Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
US Corporate Media Falsifiers
By Paul Balles
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, June 13, 2011
I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who
show an even greater readiness to submit. -- Thucydides
after day, US corporate TV anchor after anchor has been boasting "News from
all angles, from all points of view."
There's never been such an
open campaign to convince television viewers they aren't being brainwashed
by the media's restricted point of view.
In what appears to be an
attempt to outfox the Fox News Network, which has never admitted the truth
about their own political bias, the more liberal networks of NBC, MSNBC,
CBS, ABC and CNN now propagandize their viewers with outright lies.
Dozens of liberal commentators, from MSNBC's Chris Matthews to CNN's
Christiane Amanpour, have been making a mantra out of "News from all angles,
from all points of view."
When a media spokesperson makes a claim
like that, he or she should make sure of its truth or refuse to repeat the
Those who have been misinforming their audiences are
intelligent enough to know that they are deceiving their viewers. Is
it possible, for example, that any news reporter would not know of the
mediaís anti-Islamic brainwashing?
How can they continue to report
on events like the Quran burning or the objections to the planned Islamic
centre in New York without exposing the Islamaphobia? Where has the Muslim
angle or point of view in the news been?
The internet is full of
examples of under-reported news. One source of such stories is Project
Censored who lists the Top Censored Stories of 2011:
1. Global Plans
to Replace the Dollar
2. US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter
on the Planet
3. Internet Privacy and Personal Access at Risk
Operates Secret Detention and Courts
5. Blackwater (Xe): The Secret US
War in Pakistan
6. Health Care Restrictions Cost Thousands of Lives in US
7. External Capitalist Forces Wreak Havoc in Africa
8. Massacre in
Peruvian Amazon over US Free Trade Agreement
9. Human Rights Abuses
Continue in Palestine
10. US Funds and Supports the Taliban
Harvard Professor Stephen Walt reports that as early as 2005, 78 percent of
the news media, 72 percent of military leaders and 69 percent of foreign
affairs specialists believed that backing Israel seriously damages America's
image around the world.
That factual revelation isnít something you
hear on TV. If 78 percent of the news media hold that belief, they are not
Ex-Israeli author and jazz musician Gilad Atzmon
writes regular internet columns on the Middle East. He has zero
respect for the mainstream media, commenting:
websites and blogs are far more informative than the mainstream media.
Collectively, we provide a source of information that people can trust, and
we are rapidly becoming the main source of information.
Twitter, online blogs and websites with alternative news and commentary are
slowly making mainstream media obsolete.
Major stories have been
censored by the mainstream media. Often the censorship raises questions
about why an important story has been censored.
The media has kept
the fact that Obama has cut domestic spending while increasing military
spending under wraps. Much military spending is unjustifiable and
Apart from any conspiracy theories about 9/11, serious
questions about discrepancies in the official reports have been totally
ignored by leading commentators.
Also censored by the networks are
health risks in personal products like cosmetics and suntan lotion with
Not satisfied with manufacturing cover-ups, the
networks have now resorted to brainwashing viewers with lies about reporting
the news from all angles and all points of view.