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.

Jan 14

London’s Independent newspaper has scrubbed its most downloaded article in its history–“Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past”

“Climate science” is an area of relentlessly shifting claims, predictions, and threats. Hundreds of bizarre, apocalyptic claims have been made by governments and government-supported scientists pursuing the catastrophic-manmade-global-warming-by-CO2 theory. Now the innovative journalist James Delingpole reports that the most ludicrous “news” article in the history of London’s Independent newspaper–the March 2000 article with the headline …

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Dec 24

U.S. government–which has repeatedly been caught secretly subsidizing “news” media–launches investigation into Chinese relationship with AP

The Associated Press (AP) has partnered with Chinese government “news” agencies in order to operate within China. Now a committee of the U.S. Congress is investigating. “We need to be certain that this MOU [memorandum of understanding between AP and Chinese “news”] is not an IOU,” [Congressman Brad] Sherman [D.-Ca.] told [Josh Rogin of the …

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Dec 11

Nicaraguan Reporters face assaults, violence, and death threats

The safest job in the world is that of a pro-government reporter; the most dangerous job in the world is that of an anti-government reporter.  Dozens of courageous journalists have faced violent threats and attacks in the past year as they have reported on life under the repressive government.  One journalist who has reported on …

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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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