Friday, May 27, 2011

Understanding Fox “News” Regarding Anyone Opposed to War Funding: It's War Propaganda

Understanding Fox “News” Bias Against Ron Paul, Liberals and Anyone Else that Is Against the Wars:  It’s War Propaganda

By Jeanette Borges

Many of the directors of the largest corporations, conglomerates and lobbying organizations such as defense contractors, banks, oil companies, health care industries, agriculture industries and organizations like the Friends of Israel Initiative cross sit on boards of media major media outlets. Why? It is only logical that they are using the media outlets to further their respective agendas. That in itself means these outlets are not credible sources for news of any kind.
In these United States of America we do not have a working Fourth Estate or “free press”. Something is very wrong with the “news”.  It’s not that you can prove it. It’s that you feel it. That just isn’t good enough. We need facts. I started with NewsCorp the parent company of Fox News.
Fox News reports news to further anti-Muslim sentiment, war with Iran and war with the whole of Middle East now that I think about it. It is propaganda for continued present and future military action. Fox and other media outlets are staunch defenders of Israel and pro billions and billions of aid to that country that is in turn used to purchase weaponry from our military industrial complex. Fox is pro deregulation of everything and blames the trillions in debt and the deficits on Medicare and Social Security instead of war funding. It advocates war funding at the expense of everything else, specifically Medicare and Social Security. Fox News and all other media outlets are on a marketing campaign to convince a large percentage of voters that America is in trouble, not because it wastes 20% of the annual budget on wars of aggression and Homeland Security porn-scanners, but because of the poor and retirees. (1) Is it news? No. It’s propaganda. It’s a full blown marketing campaign. Just look at their board of directors:
José María Alfredo Aznar López, (2) the ex Prime Minister of Spain, sits on the Board of Directors of NewsCorp. (3) Pucker up Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Hannity and the rest because Aznar Lopez initiated  The Friends of Israel Initiative (4) (FOII)  which was co-founded by nine other international figures that include Republican Party former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton. Now you can understand John Bolton when he is on Fox News. “The declared purpose of the initiative is to "seek to counter the attempts to delegitimize the State of Israel and its right to live in peace within safe and defensible borders". It also campaigns against Iran, in particular in relation to its potential development of nuclear armaments”. It uses the slogan "Stand for Israel, Stand for the West". Now go Google “Glenn Beck, stand for Israel”. Many say Glenn Beck is crazy. He is not. He is just answering to a board of directors that decide whether he has a job there. He is just kissing corporate ass like everyone else employed there does and he is the most blatant vocal pro Israel occupation, war propagandist, in all the media, anywhere. (15) He is a poster child for the Hague. 
But it gets better. Who else co-founded The Friends of Israel Initiative and sits on their board? George Weigel, (5) Senior Fellow Ethics and Public Policy Center  a Washington, D.C. based conservative advocacy group "dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy."
George Weigel, states that “in some cases, moral reasoning may require that the United States support authoritarian regimes to fend off the greater evils of moral decay and threats to the security of the United States”. Does that strike you as a Christian value and what if you value freedom and government of, by and for the people?  Now you know why you hear so much about religion and God and Christ in the same breath with eternal war, on Fox
Another founder of The Friends of Israel Initiative, Robert Agostinelli, (6) who also founded the Rhone Group (7)  a private equity firm with global reach headquartered in Rockefeller Center with ties to the entire banking system, including Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan
“Agostinelli is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a major supporter of Zionist and neoconservative causes”. Incidentally, Robert J. Stevens, the  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lockheed Martin, one of the biggest corporate parasites in the military industrial complex, is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  “In 2008 Agostinelli provided substantial funding to the Presidential Campaigns of John McCain and Rudy Giuliani. Agostinelli supports The American Jewish Committee Magazine”.
If José María Alfredo Aznar López,  (8)sits on the Board of Directors of NewsCorp then he is going to influence what we consume for news for the benefit of the founders of the Friends of Israel who sit on private equity boards and who have interests of their own. Supporting Israel is not the issue. There is nothing wrong with that. But supporting Israel and linking that support to bombing Iran is another game entirely. Why does one have to be tied to the other? Because its war propoganda. Whoever supports going to war for whatever reason is serving the military industrial complex and they will always find reasons. Israel is the current reason. Before it was WMD in Iraq.
It takes hours and hours of research to connect these dots. I could continue to search and search and I would find more conflicts of interest, but I have found enough to make the point.
Allot has been said about Fox being a Republican or conservative media outlet. Not true. It is a Military Industrial Finance Corporate-Media War Propaganda outlet, like the other four major media outlets.
Fox doesn’t even hide the fact that they exist to deceive and misinform the citizenry. Just look up the meaning of “fox”. (9)
If you think that Fox is the only media outlet with a conflict of interest that compromises their credibility as a “news” organization think again. Just take a look at the Board of Directors of Boeing,  (10) one of the biggest military defense contractors and their relationship with Walt Disney ( the largest media conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue that owns ABC  (11) and General Electric, a military defense contractor that just happens to own its own media outlet. (NBC (12)).
We have trillion dollars in debt and what is the main focus on all media outlets? Cutting Medicare and Social Security and other spending. Do you hear anything about funding 4 wars and eternal war? The push to cut Medicare and steal from Social Security is happening in order to continue the wars for profit.
In closing, we have trillion dollar debts due to oligarch corporate media and their war propaganda. We owe the trillions in debt to “open-ended wars for the profit of the oligarchs that control the media and to an unregulated financial system concentrated in a few hands that produces financial crises by leveraging debt to irresponsible levels. A government that runs a deficit too large to finance 4 wars by borrowing will be tempted to reduce its debt by reneging on entitlements or by confiscating private assets such as pension funds. When it has confiscated private assets and reneged on public obligations, nothing is left but the printing press.
The government of the United States does not represent the American people.  It represents the oligarchs.  The way campaign finance and elections are structured, the American people cannot take back their government by voting. A once proud and free people have been reduced to serfdom”[i]. (13)
Without an overthrow of the government, or terrorist threat to our freedom, or foreign invasion and without one shot fired the United States government is no longer a democracy. It has been take from within. We are now an oligarchy and that could not have happened with a working Fourth Estate or free press. It could only happen with controlled, filtered and censored propaganda by the Military Industrial Finance Corporate-Media Infotainment complex.
War propaganda to wage wars of aggression is a crime, (14) not to mention pillaging the American people to pay for those wars to the extent that you want to pick apart Medicare and steal from Social Security. If the American people wake up, stop with the political party division and unite, one sweet day we and the world will have our justice. Without a Fourth Estate or courageous journalists, the only option we have as a people, I fear, is revolt and it shouldn’t be in Washington, It should be at the headquarters of the oligarchs. In front of NBC and Fox and the New York Times and Goldman Sachs and so on and so on.
If you want to understand what passes for news in these United States just follow the money. It leads to the oligarchs that profit from eternal wars. Most importantly, a deceived, misinformed citizenry doesn’t even know that they have lost a government of, for and by the people. It is the job of the Foxes and others, that form the Military Industrial Finance Corporate-Media War Propaganda complex that they don’t know, but it is your job that they do.


