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Friday, August 19, 2011

Mainstream Media - you're seeing the end.

The process of decentralization, due mainly to the WWW, is now starting to become patently obvious. For decades, the "mainstream media" was a convenient tool of the power elite to control much of the opinion making. What do I mean by this? As our political system began to be forced into two sides (democrat or republican), the media began to 'create' or 'make' the opinions that were to be regurgitated and spouted endlessly by the media outlets. The best example of this the artificial "New York Times vs. Wall St. Journal" debate. Supposedly the Republican Conservative crowd followed the WSJ, and the Democratic Liberal crowd followed the NYTimes. For the most part, that was how things went. The editors vetted the editorial pages and the stories and their spin, and little was left up to the imagination, and people looked to these outlets for their 'expert' opinions.
This is quickly coming to an end. Watching this video is one of many proofs. Ron Paul finished second in the Iowa Straw Poll in the Republican primary. Agreeing or disagreeing with R Paul is irrelevant, theoretically it is news that he did so. Jon Stewart noticed that the MSM simply IGNORED this fact. On the big Sunday talk shows, Ron Paul was just not mentioned. How can supposed "news" organizations do this? They do this because they are slow moving sedated dinosaurs. They think this is 1991 - not 2011. Why do they do this? Because they are serfs to the large corporations that own them. Ron Paul has a 30 year history of voting NO to corporate welfare and corporate handouts. The MSM refuses to allow someone of his beliefs a platform. Unfortunately for them, the horse is out of the barn and people are noticing their absurd bias. You should break away from the MSM and use the WWW for most of your news. I use zerohedge and lewrockwell, as well as mises.org and RT.

Recommended reading: The New Media Monopoly, by Ben Bagdikian


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