Media Matters' Anti-Christian Agenda Exposed

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It seems as if 'Media Matters' has an anti-Christian agenda or bias according to CBN News?

Media Matters' Anti-Christian Agenda Exposed:

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2012/April/Media-Matters-Anti-Christian-Ag...

CBN.com-April 20, 2012

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I can't imagine why they came to that conclusion. I mean it's the Christian Broadcast Network for God's sake. I'm sure that the opinion is not biased.

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Aside from whatever their belief system might possibly be, we, the not-billionaires and not heirs of money and power, are all being played in the game of "Divide and Conquer."

I wonder what would happen if all christians & muslims, blacks & whites, "democrats" & "republicans," etc. & etc., all realized that we are human life on this planet and that there are those few currently rich and powerful human lives on this planet who are threatened by our number. And then we ALL united and figured out how to solve this problem peacefully, instead allowing ourselves to be divided & conquered.

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It isn't an antiChristian bias. It is a anti-reglious organizations trying to influence our political system bias.

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Religious organizations & anti-religious organizations, atheists & radical religious .........

It doesn't matter. It is a distraction. If we are all nuked off the planet we will have lost the war being waged against us.

We need to focus on what the real danger is. Screw that these guys have been convinced that there should be a war to make their perverted belief happen. They are wrong, and that is that.

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More supermarket checkout stand headlines.

Media Matters is actually President Obama's and the DOJ's personal attack dog front group. Just look at all the connections (including the ever present rich guy back stabber George Soros).

Ooooooh... doncha just love conspiracies?

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Ren how can you insult Curious George. He has shown his immaculate moral perfection since his clean-up jobs during WW2.

(I had to edit my original note. I thought that I was going to be ill.)

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Quote Karolina:

Aside from whatever their belief system might possibly be, we, the not-billionaires and not heirs of money and power, are all being played in the game of "Divide and Conquer."

I wonder what would happen if all christians & muslims, blacks & whites, "democrats" & "republicans," etc. & etc., all realized that we are human life on this planet and that there are those few currently rich and powerful human lives on this planet who are threatened by our number. And then we ALL united and figured out how to solve this problem peacefully, instead allowing ourselves to be divided & conquered.

Coming together is the only way to overthrow this corporate tyranny who own the media, own the intelligence agencies own the big PR firms own the minds of the feeble minded. Watch Thrive the Movie, What on Earth Will it Take? I think you will be heartened. See my post in US Politics.

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Yeah, but doesn't he keep stabbing those other Ayn Rand rich guy heroes in the back by being on our side?

(so I edited mine to keep it in line)

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Quote .ren: Yeah, but doesn't he keep stabbing those other rich guy heroes in the back by being on your side?

You know what they say—fool me once shame on you, blah, blah, blah...

It's the other guys' fault. ;-)

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I could just as easily say "Fox News Anti-American Pro Corporate Agenda Exposed!"

It seems that Fox has an anti-American agenda according to THEIR OWN "news" coverage.

Just tune in for about 30 minutes and you'll see why.

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Quote Bush_Wacker:"Fox News Anti-American Pro Corporate Agenda Exposed!"

Yes!

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Quote Karolina:
Quote .ren: Yeah, but doesn't he keep stabbing those other rich guy heroes in the back by being on your side?

You know what they say—fool me once shame on you, blah, blah, blah...

It's the other guys' fault. ;-)

As always, it's that other guy's fault. I love the one from Alex Jones on this.

Not only did Media Matters run Glen Beck out of Fox (I mean, Fox, for crying out loud, Fox, like Fox is under the thumb of this gargantuan liberal conspiracy, surely Soros is behind that too), it's going after Superman's Clark Kent disguise, Rush Limbaugh.

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Soros is the Wizard of Psycho. He followed the yellow-brick road to Psycho, got behind the curtain, and is moving all of the levers.

I am waiting for him to get into his aerial baloon, float away from his glory and get back to being a travelling salesman in Kansas.

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Alex does stray into the abyss some times but he does do some good also. I think he needs to look a little closer at Paul Joseph Watson's reports before publishing them. Jones knows the two party system is a divide and conquer control system, but seems to forget that coming from the conservative side too much is falling into the trap he just exposed. He needs to be reminded that liberals were targeted by the Inquisition as heretics and by Hitler as competition for his National Socialist (fascist) party power grab. Many conservatives don't do nuance well.

