Conspiracy Theorists Are Wrong!!! . . . Even When They’re Right! – #PropagandaWatch

by | Jul 14, 2020 | Propaganda Watch, Videos | 27 comments

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We tend to think the propagandists are self-consciously lying to the public, but there are moments when the mask slips and we see that the most effective propagandists are the ones that actually believe their own lies. Today we look at one such moment of zen.

Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State

Episode 265 – The Myth of Journalistic Objectivity

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May 18-19, 2016 — Newly-released Snowden disclosures verify NSA’s FIRSTFRUIT database


  1. Reminds me of the old Joke, I’m sure you have heard it…

    My Wife is a Chicken

    A man runs to the doctor and says, “Doctor, you’ve got to help me. My wife thinks she’s a chicken!”
    The doctor asks, “How long has she had this condition?”
    “Two years,” says the man.
    “Then why did it take you so long to come and see me?” asked the shrink.

    The man shrugs his shoulders and replies, “We needed the eggs.”

    • ha! Oh…that’s good.

  2. I left the corporate world in June, 2003. Even then, we all knew that all of our emails, and web browsing, was monitored by the home office. One reason was because they told us they did so. And, I still remember this one kid who was chided for his excessive porn time. So why would it be so hard to believe that an agency devoted to sticking their noses in other people’s business would do such a thing?

    • It is a strange world that we’ve created. It’s as if people like him are just completely unable to even consider that people can be evil if they do what they do while carrying their government card. Somehow, the notion that government must be working for us, though it may make mistakes, is the only reality they allow in their minds. The notion that only the corrupt, and those that have no control over themselves, seek power over others (which is what government does) can never be entertained. It is always double-plus good.

  3. Or even the root problems of the people. If the people spent as much time looking at the government as they do with porn or video games, we wouldn’t have to worry about the government neurosis’s. We’d just institutionalize them.

    • True; but the devil only tempts us. He never makes us. I never got into tv. But, since I now live by a river, I rely on my dumbphone to access the net. A serious catch 22 situation for me!

      • But truth is always hard to find. Even the ancient mystics hid their truths from the great unwashed. It’s as if one must seek to find it.

  4. This episode of #PropagandaWatch was kind of nostalgic for me.
    I remember Wayne Madsen back in the day.
    Alex Jones often had him on, and some of his stuff was at

    I’m glad that Corbett brought this up about some reporters are actually trying to be ‘sincere’ (in their way and with blinders on).
    I guess Barton Gellman was eating quail disguised as crow.

    I like a local reporter, Dallas Observer’s Jim Schutze, because sometimes he really goes at it. During the JFK 50th anniversary he adamantly opposed the City of Dallas’ sterile celebration which deliberately overlooked the cover-up and assassination. With his articles, Jim even defended Alex Jones during that event.
    However, at other times, Jim really misses the mark. He just can’t quite ‘go there’.
    He retired (again) in May 2020 from the Dallas Observer, by “mutual agreement”.

  5. The perspective that ‘humans’ have a dominion-mandate (rather than balanced co-habitation) combined with social-economic-industrial-political-technological structures that elevate sociopaths/psychopaths to the highest echelons of ‘power’ (i.e., a “civilization” wherein empathy is a liability), further, that the most ‘successful’ are empowered to continually shape those structures to secure and enhance their continued elevation within them, simultaneously brings to those individuals escalating-isolation and enhanced-authority-projection, which supports your observation, “an inability to feel authentic empathy &/or connection to other life.”
    An attitude of mutual respect with inclusive cooperation can alleviate the imbalances currently experienced.
    Possibly the dysfunction, the inability of the existing aforementioned ‘structures’ to meet the needs of Earth’s lifeforms, rather, vividly preventing life from thriving, perhaps this will be sufficient to motivate us to initiate a transition to experimenting with non-dominion perspectives.
    Earth’s natural abundance thrives when we are ‘being’ more and ‘doing’ less.

  6. People can’t stand it if you don’t have the same opinions on things. They feel threatened somehow. And the less they look into something, the more aggressive they become. I think they know they are ignorant on it and feel they are somehow stupid. Of course, their reaction makes them stupid. Is it really tearing relationships apart; or were these relationships too shallow to survive any hardship?

    • Thank you. I felt as if I was being presumptuous. But I find the same in my relationships. Glad you found value in it.

  7. My late father was a journo for the UK Daily Mail newspaper. He often told me that the only thing you can believe about a newspaper is the date – and even that staledates in a matter of hours.

    Newspapers shared journalists, printed each-other’s newspapers when there was technical trouble, rehashed the same old stories time and again and shamelessly told utter knowing lies.

    One article that still repeats even now is the “Where is Lord Lucan?” story. He told me that most journalists knew that Lord Lucan was living in the South of France and some even had his phone number.

    I will not name my late father, but he was an utterly cynical, sadistic creep, and methinks par for the course for the rabble who work for media. (And ordinary people think that journalism is an illustrious career!)

    I would go further than my father: My take is that “Given a choice between two fiction programmes on the tv, I would choose ‘Star Trek’ any day, over the BBC News.”…

    • biek,
      That was an interesting anecdote. For sure!

      To me, often anecdotes provide much better information than published news stories, or even ‘science studies’.

  8. If anyone here wants to enjoy a puke fest, a video was released last week of Mr. Bill Gates, who sleazes his way through a 43 minute interview
    in which he describes his thoughts about what has transpired and what we can expect in the coming months on the Covid front.

