Have you ever heard or read the media discuss the actions of an administration as taking place â€œunder the radar?â€ This term is used to describe events that take place with little public attention. This term is normally used to describe important events that should attract the attention of the public but are not widely â€œdiscussedâ€ and about which most of the public isÂ unaware.
What do you think â€œthe radarâ€ is? The â€œradarâ€ is the â€œpress!â€ When you hear about events taking place â€œbelow the radarâ€ you are really hearing about events that are taking place with the â€œcomplicit cooperationâ€ of the media. This burying of news is intentional and institutional. These events do not go unnoticed by the media; they simply go unreported to the public by the media.
Bill signings, political appointments, nefarious conflicts of interests within government and overt criminal behavior do not go unnoticed by the media. Most of this information is in the public record. Somewhere behind the scenes and beyond the newsrooms of our nation, decisions are made about what news should be brought to the attention of the public and what news should remain â€œunder the radar!â€
This institutionalized complicity by the media was publicly acknowledged by David Rockefeller more than a decade ago:
“We’re grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government..” - David Rockefeller , 1991 in Baden-Baden, Germany
When you ask yourself how George W. Bush can appoint convicted felons and the old Iran Contra gang to important positions within our government, or how a pesticide executive can be appointed to the E.P.A., or how biological warfare programs where super-viruses that can â€œaccidentallyâ€ wipe out humanity get restarted, or how the American public still do not know about the Project for a New American Century, or how nobody seems to know about the multiple military exercises simulating hijackings were taking place in the north east portion of the United States on September 11th, 2001, or how a majority donâ€™t know thing one about Iraq (from before the first gulf war to this very day), or that the Federal Reserve is neither Federal nor is it a reserve, the answer is very simple: the criminally complicit American media, otherwise known as the radar, buried the information. Think about it!