Clinton Campaign press Secretary caught on tape feeding journalists with question to Ask to Hillary Clinton

The Clinton campaign Press Secretary Nick Merrill can be seen in the video below blatantly feeding questions to reporters during a post-debate “press conference” Wednesday night on Air Hillary.  The first question is planted with Andrea Mitchell when Nick Merrill shows her his cell phone.  “Shockingly” Mitchell gets to ask the very next question and it’s related to Trump calling Hillary a “nasty woman” during the debate.  Then, moments later, Merrill can be seen signaling another reporter after seemingly sending him/her a text. Presstitutes at their Best.

by Zerohedge

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Did Part of SEAL Team Six Die in a Helicopter Explosion During “the Bin Laden Raid”?

What the public were told by the US government via the corporate media, and what actually happened during the White House’s much-celebrated “Bin Laden Raid” in 2011 – are not the same.

By 21st century wire

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One thing which becomes clearer by the day about the fabled Bin Laden Raid which took place in Abbotabad, Pakistan, is that the US government has intentionally deceived the public about what happened. In other words, what President Obama described when he addressed the American people following “the raid” – was a work of pure fiction.

The following interview appeared on Pakistani broadcast channel, Sama TV, and includes a translation in English from an eye witness on the scene. If the translation is accurate, then this eye witness blows the lid off of another plank in the White House’s fictional drama.

The following is an interview with Muhammad Bashir, who lives next door to the alleged ”compound” of Osama bin Laden. He claims that the first US helicopter suffered an explosion, which killed all of its US military occupants, somewhere between 10 and 20 men.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: according to this eyewitness, only one helicopter landed, that helicopter later exploded upon returning to pick up the Team. After the explosion, NO other helicopter landed to rescue anybody.]

Based on this man’s testimony, we have to ask the question: did the White House cover this up in order to protect the Dear Leader from a devastating “Jimmy Carter moment” (1979 Iran hostage rescue cock-up). That’s certainly what this looks like at first glance. Would Obama lie to protect his and his party’s political legacy? We’ll let the readers answer that question.

“It seems that although initially, the TV station was overjoyed with this interview, they changed their tune, twenty four hours later (for some unknown reason)”. You decide why…

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Obscuring the Details: A Panoramic Look at America’s Case Against Syria

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By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, GlobalResearch.ca

The US federal government and the various agencies, media organizations, individuals, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, lobbies, forces, and other entities that are tied to it have done everything in their power to obscure the details involving the chemical attacks that took place in Syria on August 21, 2013. The aim has been to justify the US-led foreign campaign that was launched against Syria in 2011 by making the Syrian government appear culpable of grievous crimes. The chemical attack on Ghouta has now come to represent the crux of the matter.

From the very start there was double-speaking coming from Washington and its cohorts about what happened in Ghouta. The Obama Administration and America’s allies deliberately ignored that chemical weapons were used in Syria prior to August 21, 2013. They have pretended that the United Nations investigation team that had arrived in Syria when chemical weapons were used in Ghouta had just stumbled there coincidentaly or with the purpose of «inspecting» the Syrian government’s chemical weapon depots.

Ignoring the Original Mandate of the UN Investigators

In reality, the UN team that arrived in Syria in August was not a team of weapons inspectors. It was a team of «investigators.» Even more importantly, the Syrian government had invited the UN investigation team to Syria in March 2013. This was because the insurgents had launched chemical attacks on March 19, 2013.

The US and its allies tried to blame Syria, but they were embarrassingly contradicted by Carla Del Ponte, one of the UN investigators responsible for Syria, that said all the evidence pointed to the insurgents and not the Syrian government.

Although she backed her conclusion with facts, Del Ponte was dismissed by the US, and NATO even abnormally took the time to make a statement against here. Moreover, the insurgents were even caught trying to sneak sarin gas into Syria from Turkey by Turkish security forces in May 2013.

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Matt Taibbi On The CNBC “Presstitutes”

By Tyler Durden, Zeroedge

Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog

The top definition of presstitute according to Urban Dictionary is:

1. presstitute
A member of the media who will alter their story and reporting based on financial interests or other ties with usually partisan individuals or groups.

