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The mainstream media is completely co-opted by its corporate ownership, unwilling to report the news, check the facts, and simply tell the truth. The only way for Americans to know what's really going on is to access the European press, or the independent press, or to spend a lot of time reading trustworthy weblogs. Your average American doesn't have time in the day to do that kind of research. So it's taken five years for average Americans to notice the horse manure than now covers the country.

The fact that the secret groups, that steer the government, have a long term agenda and that the government lies at any time about anything and controls the main stream media, it is imperative that all people break out of their cognitive dissonance and realize that things are not always as they seem nor as common knowledge provides.

The web sites that follow are dedicated to exposing the lies, omissions and disinformation perpetrated by the mainstream media and used to control you the people by leading you astray. Just remember all that false propaganda in the run up to the Iraq war was exposed by this site and others like it before the war ever started. How did we know? By reading the real news here and from real news sites.


How the US news media fails us - RFK jr.


The CFR controls American media and Your Mind
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"The Press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of
 the government and inform the people. Only a free and
 unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in
 government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free
 press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from
 deceiving the people."
 -– Hugo Black, Supreme Court Justice

"Our republic and its press will rise or fall together. An
 able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained
 intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can
 preserve that public virtue without which popular government
 is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press
 will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to
 mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the
 journalism of future generations."
 -- Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaper publisher

"If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind,
 it is now possible to control and regiment the masses
 according to our will without them knowing it."
 -- Edward Bernays, Father of propaganda

"Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing
 can fail. Without it nothing can succeed. He who molds public
 opinion is greater than he who enacts laws."
 -- President Abraham Lincoln

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any
 significance in the major media."
 -- William Colby, Former Director, CIA

"When you control opinion, as corporate America controls
 opinion in the United States by owning the media, you can make
 the masses believe almost anything you want, and guide them as
 you please."  
 -- Gore Vidal

"America is a quarter of a billion people totally misinformed
 and disinformed by their government. This is tragic but our
 media is -- I wouldn't even say corrupt -- it's just beyond
 telling us anything that the government doesn't want us to
 know."
 -- Gore Vidal

"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of
 the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has
 ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all
 objectivity - much less dissent."
 -- Gore Vidal

"Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions
 for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the
 structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is
 essential that public opinion should be enlightened."
 -- George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796

"The Greatest Enemy Of Knowledge Is Not Ignorance...
 ...It Is The Illusion Of Knowledge"
 -- Stephen Hawking

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
 -- Henry David Thoreau

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when
 everything the American public believes is false."
 -- William Casey, CIA Director (first staff meeting, 1981)

"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for
 a couple hundred dollars a month." - CIA operative discussing
 with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the
 availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA
 propaganda and cover stories. "Katherine The Great," by
 Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)

"The essence of the lie implies, in fact, that the liar is
 actually in complete possession of the truth which he is
 hiding."
 -- Jean-Paul Sartre

"The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed
 than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is
 nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods
 and errors."
 -- Thomas Jefferson 

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence
 that it is not utterly absurd."
 -- Bertrand Russell, British mathematician, philosopher

"The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is
 promoting the disarmament of U.S. sovereignty and national
 independence and submergence into an all powerful, one world
 government."
 -- Chester Ward, Rear Admiral and former Navy Judge Advocate

"The CFR, dedicated to one-world government, financed by a
 number of the largest tax-exempt foundations, and wielding
 such power and influence over our lives in the areas of
 finance, business, labor, military, education and mass
 communication media, should be familiar to every American
 concerned with good government and with preserving and
 defending the U.S. Constitution and our free-enterprise
 system. Yet, the nation's right to know machinery – the news
 media – usually so aggressive in exposures to inform our
 people, remain conspicuously silent when it comes to the CFR,
 its members and their activities... The CFR is the
 establishment. Not only does it have influence and power in
 key decision-making positions at the highest levels of
 government to apply pressure from above, but it also finances
 and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below,
 to justify the high-level decisions for converting the United
 States from a sovereign constitutional republic into a servile
 member of a one-world dictatorship."
 -- Representative John R. Rarick


MEDIA MEMBERSHIP: Council On Foreign Relations (CFR) Trilateral Commission (TC)

