David Zurawik, Professor of Media Studies, Goucher College, said on CNN’s [Un]Reliable Sources today, that they – the media – have to look at “how we are going to control the channels of communication.”
He named some past anti-free speech acts as an example of what they might do to silence political opponents. These Stalinists want to go beyond Twitter and Elon Musk.
When people silence political opponents, we’re in Stalinist territory.
I’ll keep pointing it out: the leading agitators and activists for censorship are employees of media corporations — in part because they believe only they can be trusted to speak, in part to eliminate competition as they collapse.
~ Glenn Greenwald
The disinformation czar wants to attack political ads. That’s not too obvious. These people only want government and media propaganda.
Zurawik mentioned the Radio Act of 1912. In the 1912 act, the government for the first time seized control of the broadcast spectrum. He also mentioned the 1934 Communications Act that build on the Radio Act to straighten out the chaos in the new industry. His point is Congress stepped in and that’s what he wants. All of a sudden, Democrats care about social media influencing elections. They certainly didn’t care when Zuckerberg filled counties with unsecured Zuckerboxes.
“Trump opened the gates of Hell,” said the leftist media hack.
“DANGEROUS ELON MUSK”
Actually, the gates of Hell are what Democrats are opening. They are trying to shut down free speech. All Twitter allows for the most part is leftist thought.
Democrats are terrified of the truth, free speech, and the media. They think they have all the answers.
CNN’s David Zurawik: “Dangerous” with Elon Musk buying Twitter, we need to look to Europe.
“You need regulation. You cannot let these guys control discourse in this country or we are headed to hell. We are there. Trump opened the gates of hell and now they’re chasing us down.” pic.twitter.com/QubyKZwVCQ
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 1, 2022
The Media Thinks It’s Their Job to Tell Us What to Think
Mika and Joe Scarborough are upset about Elon Musk. They believe it is their job to control what people think.
Chris Cuomo – said something similar when Hillary’s emails were leaked. “Remember, it is illegal to possess these stolen documents. It is different from the media. So everything you learn about this, you are learning from us.” he said.
“[Elon] could actually control what people think… that is our job” 😮 pic.twitter.com/Rz4TYJbf7s
— heidi (@HeidiBriones) April 15, 2022
Edward Bernays Democrats
Edward Bernays was the Father of Lies who invented the public relations profession.
He wrote guides to manipulating people – Propaganda and The Engineering of Consent—there was no truth, no concept of an objective right or wrong. There were only wants, needs and desires. From advertising cigarettes to overthrowing governments – anything was possible.
He subscribed to a friend’s theory: “The cure for propaganda is more propaganda.”
In this sense, Bernays is responsible for our current information crisis. His public relations campaigns formed the foundation of modern disinformation and influence operations. You are not really lying if the lies you tell are to counter other lies. The cure for propaganda is more propaganda.
He was the American Joseph Goebbels.
Judging from what Democrats have succeeded in doing with the pandemic, the vaccine, Russiagate, Ukrainegate, the Ukraine war, and more, they know all about Edward Bernays.
There’s a huge, reflexive irony in this media self-anointing as the Guardians of Truth. Today, the Legacy Media are trusted even less than the federal government. Yet whom do these Knights of Veracity serve? Under whose banner do they march? Could it be any more obvious? Could it be any more obvious whose favor they perpetually curry — or that without that favor they could not survive?
And, CBS, Bob Schieffer: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/05/29/schieffer-we-now-dont-know-where-people-get-their-news/
“It is our job, I think, in mainstream journalism to try to cut through this mall of information and tell people what we think is relevant to what they need to know. That is the job of the journalist, and I have to say it’s harder and harder.”
The answer is simple. We are NOT going to control the channels of communication. All we can do is choose the ones we are going to trust as promoters of truth.
Publishers of news outlets control what is said in their articles and televised news stories. We can either believe them or not, but we cannot make them say what we want to read or hear.
We cannot make them cover any particular story or ignore same. Controlling communication channels requires censorship privileges the likes of which are prohibited by our First Amendment.
One step we could and should take is to make ALL PEOPLE (including members of Congress) to be subject to liable and slander laws at all times. Congress has given its members the RIGHT TO LIE WITH IMPUNITY. That is why Adam Schiff got away with repeatedly LYING to the American public in saying that he had irrefutable evidence of Trump’s collusion with Russia when he had absolutely nothing.
Our corrupt government is now cranking up an official Biden Crime Family Propaganda Machine under the DHS (which can indict ANYBODY it chooses for domestic terrorism). Those that cannot be threatened into silence can be imprisoned and locked away without means to communicate their ideology. They will have the power to control our communications. We will have no such power.
“…that is our job.”: That’s the second time I know of that she’s said that on air.