The Corporate Media lies to you by omission.
The following is an article by a former New York Times journalist , John Swinton *1 who was asked to give a toast before the New York Press Club. Even though Mr. Swinton died in 1901, what he states is true to this day.
“There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinion, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly to keep my honest opinion 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 opinion 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 his 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 for 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.”
Thank God for the few honest and brave journalists that we had back then and now. An article by one of the good ones made it’s way to me and I would like to share his article with you.
*1 Appeared in American publication “The Journalists” in July 1993
And when you trust your television
What you get is what you got
Cause when they own the information
Oh, they can bend it all they want
John Mayer: “Waiting on the World to Change”