“Journalistic Standards” Have ALWAYS Been About Lies, and–In Some Cases–Advancing Causes.

So-Called, “Journalistic Standards,” seem to have almost always been concerned with journalism as an “engine” of agendas. How could it not?

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The Real Face Of USA General George Washington. Reconstructed.

From the moment that the colonials received word of Britain’s new taxes in 1764 until reports of the peace treaty arrived in 1783, the press constituted the major source of information about events and developments in the conflict with the mother country. Both Benjamin Franklin, one of the Revolution’s greatest leaders, and Ambrose Serle, a Loyalist, described the press as an “engine” that should be used to advance the cause….

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America’s “problem” is not about AOC, or Adam Schiff, or Nancy Pelosi, Bernie, Beto, Bloomberg, or Whomever, or Whatever.

It’s not about what they said, or how they said it, or what they may believe. It’s not about politely outlining or “explaining” the “news.” It’s not about what we are told, hear, or are shown.

It’s not about “the details.” They don’t matter.

America’s problem is:  perception of its problems.

“Freedom of The Press” is one of the guarantees of the US Constitution, ratified in 1788. What this actually says and how it’s used by Big Media (MSM, or Main Stream Media) seems to be two different things.

1.) What it actually says, is:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

2.) How it seems to be used, however, is: whatever the Media says, wants, or decrees, sometimes without limit, without law, and without reason.

The Past:

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THE GILDED AGE OF ROBBER-BARONS – http://static6.businessinsider.com

For instance: sometimes, In the past, old-time Robber Barons–who were massively powerful, open thieves, untaxed, rich beyond relative measure–were depicted as good

But when the opposite served Media purposes, they were depicted as bad.

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CAPTIVE “STUDENTS OF HISTORY” – 3.bp.blogspot.com

Likewise, Media today has its agendas. And Has become–subsumed. It has BECOME the actual, former Power of oldtime Robber Barons. It has violence, Blood, censorship, sexy “1984” ploys, And can get you fired, banned, or destroy your life.

Media today is, in fact, a power, backing modern Barons–backing moves of the modern power elite. Or doing their actual bidding.

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And, Big Media is a power itself.

Big Media now has the power to craft whatever reality it chooses to show you. It has the power to co-opt your brain.

Big Media seemingly can make you think whatever it wants you to think.

By 1900 major newspapers had become profitable powerhouses of advocacy, muckraking and sensationalism, along with serious, and objective news-gathering.

In the early 20th century, before television, the average American read several newspapers per day…Starting in the 1920s changes in technology again morphed the nature of American journalism as radio and later, television, began to play increasingly important roles.

In the late 20th century, much of American journalism merged into big media conglomerates (principally owned by media mogulsTed Turnerand Rupert Murdoch).

With the coming of digital journalism in the 21st Century, newspapers faced a business crisis as readers turned to the internet for news and advertisers followed them….

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The problem is, that Big Media seems to be run by offsite Masters, globalists, advertisers, money-counters, and agendized, leftist activists. It’s not run by what the public may want, or by events, or by world history.

No.

Deeply entrenched in what seems to be a world-wide trend to “socialism,” which is really a totalitarian communism, Big Media seems to be propelled in one, “progressive” direction, with everything moving in the same direction, at the same time.

It’s run by advertisers, by money people, greed, self-aggrandizement, power-seekers, politics, politicians, leftist philosophy, global wealth Masters–and by whatever the Media says it is.

World Big Media goes largely unchallenged. Seemingly valid law suits against it are mysteriously “dismissed.” Nothing touches Big Media. Supposedly impartial judges seem hand-picked and leftist mouths of a Globalist Elite.

All things money-driven, or all things policiy-driven, flock to Big Media. Like starving fledglings screaming for worms in their nests. All things money-driven scream for feedings by the only thing on Earth that can help them propagandize their product, their cause–or their reason to BE.

For instance, in some cases this entails the destruction of Donald Trump, and banning him from the Presidency. Or, likewise, the victory and enshrinement of Totalitarian Socialism–or, just call it, “Old Time Communism,” as victor.

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WHO OWNS THE WORLD-WIDE MEDIA CONGLOMERATE? – http://www.whale.to

Journalistic standards have had nothing to do with the truth for a long time

For decades ABC and other media outlets have hidden the truth about the serial abuse of women and young girls by the powerful Clintons, Weinstein and Epstein.

