Independent Media Is Dead. Assange Might Just Be a Hero After All...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by LibocalypseNow, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. LibocalypseNow
    Offline

    LibocalypseNow Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    12,337
    Thanks Received:
    1,356
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,357
    It has become abundantly clear that there is no more Independent Media. Obviously they just regurgitate Government Talking Points. This goes for both Conservative & Liberal Media. For example,look at the current news reporting on the Libyan Bombings. All News Outlets are constantly reporting that Gaddafi is intentionally targeting his Civilian population. But this makes no sense for Gaddafi. It doesn't do him any good to target his Civilians. So it's just more War Propaganda in the end. Just more of that "But we just gotta protect those Civilians" stuff. The Media just goes on repeating the Bomber's Talking Points. It doesn't matter to them whether or not it's true. They don't even question the Talking Points. So Independent Media really is dead.

    Now we get to Julian Assange and Wikileaks. The closest thing we have ever gotten to truth on Government came from his Wikileaks. Hillary Clinton ordering spying on UN Members? Ordering diplomats to steal samples for DNA Testing? Pretty shocking stuff no? Why didn't any Media Outlets report this? You just know some knew about this. They just chose not to report it. So Assange and Wikileaks provided us with a real glimpse into how much Governments lie to the People. No Media Outlets showed us this. Wikileaks did. Now look at what they're doing to this guy. Supposedly he's the scourge of Humanity. But is he? Personally,i think it's time to call the man what he really is...A Hero. He gave us truth and we know we're never going to get that from Media. I hope he survives this persecution because we desperately need Wikileaks. I guess we'll see though. Stay tuned.
     
  2. KissMy
    Offline

    KissMy Free Breast Exam

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    12,063
    Thanks Received:
    2,144
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    In your head
    Ratings:
    +2,922
    So much for transparent government for the people.

    How are expected to know how to cast our vote if we are kept in the dark?

    I dig the leaks.
     
  3. Dr.Drock
    Offline

    Dr.Drock Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    9,680
    Thanks Received:
    940
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +940
    Liboc it was the same for the Iraq War in the beginning, the media just went along with it and claimed anyone who was in government during 9/11 and soon after was a hero. So heros can do no wrong so the Iraq War can't be questioned.

    Same with our current war in Libya. Obama is thought of highly and his public relations image (somehow) is that he's a peace-hungry, war-hating, diplomacy-first, pacifist when really he's a warmongering nation-builder like every other prez we've had in recent times.

    Liboc we both know the game is the same for the media as it is for the 2 mainstream parties. The goal is to continue the game that the 2 parties are polar opposites and that their public relations and p-r campaigns aren't rhetoric, they're facts.

    Who would watch a news channel that went on and on reporting facts about how similar the 2 parties were? What republican would watch a news channel that reported how much Bush and the republican congress skyrocketed welfare/social security/size of gov't/pork-barrell spending from 2001-2007? What democrat would watch a news channel that reported facts about how important it is for Obama to warmonger in oil-filled countries and not in other countries with countries who kill civilians at a much higher rate?

    I would, but probably not many others :(.
     
  4. SFC Ollie
    Offline

    SFC Ollie Still Marching

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    28,742
    Thanks Received:
    4,418
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Extreme East Ohio
    Ratings:
    +4,457
    There are some things that the public has no business knowing.
     
  5. LibocalypseNow
    Offline

    LibocalypseNow Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    12,337
    Thanks Received:
    1,356
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,357
    Yea it's all about access for today's Media. If They do enough ass-kissing they get more access to Government. But they have to sell their souls to the Devil for this access. They then have to spew Government Propaganda 24/7. Just look at their reporting on these Libyan Bombings. It's all just Government Talking Points. They don't even question these Talking Points. That's why Wikileaks has been so important. It's the closest thing to truth about Government that we'll ever get. Can't count on the Media,that's for sure.
     
  6. B. Kidd
    Offline

    B. Kidd Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    12,195
    Thanks Received:
    1,898
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Western Lands
    Ratings:
    +6,860
    In our current age of ultra corruption and deceit, don't you think that POV is just a tad 'old-school'?
     
  7. KissMy
    Offline

    KissMy Free Breast Exam

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    12,063
    Thanks Received:
    2,144
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    In your head
    Ratings:
    +2,922
    The problem is the elite know these things & the public does not. That means they can take full advantage of situations & screw the rest of us. The people in the know tell their friends how to trade stocks, currencies & commodities based on secret info so the can screw the rest of us & they get filthy rich.

    It would have nice to know that we were going to make regime change happen in all these oil countries before everyone else. Secret info is creating 2 classes of citizens in this country. The ones with the intel get rich while the others get robbed.
     
  8. B. Kidd
    Offline

    B. Kidd Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    12,195
    Thanks Received:
    1,898
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Western Lands
    Ratings:
    +6,860
    I would think since Vietnam and Watergate that the public can handle the truth. 1/2 the public doesn't care and vote and the other half can handle the truth.
     
  9. SFC Ollie
    Offline

    SFC Ollie Still Marching

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    28,742
    Thanks Received:
    4,418
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Extreme East Ohio
    Ratings:
    +4,457
    Sorry, i don't believe that we the public have any business knowing what deal is made between two countries especially when it involves a third country who really shouldn't know what is being agreed on. Think about it. If we knew everything, so would our enemies.

    This is why i was against reporters moving with the troops during the gulf war. Saddam didn't need battlefield intel, he just had to watch CNN.....
     
  10. California Girl
    Offline

    California Girl BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    50,337
    Thanks Received:
    8,960
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +8,965
    The damage done by Assange has not been discussed in the media, because they don't know about it. But that doesn't mean the damage hasn't been done. Assange should be arrested, charged, tried and, once convicted, sent to prison for a very long time.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page