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The Media Navigator 2019 – Swiss Propaganda Research

The Media Navigator classifies more than 60 news outlets based on their political stance and their relationship to power. In many cases, the latter is more significant.

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The Media Navigator has been developed based on an in-depth analysis of news coverage, commentary, media ownership and financing. There is also a European edition available.

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Swiss Propaganda Research (SPR) is an independent non-profit research group investigating geopolitical propaganda in Swiss and international media. You can contact us here.

Oliver STONE: "So it Goes" – about Trump, Deep State, War Machine, Mass Media …

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Martin Zeis
Dear all,
yesterday Oliver Stone (born 1946, film producer JFK, Snowden …) posted on Facebook a striking comment „So It Goes“ about the effective education of Donald Trump*, meanwhile hailed by the neocons, war-mongers of all stripes and the mass-media.
End of his fb-post Stone highly recommends his followers reading some articles by Robert Parry, Mike Whitney, Phil Giraldi and Bruce Cumings.
* see: Trump finds simple issues are rarely so simple – Policy reversals reflect steep learning curve, and elicit anger from his base by Peter BAKER; New York Times, Int. Edition, April 15-16  2017, p 1,6.
OLIVER STONE’s  Facebook post  19.04.2017
“So It Goes”
I confess I really had hopes for some conscience from Trump about America’s wars, but I was wrong — fooled again! — as I had been by the early Reagan, and less so by Bush 43. Reagan found his mantra with the “evil empire” rhetoric against Russia, which almost kicked off a nuclear war in 1983 — and Bush found his ‘us against the world’ crusade at 9/11, in which of course we’re still mired.
It seems that Trump really has no ‘there’ there, far less a conscience, as he’s taken off the handcuffs on our war machine and turned it over to his glorified Generals — and he’s being praised for it by our ‘liberal’ media who continue to play at war so recklessly. What a tortured bind we’re in. There are intelligent people in Washington/New York, but they’ve lost their minds as they’ve been stampeded into a Syrian-Russian groupthink, a consensus without asking — ‘Who benefits from this latest gas attack?’ Certainly neither Assad nor Putin. The only benefits go to the terrorists who initiated the action to stave off their military defeat.
It was a desperate gamble, but it worked because the Western media immediately got behind it with crude propagandizing about murdered babies, etc. No real investigation or time for a UN chemical unit to establish what happened, much less find a motive. Why would Assad do something so stupid when he’s clearly winning the civil war?
No, I believe America has decided somewhere, in the crises of the Trump administration, that we will get into this war at any cost, under any circumstances — to, once again, change the secular regime in Syria, which has been, from the Bush era on, one of the top goals — next to Iran — of the neoconservatives. At the very least, we will cut out a chunk of northeastern Syria and call it a State.
Abetted by the Clintonites, they’ve done a wonderful job throwing America into chaos with probes into Russia’s alleged hacking of our election and Trump being their proxy candidate (now clearly disproved by his bombing attack) — and sadly, worst of all in some ways, admitting no memory of the same false flag incident in 2013, for which again Assad was blamed (see Seymour Hersh’s fascinating deconstruction of this US propaganda, ‘London Review of Books’ December 19, 2013, “Whose sarin?”). No memory, no history, no rules — or rather ‘American rules.’
No, this isn’t an accident or a one-off affair. This is the State deliberately misinforming the public through its corporate media and leads us to believe, as Mike Whitney points out in his brilliant analyses, “Will Washington Risk WW3” and “Syria: Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” that something far more sinister waits in the background.
Mike Whitney, Robert Parry, and former intelligence officer Phil Giraldi all comment below. It’s well worth 30 minutes of your time to read. Lastly, below is a link to Bruce Cumings’s “Nation” analysis of North Korea, as he again reminds us of the purposes of studying history.
Mike Whitney, “Will Washington Risk WW3 to Block and Emerging EU-Russia Superstate,” Counterpunch, http://bit.ly/2oJ9Tpn
Mike Whitney, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” Counterpunch, http://bit.ly/2p574zT
Phil Giraldi, “A World in Turmoil, Thank You Mr. Trump!” Information Clearing House, http://bit.ly/2oSCGrW
Robert Parry, “Did Al Qaeda Fool the White House Again?”Consortiumnews, http://bit.ly/2nN88c0
Robert Parry, “Neocons Have Trump on His Knees,” Consortiumnews, http://bit.ly/2oZ5GyN
Robert Parry, “Trump’s Wag the Dog Moment,” Consortiumnews, http://bit.ly/2okwZTE
Robert Parry, “Mainstream Media as Arbiters of Truth,” Consortiumnews, http://bit.ly/2oSDo8A
Mike Whitney, “Blood in the Water: the Trump Revolution Ends in a Whimper,” Counterpunch, http://bit.ly/2oSDEo4
Bruce Cumings, “This is What’s Really Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations,” The Nation, http://bit.ly/2nUEroH
Can we wake up before it’s too late? I for one feel like the John Wayne veteran (of war) character in “Fort Apache,” riding with the arrogant Custer-like General (Henry Fonda) to his doom. My country, my country, my heart aches for thee.

