The Horrifying Rise Of Total Mass Media Blackouts On Inconvenient News Stories | by Caitlin Johnstone | Jul, 2021 | Medium

Two different media watchdog outlets, Media Lens and Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), have published articles on the complete blackout in mainstream news institutions on the revelation by Icelandic newspaper Stundin that a US superseding indictment in the case against Julian Assange was based on false testimony from diagnosed sociopath and convicted child molester Sigurdur Thordarson.

FAIR’s Alan MacLeod writes that “as of Friday, July 2, there has been literally zero coverage of it in corporate media; not one word in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC News, Fox News or NPR.”

“A search online for either ‘Assange’ or ‘Thordarson’ will elicit zero relevant articles from establishment sources, either US or elsewhere in the Anglosphere, even in tech-focused platforms like the Verge, Wired or Gizmodo,” MacLeod adds….

“We have not found a single report by any ‘serious’ UK broadcaster or newspaper,” says the report by Media Lens. “But in a sane world, Stundin’s revelations about a key Assange witness — that Thordarson lied in exchange for immunity from prosecution — would have been headline news everywhere, with extensive media coverage on BBC News at Six and Ten, ITV News, Channel 4 News, front-page stories in the Times, Telegraph, the Guardian and more.”

“For those who still believe the media provides news, please read this,” tweeted Australian journalist John Pilger regarding the Media Lens report. “Having led the persecution of Julian Assange, the ‘free press’ is uniformly silent on sensational news that the case against Assange has collapsed. Shame on my fellow journalists.”

As we discussed the other day, this weird, creepy media blackout has parallels with another total blackout on a different major news story which also involved WikiLeaks. In late 2019 the leak outlet Assange founded was publishing multiple documents from whistleblowers in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) revealing that the organisation’s leadership actively tampered in the investigation into an alleged chlorine gas attack in Douma, Syria in 2018 to support the US government narrative on the allegation, yet the mass media wouldn’t touch it. A Newsweek reporter resigned from his position during this scandalous blackout and published the emails of his editors forbidding him from covering the story on the grounds that no other major outlet had reported on it.

Make no mistake, this is most certainly a new phenomenon. If you don’t believe me, contrast the blackout on these stories with the mass media coverage on WikiLeaks revelations a few short years earlier. The press eagerly lapped up the 2016 publications of Democratic Party emails and actively collaborated with WikiLeaks in the publication of the Chelsea Manning leaks in 2010. Even the more recent Vault 7 leaks published in 2017 received plenty of media coverage.

Yet now every WikiLeaks-related story that is inconvenient for the US-centralized empire is carefully kept out of mainstream attention, with a jarring uniformity and consistency we’ve never experienced before. If the media environment of today had existed ten or fifteen years earlier, it’s possible that most people wouldn’t even know who Assange is, much less the important information about the powerful that WikiLeaks has brought to light…..

We also caught a strong whiff of this new trend in the near-total blackout on the Hunter Biden October surprise last year, which only went mainstream because it stood to benefit one of America’s two mainstream political factions. After the New York Post first broke the story we saw mainstream media figures publicly explaining to each other why it was fine not to cover it with reasoning that was all over the map, from it’s a waste of time to it’s just too darn complicated to it’s not our job to research these things to the Washington Post’s notorious “We must treat the Hunter Biden leaks as if they were a foreign intelligence operation — even if they probably aren’t.”….

The MSM has always been unreliable and dependent on the whims of its owners and advertisers, at least going back to the 80’s.   When a story ceases being relevant to current events (such as a stolen election), media companies will attempt to resurrect the trust of their flocks by finally shedding light on it.   Thus newcomers are constantly drawn into their web of deceit.

Toni Bark, MD: Why she opposed mandatory vaccines

Toni Bark, RIP.

The vaccine safety fraud has been going on for decades, but most adults are only waking up to it now that adults have joined children on the firing line.   This does not speak well of this society.

When she says “no safety studies” she means the cdc has never conducted a single vaccine safety study using a true saline placebo, only another vaccine as a “control”.  Crazy but true.   And it’s still happening now.   This is the pattern with medicine: “don’t ask, don’t know, but do it anyway.

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Jamie Lynn Our first one did, I quit going to her. The new one, we’ve seen her about 3 times in 10 years, doesn’t mind. She gives me her obligatory speech, winks at me and let’s me go on my way.

Ali Honisch I don’t have a pediatrician for my son 

Melissa McHan My granddaughter at her 2 month appt last week. Dr wanted mom to sign the refusal forms. She said no. Dr said you have to. Nope. No I don’t, but I’ll give you this one to sign stating that my daughter, as you’ve already stated about growth and hitting milestones, and how perfect she is, if you vaccinate her and something happens to her, you and this practice will be financially responsible from this moment on. Dr said astonished…I can’t sign that! Mom said ok then. Don’t ask me to sign your form!

Azusena Madrigal Yes, this was my daughters pcp of 12 years at the time and he advised she get the HPV vaccine. I knew nothing about it and said no, he insisted and spent an uncomfortable amount of time trying to convince me. I did research after that visit. I stopped being afraid to contradict him after that.

Julie Smith Dolcemaschio It has been a long time for me. My first was vaxxed through age 5 and when I decided to stop the pediatrician was very cool about it. Asked at every visit two questions: any vaccines today? And do you understand the risks of not doing it. Today I think it would be very different. SHE would be very different. That was in the late 90s when a PBE was nothing and I had one every year. Number 2 is completely vax free and has never seen a pediatrician only a homeopath. I feel for younger parents today and I honestly don’t know how you keep your sanity. I have zero skin in this game, yet I am outraged every day. Keep fighting for your rights as parents who know what is best for their children. I am with you.

Staci Gomez Yes! The pediatrician group we used to go to kicked us out of their practice for not adhering to the CDC schedule. When I asked for the inserts, she said they didn’t have them but even if they did that I wouldn’t be able to understand what they said. Condescension at its finest!! 

Jenny Alonso The second one did. I loved our first but the insurance changed and so we had to choose another. The second pediatrician is a downright rotten woman who loves to bully. I stood my ground and just at my son’s 19 month well baby visit I decided not to ever go back because she appeared as though she was about to get very violent with me and my son. I put my son in his stroller and walked out without another word to her or her minions. My boy is so healthy at 26 months old and no more well baby visits. There’s no point in going if he isn’t sick and we’re not vaccinating anyway.

Theresa Guyer Yep! He pretty much implied that I was trying to kill my child if I didn’t give him what he needed. Wish I would have known then what I know now! Would have walked right out of his office! Almost lost my first born because of vaccines! And now that I’ve done my research…all 3 have symptoms/problems from vaccines!

Juliana Hughes Hanbridge This even comes from other mothers. On another site I merely suggested there could be some connection between peanut allergies and use of peanut product based adjuvents have contributed to this risk. And so many went nuts on me, calling me a google researcher and follower of Jenny McCarthy. I just want people to think, to reserch. to find out what they are not being told….. etc etc etc …

Repeat after me: any protein which is introduced with or around the same time as an adjuvant like aluminum will cause allergic sensitization to that protein.  That’s why getting HPV vaccines when pubescent hormones are circulating is such a bad idea.

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