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Quote bossradio93: It seems as if 'Media Matters' has an anti-Christian agenda or bias according to CBN News?

Why would you quote a propaganda site (CBN) to prove something?

Why would you try and send people on a blind link for a reason you cannot specify?

Why would you disparage and incredibly valuable site like Media Matters, which works tirelessly to expose the lies, distortions, misdirections, and falsehoods which have so ruined our country?

And while we are at it, Mr. Christian, speaking of the ruin of our country, who would have Jesus tortured? When would Jesus stop spending money on the poor so he can advocate a tax cut on the rich? It is CBN, and not Media Matters which is truly "anti-Christian".

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I do not find a shred of Christianity in CBN or the Christers on the Right. If there is a voice opposing this blasphemy and heresy, it is "of God" even if it comes from an atheism that only rejects a false god. Those crying "Lord, Lord," are just the latest crucifiers. Jesus might forgive them for not knowing what they are doing, but not for what they are doing to the poor or for their greed and warmongering.

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I imagine the Neocons laughing at just how damn easy it was to take over the country...

Soros Monsanto Connection

Oh yes, all those flaming liberals at Monsanto. Damn Hippies!

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Vince Coglianese, a reporter with The Dailer Caller, has investigated the Media Matters' attacks on Christian organizations.

"Media Matters, in its application to the IRS--outright, in the very first paragraph--declares it's going to be an anti-Christian organization," he said.

"Interestingly, though, in their public mission statement Media Matters makes no mention of the fact that it intends to target the Christian ideology," Coglianese noted.
Does anyone else see a contradiction there. It's going to be an anti- Christian organization but does not target Christian ideology.

Christian ideology IS good, and it would be good to see it practiced. The same way news is good, journalism is good, and is great when practiced. Fox is not news, and the wealth gospel is hardly Christian.

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Alex Jones, or at least those who provide him with income, ought to read up on conspiracism. I'll give 2 links:

http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/theory/conspiracy.html

http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/conspiracism.html

Yes, moneyed interests have a horrifying amount of influence over public policies. As do bigots who are exploited by those moneyed interests. But leaping from that to all of this Bilderberg/one world government stuff is both a distraction and more than likely unhealthy. And it's a fantasy...but even if it were true, we'd still be right where we are, facing resource depletion, the loss of species, environmental catastrophe, and so on.

I'd suggest people like Chris Hedges, Stan Goff, Richard Heinberg and the lesser known Jeff Vail (http://www.jeffvail.net/2005/03/theory-of-power-online.html) do a far better job of helping folks make sense of the world and what can be done about it. This idea that all will be right in the world if we can just thwart the efforts of this all-powerful, small secret society that doesn't actually do or attempt to do that which people like Alex Jones claim (or the idea that we just need to do away with the Federal Reserve) is - in my opinion - going to distract people from being the change they want to see in the world.

Think globally. Act locally. Build community. Peace out, y'all.

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One thing I've observed, Garrett, is that whether the conspiracy is from the right or left, it all takes roughly the same form. At least I can't tell the difference. That's why I try to keep tabs on all sides.

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(I apologize for editing this out of sequence, had a lot of problems with the codes on this one.)

Quote douglaslee:

Vince Coglianese, a reporter with The Dailer Caller, has investigated the Media Matters' attacks on Christian organizations.

"Media Matters, in its application to the IRS--outright, in the very first paragraph--declares it's going to be an anti-Christian organization," he said.

"Interestingly, though, in their public mission statement Media Matters makes no mention of the fact that it intends to target the Christian ideology," Coglianese noted.

Does anyone else see a contradiction there. It's going to be an anti- Christian organization but does not target Christian ideology.

It's a serious and unrewarding pain in the ass to keep tracking down all this spin and misinformation because those who create it aren't really interested in being honest. They obviously have a different agenda.

I am unable to find Vince Coglionese's quotes CBN used, nor the actual documented application to the IRS being quoted in variously jumbled up ways. However, best I can find out, with the time I'm willing to waste, the following is supposedly the paragraph from that application The Daily Caller claims to have got their grubby little investigative hands on:

“Media Matters for America (MMA) believes that news reporting and analysis by the American media, with its eye on profit margin and preservation of the status quo, has become biased. It is common for news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints that tend to overly promote corporate interests, the rights of the wealthy, and a conservative, Christian-influenced ideology.”

