May 17th, 2020
There exists an interesting and intentionally obscured relationship between the Mainstream Media, rogue intelligence agencies like the CIA/MOSSAD, and exclusive elitist think tanks like the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, The Club of Rome, The Bilderbergs, etc. A quote from the late David Rockefeller spells it out quite nicely:
As the current political information/disinformation war continues to heat up, it becomes more and more imperative for individuals to become able to exercise their own discernment. This goes for radical leftists as much as die hard Trump supporters. In the same fashion that many view the Federal Government, the mainstream media has become incompetent, conformist, and corrupt to the core. The purpose of the mass media is not to “tell it like it is” but rather to tell it how the CEO’s, board members, and shareholders want it to be told.
Relevance to Current Affairs
So what do they want us to think? Well obviously everyone is required to hate the president, and anyone who is trying to hold these out of control criminals in finance, politics and media, to account for their crimes. This will naturally include General Micheal Flynn, Attorney General William Barr, John Durham, John Huber and any other future names of individuals willing to go against the “old guard”.
On Flynn an Obama in particular, MSN put out its damage control slant piece. And like clockwork so has the rest of the interlocked corporate media. This isn’t some new thing, it has been going on in this country since it’s inception and globally since the dawn of written communication.
Narrative Control is a strategic necessity.
The CIA and the American mainstream media machine have worked hand in glove forever, (For at least one persons perspective you could check Carl Bernstein http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php though there are NUMEROUS others who approach this from less compromised positions) But I think Professor James Tracy put it best in a 2015 article of particular relevance in relation to the “fake news” campaign directed against the alternative and independent media.
“Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.
When seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.” This is exactly the reason why news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as the experiences of German journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War.
Consider the coverups of election fraud in 2000 and 2004, the events of September 11, 2001, the invasions Afghanistan and Iraq, the destabilization of Syria, and the creation of “ISIS.” These are among the most significant events in recent world history, and yet they are also those much of the American public is wholly ignorant of. In an era where information and communication technologies are ubiquitous, prompting many to harbor the illusion of being well-informed, one must ask why this condition persists.
Further, why do prominent US journalists routinely fail to question other deep events that shape America’s tragic history over the past half century, such as the political assassinations of the 1960s, or the central role played by the CIA major role in international drug trafficking?
Popular and academic commentators have suggested various reasons for the almost universal failure of mainstream journalism in these areas, including newsroom sociology, advertising pressure, monopoly ownership, news organizations’ heavy reliance on “official” sources, and journalists’ simple quest for career advancement. There is also, no doubt, the influence of professional public relations maneuvers. Yet such a broad conspiracy of silence suggests another province of deception examined far too infrequently—specifically the CIA and similar intelligence agencies’ continued involvement in the news media to mold thought and opinion in ways scarcely imagined by the lay public.”
He then goes on to list historical and contemporary facts– which are by no means exhaustive– to provide a glimpse of the power such entities possess to influence if not determine popular memory and what “respectable” institutions deemed to be the historical record. A heavily recommended read:
For more examples of how deep-state actors manipulate the law, gov and media in modern times, please read: