Telling Truth, No Longer Top Priority In America

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Pointless

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 4, 2014
Telling the Truth Is No Longer the Top Priority in Journalism, or information for the public. They don't want us to know too much. The Government wants to dumb down the USA so any information that is reported on any fact check links is only true in the eyes of the Gvmt.
This is for the purpose of world trade and commerce relations.
YOU are a product of the Government, and you are being programmed---America is being reprogrammed to produce for one world government, and new world order. We are becoming a sheeple only to serve and to make money for the government. Which is why our guns are being taken. America is being taken over without a shot being fired.
I graduated debt-free from journalism school in 1968 at a time when there were plenty of jobs and some great opportunities in the news business. I was lucky enough to work at some prestigious news organizations, including United Press International, Post-Newsweek, Gannett and the Miami Herald.

In every one of those news jobs, accuracy in reporting was priority number one. At UPI, it was very simple. Make a major error in a story that's released nationally and you were fired. There were no ifs, ands or buts. Rules like that kept you on your toes.'s clear that's no longer true. Just in the past week, the New York Post got the Boston Marathon bombing story so wrong on so many counts it was hard to believe. They reported that 12 people had died, when only three had. They reported that a Saudi man was a suspect being held "in custody" when that wasn't true.

And, they put pictures of two young men on the front page that turned out not to be the bombers. The newspaper admitted not knowing whether the men were even suspects. One of those young people was 17 years old and was afraid to leave his home after the Post printed his picture.

Rupert Murdoch, should have been outraged--but he was not. He argued that the picture was "instantly" withdrawn when the mistake was known. He did not explain how one instantly withdraws a printed front page from the streets.

Television news networks are equally notorious for errors. When astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died, NBC incorrectly called him Neil Young, the musician. That's what happens when networks rely on 20-something staffers who don't know their history.

We are all aware that few journalism jobs are left and most pay very little. In fact, I was paid far more in the early 1970s than most journalists make today. Make no mistake, it's that downsizing of jobs and salaries and journalistic standards that leads to the mistakes and errors we see so often today.
Yet, the politicization of journalism and truthful information kept from the public) seems to be getting worse. Charles and David Koch, the notorious supporters of far right-wing causes, are said to be exploring the purchase of the Tribune Company, which owns 23 television stations and eight newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Orlando Sentinel and The Hartford Courant.

These men, who finance favored political candidates, are not journalists or even interested in objective reporting. The New York Times reported a source saying the Koch brothers often say "they see the conservative voice as not being well represented" in the news media. It doesn't take a lot of imagination to see what these financiers are up to.

"It's a frightening scenario when a free press is actually a bought and paid-for press and it can happen on both sides," Ellen Miller, executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan watchdog group, told the New York Times.Just as members of Congress are under the control of money, now the same has happened to journalism. It's a sad day indeed for accurate, truthful reporting.

Whether or not you are democrat or republican. If you know too much you are dangerous. The truth is out there somewhere. What you choose to believe is your business.
by Frank Beacham

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Since: Oct 09

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#2 Feb 5, 2014
Interesting, my previous (initial one to this thread) post, along with one from a "Dr Reality", have been remove.

Ok...who owns Topix, ah yes - Gannett....didn't mean to step on any toes, just like to see credit go where it's due. Just trying to be of help to another...

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#3 Feb 6, 2014
Ah, ok... I was wrong , this is a second thread of the same name -

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TCPFBIQ...

...didn't think you could do that on Topix...

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#4 Feb 6, 2014
Well, will just carry over my post from other thread here, as being applicable :

I think the real Frank Beacham would have left the link:

http://www.beachamjournal.com/journal/2013/04 ...

...I could be wrong, but believe the man would have , and possibly update the article(or date it).

Do agree with his assessment....

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There

#5 Feb 6, 2014
People usually prefer pretty lies to the ugly truth.

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#6 Feb 6, 2014
BenAdam wrote:
People usually prefer pretty lies to the ugly truth.
To assuage their conscience, quite often. Good morning my friend!

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There

#7 Feb 6, 2014
Senecus wrote:
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To assuage their conscience, quite often. Good morning my friend!
I have found denying the truth about myself (at least) was self defeating.

I could have easily "played the game" of accepting the "feel good" remedies. I realized that was an act of utter dishonesty on my part. I would rather be an honest an in Hell than a coward in Heaven.

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