John Swinton, former editor of The New York Times shocked an audience of journalists during a banquet speech when he said:“There is no such thing in America as an independent press. You know it and I know it ... The business of the Journalist is to destroy truth; To lie outright; To pervert; To vilify; To fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his county and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals for rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”
“It is a fact that most editors and newsmen on the staffs of Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, etc., and most editors, reporters, and commentators at NBC, CBS, and ABC take their news and editorial cues from the New York Times. . Technically, it is a great newspaper; but it reports much of the news in conformity with its editorial policies. The late Arthur Hays Sulzberger, chairman of the board of the New York Times, was a member of the CFR, and today there are at least 11 people in high positions with the Times who are CFR members. Sulzberger's son-in-law Orvil E. Dryfoos (CFR) succeeded him as publisher. The current publisher is Arthur Ochs ‘Punch’ Sulzberger (CFR). Other CFR members at the Times are: Harding Bancroft, Executive Vice President. James Reston, Vice President and columnist; A. M. Rosenthal, managing editor; Seymour Topping, assistant managing editor; Max Frankel, Sunday editor; Harrison Salisbury, associate editor; C. L. Sulzberger, columnist; and David Halberstam, columnist.” –Gary Allen, “The Rockefeller File”
“Running a close second to the New York Times in the prestige race is the Washington Post. Every Senator and Congressman, regardless of his party or political persuasion, has the Post on his desk each morning. Like the Times, the Post is read by the people who count when it comes to running the country. The Post'sowner and publisher Katharine Graham is a member of the CFR, as are other top editors and management personnel. For years the Post has been referred to as ‘the uptown Daily Worker.’ The only time the Post has ever opposed big government- is when it has been used to investigate Communism. When this has happened, the people at the Post frantically start waving the Constitution and babbling about ‘freedom of speech’ - something they regularly suppress when it involves opposition to fascism-socialism or the Rockefellers.” -Gary Allen, “The Rockefeller File”
The owner/publisher of theWashington Post from 1963 - 2001, Katharine Graham was a member of the CFR, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg Group! In 1988 in a speech atCIA headquarters, she bluntly stated her contorted view of democracy when she said: “We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some thingsthe general public does not need to know and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.” Once again displaying the same elite philosophy of classism and moral relativity. They justify their corruption/lying by claiming mental superiority over the masses. Ted Turner has been interviewed calling the majority of humanity “useless eaters.”
“I think we are destroying the minds of America and that has been one of my lifelong ambitions.” -John Kricfalusi, creator of The Ren and Stimpy Show
“The United States has some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that.” -Ted Turner, CEO of AOL/Time Warner
"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have." -Richard Salant, former President of CBS News
David Rockefeller said it all in his 1991 Trilateral Commission meeting speech: "We are grateful to The Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
“I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens who, reading newspapers, live and die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in their times.” -Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson knew, as does any historian, that what passes as today’s News/Current Affairs, rarely remains unchanged when written/remembered as tomorrow’s History. Newspapers present the official establishment position of each days’ events, but this is often not the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
President Dwight Eisenhower’s speech-writer Wilson Bryan Key wrote a book called “The Age of Manipulation” allabout his experience writing presidential speeches: "For thirty-six sleepless hours, three writers turned out draft after draft, reviewed by a White House deputypress secretary who offered terse comments like, 'Much too specific!' 'Ease up on factual references!' and'Take it back and fuzz it up!' 'Fuzz it up,' we discovered eventually, meant avoid all clear, factual statementsabout anything more specific than the time of day ... The speech was endlessly discussed for likelyaudience reactions, belief and attitude reinforcements, and implied meanings ... Would anyone take theempty rhetoric seriously? The speech read smoothly, but said absolutely nothing about anything. This wasprecisely what it was intended to say. During audience interviews after the oration, most expressedsatisfaction with the great man's words. 'Ike really gave it to them!' 'He has my vote!' 'I like the way hethinks!' Great speech!'"
Newspaper articles are also very short, often not long enough to address the complexities involved in each issue. This problem isfurther exacerbated with television “news,” where most coverage consists of 30 second sound-bytes. Furthermore, these articles and sound-bytes are often coming from speeches and spokespeople in the “Spin Room.” They actually call it the spin room, where reporters “get the spin.” Spider’s webs and skipping records are spun. Why is news being associated as such?
“The news is a farce. As is the case with the financial institutions, which are concentrated in the hands of the few, long ago the media was bought and paid for ...What you read and what you see on a daily basis is largely manufactured. You are being lied to each and every day.” -Christopher Mark, “Grand Deception: The Theft of Americaand the World” (16-17)
The mainstream media will lie outright, but more often lies by omission, by suppression of dissent, or casting dissenters in a negative light, often with one-sided editorializing. They lie by giving uneven and incomplete coverage. Most news articles accurately report the event, but due to limited space cannot report on the history of each situation. This creates a quasi-informed populous that is constantly strung along with each day’s events; people who feel informed, but remain confused and unable to piece together the conspiratorial control manipulating their minds daily.