal the election. What’s also different is the broad concern that Trump is both: A) unfit for office, and B) dangerously unstable. One pro-American leader in a foreign country called me up the other day and skipped the preliminaries, starting with: “What the [expletive] is wrong with your country?”


So let’s investigate: Is there any way out?


Trump still has significant political support, so the obstacles are gargantuan. But the cleanest and quickest way to remove a president involves Section 4 of the 25th Amendment and has never been attempted. It provides that the cabinet can, by a simple majority vote, strip the president of his powers and immediately hand power to the vice president. The catch is that the ousted president can object, and in that case Congress must approve the ouster by a two-thirds vote in each chamber, or the president regains office.

It’s never been attempted in the history of the country, but let’s promote it anyway!

The 25th Amendment route is to be used when a president is “unable” to carry out his duties. I asked Laurence Tribe, the Harvard professor of constitutional law, whether that could mean not just physical incapacity, but also mental instability. Or, say, the taint of having secretly colluded with Russia to steal an election?


Tribe said that he believed Section 4 could be used in such a situation.


“In the unlikely event that Pence and a majority of Trump’s bizarre cabinet were to grow the spine needed to do the right thing with the process set up by that provision, we would surely be in a situation where a very large majority of the public, including a very substantial percentage of Trump’s supporters, would back if not insist upon such a move,” Tribe said. “In that circumstance, I can’t imagine Trump and his lawyers succeeding in getting the federal courts to interfere.”

As a reminder, here’s an example of the intellectual and ethical wasteland known as Laurene Tribe’s mind as of late:

Now back to Kristof.

The better known route is impeachment. But for now it’s hard to imagine a majority of the House voting to impeach, and even less conceivable that two-thirds of the Senate would vote to convict so that Trump would be removed. Moreover, impeachment and trial in the Senate would drag on for months, paralyzing America and leaving Trump in office with his finger on the nuclear trigger.

In Kristof’s mind, a major downside to pursuing impeachment is that it won’t get rid of Trump fast enough. Is this really a paper the public can remotely trust to report on the country’s problems in a fair manner?

Now here’s where it starts to get simply comical. Kristoff writes:

Some people believe that the 2018 midterm elections will be so catastrophic for the G.O.P. that everyone will be ready to get rid of him. I’m skeptical. In the Senate, the map is disastrous for Democrats in 2018: The Republicans will be defending only eight Senate seats, while Democrats will in effect be defending 25.


So while Democrats can gnash their teeth, it’ll be up to Republicans to decide whether to force Trump out. And that won’t happen unless they see him as ruining their party as well as the nation.

Perhaps instead of “gnashing their teeth,” Democrats could come up with a coherent platform that doesn’t revolve around worshiping Wall Street.

Finally, here’s how Kristoff ends his pathetic plea for overthrowing Trump.

And what does it say about a presidency that, just one month into it, we’re already discussing whether it can be ended early?

No Nicholas, “we” aren’t already discussing it. You are. You and your media peers. Which brings me to the most infuriating aspect of what is happening in American discourse today. What is someone like me, who dislikes Trump, but dislikes the corporate media even more, supposed to do?

This is the uncomfortable position I find myself in today, and if I’m there, millions of others are there as well. Trump understands this, which is why he continues his unrelenting attacks on elements of the corporate press. Personally, my dislike of Trump would be far more acute if not for my total disdain for the billionaire-owned media. Journalists are supposed to be adversarial toward power generally, not pick and choose which powerful figures to challenge based on political ideology. The corporate media has clearly failed the country, thus Trump is being politically savvy by picking a fight with it. As I noted last week on Twitter:

Once again, the corporate media is proving its worthlessness by making everything about a man, as opposed to the systemic disaster that is the oligarch-controlled society we live in. The current President isn’t charismatic enough, and doesn’t espouse the right platitudes when he bombs Muslim women and children. That’s the media’s red line apparently. If it sounds like I’m against everything, there’s a reason. Our culture is deranged and corporate media deserves a lot of the blame.

Finally, here’s an article published by Forbes last year to get you up to speed on what we’re up against: These 15 Billionaires Own America’s News Media Companies.

Billionaires don’t buy media outlets to make money, they already have that. They buy them to manipulate public opinion.

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Umh's picture

The government has been controlling the mass media for decades. Operation Mockingbird never ended.

Manthong's picture

Since I pay ZERO attention to them (except to read about them from my real news feeds), I’ll take your word for it.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

 Is Laurence Tribe a Tribesman (tm) yeehaw!

UnclePhester's picture
UnclePhester (not verified) TahoeBilly2012 Feb 20, 2017 9:32 PM

whEW are these billionaires? tEW bad we don't have any real nEWs sites anymore, willing tEW take on corruption.