Identity Of "Former Intelligence Officer" Who Prepared The Trump Dossier, Has Been Revealed; zero hedge 11.01.2017

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Martin Zeis, 12.01.2017

Dear all,

in the cource of a staged „war of diadochi“ the Neocon/Clinton-oligarchy fraction – well rooted in the Military Industrial Complex, the Intelligence apparatus, the Mass Media – puts out one fake-news after another a) to undermine the legitimacy of President-confirmed Trump b) bashing longstanding President in office Putin, the „fall guy“ accountable for all calamities of the faltering US-empire.

Latest example was the Trump-Sex-Dossier, allegedly fabricated by the Russian national intelligence service to blackmail him on occasion.
Now zerohedge has presented an exhilarating story of this former MI6-officer-sex-fantasy-product – und everybody of the Western presstitutes was taken in.

Cheerfull,
Martin Zeis
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-11/identity-former-intelligence-officer-who-prepared-trump-dossier-has-been-revealed

Identity Of „Former Intelligence Officer“ Who Prepared The Trump Dossier, Has Been Revealed

While we learned earlier that John McCain was responsible for handing over the 35-page „dossier“ of compromising, if arguably fake, revelations about Trump’s connections to Russia over to the FBI, the identity of the actual creator, who was said to be an ex-British intelligence service, remained a mystery.

No longer.

Courtesy of the WSJ, we now know his name: the former MI-6 officer, now working for a private security-and-investigations firm „who produced the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia“ is Christopher Steele, a director of London-based Orbis Business Intelligence…. and before readers google him, beware, there is a male gay porn star with the same name, who may or may not be into „golden showers.“

The real Chris Steele is profiled below, courtesy of LinkedIn.

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According to Steele’s LinkedIn profile, at least before he scrubbed it, he was a counselor in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with foreign postings in Brussels and New Delhi in the 2000s. The Foreign Office declined to comment to the WSJ. Furthermore, the LinkedIn profile for Mr. Steele doesn’t give specifics about his career, however notes that intelligence officers often use diplomatic postings as cover for their espionage activities. That, or they are dumb enough to actually reveal where they are stationed.

Some more details courtesy of the WSJ:

Orbis Business Intelligence was formed in 2009 by former British intelligence professionals, it says on its website. U.K. corporate records say Orbis is owned by another company that in turn is jointly owned by Messrs. Steele and Burrows. It occupies offices in an ornate building overlooking Grosvenor Gardens in London’s high-end Belgravia neighborhood.

The firm relies on a “global network” of experts and business leaders, provides clients with strategic advice, mounts “intelligence-gathering operations” and conducts “complex, often cross-border investigations,” its website says.

The dossier consists of a series of unsigned memos that appear to have been written between June and December 2016. Beyond creating the document, Mr. Steele also came up with a plan to get the information to law-enforcement officials in the U.S. and Europe, including the F.B.I., according to a person familiar with the matter.

The WSJ adds that „the author of the report had a good reputation in the intelligence world and was stationed in Russia for years, said John Sipher, who retired in 2014 after 28 years in the CIA’s clandestine service, where he specialized in Russia and counterintelligence.“

Private-intelligence firms like Orbis have a growing presence. Major corporations use them to conduct due diligence on potential business partners in risky areas, but quality control can be loose when it comes to high-level political intrigue, according to executives of private intelligence companies. It appears they are also used to create smear campaigns (for lots of money one assumes) targeting potential presidential candidates, not to mention president-elects.

As for the fundamental question, are the memos in the Trump dossier real, here is the answer:

Andrew Wordsworth, co-founder of London-based investigations firm Raedas, who often works on Russian issues, said the memos in the Trump dossier were “not convincing at all.”“It’s just way too good,” he said. “If the head of the CIA were to declare he got information of this quality, you wouldn’t believe it.”Mr. Wordsworth said it wouldn’t make sense for Russian intelligence officials to expose state secrets to an ex- former MI-6 officer. “Russians believe once you are an agent, you’re an agent forever,” he said.

Yes, a rational person wouldn’t believe it, but BuzzFeed and other fake news outlets certainly would.

