Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Calling all Conspiracy Theorists

or, Ponder this Long and Hard, all ye Lovers of Freedom

Several years ago, when Vladimir Putin was visiting the United States, we were listening to The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS when Mr. Lehrer slipped and said, in an aside to his guest, "Of course, we don't allow Putin access to the Western media anyway..." to which his guest quickly agreed and then moved on, as if not to draw attention to what had just been said.  But you and I should definitely pay attention, because the implications are staggering.

Who is the "we" in that sentence?

My husband and I have been discussing this for years, ever since that show: 

Who has the power to deny Putin access even just to the whole American press  - as in censorship, as in unconstitutional - much less deny him access to all the international, Western news media?????

And not only who, but how?  How is it managed?

And WHY? 

And in what other ways may somebody or somebodies be controlling/manipulating the entire Western press?


Alice C. Linsley said...

The "We" enjoys control and we know who inspires such aspirations.

I go find the news using the internet instead of allowing WE to decide for me what is news worthy.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Yes, but I'd dearly like to know who fhte flesh-and-blood somebodies are!