NidStyles's picture

They all have something in common, and it's not their nominally high net worth.


It just might be that they are all members of an extremely hateful group otherwise known as Jews.


Mass media makes you mentally retarded. 

Take a look at the pussy headed snowflake libtards.

I rest my case.  

Midas's picture

Kristof has an internal echo-chamber.

Memedada's picture

And all the Trumpards/Foxtards. Stupidity/dumbing down enough to go around!

RingPeace's picture

What are *your* real news feeds? Care to share?

SilverRoofer's picture

You see umh someone has to kill the Babysitter

Justin Case's picture

The government doesn't control them, they all work together. The Bilderberg Group meetings are where these pigs gather and set the agendas and narratives for the year. Conrad Black was dumped for some reason and they did him in.

Remember IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn who allegedly forced a New York City hotel housekeeper to perform oral sex and submit to anal sex? Ya think a man of his stature would attempt something like this? He was no moron in a position such as the IMF. Maybe a counter boy at McD's but not IMF material. He was set up b/c he probly wouldn't follow protocals or the narratives set out for him.

FreeNewEnergy's picture

Justin Case, right on the money. DSK and Elliot Spitzer were both set up by the Wall Street mafia. See the excellent documentary, "Inside Job" (on netflix or free on youtube) for an example: of all the crooks and criminals interviewed and mentioned in that film, only two, DSK and Spitzer were caught up in sex scandals.

We have a very, very, very, currupt media and government running/ruining things. We are at war.

East Indian's picture

You mean the shadow government.

GreatUncle's picture

IMHO it change when they dropped the gold standard and the Sorosites = liberla globalist elites with all the wealth started taking over everything using FIAT money.

Your government like mine does not shit unless a Sorosite says they can now.

Go on you write a letter, I expect the bullshit repsonse to a couple I have sent out ... totally ignoring the points raised.

Good one at the moment trying to get "paypal" deleted, I can't unless I upload photo ID to close the fucker.

All part of the globalist population ID database they ain't been telling you about.

Tiwin's picture

The Jews have been controlling the mass media for decades.
Fixed it for ya.

chunga's picture

His name was Laurence Tribe.

chunga's picture

It's not that I'm looking for it, it's just there!

nmewn's picture

Yeah well. But they're not all communists. The whole thing is worth a read, the good, the bad or the indifferent...

Winston Churchill wrote in 1920, “There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews. It is certainly a great one; it probably outweighs all others. With the notable exception of Lenin, the majority of the leading figures are Jews. Moreover, the principal inspiration and driving power comes from the Jewish leaders.”

Churchill by no means thought that all Jews were Bolsheviks. To the contrary, he contrasted the internationalist Jews behind world revolution with nationalist Jews, e.g., Zionists. “The struggle which is now beginning between the Zionist and the Bolshevik Jews is little less than a struggle for the soul of the Jewish people.”8

Churchill was but one of many writers of his time with similar views. As he notes in his article, he had read Nesta Webster, a once famous popular historian who studied conspiracy theories of revolution in, among other books, The French Revolution: A Study in Democracy; World Revolution; and Secret Societies and Subversive Movements. (Contrary to general belief, incidentally, she did not endorse the authenticity of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.) She was probably the foremost source for the view that communism was Jewish.

Backers of the theory, like Churchill, appealed to the fact that Jews occupied a high number of positions in the Bolshevik government. The Irish priest Father Denis Fahey published a pamphlet, The Rulers of Russia, containing long lists of Bolsheviks with Jewish-sounding names. In Germany, the Nazi writer Alfred Rosenberg sometimes read out such lists over the radio, leading to the joke that he thought that everybody named “Rosenberg” was Jewish except him. In recent years, the German writer Johannes Rogalla von Bieberstein has devoted a long book to the topic, Jewish Bolshevism: Myth and Reality [Der juedische Bolshewismus: Mythos und Realität].9

...every coin has two sides ;-)

NidStyles's picture

All Zionists are ommunist. The end goal of Zionism is world domination by Jews.


The end goal of Communism is the same exact thing.


The only difference is that in Communism, Jews take up the technocratic status, not the religious authority status like in Zionism.


Churchill was a traitor and a stooge. He advocated the murder of his innocent cousins to appease the Jewish Bankers and Communists.


The foremost example of the Communists being Jews was the simple fact that Marx was a Jew, and the son of a Rabbi.

lakecity55's picture

Marx, thinking out loud: Maybe I can take the Talmud and create a political theory that will allow us to take over the big commune led by us...that's it! I'll call it Communism!

nmewn's picture

Thats pretty much the way I look at it.

