“Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.”
— Richard Salent, Former President CBS News.
Asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club in 1880, John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times, made this candid confession [it’s worth noting that Swinton was called “The Dean of His Profession” by other newsmen, who admired him greatly]:
” There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.
If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper,before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. “
SPEAK YOUR HONEST OPINIONS ABOUT MURDOCH AND HIS WORK ETHICS AND YOU WILL WIND UP DEAD…BUT THE POLICE DO NOT THINK IT IS SUSPISCIOUS!
BUT A CLEAR MESSAGE HAS BEEN SENT TO ANYONE ELSE THINKING OF SPILLING THE MURDOCH BEANS!!
Sean Hoare – NoW Whistle-Blower Found Dead – Speaking About Hacking In March 2011
First broadcast, BBC One, 14th March 2011.
Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbiz reporter who was the first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead.
Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems, is said to have been found dead at his Watford home.
Hertfordshire police would not confirm his identity, but the force said in a statement:
“At 10.40am today [Monday 18 July] police were called to Langley Road, Watford, following the concerns for the welfare of a man who lives at an address on the street. Upon police and ambulance arrival at a property, the body of a man was found. The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after. The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious. Police investigations into this incident are ongoing.”
Hoare first made his claims in a New York Times investigation into the phone-hacking allegations at the News of the World.
Mr Hoare said, not only did Coulson know of the phone hacking, but that he actively encouraged his staff to intercept the phone calls of celebrities in the pursuit of exclusives.
In this interview with the BBC he alleges that he was personally asked by his then-editor, Coulson, to tap into phones.
In the interview he said Coulson’s insistence that he didn’t know about the practice was “a lie, it is simply a lie”.
Sean Hoare, a one-time close friend of Coulson’s, told the New York Times the two men first worked together at the Sun, where, Hoare said, he played tape recordings of hacked messages for Coulson.
At the News of the World, Hoare said he continued to inform Coulson of his activities.
“Coulson ‘actively encouraged me to do it.”
Hoare returned to the spotlight last week, after he told the New York Times that reporters at the News of the World were able to use police technology to locate people using their mobile phone signals in exchange for payments to police officers.
He described how reporters would ask a news desk executive to obtain the location of a target:
“Within 15 to 30 minutes someone on the news desk would come back and say ‘right that’s where they are. You’d just go to the news desk and they’d just come back to you. You don’t ask any questions. You’d consider it a job done. The chain of command is one of absolute discipline and that’s why I never bought into it, like with Andy saying he wasn’t aware of it and all that. That’s bollocks.”
He said he would stand by everything he had told the New York Times about “pinging”.
“I don’t know how often it happened. That would be wrong of me. But if I had access as a humble reporter. ”
He admitted he had had problems with drink and drugs and had been in rehab.
“But that’s irrelevant.”
Hoare named a private investigator who he said had links with the News of the World, adding:
“He may want to talk now because I think what you’ll find now is a lot of people are going to want to cover their arse.”
Speaking last week, Hoare repeatedly expressed the hope that the hacking scandal would lead to journalism in general being cleaned up and said he had decided to blow the whistle on the activities of some of his former News of the World colleagues with that aim in mind.
Mr. Hoare emphasised that he was not making any money from telling his story. Hoare, who has been treated for drug and alcohol problems, reminisced about partying with former pop stars and said he missed the days when he was able to go out on the town.
Mr. Hoare ended by saying:
“There’s more to come. This is not going to go away.”
Well tonight, it was revealed that Mr. Hoare had been found dead at his home.
ITS NOT LIKE WE EXPECT THE POLICE TO CHARGE ANYONE FOR THIS.THE POLICE MURDER ABOUT A CIVILIAN A WEEK AND NO-ONE IS CHARGED!!
THIS WAS PROBABLY A CONTRACT KILLING TAKEN OUT BY THIER,THE POLICE, CRIMINAL BOSS/PAYMASTER/BLACKMAILER IN THE MURDOCH MEDIA EMPIRE…….A DR KELLY STYLE ASSASSINATION
STATE MURDERERS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE RULE OF LAW. THEY CAN KILL WHO THEY WANT AND THE STATE WILL NOT CHARGE THEM!!
THIS IS HAPPENING EN MASSE IN IRAQ ,AFGHANISTAN ,PAKISTAN AND NOW LIBYA!!