The cover-up was to protect the Clintons from scrutiny as they sought to elect and reelect Bill and to put the corrupt Hillary in the White House in 2016…..

…How many women and young girls have been abused by powerful men while the media looked the other way — as long as they supported the Clintons and wanted Democrats in power?

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NEVER, in the history of Earth, has there been anything even remotely resembling the modern Electronic octopus.

Big Media–the Kraken—  has barbed tentacles everywhere.

It has alliances everywhere, and nearly unlimited abilities, and “friends in high places.”  It has Access– to Hollywood, “entertainers,” athletes, and celebrities–modern gods and godlings. Their new “classic” mythology.

Big Media has a 24-hour platform that cannot be ignored. It has money and power.

It has its own money. And, it has money and power behind it–backing its moves.

Big Media can be said to control the world.

By what it allows you to see.

By what it allows you to hear.

By what it allows you to say.

…or not….

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When We Knew Who We Were–And What Restroom To Use.”

OPINION: By JEFFREY A FRIEDBERG

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Jeffrey A. Friedberg – Impolite, and Brief

DEMS, 2020

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There was a time….

….Not so long ago, when we knew who we were.

And we knew what rest-room to use.

America was Good.

Communism, drugs, criminals, poo in the street, and perversion were Bad.

But, Democrats, in 2019–with thanks to Barry Soetoro (Barack “Lightning” Obama)–have turned that all around, inside out, and upside down. 

We are told that a man can menstruate or give birth to a baby. That a woman can out-lift a weight-lifter, is more powerful than a locomotive, leap the tallest building in a single bound, outrun a bullet, lead a revolution, make another woman pregnant, or a man. Or something.

We are commanded that our children WILL “share” same-sex restrooms, showers, and facilities–with WHOMever–and that we WILL love it.

The most grotesque, bizarre, make-up clown-looking “drag queens” will roll–abdomen-to-abdomen–on the floor with our children in libraries, and we WILL love it.

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We will honor, worship, and obey–homosexual, gay, lesbian, queer, cis-not-whatever, and every “transgender” whim. To criticize one of these “folks” is hate speech.

To speak the truth about “folks,” other than straight whites,  or about “religions,” other than Christianity, is hate speech.

Captialism BAD. Communism GOOD.

Orange Man BAD. Falling down Old Lady GOOD.

Misspelled words from Trump BAD. Murdered babies by Democrats GOOD.

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“Nobody’s ‘grabbing’ THIS Pussy!” – https://images.fineartamerica.com/

…and so-on. I could continue, but you know all this already.

There was a time when going to the movies was “safe.”

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Sissy Spacek, CARRIE (1976) – http://macabremoviemavericks.com

You knew that no heads would be ripped off. No faces would be eaten. That no blood would geyser. No eyes would be gouged out. That a woman would not give birth to the Devil’s son.

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Mia Farrow, ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) – http://uploads.neatorama.com

You dressed up for, “the movies.” You went with a date. You could afford To buy the tickets and snacks. You were shown to your seat by a polite usher with a flashlight. Popped corn could be had with actual, real, melted butter.

Nobody talked to–or yelled at–the screen.

You could see a triple feature on Saturday for a quarter.

You knew the movie was safe. You were safe. It was about a couple of crazy kids who wanted to get married. They went through tribulations, decisions, and altercations–but the girl eventually wound up with the right boy.

Movies back then were meant to be enjoyed.

They were escapist. They were safe. They were adventures to be enjoyed. They were morality plays. They told you how to live. They told you what not to do.

Movies taught the difference between right and wrong. Movies replaced Grand Mythology, but with the same lessons and information.

Not like 2019.

No.

Today, all “entertainment” seems bent upon destroying America, obliterating its sweet traditions, and crushing the American spirit.

“Socialism” is really Communism.

And for a hundred years– Democrats have desperately wanted to replace our Golden Age with their own, repressive, Totalitarian Rule.

Thankfully, They are Now Out In The Open. Their masks are off. They no longer lie and obfuscate.

Why?

Because they think they can win the election in 2020.

Or–with their armed military wing–disrupt and cancel it. Nullify the election. Declare a “mistrial,” and themselves Winners Over Everything. Über alles….

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“ANTIFA” – https://s.yimg.com

America. What will be left of your Golden Age?

