A one sentence mention of a major breaking news world event does not constitute “a news report” or even a “news story.” If anything, a one sentence mention is little more than evasive action disguised as lip service. Don’t you agree? Americans by now MUST know by now that we watch some of the most sanitized, homogenized, and censored network evening news reports in the world. Conspicuously missing from most evening alphabet network newscasts every night for the past week:
1) Any news which reports on Muslims slaughtering Christians – in any place in the world, and there are dozens of places where this is going on every day, especially all over Africa. Example: The Central African Republic, where more than 400 have died in the last 4 days as Muslims clashed with Christian militias. The French military has now moved several thousand troops into the CAR to try to restore order. Not a peep on USA based newscasts about this.
2) Any news report which tells the story of any sort of popular uprising against a sitting government, and those incidents are also roaring all around the world. Thailand is the best example, where tens of thousands have been protesting their government for weeks and finally this weekend have inspired the Thai Prime Minister to step down and call for new elections. Another case in point is the amazing news event today where more than 500,000 people have gathered in intense ongoing rioting and protests in the Ukraine, toppling and crushing with a mallet a statue of Lenin during ongoing riots. Not a peep about this event from American evening news broadcasts.
Doesn’t this inexplicable, noticable censorship of American network newscasts strike you as odd?
Why the silence? 60Minutes news broadcasters just spent exactly one sentence on the Ukrainian uprising, the most significant since 2004. White House controlled media news outlets must figure that what we don’t know and can’t see might not inspire us, huh? It really is quite conspicuous and it really is inexcusable.
A Canadian news site has compiled more than 6,800 news reports on the Thailand protests:
|Results 1 – 10 of about 6800 for Thailand protests.||Sort by date / Sort by relevance|
|… Thai crisis deepens as opposition quits parliament. Anti-government protests
enter 3rd week. … Thailand’s main opposition party announced Sunday it …
… Thailand has been plagued by political turmoil since … called on supporters to
keep the protests peaceful, but dozens of Thai and international …
[ More results from www.cbc.ca/news/world ]
|… Thailand’s main opposition party has resigned from parliament, protesting
against what it says is an illegitimate government. …
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/ID/2422980897/ – 38k – 2013-10-24
… Thai police use tear gas on protesters. Troops in Thailand have been deployed
to … government buildings, after anti-government protests escalated. …
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/ID/2421544769/ – 38k – 2013-10-24
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|… Thai protests turn violent. Deadly violence erupts as red-shirt protesters
clash with army, Michael McAuliffe reports from Bangkok. …
http://www.cbc.ca/…/News/Archive/ID/1465429046/ – 43k – 2013-10-24
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content. The National | Apr 28, 2010 | 2:08. Thai protest casualties mount …
http://www.cbc.ca/…/News/Archive/ID/1480419495/ – 43k – 2013-10-24
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|… Thai tourism warning. The federal government advises Canadians not to
travel to Thailand as anti-government protests continue. …
http://www.cbc.ca/…/World/ID/1477003981/ – 40k – 2013-10-24
… The National | Apr 25, 2010 | 2:53. Tensions in Thailand. The country’s prime
minister has threatened to crack down on anti-government protesters. …
http://www.cbc.ca/…/Politics/ID/1477401022/ – 40k – 2013-10-24
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|… Pt 1: Thailand Protests – The Thai Government and the leaders of the rebel
Red Shirt protesters are talking directly for the first time amidst on-going …
http://www.cbc.ca/…/2010/05/18/may-18-2010/ – 66k – 2013-10-19
|… World Political crisis in Thailand Dec 8, 2013 | 2:00Thailand’s main opposition
party has resigned from parliament, protesting against what it says is …
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/?sort=Featured – 38k – 2013-10-24
The only way I am able to find out what is actually happening in the world is by reading news websites. The “NBC Evening News”, “CBS Evening News” along with ABC are useless. It’s inexcusable that our leading network news agencies insist on ignoring ominous and important world events. We all need to demand better more thorough news coverage and when you find an item that is newsworthy – by all means blog it. The urgent news that we share with each other may turn out to be the best news coverage we will find anywhere.