5 Hidden Truths About Mainstream News Media

by Stephan Gardner

There is a growing trend of skepticism on the internet right now as people start to call out mainstream media for its honesty (or rather, lack thereof).

It’s an important move for people in general, as there are good reasons to question the talking heads that are gifted with such a reach and influence, via a brand whose survival is based upon getting and keeping your attention.

To give someone, or some brand, the authority to tell you what is true, is one of the greatest mistakes a human being can make. Here’s why.

Yes, of course, I know I’m about to tell you how to think in this article, being written on a brand you recognize, that survives on getting and keeping your attention. But at least I’m honest about that.

I’m not going to attempt to prove that I know everything about every newsroom on the planet. I can only tell you about some of the common things that I have seen, in the newsrooms I have been in.

I worked in television news for 10 years from 2004 to 2015, working for primarily the finance channel of Canada, Business News Network, and since 2011, the now-deceased Sun News Network, which was an attempt at a conservative slanted broadcast in the Canadian market.

It was called the ‘Fox News North’ by many critics, and rightfully so, to some degree.

Through this career, and especially at Sun News Network, I was privy to many off-camera conversations which really helped me see through the illusory idea that, just because you’re on TV, you know what you’re talking about. In fact, I grew terrified to keep producing it for that reason.

Here’s the first thing that many people don’t truly understand about the news media. It is biased to those that fund it.

There were many times when we were forced to cut an advertisement or cut a story or remove something from the website because an advertiser didn’t want to be associated with it and, as a result, our financial livelihoods were threatened. TV is literally at the mercy of those that fund it because it’s a business.

TV, as it is, has no other way to survive except for advertising revenue, which depends on getting and keeping your attention. In effect, news media is a marketing tool for advertisers, and its content is sometimes designed to match the next best product coming out of these advertisers.

The second thing that many people don’t really respect is that TV and mainstream news are almost always tied to political or religious agendas.

Whether Liberal or Conservative, Republican or Democrat, there are news media outlets designed to serve the flavor of the person watching.

This essentially means that the same story will be told two distinctly different ways, to match the audience watching. This means that the concept of non-media-bias is irrelevant in 2016.

The moral idea of non-bias reporting has been thrown out, necessarily, because TV survives off money and that money often comes from large companies who are funding certain political sides, who require their side to win.

News isn’t about news anymore, it’s a marketing tool for politicians and larger corporations looking to buy votes through fear and buy customers with stupidity.

I can’t count the number of times I saw story after story being put out about how bad things are in the world, only to see the supporting political party start to speak about how they are going to solve these issues.

It’s like walking up to someone and throwing coffee on them, staining their shirt, knowing full well that your buddy next to you has a shirt to sell to them. It’s easy to win an election when you’ve already primed the people to believe in what you’re saying, without ever saying it.

The third thing that plagues the news media is sensationalism, and headlines that polarize audiences. It’s important to ‘tell it like it is and report the facts,’ but often these facts are not fact checked enough and headlines get published that are later apologized for.

One of my favorite games is to re-read the news to tell what actually happened, without the extra, juicy details.

As an example, this headline — ‘Councillors reject salary freeze for themselves’ — could really be read as ‘Councillors reject salary freeze.’ Once you start taking out all of the descriptors and judgments, you realize that the world is a lot simpler to look at.

Media can easily make us believe that we should judge each other. I’ve seen this firsthand. Once you see, hear, or read something enough times, you start to think it’s actually true.

The truth is, by taking out the judgments, we can re-engage our curiosity instead of instantly activating our condemnation and resentment towards each other and the world.

However, the media is again kept alive by your attention, and the fact is, most of us will pay more attention to things that make us hate than we will pay attention to things that make us love. The media knows this, and it’s playing you like a violin, if you’re paying attention.

The fourth thing that occurs, almost daily, in the newsrooms is that people are constantly shifting roles. Yesterday, John (as an example) is an expert on social media.

Today, John is now an expert on terrorism, since 8am this morning, and yet, even though John has no expertise in this field whatsoever, he’s given the credibility of people who can’t see the truth behind the camera.

Or in another example, we’ll hear from the financial executive coming to tell you how to invest your stocks despite having a bottle of Jack Daniels in his coat pocket and who is himself losing money behind the scenes.

This is a huge challenge in our culture, in my perception, and I’m glad it’s slowly being called out.

