A central pillar of President Trump’s politics is a sustained assault on the free press. Journalists are not classified as fellow Americans, but rather “The enemy of the people.” This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences. We asked editorial boards from around the country – liberal and conservative, large and small – to join us today to address this fundamental threat in their own words.
Replacing a free media with a state-run media has always been a first order of business for any corrupt regime taking over a country. Today in the United States we have a president who has created a mantra that members of the media who do not blatantly support the policies of the current U.S. administration are the “enemy of the people.” This is one of the many lies that have been thrown out by this president much like an old time charlatan threw out “magic” dust or water on a hopeful crowd…
More than 350 news outlets from around the country have joined our effort to support a free press. Scroll below to read them. We will be updating the list as more editorials are published.
There follows a list of newspapers printing similar op-eds in the past few days. But the lies are in the omissions: the centralization of media ownership and the merger of the state with the corporations, including the media corporations. A great many people including insiders such as Ben Bagdikian have been sounding the alarm about this systemic problem for decades. It exposes the entire argument above as a distraction and a diversion. Like him or not, trump is transitory. The permanent problem is the mainstream media and its relationship with the permanent government.
Is the MSM the enemy of the people? Well let’s see. How about exposing the 9/11 false flag? (bzzt) CIA drug running? (bzzt) Wholesale vaccine contamination? (bzzt) Obstetrical violence and the fraud of male genital mutilation? (bzzt) Elite pedophila and child trafficking? (bzzt) The central banking scam? (bzzt) The USA’s export of mass torture, murder and resultant non-unionized sweat shops to latin america leading to the closure of our domestic factories and the mass immigration of refugees to the USA? (bzzt) The disaster capitalism false flag which was the 2008 crash? (bzzt) The CIA’s longstanding and intimate connections with the MSM (are you kidding?)
I could go on and on and on. All of these outrages long preceded trump.
I think the record is pretty clear, but who am I to second-guess the professionals?
There is no “free press” in this country. Practically every mass media institution, apparently including the journalism schools, are bought and paid for. A very lucrative investment I’m sure.
The widespread belief that we have journalism in this country is a triumph of “journalism” itself. The free and uncensored internet is our last chance at being a free people.
If you’re unfamiliar with any of the stories above you could search this site. Or you could go back to sleep.
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