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Nobody does it better than America   

MH17 coverup  



The Fake Arab Spring

Time for a Truth War  

Massacre of Taliban POWs  

Myths for Iraq war 

Are sanctions justified?


Saddam Hussein 

Gassing of Kurds 

Who set light to the oil wells?  

Kosovo deception 

Elite sets stage for WW3  

Pre-emptive action

Why Hiroshima was bombed  



Fake terror 

Thank a vet?

Al-Qaeda - fictional terror group 

Defaming Islam 

Fake terror - the road to dictatorship 

Fabricating an enemy  

Inside Indonesia's war on terror 

War on terror a hoax   

911 - White collar terrorism 

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Osama bin Laden  

War Propaganda 

WMD found in Iraq 

Bali bombing - JI   

School of Americas 


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Pearl Harbor

Operation Paperclip

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Secret Team: CIA & Allies in Control of US & World   

CIA & agencies

Operation Mongoose

Operation Cyclone

Bay of Pigs

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Operation Northwoods






Corporations - pathological pursuit of power  

The science of exploitation

Economic Hitman



US government is a corporation 

Australia government is a corporation 




Water agenda  

Sandy Hook massacre hoax 

Boston Bombing 

Operation Mockingbird  

50 false news stories     




US History  

Guggenheim Foundation  

US is a corporation  

American Union  



Australian government  - legally invalid 

Constitution defunct 

What next? The issues  

United People Power  

  The Lima Declaration  

PM's powers 

Government tyranny 

"National security" 

Trial by jury 

One Nation 

Harold Holt's murder [external link] 

Port Arthur massacre  

  Port Arthur (v2) 

  Why not gun control? 


  Manchurian candidate

  Dr Peters / Dr Mullins 

Save Australia Alliance - Tony Pitt 


Foreign debt 

Bracket creep 

Stamp duty on houses  

Fascism in Australia (CEC)  

Illegal taxation  

The Hilton bombing - a case of political terrorism? 

Jean-Paul Turcaud / Telfer 

Andrew Wilkie  

Principality of Camside 

Principality of Rangeview  

Fortress Australia 







Free energy  

Scientific dictatorship  

Scalar energy  

What is scalar electromagnetics? 

12 things about about scalar weapons  

Brave new world of scalar electromagnetics 

Universal Seduction extracts 
Pine Gap 

Hurricane Andrew  

Forbidden Archaeology   

Geo science 

Origins of oil 
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True geology 




Goals of the Illuminati 

Pike's plan for 3 world wars 


Rewriting history 

The grand deception - Manipulating US into war - CFR  

World peace, 1814-1914   

Global Strategic Project 

Letter to 'Sheople' from NWO 

The Secret Covenant 

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Collectivism vs individualism 

Communism & the Illuminati 

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Why not world government? 

Purpose behind UN 

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UN 50 years on  

IMF - created by UN 

EU exposed 

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Chronology of ruling class conspiracy 


New world order 

NWO - fact or fantasy? 

Deskilling trades 

Role of secret societies 

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Environmental scam - Greenpeace, ozone hole 

Shadow government

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Economic sanctions - Operation Population Control  

Concentration centres in US 

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Hurricane Andrew 1992   


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Our patriarchal society   

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How to collapse an economy 


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The Bible exposed  

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US Govt's agenda  

The most evil people in the world 

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Everything CNN broadcasts is staged, faked, scripted or twisted

Almost everything CNN broadcasts is faked. It's all theater, and the network uses both "crisis actors" and scripted fake location shots to create news theater. 



“There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.

“There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.

“If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.

“The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread.

“You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press.

“We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men.

“We are intellectual prostitutes.”

— John Swinton
New York Times editor
in a speech before the New York Press Club
1953 [more great press quotes from web archive]



Pleiadian Wisdoms on "Neutralizing Negativity"
By  Barbara Marciniak
"For many decades a very controlled and corrupt media has been directing the attention of the masses by uniformly reporting on a state of managed chaos, which is scripted and staged to produce mental confusion and fatigue. The relentless reporting and rehashing of catastrophic and traumatic events, with images of despair and destruction repeatedly planted into the minds of the viewers, creates supreme states of anxiety and are, in reality, a form of psychological warfare. Authorities play with truths, half-truths, deceptions, and lies to render you hopeless, feeling it is pointless to do anything - this now passes as "the" news, and it can rule your life."