CBS                            Hodding Carter III CFR         Seymour Topping CFR
Laurence A. Tisch, CEO CFR     Daniel Schorr CFR              James Greenfield CFR
Roswell Gilpatric CFR          Associated Press (AP)          Max Frankel CFR
James Houghton CFR/TC          Stanley Swinton CFR            Jack Rosenthal CFR
Henry Schacht CFR/TC           Harold Anderson CFR            John Oakes CFR
Dan Rather CFR                 Katherine Graham CFR/TC        Harrison Salisbury CFR
Richard Hottelet CFR                                          H.L. Smith CFR
Frank Stanton CFR              Reuters                        Steven Rattner CFR
                               Micheal Posner CFR             Richard Burt CFR
NBC/RCA                                                       Flora Lewis TC
John F. Welch, Jr., CEO CFR    Baltimore Sun
Jane Pfeiffer CFR              Henry Trewhitt CFR             Time, Inc.
Lester Crystal CFR/TC                                         Ralph Davidson CFR
R. W. Sonnenfeldt CFR/TC       Washington Times               Donald M. Wilson CFR
John Petty CFR                 Amaud de Borchgrave CFR        Henry Grunwald CFR
Tom Brokaw CFR                                                Alexander Heard CFR
David Brinkley CFR             Children's TV Workshop         Sol Linowitz CFR/TC
John Chancellor CFR            (Sesame Street)                Thomas Watson, Jr. CFR
Marvin Kalb CFR                Joan Ganz Cooney, Pres. CFR    Strobe Talbott TC
Irving R. Levine CFR
Herbert Schlosser CFR          Cable News Network (CNN)       Newsweek/Washington Post
Peter G. Peterson CFR          W. Thomas Johnson, pres. TC    Katherine Graham CFR
John Sawhill CFR               Daniel Schorr CFR              N. deB. Katzenbach CFR
                                                              Robert Christopher CFR
ABC                            New York Times                 Osborne Elliot CFR
Thomas S. Murphy, CEO CFR      Richard Gelb CFR               Phillip Geyelin CFR
Barbara Walters CFR            William Scranton CFR/TC        Murry Marder CFR
John Connor CFR                John F. Akers, Dir. CFR        Maynard Parker CFR
Diane Sawyer CFR               Louis V. Gerstner,Jr.,Dir.CFR  George Will CFR/TC
John Scali CFR                 George B. Munroe, Dir. CFR     Robert Kaiser CFR
                               Donald M. Stewart, Dir. CFR    Meg Greenfield CFR
Public Broadcast Service(PBS)  Cyrus R. Vance, Dir. CFR       Walter Pincus CFR
Robert MacNeil CFR             A.M. Rosenthal CFR             Peter Osnos CFR
Jim Lehrer CFR                 Murray Gart CFR                Don Oberdorfer CFR
Charlane Hunter-Gault CFR    
    
THE CIA AND THE MEDIA BY CARL BERNSTEIN How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up
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2005 Council on Foreign Relations Membership Roster
Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, & Bilderberg Rosters
Council on Foreign Relations Exposed!

The corporatist media has become over the years, but especially since 9/11, a very dangerous adversary to We the People. This institution has the power of the television, the greatest weapon of mass control ever devised, and thus it possesses the power of influence, of control, and of concocting views and opinions. This adversary, once a bastion of truth and integrity, has over the years become a tool of corporatism to dictate reality and its version of truth to the people. It lies and deceives to protect the interests of corporations and the state, and its journalists turned propagandists do nothing to dispel the rumor that they are nothing but stenographers to those in power. The corporatist media has over the last six years hidden inconvenient truths from the people, as well as distracted us from reality through the tele-trash they saturate the airwaves with. By hiding truth now known through the Internet and telling us the endless lies of the state as if they are sacrosanct its true nature has been exposed for all to see. A greater adversary to truth and We the People does not presently exist.

The dominant major media have always functioned to achieve what noted Australian academic, author and psychologist Alex Carey called "taking the risk out of democracy" to "protect corporate power against democracy" by acting as national thought-control police gatekeepers controlling what information reaches the public and what's suppressed. It's worse than ever now resulting from virtually uninterrupted media consolidation with friendly Democrat and Republican administrations allowing five giant global media cartels today to control most newspapers, magazines, radio, television, book publishing, and films. Other than the internet, they hold a stranglehold over the kinds of news, information, entertainment and other programming and material most people get from which they form their views of the nation's state, its government, and the world.

The media giants supplying it are master manipulators. They make sure the public gets their one-sided corporate/state-friendly views in their role as government/business partners instead of their watchdogs. It's called censorship, the willful suppression of free expression, ideas and thought in an age of sophisticated mind control "manufactur(ing) of consent" (see Manufacturing Consent - Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky) in a democracy where it can't be done by force. It's an effort to program the public mind to go along with whatever agenda best serves wealth and power by effectively suppressing dissent against it.

