For all intents and purposes, there is no such thing as investigative reporting in the US anymore.
Nor will Hollywood even make dissident films. I listened to an interview with Oliver Stone today and he said that in this climate there is no way that he could make JFK or Nixon and it would be a hard time making Born on the Fourth of July either. Even the somewhat dissident film Bush could not get any money raised in the US because no one would fund it. Instead, Stone had to get his funding from Hong Kong.
So Hollywood, yes, liberal Hollywood, along with the “liberal media,” is now part and parcel of the Deep State and the US State Propaganda System.
So even the word liberal doesn’t mean much anymore. Apparently there is a “liberal” wing of the Deep State/US State Propaganda System and a “conservative” wing of the Deep State/US State Propaganda System. Big deal! This is important? This is a distinction without a difference.
Democratic Party liberals are as much a part of the problem these days as Republican Party conservatives. And on foreign policy, they are more or less advocating the same thing, though the Democrats want a kinder, gentler US imperialism while the Republicans want the usual rabid sociopathic US imperialism that the world knows so well. They both have the same goals – they just differ on how to go about them.
This is what “the news” means in 2015 America.
News in America is made up of two things:
1. Hollywood. And all that implies (sheer entertainment, titillation, gossip, nonsense).
2. Propaganda. And journalism in the US nowadays is yellower than at any time since the early 1960’s. We aren’t going forwards at all. We are going backwards to the Hearst era.
Some US news is pure Hollywood silliness, and some is pure undiluted propaganda.
But the best US news of all mixes the fireworks of Hollywood with the totalization of propaganda to produce a full, dazzling, mesmerizing, nearly all-encompassing Matrix-like alternate reality.
Like any good addicting drug, it takes you under its spell, hooks you til you can’t think straight, and won’t let you kick the habit without nasty withdrawals.
You have heard of full-spectrum warfare?
How about full-spectrum brainwash?
Too late. It’s already here, zapping around in your lulled, dulled and hypnotized brain.
Welcome to the show!