John Pilger speaks at Logan Symposiumin London on December 5th, 2014 based on this very important article below, published on the same day on his website, reproduced on the page linked below.
He says that true journalism “scares power” but that we see all too little of this, today
and he asks why?
“Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what’s called
the mainstream media is not information, but power?
“These are urgent questions. The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war – with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China. This truth is being turned upside down and inside out by journalists, including those who promoted the lies that
led to the bloodbath in Iraq in 2003.
“The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an “invisible government”. It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us: our sense of the world, our ability to separate truth from lies.”
Video Total: (almost 21 mins)
John Pilger: War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda