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Truth Suppression

Postby peaceseeker » Dec 10th, 2008, 11:03 am

25 Tactics for Truth Suppression...

Tactics used by disinformation agents or, stooges for the elite.

http://www.benfrank.net/disinfo/


Note: There are other ways to attack truth, but the ones listed via the above link are the most common, and others are likely derivatives of them. In the end, you can usually spot the professional disinfo players by one or more of seven distinct traits:

1) They never actually discuss issues head on or provide constructive input, generally avoiding citation of references or credentials. Rather, they merely imply this, that, and the other. Virtually everything about their presentation implies their authority and expert knowledge in the matter without any further justification for credibility.

2) They tend to pick and choose their opponents carefully, either applying the hit-and-run approach against mere commentators supportive of opponents, or focusing heavier attacks on key opponents who are known to directly address issues. Should a commentator become argumentative with any success, the focus will shift to include the commentator as well.

3) They tend to surface suddenly and somewhat coincidentally with a controversial topic with no clear prior record of participation in general discussion in the particular public arena. They likewise tend to vanish once the topic is no longer of general concern. They were likely directed or elected to be there for a reason, and vanish with the reason.

4) They tend to operate in self-congratulatory and complementary packs or teams. Of course, this can happen naturally in any public forum, but there will likely be an ongoing pattern of frequent exchanges of this sort where professionals are involved. Sometimes one of the players will infiltrate the opponent camp to become a source for straw man or other tactics designed to dilute opponent presentation strength.

5) Their disdain for "conspiracy theorists" and, usually, for those who in any way believe JFK was not killed by LHO. Ask yourself why, if they hold such disdain for conspiracy theorists, do they focus on defending a single topic discussed in a NG focusing on conspiracies? One might think they would either be trying to make fools of everyone on every topic, or simply ignore the group they hold in such disdain. Or, one might more rightly conclude they have an ulterior motive for their actions in going out of their way to focus as they do.

6) An odd kind of "artificial" emotionalism and an unusually thick skin -- an ability to persevere and persist even in the face of overwhelming criticism and unacceptance. This likely stems from intelligence community training that, no matter how condemning the evidence, deny everything, and never become emotionally involved or reactive. The net result for a disinfo artist is that emotions can seem artificial. Most people, if responding in anger, for instance, will express their animosity throughout their presentation. But disinfo types usually have trouble maintaining the "image" and are hot and cold with respect to emotions they pretend to have and the more calm or normal communications which are not emotional. It's just a job, and they often seem unable to "act their role in type" as well in a communications medium as they might be able in a real face-to-face conversation/confrontation. You might have outright rage and indignation one moment, ho-hum the next, and more anger later -- an emotional yo-yo. With respect to being thick-skinned, no amount of criticism will deter them from doing their job, and they will generally continue their old disinfo patterns without any adjustments to criticisms of how obvious it is that they play that game -- where a more rational individual who truly cares what others think might seek to improve their communications style, substance, and so forth.

7) There is also a tendency to make mistakes which betray their true self/motives. This may stem from not really knowing their topic, or it may be somewhat 'freudian', so to speak, in that perhaps they really root for the side of truth deep within. I have noted that often, they will simply cite contradictory information which neutralizes itself and the author. For instance, one such player claimed to be a Navy pilot, but blamed his poor communicating skills (spelling, grammar, incoherent style) on having only a grade-school education. I'm not aware of too many Navy pilots who don't have a college degree. Another claimed no knowledge of a particular topic/situation but later claimed first-hand knowledge of it.
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby peaceseeker » Oct 13th, 2009, 11:43 am

Reviewing Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories

by Stephen Lendman

PC's Top 25 2008 - 2009 Stories

(1) US Congress Sells Out to Wall Street
(2) US Schools Are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s
(3) Toxic Waste Behind Somali Pirates
(4) Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina
(5) Europe Blocks US Toxic Products
(6) Lobbyists Buy Congress
(7) Obama's Military Appointments Have Corrupted Pasts
(8) Bailed Out Banks and America's Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billions
(9) US Arms Used for (Israel's) War Crimes in Gaza
(10) Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate
(11) Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestine
(12) Mysterious Death of Mike Connell - Karl Rove's Election Thief
(13) Katrina's Hidden Race War
(14) Congress Invested in Defense Contracts
(15) World Bank's Carbon Trade Fiasco
(16) US Repression of Haiti Continues
(17) The ICC Facilitates US Covert War in Sudan
(18) Ecuador's Constitutional Rights of Nature
(19) Bank Bailout Recipients Spent to Defeat Labor
(20) Secret Control of the Presidential Debates
(21) Recession Causes States to Cut Welfare
(22) Obama's Trilateral Commission Team
(23) Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraud
(24) Dollar Glut Finances US Military Expansion
(25) Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazon

Honorable mentions (see above link)

Final Comments

The Project Censored team has made PC a national treasure, dedicated to media democracy in a free and open society. As guardians of power, today's dominant media system is in crisis because it's bottom-line driven, unresponsive to public needs, and concerned only about the interests of wealth and power.