GET A DOG TAG ,GET A LICENSE TO KILL!!
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY AKA ELECTED DICTATORSHIP, IN ACTION!!
MURDOCH’S MURDEROUS MEDIA MAFIA MACHINE MANICALLY MANIPULATES MONATARIST MUPPETS
Who is Rupert Murdoch?
Phone hacking scandal is ‘all about Rupert Murdoch’
By SUSIL GUPTA
So far the News International scandal, which is only just unravelling, has focused almost exclusively on ‘phone-hacking’ and the invasion of privacy by Murdoch’s print media. Although this has considerable celebrity and ‘human interest’ value, it entirely misses the main game.
Murdock’s newspaper business in Britain, though mostly profitable, is small beer financially when compared to his television and entertainment interests.
Murdoch long ago ceased to be a traditional press baron. He is no Citizen Kane. Unlike newspapers, which anyone can print, television broadcasting is a highly regulated and highly politicised business, because in every country the state is eager to retain control of the main opinion-forming media, and because taxes and broadcast rights generate enormous revenues. TV broadcasting is in the gift of the political class, and even a minor ‘regulatory difficulty’ can cost a media company billions, or shut it out of the market completely.
Therefore any media giant keen to be involved in broadcast in any country must have considerable influence over the political elite that ultimately takes the decision to grant or withhold licences and concessions.
This is why, for example, Murdoch still owns London’s Times newspaper. It has never made a profit and will never make a profit. Every year it loses around £40 million, which is an expensive hobby. But The Times is read by everyone in Britain ‘whose opinion matters’. If you think it is useful to talk to the Britain’s political elite every morning, then £40 million is a small price to pay compared to the billions you could lose by a failure to influence the right people. Murdoch’s newspapers provide the influence that keeps the political class in check, which in turn creates a permissive environment to further his broadcast interests.
In every broadcast industry in the world, TV and entertainment conglomerates own not-very-profitable newspapers and radio interests because they provide a parallel source of influence. That is the real relationship between commercial TV and the printed press across all nations where broadcasting is not dominated by a state monopoly. Today my papers do a favour for you by keeping a bad story out or saying something nice about you, tomorrow I may call on you to a favour for me.
Berlusconi is an example of a media mogul whose parallel apparatus of influence became so powerful that he could afford to dispense with the political elite altogether, buy his own political party, Forza Italia, and then buy the Italian state itself, tear up the constitution, ignore the rule of law and make personal laws to perpetuate his own interests.
Murdoch’s strategy has been less flamboyant but just as insidious. At the heart of News International’s current problems is not the undue influence its newspapers have exerted, but the fact that it took matters one step further – into the realm of mafia-style blackmail and extortion. The story yet to emerge is that News International, like the Mafia, operates a vast information-gathering network collecting compromising information which provides Murdoch with the ‘dirt’ to undermine, intimidate, threaten, hound, and if necessary destroy, any politician, public official or investigative journalist who darers to get in his way. It is the same system that allowed Edgar J. Hoover to remain head of the FBI for 52 years, even though president after president, and large sections of America’s political class, wanted rid of him.
Murdoch’s mafia system also explains News International’s symbiotic relationship with almost every department of the higher command of the Metropolitan Police. It gives the Murdoch’s empire access to the contents of the National Police Computer and a dozen other intelligence databases that keep records of every person who has ever had a brush with the police, and every address the police have ever attended. It is an invaluable resource if you are in the business of making people ‘offers they cannot refuse’ because there is no politician or public official who at one time or other has not done something he or she would prefer not to be publicised in the press — even if that might be a trivial matter.
To what extent did Murdoch intimidate and manipulate the British political elite? What’s significant is that, in order to move against him, there had to be an unprecedented all-party agreement — so that News International would be blocked from targeting individual politicians. That is the extent.
News International is a criminal organization.
A BLACKMAILED BRITISH PRIME MINISTER RUNS BACK TO PROTECT HIS MASTERS AND BLACKMAILERS…..
Revealed: Cameron’s 26 meetings in 15 months with Murdoch chiefs
By Oliver Wright and Nigel Morris
Saturday, 16 July 2011
The scale of private links between David Cameron and News International was exposed for the first time last night, with the Prime Minister shown to have met Rupert Murdoch’s executives on no fewer than 26 occasions in just over a year since he entered Downing Street.