From which senior online editor Vince Coglianese created his first article: Media Matters' targets revealed: business, wealth, Christianity published April 16, 2012. The title of the article itself is the first twisting of what I read in that paragraph supposedly from Media Matters' application to the IRS. The wording of the title turns what Media Matters was hypothesizing in terms of what influences the media into a supposed stated "target". That's basic Neuro Linguistic Programming, where words have meanings, and meaning embedded in words becomes a form of attitude-influencing propaganda. In this case, the attitude in the mind goes from investigating a hypothesis to one of an attacking attitude of warfare.

A second bit of NLP occurs in his first paragraph:

Quote Vince Coglianese:

When David Brock applied for tax-exempt status for Media Matters for America, he told the IRS exactly who his group would be fighting against:

I've read the article a couple of times but I don't find the quote in your quote, doug (I don't know who you are quoting, I'm guessing the original article which shows up in my search as a spin off Coglianese's original article):

Quote douglaslee: "Media Matters, in its application to the IRS--outright, in the very first paragraph--declares it's going to be an anti-Christian organization," he said
From that you can get the interpretation of Media Matters being "anti Christian" I suppose. But note, that's not actually explicit in Coglianese's April 16th article. However, doing a search from that article and getting 112 million hits in the process, given the many references to the Daily Caller's discovery of this paragraph in Media Matters application to the IRS, we can witness a stream of angry headlines that've followed that April 16th "target revelation", in which we find plenty of the following:

Media Matters flaunts anti-Christian platform to IRS; is Obama in agreement?

Media Matters Fights War on Christians

Media Matters' Anti-Christian Agenda Exposed

Some of it's being used to conjure up scary conspiracy theories around the DOJ's stonewalling of these intrepid investigative reporters on some potential misdeed of the Obama Administration, supposedly committed in doing something called: Operation Fast and Furious. (Notice that link is to an article headlined "A gunrunning sting gone fatally wrong", and it's in the Washington Post, July 25, 2011) Here's Katie Pavlich's page from that above search. She's the author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up. I'm getting lots of promotion for that in my email lately,from my several subsribed right wing sites, like Townhall.com. Yes, I find it important to subscribe to conservative sites.

I guess I'll have to read the book to find out what's being covered up. But what's no longer being covered up in this vast Obama conspiracy is the link to Media Matters and their anti Christian agenda. Thank the good Lord for that.

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Quote Garrett78:

But leaping from that to all of this Bilderberg/one world government stuff is both a distraction and more than likely unhealthy.

I already know your position on this stuff but since you persist in disconnecting the dots answer me this. The Bilderberger meetings do happen every year and this is not in dispute. These people are not always the same but the meetings always include the biggest and most powerful people from various governments and corporations: media, industry, oil, other resource extraction corporations, banking, hedge funds, entertainment, insurance, pharamacuticals, military, intelligence, etc. This is not disputable. My question is, why is there no media coverage of these events considering the world dominating positions of the attendees? What investigative journalist worth a damn would not want to go and interview these people and find out what they are talking about? The only media that I've seen in attendence is the Economist Magazine. The Economist is very well written with superb prose and in depth reporting on world economics and related issues. I've always wondered why the writers are seldom if ever given a byline. We all know the media has been consolidated into a handful of global ownerships: GE owns the "liberal" network NBC/MSNBC and NewsCorp is owned by an Australian who is friends and a business associate with the Rothschilds dynasty in guess what business . . . ?

Murdoch, Rothschild invest in Israeli shale oil

By AMIRAM BARKATLAST UPDATED: 11/22/2010 00:06Negotiations with Rothschild and Murdoch began six months ago, and Rothschild visited Israel during that time.Lord Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch have invested in an Israeli venture to produce oil from bituminous-bearing rock (shale) in the Elah Valley in the Judean Hills. Last week, they acquired 11 percent in equal shares of Genie Energy Corporation unit Genie Oil and Gas Inc. for a total of $11 million. http://www.jpost.com/Business/Globes/Article.aspx?id=196217


Now back to my question. How is the curiousity of so many aspiring journalists kept in check during the Bilderberg meetings? I suggest it is because the media is largely controlled by Bilderberg associated outlets. That might also explain why the media is so loaded with cheezy infotainment and so bereft of real news.

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Numerous journalists, such as those I mentioned, are "worth a damn" and don't buy into these grand conspiracies.

One can acknowledge an interconnectedness of world issues without engaging in Alex Jones-esque hysteria.

