People accept this kind of photo fakery quite readily. So why is it such a leap to consider other photos promoted by the media as fake, such as all the imagery from 9/11?
I still contend that the people of Israel and Palestine are the most psyOped group on the planet.
Jerusalem — One week into Israel’s war with Gaza this past summer, superstar Rihanna tweeted a photo of an Israeli boy and a Palestinian boy with their arms around each other facing away from the camera: “Let’s pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!” she wrote. “Is there any hope?….”
The photo was posted as damage control after the pop star tweeted — and then eight minutes later deleted — the hashtag #FreePalestine. That initial tweet provoked an immediate barrage from Israel advocates on Twitter asking if she supported Hamas. It’s not clear to what degree the photo mollified her critics. But what Rihanna didn’t know was that the photo is actually a fake.
The boys in the picture aren’t an Israeli and a Palestinian, but two Israeli Jews.
I consider Fred a mainstream writer. He’s by no means aware of media fakery, but his take on the media being controlled is a pervasive one. I wonder what his thoughts would be on media fakery, seeings how he’s been in the media for so long. Would it be impossible for him to see?
Within the news racket, this isn’t news. More interesting is that a large part of the intelligent population agrees. We now have a press of two tiers, the establishment media and the net, with sharply differing narratives. The internet is now primary. The bright get their news from around the web and then read the New York Times to see how the paper of record will pevaricate. People increasingly judge the media by the web, not the web by the media.
The major outlets (this will not be a blinding insight) as always are in near-lockstep—that is, controlled. Reporters understand the rules perfectly. You do not, not ever, criticize Israel. You don’t say anything remotely interpretable as racist. Women are sacrosanct. Do not offend the sexually baroque. The endless wars get minimal coverage and almost nothing that would upset the public. Huge military contracts get almost no mention.
“I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.”
A perfect and very simple perfect set of circumstances to breed a psyop hoax.
As director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci controls the direction of AIDS research, the bestowing of funds, and the propaganda of fear and scientific opportunity (profit). And he’s been there 30 years this month. Washington, D.C., journalist and former “How Positive Are You” co-host Terry Michael returns to survey the accountability-free “Cult of Tony” and its far-reaching influence on AIDS research and treatment. “If there is one gre