When millions of people focus their attention upon listening to the same words, seeing the same pictures, and hearing the same descriptions, tremendous energy is generated and a massive thought-form is created. Thoughtforms are vibrational blueprints that hold instructions for manifesting reality. The media captures your attention and then programs your imagination, essentially canceling out your unique creative drive to manifest your own reality as well as your desire to know yourself. You have been conditioned to believe that all you need to know can be found in the wonderful world of electronic boxes, and the information and the entertainment they hold.


Council of Foreign Relations - Serving Illuminati functions
But the CFR's first and foremost job was to get complete-control of our mass-communications media. The control of the press was assigned to Rockefeller. 
Thus; Henry Luce, who recently died, was financed to set up a number of national magazines, among them "Life," "Time," "Fortune," and others, which publish "U.S.S.R." in America. 
The Rockefellers also directly or indirectly financed the Coles Brothers' "Look magazine" and a chain of newspapers. 
They also financed a man named Sam Newhouse to buy up and build a chain of newspapers all over the country. 
And the late Eugene Myer, one of the founders of CFR, bought the "Washington Post," "Newsweek," the "Weekly magazine", and other publications. 
At the same time; the CFR began to develop and nurture a new-breed of scurrilous columnists and editorials-writers such as Walter Lippman, Drew Pearson, the Alsops, Herbert Matthews, Erwin Canham, and others of that ilk who called themselves "Liberals" who proclaimed that "Americanism" is "isolationism;" that "isolationism" is "war-mongerism;" that "anti-communism;" is "anti-semiticism" and "racism." 

All that took time of course; but today our "weeklies," published by patriotic organizations, is completely controlled by CFR stooges and thus they finally succeeded in breaking us up into a nation of quarreling, wrangling, squabbling, hating factions. Now if you still wonder about this slanted news and outright lies you read in your newspaper; you now have the answer. 

Read the stories that TV news networks forget to report
No Distractions - No Deception - No Diversions - No Delusions 

NEWS: Salman Rushdie: his life is still threatened by Muslim fanatics...
Best-selling author Michael Lerner gets death threats from Zionist Jews ...

NEWS: This just in: Yet another writer threatened for writing blasphemous book against Islam ...
Princeton professor gets police protection after criticising Ariel Sharon on BBC

NEWS: Slobodan Milosevic dragged to Hague Court for war crimes
Sharon sued in Brussels Court for war crimes

NEWS: Next: Freedom of the press severely curtailed in Iran ...

Nobody does it better than America

Who owns the media?
In 1985, there were 50 companies who owned media outlets. The graph on this site shows that between then and now, the number has dwindled to only six, and if the planned deregulation goes through it'll decline even further. Includes the major media reform advocacy groups.

The Fed connection
The privately owned Fed started buying up the media in the 1930s and now owns or influences nearly all of it.

Reality and Spin in the Media 

Media monopoly
US falls to 17th on worldwide index of press freedom

The fake persuaders
Corporations are inventing people to rubbish their opponents on the internet

Project Censored
Great information on what 'those in power' don’t want us to see.
Project Censored selects the top news stories each year that are suppressed by the mass media. Developed and run by professors at a state university, this website will help you to get caught up on all the important news you should have been told about. 

Manipulating the American Psyche
Read the stories that TV news networks forget to report!

Weapons of Mass Deception
Information Warfare: Pro-US Information Must Prevail
A criminal syndicate took over the U.S. government when president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The 'military industrial complex', president Eisenhower warned the world of in 1961, killed Kennedy in 1963 and is now using fear, lies and information warfare as well as state terrorism in the form of low intensity warfare to acquire the world's resources.


Mass-Media Deception

America’s War-Criminal MO 

Revealing Quotes 3: Mass-Media Deception 

Neighborhood Bully: American Militarism 
interview with Ramsey Clark 

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World 

Corporations Have a Chokehold on the US Media 

Professional Liars: The Crooked Job of Corporate Journalism 

Mass-Media Brainwashing in America 

Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media 

The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media: Decoding Spin and Lies in Mainstream News 

The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda 

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media 

War, Lies and Videotape: How Media Monopoly Stifles Truth 

Censored 2000: The Year’s Top 25 Censored Stories 

The Hidden Persuaders: What Makes Us Buy, Believe - and Even Vote - the Way We Do? 

Toxic Sludge is Good for You!: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry


Operation Mockingbird:
The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA

"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. "Katherine The Great," by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)

As terrible as it is to live in a nation where the press is known to be controlled by the government, at least one has the advantage of knowing the bias is present, and to adjust for it. In the United States of America, we are taught from birth that our press is free from such government meddling.

