10 Things About The U.S. News Media That They Do Not Want You To Know

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Do you trust the news media?  Do you believe that the information that they are giving you is true and accurate?  If you answered yes to either of those questions, that places you in a steadily shrinking minority.  Yes, on average Americans watch approximately 153 hours of television a month, but for their news they are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information such as this website.  Big news channels such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are losing hordes of viewers, and they are desperately searching for answers.  Things have gotten so bad at CNN that they have been forced to lay off hundreds of workers.  The mainstream media is slowly dying, but they will never admit it.  They are still convinced that they can find some way to turn this around and regain the trust of the American people.  But it simply is not going to happen.  The following are 10 things about the U.S. news media that they do not want you to know…

#1 The level of trust in the U.S. news media is at an all-time low.

According to a Gallup survey that was conducted last month, only 40 percent of all Americans have a “great deal/fair amount” of confidence in the mass media.  That ties the lowest level that Gallup has ever recorded.

#2 The news media is far more liberal than the American people.

We hear much about the supposed “conservative bias” of Fox News, but the truth is that overall the U.S. public considers the news media to be extremely liberal.  Gallup found that 44 percent of all Americans consider the news media to be “too liberal”, and only 19 percent of all Americans consider the news media to be “too conservative”.

And it is a fact that “journalists” are far more likely to give money to Democrats than to Republicans.  The following comes from an MSNBC report

MSNBC.com identified 143 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 16 gave to Republicans. Two gave to both parties.

#3 Fox News is not nearly as “conservative” as you think that it is.

Fox News may be constantly promoting a “Republican agenda”, but that does not mean that it is conservative.  This is especially true when it comes to social issues.  Some of their anchors are extremely socially liberal, one of the top executives at Fox News is a big Hillary Clinton supporter, and 21st Century Fox/News Corp. has given the Clintons more than 3 million dollars since 1992.

#4 MSNBC is in a death spiral.

After years of lying to the American people, the credibility of MSNBC is absolutely shot.  Pretty much all MSNBC does is endlessly spew establishment propaganda.  One study found that MSNBC only engages in 15 percent “factual reporting” and the other 85 percent is “commentary/opinion”.

So it should be no surprise that only 6 percent of Americans consider MSNBC to be their most trusted source for news…

NBC News and sister cable network MSNBC rank at the bottom of media outlets Americans trust most for news, with Fox News leading the way, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.

In its fifth trust poll, 35 percent said they trusted Fox news more than any other outlet, followed by PBS at 14 percent, ABC at 11 percent, CNN at 10 percent, CBS at 9 percent, 6 percent for MSNBC and Comedy Central, and just 3 percent for NBC.

#5 Americans are increasingly turning to Facebook and other Internet sources for their news.

At least that is what one recent survey discovered.  It found that an astounding 48 percent of Americans got news about government and politics from Facebook within the past week.  The numbers for CNN and Fox News were just 44 percent and 39 percent respectively.

#6 Over the past year or so the big three cable news networks have lost an unprecedented number of viewers. 

According to a Pew Research study, the number of prime time viewers for all three networks combined declined by 11 percent in 2013…

In 2013, the cable news audience, by nearly all measures, declined. The combined median prime-time viewership of the three major news channels—CNN, Fox News and MSNBC—dropped 11% to about 3 million, the smallest it has been since 2007. The Nielsen Media Research data show that the biggest decline came at MSNBC, which lost nearly a quarter (24%) of its prime-time audience. CNN, under new management, ended its fourth year in third place, with a 13% decline in prime time. Fox, while down 6%, still drew more viewers (1.75 million) than its two competitors combined (619,500 at MSNBC and 543,000 at CNN).

Written By: MICHAEL SNYDER – continue reading at THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

Soldier shot outside of Parliament at National War Memorial, gunman ‘shot and killed’

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A soldier has been shot at the Cenotaph in Ottawa on October 22, 2014. Wayne Cuddington/Postmedia News

A soldier has been shot at the National War Memorial and there are reports of active gunfire inside the halls of Parliament.

“Gunman at Parliament’s Centre Block has been shot and killed,” Conservative MP Bernard Trottier tweeted at 10:30 a.m. Tory MP Bob Zimmer also reported the same. Those reports are unconfirmed as police are still actively searching the area.

Several medics were performing CPR on the soldier.

“There is a shooter on the loose,” a police officer in the area told the Post‘s John Ivison, shortly after 10 a.m.

A suspect has been described as “5’9-5’10, overweight and wearing a dark jacket, with a white scarf around his face.”

Read more at National Post

After Resigning Mars Hill Pastorate, Mark Driscoll Speaks Out

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Mark Driscoll

Days after stepping down as head of Seattle’s Mars Hill megachurch, Driscoll spoke briefly Monday (Oct. 20) at the Gateway Conference in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Initially, he and conference organizers agreed that he would not give a formal address at the conference.

