Berto Jongman: YouTube 14:17) 2012 Corbett Report on Media Manipulation

Corruption, Media
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Published on Jan 2, 2012

SOURCES AND TRANSCRIPT: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=3588

As the US and Iranian governments escalate tensions in the already volatile Straits of Hormuz, and China and Russia begin openly questioning Washington’s interference in their internal politics, the world remains on a knife-edge of military tension. Far from being a dispassionate observer of these developments, however, the media has in fact been central to increasing those tensions and preparing the public to expect a military confrontation. But as the online media rises to displace the traditional forms by which the public forms its understanding of the world, many are now beginning to see first hand how the media lies the public into war.

Learn more about the media manipulations behind the beginning of war in this week’s GRTV backgrounder.

Phi Beta Iota: The media today is less about manipulation on its own, and more about serving up the official messages from the cabal on the Wall Street to Washington axis. A few execeptions aside, the media lacks intelligence and integrity. Where it does enjoy both — Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, The Nation — it lacks a whole systems model, true cost economics, or the ability to illuminate “by name” the key people in Washington who are enabling the looting of the 99% on behalf of the 1%. Still lacking is a commitment to expose and eradicate corruption in all its forms.  Every school student should watch this — sadly, their principals are so ignorant as to still believe that Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack, the Iraqis threw babies out of incubators, and 9/11 was 20 ragheads armed with box cutters.

See Also:

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Berto Jongman: Robert Fisk: We Might As Well Name Our Newspapers ‘Officials Say’

John Maguire: Media Spectacle and America’s Withered Circle of Empathy

Mini-Me: Boston Media Manipulation, Known Veteran Double-Amputee Brought in as Actor — Amputees in Action Business — Clergy Barred from “Injured” UPDATE 1.4

Pierre Levy: New Media Literacies (12 of Them)

Review (DVD): Dark Legacy — Compelling Public Indictment of George Bush Senior as CIA Lead for Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Review: Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

Robert Steele Discusses Open Source and Secret Intelligence

Theophillis Goodyear: Time for an Open-Source Truth Blitz on CNN and the Boston Bombing Story — Calling All Bloggers — Kick the Crap Out of CNN, Fox Et Al on Boston NOW — May the Force Be With You!

TRUTHINESS IN DIGITAL MEDIA:A SYMPOSIUM THAT SEEKS TO UNDERSTAND AND ADDRESS PROPAGANDA AND MISINFORMATION IN THE NEW MEDIA ECOSYSTEM