Thursday, 24 October 2013

Media Bias Ain't A New Thing

Just a quick one, cause it's almost 0:00 and I have to go to bed as I have to get up early to WORK.

Yes, contrary to popular belief, some white South Africans (previously advantaged, blah, blah...) do actually WORK for a living. In fact I've just stopped working about 10 minutes ago.

Anyway, I saw a few pictures of H.F. Verwoerd the other day. Just did a quick Google image search and the 1960's media bias just popped out from the screen. There's very little about his life and policies on the internet, apart from the fact that he was obviously the Antichrist reincarnated.

Just as in science, where you come up with a theory first and afterwards try to prove it or disprove it, media bias works on the same basis. You decide beforehand that someone (or a party) needs to be portrayed a certain way and then work your way backwards from there.

For those of you who don't know, this is what Verwoerd looked like:

But the picture sent out to the rest of the world? At the same time that massacres took place all over Africa and were being dismissed as 'growing pains', this is what they made him look like:

Whether I agree or disagree with his policies (which he inherited from the British anyway) doesn't really matter. What I'm trying to say is that the media controls A HELL OF A LOT of our perceptions of people.

Just take Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria as an example. The US wants to bomb the shit out of Syria for reasons that have nothing to do with the liberation of the Syrian people. In fact, they are openly supporting Al-Qaeda in the civil war against Assad. So they try to make him out as a monster. He's been compared to Hitler. But he seems like a nice and educated guy who wants peace in his country.


So if you open your eyes and you refuse to believe the bullshit the powers that be want you to believe, there's a chance you might just stumble on the truth along the way.

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