Monday, December 24, 2012

25 Facts That The Mainstream Media Doesn't Really Want To Talk About Right Now

Michael Snyder, Contributor
Activist Post

For decades, the mainstream media in the United States was accustomed to being able to tell the American people what to think.  Unfortunately for them, a whole lot of Americans are starting to break free from that paradigm and think for themselves.  A Gallup survey from earlier this year found that 60 percent of all Americans “have little or no trust” in the mainstream media. More people than ever are realizing that the mainstream media is giving them a very distorted version of “the truth” and they are increasingly seeking out alternative sources of information.

In the United States today, just six giant media corporations control the mainstream media.  Those giant media corporations own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many prominent websites.  But now thanks to the Internet the mainstream media no longer has a complete monopoly on the news.  In recent years the “alternative media” has exploded in popularity.  People want to hear about the things that the corporate media doesn’t really want to talk about.  They want to hear news that is not filtered by corporate bosses and government censors.  They want “the truth” and they know that they are not getting it from the mainstream media.

We are watching a media revolution happen, and many in the mainstream media are totally freaking out about it.  In fact, some in the mainstream media have even begun publishing articles that mock the American people for not trusting them.

For example, a recent CNN article entitled “Still ‘paranoid’ after all these years” portrayed Americans that don’t trust the media as paranoid conspiracy theorists that have left rationality behind…
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.
The article goes on to make it sound like it is very irrational not to trust the media, but in this day and age it is imperative that we all learn to think for ourselves.  Blindly trusting someone else to do your thinking for you is very dangerous.

Anyone that does not acknowledge that the mainstream media has an agenda is not being honest with themselves.  The mainstream media presents a view of the world that is very favorable to their big corporate owners and the big corporations that spend billions of dollars to advertise on their networks.  The mainstream media is the mouthpiece of the establishment, and the worldview being pushed on the big networks is going to be consistent with the economic, financial, political and social goals of the establishment.  The mainstream media loves to talk about things that fit with that agenda, and they don’t like to talk about things that suggest that there is something wrong with that agenda.

The following are 25 facts that the mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about right now…

#1 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that gun sales are absolutely skyrocketing in the aftermath of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

#2 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that disarming the population has resulted in some of the most horrific massacres in human history.  The following is from the Warrior Times
1911 – Turkey disarmed its citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians.
1929 – Russia disarmed its citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million Russians.
1935 – China disarmed its citizens, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million Chinese.
1938 – Germany disarmed its citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 the Holocaust occurred.

1956 – Cambodia disarmed its citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered 1 million Educated people.
1964 – Guatemala disarmed its citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000 Mayan Indians.
1970 – Uganda disarmed its citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000 Christians.
#3 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that a bill allowing for the “indefinite military detention of US citizens on American soil” was passed by the U.S. Senate on Friday.

#4 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that volcanoes all along the Ring of Fire are roaring to life.  It seems like a new eruption is being reported every few days now.  In fact, a red alert has just been issued for a massive volcano that sits along the border between Chile and Argentina.

#5 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that the use of genetically engineered seeds has caused on explosion of new “super weeds” that are incredibly difficult for farmers to kill.

#6 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that renowned trends forecaster Gerald Celente is predicting a “financial disaster” in 2013.

#7 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that it is easier to get into Harvard than it is to get a job as a flight attendant in America today.

#8 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that nearly 400 TSA employees have been fired for stealing from travelers since 2003.

#9 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that giant corporations such as Facebook are funneling gigantic amounts of money through offshore banking havens such as the Cayman Islands in an effort to avoid taxes.

#10 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that the U.S. dollar is in danger of losing its status as the primary reserve currency of the world.

#11 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that Barack Obama has gone off to vacation in Hawaii while the rest of the nation hopes for a fiscal cliff deal to get done.  Of course the mainstream media has to mention that he is on vacation because they always keep track of what the president does, but they are not making a big deal out of it because they love Obama.  And it sounds like Obama is having quite a good time on his little vacation
The president is expected to indulge in some of his favorite pastimes on the island where he was born and raised: golf, an expedition for the local treat 'shave ice,' and an evening out with family and friends. He hit the links at the nearby Marine Corps base under sunny skies on Saturday afternoon.
#12 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that there are government websites that give immigrants instructions about how to come over to our country and apply for welfare.

#13 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that the U.S. economy is losing millions of jobs to nations where it is legal to pay workers slave labor wages.  The mainstream media is totally married to the one world economic agenda that their corporate owners make so much money from, and so they say nothing as a steady stream of businesses and jobs continue to leave the country.

#14 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that the recent tax increase is causing large numbers of wealthy individuals to consider moving out of the state of California.

#15 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that hunger and poverty are absolutely exploding in the United States at the same time that they are telling us that the economy is “recovering”.

