Just over a week ago journalists and the media celebrated the 2014 Walkley Awards in – the primo journalistic awards for Australia. The Walkley Foundation’s core mission is to foster excellence in journalism and support a robust and independent media, which deepens and enriches democracy and lies at the heart of a free society.
And each year they slap themselves on the back and toast with champagne on the great stories they have disclosed to the Australian public. But unfortunately, the ‘controlled’ media refuses to report and investigate with honesty the most heinous crimes against humanity – like 9/11.
The Gold ‘Wankley’
(The above heading an update after comment by Ned)
Well, what won the Gold Walkley this year? The Four Corners team took the award with their ‘Banking Bad‘ program that captured the human side of poor financial advice from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) – focusing on some of the bad apples in the organisation. It is a pity that none of these media organisations focus on the banking scam or broadcast program’s like Michael Rivero’s “All Wars are Bankers Wars” (source here, and watch here)
“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.” Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain.
Rivero’s program doesn’t expose a few bad apples – it reveals how the bankers have enslaved countries and brought on wars, resulting in the deaths of tens millions of people. That is a story!
And the Guardian took the ‘Scoop of the Year’ – for the Yudhoyono spy story revealing that Australia’s spy networks were targeting Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s personal mobile phone. All a little bit of a distraction from what is really happening with regard to crushing surveillance planned for the Australian population. At least some of that is being reported on.
But, as I have said before, the media organisations and their paid journalists avoid the ‘real crimes’. They win awards for reporting stories of ‘distraction’, while avoiding the big questions that challenge the globally controlled status quo.
So let us look at some past winners:
Disguised paid advertising in radio (1999); Timor Intelligence (2000); Allegations of sexual abuse by ATSIC chairman, Geoff Clarke (2001); Bulldogs (sports) salary cap scandal (2002); Canberra Bushfires (2003); Rene Rivkin (2004); Aceh Tsunami and Jakarta Embassy Bomb (killed 9 people) (2005); Civilian militia in East Timor (2006); Dr Haneef (2007); A doctor’s alleged malpractice in Bega (2008); The Black Saturday bushfires (2009): Labor leaks (2010); Indonesian abattoirs (2011); Gina Rinehart’s feud with her children and an asylum seeker boat tragedy (2012); and Sex abuse in the Catholic Church (2013).
A perfect list of “ankle biting” stories ‘allowed‘ by the mainstream propaganda machine involving 1) Environmental events, 2) Internal Labor turmoil or Unions, 3) Attacks (or focus) on individuals, 4) Powerless countries, 5) Sex abuse, and of course 6) Cruelty to animals. I am not saying that these stories are unimportant. They were well produced and deserve recognition. But—
Where are these stories?
MH17 secret agreement and investigating Ukraine as a possible suspect; an analysis of Building 7 and why it is being kept out of mainstream media; and the fraudulent war on terror created by the 9/11 event that resulted in over a million deaths. What about reporting Benghazi and the details behind the murder of the US Ambassador; the chemical weapons by Syrian rebels. And why haven’t we heard or read about General Wesley Clarke’s revelations about destroying 7 countries in five years? The real story behind the USS Liberty or the Port Arthur massacre?
I could go on and on, but so little ‘big stuff’ gets reported with honesty or with some unbiased detail that discloses the criminal actions of governments in their geopolitical destruction of countries and societies.
The conclusion: The mainstream media has bought and sold real democracy down the river. And the Walkley’s have as a result become a sham.