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I reposted at different times of the day in hopes of slipping past the next censor on duty. I finally succeeded. I don't mean to imply that CNN is run directly and solely by the devil himself, only that there is an EXTREME bias against any view counter to what they're selling. Most, not all of what I post on CNN gets deleted. Most, not all of the staff are agents of spin. So when I posted there story about the "New jihad code threatens al Qaeda" My posts disappeared -- it's not a matter of awaiting approval, they were posted and then later disapproved of and deleted. In this case I was pointing out that the code they called "credible" was attributed to torture victims currently held in prison and promised release if they sign an agreement under duress. If someone told tortured our solders and then said "sign this or die", we wouldn't call that credible. I got deleted repeatedly for this one.|
Occasionally my efforts to repost result in my message finally sticking to the board, but by this time the story is old news. I can say what I want if I keep trying, but CNN will let a counter point of view be heard only when no one is following the story anymore.
I have posted several other times on other topics and gave up trying to get past the moderators. Only to give up in the end.
I dunno why you guys storm in with the defense of CNN/western media. Do you honestly believe it's not biased? Why do I hear tear jerking stories about Neda every two days but the media is ignoring all the maimed and murdered Iraqis and all the raped and killed elsewhere. Isn't this an obvious propaganda campaign against Iran? In history we see government spies control media spin domestically and even in foreign media outlets -- do you believe that we gave up on that? It's obvious that media-war has only intensified in modern times.
In addition to outright infiltration by spin agents, there is also the fact that the Government and the Media have the same masters whom they never speak against. Barking is allowed, but only against Master's enemies.
From Wiki regarding Manufacturing Consent:
Editorial bias: five filters
The propaganda model describes five editorially-distorting filters applied to news reportage in mass media:
1.Size, Ownership, and Profit Orientation: the business connections among the owning corporations, the identity of the controlling investors, and the personal, political, and financial affiliations of external directors.
2.The Advertising License to Do Business: the advertising-income-based news media must cater to the political prejudices and economic desires of advertisers.
3.Sourcing Mass Media News: reporters consider governmental sources as more factually reliable than private sources. “In effect, the large bureaucracies of the powerful subsidize the mass media, and gain special access, by their contribution to reducing the media’s costs of acquiring . . . and producing, news”.
4.Flak and the Enforcers: powerful, private influence groups (e.g. conservative think tanks) organize systematic replies to reporters deviating from the official corporate interpretation of facts and events.
5.Anti-Communism: since the Russo–American Cold War’s (1945–91) ending, anticommunism was transubstantiated into the contemporary War on Terror, as the current national religion and social control mechanism. See “Media Control, the Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda”.