Journalists on strike outside The Age building
by Dee McLachlan
Fairfax journalists are on strike.
Staff at the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in Melbourne voted to walk off the job for a week after Fairfax Media announced cutting about a quarter of its newsroom — 125 jobs — as a result of a $30 million restructure.
The ABC reported:
“newspapers’ advertising revenues had slumped from around $4 billion to little more than $1 billion over the past decade…
“Fairfax… advertising revenues are increasingly sucked up by global digital giants such as Google and Facebook… [which are] taking around 40 per cent of Australia’s total $14 billion advertising budget.”
Sydney Morning Herald state political reporter Sean Nicholls is reported to have said:
“… a media landscape in Sydney and Melbourne where the only commercial media outlet you can turn to is a Murdoch media outlet, a virtual monopoly, that is an appalling situation and threatens the very pillars of democracy.“
I agree Sean, that a Murdoch monopoly is appalling — but the “pillars of democracy”?
That’s a joke. The pillars of democracy were eroded a LONG time ago by the mainstream media — because mainstream journalists have refused to, or were not allowed to, report many crucial events honestly.
With Fear and Favour
In a 2014 Age editorial with the heading “Gathering the News Without Fear or Favour”, the editor of that paper wrote:
“In 1896 Adolph S. Ochs took over a struggling newspaper, The New York Times. As part of his plan to revive the title he released a declaration of principles, central to which was the goal: “to give the news impartially, without fear or favour, regardless of party, sect, or interests involved”. At The Age we continually strive to uphold such lofty ambitions, and we praise journalists everywhere committed to presenting news “without fear or favour”.”
In my article in 2014, I said it was a disgrace that these cashed-up news organisations profess to gather the news without fear or favour when they clearly report many important topics dishonestly. There are many crucial events and revelations that the mainstream media will NOT touch — with the intention of keeping people dumb, and in the dark.
And a proportion of the population knows this. We understand that there are powerful people (somewhere) that prevent the ordinary, hard working Fairfax journalists from investigating or reporting any earth-shattering disclosures that would shake our governments and societies existing “reality. ”
Let me list a few:
1 – Building 7 – What about a double page spread investigating how a third tower collapsed on September 11, 2001? The article would remind a hypnotized public that a 47-storey skyscraper just ‘pancaked’ in what looked like a perfect demolition job that afternoon. It could have reports from some of the witnesses, references to what people like the late Barry Jennings said, the transcript of Larry Silverstein’s (the lease holder) PBS television interview, and then a precis of scientific evidence.
2 – September 11 Attacks — The very suspicious way the two twin towers exploded outwards, the drills, the impossible phone calls, the missing trillions, the fake passport, the non-existent Pentagon CCTV footage — on and on. Fairfax have never dared to question any of these.
Why not start by interviewing Bobby McIlvaine.
3 – Port Arthur – What about some honest reporting regarding the events at Port Arthur, and report truthful evidence that does not fit the official line? Why doesn’t Fairfax do a story on Wendy Scurr?
4 – The Assassination of JFK – What about presenting the view of Sherry Feister — a long time prosecutor and expert in ballistics. Her data, based on rigorous scientific evidence, shows conclusively that Kennedy was shot from the front by a high-powered rifle, by a gunman standing at the south end of the Dallas Plaza overpass.
But the MSM (and Fairfax) keep promoting the official line.
5 – Retired General Wesley Clark – Why did Fairfax not report the revelations of this General in 2007?
Clark (Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO — 1997 to 2000) was told, during a visit to the Pentagon in 2001, of a secret plan to destroy seven countries. “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
6 – A Banking Expose – What about a series of articles explaining to your readers how banks and central banks print money out of thin air — forcing governments and people to pay interest? As Christopher Brooks (a dairy farmer) wrote in Gumshoe News,
“The money creation racket is in essence so simple in method and yet so vast in effect, it is almost impossible for the human mind to contemplate that mankind could be deceived with such devastating impact over so many generations.”
Maybe Fairfax journalists could explain how various presidents who opposed the central banks landed up dead, and how so many wars were started by the bankers.
If Fairfax journalists had investigated the events surrounding the attack on New York and the Pentagon in 2001 honestly, then maybe you could have made a strong case that 9-11 was a false flag. (Do you know what a false flag is?)
And if the 9-11 attacks were reported truthfully, then maybe the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq could have been prevented. Over a million and half lives could have been saved.
You are happy to ask difficult questions when you talk budgets, whistle-blowers, political infighting, refugees etc., — all the stuff that does not really challenge the status quo. I could go on and on. In this article on John F Kennedy, James O’Neill sums it up, by writing:
“… in the face of this overwhelming evidence, that the official Warren Commission story cannot be true, [why] does the mainstream media persist in lying to us and concealing evidence?
“The answer, I suggest, is beguilingly simple. The media does not exist as a vehicle for examining the truth, or posing tough questions, or even meeting its own purported objective of informing citizens, as they are entitled to be informed in a true liberal democracy.
“They exist, rather, as agents of the very forces that control our industry, our financial sector, and the huge military-intelligence-information industries that promote the narrow interests of a tiny fraction of the population.”
I agree. Fairfax and the mainstream media (MSM) exist to assist the forces that intend to enslave humanity in debt and servitude.
Political editor Sean Nicholls told media:
“The one-week strike action should be a huge wake-up to this company on what’s at stake.”
It is the journalists that need the wake-up call. As a regular Gumshoe commenter, Ned, wrote on a previous article:
“The MSM has permanently sidelined itself. It has lost all credibility and is not to be trusted. They are scientifically proven as being lying fakes. The MSM has not the guts to concede. The MSM presstitutes support more killing and home invasions in the Middle East.”
Instead of spending a week protesting on the steps of The Age building, maybe your time might be better served investigating how we are being entrapped by the central banks and the shadow elite.
Photo credits: ABC, and Fairfax