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EYE-BALL Opinion on – The MEDIA – Peddlers of Truth – or just GRUBS without morality!

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Peddlers of Truth – or just GRUBS without morality!
11th June 2012.
Who reads daily newspapers anymore?  Who believes what newspapers print and vision media deliver?  When is the truth stretched until it is no longer believable?  Who has a mind to tell the truth as it really is, or just a watered down version because the real truth would not suit or help a cause?

Who are the biggest peddlers of the ‘dish-washed’ version of a news story – who writes their own ‘copy’ with a view to cause a media ‘beat-up’?  It is easy to sling the mud – and with a news cycle normally limited to 24 hours or so, the next news story is always only a heart beat away.

Let us get real for a moment -

  • free local newspapers offer recycled stories and cover about 10% of the publication – the rest is advertising.
  • mainstream newspapers are on life support and agonising over whether to charge for ‘internet read news’.
  • media revenues are falling, journalist’s are being laid-off, and the public are ever wanting their news delivered by ‘lipstick’ models who look good and can hold an audience.
  • the written word has no appeal anymore unless accompanied with images that create to eye-candy to entice readership.
  • by the time it takes to write a good story – the next news cycle is out there – the 24 hr news cycle offered by the global stage renders morning stories as wastepaper fill by the afternoon.
  • the world has 10 million or so bloggers out there – all reporting news and commenting on mainstream and other bloggers published stories.  Which RRS feeds do you subscribe to as believable?

In this mayhem of news uncertainty – who can be trusted to deliver the truth – research is long forgotten – too time consuming and someone else might beat you to the story.

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Lets us examine some evidence -

  • The Olympic swimmers Monk, and Darcy, like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid being photographed holding firearms – have been hung out to dry on the back of a ‘social-media’ photo.  The story went viral and has been alive for a week now.  The AOC have been forced to respond – they imposed a penalty on the swimmers.  It is that penalty that now has also gone viral because the facts on the first story were ill-reported and inflamed by hungry journalists looking for name recognition, and by editors looking to create sales and advertising revenues.  How wrong is it when a story like this is distorted to try and turn public opinion against sporting heroes.  So much of what we want to believe is challenged by what we are forced to believe through media reporting then we all have to confront the truth that the media got it horribly wrong.
  • The Syrian crisis – each side is trying to win the propaganda war – all as a cause to win public support that means one of two things – to have us believe the military are acting in the interests of all the people – or in the alternative to point the ‘genocide’ finger at the Syrian President as he orders his military to continue to slaughter thousands of innocents.  There can only be one truth and we can only read or hear one side of the story.
  • The Craig Thompson affair – he has no chance of a fair-trial if he is required to face a judge.  The scandal in this is criminal in the alleged abuse of Union funds – but from the motives of Kathy Jackson, the prostitute, Gillard, Albanese, Abbott, Pyne, and every other person making mileage out of a disgraced politician – the media pedal it all as carpetbaggers out to make a quick buck. How much of the milking in this Craig Thompson story is news as opposed to someone’s vested interest?  How come the media have forgotten Peter Slipper’s troubles and media reports on his progress are quite?

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The western perspective on human existence has become a soft perspective. Soft in the sense that unless it comes easy – via debt purchase or creature comforts – living in hardship is not an option. News delivers confronting images and stories – the western response is to not watch and believe out of sight is out of mind. It is the same with the ease at which media reporting is believed to always be the truth. Yet time and time again stories get altered, retold with new facts, i.e. The Azaria Chamberlin story is about to have another inquest verdict some 30 years later – this was a story that changed on its verdict many times and was retold as new generations of law enforcement revisited the facts.

What is the truth – the Chamberlains told their story and it was never believed. How much responsibility of that tragedy rests with the media and their speculative imput that swayed public opinion. How much sway does the media have in forming opinions on any issue.

Take the ‘children overboard’ scandal. John Howard never faced charges in the way he fooled all Australia into believing that ‘boat-people’ threw their own children into the ocean to force the navy to rescue them. The truth eventually came out after the election – yet Howard rained for another six years.

The truth behind Gillard’s coup to gain the Prime Minister job was revealed after the fact – she lied about when she began to join the plotters, and when her staff started to write her acceptance speech.

These issues were big news stories at the time and all found to be based on lies and fodder fed to the press to print and promote vested interests. The MEDIA are as linked to the slant of truth that suits a MASTER – a master that pays for the collusion, the lies, the agenda, everything but the absolute truth.

It is right to question, and to question everything put out there – for if we don’t then we are sheep and deserve all that comes forth.

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  1. the parable
    June 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    It is funny that Alan Jones likes to call people grubs, when he is clearly one. The truth is always twisted. CO2 is a harmless gas, viral to numan existence. Yes and Carbon Monoxide is a deadly gas, and more importantly any sentient being starved of oxygen will die. It is called asphixiation. Will someone create a chamber of pure CO2 and put Alan Jones in it. other grubs might be less keen to play with the truth.

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