Fraudcast News: You Will Believe What the Media Tells You To
Did you know that when Obama signed the 2013 NDAA, it effectively made government propaganda LEGAL for the first time since 1948 when the Smith-Mundt Act was passed (not that they weren’t doing it anyway, but…ya know…the gloves are officially off).
"The people will believe what the media tells them they believe."
— George Orwell
"All news is lies and all propaganda is disguised as news."
— Willy Munzenberg (Stalin’s propaganda chief)
"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
— William Colby, former CIA director
"The media is a Counter-Intelligence organisation. The media backs every war. The role of the media and embedded historians is to surround the truth with a bodyguard of lies. "
— Greg Hallett
"The media tries to put a sad face on these things, painting them up as great human tragedies; but we all know the function of the media has never been to eliminate the evils of the world, no! Their job is to persuade us to accept those evils and get used to living with them. The powers that be want us to be passive observers."
— Burning Man, “Waking Life”
"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."
— Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister
"Newscasters who want to keep their careers afloat learn the fine art of evasion. We should never accuse them of doing a poor and sloppy job of reporting. If anything, with great skill they skirt around the most important points of a story. With much finesse they say a lot about very little, serving up heaps of junk news filled with so many empty calories and so few nutrients. Thus do they avoid offending those who wield politico-economic power. It is enough to take your breath away."
— Dr. Michael Parenti
"No one outside America any longer believes the US media or the US government… You can’t believe a word the American media says. If they say anything correct, it’s just an accident."
— Paul Craig Roberts
"Newspeak was the official language … The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits … but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought should be literally unthinkable."
— George Orwell
If this episode of Adventure Time doesn’t make you cry a little you probably aren’t human.
(everything pushes me further away)