America's Media: A Travesty and Tragedy
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Major US media serve as press agents for wealth, power and privilege.
They support what demands condemnation, including Wall Street and other monied interests, war-profiteers, and other corporate predators.
They never met a US war of aggression they didn't wholeheartedly cheerlead - blaming nations US forces unlawfully attack for high crimes of war and humanity committed against them.
They willfully ill-inform, disinform and misinform readers and viewers, feeding them official narrative rubbish, suppressing hard truths on vital issues everyone needs to know - especially anything relating to Washington's destructive imperial agenda, waging endless wars on humanity for unchallenged dominance over planet earth, its resources and populations.
Major US media are the shame of the nation, an embarrassment to what journalism is supposed to be all about, consistently and willfully betraying readers and viewers.
Their daily propaganda on domestic and geopolitical issues, along with junk food news on all the rest, disgrace anyone reporting them in print or on air, embarrassing everyone believing their rubbish.
When it comes to Russia, they're at their worst, a megaphone for scandalous bald-faced lies, some of it so extreme it might make a modern-day Joseph Goebbels blush.
Some indisputable facts US media scoundrels won't ever report:
Russia didn't meddle in America's political process in 2016, earlier, nor does it intend cooking up something for November midterm elections.
America's intelligence community (the FBI, CIA, NSA and DNI) lied claiming otherwise. Not a shred of evidence supports their fabricated accusations. None exists.
No "Russian aggression" exists anywhere - not in Ukraine, Syria or any place else.
No annexation of Crimea occurred.
No Russian involvement in the downing of MH17.
No Russian involvement in the Salisbury and Amesbury, UK incidents.
No Russian aggression in Syria. No Kremlin state terrorism the way Washington, NATO, Israel and their rogue allies operate.
Russiagate is a colossal hoax - cooked up by Obama's CIA director John Brennan, a world-class thug.
Russia threatens no other countries. Putin champions world peace and stability, as well as mutual cooperation among all nations - polar opposite how US regimes operate.
Russia's president has no revanchist aims. He governs democratically, not tyrannically - how America operates, the world's greatest human rights abuser at home and abroad over a longer duration than any other nations in history.
Because of its global reach, the NYT is the most egregious abuser of journalism the way it's supposed to be.
Post-Putin/Trump summit talks, it went into overdrive denigrating them. Here's what it reported in its July 17 edition:
"Trump shows the world he's Putin's lackey," disgracefully saying "it was hard not to be staggered by the American president's slavish and toadying performance."
"Trump and Putin vs. America," deplorably saying "Donald Trump is either an asset of Russian intelligence or really enjoys playing one on TV."
"An Easy Win for Vladimir Putin," shamefully saying "Putin knows how to appeal to Russians is by appearing tough and in control on the world stage. Mr. Trump made that easy for him."
Times editors headlined "Why won't Donald Trump speak for America," embarrassing themselves saying: "The president lays himself at Vladimir Putin's feet."
On his death bed, dying from brain cancer, neocon extremist John McCain blustered: "No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant" - what Vladimir Putin clearly is not!!
What McCain throughout his disgraceful public life supported, including cutthroat killer ISIS leaders he met with earlier in Syria.
Times editors egregiously lied claiming Russian "military intelligence…interfered in the American election" - a bald-faced lie!
They misreported saying Russian military intelligence "used chemical weapons that poisoned four people in Britain" - another bald-faced lie!
Putin "is working hard to sabotage America's ties to NATO and the European Union and to weaken American influence in the Middle East," they roared - more outrageous rubbish!
"Russia poses (a major) cyberthreat to the United States." Not a shred of evidence suggests it ever waged cyberwar on America or intends to.
"There has been no sign that the United States has derived any benefit from Mr. Trump's obsequiousness toward Mr. Putin, though Mr. Trump himself has now at least gotten a shiny new soccer ball," according to its editors functioning as propagandists.
By this remark and countless others like it, the Times disgraces journalism they way it should be - a standard its editors, correspondents, columnists and contributors abhor.
The Times is a lying machine, an embarrassment to legitimate journalism - absent on its pages in reports on geopolitical and other issues.
All the news it claims fit to print isn't fit to read!!
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