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In the time I've wasted on this, Choco, I've discovered that the DOJ and the corporate media has gone from being controlled by the corporations who own them to being controlled by a George Soros-created and apparently -- according to these "reputable" sources that show up in my searches like The Daily Caller and CBN -- Soros-controlled group called Media Matters along with Obama, who is really an anti-Christian commie. Therefore the following must be a lie:

Soros announces FIRST ever contribution to Media Matters.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CONTACT

Jess Levin (202) 772-8162

jlevin@mediamatters.org

Despite years of right-wing lies, Soros had never before donated to Media Matters

Washington, DC - Today, George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, and David Brock, founder and CEO of Media Matters for America, are issuing statements on Mr. Soros' decision to support Media Matters with his first ever contribution.

Statement from George Soros:

Despite repeated assertions to the contrary by various Fox News commentators, I have not to date been a funder of Media Matters. However, in view of recent evidence suggesting that the incendiary rhetoric of Fox News hosts may incite violence, I have now decided to support the organization. Media Matters is one of the few groups that attempts to hold Fox News accountable for the false and misleading information they so often broadcast. I am supporting Media Matters in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.

Statement from David Brock:

From the moment in early 2009 that Roger Ailes enlisted Glenn Beck to the Fox News Channel's new agenda -- a battle to overturn the 2008 election results that Ailes likened to the "The Alamo" -- Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 GOP attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan political ends. Worse still, in recent months, Fox has allowed Glenn Beck's show to become an out-of-control vehicle for the potential incitement of domestic terrorism. No American should be quiet about these developments -- the degradation of our media and the reckless endangerment of innocent lives. George Soros, a philanthropist of the highest integrity, unfortunately knows first-hand what it's like to be grotesquely caricatured and flatly lied about on Fox. Media Matters is grateful that he has decided to lend his voice and support our goal of greater journalistic accuracy and accountability. We are especially pleased that in this moment of hidden right-wing billionaire money corrupting our democracy, Mr. Soros, upon deciding to support our efforts, quickly and transparently has made that support public.

I don't know how to deal with this public insanity. Whatever we try to do seems only to feed the general atmosphere of confusion. I personally have carefully honed skills in reading the details. I like the writing to speak for itself. For most, it apparently doesn't. Investigating a media bias is an attack on Christianity, patriotism and the American Way. A careful reading and writing of what should be obvious gets quickly consumed and distorted whenever I have gone up against the right wing spin machine.

As a result I realize there are fights with them I don't want in the first place, and that I can't win if I decide to fight. Like this thread, it's really an utter waste of time. I doubt if many will read and see what I can quickly reveal about the absurdity of the claims published in the first post, which was a spinoff of something long since (April 16th to now!) forgotten, investigated in the first place for reasons the investigators simply project on Media Matters and George Soros.

So I take pause to reflect.

And I see that so much of what people obsess about involves endless damage control. That's what that Soros announcement is about. ACORN, which I was involved with directly in Oakland, and I saw first hand how it works and the good the people involved were able to do in their neighborhood for themselves, attempted its damage control, and then it went down.

The good news?: there are things they can't control. And that's what I try to find and where I go.

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Quote Garrett78:... the idea that we just need to do away with the Federal Reserve) is - in my opinion - going to distract people from being the change they want to see in the world.

I disagree with you here,I think that there needs to be a plan and action to make changes, and the Federal Reserve should be stripped of its power of controlling US money. That is the job of a United States National Bank, which is how the US was originally set up—so that no private entity and no foreign power would be involved in the federal workings of the US money and markets.

The federal reserve should never have been.

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Quote Garrett78:... the idea that we just need to do away with the Federal Reserve) is - in my opinion - going to distract people from being the change they want to see in the world.

I disagree with you here,I think that there needs to be a plan and action to make changes, and the Federal Reserve should be stripped of its power of controlling US money. That is the job of a United States National Bank, which is how the US was originally set up—so that no private entity and no foreign power would be involved in the federal workings of the US money and markets.

The federal reserve should never have been.

You've taken a portion of what I said and stripped it of its context (this is how these false dichotomies that I mentioned in the Thrive thread get established). Please read, or re-read, all of what I wrote. I said nothing one way or the other about the need for the Federal Reserve (some, like Ren, know where I stand on hierarchal institutions and the very concept of money). I take control of money a step or two further by advocating a gift economy. Now there's an idea for Ron Paul and his fan club to chew on. LOL, as the kids say.

