CNN Article Bashes the Growing Number of People That Question Mass Media

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In the past year or so, we’ve seen several mass media outlets “reporting” on the popularity of conspiracy theories and of alternative news. However, in every case, the resulting article is not an objective report on a growing phenomenon but an all-out hit piece, bashing those who dare questioning the “official story” dictated by mass media with strong words and specific labels.

A recent article published on CNN entitled Still ‘paranoid’ after all these years does a great job at equating all those who use critical thinking before guzzling down the toxic drink that is mass media with all kinds of crazy. The word “paranoid” is used about ten times in the article as well as the words “panic”, “wingnut”, “lunatic”, “dupes”, “derangement”, “irrational”, “extremism”, “idiot”, “fearful” and “insecurity”.

Another way the article places the label of “crazy” on people who think outside of the TV box is by mixing ridiculous theories with those that are more credible in order to lump them together and to discredit everything that is not the “official story”. Yet another classic technique is to associate those who seek the truth with racism, terrorism and other scary -isms. A fourth way to discredit non-mainstream information is to equate those who write about alternative news and conspiracies as money-hungry crackpots. All of these techniques are in this CNN article.

One particular passage of the article is quite intriguing as it ridicules those who research extremely powerful organizations such as the Trilateral Commission.

“Yesterday’s paranoid types feared elite groups such as the Illuminati and the Masons. Today’s bogeymen include the members of the Rockefeller-founded Trilateral Commission and the politicians and financiers who attend the monied confab at Bohemian Grove and are suspected of mapping out the “new world order.”

Perhaps the author of the article forgot that the founder of CNN, Ted Turner, is a member of some of the most important “elite groups” in the world such as the Council of Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergs. He is known for having donated over a BILLION (that’s a thousand millions) dollars to the United Nations – the leading force working towards the creation of a New World Order. Furthermore, he is one of the most vocal advocates of massive depopulation, even going on record to saying that world population should be reduced to 2 Billion in the next hundred years (that’s a 70% reduction).

Here’s the CNN article.

Still ‘paranoid’ after all these years

We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” — Anais Nin

(CNN) — Ever have the feeling you’re being lied to by the news media, the authorities, the corporate world? That somebody — or something — is out to get you?

You’re not alone.

Welcome to 21st-century America.

Look around. Trust is hitting historic lows. Just a third of Americans have a favorable view of the federal government, a decline of 31% since 2002, according to the Pew Center for People and the Press. Gallup has Congress’ approval rating is in the low 20s, after nearing single digits last summer. And the news media aren’t much better off.

“Negative opinions about the performance of news organizations now equal or surpass all-time highs on nine of 12 core measures the Pew Research Center has been tracking since 1985,” a Pew report said.

Add in our wired, social media-addicted world, and rumors reign. You’ve heard them all, whether they involve the presidential candidates, global climate change or illegal immigration.

They’re our little open secrets. They give us the sense that we’re on to Them.

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“It’s easier to be suspicious,” says Geoffrey Vaughan, a political science professor at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. “There is something attractive in thinking that you know something, that you haven’t bought into the mass public opinion.”

That attitude is nothing new. In a famous 1964 essay, “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” historian Richard Hofstadter traced what he called “the paranoid style” through American history. What he found was that a fearful strain of mistrust flows through the blood of the republic, whether it was 18th-century religious leaders worried about the Illuminati, politicians suspicious of immigrants or McCarthyites convinced of Communist infiltration.

Hollywood has dined out on these feelings for years: “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Parallax View,” “Wag the Dog,” the TV series “The X-Files,” even the James Coburn comedy “The President’s Analyst” — all are based on the idea that some kind of secret, malevolent operation is going on behind the curtain.

It’s as American as apple pie — filled with razor blades.

Sure, like the stories about those razor blade-tainted apples, there are sometimes bits of truth within. More often, however, the truth is overwhelmed by panic and hyperbole.

Which is a problem, because fear and mistrust have real-life implications, especially in an election year like this one, where it has seeped into the body politic like acid.

To 17% of Americans, President Obama is a Muslim — and 65% of that group are “uncomfortable” with that. It’s not enough for many opponents to disagree with the president on the issues; he has been characterized as a socialist and even the Antichrist.