It has become abundantly clear in recent years that the mainstream media can not be identified as anything other that a collective of mediocre, corporate/government ass-kissing presstitutes.
Different media outlets cater to different special interests, but the end result is all the same. MSNBC for example is essentially a straight up PR outlet for the Democratic Party, while Fox News represents the neo-con arm of the Republican Party and the military-industrial complex generally.

CNBC has a special position in the presstitute media hierarchy. They basically defend Wall Street at all costs. The station represents the most important media gatekeeper for the financial oligarch, crony class.The following video is an interview on the daily political talk show Majority Report, hosted by Sam Seder. In this episode, he discusses with Matt Taibbi the recent appearance of Salon’s Alex Pareene on CNBC in which Maria Bartiromo unabashedly presstitutes herself out for Jaime Dimon and JP Morgan in an utterly embarrassing manner.

The clip is a little over 16 minutes, but well worth your time. Sam Seder is pretty hilarious and his rapport with Taibbi is excellent.

Presse qui roule n’amasse pas mousse

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Par Simone Choule, ATELIERS E&R

L’heure du Mercato de la presse écrite sonne plus tôt que prévu sur l’agenda de la Médiacratie. Ce ne sont pas seulement les usines qui ferment toutes les semaines en France, ou bien les grandes enseignes (tel Virgin tout récemment) mais la « presse à annonceurs » subit aussi une crise patente. Pas de chance, c’est cette même presse qui nous informe de l’actualité économique de ses maîtres.

En effet, Jean-François Kahn quitte le capital de Marianne, tout comme Philippe Cohen qui en quitte la rédaction, Alexandre Adler devient « trop cher » pour la rédaction du Figaro… Ces éditocrates dominants depuis les années 70 seraient ils en train de chercher une reconversion ? Bernard-Henri Lévy ne peut-il plus subvenir aux besoins de ses protégés ? Ou de nouveaux viennent-ils les remplacer à des coûts défiant toute concurrence ? Tous les échelons de la profession se voient-ils touchés par la crise ?

En matière de gestion financière, une des réalités est que les journaux sont incapables de payer les plans sociaux mais aussi de gérer les imprimeries. Aujourd’hui, il faut cinquante ouvriers pour sortir un journal en France alors qu’en Belgique seulement dix sont nécessaires. Le Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung à Francfort se fabrique 50 % moins cher que Le Figaro ou Le Monde. Mais au-delà des restructurations techniques et structurelles, le même problème d’argent revient encore et toujours. La presse sortira-t-elle un jour de cette tutelle de plus en plus étouffante ? Papier-buvard dirait Gainsbourg…

Les Hommes du Président

Pour comprendre les racines du financement des journaux, et de leur management il faut remonter à l’après-guerre : les gaullistes prenaient position dans les rédactions et les communistes dans les ateliers et les imprimeries. Ils donnent à la presse un statut hasardeux avec en prime l’héritage d’un syndicat du livre collabo qu’il fallait blanchir. À la Libération, les problèmes financiers de la presse doivent être évités : Albert Camus écrit dans Combat le 31 août 1944 : « L’appétit de l’argent et l’indifférence aux choses de la grandeur avaient opéré en même temps pour donner à la France une presse qui, à de rares exceptions près, n’avait d’autre but que de grandir la puissance de quelques uns et d’autre effet que d’avilir la morale de tous. »

La loi sur la presse de 1881 avait été abolie par Vichy, elle est rétablie par le CNR (Conseil national de la résistance) en 1944. Mais c’est une loi d’essence libérale : elle offre la liberté à la presse mais la soumet à la loi de l’offre et de la demande. Dès 1947, deux titres, Combat et France-soir, vont tomber dans les mains de patrons tout à fait traditionnels, un millionnaire et la librairie Hachette.

Grâce à ses amis d’avant-guerre François Salle et André Bettencourt, tous deux chez L’Oréal, François Mitterrand est nommé en 1945 à la tête du magazine féminin Votre Beauté qui appartient depuis 1933 à L’Oréal. Il sera le pionnier du retour au mélange des genres entre affaires, politique et presse, tissant des réseaux qui vont servir ses ambitions. L’âge d’or correspond aux années 80-90, où la presse vit des revenus de la publicité, qui représentent un chiffre d’affaires faisant près de 70 % pour des journaux comme Elle ou Le Figaro.

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