This is an insidious lie about the very nature of the news institution in this country. One that allows the government to lie to us while denying the very fact of the lie itself.

Tales from the Crypt  
The depraved spies and moguls of the CIA's 'Operation Mockingbird'
by Alex Constantine

Who Controls the Media? Soulless corporations do, of course. Corporations with grinning, double-breasted executives, interlocking directorates, labor squabbles and flying capital. Dow. General Electric. Coca-Cola. Disney. Newspapers should have mastheads that mirror the world: The Westinghouse Evening Scimitar, The Atlantic-Richfield Intelligentser. 

It is beginning to dawn on a growing number of armchair ombudsmen that the public print reports news from a parallel universe - one that has never heard of politically-motivated assassinations, CIA-Mafia banking thefts, mind control, death squads or even federal agencies with secret budgets fattened by cocaine sales - a place overrun by lone gunmen, where the CIA and Mafia are usually on their best behavior. 

In this idyllic land, the most serious infraction an official can commit is the employment of a domestic servant with (shudder) no residency status. 

This unlikely land of enchantment is the creation of Mockingbird.

It was conceived in the late 1940s, the most frigid period of the cold war, when the CIA began a systematic infiltration of the corporate media, a process that often included direct takeover of major news outlets.

In this period, the American intelligence services competed with communist activists abroad to influence European labor unions. With or without the cooperation of local governments, Frank Wisner, an undercover State Department official assigned to the Foreign Service, rounded up students abroad to enter the cold war underground of covert operations on behalf of his Office of Policy Coordination.  Philip Graham, a graduate of the Army Intelligence School in Harrisburg, PA, then publisher of the Washington Post, was taken under Wisner's wing to direct the program code-named Operation Mockingbird.

"By the early 1950s," writes former Village Voice reporter Deborah Davis in Katharine the Great, "Wisner 'owned' respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles, plus stringers, four to six hundred in all, according to a former CIA analyst."  The network was overseen by Allen Dulles, a templar for German and American corporations who wanted their points of view represented in the public print. Early Mockingbird influenced 25 newspapers and wire agencies  consenting to act as organs of CIA propaganda.  Many of these were already run by men with reactionary views, among them William Paley (CBS), C.D. Jackson (Fortune), Henry Luce (Time) and Arthur Hays Sulzberger (N.Y. Times).

Activists curious about the workings of Mockingbird have since been appalled to find in FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) documents that agents boasting in CIA office memos of their pride in having placed "important assets" inside every major news publication in the country. It was not until 1982 that the Agency openly admitted that reporters on the CIA payroll have acted as case officers to agents in the field.

WWIII has begun

"World War III has begun," Henry's Luce's Life declared in March, 1947. "It is in the opening skirmish stage already." The issue featured an excerpt of a book by James Burnham, who called for the creation of an "American Empire," "world-dominating in political power, set up at least in part through coercion (probably including war, but certainly the threat of war) and in which one group of people ... would hold more than its equal share of power."

George Seldes, the famed anti-fascist media critic, drew down on Luce in 1947, explaining that "although avoiding typical Hitlerian phrases, the same doctrine of a superior people taking over the world and ruling it, began to appear in the press, whereas the organs of Wall Street were much more honest in favoring a doctrine inevitably leading to war if it brought greater commercial markets under the American flag."

On the domestic front, an abiding relationship was struck between the CIA and William Paley, a wartime colonel and the founder of CBS.  A firm  believer in "all forms of propaganda" to foster loyalty to the Pentagon, Paley hired CIA agents to work undercover at the behest of his close friend, the busy grey eminence of the nation's media, Allen Dulles. Paley's designated go-between in his dealings with the CIA was Sig Mickelson, president of CBS News from 1954 to 1961.

The CIA's assimilation of old guard fascists was overseen by the Operations Coordination Board, directed by C.D. Jackson, formerly an executive of Time magazine and Eisenhower's Special Assistant for Cold War Strategy. In 1954 he was succeeded by Nelson Rockefeller, who quit a year later, disgusted at the administration's political infighting. Vice President Nixon succeeded
Rockefeller as the key cold war strategist.

"Nixon," writes John Loftus, a former attorney for the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations, took "a small boy's delight in the arcane tools of the intelligence craft - the hidden microphones, the 'black' propaganda." Nixon especially enjoyed his visit to a Virginia training camp
to observe Nazis in the "special forces" drilling at covert operations.

