A “Liberal” who never trusted “Main Stream Media”

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Not so sure if you are like me, but I am a liberal, not a Democratic or Republican liberal, but liberal in the sense that I feel the government must represent and must be at the service of the people, All the people, not only Wall Street, the Lobbyists and Washington Think Tanks.

I am a Liberal who believes that the purpose of government is to service and protect. To service by providing all the basic services citizens need from education to health care, to roads, to infrastructure, to science and research, to social services among others. To protect by providing for national defense with priority on national domestic defense and providing good quality police and fire services to its citizens. Not so sure if we need to have 70 bases all over the world.

I am liberal because I believe citizens have a duty and must contribute to the political process by not a contribution to the corrupt and failing two party system, but to vote in every single election irrespective of the quality or stupidly of the candidates.

I am a liberal who believes that citizens have an equal obligation toward to the state in the same way the state has an obligation towards its people. There is nothing for free; and if you want services, you better pay for it.

There is No free lunch.

I am also a liberal who never trusted or believed in America’s Main Stream Media – from CNN to MSNBC, to Fox News, CBS, NBC, ABC, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times or Chicago Tribune among others. I also don’t believe in the lies and incitement coming out of the like of Rush Limbaugh, who gets paid $40-million a year to make a fool of himself and to make greater fools of those who listen and believe in the “bullshit” that comes out of his mouth.

You see, I do have a major and serious problem with Main Stream America, because it was never honest about any coverage, and its stories always fit the political or ideological values and opinions of its managing editors. To stay the Main Stream Media is the guardian of the nation and people’s interest is a big lie; and it stretches the truth to make it “fake news”.

You see, my problems with American media began in the late 60’s, when I was unable to get even a “letter” to the editor published that spoke of the Israeli Occupation, while seeing comments and editorials from the other side having so much space in all major media. The Palestinians simply did not exist and are denied a voice or a forum to tell their story – only Jews and Israel have the right to tell their stories. The same story continues today. My files are full of rejected comments and letters to the editors of newspapers, such as the New York Times, Washington Post even the Chicago Tribune.

Of course, I learned to know better. Perhaps the best statement I read about America’s Main Stream Media came from someone who knows much better than I.

Dean Ben Bagdikian, former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley said it best:

“With a country’s widest disseminators of news, commentary and ideas firmly entrenched among a small number of the world’s wealthiest corporations. It may not be surprising that their news and commentary is limited to an unrepresentative narrow spectrum of policies.”

As we watch the news these days, with a major Cold War going on between President Trump and Main Stream Media, one would think that Main Stream media is the most powerful branch of government, really “the Fourth Branch”.

Why is our media and Congress so upset about Russia’s interference in our elections, when our “friend and ally” Israel has been doing it for 50 years, determining and controlling our national and international agenda and paying hundreds of millions to our national and state representatives? No one wants to talk about that of course.

You see, the “Fourth Branch” is unelected and never accountable to the people, yet it decides for us and for the nations. It decides whom we should vote for, and it decides which wars we should support, and it decides which criminal regime or countries we should support. We are never free to make up our mind. Main Stream media got us hyped up to go to war on Iraq and it sold us a bill of lies, and it gave us “imbedded journalists” with invading US troops, as if it were a reality show. The recent GCC conflict showed it best when “opinion makers” are on the payroll of one country or the other.

You see, I do have a problem and I am sure you do the same thing. Think about this. “In 1983, 50 corporations controlled most of the American media” from the magazine to movies, to books and publications houses, to radios among other media.

That number dropped to almost in half decade later. By 1992 only six corporations became the major owners of Main Stream media like Warner, Disney, Murdoch’s News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany and Viacom.

It is true that major newspapers such as the New York Times and Washington Post continued to be owned by a public corporation, but the editorial board continues to follow certain political and ideological lines. It is true of the Chicago Tribune, LA Times and San Francisco Chronicle.

Now add to this. The largest 100 media corporations like Time Warner, which owns AOL and CNN, own 80% of the top 20 online news sites.

Now imagine that someone like Rush Limbaugh earns $40 million a year to spew his bullshit and tell the people who earned less than $30,000 a year how good they have it and how bad the politics is in the country. And think that someone like Megan Kelly or Bill O’Reilly getting over $20 million a year for few hours of media time only to tell us what we should think. How can the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Bill O’Reilly or Megan Kelly or Rachel Maddow represent our best interests?

Yes, I do have a major problem with Main Stream media – never liked it, never trusted it, and certainly never felt it represented my best interests. I hope it does not represent your best interests too. They are not our guardians and certainly, no one appointed them as our trustees or the trustees for the nation. They speak for their bosses and only for their bosses and never for the general interests of the American public.

We all should be glad that the Internet so far allows me to publish and exchange my thoughts with you. You and I never have a chance to be published in Main Stream media, never.

Your thoughts… ?

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13 Responses to "A “Liberal” who never trusted “Main Stream Media”"

  1. joetv  June 11, 2017 at 6:51 am

    HBO’s Bill Mahr recently used the “N” word in a very demeaning way. His simple apology was made, along with a the equally simple excuse that he has many black friends and has become too comfortable using the word. Now imagine if he was a goy, and used the word “kike”. Now ask yourself. Would he still have his job?

    • Sami Jamil Jadallah  June 12, 2017 at 5:17 am

      Not so surprising Maher and others like him can used ugly racist calls and get away with it. Try it with some others they will be fired in spot. Octavia Nasr international editor at CNN for 23 years was fired because she wrote good words about a Shiite clerk who in fact was a good man never engaged in in inciting violence or terrorism she was fired on the spot. A Zionists who praise Israeli murdering children or demolishing homes most likely will get a promotion or raise. Two standards one for Zionist like Maher and another for the rest of us.

  2. Gary Kraut  June 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Good one Sami, in fact, very good one.
    Sometimes it´s fun to look at things, any things, from a comical perspective, in order to get a laugh out of them. But surprisingly, quite often, one ends up getting quite serious answers and great dot-connectors.
    For example, what happens when the US President is not heard of for a while? When he is not in the news, but he is busy with something else? Well, nothing happens! Let´s imagine then what would happen if he wasn´t there, say, for 6 months? (This actually happened somewhere!) Well, I tell you: nothing. Let´s be real silly then and assume he won´t be there for 2 years. What would happen? Correct. Nothing. Everything would be going on more or less as usual – AS LONG AS THE MEDIA IS THERE. But heaven forbid, the media would not be there – for ONE DAY only – what would happen? All hell would break loose (it all happened before!).
    Does it sink in now who the real boss is in town? And how INCREDIBLY powerful he is?

    • Gary Kraut  June 10, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      Part 2
      So, it follows, in my book, that the real President of the US is not the Donald, but the media. The Donald is only the admin clerk, the one for the cameras. Maybe in reality, the media, acting similar like the boys of the Majestic 12, make up the politics during the night, publish it and simply let the Donald read and countersign it in the morning?
      You laugh? Of course you laugh. You laugh because you may think this is funny. Maybe it isn´t funny? maybe you have been brainwashed? brainwashed to think that a piece of printed paper of a certain size and name is only a newspaper? To me, realizing its importance, it is the Head of State.
      Those extremely clever dudes who brought us the Fed and the tax in 1913, and the world wars, and 9/11 a.s.o. have also screwed up our language long ago, in a most crafty, shifty and most admirable way. And, therefore, of course they own the “newspapers.”

    • Sami Jamil Jadallah  June 11, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks, brother, always great to have your feedback much appreciated always your input and feedback. Many thanks again. Never stop speaking out for or against what I publish. Your input and feedback is always appreciated. Sami

  3. JohnTVian  June 10, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Oftentimes I wonder if the television is the image that speaks in Revelations 13:15.

  4. wjabbe  June 10, 2017 at 11:18 am

    About 20 years ago I began a study of the so called “War on Cancer” after my wife was nearly killed, not from cancer, but cancer “treatment”. As with any research project my reading led me to experts and non experts who had similar experiences I quickly discovered critics of the American Cancer Society. One of the experts who criticized it was Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. a former distinguished professor at the University of Illinois Chicago who had published hundreds of papers and books, one with 800 pages with 1200 references. After having letters criticizing the ACS rejected by the local newspaper editors, they finally agreed to allow one strictly held to 500 words critical of the ACS. Then during this period it was published, over a period of months they published about 11,000 words and two picture pages promoting the American Cancer Society while ignoring all the legitimate criticisms by Epstein and others. I even donated a copy of his book to them. Riddle: Why would “responsible ” editors ignore legitimate criticisms of the ACS by responsible scientists?

    • wjabbe  June 10, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Space does not permit a complete answer to this riddle. Professor Epstein published a paper in the International Journal of Health Services entitled: “American Cancer Society America’s Wealthiest ‘Non-Profit’ Institution”. You may even find a copy of this article still on the internet although he is no longer active and his website is down. Basically the problem revolves around propaganda and money. The American Cancer Society has conceived a clever scheme to both brainwash cancer survivors and their families and bring in money at the same time called “The Relay for Life”. This event is carried on all over the country in towns and cities with involvement of cancer survivors and their families. Of course the failures are quite dead buried in cemeteries so they can’t speak or participate or criticize anything. This event is used to cleverly create massive sympathy for both the ACS and cancer survivors despite the dismal failure of the War on Cancer where most cancer victims end up quite dead of the failed cancer treatments about which nothing is said by the coy “leaders” of the ACS. People are so brainwashed by this event, all newspaper editors fear uttering one word of criticism about it at all. The ACS is a multi billion dollar organization which has obstructed every non toxic cancer treatment proposal from even being tested, let alone approved for treatment. Many other criticisms are available in the full article by Dr. Epstein.

    • wjabbe  June 10, 2017 at 11:52 am

      I published a book entitled: “An Unsuccessful Effort to Deny Use of State of Georgia Facilities for Fund Raising by the American Cancer Society” by Winfield J. Abbe, Ph.D. Physics, 2000. It was self published because no orthodox publisher would accept responsibility for criticizing the hegemony of the American Cancer Society as powerful as this massive sympathy scam is in America. I distributed about 200 copies world wide at my expense and placed two copies locally in the University of Georgia and Athens, Georgia public libraries. The gross misconduct of the media in this area is shameful and disgraceful to put it mildly. They do all citizens a great disservice by their failure to openly criticize this massive sympathy scam and the failed cancer generals of the failed war on cancer for about half a century now. All approved cancer treatments are life threatening. One person dies every minute. Therefore when a cancer patient under treatment dies, they could have died from the cancer or the treatment or both; usually treatment but falsely reported as from cancer. The only way to prove the cause of death is by a true and objective autopsy at a top pathological laboratory which is never done as a gift to the doctors and pharmaceutical companies enriched off this massive scam in America today.

    • Sami Jamil Jadallah  June 11, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Wajabbe… thanks for your feedback. Keep in mind editors worry about losing ad money. In many cases with issues related to the Arab-Israeli conflicts, many newspapers dare not publish Arab position afraid to lose ad money from major companies. It is a blackmail at its best. Same true in the case of medical research… major pharma companies will stop posting ads.

  5. Trakkath  June 10, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I “trusted” them a long time ago because here in germany we had no alternative to it to inform us, while we were under heavy brainwash even about our own history. But became more and more suspicious as the years went on and more and more the reality differed from told stories. Is this the so called “wisdom of elder” ?

    • Paedo hunter  June 10, 2017 at 3:10 am

      mate, I’m a Scotsman….in 2014 I was on holiday with my family in Cuba and was sitting next to a younger German couple as we cruised around some islands…..we got talking and I told him how good it was to see Germany beat Brazil in the football world cup and how we’d be cheering for Germany in the final….they could not believe it to hear that someone from the UK could possibly support Germany, they were astonished to hear me say such things and from that point on I realised something I suspected for years, that all those WW2 Hollywood movies had taken their toll on Germans. I used to think as a child while watching all those films ‘how must German people feel with this constant portrayal of them in the hundreds of war movies as fascist war mongers who deserve their fate and constant defeats as portrayed in 99% of these films??.”…etc etc…..so, in a nutshell, the rest of the conversation went in to ‘enlightening’ them how ordinary folk view them as an industrious, extremely clever race….plus I enlightened them as to the intentions of the EU that they may feel benefitted them and what was to come…..I wonder if they can still hear my words of warning on the future of their country from back then

  6. ayelyahbenjamin  June 9, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    “They speak for their bosses and only for their bosses and never for the general interests of the American public”….they lay siege to truth to cover the crimes of mass-murderers…. look in the mirror people and decide very quickly as to whether you want to join the solution or remain with the problem….let the moths have them, tune out to their whole stupid make it up as we go lying nonsensical narrative they cant even keep believable anymore, we have wised up to all of it as they scurry around like rats on a sinking ship

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