I’m sorry if I missed some in the above banner, there are so many of them and don’t have time nor space for all of them, but the above are the leading worst of the rest.
“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed” Mark Twain.
Shock and Awe, your enemy won’t have time to grasp their breaths, so does your citizens, keep moving them from a conflict to another and they will keep supporting you. The Shock and Awe doesn’t only apply on your enemies as you see, it applies on your people, your allies, foes, and no thanks to the mainstream media propaganda which keeps you on your feet awaiting to hear achievements and victories without questioning the credibility or source of information you are fed 24/7 non-stop.
Let’s guess who controls the mainstream media? Well, let’s not guess, it’s all over the net now. I invite you NOT to read this article (Controlling Most US Media), it’s a bit outdated but nevertheless the info it contains has barely changed.
Do you believe in Conspiracy Theory? Of course you don’t, you are not stupid, this is only for the silly, naive and shallow people, you are much more sophisticated than such stuff and you don’t want to look dumb among your friends, nobody believes the Conspiracy Theory because the world is only led by the good people and nobody ever plans anything, especially in Free Media (you won’t click the link under Free Media because you don’t believe in the silly Conspiracy Theory thing). But maybe you should spend 20 minutes reading what’s in this article and comparing to your surroundings: The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
Now back to our story, when the Shock and Awe fails and the conflict takes more time, people will start thinking, they’re not supposed to, but what to do, it’s a human nature, and you have to deal with it, in this case the only solution lies with Mainstream Media, you control it, or those who control it are your allies, ask them to intensify their propaganda, each news bulletin should have at least a line or two in its headlines about your cause, analysts should be available to discuss your point of view, you can accept some criticism but make sure those criticizing you don’t have the last words, bring someone to ridicule their replies and carry on, reports should be available, and if you don’t have news: create some for God sake.. Your plans will fail if the public starts asking questions.
With the introduction of social media and then citizen journalists who needs to verify credibility, so many blogs I personally wrote about the use of these tools to carry out the media campaign to justify the cause of demonizing your enemy then justifying their killings. The audience when they keep flipping from one news outlet to another to find the same news of such: “dictator killing own people’ and ‘public uprisings brutally oppressed by tyrants’ they’ll have no other choice but to buy such stuff, nobody would care to search for the other side of the story, so many sides your friends in mainstream media are providing, and if you don’t believe it there’re plenty of Youtube videos to prove it, and it just happens that all these videos (over 64,000 in the case of Syria) are so much filling the pattern: shaky videos from mobile phones, breathless citizens running across the streets, so much blood everywhere, sounds of explosions, and if that’s not available make it!
Some examples in the Libyan case were the so many times Saif ulislam Gaddafi was arrested before he was actually arrested, and his brother Khamis was so many times killed before he was actually killed, or maybe not..! The anti-Gaddafi protests and rebels reaching Bab Alaziziya in Benghazi and Doha in Qatar that looks similar to the real one in Tripoli, Libya.. and so on. Al Jazeera’s Fake Green Square. (for example)
Al Jazeera tried to do the same in Syria by building miniatures similar to known sites in different cities of the country and fake demonstrations near it, their infamous try was with the miniature of the Clock Tower in Homs which some real activists blew the attempt when comparing the real Clock Tower with the fake ones that kept appearing on this NATO mouthpiece.
And here is where the Shock and Awe failed. The prolonged conflict in Syria gave time to many to revise and compare news aired on mainstream media with the actual ones, and the same Al Jazeera in coordination with its sister channel Al Arabiya exposed themselves when they were given information that the Zero hour in Syria is imminent and simultaneously both channels started broadcasting on an early Friday news of tens of thousands of anti-Assad protesters fill two mains squares in Damascus city, the Abbasid and Ommayad squares, thinking by this they’re giving the signal to NATO stooges to flood these two squares and at the same time to push those curious to go there to see for themselves then there will be ready planted ‘activists’ who will be filming any crowd, airing the same via satellite connections on those two pathetic channels who in turn will magnify the picture same like what they did with the initial Tahrir square (the article was manipulated later by Al Arabiya & the link image mentioned in it that shows stitching of several images to give impression of huge crowds, the image was removed for unknown reason), they failed because those plotting are not Syrians and not aware of so much of reality not starting with the laziness of Syrians on a Friday morning that nothing would move them other than bringing Foul or Fattah ingredients, no politics, no NATO and nothing else would cause a Syrian to gather anywhere on a Friday morning, then the main punch to their plot was the fact that the Syrian state tv’s head quarters is in the centre of Ommayad Square itself, overseeing all 7 main roads branching from the square from a single angle, and that on Friday morning there’s a live tv programme, and the fact that all Syrians know this pushed them to switch from Al Jazeera & Arabiya channels immediately to Syrian tv to see from the studio how that lie was exposed, furthermore, the presenters were notified of the fake news aired on those two pathetic channels, and the presenters would look over their shoulders onto the square to see how normal lazy Friday morning cars are moving that time, and the TV crews were immediately dispatched to the streets of both squares to interview people who ridiculed that step, a final punch to the two stations credibility.
Another pathetic attempt was by the French France24 channel that cut a live cross talk show to announce the resignation of the Syrian Ambassador to France Ms. Lamia Shakkour because of the ‘brutal oppression by president Assad’s regime’ as they put it, then to receive a fake phone from someone claiming to be Ms. Shakkour, just like a drama show, and at the end had to deny the story after receiving a harsh criticism by Ms. Shakkour in a press conference and the ambassador’s threats to file a legal case against the channel. This pathetic attempt was meant to embarrass the ambassador and encourage, as they thought, other ambassadors to resign worldwide, such attempt didn’t live more than 20 minutes (Al Jazeera channel insists on the resignation while the ambassador was on phone with Syrian state tv denouncing such news as cheap). And just for the record, this attempt was on June 8, 2011 and till date there’s not a single resignation of any Syrian ambassador worldwide, nor any diplomat to the level of 3rd secretary in a consulate!
