Originally published: 2020-05-19 01:41:14
The Media And Fake News
I am a news junkie and have been for years.
As a political researcher, activist, and commentator, I regularly tune into at least 15 to 25 programs daily – ranging from mainstream (radio and TV) to those that are aimed at a specific political demographic.
Very recently, 2 independent polls have been undertaken – one in the USA (Pew Poll ) and the other in the UK (YouGov ) – both concluding that the majority of the general public do not trust the mainstream media.
Naturally this unsurprising statistical analysis was given very little, if any, news coverage on – you guessed it – the mainstream media channels, which suggests to me that these polls were bonafide.
When mainstream media identify polls
and give them air time,
it is undoubtedly because the polls
are supporting the ideology
of the presenting channel.
Conclusion – mainstream media are not to be trusted and they will mock their audience.
It would be interesting to research if the level of audience numbers declines after the coronavirus lock-down has ended as logically one would imagine the audience numbers have grown given so many of us have remained at home, during these bizarre times.
There is a saying ‘Many A True Word Is Said In Jest ‘ and perhaps you will relate to the comical anecdote –
A little girl was leaning into a lion’s cage.
Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, all under the eyes of her screaming parents.
A biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.
Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl, and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.
A CNN and BBC reporter, have watched the whole event.
Addressing the Harley rider they ask “Sir, this was the most gallant and bravest thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.”
The Harley rider replies, “Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.”
The reporters are in agreement “Well, we’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. We are CNN and BBC journalists, you know, and tomorrow’s news will run this story. So, what do you do for a living, and what political affiliation do you have?”
The biker replies “I’m a British Army veteran, a Conservative, and I voted for Brexit”.
The journalists leave.
The following morning the biker turns on both CNN and BBC News to see if it indeed brings news of his actions.
Headlines: RIGHT WING UK VETERAN ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT & STEALS HIS LUNCH.
And THAT pretty much sums up the BBC’s and CNN’s approach to the news these days.
Please be aware if you wipe your TV screens with anti virus swipes you will lose BBC, CNN , Sky, Channel 4, NBC , MSNBC etc., etc., etc.
CNN / NBC /ABC / MSNBC / BBC … and FOX
As I noted above regarding the lack of trust about mainstream media during the last 2 years, possibly 3, whenever I have tuned in to the channels above I have been bombarded with anti Trump output, except for Fox which stands alone for taking a very different approach.
The Russia probe, the Kavanagh issues, impeachment , General Flynn, etc.
Now , apart from Fox, there is silence.
Three years of anti-Trump orgasmic and apoplectic saturation output has, overnight, evaporated.
Why the current silence?
Have mainstream, other than Fox, been reporting lies over this period and are now too afraid to admit heir failings?
We know the reasons…
Just goes to exacerbate the validity of the Polls above and the propaganda spewed out by the majority of mainstream.
Now forgive me for continuing with my media rant, but there is something else that I – and I’m sure many of you – have picked up on during this pandemic
It is clear that 2 main players knew and did very little to put us all on notice about this virus.
The World Health Organisation and the Government of China could have (and should have) alerted us far sooner.
Their cover up, inertia, and silence resulted in many more deaths globally than need have occurred.
I’ve concluded that the Chinese desire for secrecy and propaganda was actually supported by the WHO, who are obviously subservient to China, and the consequences of their master to servant relationship has been a global catastrophe.
It would, therefore, be logical that
global media and investigative reporters
would be continuously badgering
Chinese and WHO officials.
From my research and analysis,
there has been a TOTAL LACK
of any such reporting.
Here in the UK, apart from one soft interview where a professionally lightweight BBC interviewer, reading carefully prepared, sycophantic questions to the Chinese Ambassador – and a similar interview with a minor WHO official – the 2 players mainly responsible for this outbreak have not been sufficiently interrogated.
The Israel / Palestinian Issue
This subject always creates apoplexy within the fascist left political elite.
If you are a supporter of the only liberal, multiracial democracy in the Middle East, you are tarred with the abuse of being a supporter of Palestinian genocide, racism, apartheid , child murder and illegal occupation.
Mainstream media has for decades promoted the only Jewish State in the world as being an abuser of Palestinians who have supposedly inhabited the tiny piece of geography the Jews claim is their rightful homeland since time immemorial.
Moreover, the narrative is exacerbated by mainstream media describing that the Jews ethnically cleansed the Palestinians in 1948, committed a genocide against them, illegally occupied their indigenous habitat and are now annexing even more Palestinian territory.