Giving power to a talking head who hates his or her life just as much as you, has no interest in anyone else’s well-being except their own, and especially doesn’t care about you, and who isn’t truly doing what they really love or want to do, is delusional.

Why would you pay attention to the lives of others who don’t have your life’s best interests in mind? This is like going to a 10 times divorcee for advice on how to stay in a marriage.

And with that said, the fifth thing is that news media rarely actually matters in your life. With all honesty, what does the life of Jian Ghomeshi, for example, have to do with you? Does it really matter to you to know that Miley Cyrus moved in with her boyfriend? Does knowing these things actually help you live a better life?

If there’s one thing I am certain of it’s this – the more successful you are, the less you care about the lives of anyone except those that you serve, because you’re too busy caring about your customers to care about people who aren’t invested in your well being.

My advice is this:

Reword the headlines so that you see the facts, simply, without editorially presented emotion or judgment. This can keep you from adopting the judgments of someone who might have a life fulfillment level that’s way worse than yours.

Never take what is said as the full truth. Investigate for yourself what’s really happening and see both sides.

Pay attention to what actually matters to you. If you want to be successful, start paying attention to your own life. Start telling your own evening news about what you accomplished today.

Get interested in yourself and your experience here on this planet, with the time you have. This is the only way to keep yourself sane and out of the clutches of those who want to manipulate your mind for their interests.

Watch only what inspires you and helps you live and express your true calling. It’s your choice to watch a worldview that’s distorted by distorted people, or engage in creating a worldview that inspires you to act in it.

Just because there are ‘perceived problems’ in the world, doesn’t mean you don’t have a role in doing something in it.

 

Source: http://humansarefree.com/2016/02/5-hidden-truths-about-mainstream-news.html

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8 Responses to “5 Hidden Truths About Mainstream News Media”

  1. ian says:

    All major TV stations get their news from Associated Press, or Reuters. Reuters own Associated Press, and the Rothschilds own Reuters.

    • Aldous says:

      The History of the House of Rothschild

      1891: The British Labour Leader makes the following statement on the subject of the Rothschilds,

      “This blood-sucking crew has been the cause of untold mischief and misery in Europe during the present century, and has piled up its prodigious wealth chiefly through fomenting wars between States which ought never to have quarrelled.

      Whenever there is trouble in Europe, wherever rumours of war circulate and men’s minds are distraught with fear of change and calamity you may be sure that a hook-nosed Rothschild is at his games somewhere near the region of the disturbance.”

      Comments like this worry the Rothschilds and towards the end of the 1800’s they purchase Reuters news agency so they can have some control of the media.

      The Rothschilds have been in control of the world for a very long time, their tentacles reaching into many aspects of our daily lives, as is documented in the following timeline. However, before you jump to the timeline, please read this invaluable introduction which will tell you who the Rothschilds are as oppose to who they claim to be.

      The Rothschilds claim that they are Jewish, when in fact they are Khazars. They are from a country called Khazaria, which occupied the land locked between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which is now predominantly occupied by Georgia. The reason the Rothschilds claim to be Jewish is that the Khazars under the instruction of the King, converted to the Jewish faith in 740 A.D., but of course that did not include converting their Asiatic Mongolian genes to the genes of the Jewish people.

      You will find that approximately 90% of people in the world today who call themselves Jews are actually Khazars, or as they like to be known, Ashkenazi Jews. These people knowingly lie to the world with their claims that the land of Israel is theirs by birthright, when in actual fact their real homeland is over 800 miles away in Georgia.

      So, next time you hear an Israeli Prime Minister bleating about the so-called persecution of the Jews, consider this, every Prime Minister of Israel has been an Ashkenazi Jew. Therefore when all these Prime Ministers have curried favour with the West for their re-establishment of a Jewish homeland, they have knowingly and deliberately lied to you, as they were never from that region, and they well know it, because it is they who call themselves Ashkenazi Jews.

      The Book of Revelation, Chapter 2, Verse 9, states the following which would appear to be about these Ashkenazi Jews:

      “I know thy works, and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”

      http://www.iamthewitness.com/DarylBradfordSmith_Rothschild.htm

      • ian says:

        Thank you for another excellent link Aldous.

