Is Charleston Shooting a Trojan Horse for Internet Censorship? 208

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 137

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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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What Really Happened? 18

Alternative media pioneer and political commentator Michael Rivero joins James on this week’s Real Politik. Rivero is the founder of whatreallyhappened.com and host of The What Really Happened Radio Show, syndicated Monday thru Friday on Genesis Communications Network, and available daily via streaming and podcast here.

The two discuss Rivero’s political awakening, his twenty year involvement in alternative media as a blogger and broadcaster, the ingredients of What Really Happened’s continued success, and national and global events that portend a new era of social and political awareness. With the idea of renewal in mind, Rivero is working on a book, The Blueprint for the New America, which he plans to have completed in 2016.

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Luke Rudkowski Confronts Anderson Cooper: “Have you ever heard of Operation Mockingbird?” 6

Mean_ACReporter Luke Rudkowski braves the Baltimore riots (without any bodyguards) in order to confront CNN’s Anderson Cooper about his CIA past. Anderson attempts to hide behind several bodyguards and then retreats to a vehicle to avoid Luke’s questioning.

Over 300 days have passed since James Tracy challenged Anderson Cooper to revisit Newtown Connecticut with him. To this day Mr. Cooper has yet to take Tracy up on the offer.

Blueprint for a Mediated Massacre Event 67

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Memorial to the victims of the massacre inside Dunblane Cathedral. [Image Credit: Wikipedia]

By James F. Tracy

A recent BBC documentary airing in March 2015, Surviving Sandy Hook, calls to mind the series of made-for-TV films produced by British news media memorializing Dunblane. Indeed, the March 13, 1996 massacre of 16 five-to-six-year-old school children and their teacher in Dunblane Scotland by a single recluse bears a number of similar characteristics to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, yet Sandy Hook is seldom considered in the context of this important precursor.

The foremost of such similarities is the fact that Dunblane was the key pretext for the introduction of draconian gun laws and school safety measures throughout the United Kingdom–a move ostensibly pursued to placate grieving parents, some of whom advocated for such. By late 1997, all cartridge-loading handguns had been banned throughout the UK following separate legislation passed under the Conservative and Labour governments of John Major and Tony Blair.

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CT Parents, Citizens Organize Against Sandy Hook Commission Report 26

SHESQuestion “increased government intrusion into the rights of parents.”

By James F. Tracy

On February 25 a press conference was held by parental rights groups calling attention to many of the conclusions of the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Report released on November 21, 2014. They argue the report’s recommendations, if adopted as state law, will likely pose a significant threat the right for families to homeschool their children. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission was assembled by Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy in 2013.

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