In 1931–Just 88 Years Ago….

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NEWS, NEWS, NEWS: NO IT’S NOT, BECAUSE—Democrats Create Fake Reality, Phony Worlds, and A Universe Of Lies.

 

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Hierronymus Bosch

NEWS: By Jeffrey A. Friedberg

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Jeffrey A. Friedberg

Impolite and Brief

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NEWS: from Democrats, Liberals, “Progressives,” Socialists, Communists, Suburban Housewives, and Canadian Supergirl has created politicized worlds that don’t exist.

This ranting excursion into a twilight (zoned) area of their own creation appears to be a one-way drop for them. They seem to be lost souls flailing for a formula—any devious, formulaic plot which they may think can ultimately beat Donald Trump in the coming election of 2020.

Time, and again, they flog that bestiary of demonic forms, seeking totalitarian salvation for deranged, murderous worlds within nightmare worlds. Their own, drug-infused, or alcohol-soaked, or hatred-infused worlds of domination, terror, horror, and global Communism.

Why should serious writers—daily—struggle to meet and answer Democrats’ every delusion and deranged smears of Trump?

I mean—how may times can I say, “Democrats have lost all sanity.

“Gone, are great men—Democrats—like Harry Truman, JFK, Hubert Humphrey, and the amazing Daniel Moynahan. They are dead, and their like is nowhere.”

Today’s “youth” (and tomorrow’s voters,) probably never even heard of these  Democrats. Because, today, NONE of these men would even be allowed in the New Hollywood Special Effects Communist Totalitarian Democrat Partei.

Die Partei.

 

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NEWS  FLASH! STOP THE PRESSES!

As reported—even in their own propagandist, so-called, “Media”—every deranged “scandal” they launch against Trump turns out to be a total lie.

Are “they” ever “called out” on it? Not really.

Are such make-believe scripts and shadow-plays ever retracted? Not really. Are any of the perpe-traitors ever punished, discredited, defrocked, or removed from their apparent, journalistic “priesthood?” Not really; no.

Neo:
I thought it wasn’t real

Morpheus:
Your mind makes it real

—THE MATRIX, (1999)

So why should serious writers try daily to counter, block, or “answer” the hurtling worlds of lies launched by Democrats?

It’s silly, right?

It forces the writer to politely chronicle and repeat the lie. It plays directly into the Play Itself.

It “makes it real.”

It makes me sick.

Yet, I have been urged by Conservative luminaries, and way more important and better writers, to keep on keepin’ on. To continue writing.

Wherein, I believe, this continued writing is ludicrous: sides have already been chosen; heroes have been picked and set; the universe has been capped off and the debris carted away.

Everyone already knows what they are going to do.

So—why should anybody keep writing?

I guess because we have to. Because these lying basterds cannot be allowed to go un-answered. Because they are lying,and too many people believe the lies.

Because they will stoop as low as they have to go—in order to “win.”  In order to even steal the election, if necessary. Whatever it takes.

NEWS:

We Write Because the Truth must be printed.

Because that’s how it was in America.

Because that’s how it still is—in what remains of the real America.

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“Emotionals”—Such As Our Millennials, Democrat Voters, and Suburban USA Housewives—Have No Reason. They Don’t, Or Can’t, THINK.

“Emotionals”—Such As Our Millennials, Democrat Voters, and Suburban USA Housewives—Have No Reason. They Don’t, Or Can’t, THINK.

OPINION: BY JEFFREY A. FRIEDBERG

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There’s a  problem with Emotionals.

These are “folks” who don’t actually think, but react. They react with emotions—with feelings. Not with actual thoughts or reasoning.

They don’t think things through or maybe ask, “How did this work out the last time it was done?”

Because there are others whom they could ask. There are older, wiser, and more experienced people in the world. You know—from the generations who fought in WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere across the Earth.

Others, who came long before the current sea of lies, bullsht, and Hollywood make-believe.

Emotionals could learn, from those of us who INVENTED computers, transistors, lasers, CDs, video, the space age, and the Internet Itself.

But, no. Emotionals think all they need are their phones and digital devices. They never think how these devices are all programmed by OTHER Emotionals— who don’t think either.

