It is one of the most important aspects of our media system, and yet hardly known to the public: most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news agencies based in New York, London and Paris.
The key role played by these agencies means Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global news agencies as multipliers to spread their messages around the world.
The AP, the AFP, and Thomson Reuters, are the three media organizations which provide international news for our consumption. Other news organizations propagate their stories out to the unknowing public. They are the Propaganda Multipliers.
The three above media agencies acquire their information from three main sources: the White House, the CIA, and the Pentagon.
Among the most active actors in “injecting” questionable geopolitical news are the military and defense ministries. For example, in 2009 the head of the American news agency AP, Tom Curley, made public that . In addition, high-ranking US generals had threatened that they would “ruin” him and the AP if the journalists reported too critically on the US military.
So, here's my query.
Why are we hearing so many consistent stories about how the upcoming election could be contested. It’s out there from Reuters and from AP News (I could not find anything from AFP.) It's been out there for a while. What's the underlying message? Inquiring minds want to know.
The world we know continues to unravel. There are so many states of chaos to choose from, as the sky darkens on the left coast.
Right, and the
political Kriminal K Charade Kontinues.
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