In this section of our site we will explore and discuss how a lack of regulation and absence of a strong broadcasting system has turned the Media around the world as a drunk and raged elephant trying to destroy the Lion’s Kingdom and lay a New Kingdom and Order of it’s own.
Media is trying to affect everything from politics to Power, Defense to Nations, Industrialists to Economies and Military to Justice.
Media has forgotten it’s actual role.
Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC & CNN so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why Rajat sharma and Arnab Goswami are called Spoke persons, Why do the New York Times, Times of India, and the Washington Post deceive their readers?
Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what’s called the mainstream media is not information, but power?
These are urgent questions. The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war – India and Pakistan on the verge of full fledged War, the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China.
The truth is being turned upside down and inside out by journalists, including those who promoted the lies.
The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an “invisible government”. It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us: our sense of the world, our ability to separate truth from lies.
The information age is actually a media age. We have war by media; censorship by media; demonology by media; retribution by media; diversion by media – a surreal assembly line of obedient clichés and false assumptions.
“When the truth is replaced by silence,” said the Soviet dissident Yevtushenko, “the silence is a lie. “It’s this kind of silence we journalists need to break. We need to show them the mirror. We need to call to account an unaccountable media that services power and a psychosis that threatens world war.
In the 18th century, “Edmund Burke” described the role of the press as a Fourth Estate or Fourth Pillar of a Nation; checking the powerful. Was that ever true?
It certainly doesn’t any more.
What we need is a Fifth Estate: a journalism that monitors, deconstructs and counters propaganda and teaches the young to be agents of people, not power.
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