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Behind the Big News: Clip 2 of 3, How the CFR Controls the American Media
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This video segment from the documentary ”Behind the Big News” describes how the powerful political organization the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) controls and distorts information put out by mainstream news sources in order to protect wide ranging Establishment interests and objectives. Issues discussed include the CFR being founded in 1921 by J.P. Morgan, the fact that most major individuals in the news media are members of the organization, and the CFR’s many deceptive globalist objectives.

Following is a written description of the information in the clip:

In 1917, Congressman Oscar Callaway entered a statement into the U.S. Congressional Record, revealing that J.P. Morgan hired twelve high ranking news managers who were asked to determine which were the most influential newspapers in America in order to decide how many newspapers it would take ”to control generally the policy of the daily press of the United States.” They found that it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the major papers, and Morgan bought the policy of the papers and placed an editor at each ensure that all published information was ”keeping with the new policy.” Soon, that policy would be defined by a ”front group” formed by J.P. Morgan and his colleagues, called the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Today the CFR states it’s goal as being ”to increase the understanding of the world,” however the actual objectives of this exclusive organization are revealed by the insiders themselves, such as in writings by CFR insider and Georgetown University Professor Carroll Quigley, who stated that the CFR aims to ”create a world system of financial control, in private hands, able to dominate the political system of each country, and the economy of the world as a whole”— in short, they seek total and quiet control of the entire world.

CFR members include America’s wealthiest people as well as the highly placed elite in government, academic institutions, tax-exempt foundations, and the Establishment media. News reporters who are CFR members do not only analyze and interpret foreign policy for the Unites States, they also help make it. Members of the media who are CFR members include NBC’s Tom Brokaw, CBS’s Dan Rather, ABC’s Barbara Walters, PBS’s Jim Lehrer, William F. Buckley of the National Review, and Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch. Powerful corporations and their CEOs are also members, with the CFR presiding over major consolidations of media companies including Disney, AOL, and Time Warner.

One of the CFR’s strongest Allies is the New York Times, which is a major outlet for the viewpoints of the Establishment which sets trends that other newspapers then follow.

In the early 1930’s, Americans received much of their news about life in the Soviet Union by Walter Duranty, who was the New York Times ”Man in Moscow.” During that period, Joseph Stalin was consolidating power over the regions of the Soviet Union, and he forced the relocation of millions of Ukrainians to the most barren regions of Sibera with more than a million dying, which British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge accurately reported happening but was dismissed by Duranty as ”bunk,” and ”sheer absurdity.” Between 1932 and 1933, more than 7 million Ukrainians perished when Stalin seized their entire grain crop for export, but Duranty only reported ”There is no actual starvation or deaths from starvation, but there is widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition.” Ultimately the New York Times coverup of Stalin’s crimes helped the Communist Regime gain diplomatic recognition by the United States, and Duranty received the Pultizer Prize for his coverage.

Herbert Matthews is another Pulitzer Prize winning correspondent who has also covered up the truth for perpetuating Collectivism, such is in the late 1930s when Communists in Spain brutally massacred more than six thousand priests, friars, and nuns, he reported the Communists as being ”idealistic democrats seeking to liberate Spain from tyranny” without mentioning the Communist atrocities. Later, when the Times dispatched Matthews to report about Cuba, he painted a romantic and idealistic picture of the obscure revolutionary Fidel Castro, saying he was definitely not a Communist. It is often said that ”Castro got his job through the New York Times.” After Castro took power, he killed many of the people who were his ”internal opposition” through firing squads that operated day and night. Incredibly, Matthew’s reaction to hearing about Castro’s actions was ”Youth must sow its wild oats.” Despite his blatantly pro-Communist stance, the Times kept Matthews on staff for over 45 years.

The establishment media’s support of journalists such as Matthews and Duranty points to a larger globalist agenda of legitimizing Communism.

William F. Jasper explains issues with Communism, saying that every Communist country was an ”economic basket case” which could not produce enough to survive, so every Communist state including Russia had been dependent on aid from Capitalist producing states. He also mentions that Communism is actually the greatest concentration of government, being rule by an Oligarchic elite few, which is what Council on Foreign Relations insiders have been pushing to be spread throughout the world during the past century.

In 1968 during the Vietnam war, the North Vietnamese launched what was called the ”TET Offensive,” where attacks were coordinated in the Cities of South Vietnam. The attacks had been quite effectively pushed back by the American forces, however the media including Walter Cronkite reported the attacks as being proof that America could not win in Vietnam. After the war, even Truong Nhu Tang, who was the Vietcong Former Minister of Justice gave an interview confirming that the American media completely misreported what had happened during the Tet Offensive in order to make it appear as an American defeat.

During the Monika Lewinsky scandal that occurred during the Clinton Administration, a ”vast right wing conspiracy” was blamed for Clinton’s problems, although most of the public knows only a very small percentage of the actual corruption associated with the Clintons. The Lewinsky issue was really just an excuse to impeach Clinton for a variety of other much more serious offenses that the Public mostly is not aware of, such as ”Chinagate,” in which the Chinese government gave the Democratic party and Clinton campaign millions of dollars in exchange for a tremendous amount of high tech weapons systems, economic concessions, and privileged access to top U.S. officials, which would carry impeachable charges of bribery and treason. The media continually focused almost exclusively on the fact that Clinton lied about sex rather than many other serious issues, such as more than a dozen of Clinton’s appointees, business associates, and close friends being convicted of felonies since he assumed office in 1993.

Carroll Quigley, who was one of Bill Clinton’s mentors, wrote ”The two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shift in policy.”

When Jimmy Carter was running for President, he was given preferential treatment by the mainstream media and portrayed as an outsider to the Establishment. One of his favorite themes was if he was elected that he would bring new faces and ideas to Washington, saying ”The people of this country know from bitter experience that we are not going to get these changes merely by shifting around the same group of insiders.” After he won the election, however, he filled his Administration with many of the same members of the CFR who have been running the country for decades. [ Note — The same can also be said about the Obama administration. ]

President of the John Birch Society John F. McManus explains that wether it is Democrats or Republicans in office, most of the same people are running the country behind the scenes, and the globalist agendas of the administrations do not actually change.

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