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The inflamed and untruthful way many in the Press have covered/commented on recent police shootings in the US has likely added to ignorance, hatred and the body count — but maybe that’s the idea.
There is a long history in America of disinformation being used to mislead people into war.
Black Lives Matter is part of a Black Power movement bent more on domination and destruction, than true justice and peace. Presented as an attempt to reform policing, the movement is really an attack on order and “whiteness” itself.
The virulent agitators of America’s Black Power movement are not unlike the Bolsheviks that started the Russian Revolution, with American presidents supporting both movements.
Given the mindset of many black leaders, there is no reason to believe the Black Power Movement will be any less deadening than Bolshevism, and its aftermath.
Bill Cunningham, the intrepid and big-hearted Style photographer for the New York Times, was remembered on 57th and Fifth yesterday — his favorite spot for documenting fashion trends, on the street.
–Leaving Trump headquarters yesterday, Gov. Christie told NBC’s Katy Tur that meeting his wife Mary Pat for dinner was “more important” than her question. Several hours later, Ms. Tur called attention on Twitter to Mrs. Christie’s eye roll during Mr. Trump’s comments on Hillary Clinton’s playing the “woman card.”
Maybe you can encourage him to live truthfully, which includes mastering himself.
There’s no future in narcissistic rage (black or white).
Eric Garner, a man with a criminal past and health issues, died in the commission of a crime while resisting arrest. He acted in a threatening manner towards cops who were acting on orders from Governor Cuomo to crack-down on the sale of lose cigarettes.
The fact that Brian Williams lied about being fired-on in Iraq is more accidental, and less consequential, than the substantial deception, manipulation and misleading, of viewers and readers, that goes on regularly at NBC News — and other news outlets in the U.S. — with real consequences.
In his book The Greatest Generation (Random House, 1998) Tom Brokaw, formerly anchor NBC News, says that he “felt a kind of missionary zeal for the men and women of World War II, spreading the word of their remarkable lives.” He added that telling their stories “had the effect of a chain letter that no one wanted to disrupt.” Today, the same zealousness and mind control is being exercised by American news organization in areas ranging from vaccines to Ferguson and Aleppo.
One of the members of Mr. Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation,” George H.W. Bush–41st President of the United States, is said by Brokaw in the book to have “an unequaled record of public service within his generation.” This is the same man who initiated one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century, the 1990-’91 Gulf War, a war that destroyed countless lives and added to the proliferation of Islamic extremism, which began to re-emerged in the area with the U.S. arming of the mujahedeen in Afghanistan during the ’80’s.
The widespread disorientation and disorder in American society has many parents, not the least of which are media/news organizations, and their zealous reporters, working for the government, advertisers and personal glory — rather than serving the truth.
Photograph: Stephen Wise
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) held their 24th Annual International Press Freedom Awards Dinner last evening in NYC. Al Jazeera correspondent Abdullah Elshamy, recently released from jail in Egypt, was on hand.
From the evening’s program guide: “CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action whereever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.”
LE asked a CPJ Director if they had done anything to help James Risen, the New York Times journalist who has been targeted by the Obama Administration and faces the possibility of going to jail for not revealing sources. He said he didn’t know what if anything CPJ was doing for Mr. Risen. He added that CPJ had thought about giving him an award but decided not to.
With all the participatory journalism being done in the U.S. today, it hasn’t been a good week for truth and justice—in the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, MO (not to indict police officer Wilson). NBC’s Brian Williams read the story, with a frown, saying that the grand jury “failed to come up with an indictment”—as if indicting was the only choice, which was not supported by the facts.