Hubert von Blucher

One of the fugitives recruited by the American intelligence underground was heroin smuggler Hubert von Blücher, the son of a German ambassador. Hubert often bragged that that he was trained by the Abwehr, the German military intelligence division, while still a civilian in his twenties. He served in
a recon unit of the German Army until forced out for medical reasons in 1944, according to his wartime records. He worked briefly as an assistant director for Berlin-Film on a movie entitled One Day ..., and finished out the war flying with the Luftwaffe, but not to engage the enemy - his
mission was the smuggling of Nazi loot out of the country. His exploits were, in part, the subject of Sayer and Botting's Nazi Gold, an account of the knockover of the Reichsbank at the end of the war.

In 1948 he flew the coop to Argentina. Posing as a photographer named Huberto von Bleucher Corell, he immediately paid court to Eva Peron, presenting her with an invaluable Gobelin tapestry (a selection from the wealth of artifacts confiscated by the SS from Europe's Jews?). Hubert then
met with Martin Bormann at the Hotel Plaza to deliver German marks worth $80 million. The loot financed the birth of the National Socialist Party in Argentina, among other forms of Nazi revival.

In 1951, Hubert migrated northward and took a job at the Color Corporation of America in Hollywood. He eked out a living writing scripts for the booming movie industry. His voice can be heard on a film set in the Amazon, produced by Walt Disney.

Nine years later he returned to Buenos Aires, then Düsseldorf, West Germany, and established a firm that developed not movie scripts, but anti-chemical warfare agents for the government. At the Industrie Club in Düsseldorf in 1982, von Blücher boasted to journalists, "I am chief shareholder of Pan American Airways. I am the best friend of Howard Hughes. The Beach Hotel in Las Vegas is 45 percent financed by me. I am thus the biggest financier ever to appear in the Arabian Nights tales dreamed up by these people over their second bottle of brandy."

Moses and Walter Annenberg

Not really. Two of the biggest financiers to stumble from the drunken dreams of world-moving affluence were, in their time, Moses Annenberg, publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, and his son Walter, the CIA/mob-anchored publisher of the TV Guide. Like most American high-rollers, Annenberg lived a double life. Moses, his father, was a scion of the Capone mob. Both Moses and Walter were indicted in 1939 for tax evasions totalling many millions of dollars - the biggest case in the history of the Justice Department. Moses pled guilty and agreed to pay the government $8 million and settle $9 million in assorted tax claims, penalties and interest debts.  Moses received a three-year sentence. He died in Lewisburg Penitentiary.

Walter Annenbeg, the TV Guide magnate, was a lofty Republican. On the campaign trail in April, 1988, George Bush flew into Los Angeles to woo Reagan's kitchen cabinet. "This is the topping on the cake," Bush's regional campaign director told the Los Angeles Times. The Bush team met at
Annenberg's plush Rancho Mirage estate at Sunnylands, California. It was at the Annenberg mansion that Nixon's cabinet was chosen, and the state's social and contributor registers built over a quarter-century of state political dominance by Ronald Reagan, whose acting career was launched by Operation Mockingbird.

Operation Octopus

The commercialization of television, coinciding with Reagan's recruitment by the Crusade for Freedom, a CIA front, presented the intelligence world with unprecedented potential for sowing propaganda and even prying in the age of Big Brother. George Orwell glimpsed the possibilities when he installed omniscient video surveillance technology in 1948, a novel rechristened 1984 for the first edition published in the U.S. by Harcourt, Brace. Operation Octopus, according to federal files, was in full swing by 1948, a surveillance program that turned any television set with tubes into
a broadcast transmitter. Agents of Octopus could pick up audio and visual images with the equipment as far as 25 miles away.

Hale Boggs was investigating Operation Octopus at the time of his disappearance in the midst of the Watergate probe.

Mob control of studios

In 1952, at MCA, Actors' Guild president Ronald Reagan - a screen idol recruited by Mockingbird's Crusade for Freedom to raise funds for the resettlement of Nazis in the U.S., according to Loftus - signed a secret waiver of the conflict-of-interest rule with the mob-controlled studio, in effect granting it a labor monopoly on early television programming. In exchange, MCA made Reagan a part owner.  Furthermore, historian C. Vann Woodward, writing in the New York Times, in 1987, reported that Reagan had "fed the names of suspect people in his organization to the FBI secretly and regularly enough to be assigned 'an informer's code number, T-10.'  His FBI file indicates intense collaboration with producers to 'purge' the industry of subversives."