#16 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that North Korea now has a three-stage rocket with enough range to potentially hit the western United States.

#17 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that the United States Postal Service is losing 25 million dollars a day and is on the verge of financial collapse.

#18 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that our biggest oil supplier in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, still kills people for changing religions.

#19 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that political correctness is taking over America.  The truth is that the media does not see any problem with that at all.

#20 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that nearly half a million employees of the federal government are making more than $100,000 a year.

#21 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that the birth rate in the United States fallen to an all-time low.  The elite are actually absolutely thrilled that less babies are being born.

#22 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that violent crime in the United States increased by 18 percent in 2011 and that many major U.S. cities are seeing violent crime totally spiral out of control.

#23 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that Barack Obama received more than 99 percent of the vote in more than 100 precincts in Ohio on election day.


#24 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that during the first four years of the Obama administration, the U.S. national debt grew by about as much as it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that George W. Bush took office.

#25 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that the Federal Reserve created the conditions for the last financial crisis and their mismanagement of the economy has now brought us to the verge of another horrible economic downturn.  According to the mainstream media, the Federal Reserve is “above politics” and should not be criticized.

Are there any other items that you feel should be added to this list?  Please feel free to share them by posting a comment below…

This article first appeared here at the American Dream.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.



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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent. Yes gun control is coming down the pike. These shootings have been very suspicious from the start.

People should start preparing for food shortage, they are going to try to starve folks.

Peace

http://SurvivalFoodGear.com

Anonymous said...

Apparently many Americans are buying record numbers of firearms, and I don’t think they are buying them in preparation of handing them to big brother. I suspect trust in the government is all but gone nationally and most of us realize something wicked this way comes and we are getting ready for it like any sane populace.

Anonymous said...

There never seems to be any media mention of the never ending chemtrail operations either.

Anonymous said...

And the useful idiots will be rounded up 1st thing... hahaha

Anonymous said...

Re : item # 2 Buy yourself a sword, learn how to use it...for the day you have no ammo and or as a back up to that fancy rifle (do you know basic Maint. steps). A sword will not run out of ammo....

Anonymous said...

Here is why. I need an assault rifle because I live under the rule of a government who thinks it has the right to take away my assault rifle; a government who dictates who I can marry, what I can eat, drink, and smoke; a government who uses force to take my money away from me, who charges me rent (property tax) to live in my own home: a government who commits acts of war without the consent of the people, who murders it's own citizens without probable cause or due process; a government who has monopolized the currency with which I can trade my goods and services, then devalued that currency through inflation and taxation; a government which uses the tyranny of democracy rather than the freedom of a republic.

Angel said...

Agreed Anon. 12:29! Where's the chemtrail news reports?!!! HELLLOOOOO?? Look UP! It's not hiding. It's in plain damn sight!

Anonymous said...

There is never any mention of Agenda 21, or the NWO (New World Order), Planned Population Control or Human Resources, and very little on the truth about FEMA Camps that are more like Prison Camps, or the 128 Underground Bases/Shelters that have been built all across the country, and one in Isreal that they are building right now that is known.

Anonymous said...

While focusing attention on "military-style assault weapons" (technically meaningless code for legal firearms that "look scary"), passing reference is usually given to the supposed need for an increased focus on mental health services, particularly for "troubled youth."

What they REALLY don't want to talk about is that the majority of these shooters are graduates of the psycho-pharmaceutical/psychiatric system which begins medicating children for newly-discovered/invented behavioral disorders before school age and continues this psychotropic drugging through high school and beyond. Test trials were carried out long enough to determine that, among other unpleasant side effects of many of these new mind-altering meds are unbidden thoughts of violence and suicide. The drugs were and are released and administered anyway, to ever increasing numbers of children of all ages.

We are now finding out what the long-term side effects of these drugs are, whether alone or in combination. Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and a dozen other Gun-Free Horror Zones...the exact sorts places where the shooters spent their socio/formative years under the influence of mind-and-behavior altering chemicals: schools. Not always, but too often to be coincidence.

Jared Loughner and James Holmes also had a history of psychiatric/psychotropic treatment, and Dr. Hasan at Ft. Hood actually administered these drugs to soldiers (and perhaps to himself).

How many toxicology reports from autopsies of the captured or suicided perps do we hear about?

http://abcnews.go.com/US/oregon-mall-shooter-aurora-theater-shooter-wore-masks/story?id=17943361

Even without getting into such dangerous waters as MK-Ultra mind control and black ops backup (whatever happens to those extra shooters and "persons of interest" reported by witnesses and first responders?), the MSM could at least do us the courtesy of addressing the obvious.

Rather than continuously harp on the meme that "no one needs assault weapons" or hosting pointless he said/she said debates on whether it's guns that kill people or people who kill people, the media might rather do some investigative research into the psychotropic medications connection.

Anonymous said...

Excellent article and comments.

