ibox/material/edit: Today, influential minorities which constitute two percent or less of the total U.S. population have effectively achieved dominion over America’s newspaper industry. The intense consolidation of newspapers into monopolies has resulted in the American public being offered only biased and censored news. We have an entry from Congressional Record that pinpoints the day controlled media and big government were engaged to be formally wed. On February 9, 1917 the following statement was entered into the Congressional Record of the Sixty-Fourth Congress by a member of the [defense appropriations] committee: Mr. Callaway: Mr. Chairman, under unanimous consent, I insert into the Record at this point a statement showing the newspaper combination, which explains their activity in the war matter, just discussed by the gentleman from Pennsylvania [Mr. Moore]: In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, ship building and powder interests and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press in the United States. “These 12 men worked the problems out by selecting 179 newspapers, and then began, by an elimination process, to retain only those necessary for the purpose of controlling the general policy of the daily press throughout the country. They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. The 25 papers were agreed upon; emissaries were sent to purchase the policy, national and international, of these papers; an agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.
The disproportionately powerful political and economic control of the news media has allowed them to choose presidential candidates, swing elections, control foreign and domestic policy, and determine generally what is to be acceptable in every aspect of American culture. They do this by screening and selecting the items to be presented, by the way these items are presented, the emphasis and treatment accorded them, the headlines and pictures used, the typography and format employed in the writing and pictorial representations. News is played up and played down, dramatized, repeated, juxtaposed, spelled out, underscored, even falsehoods, to enhance its influence in the desired directions. A nation is only as strong as its institutions, and, as an institution, journalism in America has ceased to serve the vital interests of the American People.
With a basic understanding of how international bankers operate, it is possible to understand the nature of our recent past and the power the international bankers gained once they secured control of the money. Today this has become a very refined art with the warehouseman, the “bankers,” in cahoots with government. The privately owned Federal Reserve System is the warehouse for America, operating on an entirely counterfeit system which is supported only by our blind faith in their “fiat money.” (Paper money of government issue which is legal tender by fiat or law and does not represent, nor is it based upon, gold and contains no promise of redemption.) History has shown that whenever there has been fiat money, tyranny has always followed. On a global scale, the international bankers (warehouseman), are loaning their fiat money (computer entries) to countries such as Brazil and Argentina in exchange for their natural resources as collateral, then manipulating entire world markets through inflation or deflation, allowing them to loot the resources of these countries as the loans come into default—all for nothing more than computer entries. The same game has “already” been played on the American People, the farmers in particular, i.e. the depression, bankruptcy in 1933 and the Social Security Act in 1935, putting the American People and their property up as collateral to the IMF and World Bank.