Mitt Romney’s had his own problems. During the Republican primaries, he struggled to attract evangelical voters who considered his Mormonism a “cult.” (It wasn’t until mid-October that the Rev. Billy Graham’s organization decided to remove that designation from its website.)

This election year, in fact, has been one for the books. Facts, apparently, don’t matter anymore. Both campaigns have earned “pants-on-fire” ratings from the fact-checking site Politifact; both sides have blithely ignored them and moved forward. After the Romney campaign was called out for some falsehoods, pollster Neil Newhouse responded, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”

Worse are the actual laws on the books based on some kind of perceived threat. Oklahoma banned courts from considering Islam’s Sharia law. (Oklahoma’s law has been temporarily blocked.) The Texas state Republican Party even created a platform opposing “critical thinking” in state schools, though a spokesperson was quick to point out that the platform regards “critical thinking” as another name for “outcome-based education” (which the platform criticizes as having “the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority”).

Paranoia isn’t on the fringe anymore, like it was in Hofstadter’s day. It’s now closer to the beating heart of the mainstream.

“The fringe has begun to blur with the base,” says John Avlon, author of “Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe Is Hijacking America.” As the title of Avlon’s book indicates, he’s concerned about this. “That’s the key dynamic, and that’s the key danger.”

The bogeymen of a new generation

Avlon, a former speechwriter for New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and a contributor to the Daily Beast and CNN, observes that one reason Hofstadter’s essay remains valuable is that it shows that in “every generation, there are enthusiastic dupes who are getting sold the same old snake oil.”

In Hofstadter’s time, the ultra-right John Birch Society received attention for its claims of communist conspiracies and elitist cabals. In our time, says Avlon, conservative talk show hosts give voice to these claims. “These are dog-whistle echoes of very old arguments — arguments that have been thoroughly discredited by history.”

It’s not just right-wingers who engage in this talk, he adds. During the George W. Bush administration, some commentators on the left were afflicted with what Avlon, borrowing a term from columnist Charles Krauthammer, calls “Bush Derangement Syndrome.” Left-wing opponents of the president called for his impeachment and compared him to Hitler.

Regardless of who sponsors them, these arguments keep following us. Almost 50 years ago, Hofstadter chronicled a handful of overlapping paranoid fears — the belief in an elite conspiracy that wants to run the world, the concern that immigrants and members of other religions will displace “real” Americans, and the idea that a fifth column is working to bring down the United States from within.

Those fears continue to emerge today. It’s no wonder there are calls to “take our country back,” with the implication that “back” was a golden age before the world went to hell.

Yesterday’s paranoid types feared elite groups such as the Illuminati and the Masons. Today’s bogeymen include the members of the Rockefeller-founded Trilateral Commission and the politicians and financiers who attend the monied confab at Bohemian Grove and are suspected of mapping out the “new world order.”

Or consider immigration. In the 1850s, the nativist American Party (also known as the Know-Nothings) formed over fear of the new immigrants — Irish and German — coming to the United States, allegedly stealing jobs. Today, there’s Arizona SB 1070, nicknamed the “show me your papers” law. Though parts of the law were shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court, other states have used it as a model, and immigrant suspicion is routinely in play — especially along the southern border. This despite studies that have shown that immigrants don’t take jobs away from U.S. citizens.

Even suspicion of an internal coup remains. In the 1950s, we had the Red Scare; today there are people claiming the coming of Sharia law; rumors about Agenda 21, a United Nations development initiative that has inspired fears of world government; and the always reliable anti-Semitism, whether it concerns the “Zionist media,” blame for 9/11 or a belief that Israel is pulling the strings of the U.S. government.

For Hofstadter, the “Paranoid Style” was an extension of two decades of work that promoted reason over emotion and critiqued America’s fondness for an idealized, agrarian past, says his biographer, Elizabethtown College history professor David S. Brown. By the time he wrote the essay, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner was convinced that all those pesky extremists were a thing of the past. But he was well aware that consensus was fragile.

As Derek Arnold, a Villanova communications professor, observes: “You can almost see him as pretty prescient.”

