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Does the MSM Lie? Thoughts from A Mere Citizen

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To be truthful, through the last number of years I have lost all faith in the Main Stream Media, especially the New York Times and The New Yorker, and most media personalities. As I’ve aged and gained more experience, including teaching in the School of Communications at ECU, I’ve come to realize that our journalists are little more reliable than the old Pravda writers under the USSR. And we Americans are sadly misinformed about most current events in our country and in the world. Instead of being beholden to and afraid of the government, our news gatherers are beholden to and afraid of the globalist entities that own them.

I used to think that at least the competition between the various media groups provided a bulwark against totalitarianism, but lately, I’ve even lost that bit of hope. Instead it seems that they “entertain” their audiences by a form of kabuki theater that hides as much as it reveals and propels us all toward prearranged goals. Sometimes crucial information is omitted. At other occasions the emphasis and repetition of certain “facts” alter perception of reality, and intermittently, untruths become “true” by the solemnity and frequency of the presentation.

While the New York Times, Rush Limbaugh, and Fox News, for example, usually appear to differ, in the end, they’re adopting similar goals and sweeping our citizens up in the same rush toward an eerie uniformity.

I began to worry about it in the Sixties when we had only ABC, NBC, and CBS for news. Although the personalities were different, the basic news line on each channel was always the same, as if those few stories told in their 22+ minutes of time were the only important things that happened in the entire world.

Then I got a real glimpse of “gaslighting” during the Nixon administration when the carving on Stone Mountain Park was dedicated. Because of the previous unrest at Kent State, Agnew substituted for Nixon as the primary speaker. Since I had just published a short history of the mountain and the new park, my husband and I went to the dedication.

Of course the event was subdued because the nation was mourning the loss of life on both battlefields: civic and military.  We thought Agnew, for all his flaws, gave an excellent speech. He walked a careful line in remaining true to the history and the better character qualities of the men portrayed. As we listened, it seemed obvious that the speech had been through several editors to remove any possible misunderstanding by anyone who heard it.

Then, as we left the park, we listened in astonishment to WSB Radio report on the dedication. It bore absolutely no correlation to what was really said or how it was received by the audience. Then we frantically turned to other news sources, but they all spoke from the same script. And so no one except those few hundred who actually attended the Dedication had the slightest idea of what really happened. While we who know the truth are aging and dying, no doubt the “history” has already been written and accepted even though it is false.

In the late seventies, I read many of Solzhenitsyn’s books as they became available in English, including all three volumes of The Gulag Archipelago. I even gave talks about them in both Stone Mountain and Gainesville, Georgia. His books confirmed through personal recollections what I had already read about the Soviet Union in several places including a course in college, The Russian Revolution: Russia in the Twentieth Century. (My minor was history.) And they made me especially aware of the abysmal effects of a misinformed or ill-informed society. But since that time, I have become sadly aware of these exact problems in my own beloved country.

For an interesting read to back up my assertions, I suggest you read one of Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa’s books. He is the highest ranking Soviet intelligence officer to defect to the West. His first book was written shortly afterwards, Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausecus’ Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption. His second, Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism, was co–authored with Ronald Rychlak, a professor in University of Mississippi’s School of Law. He also has a DVD by the same name, Disinformation: The Secret Strategy to Destroy the West.

Reading either of them (I haven’t seen the DVD.) is like reading a spy novel, but it’s all true. He reveals much that we only suspected during the Cold War, such as, founding the National Council of Churches by undercover Soviet spies to undermine the West, infiltrating the Vatican with high level prelates, bugging every room and phone that St. John Paul II used, and infiltrating the best universities in each Western country. These are admissions by the man who wrote the checks to fund these activities.

Then leapfrogging into the more recent past, I have become aware of the media’s intentional misrepresentations in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, the Michael Brown shooting in Missouri, and Freddie Gray death in Maryland. In each case, rioting ensued, innocent people were hurt, and blacks, feeling marginalized, lashed out at the ones they thought were their enemies. The media, ever eager to increase ad revenue, fanned the flames of anger and indignation with their usual cacophony of misrepresentations and misinterpretations about what actually occurred.

Because the media insists on using a victim/persecutor model to re-frame ever single incident, every single political issue, every single court case, and every single bill in a legislature, our country continues to decline. There are no rational discussions of pro and con. There are no compromises. There is no concern for natural law. There is no acceptance of the Judeo-Christian heritage which formed all of Western civilization.

There is only self righteous indignation over “my rights”*, even the “rights” that are just now appearing after thousands and thousands of years of human societies operating successfully without them. But the media has decreed that all must fall into line; there is no room for non-acceptance. There is no time for rational discussion. There are no dispassionate studies. There is only shaming if you fail to agree with the media’s latest cause.

Same Song; Second Verse Same As the First

Captain Ron Johnson marching with the protestors in Ferguson last week. Scroll to the bottom of this entry to see who they photoshopped out of the picture before publishing it.

Captain Ron Johnson marching with the protestors in Ferguson last week. Scroll to the bottom of this entry to see who they photoshopped out of the picture before publishing it.

