You Can’t Fool Mother Nature For Long: Mainstream Media
by Charles Hugh Smith
The Corporate Media in the U.S. is a handmaiden to the Financial and Political Elites, issuing simulacra of “news” and “analysis” in service of the Status Quo.
If there is any America “industry” ripe for widespread discrediting, it is the U.S. Corporate Media–the six corporations that own most of the media outlets the conventional American sees, hears and reads. This week’s theme is You Can’t Fool Mother Nature For Long, and this is how it plays out in MediaLand: when the disconnect between the actual economy and what the American people are told is factual and true about the U.S. economy and its Financial Elites by their Corporate Media widens to surrealism, then the conventional American who has passively accepted propaganda in place of reality will finally abandon belief in the “fairness and integrity” of the Mainstream Media, and see it for what it is: a corporate house of prostitution, where everything is for sale to the highest bidder.
Ask yourself how many hard-hitting, high-visibility series on the underbelly of American sickcare have been issued by any Mainstream Media outlet. Then look at how many of these outlets live off the revenues of adverts for pharmaceutical products, health insurance, fast foods and packaged foods— all industries that are profiteering from the current sickcare system.
The answer, as far as I can discern, is (unsurprisingly) zero.