Wednesday, January 25, 2017



By Fahim A. Knight-El

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I think the question of whether or not media is being reported without bias and slant; it will be a difficult problem and task to address and resolve in the grand scheme of things relative to media policing, because of the human factor (sometimes shoddy stories can be very well disguised). Moreover, we live in a highly technical digital age where information is being disseminated in real time, which has transformed how media use to be relayed twenty years ago and the digital age has revolutionized mass medium markets, which has made them more competitive. The media outlets both electronic and print now have to compete with the power and influences of non-traditional media built around social media. So not only are there competitive markets between traditional media outlets that are warring to present breaking stories and capitalizing on national and global audiences before anyone else, but social media is covertly driving mainstream media to this end. This new phenomenon creates tremendous pressure on media journalist to work expeditiously in order to get to the reporting finish line first (shameless to say by hook or crook).

The media is big business and often reporting news has a revenue and profit incentive attachment. I am of the opinion that the networks themselves have lowered their journalistic standards and the empirical and scientific approach to gathering information and packaging it for broad based media consumption has lost some of its reporting credibility qualities. Journalism use to be rooted in ethics, and the first thing that you are taught, is to view reporting with objectivity and without partiality. Let the facts of a story be the foremost determination of where a media story lead and the journalist must be able to detach themselves from the story's outcome.

I don't know why President Donald Trump’s name continues to come up with people that I am engaged in conversations and dialogue. Let me state this, Trump in his own way exposed what many of us already knew, which was how non-credible Western media had become. The United States President lambasted U.S news outlets as reporting "fake news"; he was not going to allow them to set the table for him relative to Russia and Valdmir Putin (this cozy relationship with Russia and Putin will continue have many twist and turns just keep your eyes on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson) had hacked into the Democratic and Republican voting machinery and computer networking systems and was involved in a spying espionage operation against the United States Government. President Barack Obama publically stated that the U.S. intelligence experts had provided him with proof that Russia was engaged in cyberspace terrorism and that this posed a threat to United States national security interest (and he even briefed Trump on the matter and CIA provided Trump with a so-called highly confidential and classified briefing information in which it appears he did not buy into). Thus, part of the briefing alluded to the fact that Puttin had even created an inside dossier on Trump who defended himself by characterizing some of this confidential and classified briefing a mere ‘fake’ news and he forced CNN and other networks to admit that part of the story against him was un-collaborated and they were so-called relying on some French source who was a double agent. Trump accused and alleged that CIA director John Brennan could have been behind this ‘fake’ news.

This practice of ‘fake’ news has been long standing and it actually goes much further than the failure of the ground level reporters negating or neglecting their responsibility as media to factually and accurately report the news outside of slants and hidden agendas (the reporters themselves are only pawns in the game). Perhaps the editorial boards and the executive board decision makers are tied to a diabolical hidden cabal who are covertly dictating how they desire to shape and mold public opinion. Trump is so unpredictable that whatever comes to his mind he just says it. Yet, many of us know Trump's allegations of "fake" news struck to the core of this charade and manipulation and the play on how the American people and the globe takes in information. And how ‘fake’ news impact our mindset and as well as, our daily lives and the perceptions that are gathered about people (events and occurrences) from around the world could be misleading—they lie and fabricate information to sway and persuade the national public and the global public to lead them into believing and thinking that they know and fully understand the complexities of what is taking place in global society.

These are master capitalist media ploys of controlling human social, political and economic behavior: they have a gamut of tools at their disposal from print media, electronic media and even social media. They are also masters of high technical subliminal seduction that is also being carried out in the media as mind control and they systematically use the mass mediums to formulate global agendas and make the public believe they are informed on the issues. But unknowing to them they don't have a clue about what's truly taking place on the national and/or on the global scene. They use media to create toxic international political environments to sway public opinion in whatever direction they choose.

I remember some years ago there was this fear that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and high level U.S. government national security apparatuses were covertly and secretly engaged in placing microchips into new born babies feet and many felt that this was being done by the government to be able to monitor and control the future movement of people and even control the minds of these recipients of this Langley, Virginia experiment. Now, this is not above them or beneath them and even this experiment was never scratched from the table. But they systematically use media to herding the Sheeple into various directions for the benefit of this cabal. My father-in-law was an avid news television viewer and reader of various news publications (in particular following current events), and he would often engage me in conversations about events that were taking place around the world and he truly believed that he had a perspective and was informed. I did not have the heart to tell him what Donald Trump stated, which was, the majority of this news that he was so adamant about defending, was nothing but manufactured 'fake news' and the Talking Heads were only given a script to read. Nothing that we read and/or see on CNN, Fox news, MSNBC, The Hill, BBC, CBS, NBC, Bloomberg Report, ABC, New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Associated Press, United Press Associations, Yahoo news or other Internet generated news, etc., none of it stand on the merit of truth, but most of it has been divested of objectivity and grossly diluted to fit the interest of the manipulators. There is a monopoly over the media ownership that has violated all the anti-trust laws and rules in America, but they are so powerful and they answer to no one but themselves and 95% percent of the global mediums outlets are controlled by this small powerful cabal.