And I gotta say, brevity is the soul of wit...I went into some long, drawn out dissertation trying to explain my position and you encapsulated it all in a few

GreatUncle's picture

I buy into this ... there are bunch of fuckers who by "power of unleashed FIAT" control the world we live in and the population is waking up to the fact they now have less and less to live on and rapidly diminishing.

After that blame it on whatever bunch you want, in the end the real proof of who is at fault will be those with all the stolen wealth.

Even if you say you earned it in a criminal system that is no different to handling stolen goods even if you did not steal it.

chunga's picture

There you go, possession is 9/10 of the unlawful.

It is what it is - Bill Belichick

Ms No's picture

"There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews. It is certainly a great one; it probably outweighs all others. With the notable exception of Lenin, the majority of the leading figures are Jews. Moreover, the principal inspiration and driving power comes from the Jewish leaders.”

All Churchill was doing there was stating something that everybody already knew at the time.  It took a lot of propaganda and Marxist Bolsheviking to push that obvious situation back down the memory hole.  The international banking Jew also runs this country, the media, the supreme court... everything, at 2% population.  Churchill was simply stating what everybody observes to this day.  We are just not supposed to talk about it.  The truth is dangerous. 

If I remember right Churchill owed money to Rothschild.  Also he was doing them a favor by advocating for Israel.  Israel is essentially a Rothschild fiefdom. 

What Churchill was trying to sell in most of his literature about the Jewish issues of the time was that if the world supported the nationalist Zionist Jew it would save us all from the banking international Jew. 

This obviously failed miserably.

It's not all Jews it's mostly just a handful of families.  They have plenty of traitor agents of every race that are just as bad as they are.  They are evil as all hell...and here we are.

nmewn's picture

The context of the article is Jews and their participation in both free market capitalism vs authoritarian communism to me meaning, Jews as a whole are, indifferent/agnostic to either as you find them supporting/promoting both. It is how you can have a socialist like Obama being openly, aggressively, hostile to a Jew like Bibi.

I am not supporting international Jewish bankers as everyone knows my loathing of elitist, central planning, snob, manipulative, nutcases is. I am simply pointing out that all Jews are not international bankers, they also happen to be bakers, restaurant, dentists & gas station owners and these Jews are not bent on one world domination as far as I can Its like saying all blacks identify with Louis Farrakhan or Jessie Jackson or all Catholics support pedophile priests, its simply not true. 

Now, just because we wind up with Kagan, Ginsberg and Breyer on the Supreme Court ruling as they do against our Constitution & BoR's one can't conclude its a Jewish thing, as they look at it as a communist/socialist thing or they wouldn't give their opinions as they do and you should thank your lucky stars (or Jesus) that Obama's pick of Merrick Garland didn't get on it or we would find ourselves confronting four...communist/socialists...on the bench instead of just three.

But I'm sure someone will call me an anti-semite for pointing this out ;-)

Ms No's picture

I see what you are saying and I didn't see you as taking either extreme position.  I have just been reading this Churchill content lately myself, some in book form and some in article.  I don't believe that Churchill was dumb enough to think that creating Israel would strengthen the Nationalist Jew and weaken the International one, although he did say that in this same literature.  That was so ludicrous but he did make that position though.  He was owned and under pressure.  England owed big bucks to Rothschild and possibly Churchill himself.  They were already to big to oppose by then.  The logic was tortured, like he was under pressure.

"In violent opposition to all this sphere of Jewish effort rise the schemes of the International Jews. The adherents of this sinister confederacy are mostly men reared up among the unhappy populations of countries where Jews are persecuted on account of their race. Most, if not all, of them have forsaken the faith of their forefathers, and divorced from their minds all spiritual hopes of the next world. This movement among the Jews is not new. From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played, as a modern writer, Mrs. Webster, has so ably shown, a definitely recognizable part in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century; and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire."

.....This is an injustice on millions of helpless people, most of whom are themselves sufferers from the revolutionary regime. It becomes, therefore, specially important to foster and develop any strongly-marked Jewish movement which leads directly away from these fatal associations. And it is here that Zionism has such a deep significance for the whole world at the present time...Zionism offers the third sphere to the political conceptions of the Jewish race. In violent contrast to international communism, it presents to the Jew a national idea of a commanding character. it has fallen to the British Government, as the result of the conquest of Palestine, to have the opportunity and the responsibility of securing for the Jewish race all over the world a home and centre of national life. The statesmanship and historic sense of Mr. Balfour were prompt to seize this opportunity."