John RAPPOPORT: Major Media Crash: They Need A Scapegoat;nomorefakenews, 23.11.2016

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Martin Zeis, 24.11.2016

Dear all,

below a waspish commentary by Jon Rappoport* about the Trump-elect-repercussions on the major media. His key assumption:

„The elite political class and their media minions fear more than independent news countering their own news. For obvious reasons, every civilization down through history has had its own monopolistic media, its central “broadcasting system.” Its controlled outlet. But now, The One has become Many.

That is the threat.

The rapid proliferation of The Many is an unpredictable X-factor.

The population is waking up to decentralized media. Instead of the hypnotic attachment to one basic information source — the habit of a lifetime — the public is learning to handle multiple sources. Therefore, the hypnotic spell is being broken and dissolved.

This is the basic problem for the elites.“

RAPPOPORT-major-media-crash161123.pdf

Der schmutzige Krieg gegen Syrien — Weltnetz.tv – Plattform für linken und unabhängigen Videojournalismus

Christiane Reymann im Gespräch mit Tim Anderson Die Öffentlichkeit ist entsetzt über den Krieg in Syrien. Die Lage scheint unkontrollierbar geworden zu sein.

über Der schmutzige Krieg gegen Syrien — Weltnetz.tv – Plattform für linken und unabhängigen Videojournalismus

Top German Journalist: "We all lie for the CIA", zerohedge, 28.03.2016

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Martin Zeis, 29.03.2016

Dear all,

occasional we’ve covered the more subtile and the blunt methods of the German/US mass media misleading and deceiving the public.

Rarely disclosed is the decisive role intelligencies – above all the CIA – are playing. Fallen into oblivion – e.g. in Germany – are illustrative books like Erich Schmidt-Eenboom’s Geheimdienst, Politik und Medien – Meinungsmache Undercover, published in 2004, who documents a list of 100+ top/leading journalist of major German newspapers (Stern, Spiegel, Süddeutsche and so on) payed by the German foreign intelligence service BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst).

Yesterday Tyler Durden (zerohedge) compiled some (recent) witnesses uncovering this hidden practice.

Following extracts – full text attached.

Greets,
Martin Zeis

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zerohedge, 28.03.2016 — www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-28/top-german-journalist-admits-mainstream-media-completely-fake-we-all-lie-cia
Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake: „We All Lie For The CIA“
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/28/2016 22:40

With the increasing propaganda wars, we thought a reminder of just how naive many Westerners are when it comes to their news-feed. As Arjun Walia, of GlobalResearch.ca, notes, Dr. Ulfkotte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job. (1)
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One (out of many) great examples of a whistleblowing reporter is investigative journalist and former CBC News reporter Sharyl Attkisson.
She delivered a hard-hitting TEDx talk showing how fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.

see: Sharyl ATTKISSON : Astroturf and manipulation of media messages, TEDxTalk at University of Nevada 06.02.2015; YouTube-clip, 10:36, URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bYAQ-ZZtEU#t=18
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Ever since Operation Mockingbird, a CIA-based initiative to control mainstream media, more and more people are expressing their concern that what we see in the media is nothing short of brainwashing. (2) This is also evident by blatant lies that continue to spam the TV screen, especially when it comes to topics such as health, food, war (‘terrorism‘), poverty, and more.
Things have not changed, in fact, when in comes to mainstream media distorting information and telling lies. They have gotten much worse in recent years, in fact, so it is highly encouraging that more people are starting to see through these lies (…)
One great example is the supposed ‘war on terror,’ or ‘false flag terrorism.’ There are even Wikileaks documents alluding to the fact that the United States government planned to “retaliate and cause pain” to countries refusing GMOs. (3)
Mainstream media’s continual support of GMOs rages on, despite the fact that a number of countries are now banning these products. (4) …

Notes

(1) World Class Journalist Spills the Beans, Admits Mainstream Media is Completely Fake by Arjun WALIA; Global Research, 27.03.2016; URL: http://www.globalresearch.ca/world-class-journalist-spills-the-beans-admits-mainstream-media-is-completely-fake/5516749
(2) The CIA and the MSM: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know by Prof. James F. TRACY, Global Research, 15.12.2015; URL: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-cia-and-the-media-50-facts-the-world-needs-to-know/5471956
(3) WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Government Planned To “Retaliate & Cause Pain” On Countries Refusing GMOs, July 30, 2014 by Arjun WALIA; URL: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/07/30/wikileaks-cables-reveal-u-s-government-planned-to-retaliate-cause-pain-on-countries-refusing-gmos
(4) Here’s Why 19 Countries In Europe Just Completely Banned Genetically Modified Crops, October 7, 2015 by Arjun WALIA; URL: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/10/07/heres-why-19-countries-in-europe-just-completely-banned-genetically-modified-crops

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