Mar 18, 2013

US TV News Media: Echo Chambers


4 Video's Showing That Most People In The Media Are Just Script Readers 

5 Videos & 1 Image Illustrating How The US TV News Media Manufactures Conflicts for Viewers 

[ The above image is edited from "Capitalism Visualized" - I found the link to the above image from (at the bottom of this page) ]

Introduction: It's legal to lie for "News" in the United States... 

Ever wonder why it is that Fox News can lie over and over again - yet continue to call itself "News"? It's because Fox News is a corporation - and ever since that 1886 Supreme Court case of Southern Pacific Railroad versus Santa Clara County when a rogue court reporter named JC Bancroft Davis slipped corporate personhood into the legal record - the courts have ruled time and time again that corporations - since they have all the rights that actual people have - could also lie just like people can.

Except for one time. Back in 1998 - a political activist named Mark Kasky sued Nike...

1. Here is one type of echo chamber  (i.e. controlling sources of 'expert opinion' as opposed to the actual companies presenting the news). This is presented by Senator Bernie Sanders.

2. This is another type of "echo chamber", called a 'blackout' by people familiar with this pattern...

A. Every media channel ignores its mass media hype for the same person, Ron Paul.
B. Ron Paul is against invasion/war and doesn't attempt to brush the lies of Iraq war under the rug.


Dick Cheney literally said Iraq would be a quagmire before invading it

Daily Show On Ron Paul: Despite his consistently high rankings in national polls, Congressman Ron Paul isn't giving the media enough material

Arundhati Roy on Iraq War’s 10th: Bush May Be Gone, But "Psychosis" of U.S. Foreign Policy Prevails

Something only reported by Rachel Maddow:

Maddow: ‘I think Ron Paul just won Iowa’

But for some strange reason the other news outlets/programs didn't cover this:

Rachel Maddow: Ron Paul Won Iowa, Nevada, Minnesota, Colorado, and Missouri

Why? Answer:

One side is huge money in politics, the other side is voter suppression...

Can you imagine what it must be like for a trillionaire NOT to win an election ... when they have not only suppressed voters BUT HAVE ALSO POURED HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY INTO IT! 

The fight for truth within the Republican Party went on for a while (that time is over), while the rest of the country and it's media (overall) said nothing. Exposed nothing. A mention is the most Ron Paul followers ever got on TV, which was apparently enough to satisfy most of the people, who only watch TV news, that the news had been reported.

National GOP nixes Ron Paul claim to Louisiana delegates

The national Republican Party is supporting the Louisiana state party over supporters of Ron Paul in a dispute over the delegation to represent the state at the national convention in Tampa.
The Republican National Committee's Committee on Contests affirmed state party chairman Roger Villere's conduct of the state convention in Shreveport, It released its decision late Friday in Washington, D.C.
Paul's supporters contend that the state party made illegal last-minute rule changes to thwart a Ron Paul majority elected in congressional district caucuses in April.
The state party and the Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney campaigns said the supplemental rules protected the results of Louisiana's presidential primaries.
Paul delegates wound up holding a separate convention.
"The LAGOP executive committee again submitted false information in an attempt to mislead their fellow Republicans," said Charlie Davis, who led the Paul campaign in Louisiana. "I'm not really surprised by the preliminary ruling and I'm looking forward to finally presenting our case in Tampa. The wheels of justice move slow and I remain hopeful that when all the facts are presented the truth will win out."
Villere said he thinks the Committee on Contests has settled the matter. "This was their best shot," he said.
The committee found that the rule changes "were not a material change to the manner of electing, selecting, allocating, or binding national convention delegates."

This media echo chamber continues to this day (currently dissent is being crushed and Rand Paul has stepped in as a GOP representative for Libertarians while saying he's not Libertarian).

Moment Of Zen:

"Republican's control 90% of media and sources of revenue." Senator Bernie Sanders...

Fox Business: ON Public Employee Union vs. Wall Street Bonus Contracts

Ronald Reagan: Where free unions and collective bargaining is forbidden, freedom is lost

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