EXAMINING THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA

Major Lawsuit Against Monsanto Completely Blacked out by Media

What happens when one courageous attorney and a few citizens try to take down Monsanto? The MSM doesn’t cover it, for starters.

Efforts to publicize a class action lawsuit against Monsanto for false advertising it’s best-selling herbicide Roundup filed in Los Angeles County Court on April 20, 2015 have been rejected by almost every mainstream media outlet.

It’s no different than Fox, NBC, CNN, or ABC refusing to cover the DARK ACT which would give Monsanto legal immunity and disallow states to demand GMO labeling.
READ MORE: http://theantimedia.org/major-lawsuit-against-monsanto-completely-blacke...

200,000 More People use Welfare Since National Took Power

Complaints lodged with work and income have increased by 30% according to stuff.co.nz. The government blames this on rising numbers of people needing assistance. According to their numbers, about 200,000 more since 2008.

The government has been telling us for the last 7 years that benefit numbers have been coming down. Now they are saying they are up, and if the numbers that have been quoted are correct the numbers are up significantly. Over 1 million people in this country of 4.5 million are now using government welfare.

The government has exposed it's own spin on welfare numbers while trying to defend it's welfare reforms that have turned Work And Income offices into hostile bullying environments designed to intimidate people in need and make the process of seeking help and assistance in times of need a frightening and heart wrenching fuck-around.

Idiot Asshole Mike Hosking Wrong to Attack Waitress who was Repeatedly Molested by Prime Minister John Key

The Broadcasting Standards Authority upheld four complaints against Mike Hosking for unfair remarks about the waitress whose ponytail was pulled by Prime Minister John Key.

In April this year, a waitress said that she took offence to Key repeatedly tugging her ponytail when he came into the cafe she worked at.
READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/72551742/ponytailgate-bsa-rules-aga...

New Tech Aims to Authenticate Citizen Journalists’ Cellphone Footage

In light of how an increasing number of people have called into question the media presentation of such events as the Virginia Shooting, efforts at video authentication technology being undertaken at Florida International University do seem to be an important component of getting to the ultimate truth about what we see – or believe we see – when looking at what any media offers to us. However, there is some mention in the FIU press release posted below about who exactly would be doing the verification.

If we are going to call into question the source of video footage, we also need to call into question the assumption that major media companies would be the correct outlets to do the verification process, especially a company such as YouTube/Google which already has been instrumental in starving out independent journalism.
READ MORE: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/new-tech-aims-to-authenticate-citize...

America’s News Is Heavily Censored

On 7 September 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush blatantly lied to concoct a “new report” by the IAEA about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction program, and the U.S. news-media reported the statement but hid that it was a lie.

He said (and CNN and others quoted it): “a report came out of the Atomic — the IAEA that they were six months away from developing a weapon. I don’t know what more evidence we need,” when he was asked at a press conference, “Mr. President, can you tell us what conclusive evidence of any nuclear — new evidence you have of nuclear weapons capabilities of Saddam Hussein?” Immediately, the IAEA said then that there was no such “new report,” and that the last they were able to find, there was nothing left of WMD in Iraq.
READ MORE: http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/09/16/americas-news-is-heavil...

Callers Challenge BBC Presenter Over Biased Coverage Of Migrant Crisis

Several phone in callers take issue with BBC 5 Live presenter Stephen Nolan over his handling of "Jon in Swansea" and the BBC's coverage of the EU migrant crisis. Recorded over the weekend of the 5th and 6th of September 2015.

The Illusion of Choice … 90% of American Media Controlled by 6 Corporations

It is worth repeating again and again that the bulk of America’s mainline media is owned and controlled by a mere 6 corporations. This, of course, means that unless you’re already consciously avoiding these mainline media sources, then most of the news and entertainment that makes it onto your screen and into your mind comes from a small pool of corporate sources, all of which play important roles in delivering propaganda, social programming and perpetual crisis narratives to the public.

The conglomerates are: General Electric, News Corp., Disney, Viacom, Time Warner and CBS.
READ MORE: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/08/the-illusion-of-choice-90-of-america...

The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know

Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.
READ MORE: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-cia-and-the-media-50-facts-the-world-ne...

Criticising the Corrupt National Government is Bad for Your Journalism Career

Dita De Boni 's Opinion column at the New Zealand Herald is history. The Herald is letting her go because "not enough money"
Read into that what you will....

Government contempt too overwhelming to ignore: Shortly after the explosions at Pike River in November 2010, John Key stood "in solidarity" with those who had lost loved ones in the disaster - 29 men; fathers, brothers and sons.

The speech he gave at the remembrance service was moving. In it, he talked about the pain of a close-knit community losing so many lives far too young; about the burden of growing up without a father, and about the beauty of the Paparoa Ranges where the men lie. He spoke of their retrieval, and of efforts to get to the bottom of that terrible disaster.
READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11503338

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages

In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.

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