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It is an exhausting and endless task to keep explaining to people how most issues of conventional wisdom are scientifically implanted in the public consciousness by a thousand media clips per day. In an effort to save time, I would like to provide just a little background on the handling of information in this country. Once the basic principles are illustrated about how our current system of media control arose historically, the reader might be more apt to question any given popular opinion.
If everybody believes something, it’s probably wrong. We call that Conventional Wisdom. In America, conventional wisdom that has mass acceptance is usually contrived: somebody paid for it. Examples:
* Pharmaceuticals restore health
* Vaccination brings immunity
* The cure for cancer is just around the corner
* When a child is sick, he needs immediate antibiotics
* America has the best health care in the world.
* Milk is a good source of calcium.
* Aspirin prevents heart attacks.
* The FDA thoroughly tests all drugs before they go on the market.
* Chemotherapy and radiation are effective cures for cancer
* Estrogen drugs prevent osteoporosis after menopause.
* The purpose of the health care industry is health.
* Without vaccines, infectious diseases will return
* Fluoride in the city water protects your teeth
* Flu shots prevent the flu.
Beck even insinuated that the parents of RT correspondent Priya Sridhar shouldn’t be proud of her employment with RT.
RT Correspondent Lauren Lyster responded saying, “you can bet her parents are very proud, as are mine, that we are working for RT and not for you, that after we graduated from one of the best journalism schools in the country and worked for mainstream networks we’re now working for a network that is covering some of America’s biggest stories, which you so kindly pointed out the US media is not.”
She continued, “and please, stop calling RT state run. I have heard that repeated again and again; it’s not. The Kremlin does not sign our paychecks or tell us how to do our stories, surely not more than Rupert Murdoch tells you how to do yours.”