Washington Post announces: “We lied for a hundred years.”
by Jon Rappoport
May 26, 2015
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)
There is deep context for every political story in the news. Of course, the networks and major newspapers don’t explore it.
How do you cover “quantitative easing” (printing endless money) unless you discuss what the Federal Reserve is and isn’t? You can’t. You get a body with its head chopped off. You get severely truncated information.
And this describes what the news does and what politicians do. They omit context. From A to Z. They chop heads.
The effect? A trance.
A trance IS what happens when the mind enters the dead zone where information doesn’t have context.
Watching and listening to news and political statements is entering a virtual bubble. The questioning mind piles up queries until it goes on overload and surrenders.
Because there is no context.
It’s like walking into a room where a group of strangers is discussing a story in midstream. You play catch-up. You try to fill in the blanks. But you’re lost.
Tech blather has been circulating, since Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, bought the Washington Post (WaPo) at a fire sale. Jeff Genius says he will invent new ways to transmit the news to “people on the go” and make the Post a smashing success. (See Wired, “How Jeff Bezos Will Reinvent Legacy News Media,” by Puneet Mehta.)
The new Washington Post. Mobile devices. Multiple platforms. Digital, taking over from print. Ads customized to fit readers’ interests (profiling). News stories customized to fit readers’ interests (more profiling).
I can see it now. John Smith spends every waking hour watching porn. So HIS Washington Post will sport a page-one headline: 20TH CENTURY PORN RETROSPECTIVE EXCITES FILMGOERS.
Just what we need. Perfect.
A Democratic voter in Chicago will get a different page-one headline: OBAMA PROMISES NEW PROGRAMS FOR CRIME PREVENTION.
Streamlined media. Market-driven. More absurd than ever. A reflexive bubble inside which the reader can be entertained. Your own search engine without the need to search.
Another way of delivering content without context.
The Washington Post will become an updated corpse burying the old corpse of the paper. Here’s my headline: WAPO PIG WITH LIPSTICK LAYS TO REST WAPO PIG WITHOUT LIPSTICK.
There should be Pulitzer Prizes for media outlets based on stories they avoided and covered via limited hangout.
“This year, the Committee awards a Pulitzer for Omission and Limited Hangout to the Washington Post for its ‘coverage’ of SSRI antidepressants pushing children into committing suicide and murder all across America. What coverage? Zero coverage. Exactly. Congratulations.”
I’m looking forward to a Washington Post that runs on mobile devices, with 5000 different page-one headlines every day, beamed at profiled readers.
THIRTY YEARS OLD AND LIVING IN YOUR PARENTS’ BASEMENT? NEW STUDY SHOWS VITAMIN D COULD IMPROVE SKIN HEALTH
SELLING WORTHLESS STOCKS TO SUCKERS: STEP ONE IN A CLIMB TO THE TOP OF WALL STREET
PENTAGON CHIEF SAYS BOYS BETWEEN 8 AND 10 YEARS OLD WHO EAT FROZEN DINNERS MAKE BETTER SOLDIERS
TOP UNIVERSITIES SEEKING STUDENT ATHLETES WHO CAN’T READ: ABSOLUTELY NO BARRIER TO GRADUATION
25 TO 44 YEAR OLD READERS WITH DISCRETIONARY INCOME FORM CLUB TO DISCUSS BEST MOBILE DEVICES, AS PREDATOR DRONES ATTACK IRAN NUCLEAR LAB
Yes, I see a great future for the Washington Post.
I hope someone of Jeff Bezos’ persuasion ends up owning the NY Times and the LA Times, too, and turns them into advertising giants. Forget news content, except as pauses between commercials.
It’s what these papers deserve. They’re poseurs who’ve pretended to provide the real news for decades.
That’s why turning major media outlets into mobile-device “on the go” advertising platforms, with all their users profiled, is a logical conclusion to the history of these organizations.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.