This article is to be witnessed by all. This is too important to pass up. This man speaks truth to corpomedia and to the growth of the media propaganda machine. Surprise surprise, it has been going on for as long as our oldest people fail to recognize. We at TVNL need to be informed about hoew right jesse is about who and what is our #1 threat.
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
Freedom Next Time: Filmmaker & Journalist John Pilger on Propaganda, the Press, Censorship and Resisting the American Empire
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl? ... /07/130258
Pulls few punches as he outlines the tragedy of empire, the things they do to maintain it and its founders who care nothing for us.
"Liberal Democracy is moving toward a form of corporate dictatorship. This is an historic shift, and the media must not be allowed to be its façade, but itself made into a popular, burning issue, and subjected to direct action," said John Pilger. "That great whistleblower Tom Paine warned that if the majority of the people were denied the truth and the ideas of truth, it was time to storm what he called the Bastille of words. That time is now." We spend the hour airing a recent lecture by the acclaimed Australian filmmaker and muckraker.
When Rupert Murdoch won his bid to take over Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal last week, the Australian media baron brought one of America's oldest, most respected and widely-circulated newspapers into his vast media empire. Murdoch's News Corp media conglomerate owns more than 175 other newspapers as well as the Fox Television network, 21st Century Fox film studios, several satellite networks, MySpace.com, HarperCollins, and much more.
Besides amassing a media empire, Murdoch has repeatedly been accused of using his media holdings to advance his political agenda. In 2003, all of Murdoch's 175 newspapers supported the Iraq invasion. He spoke to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the lead-up to the invasion, some in Blair's inner circle even called him “the 24th member of the [Blair] Cabinet.”
After the announcement of the five billion dollar sale, Murdoch told the New York Times that in order for the Wall Street Journal to remain editorially independent it needed to make healthy profits. Murdoch said "The first road to freedom, is viability."
Well one of Rupert Murdoch's fellow countrymen, an Australian who also resides in Britain, strongly disagrees. John Pilger - the eminent investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker - is a harsh critic of the corporate media. Pilger began his career in journalism close to half a century ago. He has made over 50 documentaries and is the author of numerous books, his most recent is titled "Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire."
Today, we spend the hour with John Pilger talking about journalism, war, propaganda, and silence.
John Pilger, speaking during the Socialism 2007 conference in Chicago.
Spoiler alert- he calls Clinton some very bad names- the worst war president of the last century. But hey, we know they're all in this charade together.
Perhaps SOCIALISM will become the catchphrase of the next century as we search for real solutions to our problems with this vampire corpitalism that has ensnared our logic and reason. Soon we will embrace our only hope - universal sharing and caring. It's always been there waiting for us, but some can be propagandized by greed and spread there disease like a virus, infecting the people of the earth with its material enticements, ensnaring everyone under its delusions.
Now that the earth itself is rejecting our sickness- maybe before we're strong- arm-ageddoned into their vision of solutions at all costs, and see we don't have to pay that price, perhaps we can demand accountability and truth from our media and our leaders. They're being much too secretive about their plans to be trusted any longer! But with the media projecting the news that "fits" to be news, we don't stand a chance at getting the real story out!
I'm afraid it's getting closer to act than we wish to find ourselves, but lets hope we haven't waited too long. Thanks to messages we still get we can use this information to foreplan our approach as to how we will reverse this danger, before it becomes all too real. No news is usually good news unless it is covering the truth. We need truth and truthful information!
Thank you John Pilger for helping us understand how ill informed we are kept. Did you read about what he said about Britains genocide of the Indians from India? Just like I reported in the Avoidable Mortality Post. How about us setting Pol Pot up in Cambodia? Plans that somehow escaped the news? Somehow? Bought and paid for is how!!!