It is appropriate that the day I post a call for political bloggers – news of Brian Williams lying for many years is all over the airwaves. Williams is not the first news liar, Dan Rather also admitted to lying about the news in order to control how you view domestic and international issues. There are many others. Some have been caught and others are yet to be caught. I have been documenting for many years now how Bob Moore controls what you read for whomever happens to be his master of the year. I expect as much from this voting cycle. In other words, the news is about controlling your behavior rather than informing you, you have just been scammed into thinking it was about informing you.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the news media is driven by liars. It has never been about informing the community but rather about delivering the news; filtered and pre-digested to keep you in line. The notion that news is about informing you so that you can make the appropriate decisions has been perpetuated by the same industry that delivers the lies to you each day.
What better way to keep the citizenry in control then to make them think the news media works for them rather than for the government. The news media today loves to decry how the Internet has been destroying the industry.
However, I believe it has not been destroying the industry but rather it has been exposing the long-running fraud that it has been perpetuating upon you. It was the Internet; in this case, it was social media that finally forced Williams to come clean with you. It did the same to Dan Rather. It exposes the lies.
It is citizen reporters, everyday Internet users that see and hear the news everyday that is what the future of the news industry is. Only citizen reporters can deliver the raw, unfiltered and unvarnished truth that is the news. It is this type of news that you should base your plan on, not the filtered pre-packaged sound bites dished out to you in order to keep you in line.
Crowd sourcing has fundamentally changed the encyclopedia and is changing the medical professional giving us access to information we need. Isn’t it time that crowd-sourced news takes the lead on how we get the news?
All it takes is a willingness to share what you see and hear every day. Whether it is the written word, a video or a podcast, don’t you want to be part of the solution rather than continue being a part of the fraud?
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