Was Vester Lee Flanagan Framed? 23

Major news media are furiously pushing the narrative that Vester Lee Flanagan, a seemingly frustrated and alienated young man, shot and killed two broadcast journalists on August 26, and then took his own life. This is by now a williams_tweetscommon scenario in today’s 24 hour corporate news cycle.

Yet let us keep in mind that today’s widespread use of social media makes it especially easy to implicate an individual in a crime she or he may have never committed.

A recent theme at MHB is involves “targeted individuals” and consideration of the electronic weaponry and/or “gangstalking” harassment they often experience.

The following video depicts a confrontation between an unknown white male and Flanagan.

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VA Reporter and Cameraman Shooting Discrepancy 159

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Imagery allegedly circulated via social media of Vester Flanagan confronting WDBJ TV’s Alison Parker.

Video and photographic evidence suggests assailant in video is white, yet so-called shooter Vester Flanagan is black.

There appears to be a major contradiction in what has been presented as the official storyline of what has come to be known as the “TV Reporter, Cameraman Murdered Live on Air” story being pushed by mainstream and even some alternative news outlets.

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The CIA and the Media: 50 Historical Facts the World Needs to Know 23

Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.

Kennedy_CIAWhen seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.” This is exactly why reason news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as German the experiences of journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

Consider the coverups of election fraud in 2000 and 2004, the events of September 11, 2001, the invasions Afghanistan and Iraq, the destabilization of Syria, and the creation of “ISIS.” These are among the most significant events in recent world history, and yet they are also those much of the American public is wholly ignorant of. In an era where information and communication technologies are ubiquitous, prompting many to harbor the illusion of being well-informed, one must ask why this condition persists.

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Charleston Church Shooting: The Roving Body of Rev. Clementa Pinckney 109

Submitted by Vivian Lee

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Senator and Rev. Pinckney lies in state in the State Capitol, Columbia, SC. [Image Credit: James Keivom, NY Daily News]

The Reverend Clementa Pinckney reportedly called himself the “itinerant pastor,” ministering to his flock in Charleston, traveling to his home in Jasper County, and carrying out his duties as South Carolina State Senator in Columbia.[1] Even in death he is itinerant, with his body (or body double) going on display in four venues before his burial on June 26, 2015. No photographs or videotaping were allowed, but the rite was recorded by the mainstream media, immortalizing the corpse and making it available for viewing on a repeat basis.
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Is Charleston Shooting a Trojan Horse for Internet Censorship? 220

In a democratic system where political leaders are purportedly responsive to public opinion a pretext must be presented in order to introduce policies that are seen by the majority as controversial or undesirable. News coverage of the Charleston Church shooting over the past several days suggests how a storyline is being shaped by corporate news media and political leaders to lay the groundwork for intensified government regulation of online speech.

dailynewsroofOn February 26, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission passed a substantial policy document increasing its authority over the web. Such control could potentially be imposed to circumvent First Amendment protections of free speech by targeting websites based on their political perspectives and content.

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What’s Past is Prologue 9

mhuffJames is joined on this week’s Real Politik by Mickey Huff, director of the internationally-recognized media education and activist organization Project Censored,. Huff is professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay area. He is also co-host with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips of the Project Censored Show. The program airs weekly as part of The Morning Mix on Pacifica’s KPFA Free Speech Radio in Berkeley, CA. He is also on the steering committee of the Media Freedom Foundation, Banned Books Week, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, and the National Coalition Against Censorship. More…

My Censored ‘Letter to the Editor’ 51

Submitted by Derek Lancer

The following is a letter originally sent to the editor of Vail Daily concerning the unusual coverage of the Sandy Hook massacre. It never quite saw the light of day. Located in Avon Colorado, the Vail Daily is a small town paper with a staggering amount of every day hard copy readers and an online version read internationally.

I was once a columnist and frequent Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School-400x254letter to the editor contributor. I wanted to respond to a piece that mentioned Sandy Hook and argued the event was a good reason not to over turn Colorado’s new bullet clip size limitation law. I was censored by the editor who had always published my letters. He thought it was ridiculous I didn’t buy the Sandy Hook Hoax. In his view, everybody knows it happened because it was “on the news!” and TV news would never be part of a hoax.-DL

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America’s Censored Past 5

Since at least the early 1960s television and major news media have been the primary platforms upon which the American public learns about and interprets its world. Indeed, journalism is the first blueprint of history. Yet to what degree have our news and history been censored? And how much of recent history is the product of 112263propaganda, spin, and perhaps even the machinations of the US government.

Our guest on this fiftieth episode of Real Politik is Donald Jeffries. He is the author of Hidden History: An Exposé of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover-ups in American Politics (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014). Jeffries has been researching the JFK assassination since the mid-1970s when he was a student volunteer on Mark Lane’s Citizens Committee of Inquiry.

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Corporate Media Doublethink and the Bush-PNAC-9/11-Iraq Connection 11

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People involved in the 2000 PNAC report include Vice President Cheney, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby, UN Ambassador John Bolton, Image Credit: HistoryCommons.org

By James F. Tracy

“Doublethink,” George Orwell famously remarked, “means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

The corporate news media similarly tend toward selective recall when approaching and interpreting crucial facts of national and world history. A recent example involves John Ellis “Jeb” Bush’s tentative May 10 admission that he would not have embarked on the disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq had he possessed the information that his brother’s presidential administration willfully kept from the American public.

In fact, such information is but one small facet in an edifice of high crimes and subterfuge, including the George W. Bush regime’s complicity in the false flag terror attacks of September 11, 2001, or what one might otherwise term the Bush-PNAC-9/11-Iraq connection.

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Sandy Hook: Disturbing Anomalies in Noah Pozner Coroner’s Report 143

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By James F. Tracy

H/t Prof. Jim Fetzer

A closer look at Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver II’s autopsy report for one Noah Samuel Pozner suggests at least three unusual discrepancies. This is especially the case when compared to the coroner’s remarks at a press conference in the immediate wake of the 2012 Newtown school massacre. Pozner was one of the 26 murder victims in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre event.

First, according to the document Carver pronounced Noah Pozner dead at 11:00AM–about one hour and 20 minutes after Adam Lanza shot Pozner and committed suicide inside Sandy Hook school on December 14, 2012. This is according to Carver’s January 29, 2013 signed coroner’s report of the Pozner boy’s body (below).
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