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Virtually Every Major News Organization Allows The News To Be Censored By Government Officials

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In one of the most shocking articles that the New York Times has ever put out, a New York Times reporter has openly admitted that virtually every major mainstream news organization allows government bureaucrats and campaign officials to censor their stories. For example, almost every major news organization in the country has agreed to submit virtually all quotes from anyone involved in the Obama campaign or the Romney campaign to gatekeepers for "quote approval" before they will be published. If the gatekeeper in the Obama campaign does not want a certain quote to get out, the American people will not see it, and the same thing applies to the Romney campaign. The goal is to keep the campaigns as "on message" as possible and to avoid gaffes at all cost. But this kind of thing is not just happening with political campaigns. According to the New York Times, "quote approval" has become "commonplace throughout Washington". In other words, if you see a quote in the newspaper from someone in the federal government then it is safe to say that a gatekeeper has almost certainly reviewed that quote and has approved it. This is another sign that "the free and independent media" in this country is a joke. What we get from the mainstream media is a very highly filtered form of propaganda, and that is one reason why Americans are turning away from the mainstream media in droves. People want the truth, and more Americans than ever realize that they are not getting it from the mainstream media.

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Comment by David McElroy
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 Way back when I was a Journalism student, the instructor said when government officials say something, or issue a press release, the reporter should not question it or feel a need to independently corroborate facts.  I did so anyway, making myself an endangered species always avoiding traps and being forced to find a job in another town or state. One editor/publisher told me he had to fire me because the city manager told him to. He did, with some anguish. I was also a small town editor, and rubbed shoulders with men who owned whole chains of newspapers and broadcasting stations. The rules of good journalism mean nothing to them. It was explained to me, even by a DA and a US Attorney, that power politics rules the media. Over Twenty years ago I quit the news media business exposing a corrupt publisher in a nationwide news story. It destroyed my career, but I was glad, as I studied to be a purveyor of truth, not propaganda. It is worse today than ever.


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