‘Leaving rationality behind’

It’s certainly easy to fall under the spell of paranoia. Since the dawn of mankind, we have been clannish and tribal animals, wary of others, fused by emotional connections. In the modern world we create tribes beyond blood — like sports fans or, well, political parties.

The danger is that many people don’t develop the rationality to tamp down the emotion, says Dr. David Reiss, a San Diego-based psychiatrist who studies personality dynamics.

“It’s not so much that they’re paranoid in a clinical sense, but if they feel their needs are going to be met — or they’re connecting with someone powerful — they’re basically leaving rationality behind,” he says.

Then there’s another deeply human element: the attraction of the story.

“If it’s something that’s interesting and grabs your attention, regardless of your background, it’s appealing,” says Villanova’s Arnold. He mentions the theories about the Mayan calendar predicting catastrophe. “Look at the end-of-the-world stories we’ve been getting this year.”

Though much of the focus these days is on right-wing paranoia, both sides, as they get more extreme, look at their opposition as the enemy and hold on more tightly to their own beliefs, says Jonathan Haidt, a professor of moral psychology at NYU and the author of the recently published “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.”

“Extremism on either side leads to very predictable patterns of thinking and usage of fact,” he says. “Morality binds and blinds. As long as you’re on a team, you’ll have your own set of values and facts.”

Extremists on both sides often take leaps beyond the logical. They indulge in hyperbole: for the left, the right is engaged in a “war on women”; the right has talked about the left waging a “war on religion.” (After the massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert attributed the tragedy to “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs.”)

Why don’t believers follow logic? Again, the mind’s fascination with patterns and groupings is to blame, says Assumption’s Vaughn: We use shortcuts to make decisions, often dictated by our biases.

Add to that our tribal instincts, and shades of gray are reduced to a black-and-white world.

“It’s something you can understand,” he says. Those who don’t see things the same way, he continues, are the deluded ones.

Cashing in

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat and one of only two Muslims in Congress, has seen plenty of fear-mongering, whether it’s accusations that up to 81 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are communists or that Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton aide, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

He believes the accusations are tied to both demagoguery and paranoia — “there are people who have an appetite for conspiracy” — but undergirding it is something even more elemental in politics: money.

“It is lucrative,” he says. “As long as there is a financial payoff, and it also happens to feed their paranoia and thirst for conspiracy, it’s going to keep going — until the American people just totally reject it.”

Avlon, the “Wingnuts” author, agrees.

“People who listen to partisan media don’t appreciate that what they have taken to be a tribe of true believers is nothing more than a business plan,” he says.

Indeed, there is good money in playing to your audience. the more the audience buys into it, the harder it is to dislodge their beliefs.

Writer Charles P. Pierce laid out the rules in his indispensable book “Idiot America”: “1. Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings or otherwise moves units. 2. Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough. 3. Fact is that which enough people believe (and) Truth is determined by how fervently you believe it.”

No wonder the so-called mainstream media has trust issues. In the search for ratings and Internet traffic, it gives voice to the same fearful hyperbole found elsewhere in society — and often plays it for entertainment value. (Witness the rise of Donald Trump, political pundit and almost-candidate, whose regular proclamations headline the New York tabloids and are then repeated throughout cable news.) It’s the classic case of preying on our insecurities, points out Ari Kohen, a political science professor at the University of Nebraska.

“Like those teases for the 10 o’clock news: ‘What household product might be making you sick? Tune in at 10!’ It’s the same idea,” he says.

Throw in the echo chamber of right- and left-wing websites, and these claims are even harder to escape, particularly in what’s been described as “the post-truth era.”

“It’s almost as if everybody’s creating his or her own reality at this point,” says John Carroll, a Boston University communications professor and regular media commentator. “They can essentially construct an information environment that’s so self-reinforcing, and so exclusionary, that they don’t really have to consider any evidence that contradicts what they already believe.”

‘We’re in the danger zone’

American history has not been kind to the conspiracists. In general it has fought off their claims, laughed at their theories.

But there have been times when the suspicious have had a point. As the old saying goes, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.