They don't need huge military build ups anymore like what the world witnessed during World War I (1914-1919) and World War II (1939-1945) in order to move people in this manner which has become obsolete, but they can still dominate the world and not even fire a shot (the force and might strategy has transitioned into a new movement of getting the same results via lies and propaganda and by the use of ‘fake’ news). There is no such thing in the United States as the "free press", this is an illusion from yesterday that continues to be thrown out as the shining example of U.S. democracy (which is given to show forth a distinction between so-called oppressive nations and so-called democratic nations) and our people fail to understand that American democracy has been compromised on every level and the United States Constitution no longer frames the basis of U.S. jurisprudence relative to this nation's so-called past and present democratic freedoms. The conveying of news by the mass mediums, which is rooted in propaganda and disinformation have become the order of the day and is very detached from the reality of truth—they hide real and truthful news worthy stories and accounts in lieu of providing the masses with sensationalized and often irrelevant subjective and biased sanitized reporting and the American people is given the world through the disdained color lens of those who have hidden agendas.

For example, they are masters of using the 'Big Lie' theory techniques by tossing out undocumented lies that have no truth or credibility and lack being substantiated, but each network begins to quote the lie, as if the lie was the truth and has empirical value and has met some rigorously standards of journalistic oversight and integrity that lay at the bases of  the reporting and sadly to say the lie will eventually be transformed into being the truth. There are really no independent news sources anymore, this is only being offered in spirit and intent as part of a quasi sophisticated duping in order to once again give the people the impression that we live in a free press society as a western developed and technical advanced nation. It is just to the contrary and the U.S. media is ran and operated no different than North Korea, China, Russia, Cuba, Iran, etc., State control press.

Yet, if the truth be told as I have stated above Western media is controlled and the dissemination of information is dispersed no different than countries that are controlled by State media, both State controlled news and so-called free press sources have one objective, which is to provide slanted political propaganda to support the interest of the power structure (capitalist countries have been better at this than communist influenced countries). The United States are quick to condemn some countries on their human rights record and we live under one of the most repressive regimes in the world disguised in the form of a democracy, but is shielded and veiled behind white supremacy (there are two standards of Justice in America one white and the other black). We have to ask ourselves, how has this type of journalism affected recent world history relative to causing and instigating wars and conflicts around the world? That has sent so many to bleed and die on foreign battle fields—wars such as World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm,  Desert Shield, Afghanistan War, Iraq War, etc., and how many future conflicts that will be manipulated and instigated at the behest of ‘fake’ news propaganda?

The disinformation techniques have been proven to be affective, it allows for this small powerful cabal to play every piece on the chessboard and it further allows them global control over humanity (this also factors into their global wealth equation, they own 99% of the world's wealth). They outright lied about Saddam Hussein having acquired Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and killed innocent Iraqi citizens based on this lie (thousands of United States Service men lost their lives as well, in essence for nothing other than in the name of propaganda and the waving of false flags). The Bush administration during these so-called crisis used the media to work the ignorant American people into a frenzy and they begin building popular support for a war that was created on the premises of a lie. Who are the beneficiaries of such deception? These 'fake’ news' agencies and their reporting are more dangerous and manipulative than the former Kremlin and its so-called iron wall reputation that existed during the Cold War era. Donald Trump was right and exact by calling the U.S. media of manufacturing ‘fake’ news and it caught the media outlets totally off guard. 

They did not expect this kind of response coming from a U.S. commander-in-chief. But let's not get it confused Trump himself and his brand are also the beneficiary of media (Trump was made in the U.S.A by the media) and for him to cry victim, is the epitome of deceit. The ‘fake’ news allegations isn't anything new in relation to how America is structured and many dissident voices have become victims of media lies, which has led to public and private defamation—libel, slander and character assassination against individuals and governments in which in the name of ‘fake’ news and propaganda it has been strategically and tactically used to discredit oppositional voices and movements. This is the most powerful tool that government has at their disposal, the media work hand and hand with the government's agenda. Many times before the government act they invite certain media outlets and personnel into the Situation Room with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They know that the media role is of vital importance to molding and shaping of public opinion. The CIA, FBI and NSA oftentimes intentionally leak certain so-called confidential and classified information to the media in order to move a military, foreign policy and/or a political agenda forward in the minds of the American people, in particular and the international community in general. When you hear a journalist or media Talking Head make the statement that I am working my sources in Washington normally they are CIA fronts who are communicating directly with the devil in the red dress.

Here are some solutions just for discussion, but in the grand scheme of media power this below conversation is frivolous because the level of media ‘tricknology’ is beyond redemption, because there is a conglomerate of wealth associated with issuing ‘fake’ news and controlling humanity is of vital importance. So the problem is much bigger than the below solutions. Media has become an absolute power in which absolute power, absolutely corrupts. 

1). I think that universities and colleges that offers academic training in mass media and journalism must create higher ethical standards as part of the mass media and journalism curriculums. I would require the infusion of more courses and discussions around journalistic integrity and the importance of media ethics and the responsibility that journalists have to the public and the media outlets whom they will be employed. I am of the opinion that, perhaps on the university levels prior to journalism students entering the workforce, it's imperative to seek to impact a new ethical paradigm standard on their mindset with the goal of fostering a new culture. This should be the first step to attempting to correcting the problem.

2). I think in the media boardrooms and editorial boardrooms; there need to be more credible oversight being rendered and the promoting of journalistic standards that insures the highest levels of ethical reporting is being carried out on the ground level and top levels. No, story that gives the appearance of being bias or slanted should be allowed to be reported as news. Moreover, all news should be factual based and outside of the journalist personal worldview and should never be rooted in sensationalism, propaganda or disinformation. Now, this at times would require putting ethics over profits in which this will further require the media boardroom executives to make the tough decisions over projected monetary incentives.

3). I also think that the journalist themselves have to hold themselves to higher ethical standards as professional media personnel relative to reporting the facts and nothing else. And once a journalist violate or breech the public trust by compromising the ethical standards of reporting, they should be banned for life and never be given the opportunity to work again in the field of journalism and media

Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-El can be reached at

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