NOT SUPRISING, AS THERE IS SO MUCH THAT MPS CAN BE BLACKMAILED FOR… POLITICS ATTRACTS POWER JUNKIES ,SERIAL KILLERS ,MEGALOMANIACS AND SEXUAL PREDATORS
Study: Politicians share personality traits with serial killers
Using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit, Jim Kouri has collected a series of personality traits common to a couple of professions.
Kouri, who’s a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.
our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs, who run from police but not for office.
Kouri notes that these criminals are psychologically capable of committing their dirty deeds free of any concern for social, moral or legal consequences and with absolutely no remorse.
“This allows them to do what they want, whenever they want,” he wrote. “Ironically, these same traits exist in men and women who are drawn to high-profile and powerful positions in society including political officeholders.”
THEY ALSO CONSPIRE WITH BIG BUSINESS FOR PROFIT….
‘Scandalous collusion’: Gov’t, nuclear industry planned Fukushima cover-up
Government, nuclear industry covert media blackout
Human rights to health of children and pregnant women, the most vulnerable to radiation, have been violated in what Greenpeace called “scandalous collusion,” a planned Fukushima nuclear cover-up conducted by government and the multi-national nuclear industry according to leaked emails to the Guardian that it exposed Thursday. The emails show that the Fukushima “PR campaign” cover-up planning started hours after the catastrophe, specifically targeted nuclear disarmament human rights defenders, and aimed to protect industry’s plans for more nuclear facilities rather than protect human life.
Call for Chris Huhne to resign over Fukushima emails
Former party chief executive in Scotland says Huhne must go over ‘conspiracy’ to protect nuclear industry
……AND OF COURSE PAEDOPHILIA BEING A MAJOR BLACKMAIL OPPORTUNITY WITH AT LEAST 2 PEDOPHILE RINGS IN THE UK …AND OTHERS AN “OPEN SECRET” IN THE USA ,FRANCE ,BELGIUM ,HOLLAND, AUSTRALIA, LITHUANIA!! PARLIMENT IS WORSE THEN THE VATICAN!
A LIST OF CHILD SEX OFFENDERS IN UK GOVERNMENT
SO THE PM RUSHES BACK TO PUT A LID ON THIS…MUST BE VERY IMPORTANT IF IT INTERUPTS HIS PLANNING FOR INVADING LIBYA (WHY ELSE IS HE IN AFRICA?)
British PM Cuts Short Africa Trip Amid Phone Hacking Scandal
July 18, 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron will cut short a trip to Africa, returning early to Britain in order to deal with a phone-hacking scandal surrounding one of the world’s largest media groups. The crisis has been rapidly unfolding and escalating.
Speaking in Pretoria, Cameron said parliament will hold an emergency session to discuss the escalating crisis.
“I think it may well be right that parliament meets on Wednesday so that I can make further statements, update the house on the final part of this judicial inquiry and answer any questions that may arise from being announced today and tomorrow,” he said.
News of the World, Britain’s top selling Sunday paper until it was abruptly closed down early this month, is accused of hacking into the voicemail of thousands of people, including celebrities and a teenage girl who was murdered. The revelations have exposed links between the paper, British politicians, and the police.
THE POLICE ARE ALSO CONPIRING WITH THE PRESS AND GOVERNMENT
London police have been accused
London Metropolitan Police Commisioner Paul Stephenson and Assistant Commissioner John Yates have resigned, after police were criticized for failing to fully investigate hacking charges, which first surfaced more than five years ago. Police officers have also been accused of accepting money from News of the World.
Cameron is also closely tied to the crisis. He has been criticized for his friendship with News of the World former editor Rebekah Brooks and for hiring another former editor of the paper as his press secretary.
Bristol University political expert Mark Wickham-Jones says this crisis has been simmering for some time.
“And I think Cameron will be regarded as vulnerable for not taking that seriously, not acting when he could have done, and not taking decisive steps to deal with some of his own personnel and some of his own close links to the media.”
LONDON’S CHIEF OF POLICE RESIGNS!!
THIS MUST BE BIG, THE LAST ONE REFUSED TO RESIGN EVEN WHEN THE POLICE WHERE CAUGHT REPEATEDLY MURDERING CITIZENS AND LYING ABOUT IT IN GROUPS
London Police Chief Quits Over Phone Hacking Scandal
July 17, 2011
London’s police chief has quit over allegations about police handling of a phone-hacking scandal involving journalists at the now-defunct tabloid News of the World.
