America is about to boil over. In Europe, people just want to bury their heads in the sand for once. The emerging countries, wobble back and forth like dashboard figurines under the east and west pressure. And in Russia and China leaders decide on the inevitability of full our war with the western hemisphere. We are in the worst mess ever, here on the third rock from the sun, and there’s nobody out there telling the truth!
Western media just lies, but independent journalists, the Global Research types of the world have made it harder. Russia’s RT and Sputnik, they have been a David versus Goliath success story. A few measly millions in budget, set against trillions spent telling the London and Washington tale. Proof that the truth cannot be hidden too long is revealed daily. At Bloomberg, it now takes three liars to try and eek out a false truth. Under a headline “Putin Haunts NATO Summit as Leaders See Threat on All Fronts”, there are three distinct types of journalists listed as authors.
Up With Careers – Down With Putin
First, Ian Wishart is a superb financial reporters who somehow changed after 2012. I am not a fan of singling out such people, but in the current mess, dissecting what happened to media is key. Wishart’s blog offers some clues as to how really good journalists just get confused in the turmoil of a propaganda war. This guys has a deep understanding of Brussels politics and power, the IMF and so on, but no concept of the Russians or the emerging world’s side in all this. This 2012 piece for the European Voice is spot on. Later pieces for Bloomberg venture into the corporate rhetoric. Perhaps Wishart is one of those affected by the “culture” of anti-Putin sentiment? Whatever his motivations, his tendency to “fit in” is apparent. His personal blog stopped in 2012, just after his last poke at Italy’s Berlusconi. His career has developed interestingly. From 2010 to 2013, Wishart worked with the Economist Group, which is partially owned by Putin-Berlusconi arch enemies Rothschild, Schroder, and Agnelli. So the career went up, the blog went down, and the Economist led to Bloomberg versus Putin etc.
It’s a Job, Not an Adventure
Helene Fouquet is reports for Bloomberg about France politics. She’s not an Internet guru, she does not permeate social media or even newspaper syndication with her presence. She works for Bloomberg. If you search for 2 hours on Google, you’ll find her byline attached to dozens of articles authored by other people. In the NATO reportage above, I wonder at why she was even given credit on this piece? There is no big WHAMO France insinuation, other than to announce the upcoming elections. Fouquet is a bit representative, I guess, of the average Bloomberg rank and file, just doing her job pecking out news from France. All that can be said from observing her articles and her Tweets is that she leans far to the left toward Obama, and directly into the Bloomberg party line. In a way, she is also representative of the biggest danger of usurped press freedom. The 9 to 5 throng that just goes along, never making any waves at all, this is one big reason our world is in a mess. Maybe I am wrong about the reporter, but the point of fence riders and hangers on is well made here. “It’s just a job” has covered graveyards of sins.
Isobel Finkel is a Bloomberg reporter from Istanbul. Whatever else she does/is, Stars and Stripes parrots her Bloomberg news/opinion frequently. The Daily Sabah says Finkel and Bloomberg Turkey Bureau Chief Benjamin Harvey bend the truth in opposition to the Erdogan regime in Turkey. The funny thing about Finkel is, she seems to have come into existence in 2013 form out of nowhere. Bloomberg from the “get go”, the reporter seems to have no journalistic or academic resume outside the Bloomberg world. Andrew Finkel, of New York Times notoriety, is another reporter with the same last name, shares her stuff on Twitter too? Andrew also wrote for The Economist, and other corporate owned media. He’s the author of Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know®, he is also the father of Isobel. The long and the short of Finkel starts with his involvement with Freedom House (See CIA and USAID entanglements), and ends with whatever grant he received from the National Endowment for Democracy and the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program.
In summary, I’ve made the distinctive case for the US State Department, the CIA, suspicious NGOs, and even direct support for influencing journalists many times. By now, only those deeply inflicted with the propaganda worm of western journalism will even argue, the undue influence levied onto our “truth” these days. The three journalists framed in this argument are representative of hundreds and hundreds force fed, induced, and coerced into either unwittingly, or knowingly spreading dangerous lies to the public. Whether they be innocent or outright paid agents of this false message is less important, than their dramatic impact on supposedly free societies from Turkey to Australia and back. While Radio Liberty proclaims armies of Kremlin trolls roaming the landscape to do propaganda evil… the real trolls and liars prepare the world for another world war. And this is my bone of contention with all of them. Their interests cannot lead to peace.
“It’s just a job”, this is how mediocre people justify doing less than the extraordinary. A livelihood, the necessity of it hides a wealth of sins. Not everybody has to be Don Quixote. But a reporter has a moral obligation to seek out the truth. As for the grant takers and think tank speakers, and their Amazon books, they serve as examples for more of the same. They evangelize what they destroy with every check George Soros of the CIA writers. The US Federal Reserve, printing all that “truth” for you and me to read. Our truth is printed out, like crisp, clean, dollars bills from Washington.
Somebody prove me wrong.