Mark Twain rightly stated, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” This goes hand in glove with a recent Gallup poll, which revealed that only 21 percent of Americans have confidence in television News. Rightly so. Why? Most people don’t buy the lies the media pushes on them.
Richard Cohen, senior producer for CBS, said, “We are going to impose our agenda on the coverage by dealing with issues and subjects that we choose to deal with.”
And that is exactly what media propagandists have fed their listeners and viewers for decades in this country.
For example: Recently it was reported that the New York Times put out a shocking article in which a NYT reporter admitted that almost every major news outlet in America allows the government and Obama/Romney campaign officials to censor their stories. Reporters have agreed to submit their quotes to the campaign office for “quote approval,” most of the time being denied, stating, “No, Barack Obama does not approve this message.”
This is exactly what Benito Mussolini and other dictators have done with the press that fell to their control. Reporters who wrote to Mussolini’s disliking would hear from him with threatening rebukes.
Since the mainstream media likes to tailor-fit their stories in alignment with political and social agendas, it is time to pull back the curtain on those who are bought and paid for, namely the editors who direct the news as well as those who report the news.