The Media Never Tells the Truth

Show Me Don’t Tell Me

How many times do you hear it?
It goes on all day long
Everyone knows everything
And no one’s ever wrong
Until later

– Show Don’t Tell, RUSH, Lyrics by Neil Peart

From a letter to readers of the New York Times:

As we reflect on this week’s momentous result, and the months of reporting and polling that preceded it, we aim to rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism. That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor, striving always to understand and reflect all political perspectives and life experiences in the stories that we bring to you.

Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., Publisher

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Dean Baquet, Executive Editor

My reaction?
SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME
You’ve figured out the score
SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME
I’ve heard it all before
SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME
I don’t care what you say
SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME

Poor babies – the election ripped the last shred of credibility from the Times and every other mainstream media outlet.  Only now – even after years of dying a slow death – they figure out maybe, just maybe, they might begin to report “honestly.”

If the publisher and editor of the Times are sincere, they need not wait for some future event to demonstrate this.  I offer the following list of stories, all of which have been less-than-fairly covered by the mainstream media.

I will begin about 15 years ago.  I could go back much further, but there was a particular event that offered a particular inflection point that greatly changed the intensity by which events have unfolded since – one could easily argue that it was this list of events that led directly to the supposedly shocking results of last week’s election.

September 11, 2001

This date needs no further explanation.  There is much evidence available that makes clear that the official story is not a credible story.  What happened?  Who was involved?  Why?

Global Warming / Climate Change

The “inconvenient truth” is that the science has been so bastardized that no one can conclude anything on this topic other than if scientists have reason to lie, we have reason to not believe them.

Invasion of Afghanistan and Ongoing Occupation

Even if the original story was true, why such a major operation to capture a handful of criminals?  Why remain after the supposed mastermind was supposedly captured and shot?  Speaking of…

Osama bin Laden

What’s up with this guy?  He was working for the US, then against the US.  He was reported dead several times.  He had an incurable and deadly disease, yet somehow survived in a cave or compound for a decade or more.  And his death?  Really, they dumped his body in the ocean in respect of Muslim tradition?

Invasion of Iraq and Ongoing Occupation

What’s the deal?  It is painfully obvious to everyone that this invasion was based on lies.  So why not take to task the liars-in-chief that brought this catastrophe to Iraq and the region?

2008 Financial Collapse

What caused it (hint, it wasn’t greed – at least not how this term is normally considered)?  Why TARP?  Why did the Fed increase its balance sheet fivefold?  Why bail out AIG, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc.?  Why have billions been paid in bonuses to the same people who brought on this disaster in the first place?  Why has no one been prosecuted for fraudulent and criminal activity?

Continued Wars of Choice

Libya (and don’t forget Benghazi), Syria, and Ukraine all come to mind.

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From Lewrockwell.com, here.

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