After all, the Soviet Union did infiltrate some U.S. agencies, and Julius Rosenberg really did deliver classified information. The CIA was instrumental in a number of coups. The FBI’s COINTELPRO program spied on domestic groups. Watergate revealed a tangle of Nixonian malfeasance. A handful of climate scientists did try to clamp down on dissent. (Their opponents have also worked together.) Finance industry workers did cover up bad loans and, more recently, fix the LIBOR rate.

All are “clear evidence,” says Fordham University professor Bruce Andrews, who has taught courses on conspiracies and covert activity, “of actual organized groups doing things.”

The dark currents can give a person pause.

“One of the reasons conspiracy theories have proliferated over the last half century is that they have so often been proven correct,” says Assumption’s Vaughan.

It may never hurt to have a healthy dose of skepticism. But, a willingness to accept — or immerse oneself in — mistrust has been shown to weaken civic structure in other cultures. Russia and some countries in the Middle East have suffered from a lack of transparency, along with great divides between the haves and have-nots. Those cultures also have long histories of conspiracy-mongering and little trust in their governments.

The United States was intended to be different.

“America’s ability to question and, if necessary, change our government made such (conspiracy-minded) thoughts here against the grain,” says Villanova’s Arnold.

Despite our weakened faith in government and institutions, the country chugs along. But what of the future? “I wish I could be optimistic, but I really can’t,” says Reiss, the San Diego psychiatrist. “There’s so much power behind making things destructive. It’s really in the service and to the advantage of the politicians on both sides to keep people in a somewhat scared state.”

“(Consensus) is not dead, but we’re in the danger zone,” says Avlon. “There are real costs to hyperpartisanship. Most importantly it becomes ultimately a threat to self-governance — it’s stopping us from being able to solve the serious problems we face.”

“Righteous Mind” author Haidt, however, sees a reason for hope — though not immediately.

We’re stuck for probably the next five years, he says. After that, events could intercede. We could face economic collapse; we could have total victory by one party. But the most intriguing, he observes, is the passage of generations.

“We went from the Greatest Generation, which was the most civic-minded because they fought World War II together … to the baby boomers, who were the worst at working together because their foundational experience was splitting apart to fight the left-right battle,” says Haidt. “We’ll soon be moving on to the millennial generation, which is marked by a reluctance to make moral judgments.”

That has its own drawbacks, he adds, “but some tolerance and reluctance to judge might be just what we need in the 2020s.”

Until then, however, there will be no golden age of understanding, no rebirth of trust. No, for now, we’re stuck with the system we have, the noise it creates, and the voices in our heads.

– Source: CNN

 

Before lecturing people about “credibility”, maybe the folks at CNN should look at their own reporting” in the past years. Here’s a prime example of it.

 



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Towards a critical meta-theory of conspiracy theory The pervasive stereotype of the conspiracy theorist is that of a paranoid, hyper-vigilant figure synthesizing an epic quantity of signs and symbols to draw up idiosyncratic arraignments of shadowy forces directing world affairs from behind the scenes. This caricature of a hard-driven eccentric loner battling the unseen wielding only the weapon of information has been expressed in a variety of movies, television programs, and books. Paradigmatic examples include Mel Gibson's character in Richard Donner's film Conspiracy Theory, the JFK assassination researcher in Richard Linklater's groundbreaking indie classic Slacker, numerous characters in Pynchon and Delillo novels and – of course – the Fox Mulder character on the hit series The X – Files. It was The X – Files that first brought this figure into the mainstream, by capitalizing on the broad overlap between conspiracy theory and UFOlogy. Indeed the program's mottoes ("Trust no… Read more »

I love how the article tries to convince readers it is only an American thing, only a hype within one continent ("It’s as American as apple pie — filled with razor blades.") further give it the feeling that even if this "madness" developed itself to be a phenomenon in one place, it would look irrational to any other culture that was not taking part in its making.