I would add the following to the list of things the MSM doesn't want to talk about.

1. Zionism (and of course anti-Zionism is always labeled anti-Semitism).

2. The Deity of Christ (oh, they may talk about Jesus, but always in secular/humanistic terms).

3. Numbers of abortions, the rights of the un-birthed, the pushing of abortion "rights" in foreign countries, "peak population", etc.

4. States' rights vs. Federal government (again, they may talk about the issues, but always pushing the Big Government agenda).

5. The demise of the nation/state and coincidental loss of national sovereignty as the inevitible result of the Globalist agenda.

Anonymous said...

Another excellent article Mr. Snyder. Another thing to be noted is...why so many Republicans are calling for gun control now. Wow. If we can't reach them.... we are history. Everyone tell your unlearned Republican friends that we need Americans armed. Tell them Communist China has a 200 MILLION man army. And if we can't pay them back. They might come for our LAND. That usually wakes them up in short order. beholdapalehorse.tv

Anonymous said...

He that takes up the sword dies by the sword! We are not dealing with flesh and blood we are dealing with the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places. Here is where intelligence comes in. They are masters of deception and use pycological warfare on the masses. All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. All of this financial and economic crisis is an underlining cause which is greed breeds corruption and fraud. The only way to deal with it is exposing it and shining the light of truth by not being a participant in it. What these predator and magots fear the most is when the majority of the people unite against their opressors.

Anonymous said...

This complete travesty has gotten far out of control, to the point rationality plays no part. Frankly, I think evil and insanity has infiltrated the halls of power to such a degree that nothing less than scrapping the entire system will save anyone.


Nothing less than Lord Jesus(El Christo) return will save us at all, and I mean nothing. This country will completely fall.


In the interim, it is incumbent on those know best the machinations of the enemy (Israel / the false God / positive thought harpies/vampires) to stand tall & refuse every area where the Apparatus proposes to take away the firearms. Do not give up your 1st amendment, and never give up your 2nd amendment!

What we have here is nothing less than total deception being played out, so question everything you see on TV or hear online. The safest bet is to believe that no one holds all the answers, and everyone else has only a piece of the answers.

Thereby, you and those closest to you are the only ones with the answers and as was the case in years past it should remain this way.

Do everything in your power I say to preserve the 1st and 2nd amendment, against all invaders, Foreign or domestic; until the very end and I do mean end. Beyond that, even with all the criminals being rounded up, all we can do is ask God to rout this country to the bone. Remove and extract all evil from this land, by having mercy on those who still do good works. Invoca Amen.

Bill Michtom said...

Excuse me folks. Started at #1. Got to #5 before it was clear that this is bullshit:

#1 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that gun sales are absolutely skyrocketing in the aftermath of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Google search shows articles at abc, nbc, fox, forbes, yahoo news, latimes, reuters, cnbc

#2 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that disarming the population has resulted in some of the most horrific massacres in human history.
Sorry. But Australia bought back and banned assault weapons in 1996 and haven't had a mass shooting since.

#3 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that a bill allowing for the “indefinite military detention of US citizens on American soil” was passed by the U.S. Senate on Friday.
Found articles at Forbes, Discover, The Hill, NY Times, Washington Post

#4 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that volcanoes all along the Ring of Fire are roaring to life.
Articles at CNN, LA Times, NBC, News

#5 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that the use of genetically engineered seeds has caused on explosion of new “super weeds”
Articles at US News, NY Times, The Atlantic, NBC News

Stop wasting your own and other people's time with your nonsense.

Anonymous said...

The mainstream media also will not talk about the REAL unemployment numbers. Or NAFTA. The FAKE elections which are now being done very very easily by only a few people by non-verifiable computerized voting machines and the central tabulators where election results are changed at will to whatever is wanted. Building 7. Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth. The OBVIOUS controlled demolitions of the THREE WTC buildings on 911. Those just came up right off the top of my head without thinking about it. I could go on and on all day if I start thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

The mainstream media really should talk more about the fact most of these mass murders have been done by crazy WHITE men. What is up with that? Too bad they don't just blow their own heads off and leave the rest of us alone! I would welcome these nuts killing themselves and saving the taxpayers the expense of a trial & prison time.

I want more gun control. No redneck Billy Bob needs a gun that shoots more than 6 bullets and a rifle that shoots 2. These rednecks are not Navy Seals and have no right to own military style guns - period! For the hunters, I'm sure 30 bullets blown into your prey is not the way you prefer your meat you intend to dress & eat.



Anonymous said...

When a tyrannical government uses it's assault rifles to take away my rights, it would be beyond immoral to expect me to defend those rights with my grandpa's shotgun. That is why I need an assault rifle.

Anonymous said...

Affordable health care is taking away jobs and at the very lest cutting people down to 29 hours a week because companies just can not afford to offer insurance to everyone over 30 hours.

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