As a result, fiction substitutes for fact. News is carefully filtered, dissent marginalized and denigrated, and supporting the powerful substitutes for full and accurate reporting. The fallout has imperial wars called liberating ones. Civil liberties are suppressed for our own good. Washington has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street, and patriotism means supporting militarism, violence as a way of life, global dominance, lawlessness, torture, and an Orwellian society in which "war is peace, freedom is slavery, (and) ignorance is strength."

Democracy requires a free, open, vibrant, and diverse media, elements totally absent under our corporate-driven system. PC holds it accountable by revealing what it suppresses.

Support Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation (MFF) that works closely with PC. Read Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008 - 09, and follow PC daily at projectcensored.org and MFF at mediafreedominternational.org. They're our best hope to restore freedom in a healthy and functioning democracy, something very much absent in today's corporate-dominated America.

Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected].

Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to The Global Research News Hour on RepublicBroadcasting.org Monday - Friday at 10AM US Central time for cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on world and national issues. All programs are archived for easy listening.
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby kompili » Oct 13th, 2009, 3:41 pm

There sure is no censorship in the mainstream media on the swine flu. SOMETHINGS UP!
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby peaceseeker » Dec 31st, 2009, 10:18 am

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009

1. Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation
2. Security and Prosperity Partnership: Militarized NAFTA
3. InfraGard: The FBI Deputizes Business
4. ILEA: Is the US Restarting Dirty Wars in Latin America?
5. Seizing War Protesters’ Assets
6. The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
7. Guest Workers Inc.: Fraud and Human Trafficking
8. Executive Orders Can Be Changed Secretly
9. Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Testify
10. APA Complicit in CIA Torture
11. El Salvador’s Water Privatization and the Global War on Terror
12. Bush Profiteers Collect Billions From No Child Left Behind
13. Tracking Billions of Dollars Lost in Iraq
14. Mainstreaming Nuclear Waste
15. Worldwide Slavery
16. Annual Survey on Trade Union Rights
17. UN’s Empty Declaration of Indigenous Rights
18. Cruelty and Death in Juvenile Detention Centers
19. Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction
20. Marijuana Arrests Set New Record
21. NATO Considers “First Strike” Nuclear Option
22. CARE Rejects US Food Aid
23. FDA Complicit in Pushing Pharmaceutical Drugs
24. Japan Questions 9/11 and the Global War on Terror
25. Bush’s Real Problem with Eliot Spitzer
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby averagejoe » Dec 31st, 2009, 10:42 am

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that "passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.’"
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby Bejvas » Dec 31st, 2009, 11:27 am

Hey peacekeeper, thanks for starting this new subject, that will be a very interesting thing to talk about, hopefully without disruptions of the constant posts saying "ridiculous" and whatever they say to suppress the seek for bigger truths and freedom of expression. :spinball: :sunshine:
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby Nebula » Dec 31st, 2009, 11:32 am

This is a public forum and people with opposing views are allowed to make their views known.
You cannot reason someone out of a position that they did not use reason to arrive at.
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby Fancy » Dec 31st, 2009, 11:48 am

How suppressed are the news stories if there's a list?
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby Born_again » Dec 31st, 2009, 11:52 am

Nebula wrote:This is a public forum and people with opposing views are allowed to make their views known.

That's completely ridiculous!

"Truth" is good -- when it is supported by verifiable, evidenced facts. Let's see how far we can 'push' the 'truth' this time. :eyeballspin:
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby Nebula » Dec 31st, 2009, 11:53 am

Oh I think we can push pretty far.
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby GordonH » Dec 31st, 2009, 12:02 pm

Nebula wrote:Oh I think we can push pretty far.



So what are talking here somewhere around 4800 replies. :dyinglaughing:
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby Nebula » Dec 31st, 2009, 12:03 pm

Heh. No, it won't ever get that big.
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby kompili » Dec 31st, 2009, 12:11 pm

Fancy wrote:How suppressed are the news stories if there's a list?


9. Play Dumb. No matter what evidence or logical argument is offered, avoid discussing issues with denial they have any credibility, make any sense, provide any proof, contain or make a point, have logic, or support a conclusion. Mix well for maximum effect.
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby Bejvas » Dec 31st, 2009, 1:14 pm

blah blah blah blah
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Re: Truth Suppression

Postby Fancy » Dec 31st, 2009, 1:15 pm

Nothingistruth wrote:blah blah blah blah


What a wonderful contribution - you might read the rules again.

I don't see how the truth is being suppressed if the news worthy items are getting out to the public.
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