It’s getting harder to find the truth. We find from the Journolist affair (a mailing list between major journalists in the US who clearly colluded to promote a common political message that was often at odds with the facts and what should have been the news) that there is no longer any hope of trusting the “news” as a truthful source.
Is oil destroying the Gulf of Mexico, or did 220 million barrels of oil disappear within a week of the spill being stopped (or slowed, that’s unclear as well)? [Please ignore the tar balls you’re walking on at the beach, and the dead fish, because the News can’t find any impact of the oil spill.]
Has the economic meltdown resulted in up to 10% of people falling into “long term a.k.a. permanent unemployment, and therefore not counted”, up to 10% of people losing their homes (and cars), and wide strips of towns and city streets with shuttered stores? (I spoke to a yid from Flatbush a few nights ago who told me the main street is still doing business, but on the side streets 50-80% of businesses are gone.) Must only be rumors because the News can’t find any? [The occasional news reports of “a town with 27% unemployment” always end with an upbeat “but government employment is up, taking up some of the slack with secure high paying jobs”.] A blog report: “An empty shell occupies 9,500 addresses across the Sacramento region – one closed business for every six still open, according to a Bee analysis of U.S. Postal Service data.”
Honestly (there’s a funny term) I don’t know how to take what’s going on. British Prime Minister Cameron, while making a number of silly international gaffs, has directly stood up to England’s domestic economic situation – creating cutbacks that exceed the budget as well as targeted incentives to try to get the economy moving. He’s not mincing words about the situation, yet is being ignored as the News hasn’t actually bothered to let anyone know there is a problem.
We used to believe the news was the news. Then we realized it had become entertainment. Now…just propaganda. “When the truth is a lie and lies are told as the truth…”