By Ben Swann
(View Ben Swann's report on Facebook here.)
Ben Swann: “After all, if government agencies put out information to the public for the sake of altering a point of view, isn’t that the very definition of propaganda? In fact that definition is this: information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, a group, a movement, an institution, nation etc.
“So this law essentially funds U.S. propaganda. But isn’t that illegal?
“It was, but not anymore. …
“…It was illegal for over sixty years for our government to propagandize the public, to protect the public from our own government.
“Right now, two out of every three Americans, in the latest polls, say they have little to no trust in mainstream American media. Because two-thirds of Americans already believe that they are not getting the truth, that number will likely only get worse with the legalized American government propaganda.
“So what is the solution here? How about media just tells the truth? Just reports facts? Does not act as an arm for political parties or for government institutions.
“If we want to combat propaganda, both foreign and domestic, then shouldn’t we just inform the public? Rather than trying to control their views?
As expected, Ben Swann again informs us about government malfeasance at the highest levels. As far as most of us in the autism community are concerned, it's a well-known fact: The government and health care officials, along with their faithful minions in the media, have been covering up the truth about vaccine side effects and autism for years.
"How about the media just tells the truth?"
I can't actually imagine that happening. After decades of refusing to investigate the vaccine controversy openly and honestly from both sides, it's way too late for news outlets to suddenly ethically cover this. They've said "studies show no link" for too many years to now report on the bias and conflicts involved in that research
It may have been illegal, but since endless pharmaceutical commercials pay for the news we see, it's always been done at the behest of the folks funding the coverage. Can anyone imagine NBC, CNN or anyone else covering the corruption at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?
What intrigues me about all this is the use of the term "propaganda" or as I like to call what the media gives us, SPIN, which Webster's Dictionary defines as "a special point of view, emphasis, or interpretation presented for the purpose of influencing opinion."
So my suggestion is: STOP CALLING IT "NEWS."
News sounds like honest, legitimate, unbiased reporting. Since most of the American people (two-thirds as reported by CBS 46) don't believe what the networks report, let's just admit it's all carefully controlled disinformation.
My suggestions--LET'S REMOVE THE WORD "NEWS."
NBC Nightly Propaganda
This is really what the public is getting from these sources, and they know it all too well. Let's be honest and call it what it is!
Ben Swann has been featured on Age of Autism. See:
Jan 26, 2016, Truth in Media: CDC, Vaccines and Autism