British police have been accused of accepting bribes from News of the World journalists and not doing enough to investigate phone hacking allegations.
News of the World shut down last week after allegations that reporters illegally accessed the cellphone voice mails of hundreds of celebrities, politicians, rival journalists and even murder victims. They are also suspected of bribing police for information.
Stephenson also has been criticized for hiring a former News of the World executive editor, Neil Wallis, as a part-time media consultant. Wallis was arrested last week in connection with the scandal.
Earlier Sunday, British police arrested Rebekah Brooks, a former News of the World editor and a key executive of Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire. She was freed on bail several hours later. Brooks was the 10th person arrested in connection with the scandal.
In the United States, the FBI has begun a probe into whether employees of Murdoch’s media conglomerate News Corporation tried to hack into the phones of victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks and their families, or tried to bribe police for information.
Murdoch’s company has several lucrative news and entertainment outlets in the United States, including the country’s top business newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, and a major television outlet, Fox News Channel.
EVEN MORE SENIOR POLICE ARE INVESTIGATED
John Yates, Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan police, was forced to resign. Mr Yates’ resignation came moments after the Mayor of London, Boris Johnston, announced to the press that four senior officers, including Mr Yeats, had been referred by the Metropolitan Police Authority to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
OF COURSE ALL THIS IS JUST FASCISM IN ACTION!!
Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.
Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy (1922-1943)
CELEBRITIES SPEAK OUT ABOUT POLICE AND GOVERNMENT COLLUSION…YES PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO REALISE WE LIVE IN A FASCIST POLICE STATE
Hugh Grant ‘Police & Government Collusion is Shocking’ – NOTW Phone Hacking *HOT*
The actor explains that because he was hacked, he decided on creating a group called “Hacked Off” that aims to target phone hackers in Britain.
Hugh also talks about:
• Collusion from the police
• Collusion from Government
• The Press will target me again
HUGH ,IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT TOUGH ,TRY BEING A PROTESTOR AND REALLY FIND OUT ABOUT GOVERNMENT AND POLICE AND PRESS COLLUSION!!!
WE GET TRACKED ,BEATEN ,KILLED AND BLAMED….ALL WITH POLICE ,GOVERNMENT AND PRESS COLLUSION
WE HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU THIS FOR YEARS!!!
THE POLICE ,POLITICAL AND CORPORATE COLLUSION CONTINUES…..IT IS VITAL FOR THE ELITES TO KEEP A LID ON ALL THIS. THIS WOULD EXPLAIN WHY THE ANTI-TERRORIST SQUAD IS HANDLING THIS CASE
Rebekah Brooks’ lawyer complains that the police have damaged her reputation. To which the reply is, what reputation?
When you consider how Hayman, Coulson and Brooks conspired to trash the reputation of newly murdered Jean Charles De Menezes by publishing deliberate lies about him, that is sick. Even more sick when you consider that Cressida Dick, who orchestrated Menezes’ murder, is now in charge of the anti-terrorist squad as a result of all the resignations.
It is particularly fascinating that the squad of police in direct charge of pumping out years of lies to bolster the “War on Terror”, in close collusion with Brooks and Coulson, was put in charge of the investigation into those two. I have yet to see a convincing explanation of why the News of the World investigation was given to the anti-terrorist squad, as opposed to any of the Met’s many thousands of other detectives. Was this Ian Blair keeping it in politicially safe hands who would not progress it? Almost certainly yes, I would say.
The most obnoxious policeman of all time has not yet come under the spotlight in all this. He will.
A few bungs down police trousers and an extraordinary two way relationship that made New Scotland Yard an annex of the Murdoch empire, have done for Sir Paul Stephenson. A moment’s reflection that the callous killing of an innocent Brazilian man was not considered worth the resignation of anybody.
I am however rather suspicious that Brooks’ arrest comes just in time to avoid any questions about her relationship with Cameron and others at the select committee – or indeed why she was a facebook friend of the committee chairman
I am still rather puzzled by why the police have not informed approximately 3,750 of the over 4,000 potential phone hacking victims that their names are on the list. By not informing the victims, of course, the police have so far limited the number of civil suits against News International.