”Emotionals” can include millennials, suburban housewives, and democrat voters. Instead of asking others outside their tribes, or investigating thoroughly for themselves, they seem to rely on programming. What they were “taught” in Government creches—the so-called, “schools.” The inculcation centers where they were originally brainwashed.

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“THE MATRIX” (1999)

You know what I mean—the test tubes where they were trained not to think; not to question; not to have any real imagination, independence from the group, or any spirit of patriotism.

No, they were taught the opposite. By Captain Planet; by Sesame Street; by Fred Rogers; by hate groups; by Mr. Barack “Barry Soetoro” Obama; by kneeling athletes, Nike, Anderson Cooper, Chuck, Rachel, other talking nobodies on the “news,” and—oh—by Supergirl on Canadian TV.

And by all those make-believe freaks in Hollywood movies, who taught them there is no point resisting. There is no point in trying to go it alone. There is nothing they can do against real poWER.

You know—POWER pumped in your face by “social” media. POWER rammed inTO your orifices by “silicon valley.” THE POWER of propaganda, lies, obfuscation, and deletion.

Power of The Nothing.

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Remember? THE NOTHING? – AS IN, “THE NEVERENDING STORY.”

 

No—now they “know everything.”

They tell me I am old, and should die.

Well—fck you, pal—I’m not, and I won’t.

They ignore witnesses to the past. They avoid elders as unclean. They “KNOW” what their pre-programmed emotions and feelings tell them.

They have zero need for logic. They already have the answers.

They have been told what to think.

To them “It’s a new world.” —Noit’s not.

It’s the same world with the same bullsht, same lies, same propaganda, and same totalitarian aspirations. It’s the same old crap, “bro.” …seen it three times already.

What’s different, is: for the first time in human history, the science exists to enslave a world. Earth.

WE invented it. But THEY are harnessing it.

Will electing Trump in 2020 stop them?

No.

Will it slow them down?

Yes.

Will it get rid of them?

No. The only thing that can do that—is they, themselves. If they decide to open those gates.

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Shazam! – A Movie Review, Sort Of

Shazam! as a superhero origin story is simply magical! No, really, I mean his origin is magical…like Harry Potter’s. He’s not the strange visitor from another planet, no one gave him a lantern powered ring, and he wasn’t bitten by a radioactive anything. Billy Batson is an orphan, who wants nothing more in life than to find his real mom. Even if it means calling in an occasional false police report. Young Billy is a bit of a troublemaker.

Family is a theme that runs through the film. The stern father and sterner grandfather of the kid who turns into a super villain, the foster parents and foster kids that young 14 year old Billy finds himself living among. An exploration of what family really means.

Billy Batson made his first appearance in 1939 as the boy who uttered a magic word to turn himself into “Captain Marvel“. The magic word Shazam was an acronym for

The wisdom of Solomon

The Strength of Hercules

The stamina of Atlas

The power of Zeus

The invulnerability or courage of Achilles

And the speed of Mercury

We we have an admixture of magic and mythology here, too. And theology. Billy was supposed to acquire the wisdom of Solomon as he fought against the embodiment of the Seven Deadly Sins. The element of theology is downplayed in the movie. The foster kids give thanks before every meal, but it isn’t exactly clear who they’re thanking. Solomon’s wisdom is clearly non-existent, as the wizard picks a delinquent 14 year old boy to be his champion, whereas I might have picked a police detective or a Navy SEAL. The fourteen year old exhibited all the wisdom…of a fourteen year old!

In many ways, Shazam! is the movie you would have had in “Big“, if the Tom Hanks character had told the magic fortune teller “I want to be Superman!” There’s even a small homage to Big as Shazam, nee Captain Marvel, fights the villain in a toy store.

Zachary Levi does a yeoman’s job as the “Big” superhero, expressing childlike wonder at all the new and wonderful things he is able to do, yet reluctant when called upon to fight real evil. Shazam is a good solid popcorn movie, suitable for most children and some adults. It’s entertaining, without being preachy about anything (a rarity in today’s atmosphere). I don’t remember a single call to save the planet over global warming, or saving the whales or the rainforests.

It’s a comic book movie. No enduring truths. No stirring calls to action. Just sit your behind in the seat, or rent the Blu-ray, and absorb a little semi-mindless fantasy for an hour or so. I’d give it three out of five stars.

 

Mike A.K.A. Proof writes at Proof Positive

Photo by Chris Yarzab