When Gerald Celente branded the American media “presstitutes,” he got it right. The US print and TV media (and NPR) whore for Washington and the corporations. Reporting the real news is their last concern. The presstitutes are a Ministry of Propaganda and Coverup. This is true of the entire Western media, a collection of bought-and-paid-for whores.
It seems that every day I witness a dozen or more examples. Take May 31 for example.
The presstitutes report that US Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart are working on Russia to convince that country to be a “party to peace” in Syria by not supplying the Syrian government, whose country has been invaded, with arms. Kerry and the Israelis especially do not want Russia to deliver the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria.
This was the extent of the presstitutes’ report. The presstitutes made no mention of the fact that the invasion of Syria by al-Qaeda affiliated radical Muslims was organized and equipped by Washington via its proxies in the region, such as Saudia Arabia and the oil emirates. Americans sufficiently stupid to rely on the presstitute media do not know that it is not Syrians who want to overthrow their government, but Washington, Israel, and radical Islamists who object to Syria’s secular non-confrontational government.
One might think that the US media would wonder why Washington prefers to have al-Qaeda governing Syria than a non-confrontational secular government. But such a question is off-limits for the US media.
~ from America’s Greatest Affliction: The Presstitute Media by Paul Craig Roberts ~
Sadly, as the US public tired of the war in Afghanistan, US leaders needed a new enemy to focus on. While many politicos wanted to attack Iran, the unrest in Syria -- unrest that some believe we helped to create -- served itself up on a silver platter. So now, we have a new reason to continue the perpetual war on terror.
As Conor Friedersdorf pointed out recently, if we go through with our proposed "no-fly zone", that in and of itself IS an act of war. So, despite the fact that the mainstream media will report that the US merely sits on the periphery of this civil war, we actually will be orchestrating it!
With all the domestic problems we are facing right now, the drumbeat of war always seems to carry the day. Instead of tackling unemployment or climate change, we will pour billions of taxpayer dollars into another war. When this one has run its course, then the elite will focus on Iran, Yemen or somewhere else in the Middle East or Africa.