Monday, January 4, 2010

German newspaper

I like to read what others are saying about the US, especially when it comes to the Press. Here is an article I found in a German newspaper today. I translated it w/Google translate, so it isnt perfectly translated, but the idea definitely gets across -

By Stephen Lendman, translated by Einar Schlereth for

Today's journalism of the largest mass media consists of biased, irresponsible and sensation-seeking reports that distort the truth to explain exaggerated and false. There is misinformation or agitprop disinformation that comes along in the guise of facts in order to increase the circulation, the readership, viewers or listeners. And beauties lie on important matters, or suppress them unpleasant truths in order to obtain unconditional support for state and / or business interests - to the detriment of the overall value, which is always sacrificed to the profit and imperial goals.

As a result, the major media sources, a daily diet of propaganda that produce are mentioned by the Project Censored (censorship project) as "junk food news" (junk messages), and most people bring this to believe it. In her groundbreaking book create "Manufacturing Consent" (match) Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky explained this as "propaganda model", which controls the public messages, by disturbing truths "filters out" and "leaves behind a purified sentence" for the printing or is fit for sending.

Today the media in crisis and a free and open society is in danger, at a time when facts replace seals, news carefully controlled and dissent marginalized, and the television, radio and print media journalists as the powerful interests Paid liars supporting or "press-prostitute," as the famous journalist George Seldes (1890-1995) called them.

As a result of imperial wars are called wars of liberation. Civil liberties are suppressed for our own good. Important events are not addressed or misrepresented. Government and business interests to be endorsed wholeheartedly. America will always be "wonderfully named". Non-profit social change is seen as heresy. The market is the best, we are told, so leave him alone, and patriotism means supporting lawless and corporate outlaws by, we buy, buy until we fall over.

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