But Robert Morris, pastor of Gateway Church near Dallas, said Driscoll requested to come to the conference as an attendee. “That was big of him to just come and be ministered to,” Morris said.

“We could crucify him, but since someone’s already been crucified for him … ” Morris said, his voice trailing off. “It’s very sad that in the church, we’re the only army that shoots at our wounded. And I’d like you to stop it.”

Driscoll’s resignation came in the wake of accusations of plagiarism, bullying and an oversized ego that alienated some of his most devoted followers. Conference attendees gave Driscoll a standing ovation as Morris handed him the microphone.

“What do you want me to do?” Driscoll asked, teasing about the dangers of giving “a microphone to a preacher who’s been gone for a while.”

Written by Sarah Pulliam Bailey
Read more at Charisma

Passenger at Newark Airport being tested for Ebola

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Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune (left) and Teressa Celia, associate director of infection prevention and control, wear protective suits during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients.Photo: AP

A passenger arriving at Newark Airport from West Africa on Tuesday was being evaluated for possible Ebola.

The flier was transported to a hospital when a screening detected symptoms similar to those from exposure to the virus, according to The Star-Ledger.

“During the enhanced screening process . . . an individual was identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola,” CDC spokeswoman Carol Crawford said.

Written by Joe Tacopino and Yaron Steinbuch
Read more at New York Post

Market Turmoil Ahead? ‘Fear Index’ Shows Unprecedented Activity

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The VIX index, a measure of how volatile the S&P 500 is likely to be over the next 30 days, is showing unprecedented activity, feeding into concerns that the financial markets are about to experience huge turmoil.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index (VIX) is commonly known as the ‘fear index’ or the ‘fear gauge’ because it is used to predict short-term market expectations.

As Zero Hedge points out, “The last 3 days have seen VIX drop 12.74%, 15.55%, and 13.4% today… VIX has NEVER dropped more than 10% for 3 days in a row ever.”

Last week, VIX spiked to its highest level in almost three years off the back of concerns about collapsing oil prices, the Ebola virus and weak economic growth.

As Money Morning explains, “When the markets grow, the VIX will generally shrink alongside positive investor sentiment and a growth in the major stock indexes. But in times of uncertainty, such as during a financial collapse or geopolitical turmoil, investors load up on option trading to bet on the market’s downside. The VIX will then spike.”

Written by Paul Joseph Watson
Read more at Infowars

James Stewart speaks about being arrested and declared a terrorist for providing raw milk to health-conscious families

(NaturalNews) Rawesome Foods defendant James Stewart, who was prosecuted in California for daring to sell raw milk, talked recently about his treatment while in custody, saying he was “tortured in jail” and generally treated like he was some kind of hardened felon.

In this video interview, Stewart also said he was “forced to do things” that he did not want to do and that, generally speaking, due to him being labeled as a “sovereign,” he is now considered to be “a terrorist” by authorities.

Learn more from J. D. Heyes at Natural News

McCain insists on sending US ground troops to Syria, Iraq

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Senator John McCain (Reuters / Joshua Roberts)

​If Republicans gain control of the US Senate following the November midterm elections, President Barack Obama should expect an old rival in a powerful position to push for US ground troops in Iraq and Syria.

Sen. John McCain, who lost the 2008 presidential election to Obama, is currently the most senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. If his party wins a majority in the Senate, as it is expected to do, McCain would become chairman of the committee, which oversees defense policy and the military.

The longtime senator from Arizona said over the weekend that he would use his perch on the committee to advocate sending ground troops to buttress US-led airstrikes against extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL), which has come to control large areas of Iraq and Syria since the latter’s civil war brought the group to prominence.

“Frankly, I know of no military expert who believes we are going to defeat ISIS with this present strategy,” McCain said at a Pacific Council on International Policy conference, according to The Huffington Post.

McCain has hit the campaign trail ahead of election day to support his party’s Senate candidates. The GOP has painted President Obama’s foreign policy and national security policies as weak as well as insufficient in the fight against jihadist group du jour, Islamic State.

“We may be able to ‘contain,’ but to actually defeat ISIS is going to require more boots on the ground, more vigorous strikes, more special forces, further arming the Kurdish peshmerga forces and creating a no-fly zone and buffer zone in Syria,” McCain said.

Syrian President Bashar Assad, a fellow foe of Islamic State, must be removed from office if the US wants to see success against extremism in the region, McCain added.

Read more at RT News

School Board: Students Can Pose With Favorite Gun in Senior Potraits

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On October 20 Nebraska’s Broken Bow School Board voted to allow seniors to pose with their favorite guns in senior portraits.

The move came after a student during last school year requested to have a gun in his senior portrait but was denied.

According to 1101 Now, school board president Ken Myers said: “We have a 1 Box Shooting Club, a great trap range and sporting clays range. A lot of youth are interested in that so that brings up firearms, I guess, a little bit more to the forefront along with… hunting.”

