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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #60)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 07:03 PM

88. Why the Mainstream Media Is Gung-Ho on War and Silencing Antiwar Voices

By The Daily Take Team,
The Thom Hartmann Program, Monday, 17 November 2014

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Meanwhile, of the pro-war guests that appeared on the shows, it should come as no surprise that a majority of them were military insiders and shills for the US military industrial complex.

Recently, Lee Fang over at The Nation published a piece revealing the truth behind many of the so-called "policy experts" that have been pushing for war on our airwaves.

For example, retired General Jack Keane has been all over the place making the case for war with ISIS.

As Fang points out, Keane is the head of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), which is backed by some of the US' most powerful and profitable defense contractors.

Keane is also a special adviser to the defense contractor Academi (formerly Blackwater), and serves on the board of defense contractor General Dynamics.

It's pretty clear which side he's going to take in a debate on military involvement in Iraq and Syria.

So, why is it that the mainstream media is so gung-ho about promoting war and military intervention, and so quick to silence antiwar voices?

It's because we no longer have news in this country. We have infotainment.

Infotainment lacks patriotism or humanism - it cares neither about the good of our nation or its people. It's instead exclusively about getting the most eyeballs, and bringing in the most dollars. Wars are really good for both of those things.

CONTINUED with LINKS...

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/27500-why-the-mainstream-media-is-gung-ho-on-war-and-silencing-antiwar-voices

You are most welcome, Uncle Joe! Old news to you, but seeing how Corporate Owned News avoids the truth like the plague, the role of the mass media in perpetuating the wars without end for profits without cease is an important thing for We the People to know.

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