BUT THIS SHIT HAS HIT A GLOBAL FAN…MURDOCH IS THE MEDIA GIANT OF THE USA AND AUSTRALIA……MUST BE A COINCIDENCE THAT IT WAS THE USA,UK AND AUSTRALIAN MEDIA REPEATING LIES ABOUT IRAQ ,AFGHANISTAN AND NOW LIBYA TO START ILLEGAL WARS
News Corp Phone-Hacking Crisis Spreads to Australia
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is reviewing requests from lawmakers in Washington for a probe into Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation following the British phone-hacking scandal. Holder is on an official trip to Australia, which is also considering an inquiry into media ownership laws. A News Corporation subsidiary, News Limited, is the dominant player in Australia’s newspaper industry.
“WHATEVER YOU DO ,DON’T MENTION THE WAR, I MENTIONED IT ONCE BUT I THINK I GOT AWAY WITH IT”
UK Prime Minister David Cameron or Fawlty Towers manager Basil Fawlty
THE MURDOCH MEDIA LIES ABOUT ILLEGAL WARS WILL NOT BE MENTIONED BY MP’S OR MURDOCHS FANATICAL ZIONISTS FIRST AGENDA!!
THEY MUST KEEP THE TOPIC ON CELEBRITY PHONE TAPPING AND NOT ON THE PRO-WAR MEDIA LIES ,OR THE ISRAELLI PROPAGANDA AND THE VERY REAL DAMAGE THESE TREASONABLE MEDIA LIES HAVE DONE TO THE UK,USA AND AUSTRALIA!!
PressTV – ‘Murdoch behind 9 11, Iraq, Afghan wars and financial meltdown’.flv
IS OUR GOVERNMENT BLACKMAILED BY ZIONISTS?
Veterans Today Senior Editor, Gordon Duff, on Press TV. The subject is Rupert Murdoch, Fox News, Israel and the recent spy and bribery scandal
Files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and lobbying activities of Israel in the U.S. The National Archive made the documents public following a Senate investigation. They suggest Israel has been trying to shape media coverage of issues it regards as important. You can download the files from the web-site of the Institute for Research on Middle Eastern policy. And we can cross to Washington now and talk to Grant F. Smith who is a director at that Institute
Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) is a parliamentary group founded by the late Conservative MP for Bury and Radcliffe, Michael Fidler and currently chaired by Stuart Polak.A Nov 2009 Dispatches documentary claimed that now around 80% of Conservative MPs are members of the CFI and described them as “beyond doubt the most well- connected and probably the best funded of all Westminster lobbying groups”.
Even Prime Minister Cameron has pledged: “In me, you have a prime minister whose belief in Israel is indestructible… I want to be clear, we will always support Israel…” One’s blood runs cold. Is Cameron paid and sworn to represent a foreign military power? It’s not such a silly question as it sounds.
The Foreign Office still refuses to say whether it will protect British subjects and other peaceful nationals from the threat of lethal force by Israel in its attempt to maintain an illegal blockade on Gaza.
OUR LYING AND BLACKMAILED POLITIONS AND OUR BOUGHT AND PAID FOR FREE PRESS , PUMP US WITH LIES AND PROPAGANDA AND DISTRACTIONS FOR WAR AND PROFIT!!
The Guardian: Eisenhower’s worst fears came true. We invent enemies to buy the bombs
We face no serious threat, yet keeps waging war. While big defense exists, glory-hungry politicians will use it.
Simon Jenkins written for the guardian.co.uk, Thursday 16 June 2011 21.00
THE MODERN MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS JUST A PROPAGANDA MACHINE , BBC= BROADCASTING BULLSHIT CONSTANTLY
MI5 AND MI6 THE SECURITY SERVICES ,OR THE “SS” STATE WITHIN THE STATE
The SS – ‘Security Service’ (official title), MI5, is Britain’s domestic military intelligence division. The SIS or ‘Secret Intelligence Service’, MI6, is Britain’s foreign military intelligence division. Though described as ‘services’ they are a cross between government departments and plain clothes military units operationally controlled foreign powers.
Known as The Secret State (nicknamed The Permanent Government in Ramsey and Dorril’s book Smear!) they operate as a ‘state within a state’ having only token democratic accountability.
THE PHONE HACKING SCANDAL ,
IT HAS BEEN GOING ON A LONG TIME AND THE SS “SERCURITY SERVICES” ARE BEHIND IT
Tinker, tailor, soldier, journalist
Has Fleet Street been over-run by the intelligence agencies? David Leigh unravels the hidden network of spooks at the heart of the British press.
