Saturday, December 21, 2013

The press-gang

Is it incidental that the world's richest man, Mexico's Carlos Slim, worth $73 billion, is the second largest stockholder of the  New York Times.

 Or that The Washington Post is now owned totally by one super rich person, Jeff Bezos, the emperor of Amazon. Bezos recently landed  a $600 million contract with the CIA. But, the  Post’s articles about the CIA are not disclosing that the newspaper’s sole owner is the main owner of CIA business partner Amazon.

The Washington Post, has also downplayed the retirement crisis and stoked generational tensions by suggesting that Social Security is a burden on young people instead of a vital safeguard.

The New York Times, published a bit of  big bank propaganda; “It is not a crime to make stupid mistakes, and much of what happened in the years before the financial crisis was more foolish than venal.” This is a brazen lie. The biggest banks have been found to have committed and even confessed to having committed  real and deliberate crimes, some of which rank among the largest financial crimes in history, such as LIBOR falsification, phony mortgage scams, and the $800 billion worth of drug money laundered by HSBC, to give just three examples.

Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director, has actually asserted “It’s not our job to inform viewers when Republicans lie.” This in the context of one of the most intense disinformation campaigns by the Republican Party.

From here 

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