It made it extremely easy to bypass the establishment gatekeepers of ideas and information. For example, I remember in the mid-2000s using Google to satisfy my curiosity about this "libertarianism" thing I had heard about
Press uses disproven government talking points to conceal overall agenda
A key component of the controversial Jade Helm military exercise set to take part in nine U.S. states this summer will involve soldiers operating "undetected amongst civilian populations," to see if they can infiltrate without being noticed.
When the George W. Bush administration was preparing the public in 2001-2003 for the invasion of Iraq by selling it lies and exaggerations, it was greatly aided by the New York Times.
The average American spends more than 10 hours a day using an electronic device.
NATO has announced that it is launching an "information war" against Russia...The UK publicly announced a battalion of keyboard warriors to spread disinformation.
"War with Iran is probably our best option." This is an actual headline from the Washington Post.
Here is the link for the soon-to-be-famous 1979 CBS 60 Minutes episode concerning the 1976 swine flu pandemic in USA and the massive vaccination that followed.
A list by Scott Horton for the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War
Media manipulation is sophisticated. This is a good primer for everyone.
Netanyahu wins! More war! More debt!
To be a storyteller for the mainstream media, you can't have any sound principles other than your loyalty to whatever the government wants you to say. Pre-Internet, that was a sweet deal. No one could check your work. Today, you end up...
In case you weren't aware, Venezuelan authorities recently accused the U.S. of attempts to overthrow its government.
President George W. Bush's national security advisor, Condi Rice, warned Americans that Saddam Hussein's (nonexistent) weapons of mass destruction could result in a mushroom cloud going up over an American city.
The official enemy de jour that has everyone all riled up and scared is ISIS. If U.S. forces don't bomb ISIS, the argument goes, ISIS will take over Iraq, and Syria, and Lebanon, and Europe, and Asia, and Latin America, and then the United States.
States craft terror definitions and designations to absolve themselves and satisfy their constituencies.
In recent weeks, the Federal Reserve and its apologists in Congress and the media have launched numerous attacks on the Audit the Fed legislation. These attacks amount to nothing more than distortions about the effects and intent of the audit bill.
Blame the media