No one ever turned a suspicious eye on Walter Cronkite, a former intelligence officer and in the immediate postwar period UPI's Moscow correspondent. Cronkite was lured to CBS by Operation Mockingbird's Phil Graham, according to Deborah Davis.

Another television conglomerate, Cap Cities, rose like a horror-film simian from CIA and Mafia heroin operations. Among other organized-crime Republicans, Thomas Dewey and his neighbor Lowell Thomas threw in to launch the infamous Resorts International, the corporate front for Lansky's branch of the federally-sponsored mob family and the corporate precursor to Cap Cities. Another of the investors was James Crosby, a Cap Cities executive who donated $100,000 to Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. This was the year that Resorts bought into Atlantic City casino interests. Police in New Jersey attempted, with no success, to spike the issuance of a gambling license to the company, citing Mafia ties.

In 1954, this same circle of investors, all Catholics, founded the broadcasting company notorious for overt propagandizing and general spookiness. The company's chief counsel was OSS veteran William Casey, who clung to his shares by concealing them in a blind trust even after he was
appointed CIA director by Ronald Reagan in 1981.

"Black radio" was the phrase CIA critic David Wise coined in The Invisible Government to describe the agency's intertwining interests in the emergence of the transistor radio with the entrepreneurs who took to the airwaves. "Daily, East and West beam hundreds of propaganda broadcasts at each other in an unrelenting babble of competition for the minds of their listeners. The low-price transistor has given the hidden war a new importance," enthused one foreign correspondent.

A Hydra of private foundations sprang up to finance the propaganda push. One of them, Operations and Policy Research, Inc. (OPR), received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the CIA through private foundations and trusts. OPR research was the basis of a television series that aired in New York and Washington, D.C. in 1964, Of People and Politics, a "study" of the American political system in 21 weekly installments. 

In Hollywood, the visual cortex of The Beast, the same CIA/Mafia combination that formed Cap Cities sank its claws into the film studios and labor unions. Johnny Rosselli was pulled out of the Army during the war by a criminal investigation of Chicago mobsters in the film industry. Rosselli, a CIA asset probably assassinated by the CIA, played sidekick to Harry Cohn, the Columbia Pictures mogul who visited Italy's Benito Mussolini in 1933, and upon his return to Hollywood remodeled his office after the dictator's. The only honest job Rosselli ever had was assistant purchasing agent (and a secret investor) at Eagle Lion productions, run by Bryan Foy, a former producer for 20th Century Fox.  Rosselli, Capone's representative on the West Coast, passed a small fortune in mafia
investments to Cohn. Bugsy Seigel pooled gambling investments with Billy Wilkerson, publisher of the Hollywood Reporter.

In the 1950s, outlays for global propaganda climbed to a full third of the CIA's covert operations budget.  Some 3, 000 salaried and contract CIA employees were eventually engaged in propaganda efforts.  The cost of disinforming the world cost American taxpayers an estimated $265 million a year by 1978, a budget larger than the combined expenditures of Reuters, UPI and the AP news syndicates.

In 1977, the Copely News Service admitted that it worked closely with the intelligence services - in fact, 23 employees were full-time employees of the Agency.

Most consumers of the corporate media were - and are - unaware of the effect that the salting of public opinion has on their own beliefs. A network anchorman in time of national crisis is an instrument of psychological warfare in the Mockingbird media. He is a creature from the national security sector's chamber of horrors. 

For this reason consumers of the corporate press have reason to examine their basic beliefs about government and life in the parallel universe of these United States.

Media monopoly
US falls to 17th on worldwide index of press freedom

AUSTIN, Texas -- Now here's a dandy example of the kind of thing that never makes it to the front page or the top of the news broadcast, but that affects absolutely everyone. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) led by Michael ("my religion is the market") Powell, is fixing to remove the last remaining barriers against concentration of media.

This means one company can own all the radio stations, television stations, newspapers and cable systems in any given area. Presently, 10 companies own over 90 percent of the media outlets. Bill Kovach, of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, and Tom Rosenstiel, of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, say these are the most sweeping changes in the rules that govern ownership of American media since the 1940s. The ownership rules were put in place after we had seen how totalitarian governments use domination of the media to goad their countries into war.

We already know what happens when the free market zealots remove restrictions on ownership. In 1996, the FCC eliminated its rules on radio ownership. Conglomerates now own hundreds of stations around the country. One company, Clear Channel, owns more than 1,200 stations, and there are 30 percent fewer station owners than there were before 1996. The result is less local news and local programming, since the formats are programmed at headquarters. Clear Channel owns as many as six or seven stations in a market, broadcasting generic country, generic pop, generic oldies, etc.