British journalists – and British journals – are being manipulated by the secret intelligence agencies, and I think we ought to try and put a stop to it.
The manipulation takes three forms. The first is the attempt to recruit journalists to spy on other people, or to go themselves under journalistic “cover”.
The second form of manipulation that worries me is when intelligence officers are allowed to pose as journalists in order to write tendentious articles under false names. Evidence of this only rarely comes to light, but two examples have surfaced recently, mainly because of the whistleblowing activities of a couple of renegade officers – David Shayler from MI5 and Richard Tomlinson from MI6
The third sort of manipulation is the most insidious – when intelligence agency propaganda stories are planted on willing journalists, who disguise their origin from their readers. There is – or has been until recently – a very active programme by the secret agencies to colour what appears in the British press, called, if publications by various defectors can be believed, information operations, or “I/Ops”.
Guardian – Monday June 12, 2000
IT GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE VERY TOP..THE PRIME MINISTER AND BEYOND
IT SEEMS THE “ROYAL” CORRSEPONDANT WAS RIGHT AT THE CENTRE OF THIS….
Phone hacking: News of the World reporter’s letter reveals cover-up
Disgraced royal correspondent Clive Goodman’s letter says phone hacking was ‘widely discussed’ at NoW meetings
The claims are acutely troubling for the prime minister, David Cameron, who hired Coulson as his media adviser on the basis that he knew nothing about phone hacking. And they confront Rupert and James Murdoch with the humiliating prospect of being recalled to parliament to justify the evidence which they gave last month on the aftermath of Goodman’s allegations
Army embeds PSYOPS soldiers at local TV stations
The U.S. Army has used local television stations in the U.S. as training posts for some of its psychological-operations personnel, according to Yahoo! News blog The Upshot. Since at least 2001, both WRAL, a CBS affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., and WTOC, a CBS affiliate in Savannah, Ga., have regularly hosted active-duty soldiers from the Army’s 4th Psychological Operations group as part of the Army’s Training With Industry program.
Reuploaded from theGlobalReport’s channel-
10 questions the MPs will not ask Murdoch .
18 July 2011 Robin Beste Iraq ..What was it about the relationship with Murdoch that made Tony Blair feel it was appropriate to take a phone call from a newspaper proprietor just hours prior to the most momentous decision a prime minister can make: ordering the country’s armed forces to war?
By Robin Beste
Stop the War Coalition
18 July 2011
When Rupert Murdoch appears before the parliamentary committee on 19 July 2011, here are ten questions the MPs certainly will not ask about the relationhip he had with Tony Blair during the run up to the Iraq war, when Murdoch was, in the words of Blair’s former press officer Lance Price, “the third most powerful figure in the Labour government”, after Blair himself and Gordon Brown.
1.In 2002-3 all of your 127 newspapers around the world, with a combined circulation of 40 million a week, supported the Iraq war. We now know you were often in direct contact with the then prime minister Tony Blair, who you said at the time was “extraordinarily courageous and strong” and who had “shown great guts” in planning the war on Iraq. How much coordination was there between Downing Street and News International on the media presentation of what was widely regarded as an illegal war?
2.You said when interviewed in the run up to the war that Iraq’s oil was central to the rationale for overthrowing Saddam Hussein: “The greatest thing to come out of this for the world economy…would be $20 a barrel for oil. That’s bigger than any tax cut in any country.” Tony Blair always insisted in public that Iraq’s oil played no part in the decision to attack Iraq. To what extent did he agree with you in private that getting control of the world’s second biggest oil reserves was at the heart of the war aims?
3.All of your newspapers used Tony Blair’s “dodgy dossier” of September 2002 to try and generate a war fever with the bogus claim that — in the words of The Sun headline — “BRITS 45 MINUTES FROM DOOM”. The hand of Alistair Campbell, Blair’s press officer, is widely regarded as having been responsible for the dossier’s fabrications. There was no coverage in the Sun or the rest of News International’s outlets, when it was revealed that some of this dossier, which was supposed to present a cast iron case for attacking Iraq, was drawn from a 12-year old thesis, published on the internet by a PhD student. Was this because you and Blair made a pact that News International would be relentless in promoting the war, even if this meant using lies and distortion?