So then how come sites like vc and all the like are visited from all over the world? Hell, not even I am an American lol

I would like to propose something. Once you aware of the language of symbolism being used around us, it becomes easy to notice. But one thing I've noticed over the past few years is the same symbolism that the music and entertainment industry is using seems to be coming through in ways that cannot be planned or purposely put in place by people. Is it possible that this symbolism is coming from somewhere else as well, and maybe a shift in consciousness or the frequency of our reality is allowing us a glimpse at the once unseen.   I got this idea when watching some of soundlessdawn's youtube videos on synchromysticism. While the videos themselves aren't really informative or tangible I did see this same symbolic language being used in synchronistic patterns far beyond what a human mind could have created. Is it possible something somewhere is speaking to this… Read more »

To top it all off, the United Nations is seeking the Internet "off switch" as is used in countries like China and Russia.  I'll go back to typing letters and receiving them.  I rather enjoy artistic writing and typing paper.  They cannot stop our Enlightenment and Evolution.  We are their worst nightmares.  Continue to seek within and without everybody.  We are the light and the lightbulb.  We are getting brighter everyday.  That's what I'm talking about.

All though it's critical of the whole truth movement at least stories like this show that it's becoming more and more mainstream which is a good thing.  Just a decade ago people like us were just completely ignored, now they have to report on us.

To all MSM outlets.(and some alternative media outlets of disinfo)

We are coming for you. No amount of whining is going to change it. Your ducking lessons are not going to work this time… too many people know who and what you are.

Anyone disagreeing with that…we're coming for you too. Only you're going to get it from all sides because you are too asleep to see ANYTHING coming.

Deal with it. It's coming.

~Blessed Be to all~

CNN, what a joke. There's more truth in the commercials they run than their "news."

When watching any of the s**t-steam media outlets I always assume the truth to be the exact opposite of what they're telling me. Works more often than not.

So to the conclude the article dude pretty much said that some 'theories' end up being proven fact but yet the paranoia comes from being irrational? What a contra-f*****g-diction.

I just find it interesting that someone at CNN took the time out to write such a lengthy and well-researched article to disprove people who are "just" conspiracy theorists. I wouldn't sit here and write something lengthy about people believing in Santa Claus because I know it's not true. Maybe that's just me.

Also, I found it interesting that there was a hint of saying that mistrust of the government should be more associated with "Russia" and that the US should be "different." So, America should be more trusting of the US just because?

I still don't believe that Libya's president should have been killed, but that's a story for another day.

Hello VC I love your work. However you keep making a frequent grammatical error when you quote someones words. The ” must always be placed after the period not before it. For example: thay wasn’t the “official story.” It’s not a huge deal but for someone who is so brilliant in research and writing skills it’s essential to be as credible as possible. Love you VC.

I dont even pay attention to the MSM any more, the Iraq war destroyed any trust anybody should have in it.

that CNN article is PAINFUL! Just read it a bit and you will know its not even worth reading. Makes me wanna barf

Anais Nin was personally brainwashed by Carl Jung's gang & programmed to spread feminist propaganda, by the way.

This seems to me like a "CNN statistical update on oublic opinion" to inform the illuminati and their henchmen worldwide. The bashing is cover, as well as display of the discriminating propaganda terms to follow. This is conspiratorial communication not behind closed doors, but hidden in plain view.

Read the Vernona papers.

So … I'm crazy for not trusting something that has done nothing but lie to me ever since I was old enough to understand My language ? Screw You CNN !

Mainstream media is done for. They are bought and paid for. If their lips are moving….

Comment submittede yesterday. Where is it?

Big Media views anything that challenges its hegemony as being "lunatic fringe". Not that all the craziness and outright lies it promotes are to be mentioned. But say something that veers off of the politically correct reservation and "whamo!" you're enemy number one!

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This piece of CNN tripe should serve extremely well to continue to brainwash all of the flouride-addled, CNN watching idiot sheeple of America.

wow these mother F'ers are BOLD! They f**k up the world then call us paranoid what ish.

Says CNN, with the snake embedded right into their logo. Just a pure coincidence!

Ok, so taking this allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll into account. Some of which we knew already, the question ive been looking for the answer to, for a very long time is this: What do we do now? How do we live our lives…

e.g

Do I cry myself to sleep every night? Forget about marriage and stuff? Drop out of college? Follow the cycle and work 4 nothing? or even spread the word (in vain)?

