Category Archive: Government-supported media

Governments worldwide have always sought to control discourse. CIA analysts report that it is cheaper for governments to buy a journalist than to buy a hooker.

Dec 02

Pro-government Huffington Post may soon require paid subscription

The Drudge Report, which offers a balanced listing of headline links, is one of the world’s most-visited websites. Drudge Report frequently links to information and news which are not government approved. For several years, government trusters have sought to undermine the impact of the Drudge Report by promoting more pro-government alternatives such as the Huffington …

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Nov 23

Canadian government to fund pro-government “news media” with tax breaks

An astounding story from Ottowa, Canada. Concern that “mainstream” (code for government-supporting) newspapers are dying has led Canadian officials to propose efforts to support the government-stenographer news media. With the explosion of more truthful and critical alternatives, consumers will no longer pay to read pro-government propaganda. The proposal will give Canadians a 15 percent tax …

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Sep 27

BBC goes full Orwell: The official government TV network of Britain will no longer show climate skepticism

The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) will no longer show any content which might cast doubt on the government theory of catastrophic-manmade-global-warming-by-CO2. See here. The government network has pronounced that the issue is settled and no debate will be allowed. This despite the fact that ice in the arctic has been growing steadily over the past …

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Jul 09

Greenwald: NBC and MSNBC are essentially arms of the CIA and U.S. Military

It is well documented that most “mainstream” news is under the pay and support of the government. Now intrepid journalist Glenn Greenwald documents that MSNBC and NBC are knowingly and unapologetically publishing fake news supported by the CIA. Even when the public loudly alerts NBC and MSNBC executives about their false reporting, the networks refuse …

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Jul 04

British financial sector thrives after Brexit

Government trusters everywhere denounced the vote by Brits to leave the European Union two years ago. Almost every pro-government economist, financial columnist and figurehead predicted financial calamity would fall upon the people of Britain for daring to be independent. But a review by Max Colchester and Patricia Kowsmann in the Wall Street Journal finds that …

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Jun 24

Glenn Beck’s media empire crumbles

Pro-government “Conservative” Glenn Beck’s multimedia empire The Blaze “appears to be on its last legs after another round of layoffs,” according to The Daily Beast. TheBlaze once generated a reported $90 million in revenue annually, but has been in a slow motion implosion over the past several years. Top-level managerial shakeups, seemingly ceaseless layoffs, and …

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Jun 13

Mainstream newspaper circulation down another 10 percent in 2017

Alternative news is thriving and Americans have access to more information than ever before. But government-supporting (“mainstream”) newspapers continue to fall in circulation and importance. The Pew Research Center has found that total US daily newspaper circulation, print and digital combined, was down 11 and 10 percent, respectively, from the previous year. (Two major papers, …

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Apr 03

Governments worldwide launch efforts to crush criticism of government, calling it “fake news”

Recently the government of Malaysia voted to ban “fake news” as defined by the government. A new law will punish those who spread misleading information by up to six years in prison. Although the New York Times described the law as the first of its kind, such laws have actually been enacted hundreds of times …

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Mar 17

More layoffs at pro-government newspapers

The pro-government Denver Post employed 600 reporters a decade ago. Last week the paper announced it would soon be cutting its news staff from 90 to about 60. The Chicago Tribune also laid off Fourteen newsroom staffers this week. Last month, the San Jose Mercury News was hit with another round of terminations, as many …

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Mar 15

Denver Post cuts one-third of newsroom jobs

Pro-government, or “mainstream” news sources are dying. Readers won’t pay for government propaganda. Now there is word that the Denver Post is eliminating one-third of its newsroom staff. See here.

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