William E. Cloud B.A., J.D., LL.M (International & Comparative Law) Retired Attorney and Home Builder
Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it so that when men come to be deceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect.
In order to keep my son’s congregation abreast of current events and world news, I did a faux Sunday morning news broadcast before service called Ninja News. Instead of repeating news reported in the media, I tried to filter out the bias and propaganda.
As I researched for each broadcast, my skepticism about the accuracy of the news was reinforced. It was difficult to tell the difference between the so-called free press and state-run media. I was reminded of groundbreaking book Manufacturing Consent (Content),The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman and Norm Chomsky which concluded that “the media serve, and propagandize on behalf of, the powerful societal interests that control and finance them. The representatives of these interests have important agendas and principles that they want to advance, and they are well positioned to shape and constrain media policy.”
My Ninja News experience inspired me to start this blog where I could deconstruct the news for my readers in the blogosphere. I strive to provide a unique perspective of national and world news and current events that is rarely covered in the U.S. media.
The reception has been very encouraging and gratifying.
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