I have challenged this narrative, these lies for years and very recently, have been making some headway politically as the love and support for the Palestinians has begun to decrease globally.
The love affair the world had for the Palestinians began to wane when the Palestinians tied their begging bowl to to the mad Mullahs of Iran.
The fact that Iranian backed Shia militias slaughtered thousands of Palestinians after the fall of Saddam and are currently engaged in backing Syria where another four thousand Palestinians have been killed, does not seem to bother the Palestinian leaders nor their supporters.
Naturally the global media have NEVER reported on these events.
Hamas, as you know, are the Palestinian Islamist group elected by the Gaza population to run Gaza (link).
Their Covenant reads like the Nazi manifesto of the 1930’s calling not only for the extermination of Jews but also for the subservience to Islam of all other races and religions.
In Article 14 it even demands the extermination of those organisations such as Charities which today do so much voluntary work in assisting the physically and mentally disabled , children suffering from cancer, the aged an infirm, war veterans, as well as the homeless and needy.
I kid you not.
The Palestinian Charter of 1968 demands Jew ethnic cleansing by Jihad – that is, Jew slaughter.
Now how can any morally decent individual support Arab Nazis and convince the world that the Jews are in fact the criminals?
Well mainstream media has achieved that in the last 5 decades.
When have you ever seen or heard a mainstream news presenter challenge a Palestinian or one of their supporters about their Nazi manifestos?
I have linked the 1988 Hamas Charter here…
Decades of reporting on the victim-hood of the Palestinians and their supposedly being ethnically cleansed from their indigenous habitat has obliterated the actual history which is quite the reverse.
It was in fact the Jewish populations in Arab countries who were ethnically cleansed as the statistics below verify.
The media always promote Palestinian propaganda which they term the Nahkba
However, more than 20% of Israel’s population is Arab but look at the Jewish populations in Arab countries.
Once thriving communities have now been wiped from the map.
The Jewish population of:
Collectively, a million Jews used to live in these places.
Talk to me about ethnic cleansing again..
Explain why mainstream media NEVER ask Palestinians or their supporters about these facts.
Why, therefore, is Israel – a multiracial society with 2 million Arabs – described as an Apartheid State when clearly those countries above are the historical perpetrators of ethnic cleansing.
And when have you EVER heard or seen
a mainstream news commentator
describe these facts above?
I have written many articles on the Palestinian myth (there is a listing of my posts with Decisive Liberty below)…
Again, humour is sometimes the best way to prove a point although it is difficult to verify a negative – but we will try.
I devised this very simple quiz which makes Palestinians and their supporters apoplectic because they don’t – or cannot – answer.
It simply exposes that the Palestinians were never a people nor inhabited the geographical area they claim they inhabited from time immemorial.
Let’s see if you fair any better…
If the so called ‘Palestinians‘ have been around for centuries as they claim, can they – or any of those who support them – answer the following questions…
1) Between the period 3000 BC and 1964 AD what war or battle was fought by indigenous Palestinians against any foreign or domestic invaders?
2) What was the name of ANY indigenous Palestinian leader during this period or the name of the indigenous Palestinian leader who lead them into battle?
3) Can you name – or research for – any building constructed by indigenous Palestinians during this period?
4) What was the mother tongue of the indigenous Palestinians?
5) What did they call themselves in their mother tongue?
6) When did the indigenous Palestinians start calling themselves Palestinians?
7) What was the currency of the indigenous Palestinians?
8) Apart from Arafat, who was Egyptian, name any other indigenous Palestinian who was the leader of the indigenous Palestinians prior to Arafat – the pre-war Nazi supporting Grand Mufti of Jerusalem doesn’t count as he and his family originated from everywhere (Saudi, Syria, Jordan) other than Palestine. We want an historical indigenous Palestinian leader – perhaps link it to question 1?
Surely, common sense alone would verify that there is and NEVER has been the existence of a Palestinian race, people, nation, religion, or culture.
And yet as the vast, vast majority of those who have been subjected to decades of Fake News would rightly conclude the Palestinians must surely have been the exact opposite of what I have claimed.
In other words…
The mainstream media has turned falsehoods into fact and
have achieved that objective as
most people do believe that the Palestinians were a people.
Antisemitism has thrived and has been facilitated
as a direct result of the FAKE NEWS
being continuously promoted by mainstream media.