In 1983, 50 corporations controlled most of the news reporting in the United States. Today ONLY FIVE corporations control most of the news you watch, hear, or read in the United States. Some of these corporations make weaponry. Some of them own pharmaceutical stock. Some are owned by friends of the President.

Do you really trust these corporations to service the best interests of the public first? Or do you think they might choose to service themselves and their friends instead? Check out some of these sites and decide for yourself:

Media Watch



"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is
 advertising".
 -- Former NBC news prez Rubin Frank

"A press that is hostage to its investors is no more a free
 press than one that is hostage to government. Surely, great
 universities, and even lesser ones, can understand this."
 -- William F. Woo, Visiting Professor of Professional
    Journalism at Stanford University

"The news and truth are not the same thing."
 -- Walter Lippmann

"The people will believe what the media tells them they believe."
 -- George Orwell

"Americans are too broadly underinformed to digest nuggets of
 information that seem to contradict what they know of the
 world. ... Instead, news channels prefer to feed Americans a
 constant stream of simplified information, all of which fits
 what they already know. That way they don't have to devote
 more air time or newsprint space to explanations or further
 investigations."
 -- Tom Fenton, former CBS foreign correspondent

"Politicians and the media have conspired to infantilize, to dumb
 down, the American public. At heart, politicians don't believe
 that Americans can handle complex truths, and the news media,
 especially television news, basically agrees."
 -- Tom Fenton, former CBS foreign correspondent

"If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind,
 is it not possible to control and regiment the masses
 according to our will without their knowing about it?"
 -- Edward Bernays, The father of PR and propaganda

"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant
 facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.
 For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth
 and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of
 its people."
 -- John F. Kennedy

"Media manipulation in the U.S. today is more efficient than
 it was in Nazi Germany, because here we have the pretense that
 we are getting all the information we want. That misconception
 prevents people from even looking for the truth."
 -- Mark Crispin Miller

"Expecting FOX News to report real news is about as silly as
 waiting for George Bush and Dick Cheney to tell the truth...
 Americans care, but it's tough to care when you don't know
 what's going on. That ignorance is what the warmakers count
 on and what the corporate media delivers."
 -- Amy Goodman

"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what
 we decide they ought to have."
 -- Richard Salent, Former President CBS News.

"Truth has become such a valuable commodity that the government
 of the United States and the media use it sparingly."
 -- Netctr.com

"Television is altering the meaning of "being informed" by
 creating a species of information that might properly be
 called disinformation... Disinformation does not mean false
 information. It means misleading information - misplaced,
 irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information -
 information that creates the illusion of knowing something,
 but which in fact leads one away from knowing."
 -- Neil Postman

"One cannot wage war under present conditions without the
 support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the
 press and other forms of propaganda."
 -- General Douglas MacArthur

"fascism - A system of government that exercises a
 dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the
 merging of state and business leadership, together with
 belligerent nationalism."
 -- The American Heritage Dictionary, 1983

"We are 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 subjected to the lights of publicity during those years.
 But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march
 towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of
 an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable
 to the national auto-determination practiced in past
 centuries."
 -- David Rockefeller, Bilderberg Meeting, June 1991 Baden,
    Germany

"The twentieth century has been characterized by three
 developments of great political importance: the growth of
 democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of
 corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power
 against democracy."
 -- Alex Carey - Australian scholar on propaganda techniques

"If you tell a big enough Lie, and keep on repeating it, in the
 end people will come to believe it."
 -- Josef Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda chief

"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation
 of public opinion."
 -- Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history,
 as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is
 not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if
 you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in
 print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of
 the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar
 salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so
 foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the
 streets looking for another job.

"If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my
 paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
 The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie
 outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of
 Mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know
 it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an
 independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich
 men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the
 strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our
 lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual
 prostitutes."
 -- New York Press Club in 1880, John Swinton, the former Chief
    of Staff at the New York Times "The Dean of His Profession"

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized
 habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in
 democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism
 of society constitute an invisible government which is the
 true ruling power of our country.

"We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our
 ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. ...

