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Saturday, October 04, 2014
"You cannot hope to bribe or twist (thank God!) the British journalist. But, seeing what the man will do unbribed, there's no occasion to." Humbert Wolfe.
Here is something that never changes. Lies are told constantly by the right wing media to portray their view of the world, a spun story, an oft repeated rumour, lies and innuendo, they are all the stock in trade of the Capitalist media journalist. The result of this constant barrage of propaganda is that many people, most of them honest and decent form, through no fault of their own a consensus of opinion about societies so called 'problems' and, more importantly who is to blame for them.This supply of misinformation comes in many forms from across a wide range of sources as disparate as the BNP and SNP with the former blaming blacks and the latter blaming the English all the way to the "quality" newspapers and commentators. The table below is an example of where this can lead and then consequently lead on to division and ill informed prejudice. Don't be fooled by them, check whatever they tell you, then check it again. I read once about a young man who had left home and when his parents wrote to him asking questions about how he was getting on, what his accommodation was like what job was he doing etc. He wrote back saying that he had a nice flat and he was working as trader in child slavery, he thought this would be preferable to admitting to them that he was in fact a journalist.
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