What Mainstream media won’t publish
Media With Conscience (MWC News) exists to counter the horrendous Mainstream media (MSM) censorship in the pro-US, pro-Zionist, fascist Western Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies. But from a scientific perspective one must consider how one can one begin to expose the nature and extent of this egregious Mainstream media censorship that variously threatens democracy as well as public health and safety in a world beset with Anglo-American and NATO wars and a worsening Climate Genocide predicted to kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century.
Murdochracy describes democracy perverted by Big Money media empires such as that of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Lobbyocracy describes democracy perverted by Big Money corporate or other Lobbies (most notoriously, in relation to man-made climate change, by the effective climate change denialist fossil fuel corporations).
We know that the Western MSM censor out huge realities such as the horrendous Western-imposed deaths in the US Alliance Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide (post-1990, 1.7 million violent deaths, 2.9 million avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation, 2.0 million under-5 infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes, and 5-6 million refugees; post-2003, 1.5 million violent deaths, 1.2 million avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation, and 0.8 million under-5 infant deaths) (Google “Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide”).
Similarly, in a continuing process of genocide ignoring, holocaust ignoring, genocide denial and holocaust denial, Western MSM censor out huge realities such as the Western-imposed deaths in the US Alliance Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide (post-2003 in Occupied Afghanistan, 1.5 million violent deaths, 1.2 million avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation, and 0.8 million under-5 infant deaths) (Google “Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”).
However the above examples of egregious, holocaust denying MSM censorship is just part of the problem (noting that censorship negates rational risk management and hence endangers public health and safety). What about MSM censorship of untold numbers of Letters to the Editor and comments submitted on On-line MSM articles? While censorship of Letters to the Editor can be justified by the cost of newsprint paper and the limited dimensions of each newspaper or magazine edition, the same cannot be said for censorship of comments submitted in response to On-line MSM articles.
The Age newspaper, Melbourne (arguably Australia’s most progressive Mainstream medium) has an on-line version with a section called "National Times" incorporating letters to the Editor, editorials and op-ed pieces by in-house Age writers or other writers (academics, eminent Australians, writers from overseas newspapers). The Age invites comments from readers and publishes up to several hundred comments on these National Times articles. Such comments are overwhelmingly anonymous and accordingly uncredentialled.
I am a 5 decade career scientist and teach at a major Australian university. I regularly make informed, researched, referenced, credentialed comments to The Age National Times section under my name "Dr Gideon Polya" and do so in the public interest (there is a huge gulf between reality as perceived by scientists and reality as perceived by the MSM-brainwashed public). However I am frequently completely or partially censored by The Age. This egregious censorship can reasonably be taken as indicative of what The Age does not want its readers to read and to know. However , except in those instances in which censorship has been partial, readers of The Age don’t even know that censorship has occurred.
Accordingly I have created a website to quickly record instances of censorship by The Age and entitled “Censorship by The Age”) , this providing a unique record (most recent items on top) of censorship by a major newspaper and of what a major Australian newspaper does not want its readers to read or to know (see also the websites “Mainstream media censorship” and “Mainstream media lying”).
A recent example of this egregious Mainstream media censorship is given below.
On 26 May 2011 The Age repeatedly and completely censored 2 sets of comments I made in response to a sensible, humane article by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young about proposed Australian “trading” of Muslim refugees with Malaysia that grossly violates human rights conventions (for details of the article and the censorship see: here ). This is what The Age evidently did not want its readers to read or to know (note that Australia has a Liberal-National Party Coalition Opposition and a Labor Government, these parties with about 85% of the vote being collectively described as the Lib-Labs):
Censored comment #1
"Excellent , humane article. What other countries in addition to Australia indefinitely imprison children behind razor wire without charge or trial? The most obvious example is Lib-Lab Australia's great friend Apartheid Israel in which 800,000 children are highly abusively imprisoned in what UK PM Cameron and outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Noam Chomsky have described as the Gaza Prison and what US conservative politician Pat Buchanan and the Catholic Church have described as the Gaza Concentration Camp.
Not mentioned in public in look-the-other-way, politically correct racist (PC racist) Australia is Australia's involvement in all post-1950 US Asian wars, wars that have been associated so far with violent deaths plus non-violent deaths from war-imposed deprivation totaling 26 million and about 20 million Muslim refugees.
The UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, currently visiting Australia, has stated: "I come from South Africa and lived under this, and am every way attuned to seeing racial discrimination. There is a racial discriminatory element here [in Australia] which I see as rather inhumane treatment of people, judged by their differences, racial, color or religions."
Lib-Lab Australia is not just grossly violating the human rights of asylum seekers, Occupied Iraqis (post-invasion war-linked excess deaths 2.7 million) , Occupied Afghans, (post-invasion war-linked deaths 5.0 million), Occupied Palestinians (up to life imprisonment for giving money to a Gaza orphanage, tax deductibility for Australian donations to racist Zionists) and Indigenous Australians (9,000 avoidable deaths annually), it is trashing the reputation of decent, anti-racist Australians and decent, anti-racist, anti-Zionist Jews around the world."
Censored Comment #2
"Humane article. Below a second comment, the first having evidently been found unit for readers of The Age.
Acutely relevant is politically correct racist (PC racist) Australia's involvement in all post-1950 US Asian wars that have been associated so far with violent deaths plus non-violent deaths from war-imposed deprivation totaling 26 million. Muslim refugees alone in post-1950 US wars total about 20 million.
Lib-Lab Australia endlessly declares that it is not racist and so one supposes that it would also abusively and indefinitely imprison Jewish children fleeing genocidal persecutors - this illustrating the anti-Jewish anti-Semitism as well as anti-Arab anti-Semitism of Lib-Lab Australia.
Indeed between 1933 and 1939 Australia absorbed only 7000-8000 Jewish refugees (including 2 of my family), noting that the racist Zionists were evilly opposed to Jewish refugees going anywhere except Palestine and that 5-6 million Jews died in the WW2 Holocaust (including all but a dozen of my Continental relatives).
Understand therefore why Australia's most eminent Jew, Sir Isaac Isaacs, and Australia’s first Australia-born Governor -General, stated of the racist Zionists in 1946: "The honor of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism."
With post-invasion, US Alliance-imposed, war-linked avoidable deaths of Indigenous people in Somalia, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan now totaling 12 million and Muslim refugees totaling 20 million, Sir Isaac Isaacs' dictum should be re-stated thus for 2011: "The honor of Australians demands the renunciation of genocidal, Lib-Lab-backed, racist Zionist and US Alliance violence and Lib-Lab maltreatment of refugees"."
Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. We are obliged to try to penetrate the Mainstream media Wall of Silence and to inform everyone we can about the egregious lying by commission, lying by omission and egregious censorship to which we are subjected by pro-US, pro-Zionist Western Mainstream media. We can be inspired by the words of Literature Nobel Laureate Albert Camus in an article entitled “Neither Victims nor Executioners” (1946):
“Over the expanse of five continents throughout the coming years an endless struggle is going to be pursued between violence and friendly persuasion, a struggle in which, granted, the former has a thousand times the chances of success than that of the latter. But I have always held that, if he who bases his hopes on human nature is a fool, he who gives up in the face of circumstances is a coward. And henceforth, the only honorable course will be to stake everything on a formidable gamble: that words are more powerful than munitions.”
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