When I was a little kid, my father was a news anchor on the local television station. I would watch and laugh at him. I knew a lot about the Vietnam war for a little kid.
My family also subscribed to the local newspaper and we read that daily. This week, I have been reading through the archived accounts of history in Butte. I do that knowing that virtually every paper in Montana was at one time owned by the evil empire- the Anaconda Copper Company.
But they stayed somewhat objective. They just didn't print mine fatalities. There were thousands. We knew that. It's hard to hide all of those dead bodies and grieving families. I learned something as a child.
Trust what you see. Not so much what you hear.
It's no secret that media is often only as good as those that own the printing press. For years, small town papers have been notorious for editorializing and editing content as one might expect with owners who want to advance agendas and pet projects. That has always been true. Some of them are gawd awful- like the Moonbat Mountain Express- where anything liberal was spun and advanced.
But for most, reporting news accurately and objectively seemed to be the goal and that was the media of my youth. I'm not sure when that all of that changed but I can tell you this- I refuse to watch or at least listen to most media outlets. They don't tell the whole story any more. They omit the warts.
They quit reporting the news in some objective fashion- long ago. Corporate America seized all of the large news outlets and in their never ending zeal to make money- subjected news to censure, liberal spin and propaganda, and anything else that would increase ratings and readership without pissing off those who pay for the advertising and their owners. They are obedient workers in a new age of obedience to their corporate masters. Make money.
That's all they care about and they blow smoke up our asses because they can. If plastering some bimbo in a bikini will make you hit their website- why wouldn't they do that? If you tune in to listen to the Comcast and GE owned CNBC tell you how great our economy is why not further the corporate agenda? Why not praise Obama and your corporate masters? Why not attack and ridicule anyone that attempts to tell the truth or doesn't carry the corporate, buy stocks theme?
The media doesn't report news objectively anymore. They spin it the way they want it to go or if they can't- they just won't report it. It's no secret that our universities have indoctrinated the liberal arts students with nothing but non stop liberal agendas. So that's the water those students carry, some of them are so brainwashed that they carry the load their entire lives.
That why the Gunwalker scandal and Benghazi just dry up and go away. Nobody has a vested interest in those things. Those stories will not make anyone money and they hurt the liberal agenda. The age of investigative reporting is gone.
When was the last time you heard anyone on CNBC talk about GE offshoring every job that they can and keeping billions of dollars tax free off shore? Or about Apple paying Chinese Foxconn workers a dollar an hour and selling laptop computers for 1800.00 dollars in America?
Or about president Obama spending most of his early childhood in Indonesia? Think a kid that missed American history and civics as it happened might be missing a few things? I do.
In the end, it's the same as it ever was. Just a little worse because now because you can't trust anything that is reported. The market is up on a day when unemployment claims shot through the roof. Why?
The truth is- is that 85 billion dollars in FED injections occur over the course of a month and about 5 billion daily. Member banks get that money. If they want any kind of return they must buy the only investment where they can get a reasonable return with low risk. The only game in town is American equities- and that's where the money flows until the spigot gets turned off.
It is that simple.
Or you can turn on which ever media channel that you listen to- and listen to their bullshit about how Japan is embarking on a new QE program- a story that is somehow wonderful news for American equities on a day when unemployment claims rose to almost 400,000.
Being objective is no longer the goal. All we have left is corporate cheerleaders. That's our new age media- feeding you a constant diet of happy news, bikini clad bimbos, and liberal propaganda about how great our economy is and what a wonderful job Obama is doing.
All you have to do is close your lying eyes and believe it.