"Whatever attitude one chooses toward this condition, it
 remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives,
 whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social
 conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the
 relatively small number of persons-a trifling fraction of our
 hundred and twenty million-who understand the mental processes
 and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the
 wires which control the public mind, who harness old social
 forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world."
 -- Edward Bernays, The father of PR and propaganda

"Many are those who trade in tricks and simulated miracles,
 duping the foolish multitude, and if nobody unmasked their
 subterfuges, they would impose them on everyone."
 -- Leonardo da Vinci

"The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what
 Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great
 propaganda accomplishments of the dominate political mythology."
 -- Michael Parenti

"Democracy is not about trust; it is about distrust. It is about
 accountability, exposure, open debate, critical challenge, and
 popular input and feedback from the citizenry. It is about
 responsible government. We have to get our fellow Americans to
 trust their leaders less and themselves more, trust their own
 questions and suspicions, and their own desire to know what is
 going on."
 -- Michael Parenti

"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can
 shield the people from the political, economic and/or military
 consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for
 the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the
 truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension,
 the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State."
 -- Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda 1933-1945 

"BRAINWASH - to indoctrinate so intensively and thoroughly as to
 effect a radical transformation of beliefs and mental attitudes."
 --Webster's New World Dictionary

"Psychological Warfare - The use of propaganda or other
 psychological means to influence of confuse the thinking,
 undermine the moral, of an enemy or opponent."
 --Webster's New World Dictionary

"Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free
 speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is
 the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational
 fears."
 -- Justice Louis Brandeis

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized
 habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in
 democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism
 of society constitute an invisible government which is the
 true ruling power of our country."
 -- Edward Bernays, Propaganda, 1928

"In the councils of Government, we must guard against the
 acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or
 unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential
 for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will
 persist. We must never let the weight of this combination
 endanger our liberties or democratic processes."
 -- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell address to the
    Nation, Jan. 17, 1961, Washington, D.C. (107)

"Unless you become more watchful in your States and check this
 spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you
 will in the end find that the most important powers of
 Government have been given or bartered away, and the control
 of your dearest interests have been passed into the hands of
 these corporations."
 -- President Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837 (2)

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves
 me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . .
 corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in
 high places will follow, and the money power of the country
 will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the
 prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a
 few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
 -- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864, from a letter
    to Col. William F. Elkins (3)

"The CIA is not now nor has it ever been a central intelligence
 agency. It is the covert action arm of the President's foreign
 policy advisers. In that capacity it overthrows or supports
 foreign governments while reporting 'intelligence' justifying
 those activities. It shapes its intelligence, even in such
 critical areas as Soviet nuclear weapons capability, to support
 presidential policy. Disinformation is a large part of its
 covert action responsibility, and the American people are the
 primary target of its lies."
 -- Ralph McGehee former CIA intelligence analyst
    "Deadly Deceits: My 25 Years in the CIA"

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate
 the growth of private power to a point where it becomes
 stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its
 essence, is Fascism--ownership of government by an individual,
 by a group, or any controlling private power."
 -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt (76)

"The masters of the government of the United States are the
 combined capitalists and manufacturers of the United States."
 -- President Woodrow Wilson, address, New York City,
    9 September, 1912. (103)

"The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can
 supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever
 attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim."
 -- Gustave Le Bon; "The Crowd"

"Behind the visible government there is an invisible
 government upon the throne that owes the people no loyalty and
 recognizes no responsibility. To destroy this invisible
 government, to undo the ungodly union between corrupt business
 and corrupt politics is the task of a statesman."
 -- Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States,
    during his 1912 election campaign (104)

"With terror, tyranny came to power, and with terror, it holds
 onto its power. The sciences have been subordinated to
 authoritarian rule. Biology has been falsified, in order to
 externalize the privileges of the propertied classes."
 -- Manifesto, Second International Congress of Socialist
    Physicians in Brno, Czechoslovakia, 1934 (105)

"Power that controls the economy should be in the hands of
 elected representatives of the people, not in the hands of an
 industrial oligarchy."
 -- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas ruling against the
    United States Steel Corporation in 1948 (106)

"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does
 not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they
 draw their gains."
 -- Thomas Jefferson to Horatio Gates Spafford, 17 Mar. 1817,
    cited in Papers 14:221 (1)

"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be
 believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths
 of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously
 and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds
 renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one,
 for they themselves often tell little lies but would be
 ashamed to tell a big one."
 -– Hitler, Mein Kampf

"It is a quite special secret pleasure how the people around us
 fail to realize what is really happening to them."
 -- Adolf Hitler

"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."
 -- Adolf Hitler
    




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