    This one is truly cringeworthy!

    A masterful hand-waving propagandist. 🙁

    Watch him squirm uncomfortably out of a few tough questions put to him in the second half.

    ‘How the pandemic will shape the near future | Bill Gates’

    • Thanks for posting this.
      I was watching it the other day, but had to grab my vomit bag.
      I never finished watching.

      ‘How the pandemic will shape the near future | Bill Gates’
      TED talk (kind of)

      • The first tough question was about the so-called ‘conspiracy theorists’
        who were claiming he had plans to insert ID chips into people along with the Covid vaccine.

        Gates smiled and denied it of course.

        The interviewer then admonished the professional writer who had suggested this in her article. He went so far as to demand a retraction/apology from her!

        Of course if there is an ID chip inserted down the Covid road, Gates will simply say, at the time of his interview he had no plans of doing so,
        but vaccine developers subsequently convinced him it was a good idea.

        The second tough question was concerning his massive wealth and his

        The interviewer tried to get Gates to commit a certain percentage of his total wealth each year to charities, rather than leaving a huge sum at his death, which would do them no good in the coming decades.

        Gates squirmed and was noncommittal.
        Not happy with his response, the interviewer asked the question a second time.
        Gates squirmed some more and remained noncommittal.

  9. mainstream media can be considered a branch of the entertainment industry ~ many, many mind controlled puppets with internally embedded scripted agenda… slaves monitored & handled, who also may hv such duties.

    of course, msm also political, military, etc — cia & media moguls… Operation Mockingbird

    In 1948 Frank Wisner was appointed director of the Office of Special Projects. Soon afterwards it was renamed the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC). This became the espionage and counter-intelligence branch of the Central Intelligence Agency. Wisner was told to create an organization that concentrated on “propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world.”

    Later that year Wisner established Mockingbird, a program to influence the domestic American media. Wisner recruited Philip Graham (Washington Post) to run the project within the industry. Graham himself recruited others who had worked for military intelligence during the war. This included James Truitt, Russell Wiggins, Phil Geyelin, John Hayes and Alan Barth. Others like Stewart Alsop, Joseph Alsop and James Reston, were recruited from within the Georgetown Set. According to Deborah Davis, the author of Katharine the Great (1979) : “By the early 1950s, Wisner ‘owned’ respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles.”

    Henry Luce, the owner of a large media empire, became a key figure in Operation Mockingbird. David Halberstam has pointed out in The Powers That Be (1979): “Luce’s politics hardened in the postwar years and Time had become increasingly Republican in its tone. He had been stunned by Truman’s defeat of Dewey in 1948. Then in the fall of 1949 China had fallen, the Democratic administration had failed to save Chiang, and that was too much; Truman, and even more Acheson, would have to pay the price. Time was now committed and politicized, an almost totally partisan instrument. The smell of blood was in the air. There was a hunger now in Luce to put a Republican back in power. It was as if Luce, between elections, stood as the leader of the opposition, a kingmaker who had failed to produce a king. The fall of China and the rise of a post-war anti-Communist mood had produced the essential issue to use against the Democrats: softness on Communism.”

      • I will do that.
        I checked out Dylan’s video. It encourages me to hear such wisdom from young people.
        I definitely recognized people that I have tried to “reason” with as he described the various tactics used by people in an effort to manipulate. Sadly I recognized myself at times as well.

        I attended one of Larken Rose’s Candles In The Dark meetings a couple years ago. With his Socratic method and Dylan’s method of standing up to conversation manipulators. Perhaps I can be more effective in reaching people with the truth.

        Aw who am I kidding? I’ll just get passionate and then they think I am angry and talks will break down as always.
        If I could just learn to sound like I don’t really give a crap about what I’m saying.

        • People claim your passion is anger because so few people have any passion. Truth is that most people aren’t worth caring about. They’re just gelatinous lumps of fear afraid of losing a life they hate.

  10. mid-July 2020
    New York Times – shakeup of ‘journalists’
    Somewhat related to this Corbett “Conspiracy Theorists Are Wrong!!! . . . Even When They’re Right! – #PropagandaWatch”

    The New York Times is often considered a pillar by a broad net of liberal minded folks.
    Currently, there is an internal journalistic shake-up.

    opinion editor Bari Weiss has left the paper and penned a scorching resignation letter denouncing the Times as nothing more than an echo chamber for ‘woke’ activists masquerading as journalists who believe dissent has no place on the platform…

    …Bari Weiss:
    “The New Guard has a different worldview, one articulated best by @JonHaidt
    and @glukianoff
    . They call it “safetyism,” in which the right of people to feel emotionally and psychologically safe trumps what were previously considered core liberal values, like free speech.”

    Zero Hedge


    NYT ‘Chief Threat To Democracy’: Eric Weinstein Takes Flamethrower To Paper Of Record After Bari Weiss Quits

      • Thanks dregeye,
        Now, it hits me…I remember that Feb 2019 Jimmy Dore about the Joe Rogan interview…where Bari Weiss tries to “toadify” Tulsi Gabbard for supporting peace.
        The ignorance and weird think of Bari Weiss shines in that Joe Rogan interview.

        A word for Bari Weiss… “Smugnorant”

  11. This is so typical. The elite are of course providing us with our “heroes” like Snowden. He comes out with something everyone knew for long time and this way the MSM can also pretend they are “real” journalists. It has always been like this. We know all too well what they do with the true heroes and their information.

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