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Monday, February 27, 2012

The Secret Media War of 2012

Ron Holland

Monday, February 27, 2012 – by Ron Holland
"See this room? Two-thirds of us laid off when Ron Paul is president." – A hot microphone picked up a reporter attacking Ron Paul recently before a Pentagon briefing began.

We are currently in the middle of the long war of the Internet Reformation, although the press will never mention this. Effectively, there has been an ongoing war between the non-controlled alternative media and the establishment media since the inception of in 1999. Since then many quality alternative media websites have been added to the competition while the elite media's credibility, reach and ability to manipulate debate and public opinion has been declining. The Internet Reformation is slowly winning and to date, this has been shown most clearly with the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign.

The GOP neocon puppet-masters are terrified, especially when Republican crowds at televised debates cheer Ron Paul's non-interventionist foreign policy remarks because this threatens their control over US foreign policy in what was formerly their secure home turf. Try as they might the media has not been able to destroy the Ron Paul Campaign.

Is the Great Establishment Media Purge Beginning? 

"They can't be afraid of me...I'm not going to be President of the United States. They are afraid of the ideas we express because they're afraid of the people." – Pat Buchanan
Back in the old Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin created the "Great Purge" of political repression and persecution during 1936 to 1938. Stalin was paranoid and very fearful of individuals he considered enemies of the people and counter-revolutionary because these dissenters threatened his dictatorial control and authority over the nation.

It appears the mainstream media elites in the US may also worry about their future ability to control public opinion and elections in America. In the last week we have seen MSNBC, on the left, purge Pat Buchanan from the network and Fox News, on the right, eliminate Judge Andrew Napolitano's "Freedom Watch" after both expressed opinions and views that threaten the political institutions, control and goals of the power elite. The first question asked must be: Why now rather than later as, after all, both men have expressed their anti-establishment views for years without repercussions?

I believe the answer is the growing power of alternative media and the successful educational effort of the Ron Paul Campaign, both of which use the Internet to get their freedom message out. The establishment media primarily exists to defend the establishment; the growing readership of alternative news and opinion sites are making their job increasingly difficult. When you add in the growing numbers of Paul Campaign supporters who appear to now be effectively immune to the power elite propaganda, the media elites have a real problem.

Today's Media Establishment is an Anachronism and Relic of the Past 

Throughout the heyday of print media and radio and recently, even cable news, the job of the press has been to manipulate and control public opinion as well as voting blocks. The elites bought and controlled most media outlets and developed and promoted a controlled political opposition, on both the left and the right, that allowed them to set the parameters for discussion and debate. America has effectively been a one-party state for 100 years with power elites controlling the major political parties using American-style democracy both as their cover and to convey legitimacy of their behind-the-scenes rule.

The real battle today is not the ongoing GOP presidential primary; rather, it is the media elites opposing the Ron Paul Campaign and alternative, Internet-based media where growing numbers of Americans are getting news and information to form their opinions.

This year's the run-of-the-mill campaigns by all of the GOP presidential candidates other than Ron Paul and their rhetoric are nothing new; it has been the same old story and false paradigm on display every four years for almost 100 years. Our legitimate government and rule by the people was overthrown in 1913 by banking interests who created the Federal Reserve and Federal Income Tax.

Ron Paul has Brilliantly Turned the Tables on the Political Establishment

Paul's campaign is using the closed two-party control structure and their media gatekeepers, previously utilized to control public opinion and elections, against them. For example, the state presidential primary and caucus system, televised debates and related campaign news coverage was formerly a GOP establishment monopoly. Today, thanks to the Internet it has become the Trojan horse used by Paul's campaign and liberty supporters to get inside the closed walls of the GOP to educate millions of Americans about freedom and free-market ideas... Continue reading @Source