Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed

So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)

Comments, questions, corrections, rebuttals are always welcome.

Monday, March 28, 2005
How To Combat Propaganda (PBU13)
In my opinion the only way to combat propaganda is to be aware of a sources background, no matter who it is, and to make sure everyone else knows it too. Even if it is someone you usually agree with. Their point of view on a given topic must be a major consideration. Of course that takes time to research. Here are a few sites that can make that research easier and hopefully less time consuming:

Media Matters, Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

Cursor and Media Transparency, The Money Behind The Media, These sites are useful to media practitioners, students, researchers, and the general public -- adding context to the mainstream medias output by illuminating the structures and methods employed, as well as by providing an ongoing library of links to the best media education, research and commentary available on the Internet. We supplement this with our own original research and commentary.

The Center for Public Integrity's Well Connected, The Media Tracker is a tool for the public to use to learn about media ownership in America. To create the search, a team of researchers and database experts compiled a 51,870-record database consisting of every radio and television station and cable television system in the United States.

In these times of mass corporate ownership of the media and government payola scandals involving "journalists" it is more important than ever to know the background of who the person speaking is and also who controls the media they are speaking through.



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