Big media companies have no chance competing against the rising independent media in a free-market atmosphere. They are history unless they can successfully lobby the federal government to censor anti-government websites in the name of cyber security.
But such extreme measures to silence free speech and maintain the authority of the establishment media are likely to be resisted by sophisticated activists. Young people have every kind of technological gadget at their disposal to access their favorite podcasts, blogs and radio shows which are independently operated and offer unique perspectives to world events.
This huge shift in news consumption will have cultural, social and political ramifications for many years to come, possibly altering the very nature of our societies and our governments. What we are witnessing is no small revolution - it is the liberation of the Western media and, by extension, the Western public mind, from government and corporate narratives about history and reality.
The biggest winners in this shift towards a free media are Internet broadcasters like Alex Jones, Amy Goodman, Max Keiser, Cenk Uygur, and Keith Olbermann who are keeping a safe distance from the dying mainstream corporate media. There are probably others that I am unaware of.
What these 21st century news anchors have that regular news anchors on television lack is credibility, intelligence, respect and trust. I would even add humanity. If you saw Goodman's coverage of Troy Davis's unjust execution last week you'll know what I'm referring to.
Alex Jones has the most credibility and trust because of his fearless stance that 9/11 was an inside job which he made in the summer of 2001, two months before the towers even collapsed. You can't buy that kind of credibility and integrity (Glenn Beck probably knows that now after experiencing a hyped and manufactured popularity with conservatives).
Credibility comes with time and Alex has credibility that is unequal to any other news anchor on television or the Internet. There are many ignorant and clueless people out there who may disagree, but I think a decade is enough time to recognize Alex's intelligence, honesty and courage. Alex's word is weighed in gold. He has intellectual depth and his words are full of emotion, two things that are extremely rare nowadays in the land of the free.
Moreover, the ratings collapse of state-corporate television comes as the long track record of its censorship practices become more widely recognized in American and Western society. At the website, "deathandtaxesmag.com," DJ Pangburn's article called, "Occupy Wall Street Protest Being Systematically Ignored by Mainstream Media," draws attention to the hypocrisy of the regime-change friendly American media that wants Arabs and Persians to be free but not the American people.
It is worth asking the question: does the American corporate/state media serve the American people and America's national interests? If not, then the owners of U.S. media companies and establishment presstitutes need to be held accountable for their treasonous actions.
The article highlighted above explains how Internet news anchor Keith Olbermann is successfully counteracting the establishment media's censorship of "Occupy Wall Street" protesters. DJ Pangburn writes:
Death and Taxes has been down to the Occupy Wall Street protest and assemblies a number of times since its inception on September 17th. In that time, most of the reporting has been done by independent media—they can be seen everywhere at the encampment. And when corporate media does decide to get involved, it conveniently reports around the time of an arrest.The establishment media's censorship extends beyond Wall Street criminality and anti-government protests in America. It is an undying fact that the media in America and the West has consistently censored important evidence about the 9/11 attacks which contradicts the official fable that was scripted by the totalitarian nutcases who run the U.S. and Israeli governments.
Keith Olbermann, for his part, took the mainstream media to task last night on his show for their laughable coverage, calling it “media hypocrisy” and sending his own crew to cover the occupation.
Peter Philips, one of the co-founders of the popular website, 'Project Censored,' addressed the social, political, ethical and human consequences of media censorship in a speech on September 8, 2011. He said:
"If you watch corporate media you're literally embedded in a state of excited news and entertainment and all this kind of stuff, which is kind of an excited delirium of knowinglessness. You don't know what's going on. We don't know what the powerful are doing. We're focused out. And this is deliberate. They want us to be that way. They want us to not be aware of what's happening.Philips's message goes beyond left and right. The issues of the day that weigh heavy on all hearts are about truth, justice, law and order, government accountability, and media accountability.
So we have to go back to the universal declaration of human rights, go back to our roots and what we believe are the core values of democracy in this country. Yes, we need 9/11 truth, but we need 9/11 truth and truth about the military empire of this world and our involvement in it."
There are core values and principles that should be at the heart of America and all Western societies. Without free speech, free elections, and a free press then the West is no better than totalitarian China, Soviet Russia, and Islamist Iran.
If the West is not a sanctuary for people who want to be intellectually, physically and spiritually free then that makes the entire planet a prison, as Alex Jones says. We cannot allow that to happen and we will not.
Our dedication as citizens to freedom and the truth about 9/11, Wall Street thievery, and other freedom-threatening issues has spurred the development of a vast and influential independent media across the West.
The collapse of the Western establishment media is a refutation of Western totalitarianism and our governments' attempt at thought control.
There will come a time not long from now when the "crazy conspiracy theorists" and "straitjacket nut jobs" will be proven right about the false flag 9/11 attacks, the hidden plan for a dictatorial world government, and the demonic goals of the transnational police state that has been unjustifiably set up in America, Canada, Australia, England, France, and other Western nations.
After the collapse of the establishment media comes the collapse of government authority. The sooner this profound political crisis is recognized by the majority of the people, the better chance we have at restoring real authority in our broken countries.