From the September 2006 Idaho Observer:
Bylaws for the incorporated national media
The stories in this edition of The IO are tied together by a common theme: The betrayal of the American people by the national print and broadcast media. Where journalists at newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations should be a check on government excesses and abuses, they are, almost to the man, woman, publication and broadcast outlet, functionaries comprising a fourth branch of government. And, just like the (unelected) politicians they are, have institutionalized the acceptance of payment from special interest lobbies (public relations firms) in trade for favorable advertising—packaged as news. Several years ago, I read the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. I recall being most interested in Protocol #12—the Press. Regardless of our thoughts regarding the origin of the "Protocols," #12 describes exactly the form and function of the national, even international press corps today. Below is an abbreviated version of #12 that we will call "Bylaws for the Incorporated Media."
Bylaws for the Incorporated Media
1. We will define the word "freedom"
2. Freedom is the right to do that which the laws we create allows.
3. To achieve the ends we design, the press shall be used to excite and inflame public passions. This policy extends to newspapers, magazines, books, pamphlets (and now, in modern times, radio, television and the Internet) which generate huge revenues to help finance our control over government officials. We will even control the content of publications that attack us.
4. Not a single unauthorized announcement will reach the public because all the significant news reporting agencies all over the world will belong to us.
5. In this way, the people will see the world through whatever color of glasses we placed in front of their eyes.
6. Everyone who desires to be employed as a publisher, librarian or a printer will be licensed during good behavior only. We will not tolerate ideas destructive to our ends competing with us for the hearts and minds of the people.
7. We will make it nearly impossible for independent, periodical presses to compete with us by creating myriad laws and imposing taxes intended to make it difficult for their material to be printed, inhibit their circulation and destroy their ability to be profitable. We will also actively surveil the pesky periodicals that do manage to stay in print so that we can begin countering their poisonous claims, if necessary.
8. We will set the standard for credible literature and professional journals and control them. Those we do not control will not be accepted as credible.
9. Corporate decisions will always preserve our interests in the name of the stockholders.
10. We will be vigilant to set our writers and talking heads to vilify anyone who attempts to marginalize our goals.
11. We will see problems coming, create and control the opposition and encourage those stupid enough to trust us to show us their cards.
12. We will control the full spectrum of editorial expression—liberal, conservative, right, left, black, white, tolerant, intolerant, statist, anarchist—and we will mold all opinions to serve our interests.
13. We will promote disagreements between the opinions we create to keep people busy arguing and, therefore divided, along lines that would be an insult to their intelligence—if they had any.
14. We will even promote attacks upon ourselves so the people will believe they are exercising freedom of speech and to keep ourselves assured that the ranks of our opposition are filled with impotent babblers.
15. We will mix so many lies with truths from so many perspectives that people will have no idea what to think about issues of importance while being obsessed with issues of little or no importance.
16. We involve our top functionaries in secret societies, swear them to secrecy and teach them how to promote similar allegiances among select subordinates.
17. WHEN WE ARE IN THE PERIOD OF THE NEW REGIME TRANSITIONAL TO THAT OF OUR ASSUMPTION OF FULL SOVEREIGNTY WE MUST NOT ADMIT ANY REVELATION BY THE PRESS OF ANY FORM OF PUBLIC DISHONESTY; IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE NEW REGIME SHOULD BE THOUGHT TO HAVE SO PERFECTLY CONTENDED EVERYBODY THAT EVEN CRIMINALITY HAS DISAPPEARED ... Cases of the manifestation of criminality should remain known only to their victims and to chance witnesses - no more.
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