The media of the world presents news that is a blur of truth and error, the Trumpet strives to present a clear picture of world news and Bible prophecy. ( Grafissimo/iStockphoto)
The media of the world presents news that is a blur of truth and error, the Trumpet strives to present a clear picture of world news and Bible prophecy.
( Grafissimo/iStockphoto)

Mass Media Corruption

October 9, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Two icons of the ‘free press’ admit their journalists are being corrupted by government interests.
 

You expect it of traditional dictatorships. It’s a practice that was rife in Nazi Germany—the government paying the media to promote its propaganda. But in America, bastion of the free press? Surely not!

Well, think again.

Hard on the heels of the New York Times openly and apparently unashamedly admitting back in July to mainstream stories being scripted by the White House, it is now revealed that “cnni has aggressively pursued a business strategy of extensive, multifaceted financial arrangements between the network and several of the most repressive regimes around the world which the network purports to cover. Its financial dealings with Bahrain are deep and longstanding,” according to Glenn Greenwald of Britain’s Guardian.

Being shopped by traditionally corrupt regimes is one thing, but within the nation that has stood as a beacon to democracy, these disclosures, in particular the reports of Washington buying off mainstream media in America, show a new low in government-press relations.

“Full disclosure would mean giving a rival something to campaign for (or against), so it’s understandable for a candidate to want to carefully control his or her message. Where it becomes shameful is when the media willingly goes along” (NaturalNews, July 27).

More concerning on a grander scale are the rampant accusations of major networks being paid off by national governments to prevent the exposure of the truth concerning government abuses in some of the world’s real hotspots. For example, at a time when accurate reporting from such volatile regions as the Middle East is vital to inform the public of the realities of the fallout from the so-called “Arab Spring,” increasingly it appears that the news from that region is being sanitized.

Concerning cnn in this respect, the Guardian, Washington’s Blog and Eurasianet.org have all publicized concern at cnn’s corrupting journalistic practices. As these reports have been collated into one article by NaturalNews, we quote them as the main source for this story.

One whistle-blower “notes, the network aggressively pursued—and then came to rely on—revenue from several Middle East regimes, in order to remain viable, especially after the 2008 economic recession, ‘which caused the network to suffer significant losses in corporate sponsorships.’

“The result: The employment of journalistically dubious ways to earn revenue from the very governments the network was created to cover” (ibid, October 4).

According to the same source, another concerned journalist observes that “China and many other foreign, authoritarian regimes also pay cnn and other mainstream networks to run flowery, flattering propaganda pieces. And what’s more, she says a number of reporters and producers at the network have privately complained about the paid-sponsorship of programming, but believe they can’t complain publicly out of fear they will be blacklisted within the news industry and branded troublemakers” (ibid).

The point is that these stories only serve to add further to the continual leakage from major media sources that their reportage is increasingly being manipulated by both government and big business.

Increasingly it appears that the age of the free press is dead.

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