As the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, an eerie sameness emerges. And so those who study current events, as opposed to catching the six o’clock news on the run, get the feeling that we’ve seen this movie before. The scenery is different, but most of the action and many of the characters remain the same. Below is a comparison with the last time a white person shot a young black man – the case of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Those who paid attention then now hope against hope for a different outcome from the news media and in popular perception, but as the same people appear with the same speeches as before, it looks more and more like the fix is in and we Americans watch with horror yet another version of the old movie that benefits a few monetarily, hurts most people, and destroys the young black people in our land.

This is a repost of an August 18, 2014 blog entry by Conservative Tree House. http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/08/18/with-big-mike-scheme-team-assembled-well-show-you-the-similarities-of-ferguson-missouri-2014-and-sanford-florida-2012/

With “Big Mike” Scheme Team Assembled – We’ll Show You The Similarities of Ferguson, Missouri 2014 and Sanford, Florida 2012…

The team that is assembled to sell the Mike Brown narrative, and seek the wrongful death financial justice, follows a very specific pattern.   That’s why as we have tracked their specific constructs we are able to label them “The Scheme Team“.  Their pattern is quite predictable.

That pattern includes a networking playbook replete with an index of specific people used toward the end goal of lawsuits.    People like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are the obvious ones.   However, the lesser known -but always present- include Jamal Bryant (Baltimore AME church) and the current NAACP head.

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Also included in the playbook index is a very specific set of national media people who they consider “safe” to sell their chosen narrative.

That’s why yesterday you saw the Mike Brown autopsy leaked to New York Times writer Frances Robles.   Ms. Robles was previously working for the Miami Herald during the Trayvon Martin scheme in 2012 and gained the insiders position of favorability for attorneys Daryl Parks and Benjamin Crump.   Parks and Crump now represent the family of Michael Brown.

Frances Robles - legal collectionMs. Robles works closely with former Herald cohort and now MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid. You’ll see various assemblies of coordinated media strategy showing on the pages and TV screens of Frances Robles, Joy-Ann Reid, Al Sharpton, Goldie Taylor and their network affiliates.  This is how they control the narrative.

Remember “control” is key to advancing a false narrative.

So far the entire Trayvon Martin “scheme team” has almost fully assembled for their 2014 version in Justice for Mike Brown; where “justice” is defined by financial reward.   The only character missing from 2012 is ABC’s Matt Gutman who, I have a hunch, will probably stay out of this one because of how close he came to losing his professional credibility in 2012/2013.   [After the Witness #8 fraud exploded in the Zimmerman case, ABC quickly dispatched Gutman to foreign correspondent roles.  ABC closely avoided civil litigation similar to Zimmerman’s NBC lawsuit]

So with Ms. Robles back in the loop via the Mike Brown autopsy we can take another look at the similarities between the two highly visible schemes:

• The age of both both Brown and Martin was originally misreported. Trayvon was 13, then 15, then 16 and eventually 17. Mike Brown was 17 in most original reports, and then eventually 18.

• Both Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin were at a convenience store immediately before the shooting.

• Both Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin were legally represented by attorney Benjamin Crump, from the Law Firm of Parks and Crump.

• For both shootings Benjamin Crump enlisted the assistance of MSNBC and Al Sharpton.

• Al Sharpton enlisted the AME church network, and Jamal Bryant in both shootings.

• Benjamin Crump and Al Sharpton called for the NAACP’s assistance.

• The New Black Panther Party involved themselves in both shootings.

• The congressional Black Caucus involved themselves in both shootings.

• Neither Brown nor Martin lived in the neighborhood where they were staying. Martin was from Miami Gardens (shot in Sanford), and Brown did not live in Ferguson, MO.

• Brown was staying with his Grandmother, Martin was staying with his dad’s girlfriend.

• In Both cases the media use the catch phrase “unarmed teenager”.  You’ll not find much, if any, reporting without the use of this catch phrase.

• The media called both “a child”, and a “minor child”.

• Both Brown and Martin families refused to help local police officers and demanded federal intervention.

• Eric Holder used the FBI and the Civil Rights Division “Community Relations Service” (CRS) in both cases.

The CRS enlisted the Dream Defenders in both cases.

• Benjamin Crump, initially, would not allow witnesses to talk to local authorities in both cases.  Witness control is imperative.

• Both Martin and Brown had their social media history scrubbed.

• Both Martin and Brown had their juvenile criminal records sealed.

• Initial statements from local police indicated that both Brown and Martin threw the first confrontational punch – they were the aggressor and the responding gunshots were as a result of their aggressive physical confrontations.

• President Obama made a highly public statement in both cases.

• Both shootings happened in an election year (2012 and 2014).

• Both shootings preceded requests for legislative changes.  For Martin it was “Stand Your Ground” reform.   For Brown it’s body camera’s on all police

• Media, and some eye witnesses initially claimed both Trayvon and Brown were shot in the back.

• Media ignore, overlook, or initially don’t question the injuries sustained by the shooter.  Have you heard of media FOIA requests for Darren Wilson’s injuries?  You won’t because that doesn’t assist their narrative.