The fearless investigative television journalism we have all come to expect (an hour-long special on Michael Jackson's face in the works) will not be improved by this move. The FCC is doing this in an almost covert way. FCC Commissioner Michael Copps reports that only under pressure did the commission agree to hold one lone public hearing on it, in Richmond, Va.

A coalition of consumer and media advocacy groups presented a 140-page filing that shows joint ownership of newspaper and broadcast outlets fails to meet the constitutional requirement, set out by the Supreme Court in 1945, that "the widest possible dissemination of information from diverse and antagonistic sources is essential to the welfare of the people."

In 1987, FCC commissioners appointed by Ronald Reagan repealed the Fairness Doctrine, and that has already had a stunning effect on political debate in this country. That same year, Congress put the Fairness Doctrine into law, but Reagan vetoed it with this memorable rationalization, "The Fairness Doctrine is inconsistent with the tradition of independent journalism." The Fairness Doctrine had been upheld by the Supreme Court in a 1969 decision that viewed the airwaves as a "public trust" and said fairness required the public trust to accurately reflect opposing views. In a 1986, the D.C. Federal Court of Appeals in a 2-to-1 decision upheld a new FCC rule refusing to apply the Fairness Doctrine to television text. The two prevailing judges were Antonin Scalia and Robert Bork.

Edward Monks, a lawyer in Eugene, Ore., did a report for the newspaper there last year on the prevalence of right-wing hosts on radio talk shows. "The spectrum of opinion on national political commercial talk radio shows ranges from extreme right wing to very extreme right wing -- there is virtually nothing else." Monks notes the irony that many of these right-wing hosts spend much of their time complaining about "the liberal media."

On the two Eugene talk stations, Monks found: "There are 80 hours per week, more than 4,000 hours per year, programmed for Republican and conservative talk shows, without a single second programmed for a Democratic or liberal perspective. ... Political opinions expressed on talk radio are approaching the level of uniformity that would normally be achieved only in a totalitarian society. There is nothing fair, balanced or democratic about it."

To point out the obvious, broadcasters and their national advertisers have a clear stake in promoting the views of those who advocate lower taxes on the rich and on big corporations. What is so perfectly loony about the FCC's proposal to unleash yet another round of media concentration is that it is being done in the name of "the free market."

Is the free market not supposed to encourage competition rather than lead to its disappearance? The U.S. now ranks 17th, below Costa Rica and Slovenia, on the worldwide index of press freedom established by the Reporters Without Borders.


The fake persuaders
Corporations are inventing people to rubbish their opponents on the internet
George Monbiot  - Tuesday May 14, 2002

Persuasion works best when it's invisible. The most effective marketing worms its way into our consciousness, leaving intact the perception that we have reached our opinions and made our choices independently. As old as humankind itself, over the past few years this approach has been refined, with the help of the internet, into a technique called "viral marketing". Last month, the viruses appear to have murdered their host. One of the world's foremost scientific journals was persuaded to do something it had never done before, and retract a paper it had published.

While, in the past, companies have created fake citizens' groups to campaign in favour of trashing forests or polluting rivers, now they create fake citizens. Messages purporting to come from disinterested punters are planted on listservers at critical moments, disseminating misleading information in the hope of recruiting real people to the cause. Detective work by the campaigner Jonathan Matthews and the freelance journalist Andy Rowell shows how a PR firm contracted to the biotech company Monsanto appears to have played a crucial but invisible role in shaping scientific discourse.

Monsanto knows better than any other corporation the costs of visibility. Its clumsy attempts, in 1997, to persuade people that they wanted to eat GM food all but destroyed the market for its crops. Determined never to make that mistake again, it has engaged the services of a firm which knows how to persuade without being seen to persuade. The Bivings Group specialises in internet lobbying.

An article on its website entitled 'Viral Marketing: How to Infect the World', warns that "there are some campaigns where it would be undesirable or even disastrous to let the audience know that your organisation is directly involved... it simply is not an intelligent PR move. In cases such as this, it is important to first 'listen' to what is being said online... Once you are plugged into this world, it is possible to make postings to these outlets that present your position as an uninvolved third party... Perhaps the greatest advantage of viral marketing is that your message is placed into a context where it is more likely to be considered seriously." A senior executive from Monsanto is quoted on the Bivings site thanking the PR firm for its "outstanding work".

