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William F. Jasper: Exposed: Media Collusion for Greta Thunberg and UN Climate Hysteria

by William F. Jasper

The Fake News Media has been caught again with pants down. The Daily Callerbroke the story on November 18, revealing that more than 250 U.S. news outlets and journalists had colluded in an effort to promote the idea that the planet faces a “climate crisis,” and to build support for the United Nations Climate Action Summit of world leaders held in New York City, September 15-23. Not that there was any paucity of lurid global warming propaganda; anyone who hasn’t assumed room temperature knows that we have been marinated in “news” stories proclaiming climate apocalypse for decades now.

However, there are still too many skeptical Americans who haven’t bought the over-heated hype and are not quite ready to accept the draconian government controls and pay the trillions of dollars we are told will be necessary to save the planet from man-made global warming. So “the good and the great” of the Fourth Estate decided they need to kick it up a few notches and really saturate the American public with intense fright peddling to drive home the new meme that we are facing a truly dire “climate emergency.”

Thus was launched Covering Climate Now, a massive effort to shape and coordinate an advocacy campaign camouflaged as news.  According to the organization’s own website, “Covering Climate Now is a joint initiative of The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review.” The Nation prides itself in being the oldest socialist magazine in America, and Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), flagship publication of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, postures as a model of professionalism and journalistic ethics.

The Covering Climate Now website boasts: “Our initiative includes more than 350 outlets worldwide, and dozens of institutional and independent partners, with a combined audience of more than 1 billion people. We’re growing every day.”

“Covering Climate Now’s founders kicked off the project in April and announced in May that they would ask partners to devote a week to climate-related news, starting in September,” the Daily Caller reported. “The Nation environmental correspondent Mark Hertsgaard co-founded the project under the assumption that the news outlets don’t cover climate change as urgently as he thinks they should.”

“We believe that every news organization in America, and many around the world, can play a part,” CJR stated in May. ”Sometimes that will mean committing your newsroom to important and high-impact stories. Other times it will mean sharing your content, engaging your community, or adding a few lines of climate information to stories that wouldn’t otherwise have them.”

“Much of the group’s coverage leading up to the U.S. climate summit,” notes the Daily Caller, “focused on Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old girl who traveled to the U.S. in August on a racing yacht. Her visit was designed to galvanize American support for policies that seek to tackle climate change.”

That the tsunami of Thunberg stories was a completely orchestrated affair comes as no surprise to anyone who glimpsed even a fraction of the staged “news” events for the bratty, self-righteous teen, who delivered her venomous “How dare you!” speech to world leaders at the UN. Her apotheosis from pigtailed schoolgirl to beyond-rock-star, messiah status was obviously a contrived, concerted effort that went beyond the usual “Leftward Ho!” herd mentality of the “mainstream” media pack.

Among the media “partners” listed on the Covering Climate Now website are: BuzzFeed News, Bloomberg, Scientific American, Slate, Vanity Fair, Variety, VICE Media, Vox, The Weather Channel Digital, The Weather Channel, Al Jazeera, CBS News, PBS NewsHour, Huffington Post, The New Republic, Newsweek, and Harvard Business Review. In addition to these liberal-left/globalist organs, the climate propaganda cabal also includes such extreme-left Marxist outfits as Mother Jones, In These Times, Democracy Now!, The Intercept, and The Young Turks.

Collectively, the cabal succeeded wildly in drenching the planet with a suffocating blanket of global warming hype. As one example, take BuzzFeed. The Daily Caller reports: “BuzzFeed News reached more than 27 million unique views between September and October, according to Quantcast, a website measuring audience size. BuzzFeed is owned by Jonah Peretti, an internet entrepreneur who founded the outlet in 2006 to track viral online content, and the left-leaning HuffPo is owned by Verizon Communications. Media tycoon Arianna Huffington originally founded HuffPo in 2005 with the help of Peretti.”

This not the first time the media mavens have been caught in flagrante delicto. Remember the JournoList scandal of 2008, the scheme by the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein that recruited hundreds of reporters and news organizations to promote and defend then-candidate Barack Obama?

