Why is “free press” worse than China’s propaganda machine?

“The public is lied to every day by the President, by his spokespeople, by his officers. If you can’t handle the thought that the President lies to the public for all kinds of reasons, you couldn’t stay in the government at that level, or you’re made aware of it, a week. … The fact is Presidents rarely say the whole truth—essentially, never say the whole truth—of what they expect and what they’re doing and what they believe and why they’re doing it and rarely refrain from lying, actually, about these matters.”

Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg told us and proved to us that the government is untrustworth to the public long time ago. But this is hardly the end of the story. If the government’s lies are constantly delivered to the public by the press without any fact-checking, the press is acting as a propaganda machine by the government. This is exactly what is going on around us.

When Bush regime used false intelligence of Iraq WMD as an excuse to drag America into a decade-long war, the press simply handed over everything told by the regime to the public. No question asked.

This time, Obama regime is repeating the history, so is the press. News like this MintPress exclusive report is not meant to appear on any main street media. “Free press” may argue about the credibility of the MintPress article, thus they refuse to publish the story. But why didn’t they argue about the credibility of the government? It is easy to see that they spent 99% of their effort to spread the words from the US government and only 1% on the words from the opposite side (Syria, Russia, etc). Would any critical thinking mind call this practice unbiased and objective?

The Chinese government’s propaganda machine never pretends to be unbiased and objective. It is easy for people from China to recognize lies in the news reports run by the state media. The “free press” always pretend to be “free” and “independent” from the government control. Their brainwashing is quite successful and effective because the public always believe they themselves hear the truth from the press!

Let’s put it in this way, if a press always talks the same tone with their government, regardless whether the press is self-claimed “free” or “independent”, it is not trustworthy.

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