On November 29 last year, two researchers at the University of California, Berkeley published a paper in Nature magazine, which claimed that native maize in Mexico had been contaminated, across vast distances, by GM pollen. The paper was a disaster for the biotech companies seeking to persuade Mexico, Brazil and the European Union to lift their embargos on GM crops.

Even before publication, the researchers knew their work was hazardous. One of them, Ignacio Chapela, was approached by the director of a Mexican corporation, who first offered him a glittering research post if he withheld his paper, then told him that he knew where to find his children. In the US, Chapela's opponents have chosen a different form of assassination.

On the day the paper was published, messages started to appear on a biotechnology listserver used by more than 3,000 scientists, called AgBioWorld. The first came from a correspondent named "Mary Murphy". Chapela is on the board of directors of the Pesticide Action Network, and therefore, she claimed, "not exactly what you'd call an unbiased writer". Her posting was followed by a message from an "Andura Smetacek", claiming, falsely, that Chapela's paper had not been peer-reviewed, that he was "first and foremost an activist" and that the research had been published in collusion with environmentalists. The next day, another email from "Smetacek" asked "how much money does Chapela take in speaking fees, travel reimbursements and other donations... for his help in misleading fear-based marketing campaigns?"

The messages from Murphy and Smetacek stimulated hundreds of others, some of which repeated or embellished the accusations they had made. Senior biotechnologists called for Chapela to be sacked from Berkeley. AgBioWorld launched a petition pointing to the paper's "fundamental flaws".

There do appear to be methodological problems with the research Chapela and his colleague David Quist had published, but this is hardly unprecedented in a scientific journal. All science is, and should be, subject to challenge and disproof. But in this case the pressure on Nature was so severe that its editor did something unparalleled in its 133-year history: last month he published, alongside two papers challenging Quist and Chapela's, a retraction in which he wrote that their research should never have been published.

So the campaign against the researchers was extraordinarily successful; but who precisely started it? Who are "Mary Murphy" and "Andura Smetacek"?

Both claim to be ordinary citizens, without any corporate links. The Bivings Group says it has "no knowledge of them". "Mary Murphy" uses a hotmail account for posting messages to AgBioWorld. But a message satirising the opponents of biotech, sent by "Mary Murphy" from the same hotmail account to another server two years ago, contains the identification is the property of Bivings Woodell, which is part of the Bivings Group.

When I wrote to her to ask whether she was employed by Bivings and whether Mary Murphy was her real name, she replied that she had "no ties to industry". But she refused to answer my questions on the grounds that "I can see by your articles that you made your mind up long ago about biotech". The interesting thing about this response is that my message to her did not mention biotechnology. I told her only that I was researching an article about internet lobbying.

Smetacek has, on different occasions, given her address as "London" and "New York". But the electoral rolls, telephone directories and credit card records in both London and the entire US reveal no "Andura Smetacek". Her name appears only on AgBioWorld and a few other listservers, on which she has posted scores of messages falsely accusing groups such as Greenpeace of terrorism. My letters to her have elicited no response. But a clue to her possible identity is suggested by her constant promotion of "the Centre For Food and Agricultural Research". The centre appears not to exist, except as a website, which repeatedly accuses greens of plotting violence. is registered to someone called Manuel Theodorov. Manuel Theodorov is the "director of associations" at Bivings Woodell.

Even the website on which the campaign against the paper in Nature was launched has attracted suspicion. Its moderator, the biotech enthusiast Professor CS Prakash, claims to have no connection to the Bivings Group. But when Jonathan Matthews was searching the site's archives he received the following error message: "can't connect to MySQL server on". is the main server of the Bivings Group.

"Sometimes," Bivings boasts, "we win awards. Sometimes only the client knows the precise role we played." Sometimes, in other words, real people have no idea that they are being managed by fake ones.

The fourth method of news suppression 

Catherine Austin Fitts talks about methods used to keep a real story suppressed 

Here are the three most common ways that the "news" media makes information safe for Corporate America (the actual rulers of the country):

1. Ignore the story completely (a favorite)

2. Dillute daily TV news shows and newspapers with so much junk reporting there's no room for real stories (they've got to put something on the screen)

3. Allow blatant lies on the part of "officials" and bought and sold "experts" to stand without even rudimentary research and analysis (it cost too much, don't you know)

However, occasionally a story gets away from them (think Gary Webb and his Dark Alliance reporting.)

Then somebody actually has to do some work - that work being the attempted destruction of the reputation and career of the news source (usually a lone reporter or a publisher that's not safely "in the loop.")

