Straight out of 1984…
On Thursday, October 13th, President Obama was complaining about the alternative media in a speech in Pittsburgh PA. Reminiscing of the good old days when 3 networks controlled the news, he had the following to say…
“We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to.”
“There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness tests and those that we have to discard, because they just don’t have any basis in anything that’s actually happening in the world,”
Oh really! Who gets to decide what is “information that passes some basic truthiness tests”. The government? This may be the most chilling story to emerge from this year’s election circus. The prospect of a “Ministry of Truth” is even more scary considering that Hillary Clinton will likely be the next supreme ruler of Amerika. Her husband Bill pushed for a reinstatement of the “Fairness Doctrine” during his presidency, complaining at the time of talk show radio hosts and saying that there was no “Truth Detector” on the radio.
The alternative media has made great progress in my lifetime. I can remember when the alternative media was made up of paper newsletters and short wave radio shows. The internet has allowed real journalists to become a dominate force in the news media, eclipsing the readership of the old mainline media by leaps and bounds. It shouldn’t surprise us that the establishment is making silencing us a top priority.
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