Don't support anyone who lies to you to get their favorite candidate elected like CNN, MSNBC, and don't vote for anyone that takes money from people that earned it to give to to people who don't.  If we all did this the Demonrat party would cease to exist as would its media outlets and we would have a real debate on the issues.

Crazy, deranged, lunatic–whatever you want to call me I will wear the name proudly if it means that I am someone who has an interest in the truth and I am not willing to swallow the lies and OPINIONS that offered up by the major media. Who gives a sh-t what those proven lying a–holes think of us truthseekers? More and more people are onto their game so they have to do something to discredit the movement! People are not as dumb and gullible as 'they' thought and are searching for truth and information because they are tired of the out and out lies!! And if they aren't lying they are deflecting attention away from hard news to bullsh-t celebrity gossip…and people have had enough!! So now they have resort to name calling and discrediting without ever actually addressing the issues or directly denying any of the events or topics… Read more »

The endless catalogue of best

"Growing Number of People That Question Mass Media"

Gees – I wonder why?

CNN Libya War Video

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNj-eVkpt7w

Corporate Media 'Is In Bed With' Washington

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqgBqLrrPrU&fe

Holy cow.. There goes one of my copied video's on Youtube again.. Hehehehehe.. Yep.. I'm the current owner of the youtube video about CNN's Gulf War (enslavetherich).. It was made/owned by another person before, his account was canceled/removed.. I don't know. All I can say to you people.. I'm Dutch.. I did not have CNN at that time.. When I first saw this video on YT it was so hilarious, I could not stop laughing for over half an hour.. I still doubt this video is real. We also saw how they duped us into the 2nd Iraq war, and I do have a strong feeling they try to do it again with Iran.. Please for the sake of your children.. Don't let this happen again. Sincere words from a christian protestant born Dutch boy, who is fed up with the current pro politician-bankster politics all our western countries are… Read more »

Amber Lyon CNN…….all that needs to be .

Epic fail, CNN.

You've all been caught lying, fabricating stories, and distorting the truth. We The People are waking up in masses. Your days are numbered. Don't believe me… Look at your ratings.

i thk dis iz crazi

Global Warming that is now called Climate Change since it was discovered it was based on lies and there is no actual warming is a hoax.

The climate of the Earth has never been static. There is evidence in the fossil record of sub-tropical plants and animals on every continent including the North and South poles. There are also once great cities off every major coast that are now under hundreds of feet of water.

Even if it was true, which it isn't, what is money changing hands going to do? Why not just cap emissions and have criminal penalties instead if they were the culprit? You don't make people pay for the right to murder or drive drunk do you? There in is your answer. It is all about momney changing hands and global control of the masses.

Always the think out of the box. most of it is COMMON SENSE NOT CONSPIRACY. The world is not mad it is the people in it. FACT Wars are created for money and population control, take away the support and the leaders have no one to fight their wars. But this means people sticking together! Not gonna happen. FACT If you really think that the Government is put in place by you and your best interests think again if you really really believe this then ask yourself why has it never been any different.?? FACT Depopulation has been going on for years SEE WAR. FACT Money does not exist it is just paper promises and your real wealth was stolen years ago. FACT Planned obsolescence, this world is only so big and seeing that you and I are just employees of the corporation's that is stripping the planet bare of… Read more »

So, Ted Turner's depopulation idea: is he going to be the first volunteer?

I can't believe CNN put all that effort into writing such a long, trashy article. What a bunch of lying w****s.

