No, you twit, his point was that if they're going to censor non-US "fake news sites" they should censor US fake-news *also.*
But that's not going to happen, because "Official News" is what the US government wants you to believe and nothing else. There is no independent mainstream media anymore. The ones with "access" to the WH and elsewhere in DC are the ones that act as stenographers for the official party line (the party being that of the moneyed), truth be damned.
Just because other countries do it doesn't mean it's right for us to do it. And just because other countries do it, doesn't mean we /don't'/ as I will illustrate further down below.
If you defend the "purity" of the US, then you've bought into the biggest pile of bullshit going.
I wrote this the week following Easter:
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I watched a Sunday news program this Easter with The Nan (Marirose's mom). The harebrained manufacture of consent and propaganda being spewed from the Tee Vee astounded me in its transparency. I just /couldn't/ accept what they were selling because it felt like I was in a time warp being sold the same bill of goods about Saddam. And it was about going to war with /both/ Syria and North Korea.
I couldn't tell you which one it was, because I never saw the intro and my Sunday viewing habits are... scarce.
All the way from Vietnam to the present day...
"Every time we've gone to war in my lifetime, the government has lied to us" - Jimmy Dore
Jimmy Dore is my age. He's absolutely correct.
From the Gulf of Tonkin to today, it's been a lie /every time/. Without fail, it's been a lie.
For my 51 years on this spinning speck of dirt in the universe, these lies have caused millions to needlessly suffer and die either directly in the case of Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., (this includes the war on some drugs in Columbia and elsewhere and covert wars such as in Central America) or indirectly in the case of Cambodia and others. And absolutely nobody in the US, who has any power at all, has any negative repercussions on them for starting a war with a lie. Indeed, such people rise to the top and wear epaulets with stars on them and shiny suits or at least show up on TV as a sage and get paid to offer pro-war opinion.
The entire history of the US from the end of WWII to today is the history of manufactured consent for war through the media. Had Herr Goebbels lived to see it instead of taking cyanide, he would have been proud.
"Now you can join the ranks of the illustrious
In history's great dark hall of fame
All our greatest killers were industrious
At least the ones that we all know by name
But you can reach the top of your profession
If you become the leader of the land
For murder is the sport of the elected
And you don't need to lift a finger of your hand"
-- The Police "Murder by Numbers"
When I leave this vale of tears or shuffle off this mortal coil, the number of middle fingers I will have to give will be counted in /sagans/.
Fuck you, you fucking fucks.
I was corrected later that the use of media to manufacture consent for war in the US was /at least/ as old as the Spanish American War.