Media Failure

"Inaction" Speaks Louder Than Words

The Single Biggest Missed Moment by the Media
When the Media Failed Us Most

The Spring of 1961 Was Arguably the Biggest Fail of All
NewsFocus, by Tim Watts, 050516

Many Americans, for the most part, do not trust the mainstream media, rightfully so, and that in itself bodes well for those people.

The problem that we have in this country, are the people who DO trust the mainstream media, because the media has been shown on many occasions to actually change the story, from the truth.

People might be shocked to hear that, but sadly enough, it's 100% true.

When it comes to "news management," there is more than one option that they use in dealing with a sensitive story.

  • Spin the story. Make the facts fit their interpretation.
  • Bury the story. Print it on the back page.
  • Attack the messenger. Discredit the source.
  • Don't cover the story at all.

If you doubt that journalists would ever sell their soul for a buck, you're not paying attention to history, for it is replete with numerous disgraceful examples.

One particular time stands out to me most. A time when the media failed the most horribly - in spades.

The year was 1961. There was a transition of power within the United States. The administration was moving from a Republican president to a Democrat.

The outgoing president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, gave his farewell speech to the nation on January 17, warning the American people that the newly created military industrial complex was a force to be feared, one that could actually threaten the well-being of the country.

The speech is legendary for its unprecedented content. Eisenhower was a retired five-star general, and there he was, warning the country about something new that he coined as, the military industrial complex.

Ike was clearly nervous as he gave that speech. Watch for yourself and note the nervous quick glances to the left and right at times during this private broadcast, almost as if he expected to get cut off.

Unfortunately, for all of Eisenhower's efforts, the mainstream media didn't seem the least bit interested.

Then, on April 27, only 100 days after Ike's farewell warning, just three months later, newly elected incoming President John F. Kennedy gave a speech called "The President and the Press." It was without doubt, the most sensational speech ever given by a contemporary US president. Today, it is simply known as Kennedy's "secret societies" speech.

In the speech, the new incoming president detailed for all the world to hear about a secret cabal that sits behind the thrones of power around the globe. Kennedy then went on to talk about the powerful secret societies that control our world.

It was, for all intents and purposes, the most thorough public outing ever by a western government leader, of the true hidden powers that be in this world. It was a scathing indictment of a criminal cartel operating above the level of governments.

Yet, for all the efforts of President Kennedy to expose this criminal cartel, literally begging them for their help, the media turned a deaf ear to the president, clearly showing treason to be their choice over patriotism.

Throughout the following years, there were plenty of other media overlooks, such as the faked Gulf of Tonkin incident that took the US to war in Vietnam, the death of his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and also civil rights leader Martin Luther King jr, as well as assassination attempts on presidents Ford and Reagan, to name but just a few glaring omissions from the fourth estate.

Today, the media continues to fail the people of the nation, continually showing themselves to be the turncoats that they truly are by failing to do their due diligence in crimes of state, such as the first World Trade Center bombing where the FBI actually provided the bomb, and continuing right through to the 2001 9/11 attacks that eventually brought those towers down.

They closed their eyes to government created anthrax from a Ft. Detrick military lab, and they also turned their backs after the Boston Marathon bombing.

The corporate media has also knowingly and deliberately perpetuated a false narrative regarding gun violence in the US, ignoring glaring evidence in all mass shootings, including the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shootings, the Aurora theater shootings, and the Sandy Hook elementary shootings.

They continue on to this very day, acting as "news managers," to hide the sins of their rich overlords from the public.

Today, our vast media network is owned by a mere six men. Six individuals who tell you what news is, and conversely, what isn't.

So, if you should ever doubt the integrity of the corporate mainstream media, be sure to remember the spring of 1961... when TWO US presidents went before the press with dire warnings of unprecedented powerful threats to the nation, only to have them categorically dismissed and ignored.

It is this author's opinion that the entire US media committed treason that spring, and they continue to excel at it to this very day.

As a matter of fact, despite the 1976 House Select Committee on Assassinations, that concluded that the deaths of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King were indeed high level conspiracies, the corporate mainstream media ignores that investigation and continues on to this very day to say that it was all still just a lone gunman - a lone nut job - exactly like they told us about the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shootings, the Aurora Colorado theater shootings, the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, and all mass shootings in general.

As a result, the media continues to perpetuate a blatant disinformation lie to the American public regarding the danger of guns in the US.

The corporate media have also been egregiously silent over 9/11, the largest attack this country has ever had, just as they were with the first false flag attack at Pearl Harbor. To me, this is the true indicator of whether a journalist is honest or not, if they have the integrity to expose 9/11 for what it was, a blatant false flag attack on the US and the world. 

Sadly... pitifully... few have done so.

In closing, there was an old saying that PT Barnum once coined, that was later repeated by President Abraham Lincoln...

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."

Years later, President George W. Bush would show his true colors by exploiting that thought with his own version..

"You can fool some of the people all of the time... and those are the ones you want to focus on."

That does indeed appear to be job one for today's corporate mainstream media.

As I said at the beginning of this article, the main problem that we have in this country are the people who DO trust the mainstream media.

Until the few with integrity within the industry decide to fight to clean up a horribly dirty US media system, US news will never be "the truth, and nothing but the truth."

In Summary: When it comes to truth and the corporate media... buyer beware.

See also:

Media Control

Media Complicity

Media Coup

Media Reform

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