posted on Jan, 8 2020 @ 11:45 AM
Great thread. I've not heard of Lou Dobbs before but that's pure media theatre as the specifics of where troops, contractors or civillians are being
moved to are all correctly embargoed as obviously making such info public is putting people at risk. The info is out there but self-censored as no
news organistation in it's right mind wants to be responsible for deaths if such info leaks.
The media always wants war and makes things appear far worse and dramatic then they are in reality as it guarantees several times the usual reader or
viewership for at least three years. In the first Gulf War CNN had a 24 hour news channel called 'best of the bombs' which showed 'smart' missile
strikes ad infinitum. They failed to mention the cruise missiles were less than 50% accurate and the majority of the footage they were showing was the
mass slaughter of innocent civilians.
In the 24 hour news age accuracy comes a distant second to being the first to report on some breaking news. During the second Gulf War the US CENTCOM
spent $500m per year vetting and censoring what the press reported and had an advanced embedded journalism program, much wider than the one used in
Vietnam, to try and subliminally influence what the journalists wrote about - people are far more forgiving and far more susceptible to bias when
being protected 24/7 by one of the sides.
The massacre in Fallujah where the US intentionally wiped out a whole village and targetted women and children with cluster bombs and white phosphorus
was never reported by the press until a few isolated investigations months later. The same happened when the US fabricated the story of Private
Jessica Lynch (In reality she was driving too fast and crashed the armoured vehicle killing the rest of the troops in it but was painted a a hero and
It was all unnecessary expenditure though as the vast majority of journalists had little interest in facts or reporting that the war was based on a
load of lies. Prior to the war there were hundreds of intel agents desperately pleading with the press that the whole WMD claim and pictures Colin
Powell held up were a bunch of lies and in the UK they were falling over themselves to say the 45 minute claim was made up but there were only two
journalists in the world who reported these facts.
The rest got carried away writing articles about how tours of various UK and US warships and planes and completely failed in their duty to question
whether or not the case for war was true or not.
More recently things have got even worse. The Sun nearly comprimised the killing of ISIS leader Baghdadi a few months before it took place as they
wrote a detailed article about the RAF picking up his voice on the radio and which squadrons from the SAS were being deployed to the area on a top
secret mission to kill him and his courier with US and Kurdish Special Forces. The details were of no use to the average reader and added nothing to
the story; it only revealed highly sensitive classified info and the inner workings of how the UK and US manage to locate terrorists to fill page
space. That kind of info and detail shouldn't be available to the public.
If it bleeds, it leads is the mantra of every news org.
edit on 8-1-2020 by bastion because: (no reason given)