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I had no problem with the other things that you said there, and I was not aiming to make you look bad. The federal reserve is key for me, and I think it is the reason, among others, for all of our problems.

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ren, the quote I pasted was from the op link to cbn. For cbn to write about Christian bias must take bias or distortion to make the point.

When you wrote good news right after you referenced Acorn, I couldn't help but reflect on a Yahoo article today stating that Andrew Breitbart died from a heart attack according to the autopsy. In the article it said he had broke the story about Acorn that led to it's demise. Why a manufactured lie, and edited film clip is considered breaking a story raises questions in my mind about the standards of Yahoo. But it was news, and they didn't claim it was dreaded govt health that killed him at 43.

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Those poor, put upon Christians. They are such a persecuted minority in the U.S.

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Quote Karolina:

I had no problem with the other things that you said there, and I was not aiming to make you look bad. The federal reserve is key for me, and I think it is the reason, among others, for all of our problems.

My point is that you misinterpreted the point I was making by taking a portion of what I said out of context. You seem to think I'm advocating for the existence of the Federal Reserve. You seemed to have taken what I said in my initial post to mean I don't think The Fed should be done away with. What I was saying is that I see a flaw (a significant one that distracts people from being the change they wish to see) in this notion that all will be right in the world if "we" simply do away with The Fed, or if "we" do away with some imagined secret society that is supposedly ruling the world and bringing us all toward a "one world government."

I'll share with you a quote I shared with others elsewhere:

Quote Stan Goff:The belief in a conspiratorial view of history seems to me to be a psychological reaction to the fear of chaos. If the world is not as one would like it, at least a conspiratorial view of history suggests that history as a process is still subject to human control, and that once we wrest control from the unjust conspirators, the world can be made right again.

This unpredictability, this sense of instability that compels some of us to reach for order in chaos with a history of conspiracy, ironically, has been produced by the current political milieu, one wherein neoliberalism has disembedded economies from local control and re-embedded them in national and transnational institutions, and those institutions are themselves now experiencing a loss of control in the face of unanticipated changes.

By the way, either something is *the* reason for all of our problems. Or it is *a* reason, among others, for all of our problems. I don't say that to nitpick but to make a point. Personally, I would never suggest that there is a singular reason for "all of our problems, " a phrase that is open to wide interpretation (I'd suggest there is great diversity when it comes to labeling what "our" problems are).

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This echoes subjects we have worked on elsewhere about how much we need to know to diagnose and how much we need to know to replace or cure what is wrong. My gloss of this is that the logical positivst sense of order and definition has to go so we can recover a sense of mystery without being mystified. However, I insist that this is not a transcendent diagnosis or prescription either. Working at democracy, the self-governing done by a free people, means being able to dispense with some things that are not working while we work at creating toward what we see having the human and moral components that have been factored out. The "caring and sharing" theme comes to mind here.

So does a new appreciation of what money is and is not. And, what an economy is and is not as well. I have a warm regard for environmental design because it focuses on creating human space in congruence with nature and is not satisfied with "sustainability" unless it also leads us toward a more joyful, sensual and loving result. A lot of things that religion has forgotten about grace and restorative and healing communities are part of this locally rooted, globally aware recovery of the good things of life.

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DRC, your interest in environmental design might be illustrated here in living arch. It's worth a purchase if only as a coffe table book.


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Here is what i would say to organized religions attack on humanism.

The greatest interest of all humanity is life.This is the greatest interest of God as well,but you claim otherwise.

You imagine that God has a greater interest than human life,and that allows you to waist it with impunity.

Pure humanism would never allow you to destroy life sanctimoniously.Only organized religion could justify such a travesty.

Observation is the what,s so of any situation.

namaste ,We are all one

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Quote Garrett78:

Numerous journalists, such as those I mentioned, are "worth a damn" and don't buy into these grand conspiracies.

One can acknowledge an interconnectedness of world issues without engaging in Alex Jones-esque hysteria.

You paint with a wide brush. For sure there are "wild eyed" conspiracy theorists that get only a percent of their connections right. But you know from the evidence provided that is not the case here. I ask you again. Why does our media give us 24/7 coverage of Michael Jackson, Tiger Woods, Zimmerman, various Hollywood scandals, endless sports coverage with in depth analysis on batting averages, three-point percentages, yet no coverage at all on the annual meetings of the world's most powerful people? Don’t you think this obsession with trivia is “distracting?” Why, for instance, this morning did CNN devote 10 minutes of coverage to Prince Harry and zero to the fact that yesterday Egypt just cancelled a gas deal with with energy bereft Israel? What are the implications of that?