• The issue in Trayvon Martin case was whether lethal force was necessary, but that discussion was buried under the racial elements (both of Zimmerman being white and Trayvon being black). The issue here is also whether a police officer had a right to defend himself, but that investigation is completely buried by the issue of race.

• Both Martin and Brown came from broken families, yet both were sold to media -by Crump- as intact family units.

• In both events, Howard University (dream defenders) at the heart of the national media narrative.  Petitions, change.org rallies, etc.

In both events the family attorney(s) Ben Crump and Daryl Parks accused the police of a cover-up.   Facts be damned – they’ll still make the claim.

• In both shootings Benjamin Crump immediately says he’s going to have a second autopsy.  For Mike Brown there’s even going to be a third thanks to Eric Holder.

• Both Martin and Brown had false narrative about how long their body was unattended. Brown meme was “laid in the street for hours”. Martin meme was “laid in morgue unidentified for 3 days”;  neither of which are accurate or factual.

• Both families immediately had T-Shirts printed up with catch phrases. “Justice for Trayvon” (trademarked by Sybrina Fulton), and “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” for Mike Brown.

• In both events the New Black Panther Party was handing out flyers within 24 hours.

• Both Martin and Brown had quick narrative constructed of personality “good kid”, “aspiring astronaut”, “no trouble”, “gentle giant” etc.

• Both Martin and Brown were black.

• Both Martin and Brown were unemployed.

• Initial media physical descriptions of both Martin and Brown were horribly false and unchallenged due to “child” narrative affixed to both.  This also provides a screen to stop people from asking questions.

•  In both cases a surveillance video surfaces which contradicts the initial media preferred storyline.  For Trayvon it was the 7-11 video showing his 6’2″ stature in dark hoodie buying skittles and watermelon juice and trying to purchase cigarillos.  For Brown it was the strong armed robbery of the Ferguson Liquor Market.

•  Both Martin and Brown took possession of cigarillos, or blunts, immediately prior to their deaths.   Brown stole his, Trayvon paid another guy to purchase for him while he waited outside the 7-11.

• Neither Brown nor Martin themselves paid the cashier for the products they needed.

• In both cases the media trying to cover for the lack of character inherent within the recorded and visible activity.   Again, this is a loss of control.  Control of the narrative is key; any extraneous fact-based details are considered a risk to that narrative.

•  Both community responses calling for the firing of the police Chief, and the local prosecutor for sharing the truth.  Again, a control aspect.  The network includes federal officials so they are considered more in alignment.

•  In both cases the Federal DOJ comes down against the release of the truthful information.   Eric Holder telling Ferguson PD not to release robbery footage.  In Sanford Florida 2012 it was keeping the Miami-Dade School Police encounters hidden from the public review.

•  In both cases the New Black Panthers show up in the community and demand the DEATH of the shooter.   This is alarming to witness because it is allowed.

•  In both instances of death threats to Zimmerman and Wilson the local, state and federal authorities do nothing about the death threats, and conversely seem to actively support them.  This is even more alarming.

•  In both cases the Scheme Team (Attorney’s Parks and Crump) use specific media entities to “leak information” (ex. Frances Robles – Autopsy results)

When you understand what the scheme team was doing in 2012 with Trayvon Martin’s narrative, it becomes easy to predict what they will do in 2014 with Mike Brown’s narrative.   They won’t stop – their determination is part of the strategy.

If they ramp up the anger, hatred and potential for violence far enough, they create a situation where acquittal or not pressing charges becomes impossible for the community leaders and elected political officials.   This is strategic positioning – they won’t stop.

If city officials don’t press charges – the scheme team will insure the city will erupt.

Soon, the montra will evolve into “all we want is an arrest, just an arrest” or something similar (it’s like getting to 2nd base).   The reason is simply is to insure a financial payout for a wrongful death claim.  If they don’t get an arrest, or don’t get charges pressed against the shooter, they can’t sue the city for a wrongful death award.

It’s important to know their goal.   They are not looking for a conviction, all they need is an arrest.  The outcome of a trial is irrelevant to them; once the roles are played, they don’t stick around.  You’ll remember the Martin’s were not even in court for the jury verdict of the Zimmerman case.   By that time they had already extorted the  Homeowner Association of the Retreat at Twin Lakes for $1.7 million.  The jury verdict didn’t matter.

It’s also important to look at not only “who” but “why” specific characters are introduced into each situation.   In 2014 so far the most obvious, and troubling, addition is Captain Ron Johnson:

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“When this is over – I’m gonna go to my son’s room, my black son, who wears his pants sagging, who wears his hat cocked to the side, who’s got tattoos on his arms … But that’s my baby.” ~ Captain Ron Johnson

That’s why we wrote the post “Why They Picked Ron Johnson“. <– important to understand and read the internal reference links in that article;  it might make your neck hair stand on end to see the extreme lengths the scheme team is willing to go.

They’ll watch Ferguson City burn to the ground if that’s what it takes.  It matters not.

Footnote for some: the young men wearing bandanas over their faces are members of the street gang called “The Bloods.”