The biggest propagators of fake news: The U.S. government
by: J. D. Heyes
One of the principle narratives to emerge from the race is that President-elect Donald J. Trump, was helped by so-called “fake news” from “phony news” sources. But in fact, it was that same establishment press that unitedly preached hate and division towards Trump, pretending it was “news,” all the while ignoring the biggest fabricator of all, the U.S. government under President Obama.
As reported by The Daily Sheeple, government propaganda is then dutifully passed along to the public as “real” news by the same establishment media complaining about legitimate stories published by legitimate competitors in the alternative media.
Dutifully reporting lies and propaganda while acting as government puppets
For example, it was the mainstream media that passed along:
— The government’s lie that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before the 2003 invasion;
— The government’s various lies about Obamacare (“If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor;” “We’ll work with employers to lower your premiums an average of $2,500 a year;” “Out-of-pocket health care expenses will go down;” etc.);
— The lie that Hillary Clinton’s family foundation had no ties to countries supporting terrorist organizations or countries that were hostile to women and gays.
In addition, the mainstream media has, in the past, admitted that the government’s anti-terrorism efforts are plotted and staged by government agencies in order to make them seem relevant and effective.
And all of this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of how the CIA has historically worked hand-in-hand with the establishment media to plant and spread government propaganda, and to gather intelligence, both foreign and domestic.
After leaving the employ of The Washington Post in 1977, Carl Bernstein – one of reporters for The Post who broke the Watergate story that led to a premature end to Richard Nixon’s presidency – spent some months investigating the CIA’s ties to the establishment media.
He found that, according to documents on file at the spy agency, there were more than 400 journalists who had spent entire careers working on behalf of the CIA.
What ‘fake news’ is really all about and why it is used by the establishment press
“Some of these journalists’ relationships with the Agency were tacit; some were explicit. There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services—from simple intelligence gathering to serving as go-betweens with spies in Communist countries. Reporters shared their notebooks with the CIA. Editors shared their staffs,” he wrote. Some of these journalists were even Pulitzer Prize winners.
The use of journalists to spread misinformation and gather intelligence – and journalists’ willingness to allow themselves to be used in such a manner – ought to be one of the biggest media scandals in the history of our republic. But almost no one knows about this, and even fewer understand the extent to which our government has gone to keep its operations secret, to influence political and domestic thinking, and to “mainstream” policies and practices that are not just contrary to our founding principles, but harmful to civil society.
One reason why the government (and media) does this is to keep us divided as a people. A public unified in its own interests is much more difficult for government puppet masters to control; therefore, the “divide-and-conquer” strategy is employed often by the government and its media lapdogs to keep us stirred up and in opposition to each other rather than those who mean to rule us.
So causes are invented and/or promoted, such as “Black Lives Matter,” the myth that American police are purposely targeting black males, Trump and his team are racists and bigots, and so on. These phony “issues” keep us all sharply divided, and the media dutifully performs its role as the government’s propaganda wing, both to sell ink and to serve its own ideological purposes.
That’s what “fake news” is really all about.