Where is the media analysis on the conflicts of interest of GE for instance? GE develops nuclear technology and also develops rotary cannons that shoot depleted uranium tipped bullets (nuclear waste) that are aimed, among others, at the Taliban who were holding up the CENTGAS/TAPI pipelines that were to deliver Caspian Sea basin gas, among other places, to GE/Bechtel/and Enron’s power plant in Dabhol, India. Is it distracting to know this? GE also controls Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada and also, through their media empire, NBC/MSNBC ran and moderated the Dem presidential debate in Las Vegas and also refused to allow a Yucca Mountain critic, presidential contender and real progressive Dennis Kucinich from debating? The moderator was Wolf Blitzer, a member of AIPAC and former editor of their newsletter. Is this all a grand coincidence or evidence of a broad control network?

I think people need to know the outrageous conflicts of interest among our military/oil/and media people. And lest we forget, VP Cheney, Halliburton and the secret Whitehouse energy meeting and the SCOTUS decision. Sometimes conspiracy is not the right word because if it’s not illegal it’s not a conspiracy. That’s largely the point of corporations taking over government—to make laws that make formerly illegal activity legal. Sometimes its a grand collusion or cooperation among corporations with common interests and common board members who have stocks in each other’s companies, like the oil giants, military industrial complex and the media empires like GE and FOX for instance. Is it wrong to make these obvious connections a little more obvious to all who are distracted by manufactured trivia and diversions? Do we really want the manufacturer of rotary cannons that shoot depleted uranium tipped bullets screening our presidential candidates for us?

We've all heard about the elephant in the room, but how about a mountain? Yucca Mountain to be more specific. The mountain which you may have seen in your visit to Las Vegas, Nevada, is becoming a big part of the national debate.

Why? Yucca Mountain is most notable as the site of the proposed Yucca Mountain Repository, a U.S. Department of Energy terminal storage facility for spent nuclear reactor fuel and other radioactive waste. That has environmental groups worried and the site, which was suppose to open in 1998 to store nuclear waste, and has delayed opening the facility till more tests are done at the site. The site is considered the most studied piece of geology in the world.

So why does this matter? Congressman Dennis Kucinich is the only Presidential contender to have voted against using the proposed site and General Electric, which owns NBC and MSNBC who ran the debate yesterday, didn't want his take on the whole mess that the United States Government is brewing.

John Edwards, stealing a convenient tactic out of his former running mate turned foe John Kerry, has stated that although he voted for the plan he is now against. Thanks, John.

Hillary Clinton continues to vote in favor of Yucca Mountain's funding which has cost the taxpayers of this nation upwards $7 Billion dollars.

What about "Mr Change" Barack Obama? Well, he votes in favor of Yuka Mountain and while doing so is taken major money from backers in political donations.
Hillary Clinton was nice enough to point that out when the elephant was brought up briefly in last night's MSNBC debate.

So, was Kucinich not allowed to debate because he was a "fringe candidate" or was GE just afraid that he would dare speak the truth that will bring in major amounts of money for the corporation and, at the same time, risk the health of millions in the biggest growing metro area in the United States for years to come when the facility starts storing nuclear waste? http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/4363

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I keep wondering why people believe they are free when they no longer control their complex relationship between nature, what they do to survive, their social relationships that create community, and the critical technology that they use in this process now called work, which becomes the focus of their existence through a programming process that begins in kindergarten. Instead, they've become distracted and obsessed with a vast produced hologram of illusion.

And for goodness sakes, don't frighten them by suggesting they could easily shut down the hologram and look around at the real world that's being destroyed by what they do, while serving those who purchase their labor to do it, and who can buy the technologies and the millions of years of stored energy that's integral in doing it..

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Good points ren. I think the process of home buying is the number one voluntary step people make in accepting slavery or at least indentured servitude. Think about it. People sign a contract to pay for their $300,000 loan and agree to pay off the interest and then the principal on this loan over a period of 30 to 35 years. This financial entrapment assures that an average person will have to work most of their entire adult life, commute, burn gas, perform tedium, kiss ass, ignore their children and spouses, in order to pay off the interest from a debt based economic system. When and if a person is lucky enough to pay off the loan, you are old and feeble, and when you stop paying property taxes you get evicted anyway. Of course there are ways to mitigate these things, pay off your home early, sell out during a high demand market, downsize, but still I contend the single biggest detriment to freedom is the 30 year mortgage. Once a person owes over a quarter of a million dollars you are committed to a lifetime of work so why not take out another loan for a nice car, furniture, etc. Debt is the way our money system is set up and debt controls our lives and drastically limits our freedoms.

