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British media backing Le Pen view of Europe through Brexit prism
But all those British headlines virtually cheerleading Le Pen, suggested she is "storming into the final straight" - when even her own campaign directors were disappointed in her showing - go a little further. After all, her vote was no surprise. The polls got it bang on. The woman has just two MPs in the French parliament. What makes her the catnip to their keyboards?

The answer is that for the rabidly pro-Brexit media, everything European is seen through the Brexit prism and their desperate need to defend that stance.

Le Pen has made electoral headway, yes. But she is not exactly a 24-year-old shooting star, more a career politician leading a 45-year-old party founded by her father, funding much of its activities with income from the EU whose principles she roundly rejects (and is currently under investigation over alleged misappropriation of some of those EU funds), yet somehow manages to wear the coveted "outsider" label, in this two-horse race.



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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Apr 27th, 2017 at 02:18:50 PM EST
I think it was one of his biographers who wrote that, in the 1880s or 1890s Morgan asked one of his aides how many and which newspapers he would have to control and, when told, proceeded to buy or suborn those papers. It was pursuant to that goal that he made Sulzberger publisher of the NYT. (Wish all my memories came with links to verify them!)

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Apr 27th, 2017 at 02:50:03 PM EST
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Your synaptic links come with a lot of credit around here!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Apr 27th, 2017 at 03:00:50 PM EST
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1917: J.P. Morgan bought US corporate media to be 1%'s lying sacks of spin?
Posted on January 28, 2012 by Carl Herman   

Congressman Oscar Callaway lost his Congressional election for opposing US entry into WW 1. Before he left office, he demanded investigation into JP Morgan & Co for purchasing control over America's leading 25 newspapers in order to propagandize US public opinion in favor of his corporate and banking interests, including profits from US participation in the war. Mr. Callaway alleged he had the evidence to prove Morgan associates were working as editors to select and edit articles, with the press receiving monthly payments for their allegiance to Morgan.

One of the leading papers, The New York Times, printed the story of Congressman Callaway's call for investigation from Washington, D.C., but the editor chose a curious obfuscating headline:

    FOR PRESS INVESTIGATION

    Moore Asks Inquiry Into Charges

    on Preparedness Campaign.

The US Congressional Record of 1917 recorded Callaway's actions.

The US eventually followed "opinion leaders" into the war, despite no national security risk from the sinking of a British ship (Lusitania) carrying over four million rounds of ammunition to kill Germans, and Germany's offer to Mexico to attack the US with an empty promise of German help if, and only if, the US declared war on Germany first (Zimmermann telegram; Mexico rejected the offer immediately as a military impossibility and a ploy for Americans to busy themselves killing Mexicans instead of Germans). The US then imprisoned people who questioned the war, including US candidates for President.

Both my grandfathers risked their lives in the American Expeditionary Force, as did your relatives, in a war media-fed to the public with lies of commission and omission.

Congressman Callaway joined Congressman Abraham Lincoln in being deposed from Congress for challenging lying war rhetoric and being branded as "unpatriotic."

I found no follow-up report of Mr. Callaway's request for investigation. However, we have abundant evidence that US corporate media is controlled for propaganda in our world of the present to cover-up the US' history of unlawful wars. Consider this as one example:

    The Church Senate Committee hearings had the cooperation of CIA Director William Colby's testimony that over 400 CIA operatives were controlling US corporate media reporting on specific issues of national interest in what they called Operation Mockingbird. This stunning testimony was then confirmed by Pulitzer Prize reporter Carl Bernstein's research and reporting. Of course, corporate media refused to publish Bernstein's article and it became the cover-story for Rolling Stone



"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Apr 27th, 2017 at 08:34:03 PM EST
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I don't recognize this as my source, but it is confirmation.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Apr 27th, 2017 at 08:35:06 PM EST
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