It is worth repeating again and again that the bulk of America’s mainline media is owned and controlled by a mere 6 corporations. This, of course, means that unless you’re already consciously avoiding these mainline media sources, then most of the news and entertainment that makes it onto your screen and into your mind comes from a small pool of corporate sources, all of which play important roles in delivering propaganda, social programming and perpetual crisis narratives to the public.
The conglomerates are: General Electric, News Corp., Disney, Viacom, Time Warner and CBS.
Pick your brand of bullshit. It's only designed to enflame your emotions into the negative zone. Makes it easy to classify people with mental health issues when an individual acts on negative Impulses created by our friends at the Media. Divide us all then conquer. How much do Americans really hate each other?
There’s nothing better than someone actually believing that an article from The Onion is real. Just email a friend a link to one of their satirical stories and if they haven’t heard of the site or are just not paying attention, they may very well fall for it.
People will catch on, however (well, hopefully). You could try searching for similar parody sources in our Top 10 Websites for Fake News & Satire, but it eventually becomes a prank that can only be pulled on easy targets like your grandparents or technologically unsavvy parents.
Kerry: Doctoring of State Dept. video 'stupid and clumsy'
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that whoever doctored several minutes of videotape from a State Department news briefing about the Iran nuclear negotiations was "stupid and clumsy and inappropriate."
Kerry, in Paris for discussions on restarting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, made his first comments on the incident in which a section of the department's daily briefing was excised from the official video. Earlier in the day, GOP committee chairmen pressed for more information about the incident.
A new Katie Couric documentary advocating gun control was deceptively edited to make Second Amendment supporters look foolish, audio released by the supporters shows.
In “Under the Gun,” Couric asks a group of gun rights supporters, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The documentary filmmakers spliced in footage of the activists sitting silently for nine seconds. One man looks down, seemingly uncomfortable, during the awkward silence. The documentary then moves on to the next scene of a cylinder on a revolver being closed.
Like photo manipulation, multimedia video editing and doctoring can have huge effects on the perception of the end user. We are constantly being bombarded with images and video that have been cut, altered or adjusted to encapsulate a predetermined message to the viewer. It is left to us as the consumer of media to decipher the value of what is presented. Whether a documentary, a news package or a feature film, the visual is not always what it may seem.
There is little debate as whether or not preparedness and drill simulations are important in preparation for emergency situations. They’ve saved countless lives of both rescuers and victims all over the world. There are numerous well respected companies that offer these important services and are utilized all the time.
What if there are companies that contract with the government and are used for nefarious simulations and passed-off as “real events”. How would you know? Realism is the key to successful simulation and training
It would be very difficult for the public to discern whether or not the events are “real”, compounded with the emotional images that accompany them. If you could stage events that are so real, they could be used on an unsuspecting public to tilt official policy and agenda.
Kuleshov demonstrated the necessity of considering montage as the basic tool of cinema art. In Kuleshov's view, the cinema consists of fragments and the assembly of those fragments, the assembly of elements which in reality are distinct. It is therefore not the content of the images in a film which is important, but their combination. The raw materials of such an art work need not be original, but are pre-fabricated elements which can be disassembled and re-assembled by the artist into new juxtapositions.