Oh , please CNN we base out " paranoia ' on FACTS not the stuff you make up to spin the mass distrust of major media . Fact – CNN used military Psyops in 98 & other times as " Interns " reported by Abe Vreis , acknowledged by CNN . CNN used Generals , Colonels & state Dept. spokesman ( regurgitated Pentagon propaganda ) to sell IRAQ War " General News " CNN Sells wars and doesn't follow up reporting Aftermath of Destruction by u.s. Military .. IRAQ ( Afghanistan ) has a lot of depleted Uranium , CAUSING Birth defects and Death , CENSORED , done by all MSM CNN Currently isn't reporting Battle in Bani Walid and killings of civilians , CENSORED to protect overthrow of Libya . CNN got paid by Bahrain Gov. for Favorable Stories , admitted by former reporter AMBER LYON who's investigation that… Read more »
hehe Even in ancient times they used this kind of idiotic rethoric, and their arguemnts havent even changed, and its always The Others, right, they never make mistakes. In this Israeli/"jews" bashing, I never have to lie at all, in all this years I have never heard anything, debunking what ever I have writen, but there is not a lack of Srawman and other Hasbaratsnjiks teknics. Boring in fact to wade thure heaps of drivel, and they never learn. And to the "palestinian controvercy", there is none, and whats the fact, yess, the fu… fact is that Israel is complelty iligimate and what ever drivel they serve, regarding what ever historical event, is Fake, that, compagneros, is a fu.. fact. All everybody needs to do is top look up on to WHOM did the Brits(balfour and The white papers, W. Ch) send their answer to regarding the confirmation of a… Read more »
Personally, I stopped watching CNN when they hired Rick Sanchez. (I have some dirt on the guy, and know why he was moved out of Miami.) I stopped watching the local, channel 7 news because Rick, Sally Fitz, and their group sensationalized the local news. Everything was blown out of proportion. I witnessed it first hand when they camped out at my friend's house when her niece was killed. I stopped watching the local, and CNN BECAUSE they were insulting, sensationalizing, and liars. I do not watch FOX, or MSNBC for that matter because of the same reason. Instead, I watch the news from other countries. Believe it or not, we get better information. One thing I will say, when I was in the Middle East watching CNN one day, it became apparent to me that what they broadcast overseas is quite different than what they spoon feed us here… Read more »

The "Greatest Generation" was the greatest deceived. Usury was at it's peak, War was contrived as it always is, instigated by bankers for bankers who themselves never fight. Empire rose to it's highest yet the words of Thomas Jefferson are ringing true, "Let the bankers control the money supply and the generations that follow will end up homeless in the land for which their forefathers fought"

The article of CNN is true, the Article(s) of VC is (are) FALSE !!!

FORMERLY known as Mass media, they are clearly clutching at straws in an attempt to retain control. Their days are numbered. Real media is well established now. No one needs CNN. …unless you're a football idiot.

Don't forget the tired and true "don't insult our soldiers dedication" speeches that arise in the event of questionable activities the defence forces partake in.

Such as the adding of bromide into the milk of Australian recruit schools, for the purpose of "lowering sexual libido"/Sedation. I'm sure it's not just restricted to Australian defence but thats for the rest of you to research. These are things the recruits are told, yet when reported in mass media it's a whole other story involving cover ups and the defence forces wiping their hands clean. I am the offspring of two military "puppets" with a grudge against the material world.

Keep sticking it to the man and turning off the disinformation outlets. Instinct should be our driving forces and not a flashy reporter talking out their a$$hole. (Note the dollar signs)

I have three words for the mass media screwballs: GO SCREW YOURSELF!!!!!!!

anyone ever smelled a badger's penis?

Good,then Ted Turner can offer himself up for that depopulation idea.

CNN is BOUGHT AND PAID FOR like ALL of "Mass Media!" Geez, who doesn't get that by now? Of course they're going to go on the "DEFENSIVE," they HATE it that the AWAKENED ones know what they're all about. I haven't watched TV in over a year, with the exception of about 3 shows, and I certainly don't watch the so-called News. They are ALL of bunch of BRAIN DEAD/Teleprompter readers. Why on EARTH would ANY DECENT person believe their lies?

I stopped watching mainstream media a long time ago. I get all my news from the internet from independent news service and then compare to different sources to make sure it is verified before tasking it as fact. ABC CBS NBC FOX CNN MNBC can keep there filtered propaganda I wont be watching.

There are a couple of other tactics I've personally encountered when expressing a viewpoint on a matter that don't appear in the article.

1. You have no right to your viewpoint because you don't know enough about the facts of the case.

2. I happen to know something about the facts of the case that you don't which if you knew would refute what you have said. You will never know what it is I know because those facts are confidential.

3. There could be possible legal ramifications regarding what you have said so you should be very careful regarding anything else you say if you wish to avoid trouble.

Essentially the techniques being used by the PTB in the world of politics, fall into four main categories. Shame, Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. SFUD which is simply FUD 2.0.