A BY NO MEANS COMPLETE LIST OF FAKE NEWS STORIES FROM THE SELF-DESCRIBED “REAL” MEDIA!
Saddam’s Nuclear Weapons, Assad Used Sarin Gas On His Own People, Humans Are Warming The Planet, Side Mounted Fuel Tanks, Radiation is Good For You, Food Lion, Israel’s Attack on USS Liberty Was Just an Accident, Torpedoes in The Gulf of Tonkin, Spanish Mine in Havana Harbor, USS Iowa Explosion Was Caused by a Gay Sailor, Putin Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, TWA 800 Was Destroyed By a Fuel Tank Explosion And The Hundreds of Witnesses Who Saw a Missile Hit the 747 Were All Drunk, John F. Kennedy Was Assassinated By a Lone Gunman, Robert Kennedy Was Assassinated From Behind by a Palestinian Standing in Front of Him Who Fired 14 Shots From a Gun That Held only 8 bullets, The Lusitania Was Not Smuggling Weapons to Britain When Sunk by the Germans, Vaccines Are Safe, GMOs Are Safe, Food Sold at Organic Stores is Just as Bad as Supermarket Food, Jaunita Broaddrick Was Not Raped, Gennifer Flowers Was a Flake, Vincent Foster Committed Suicide, Brian Williams Was Shot Down (And Other Lies), If You Like Your Doctor You Can Keep Your Doctor, The NSA Does Not Spy on US Citizens, Common Core is Quality Education, Glyphosate is Safe, The Gulf of Mexico is Perfectly Fine After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Mercury in Vaccines and Dental Fillings is Harmless, Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease but Statins Will Save You, The Stock Market Proves the Entire Economy is Working, 94 Million Americans Out of Work Translates to a 5% Unemployment Rate, Illegal Immigrants Do Not Bring Disease Into the US But Unvaccinated Children Are a Danger Even to Vaccinated Children, Dr. William Thompson And His Confession of Rigging the CDC Report on Vaccines and Autism is an Urban Legend, Aspartame is Safe, Monica Lewinsky story ignored, Bush Said Al Qaeda is no Longer a Problem, Arnold Schwarzenegger groped six women, US Troops Gang-Raped Iraqi Women, Hillary Will Win the 2016 Election in a Landslide, Pearl Harbor Was a Complete Surprise, Rather: John F. Kennedy’s Head Rocketed FORWARD From the Head Shot, Rather again: George Bush Got Special Treatment in the National Guard, Sarah Palin to Blame for Gabby Gifford shooting, Mitt Romney is a Homophobe, Mitt Romney is Racist, Gang-rape as Fraternity Initiation, 8-Year Old Heroin Addict in DC…
Now, you all remember to believe the “Real” Media and ignore the “Fake” media when they point out these itty bitty trivial goofs, because Ignorance Is Strength!
“Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.”
— Richard Salent, Former President CBS News.
“News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising”.
former NBC news President Rubin Frank
“This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. There is a great and perhaps decisive battle to be fought against ignorance, intolerance and indifference.”
— Edward R. Murrow
Asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club in 1880, John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Sun, made this candid confession [it’s worth noting that Swinton was called “The Dean of His Profession” by other newsmen, who admired him greatly]:
” There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.
If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. ”