Mainstream media exists only for the sheeple
In 2000, there was a huge amount of evidence to show that fraudulent activity had taken place in the US presidential elections, earlier this month once again there appear to have been many voting irregularities in the 2004 US election. But where were the mass media outlets who had a duty to report these issues? Well, it is true that Newsnight, a British late evening news programme showed an excellent film which seemed to prove that vote fraud had taken place in 2000 in Florida; but where were the kinds of reports we are now seeing about Ukrainian electoral fraud? They just did not exist. Considering the number of voting irregularities in the 2004 US elections you would have thought media outlets would have also felt the need to inform the public about those, but no, you turn on the news and what do you see? "Impartial" footage of protests against the pro Russian presidential candidate in the Ukraine. Just a few weeks ago the Bush regime approved the "Hama Rules" tactic in Fallujah. reports have indicated that US snipers opened fire on anything that moved, (there and elsewhere)aid agencies couldn't access the city, people could not get treatment they needed and there have been numerous instances where people have complained about the use of "unusual weapons" being used, as well as reports of humiliating treatment and abuse. So where were the mass media to "impartially", and accurately reflect what was really happening in Fallujah? They were "embedded" with US forces, and subject to "military reporting restrictions". Yesterday I read this report about the EU granting millions of pounds for emergency food aid in the Darfur region of Sudan. It is quite obvious that attrocities are still continuing there, and yet, what do the media decide to report on? The Bush regime war mongering against Iran, North Korea and so on. Well, either that, or some story about what has happened lately on "I'm a Celebritity.." The mass media are failing to do their duty and report on the issues they should be reporting on. Much of the public has relied for years on this mass media for their news, we see it as an important thing in a "civilised society" to keep up to date with changing geo-political situations, is it any wonder then that many are now turning away from those mainstream media outlets in light of the above? I don't think so. It is the duty of the media not to purely pump out government propaganda, and to highlight genuine concerns expressed by the people. As more and more people turn away from these traditional media outlets, the mass media may realise the error of their ways.