The first casualty of any war is always the truth. However, it is problematic when supposedly “independent media” actually act in a very partisan manner. This is also evident thanks to the transatlantic networks in the German media landscape.
A comment by Heinz Steiner
The German media portal “Übermedien” recently published information about “Report24” reported. Of course, in the spirit of the mainstream of corporate and state media, which sees “lateral thinking” in critical reporting on the experimental corona vaccines (is it perhaps also due to the advertising money from Big Pharma?) or the Russian military operation in Ukraine. In the latter case, it could perhaps also be related to the fact that almost the entire German media landscape is interspersed with members of transatlantic networks.
The “Swiss Policy Research” portal published a study in 2017 that dealt with these transatlantic networks. In it is called it introductory:
Whether Russia, Syria or the USA: In order to understand the geopolitical reporting of Western media, you have to know the key role played by the American Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The following study shows for the first time how the CFR created a largely self-contained, transatlantic information cycle in which almost all relevant sources and points of reference are controlled by members of the Council and its partner organizations. In this way, a historically unique information matrix was created that is clearly superior to the classic government propaganda of authoritarian states, while becoming increasingly less effective as a result of the success of independent media.
In view of the current geopolitical situation and the international tensions surrounding the Ukraine conflict, it also becomes clear that the news and reports on ARD, ZDF, Bild, Welt, FAZ, SZ & Co should not really be regarded as “neutral reporting” in this regardbut rather as part of “psy-ops,” the spread of propaganda and disinformation, and anticipatory obedience to the “friends” at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, the Atlantic Bridge and so forth. The satirists of “Die Anstalt” had also pointed out years ago:
We are talking about a massive influence on political reporting, which serves to build up enemy images (currently Russia again) and – as critics complain – should under certain circumstances also ensure the mobilization of the masses for war campaigns. So it’s no wonder that the German media are showing a black-and-white picture of the Ukraine crisis. The basic tenor is: Ukraine is good, Russia is bad – and anyway, propaganda only comes from Moscow. It should be clear that Kyiv and Moscow are both warring factions and both sides are spreading their own war propaganda. In German-speaking countries, for example, people were quick to spread the word about the “heroic death” of the border guards on Snake Island in the Black Sea, who had been “brutally slaughtered” by the Russians. The realityThe fact that they were taken prisoner of war by the Russians is irrelevant.
The problem at the moment is that the German mainstream media – regardless of whether they are private or public – pass on the Ukrainian war propaganda in an unthinking and uncritical manner. The main thing is that you can hammer the image of the “evil Russian” into people’s heads. In fact, there is no analysis of the background as to why it came to this in the first place. One would have to admit that NATO’s push to the East – together with the desire to incorporate Ukraine into the Western military alliance so that, in an emergency, nuclear missiles could hit Moscow within minutes of being launched – and that initiated and supported by the United States Maidan coup in 2014 were the main drivers behind the Russian invasion. That doesn’t make this step any more correct under international law, but at least it makes it more understandable. Mainly because no one got so excited about similar actions by the US-led West. The political cabaret artist Volker Pispers had already given a few insights into the whole thing in 2014.
Public broadcasting also broadcasts such programs, but only as political cabaret and mostly in the late-evening programs where hardly anyone is watching. An alibi solution, so to speak. And why? Because the transatlantic networks don’t want neutral, balanced reporting. Reporting by the gap press, the gaps in which are filled by the so-called alternative media – and for this (see the example of “super media” above) are defamed and disavowed by this controlled media cartel. Deviations from the propagated narrative (Covid is deadly dangerous, the experimental Covid vaccines are totally safe and the Russians are belligerent barbarians led by a mad dictator) will not be tolerated. TV and newspapers may be in color these days, but they are black and white. And this is also thanks to these networks, which influence media reporting in their best interests.