Shocking propaganda isn’t limited to cheap channels receiving such crap, digesting it and feeding the digested crap to their Sheeple audience, when there’s no crap to broadcast they create it! It’s difficult to believe because who would risk credibility for propaganda? Not when the prize is destroying Syria and not if they thought they can get away with it, and intelligence agencies informed them that the Syrian ‘regime’ would fall in few days so they went for the plot to the extent that a prominent US news channel actually plotted destroying oil pipelines in Homs in direct coordinating with terrorists to accuse the Syrian army of shelling them to punish the people. This channel, CNN, was defaced by the Syrian state tv and I discussed in an earlier post (CNN Knew About September 11 Attacks 16 Hours Earlier).
A reporter for Al Jazeera using high-tech satellite devices spies on the Libyan Army communication in this report and brags about it, remember that Colonel Gaddafi was demonized a long while ago and therefore it’s fine to spy on his forces by a ‘Journalist’ who shares the information with ‘freedom fighters’, then don’t wonder why such reporters become targets in retaliations by regular forces tracing the spying devices:
The role such mainstream media plays is vital for NATO, they’re spies, they can reach places without suspicion, can smuggle communication devices to insurgents duped ‘freedom fighters’ and contributes to the military aggression. Their role is not only to demonize foes, but moved into an uglier phase of actually contributing to the military actions and sabotage.
You can understand the decision of Syrian government to expel foreign reporters from Syria at the beginning of riots in the country last year and then allowing selective reporters to enter, even those who entered based on pressure on the Syrian government by the UN and non-governmental organizations (other NATO tools), those reporters manipulated reports, interviews, and even when sending unbiased reports to their stations, the stations do not broadcast their reports, the same thing that happened with Al Arabiya reporter Hanna Houshan several times and was scolded by Syrian Foreign Minister Mr. Moallem on several occasions for the same.
Yet, the most alarming interview distorted by a foreign prominent news channel was the one ABC News reporter Barbara Walters did with president Assad himself and doctored, edited, distorted the whole interview before was forced to air the original full unedited interview after the Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesperson showed them that they have a copy of the same interview in full..! (Check it here).
The BBC had its share in Syria’s crisis and again put its credibility at risk just for the sake of promoting propaganda on Syria, despite willingly and fully knowing the level of deception it’s involved in, but still takes accounts of terrorists and their lies at its shows with no shame and no responsibility and no respect to its own image and the sacrifices of many of its own reporters in shaping that image. In an earlier post I explained how the BBC Promoted a Terrorists to a Victim.
The Guardian has proved to be a mouthpiece for the criminals, you can see interviews with convicted criminals on it criminalizing others, who usually are the subject of the demonizing policy, and if you as a reader try to point out the fact that the interviewed is a convicted criminal they delete your comment, ban you from further comments and sends you a nasty email reminding you with their Community Standards! This happened with me personally when I commented once on an interview with Ali Sadr Al Din Bayanoni, a convicted terrorist and head of an outlaw terrorists organization (as per the records of his native country), who named the sitting Syrian president Bashar Al Assad with all bad names he could dig from his vocabulary he learned from his gangs including calling the Syrian president a criminal and a thug and other bad words, they deleted my comment and reminded me that it’s against their community standards to call a writer of their articles a criminal!!
Reuters reporter on Syria, a Jordanian citizen Mr. Oweis was arrested by Syrian authorities at the beginning of the riots in Syria for faking a report on the events and putting words in an injured soldier’s mouth to show him as saying that he was shot by fellow officers for refusing to shoot at peaceful protesters when the injured soldier was shouting with the loudest faint voice he could that the shots he received were from the protesters side he’s facing and not from his back. The reporter’s bad luck was when a Syrian tv reporter was next close to him and recorded the incident on his own camera, and when all news houses taking reports from Reuters aired the doctored interview where the soldier’s voice can’t be heard clearly and only the reporter’s voice is heard putting words in the soldier’s mouth, the Syrian TV aired the film recorded by its own staff showing the Reuters reporter and the real dialogue that happened! ABC News of Australia learned a lesson after airing a Reuters report on Syria and here is what they had to say:
There’s nothing called Free Media, whoever pays for the media house either by shareholders contribution or by advertisements controls to a very large extent the strategy of these media houses. Do you think social media is more credible as unbiased free speech supporters providing you with a platform to voice your opinion? Think again. At least with the Syrian issue where we see and been seeing Facebook deleting continuously a page dedicated for a real Free Speech supporting Syrian youth group calling themselves The Syrian Electronic Army over 150 times by now and as soon as the page appears back again, accusing them of showing disturbing images, while they keep another page called ‘The Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Al Assad’ which shows bodies slashed into pieces, beating by terrorists in army uniforms to accuse the Syrian army, and so on, this is not of course, in their scale, against their community standards. They once deleted a picture I posted of a US Army soldier bragging on top of a dead boy’s body in Afghanistan claiming it ‘violates Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities’, again while they keep supporting the same page that is working to demonize the Syrian president:
The Weapons of Mass Deception have much more damaging effects than those of Mass Destruction, they destroy the brain in addition to animalizing the human or in better words: producing the Sheeple audience.