Edit: To clairify what he is essentially trying to sell here is that there are three catagories of Jewish movement; the international Jew (infiltration and banking), the terrorist Jew and the nationalist Zionist Jew.  He states that if we support the creation of Israel we could weaken the other two.  That once they had their own state they wouldn't have to take over other states with monstrous contrived movements like Communism.  That's my take anyway.  Churchill was not this stupid.  He was on the take or under duress.  Of course they wouldn't give up their other operations becuase they were given license to steal Israel, that just gave them proximity for the international Jew and terrorist Jew to control the ME and oil resources.

chunga's picture

Like a sacrificial token, or bribe offering in advance. lol

MEFOBILLS's picture

But I'm sure someone will call me an anti-semite for pointing this out ;-)


Zionist or Talmudic leaders can have their Jewish sheeple flock together by uttering a few shibboleths.  So, even the bakers and candlestick makers of Jewish diaspora are not completely innocent.  They flock and bite.

The innocent sheeple jews are used as both a shield and a weapon.  For example, Zion allowed/maneuvered many innocent Jews to be killed, while then trumpeting their deaths as offensive gambit.

Any Jewish person with their supposed vaunted intelligence, should leave the religion on moral and intellectual grounds.  That they don't, is another sign that regular working class jews require correction.

When the correction is given, to a man, they close ranks in a shield.

buzzsaw99's picture

this is wolf blitzer firing off mortar rounds from the hot hot hot korean dmz after a one year stint at the iraq green zone spent mostly in the burned out wreckage of the helicopter i was in when it got shot down back in march. INCOMING!!

nmewn's picture

Its fantastic isn't? I do believe they're coming unglued and melting down right before our eyes.

According to a just created website run by semi-anonmymous computer nerds and one idiot "professor" (J. Alex Halderman) of Michigan, the Russians have hacked the paper ballots in Michigan and Jill Stein is going all in to at eleven!!!

Holy shit moar popcorn!!!

IndyPat's picture

Here's Don Lemon providing proof of your statement.

Things will never be the same, thank God.

GreatUncle's picture

We are like popcorn, once expanded no way you getting it back in the packet.

I was gonna say a HRC used depend but that's too gross.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Thank you President Trump for making the MSM growing more and more irrelevent-er by the day.

They're shitting themselves because the Goebbels plan isn't working anymore. Sure there's still plenty of idiots that are more than willing to believe the big lie, but it isn't sticking.

booboo's picture

um...that wasn't Goebbels plan, he was refering to the Jews when he spoke of the Big Lie but thanks for contestant come on up

nightwish's picture

If anything it has been a monumental reveal of how biased and maligned the msm is in support of the left, who in turn serve J interests unwaveringly. In their desperation they've shown their true colors. An apparatus of rulership and propaganda has been set up oin the us that is WAY beyond the prowess of hitler and goebbels.


Tiwin's picture

Thanks for having me on the show.
I am ready to answer the puzzle.
Fuck the Zionists?

GreatUncle's picture

Every time the go that little bit to far on the propaganda it can be used to wake up those who have not taken the red pill.

They needed to keep their propaganda in the realm of reality and where IMHO they overstepped the mark.

First during BREXIT then during the presidential election it really became to obvious to what they were doing.

At the same time Messina, the guy who ran the propaganda show for Obama, now go look at the propaganda he used to get Obama the presidency, the exact same play.

It is all unravelling for them, their whole construct.


Mini-Me's picture

If there's one single act that could turn this country around, it would be for a critical mass of Americans to throw their fucking TVs into the dumpster and not look back.

When the corporate media loses its viewership, it loses control of the narrative.

Umh's picture

Unfortunately they have replaced TV with customized "news" that they want to hear. And they love the ability to "hide" other posters with different opinions.

buzzsaw99's picture

that won't work because they would put that shit in airports, restaurants, and on the sides of building. they will broadcast from a fucking billboard if they have to. it isn't news it is propaganda and YOU WILL be assimilated.

IndyPat's picture

Pitt really proved his chops with that one.
Holy shit, that was good stuff. ProtoTyler role.

conraddobler's picture

And if THAT doesn't work we still control the money always remember that you fucking plebes.

Your loving OVERLORDS.


RightLineBacker's picture

I did that a several years ago. My life vastly improved.

GreatUncle's picture

Did you find though no longer transfixed by the media you could observe what they have been doing.

Weakness for the system now it has to keep people tuned in and transfixed else the programming breaks.

You can piss them off too, just disconnect the power source then put it back in again, over and over.

Zorba's idea's picture

I would add that we must remain vigilant in protecting the Internet. The accesibility, integrity and the freedom of speech now globally distributed has democratized how news is disseminated for the people.  The USof A's biggest deficit has been its capacity to speak the Truth. The dynamic modern information tech resources that enabled Trump to speak above all of the old media's smokestacks and connect with people that were sick and tired of the same old same old two party two step is truly unprecedented. This has caused a 911 moment for corporate media and all the elites it serves. We should not assume that these motherfuckers will go away without a fight. They will do everything imaginable to protect their franchise.