4.You spoke to Tony Blair by telephone on 11 March 2003, after the announcement by the then French prime minister Jacques Chirac that France would veto a second United Nations resolution sanctioning war against Iraq. Blair was banking on this resolution to help sell a war that was opposed by an overwhelming majority of the British public. The next day, the Sun wrote, “Like a cheap tart who puts price before principle, money before honour, Jacques Chirac struts the streets of shame. The French President’s vow to veto the second resolution at the United Nations – whatever it says – puts him right in the gutter.” To what extent did your conversation with Blair influence the co-ordinated attack on Chirac across all of your newspapers?
5.You spoke again with Blair on 13 March 2003. The next day, the Sun intensified its vitriolic abuse of Chirac: “Charlatan Jacques Chirac is basking in cheap applause for his ‘Save Saddam’ campaign – but his treachery will cost his people dear. This grandstanding egomaniac has inflicted irreparable damage on some of the most important yet fragile structures of international order.” Did your conversation with Tony Blair reveal that the “grandstanding egomaniac” and “damage to the structures of international order” may have been more appropriately applied to him rather than to Chirac?
6.Your third phone call with Tony Blair within nine days took place on 19 March 2003, the day before the Iraq war started. What was it about the relationship you had with Tony Blair that made him feel it was appropriate to take a phone call from a newspaper proprietor just hours prior to the most momentous decision a prime minister can make: ordering the country’s armed forces to war?
7.When the United Nations inspectors under Hans Blix could find no evidence of Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, the coverage in your newspapers bordered on hysteria — “HE’S GOT ‘EM. LET’S GET HIM” screamed the Sun headline. When it was later shown beyond dispute that the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq never existed, did you not feel that News International should have issued an apology for promoting a lie to justify an illegal war?
8.You spoke to Tony Blair on January 29, 2004. This was the day after the Sun leaked extracts from the Hutton Report into the death of government scientist David Kelly, who had been hounded to suicide by Alistair Campbell and the Blair spin machine. Kelly had been revealed — almost certainly by a leak from Blair’s office — as the source of the BBC report that said the case for war had been “sexed up” in the “dodgy dossier”. The Hutton Report, since thoroughly discredited as a whitewash, said Blair and Campbell were — in the Sun’s words — “completely cleared of criticism”. No such fate for the chairman of the BBC Greg Dyke and chairman of the BBC governors Gavyn Davies, both of whom resigned, as Blair, Campbell and your newspapers took the opportunity to savage the BBC for broadcasting the “sexed up” claim. When you spoke to Tony Blair on 29 January, were you both gloating over a spin job well done through the leaking of the Hutton report to the Sun, arranged we must assume between Alistair Campbell and Rebekah Wade (now Brooks), who was then editor of the paper?
9.You are renowned for putting the interests and the profits of your media empire above all other considerations. What payoff did News International get from Tony Blair for the unqualified support it gave for his illegal war in Iraq?
10.Over one million people were killed in Iraq. Another four million were made refugees by the war. The country’s infrastructure was so devastated that even today, electricity is rationed for many Iraqis, many still do not have access to clean drinking water or a functioning sewage system, and the health service, which was once the most advanced in the region, now struggles to provide a decent level of care. I79 British soldiers were killed and hundreds more suffered life changing injuries. As a direct result of the war, Britain suffered terrorist atrocities on 7 July 2005, in which 52 people were killed. Does your conscience ever regret the key part that you and your newspapers played in promoting an illegal war which has brought such death and destruction to the Iraqi people, unbearable bereavement to the families of British soldiers sent to kill and be killed for a lie, and increased insecurity from the threat of terrorist attack to the people of Britain?
Oh what a lovely war – Murdoch’s other legacy – 15.07.11 Rupert Murdoch: Gotcha! – 12.07.11 Children pay ultimate price for Iraq war’s poisonous legacy –
16.06.11 Blair and Campbell lied over Iraq: so what else is new? – 14.05.11 Book Review: Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq – 04.05.11
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BUT THESE JOURNALISTS WHERE JUST ACCESSING GOVERNMENT ,POLICE AND CORPORATE SPYWARE!!!
Whistle-Blower Outs NSA Spy Room
Ryan Singel 04.07.06
AT&T provided National Security Agency eavesdroppers with full access to its customers’ phone calls, and shunted its customers’ internet traffic to data-mining equipment installed in a secret room in its San Francisco switching center, according to a former AT&T worker cooperating in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s lawsuit against the company.
