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“Media manipulation in the U.S. today is more efficient than it was in Nazi Germany, because here we have the pretence that we are getting all the information we want. That misconception prevents people from even looking for the truth.” – Mark Crispin Miller

The mainstream media
Long ago lost its way,
Sacrificed its independence
And what it could say;
Controlled and manipulated
And agenda driven,
We think it’s the news,
But it’s opinions we’re given.

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The truth is easier to find,
By relying on the media
We choose to be blind,
But perhaps the truth
Is a priority no more,
And the facts of the matter
We don’t want to explore?

Speculation and rumour
The media report them as facts,
False accusations being made
Which it seldom retracts,
Feeding mass hysteria,
As and when required,
By accuracy and by honesty
No longer inspired.

It has a serious responsibility
That’s been abrogated,
Perhaps reporting the truth
Is now too complicated?
Intelligent reporting
Seems to be out of its reach
News anchors being chosen
For their looks and their speech.

Reading from teleprinters
Is their primary role,
Despatching the propaganda
For mass mind control;
‘News’ compiled on the desks
Where the editors sit,
Integrity and accuracy
Not part of their remit.

Whether in audio or visual
Or printed in ink,
They direct our thought processes
And how we should think;
Playing on our apathy,
Our intelligence abused,
They’ve learnt exactly how
To keep us afraid and confused.

But fear is a liar
We know that of old,
So why are we confused
By the lies being told?
Shame on the media,
But perhaps shame on us all;
For their obvious deceptions
Why do we so easily fall?

“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.” – Jim Morrison

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Further Reading

A Story of Apathy – A Story of Today

“It’s a story of our apathy,
That I watch unfold,
I’ll write it in rhyme,
That’s how my stories are told;
It’s a story of how
We succumb to pretence,
And how fear and ignorance
Defeats common sense…..”

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