Then there was the Gamechanger Salon scandal, in which lesbian “community organizer,” CNN commentator and Obama/Clinton crony Sally Kohn was ringleader to more than 1,000 activists from Planned Parenthood, Big Media, Big Labor, and other “progressive” centers of power.

Then, last year there was the very open collusion scandal of more than 100 newspapers agreeing to simultaneously run anti-Trump editorials.

The media collusion exposed in the Covering Climate Now scandal is but the latest revelation proving that most of the “legacy media,” as well as much of the newer “alternative media” are indeed Fake News, as President Trump has charged.

TNA: https://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/34107-exposed-media-collusion-for-greta-thunberg-and-un-climate-hysteria


William F. Jasper is an American journalist and author, and a senior editor of The New American, and long-time member of the John Birch Society.

 

America’s Neo Pravda

 America’s Neo Pravda- “With the election of Donald Trump they are in full-bore emergency mode. ”

by Bill Lockwood

Pravda, the Russian word meaning “Truth”, was the official Communist Party news “filtering” organ of the Soviet Union. As an official arm of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) Pravda news controlled the flow of information. A dictatorship by definition not only “manages” the entirety of government, but relies heavily upon keeping the sheeple in a state of ignorance by managing what intelligence they are fed.

Signaling how close once-free nations are to totalitarian control—for there is little difference between “managing” your health-care and and “managing” your news-President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both openly waged war against “fake news” while recommending some regulatory board for information made available to the public. After all, said Obama, if he had had a diet of anything but the Main Stream Media he would not have voted for himself either! That says it all.

With the shocking election of Donald Trump and the obvious loosening of the hold that the MSM has on the general public, globalists around the world are stepping up their campaign to manage the news for the public. In the words of Merkel, “Today we have fake sites, bots, trolls—things that regenerate themselves, reinforcing opinions with certain algorithms and we have to learn to deal with them.” “We must confront this phenomenon and if necessary, regulate it.”

When Merkel suggested regulation and Obama publicly opined for a “filtering” agency of some sort, they are not willing for these opinions to stand in the free-marketplace of ideas. No. Time for censorship. They are moving to put teeth into some sort of regulation.  The European Union (EU), which Obama openly admires, is doing just that. A non-legislative resolution came out of the EU Parliament last week which calls for the cracking down on “propaganda.” European bureaucrats that fill the EU Parliament are initiating steps to manage the communication flow, for the “public good,” of course.

There is, however, already in place a Neo Pravda in America. Better known as the Main Stream Media, comprised of individual organs such as CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, The NY Times, The Washington Post, Media Matters, MoveOn.org, MSN, Politico, and The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), these agencies are not simply behaving “childish” or “acting like sore losers.” With the election of Donald Trump they are in full-bore emergency mode.

This is the same news core that yesteryear reported that Mao Tse-Tung was only an “agrarian reformer”—nothing to worry about. Having turned neither right or left, but full-course ahead, this is the same Round Table that decries Trump’s phone call to Free China: Taiwan. This is the same liberal establishment who sent “news” ambassadors to welcome the Bolsheviks into power in Moscow and gave the American public glowing reports of the wonders of collectivism.

This is the same fraternity of “progressives” who initially praised Adolf Hitler for his collective experiment; the same that openly assisted Fidel Castro to be installed as communist dictator in Cuba; the same that openly lied to the American people through voices such as Walter Cronkite about the war in Vietnam; the same that assisted Jimmy Carter to throw Iran to the Ayatollah and Muslim wolves by cutting the Shah’s throat; the same which put Marxist Obama in the oval office without a single dissenting news reporter questioning his credentials.

Behind the façade of “concern” for “fake news” lies an ugly truth. Elitism. Unmitigated, unbounded arrogance. Government leaders, elected or not, consider themselves an aristocracy. The nobility. We know better than you. All men are not created equal; some of us should plan, manage, care for, control and manipulate the others. An oligarchy has arisen and it is evident that the Obama’s and Merkel’s of the world do not consider their positions to be “servants of the people,” but a cabal of upper-crust gentry that wishes to lock the under-class into the steerage of the ship of state.