“Klein’s job eventually included connecting internet circuits to a splitting cabinet that led to the secret room. During the course of that work, he learned from a co-worker that similar cabinets were being installed in other cities, including Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego.”
THE FASCIST STATE IN ACTION ,A MERGER OF STATE AND CORPORATE POWER
IT HAS ONLY BECOME A GOVERNMENT PROBLEM BECAUSE THE PUBLIC HAS FOUND OUT!!THAT IS THE PROBLEM!!
IF IT WAS NOT FOR A NOW DEAD WHISTLE BLOWER THIS ALL WOULD STILL BE GOING ON RIGHT NOW ,
JUST LIKE IT HAD BEEN FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS DEFINATELY, AND 10 YEARS PLUS ,MORE PROBABLY!!
WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING IS A DAMAGE LIMITATION EXCERSISE BY THE STATE POWERS
HERE IS THIER MEDIA GAME PLAN
Goebbels’ Principles of Propaganda
1. Propagandist must have access to intelligence concerning events and public opinion.
2. Propaganda must be planned and executed by only one authority.
a. It must issue all the propaganda directives
b. It must explain propaganda directives to important officials and maintain their morale
c. It must oversee other agencies’ activities which have propaganda consequences
3. The propaganda consequences of an action must be considered in planning that action.
4. Propaganda must affect the enemy’s policy and action.
a. By suppressing propagandistically desirable material which can provide the enemy with useful intelligence
b. By openly disseminating propaganda whose content or tone causes the enemy to draw the desired conclusions
c. By goading the enemy into revealing vital information about himself
d. By making no reference to a desired enemy activity when any reference would discredit that activity
5. Declassified, operational information must be available to implement a propaganda campaign
6. To be perceived, propaganda must evoke the interest of an audience and must be transmitted through an attention-getting communications medium.
7. Credibility alone must determine whether propaganda output should be true or false.
8. The purpose, content and effectiveness of enemy propaganda; the strength and effects of an expose; and the nature of current propaganda campaigns determine whether enemy propaganda should be ignored or refuted.
9. Credibility, intelligence, and the possible effects of communicating determine whether propaganda materials should be censored.
10. Material from enemy propaganda may be utilized in operations when it helps diminish that enemy’s prestige or lends support to the propagandist’s own objective.
11. Black rather than white propaganda may be employed when the latter is less credible or produces undesirable effects.
12. Propaganda may be facilitated by leaders with prestige.
13. Propaganda must be carefully timed.
a. The communication must reach the audience ahead of competing propaganda.
b. A propaganda campaign must begin at the optimum moment
c. A propaganda theme must be repeated, but not beyond some point of diminishing effectiveness
14. Propaganda must label events and people with distinctive phrases or slogans.
a. They must evoke desired responses which the audience previously possesses
b. They must be capable of being easily learned
c. They must be utilized again and again, but only in appropriate situations
d. They must be boomerang-proof
15. Propaganda to the home front must prevent the raising of false hopes which can be blasted by future events.
16. Propaganda to the home front must create an optimum anxiety level.
a. Propaganda must reinforce anxiety concerning the consequences of defeat
b. Propaganda must diminish anxiety (other than concerning the consequences of defeat) which is too high and which cannot be reduced by people themselves
17. Propaganda to the home front must diminish the impact of frustration.
a. Inevitable frustrations must be anticipated
b. Inevitable frustrations must be placed in perspective
18. Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred.
19. Propaganda cannot immediately affect strong counter-tendencies; instead it must offer some form of action or diversion, or both.
Based upon “Goebbels’ Principles of Propaganda” by Leonard W. Doob published in “Public Opinion and Propaganda; A Book of Readings edited for The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.”
MORE GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA AND LIES
THE WAR WITH LIBYA IS A LIE. WE SUPPORT ISLAMIC TERRORISTS OVER SECULAR DIRECT DEMOCRACY!!
YUGOSLAVIA? WE SUPPORTTED ISLAMIC DRUG DEALING ORGANLEGGERS OVER SECULAR SOCIALISM….WELL DONE GUYS!
AFGHANISTAN WAS WORTH IT….TO GET THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR 911….ER WELL…..WE ARE SUPPORTTING GLOBAL HEROIN DEALERS
“News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising”.
former NBC news President Rubin Frank