Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Travesty of the American Mainstream Media

The Winter Soldier Investigations have received a great amount of media coverage from the independent media and press, as well as from the international media, but NOT FROM THE AMERICAN MAINSTREAM, CORPORATE MEDIA. I went to the websites of ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, FOX NEWS and CNN, and, as of 9:00 AM this morning, when I did searches on every one of these sites, not one hit came up about the Winter Soldier event happening right now, only about the decades old Vietnam Winter Soldier, or more bizarre still, hits came up about a character named Winter Soldier from a Captain America Marvel comic book. Amazing! A media event of international significance, trumped, so to speak, by a comic book about a fantasy super hero.

But isn't that what the whole mass media, Congress and the White House are trying to hold together, a fantasy scenario about the cartoonish War on Terror, fueled by stereotypes, lies and paranoia about Middle Eastern Moslems and Arabic peoples every bit as pernicious as the stereotypes against the Jews by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s, all driven beneath the surface by sadism, greed and power and whipped into high gear by the Right Wing's decades of experience in propaganda techniques and False Flag Operations?

Listen to Phyllis Bennis of The Institute for Policy Studies address this topic:

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