Written by AWR HAWKINS
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Scientists: Humans are ‘an infection’ and Ebola is Earth’s immune response to consume all the human ‘meat’

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(NaturalNews) If you haven’t yet read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, a non-fiction book published in 1994, you’re way behind the curve on the truth about Ebola.

This book reveals all sorts of astonishing truths about Ebola which have since been buried or distorted by a modern-day government operating in total denial. For example, the book documents numerous cases of an Ebola variant spreading via airborne routes among monkeys housed in completely separate rooms in level-4 biohazard facilities run by the U.S. Army. The fact that Ebola could spread through the air was known in the 1990s (but is ridiculously denied by the CDC today).

The Hot Zone was written by Richard Preston after he conducted dozens of interviews with virologists, scientists and doctors, many of which spent time on the front lines in Africa, hunting for the origins of Ebola. One scientist spent so much time looking for Ebola carriers in caves that he was jokingly called “Dr. Bat S#!t.” The book also documents the outbreak of Ebola Reston in a U.S. Army primate laboratory, and it describes the heroic efforts to contain that outbreak.

But one of the most disturbing and fascinating passages in the book appears on page 310 in the soft cover print edition. This passage appears to be an aggregation of the thinking of the many scientists interviewed by Preston. (I don’t think these words are the direct opinion of Preston himself.) Keep in mind that at the time this passage was written — the 1990’s — the world population stood at only around five billion people. AIDS had just recently emerged, and global concern about deadly viral pandemics was on the rise.

Here’s what Preston wrote in 1994:

Humans are “an infection” and Ebola is Earth’s “immune response”

The emergence of AIDS, Ebola, and any number of other rainforest agents appears to be a natural consequence of the ruin of the tropical biosphere. The emerging viruses are surfacing from ecologically damaged parts of the Earth…

In a sense, the earth is mounting an immune response against the human species. It is beginning to react to the human parasite, the flooding infection of people, the dead spots of concrete all over the planet, the cancerous rot-outs in Europe, Japan and the United States, thick with replicating primates [i.e. humans], the colonies enlarging and spreading and threatening to shock the biosphere with mass extinctions.

Perhaps the biosphere does not “like” the idea of five billion humans. Or it could also be said that the extreme amplification of the human race, which has occurred only in the past hundred years or so, has suddenly produced a very large quantity of meat, which is sitting everywhere in the biosphere and may not be able to defend itself against a life form that might want to consume it…

The earth’s immune system, so to speak, has recognized the presence of the human species and is starting to kick in. The earth is attempting to rid itself of an infection by the human parasite.

“Humans are the parasite and Ebola is the cure…”

If all this sounds like a scene out of The Matrix, that’s because Agent Smith utters this same line of reasoning, almost word for word, to Morpheus. “Humans are a disease, and WE are the cure!” (The “we” referring to the machines, in the case of the film.)

This classification of humans as a disease “infecting” the planet is surprisingly prevalent among many scientists and environmentalists today. From their point of view, it is difficult to observe the global destruction of the biosphere, the pillaging of natural resources and the collapse of natural freshwater resources without reaching the conclusion that there are simply too many people on this planet who are consuming too many limited resources.

This realization has given rise to the discussion that the circulating strain of Ebola observed today may indeed be a bioengineered weapon whose purpose is to radically reduce the world population of human beings. After all, some of the most influential people in the world — like Bill Gates and Ted Turner — continue to openly call for sharp reductions in global population in order to save the planet from the destructive ways of the human race.

World’s top virologists warn that this Ebola is far more dangerous than any previous Ebola

Ebola expert Dr. Michael Osterholm has also gone public with a worrisome declaration that this strain of Ebola is far worse than any strain of Ebola we’ve witnessed before. Click here to watch his video where he describes why today’s Ebola strain is so different and so much more dangerous than any previously known strain.

On top of that, former U.S. Army virologist Dr. Jahrling has just gone public with a similar warning about the increased danger of the circulating strain of Ebola. As WashingtonsBlog.com reports: [1]

Written by Mike Adams
Read more at Natural News

Obama admin withholding 2,100 US military torture photos

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Iraqi detainees stand behind razor wire at Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad May 17, 2004. (Reuters)

The Obama administration has blocked the public release of disturbing torture photos out of concern they would endanger US troops. Now, a federal judge is giving the government until December to justify its actions.

The US government has been blocking the release of US military torture photos from Iraq and Afghanistan out of concern they could endanger US troops. Now, a federal judge is giving the government until December to justify its actions.

READ MORE: Obama on CIA’s post-9/11 tactics: ‘We tortured some folks’

In addition to the disturbing Abu Ghraib photos released in 2004, an estimated 2,100 images of US military personnel torturing and degrading detainees – possibly even more disturbing – may soon be released into the public realm. 

Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein has given the US Justice Department until December 12 to defend its rationale for withholding each photograph on an individual basis. Hellerstein will then deliver his ruling on the future fate of the photographs after he conducts a review of the government’s case.

Read more at RT News