US Media: Washington’s Prostitutes Tell & Sell Lies

Paul Craig Roberts on Silencing the Critics

BiasedMediaI just finished reading Paul Craig Roberts’ latest commentary on silencing the critics. It is a must read- maybe not for the already-vigilant minority who’ve been saying and writing about this for years, but for those still in denial. Here are a few fiery excerpts telling the truth as it is:

The idea that the US is a democracy when it most definitely does not have a free watchdog press is laughable. But the media is not laughing. It is lying. Just like the government, every time the US mainstream media opens its mouth or writes one word, it is lying. Indeed, its corporate masters pay its employees to tell lies. That is their job. Tell the truth, and you are history like Buchanan and Napolitano and Helen Thomas.

Whose interests are being served by Washington’s endless and multi-trillion dollar wars? Certainly not the interests of the 50 million Americans with no access to health care, nor by the 1,500,000 American children who are homeless, living in cars, rundown motel rooms, tent cities, and the storm sewers under Las Vegas, while huge amounts of public funds are used to bail out banks and squandered in wars of hegemony.

The US has no independent print and TV media. It has prostitutes who are paid for the lies that they tell. The US government in its pursuit of its immoral aims has attained the status of the most corrupt government in human history. Yet Obama speaks as if Washington is the font of human morality.

Thank you Mr. Roberts for telling it as it is. I’d also add government whistleblowers to the list in this article- those who’ve been persecuted and prosecuted for exposing the current ugly truth about this beast called US Government.

AntiWarWhile we are on the topic of media I want to respond to Justin Raimondo’s appeal for more generous funds at AntiWar.Com. In the past I was one of the vocal supporters of this website. I still am a follower of Raimondo and Philip Giraldi’s articles and analyses, and respect them both. However too much has changed over there. Since their newcomers the site has strayed away from being an alternative, and has become a major promoter of the same mainstream media it was originally created to counter.  In fact, if you go and check their headlines you’ll see that over 50% of their ‘news’ is linked directly to the worst culprits among the mainstream media prostitutes: Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, Fox News … Just have a quick comb through their last few weeks and you’ll see what I am talking about.

Here are a few excerpts from what I wrote on this topic last December:

Next, I want you to monitor the Antiwar.Com website for a while. This once-upon-a-time excellent website has been going through tremendous not so pretty changes. Coincidentally, these changes coincide with recent mysterious appearances of their donor angels. What I want you to look for and keep tabs on:

1- More and more they’ve been citing articles and news from their once-culprit foe US MSM. Their updates are filled with NYT, WP, CNN, Huffington Post …created twists and spins.

2- If you remember, a few months ago they put on this publicity and PR campaign for the Soros-Rockefeller funded NGO who actually gave Obama an award for being the most transparent president of the United States.

3- Check out their author column. Do you notice my name there? Well, since the unnamed mysterious donors showed up, about 2 years ago, to round up their half a million dollars a year fund, they have decided to keep my name but completely censor anything I write on their ‘once-upon-a-time’ issues: police state, perpetual wars, secrecy, whistleblowers…

4- Contrary to their title, name, they have been loudly and repeatedly and unquestioningly reporting only the unsupported numbers killed by the Assad regime in Syria, Assad’s alleged inflicted massacres, and …Now, for a site called AntiWar, they are either willingly or unintentionally beating the war drums and spreading unconfirmed propaganda, exactly the same way our infamous MSM has been doing…

It is truly a shame. I like and have been following a few of their excellent editorial writers such as Raimondo and Giraldi. They usually have a good selection of editorials. And as I said, they used to be exemplary as an independent news roundup site on civil liberties and war related topics.

You can read my commentaries on this topic here and here.

We need solid true alternative news and views websites. We need to have more of them instead of losing the few we already have. It is not too late for AntiWar.Com. They can take this opportunity and review the ‘factors’ that have led to their changes that haven’t been for the better; or for any good at all. Do they need this newcomer woman who has been blocking true alternative views by those still listed at their site as contributors? Do they need a communicator who has been labeling all their critics as ‘Anti-Semite’? Do they want to have $400,000 a year to act as RSS Feed for the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, Fox, AOL’s Huffington Post and LA Times?

Obviously I am not the only loyal follower they have lost. But it is not too late. At least I hope it isn’t.

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  1. It’s not all bad yet. They still have Scott Horton interviewing folks like Pepe Escobar on Anti-War Radio. Interestingly, in about the last 5 minutes of his latest interview with Pepe Escobar here

    http://antiwar.com/radio/2012/02/16/pepe-escobar-18/

    they talk about Syria and about how hard it is to get reliable information on the civil war there. Escobar mentions that he has a source in the country who tells him that about half of the latest reported 5,000 casualties are police and many others are civilians caught in the cross-fire.

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