“If it’s true that nothing is more potent than an idea, then those who control the media can direct minds en masse.”
― Lance Morcan
This is an old movie. It's about how the media is used to sell people complete fantasies as the truth.
This thing in Dallas, and the events all over the country the last few days, are getting the Wag the Dog treatment. I don't know to what extent, but based on what I've seen myself, the spin is in.
Yesterday morning, there was a "filler" segment on one of the news shows. That's an interview they can clip to any length to make their program fit the time allocated. This particular interview was with an old black man who was at the event in Dallas. He told about seeing a black woman fall down when the shooting started, while "her kids done run off down the other way." He said she couldn't get up, the implication clearly being she was a bit on the plump side.
Last night, this same story was on all the networks news programs, but with a twist. Now she didn't fall down, she heroically threw herself on top of one of her kids (age unspecified) to protect him from the gunfire . She was wounded in the leg. Now she is universally known as "The Hero Mom." So you get to pick which view you believe. That of the old man who was there, or the one being presented by the MSM.
Everyone now agrees there was only one shooter. Go back and watch the interviews with people who were there at the time, the clips that were being shown early on. Now we are told that the muzzle flashes these people saw were in fact "echoes from other buildings." I can see that might happen with the noise of gunshots, but how does a muzzle flash reproduce itself? That's stretching it. Take a look at the first news conferences given by the Dallas Chief of Police. Very strange, how in the course of about six hours between those and the sudden burst of "single shooter" reports, so much changed.
If this was all the work of a single shooter, he was damned sure quick on his feet. I heard this being explained away this morning by a reporter who said that they found "a paper on fire and movement" in the shooters apartment. In one segment on the news where the shooter is shown running around, there is a hail of gunfire in the background but no rounds impacting near him. I guess it was just poor fire discipline on the part of the police, or they are all very bad shots, or both.
Of course, a single shooter is "ok" because that's the norm today. But multiple shooters involve conspiracy and we don't want to talk about that.
Only ABC mentioned that on the same day as the shootings in Dallas, there were ambushes of police officers in Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri. Two involved bogus 911 calls. When the officer showed up, he was shot by a black man in hiding. Both of the shooters in those cases were captured and both said they wanted to kill whites, and white police officers, in particular as revenge acts for "police brutality." The other individual was pulled over, and as the officer walked back to his squad car after the stop, the driver jumped out and shot him. Same rationale.
If you watch the major news networks, you will hear that the march in Dallas was a love fest, with officers walking down the street holding hands with the marchers. I am not making that up, there was a long segment on CNN with a black woman who tearfully told the reporter how much everyone in Dallas loved the police, and how sad everyone was about the killings. True, she rather flubbed up her message by then stating with a big smile that she was glad it happened, but the reporter helped her recover by explaining that what she meant was she was glad that people were taking notice of the issue.
Did you notice that most of the clips of the march prior to the shooting starting were without audio. Instead, you had a voice over by the news people. That's why talk radio is so useful. I listened to Hannity ( I don't like his arrogance but he has a good staff) and I listened to Rush (I like the guy.)
On the Rush show, he had an elderly gentleman from out of town who said as the marchers went down the street they were chanting "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em, fry 'em.!" The Hannity show had an audio recording of the mob doing exactly that. Not one word of this from any major news agency, in fact exactly the opposite. In their version, everyone figuratively sang Kumbaya and handed out flowers.
The trouble is, those who get their news solely from the main stream media won't know that what they are being told is "spin" and not the actual truth.
The bill currently pending in the House of Representatives, brought to you by the same clowns who lay down on the carpet on the House Floor and did their imitation of kindergartners, will come up for a vote in all probability. Among it's provisions, no more private sales of personally owned weapons without a background check. Since it's an open secret that the FBI retains the data from background checks, in absolute violation of the law, this equates to defacto gun registration.