There's a revolving door between the "news" industry and the PR "professionals" who take on this kind of work.

Catherine Austin Fitts charitably calls them "attack poodles."




Dutch CIA-agent turns whistleblower 
25th of January 2004 / Brussels, Europe by 

A Dutch forum propagandist by the appropriate name of Eddy_Smith has responded to his personal moral qualms by announcing the end of his service. He is no longer ready to assume his lying, distorting and ridiculing function as a CIA-paid propagandist. 

Eddy_Smith (real name unknown) has been doing his work on the readers' forum of Belgian weekly magazine "Knack" for over two years. As one of the several propagandists working there, his task was to discredit any contributions that did not fall into place with the Bush agenda. This ranges from ridiculing alternative views on 9/11 up to prevention of public inquiries into the CIA's work in Belgium. In short, he was a spook, a spy, an agent in disguise of a genuine internaut, like so many others who have infiltrated the worldwide web since Bush Sr. took over the CIA in 2000. Ever since he joined the forum, Eddy was suspected to be working on behalf of the CIA , and I know several others are still performing the same duties, there and on so many other forums on the www. 

However, Eddy_Smith developed a conscience. He says he is not ready to perform this lying and deceiving effort any longer, by a grown preoccupation with the world's future under this totalitarian CIA government. In the same declaration, his insider information comes out: "Bush is a puppet controlled by big money.(...) Not only by big money, but also by certain individuals (World Destroyers). (...) My whole life I have admired science. I think it's wonderful that ESA has detected water on Mars. It's a sign that we are not alone in the universe. I remember the sounds of the first landing on the Moon. I was there watching it live on TV in the night of the 20th on the 21st of July 1969. (...) It was a nice time, but behind many nice things hide dark realities. Werner Von Braun was project leader. The United States took him from Germany, together with his V2s. Stolen knowledge. I always thought the Germans were the brain behind all crimes, the murder of so many millions of innocent Jews. That's mainly correct. But IBM and the Rockefellers have equally interfered. 

From punch card to eugenetics. IBM has been located in Germany since 1922. The enterprise was called Dehomag and in 1934 the director held a speech to high-ranking Nazis in which he promised them to put all characteristics from populations on small cards. Dehomag gave the Nazis punching card machines called 'Holleriths' which were used to register Jews. Even before the Nazis took power scientists were developing methods to promote the white race. The Rockefeller foundation was funding German eugenetic research in the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin and the American quest for the perfect race in Cold Harbor Springs [New York]. IBM's role is a scandal! On 9/11 the most disgraceful event in human history took place. 

The CIA, FBI, the Rockefeller foundation together with some extremist Jesuit and Christian groups, staged the attack on the World Trade Center complex. Bush was informed and initially didn't even react. He knew everything, showed no compassion with the innocent victims and their families. He only did so when advised. Israel and the Rockefellers were the brain, and the CIA had to make sure everything went smoothly. But they failed! They were regular family men, not trained by Mossad! Explosives were put to the WTC tower structures and were indeed used on them. (Why? The US and Israel want to get power over the whole world.) 

Only one president in the US dared to go against this. (JF-Kennedy). They wanted to stage an attack by Cuba on the United States, more precisely on the American fleet, but Kennedy resisted it. He had to pay with his life, killed in cold blood by the CIA. (...) As far as countries like Syria, Iran etc, they will be the next point on Bush' agenda. It's too early. Iraq was most logical. As there were no prohibited weapons (which was known in advance), in the year 2005 Bush will challenge and attack these countries and others of which I don't know. You think Bush won't be re-elected? 

Then the next president will HAVE to obey the CIA, or he won't live through 3 days. Saudi-Arabia is already COMPLETELY in the hands of the US, with the help of, guess who, bin Laden. I'm afraid for our political and ecological future. We live on a time bomb. The next step will be another staged attack on an American city. The only way to give Bush the presidency in November 2004. But it's too soon for that, this will happen in autumn.(...) Those who wish to ridicule me, with pleasure; observe, investigate, and draw your own conclusions! I made a fool of my SELF for more than a year.(...) 

Best regards Eddy Smith"


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The US media: a critical component of the conspiracy against democratic rights—Part 1
By David Walsh
5 December 2000

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Part 2 - An evening of television news

Part 3 - Television personnel: money matters

Part 4 - Television personnel: a few profiles

Part 5 - Media ownership and concentration

Part 6 - Who is the Wall Street Journal's Robert Bartley?

Part 7 - Conclusions about the media in general, the liberal press in particular