      • Yes excellent comment
        This topic above, stated so simply and clearly, cannot be repeated to many times.
        I think regular repetition of this, is a way to fight back from the incessant lying and brainwashing
        Ive noticed how the Tavistock/Frankfurt people, continue their mind control lies, keep the plates spinning
        Where the headline isn’t actually the story at all. Its often completely set up. Its the stuff that’s written/said several paragraphs down /minutes in, where the Lies get reimplanted in minds like a Trojan horse

        Therefore repeating things liken this is a very helpful fightback. I found the above especially helpful because
        – It is clear and uncomplicated
        – Its clarified and reminded me of whats what. Since I can get confused when sifting through things
        – I like how it doesn’t trigger any cognitive dissonance buttons for the reader, about being anti Jw. It just calmly states truth, and leaves the reader aware about the Askenazi situation

        So in suppose there are 10% of jews, non khazar/askenazi, who are ok decent people. Iwonder where they are? Do they live in the West?
        I need to check up. So Sephardic jew is not Ashkenazi? But I read Kate is one I think.

        I wonder whats the name of the good 10%

  2. Aldous says:

    @ Ian and Adam

    “Hello, I am Evelyn De Rothschild…”

    – My Family Owns Bank of America
    – We Also Financed the Nazis
    – We Were Commissioned by the Royal Family to Put Down the American Revolution
    – We Financed the Communist Revolution in Russia
    – We Destroyed Palestine to Create Israel
    – We Were Behind 9/11 and Resulting Wars
    – We Own the US Fed and the Entire World’s Banking System
    – We Own the Associated Press and Reuters and Control Everything in Your Media
    – We Control Obama, Romney and the US Government
    – We are the Bankers for the Royal Family and the Vatican. We all Worship Lucifer. Our True God.
    – WE are New World Order and Plan to Enslave the Entire Human Population, Killing 90% and We Will Do It Legally Through the United Nations

    https://2beawake.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/rothschild-nwo.jpg

    The Rothschild Octopus: Far Reaching Tentacles

    They go by many names: the Illuminati, the Secret Government, International Bankers, the Global Elite, Zionist, Neo-Cons, Socialist, Communist… But they’re only proud of one: The House of Rothschild. The Rothschild Family has been well and alive, at the earliest, since the 1700’s. It would be logical to theorize that the Rothschild Family conceived the central banking system; it is a fact that they perfected it. They are, without a single living doubt in my mind, the wealthiest family that has ever existed and still continues to exist. An accurate and educated estimate as to how much wealth the House of Rothschild has accumulated and continues to accumulate would land at about $500 trillion. The blunt truth is that the Rothschild Family is infinitely rich, and that is not by any measure an exaggeration. So, why is it then, that you have never heard of this family? To make any sense of who the Rothschild Family really is and how their highly complex and integrated mechanisms work I have to explain where, when, and why the dynasty began, not to mention who established it.

    https://2beawake.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/the-rothschild-octopus-far-reaching-tentacles/

    Marxism, globalism, the new world order, liberalism…All these are euphemisms for a phenomenon embodied in the invisible empire of the Rothschild family.
    The Rothschilds do not die, they simply depart into history, and their place is inconspicuously taken by their sons and grandsons. Word goes that the old master Jacob has left the scene, and that his place has been occupied by his son Nathan (Nathaniel Philip Rothschild, who bears the name of the founder of the English Rothschilds). The heavy burden has fallen on the frail shoulders of the young heir. But Nathan is not alone. In the running of the empire he will be aided by his uncles Evelyn and Edmund and the other members of the English branch of the family (Catherine, Emma, Leopold), but also his French cousins (David, Eduard…).

    The Rothschild family has produced governors, prime ministers, ministers, supervisors who are making sure that everything goes according to the big plan.

    http://www.iamthewitness.com/doc/The.Rothschild.Octopus.htm

    Note: For some reason, the images are unavailable for the last link or any links I can find associated with the Rothschild Octopus article..

  3. Lynn says:

    They have to be destroyed in this time…maybe we are the ones to expose this huge takeover of the place we call home. Each generation has a role to play in this expos’e. They have mastered the art of deceit and benevolence to perfection. Once you know how you can start to counteract this enslavement . knowing the true enemy of ours is a fantastic revelation and a sure way of dealing with them. Their power is reduced and their covert operations are being opposed. The world was ripe for their taking…no more though, we are educated and armed with the truth. Revelation is here. This family are finished. Famous for the total enslavement of mankind. Never forget this truth and never to be repeated. Humanity holds the keys now.

  4. salty says:

    Israel Follows Turkey In Banning Independent Media

    Posted on March 17, 2016.

    http://yournewswire.com/israel-follows-turkey-in-banning-independent-media/

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