 What do you think? Journalists and pundits on all media outlets are calling for cuts in Medicare or Social Security and say nothing of the cost of funding eternal wars. Are they profiteers or patriots?   Vote in poll # 1.

REFERENCES1) Congress has also stolen 2.8 trillion for its wars and bailouts for mega-rich bankers and the right wing has selected entitlements as the sacrificial lamb to avoid repaying the $2.8 trillion.
9) Baffle or deceive (someone); Behave in a cunning or sly way; Synonym: deceive,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=3f225b081e5e3710
10) , Mr. Bryson also serves on the board of The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Calhoun served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Transportation;
13)Paul Craig Roberts served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan 
administration. Roberts repeated charges that Gaza is "the world largest concentration camp" populated by people who were "driven out of Palestine so that Israel could steal their land." He called the U.S. State Department a "puppet" of the Israelis and the U.S. itself a "puppet state" of the Israelis. He concludes the article by claiming that "there’s no money for California, or for Americans’ health care, or for the several million Americans who have lost their homes and are homeless, because Israel needs it. Roberts opposed the Iraq War and writes frequently on the subject. On May 18, 2005, in response to the publication of the "Downing Street memo," Roberts wrote an article calling for Bush's impeachment for lying to Congress about the case for war. Roberts was also a critic of a potential Bush administration attack on Iran
Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: Media: the Israel-Palestine Conflict provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how US war propaganda has reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the brutal occupation. It exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites--oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others--work in combination with Israeli public relations strategies that exports illegal war propaganda and exercises a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported. .


  1. Nice work. I find it offensive, though, that you equate being pro-Israel or even (gasp) Zionist with being pro-war.

    You write as though the fact that someone "supports the American Jewish Committee magazine" proves something bad. The link you included states that the most recent American Jewish Committee action was "contributing $2.5 million to relief funds and reconstruction projects for the victims of the South Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina." Hardly the type of militant action you're implying.

    If you really think the mainstream media is pro-Israel, you need to pick up a copy of Time magazine. ANY copy of Time magazine. Without exception, that publication (and most other mainstream rags) demonizes Israel and its people relentlessly, while apologizing continually for murder and bombings perpetrated by the Palestinians. One example:

  2. I don't equate being pro Israel with war. I do think the media, especially Fox News does. Seldom do you hear Israel alone in a sentence without Iran. Israel is a big boy. Has nukes of its own. We don't need to fight its wars to be pro Israel and that is exactly what the media implies. I don't beleive there is any such thing as liberal or conservative media. It's CORPORATE media. Have you ever seen a liberal corporation? LOL Thanks for the comments

  3. I didn't mean to make that comment annonymous. I don't operate that way. Jeanette