Monday, January 12, 2015

Who trusts the Fourth Estate?

I don't have cable TV so I don't watch much television that isn't off Netflix or the internet so I don't see much CNN.  I heard a report however, that CNN's coverage of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks contained this tidbit.

While they were showing the video of the terrorist attacks, in which you could clearly hear the terrorists shouting "Allahu ackbar" and "Mohammed is avenged" there was a ticker scrolling across the bottom of the screen that said "the gunmen's motive is unknown at this time".

This might be an incorrect report, but it fits, doesn't it.  This is par for the course.  Add this to "Three Israelis, two Palestinians dead in shooting" headline, failing to mention that the two Palestinians were the shooters and they were dead because the police killed them; or the Marysville High School shooting in Washington state, where the media constantly reports a "death toll of five" which includes the shooter who killed himself.  The media has also in the past counted the deaths of criminals who are killed by the police when listing gun violence statistics.  Anything to blur the lines, to cause confusion, to keep us from knowing what is really going on in the world.

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