When have you ever seen or heard a mainstream news commentator or journalist simply ask any of the above questions that I have alluded to and receive an acceptable answer?
The answer to that question is NEVER.
Another falsehood that mainstream media use when commentating on the Israel / Palestine issue is the use of the term ‘illegal occupation’ or ‘annexation’ of Palestinian territory by the ‘Apartheid’ State of Israel.
Again we can easily debunk the Fake News – the legal situation is not even complex, but too unpalatable for mainstream media to stomach.
I will explain quite clearly the legal status…
The borders of the Jewish State of Israel (called Palestine under British Mandate 1917-1948) are legally defined in the Mandate for Palestine 1922 which itself was established and governed by Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations and contains the San Remo Treaty and the Balfour Declaration.
A separate Treaty, called the Franco British Boundary Convention of December 1920, gives additional legality, if any were needed to further endorse the legally delineated borders.
These borders included the total geographical areas of what is now called the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza.
All 51 member states of the League of Nations voted for this.
As an aside, Jewish immigration back to the Jewish homeland was to be encouraged under the terms of the Mandate.
The USA, not at the time being a member of the League of Nations, codified all this into U.S. Law in 1924 in the Anglo American Agreement.
When the United Nations took over the role of the League of Nations, Article 80 retained, codified, and enshrined into International Law the legalities previously originated by the League of Nations.
Moreover, the legally binding International principles of Acquired Rights [PDF], Estoppel, and Uti Possidetis Juris absolutely and legally determines that those defined and created borders can NEVER be legally changed.
Acquired Rights simply means the nation receiving the positive majority vote – in this case Israel – can never have those rights taken away or changed and Estoppel simply means those nations voting can NEVER legally reverse their vote.
Uti Possiditis Juris is another legally binding principle which further supports Israel’s claims to what the media term occupied territory.
At the end of a conflict, unless otherwise provided by a binding treaty, the land and property remains with the country in possession.
Thus the Mandate for Palestine – which includes the San Remo Treaty – guarantees Israel’s rightful claims to the territory the media describe as occupied.
Furthermore, the term annexation currently being used by fake news channels is simply the legal reclamation of territory.
Now, when have you EVER heard or seen news, commentators, or journalists when discussing this subject matter explain what I have simply explained just above?
Islamist Atrocities And The Mainstream Media
For the last 3 years, I have highlighted numerous atrocities committed by Islamists on indigenous black Africans in various locations, mainly in the Sahel region of Africa.
This region would include such countries as Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger and Burundi.
Additionally, I report on barbarities committed by the same religious sect against indigenous black Africans in Sudan, Ethiopia , Eritrea, Somalia Nigeria , the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic.
The atrocities occur regularly and NEVER command the attention warranted by such outrages within mainstream media.
The most recent barbarity carried out by Islamists was so outrageous and nauseating that I was certain global media coverage would follow.
Women and their new born babies were the specific targets of an attack in a hospital in Afghanistan.
Mainstream media reports of which I attach one, was muted and hardly exposed.
No outrage, no protests, no saturation coverage.
Just inertia and acceptance, as if this is what is to be expected from Islam.
Now, let’s take a step back and remember the global outrage by mainstream media when a lone wolf, apparently connected to right wing ideological groups, shot up a Mosque in New Zealand killing some 50 worshipers.
Days of media reporting, hours of interviews, explanation and analysis into the behavioural aspects of right wing fanatics prompted by Trump.
The mainstream media overdosed on this tragedy.
But – only silent acceptance in an equally outrageous attack not only this recent one in Afghanistan but on scores of others.
No equal microscopic analysis into Islam.
Why does the mainstream media NEVER report on Islamist barbarities with equal enthusiasm as it does when the perpetrators are white racists.
Where is the global outrage and reporting about this barbaric act that has so recently occurred in Afghanistan.
Mothers and babies butchered in a hospital.
Would mainstream media had given this act of barbarity the exposure it so fully deserves had those committing the act had been of any other religious ideologues than those of the Muslim faith?
There are other examples, too numerous to mention where Fake News, lack of reporting of the truth, selectively giving profile to issues that suit the narrative of the promoting News Channel and ideological propaganda form mainstream media output.
We the viewing public can and should challenge the garbage thrown out at us daily.
Alas, we are the silent majority.
Maybe Decisive Liberty and similar organisations will one day be popular enough to challenge the mob.
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