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You'll get no argument from me that the mainstream/corporate media is basically defunct. I haven't owned a television in years. Nor will you get any argument from me against the notion that the US is basically a giant corporatocracy. Nor would you get an argument from me that spending time on presidential politics is a complete waste. In 2008, I voted for McKinney. This year, I'm not sure I'll even bother to enter a protest vote, much less show any sort of interest in the horse race.

Yes, approximately 130 wealthy, egotistical people - known as the Bilderberg Group - get together every year. And, while the list of attendees is public record, what exactly is discussed is not. Now, let's pretend that the purpose of those annual meetings is to discuss how they can somehow form a one world government or new world order. Dunbar's Number gives a pretty good indication of how successful such an effort would be. So, ultimately, focusing attention on this group or that group is a waste of precious time and resources.

Building community at the local level is a worthy pursuit, on the other hand.

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Quote Choco:

Good points ren. I think the process of home buying is the number one voluntary step people make in accepting slavery or at least indentured servitude. Think about it. People sign a contract to pay for their $300,000 loan and agree to pay off the interest and then the principal on this loan over a period of 30 to 35 years. This financial entrapment assures that an average person will have to work most of their entire adult life, commute, burn gas, perform tedium, kiss ass, ignore their children and spouses, in order to pay off the interest from a debt based economic system. When and if a person is lucky enough to pay off the loan, you are old and feeble, and when you stop paying property taxes you get evicted anyway. Of course there are ways to mitigate these things, pay off your home early, sell out during a high demand market, downsize, but still I contend the single biggest detriment to freedom is the 30 year mortgage. Once a person owes over a quarter of a million dollars you are committed to a lifetime of work so why not take out another loan for a nice car, furniture, etc. Debt is the way our money system is set up and debt controls our lives and drastically limits our freedoms.

Beautiful.

Home ownership is the flag of freedom waved over and over in the media hologram. It's a vast illusion of "property" ownership -- one flagrant element of ownership allowed the working people so that they can proudly lay claim to their legitimate badge of citizenship in this system of property ownership. Meanwhile they pay a financial institution many times the cost of the home (the institution itself nowadays actually never has the assets to buy and sell this property in the first place in this giant financial ponzi scheme) while the institution that supposedly "owns" the home until it is paid off only collects vast interest profits while the mortgage payer pays all the expenses of upkeep and the taxes (by the way, aren't taxes supposed to be paid on what you own? Why don't the institutions pay a share on what they own, which is most of it to begin with? Or do they? Is government double dipping somehow? It's too complicated for my pretty little head. I think I'll make an omelet).

And then the people who can all eventually be home owners, though generally they aren't when they get into the military at age 18, will march all over the earth in Imperial armies to defend their homes, getting their arms, legs, and testicles blown off, when the media hologram of illusion presents them with a reality that convinces them that's the right thing to do.

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Quote Garrett78:

You'll get no argument from me that the mainstream/corporate media is basically defunct. I haven't owned a television in years. Nor will you get any argument from me against the notion that the US is basically a giant corporatocracy. Nor would you get an argument from me that spending time on presidential politics is a complete waste. In 2008, I voted for McKinney.

Now you're just trying to get on my good side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPFYFYMRg3w

At about six minutes into this McKinney asks General Meyers if the four Air Force war games going on in the North East US on 9/11 "imparied our ability to respond to the attacks?" Of course the answer was that it did not hamper response time, it actually enhanced it. My questions to any and all are: how could he say it enhanced response time when ZERO planes were intercepted? And how did Osama Bin Laden plan and carry out his attack from Afghanistan to coincide on the very same day of four simultaneous Air Force war games that actually inserted false radar blips in FAA's radars? The chair of the hearings tried to limit McKinneys time and questions toward the end of this clip.

From the line of questioning here the honorable Congresswomen McKinney is questioning corruption at the very highest levels in the DOD and has serious doubts about the official story of the 9/11 attacks. Mr. Garrett, I think you voted for a conspiracy theorist in 2008. Good on you!

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