I’m happy to see Ben Swann has returned with more Reality Check episodes. I recommend checking out some of his new videos.
I guess it is time to add a little about what it is that I would like to present to the world through this site. I try to not get caught in the traps of Left VS Right politics. I believe it is extremely important to hold all power to account and not to allow any adverse actions, perpetrated on any people, to go unnoticed and even unpunished.
It is interesting and downright scary what is going on today. I think there are many hidden wars amongst many powerful groups, engaging in a all in Poker game for control of this planet.
Starting with my view on the MSM and how it is a propaganda machine which aligns with the power brokers of the globe. I could spend hours explaining the way I believe it all works and piece by piece it may end up here in time. I would like to start with one of my favorite quotes about what Media should be.
“This is News Night and that was a clip of Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism chief to President George W. Bush, testifying before Congress on March 24, 2004. Americans liked that moment. I liked that moment. Adults should hold themselves accountable for failure. And so tonight I’m beginning this newscast by joining Mr. Clarke in apologizing to the American people for our failure. The failure of this program during the time I’ve been in charge of it to successfully inform and educate the American electorate. Let me be clear that I don’t apologize on behalf of all broadcast journalists, nor do all broadcast journalists owe an apology. I speak for myself. I was an accomplice to a slow and repeated and unacknowledged and unamended train wreck of failures that have brought us to now. I’m a leader in an industry that miscalled election results, hyped up terror scares, ginned up controversy, and failed to report on tectonic shifts in our country. From the collapse of the financial system to the truths about how strong we are to the dangers we actually face. I’m a leader in an industry that misdirected your attention with the dexterity of Harry Houdini while sending hundreds of thousands of our bravest young men and women off to war without due diligence. The reason we failed isn’t a mystery. We took a dive for the ratings. In the infancy of mass communications, the Columbus and Magellan of broadcast journalism, William Paley and David Sarnoff, went down to Washington to cut a deal with Congress. Congress would allow the fledgling networks free use of taxpayer-owned airwaves in exchange for one public service. That public service would be one hour of air time set aside every night for informational broadcasting, or what we now call the evening news. Congress, unable to anticipate the enormous capacity television would have to deliver consumers to advertisers, failed to include in its deal the one requirement that would have changed our national discourse immeasurably for the better. Congress forgot to add that under no circumstances could there be paid advertising during informational broadcasting. They forgot to say that taxpayers will give you the airwaves for free and for 23 hours a day you should make a profit, but for one hour a night you work for us. And now those network newscasts, anchored through history by honest-to-God newsmen with names like Murrow and Reasoner and Huntley and Brinkley and Buckley and Cronkite and Rather and Russert – Now they have to compete with the likes of me. A cable anchor who’s in the exact same business as the producers of Jersey Shore. And that business was good to us, News Night is quitting that business right now. It might come as a surprise to you that some of history’s greatest American journalists are working right now, exceptional minds with years of experience and an unshakeable devotion to reporting the news. But these voices are a small minority now and they don’t stand a chance against the circus when the circus comes to town. They’re overmatched. I’m quitting the circus and switching teams. I’m going with the guys who are getting creamed. I’m moved that they still think they can win and I hope they can teach me a thing or two. From this moment on, we’ll be deciding what goes on our air and how it’s presented to you based on the simple truth that nothing is more important to a democracy than a well-informed electorate. We’ll endeavor to put information in a broader context because we know that very little news is born at the moment it comes across our wire. We’ll be the champion of facts and the mortal enemy of innuendo, speculation, hyperbole, and nonsense. We’re not waiters in a restaurant serving you the stories you asked for just the way you like them prepared. Nor are we computers dispensing only the facts because news is only useful in the context of humanity. I’ll make no effort to subdue my personal opinions. I will make every effort to expose you to informed opinions that are different from my own.”
In order for us to change the biases of media we need to make them accountable to the people mostly by calling them out on their behavior and mostly by pointing them out to others. A media like Will Mcavoy (played by Jeff Daniels) lays out in the above quote would at the very least be what we watch daily but even that model has room for improvement.
This is why some of us are boiling mad with what we have endured and have began seeking truth not propaganda. I think many people are doing a wonderful job in the alternative media but I was impressed that one of the first Mainstream programs with alt media ideas was Reality Check with Ben Swann. I celebrate that he tried to break the mold however difficult it has been for him to do that.
Related reading; https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/after-reports-of-chemical-attacks-white-house-considers-new-military-action-against-syrian-regime/2018/03/05/d5d2de2e-1d7a-11e8-b2d9-08e748f892c0_story.html?utm_term=.5b8590af43e1
By the way keep it down You are in the Liebrary!