Video: Murdoch’s mouthpiece – It’s not what Beck exposes, it’s the issues he deflects and who he discredits that counts

(MakeItEightEh) – If you are a businessman and need to hire a potential employee, what is standard procedure when “checking out” your prospective employee?

Well, one prudent thing to do would be to contact the previous employer.

Can you imagine FOX News, as it called CNN to get a character reference for Glenn Beck? What do you suppose CNN would report?

Well, they would likely tell FOX that Glenn was good at following orders, toeing the “station line” and reporting what he was asked to do. For CNN, that would be the “liberal line”. Did he do a good job? Would CNN tell FOX he was great for CNN? Or, would they say, well Glenn became too “Republican” for our liking, and so we realized he had to go. Kind of like Lou Dobbs? Continue reading

The Mainstream Media’s Denial of Legitimacy

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is true in the physical world, and even if you cannot clearly see how it applies in the social world, the fact cannot be denied that every action taken by a person or group of people has the potential for negative consequences. A book written, a news program aired, a video filmed, a law enacted, a precedent set, all of these, no matter how benign the intent, have the potential to, and often do, affect our society, and therefore the lives of all, in various ways. Continue reading

Threatening Iran – Paul Craig Roberts

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Japan did not spend years preparing her public case and demonstrating her deployment of forces for the attack. Japan did not make a world issue out of her view that the US was denying Japan her role in the Pacific by hindering Japan’s access to raw materials and energy. Continue reading

Coverage of US Propaganda Against Iran

Dprogram.net’s complete coverage of the Iranian elections regarding U.s. involvement/propaganda – June 2009 Continue reading

Techniques to Discredit – The Hidden Evil

Those who expose the financial elite typically receive character assassination from radio, TV, print media, official “experts,” and “anti-hate” organizations. A combination of framings, murders, “accidents,” and lawsuits may occur. “Educational” material is distributed to law enforcement to help them understand the “paranoid extremists” who believe that multinational corporations are installing a global dictatorship. Continue reading

US Media Campaign to Discredit Iranian Election

See also: Lights turned off on media after elections: The AFP news agency reported that Iran’s wireless telephone network was shut down at 5:30pm GMT (10:00pm in Tehran), just as incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was making a television appearance to congratulate himself on a “great victory”. Continue reading

Drug Companies Draw Up Doctor Hit List

Well we knew it was the case all along but this week there are emails released as part of Vioxx litigation in Australia against the drug company Merck related to Vioxx induced heart attacks, that show that Merck drew up a “hit list” of doctors in academia whose opinions about Vioxx were negative in order to “neutralise” or “discredit” them (their words, not mine). One of the emails stated: Continue reading