Who doesn't like a good game show? Me! I don't like them at all.
"Deal or No Deal" leaves me cold. Vanna White offers no appeal. Steve
Harvey? Forget it. And if I really wanted to watch any kind of "Family
Feud," I'd simply reenact my own childhood -- or else watch our very
own American mainstream media outlets fighting to out-do each other to
see who can tell us the biggest lies about Syria.
And in a recent revival of that old 1950s TV game show "Truth or
Consequences," we now also have a whole bunch of American mainstream media
outlets as contestants there as well -- and while none of these MSM outlets
are telling the truth, none of them seem to be suffering any
America's MSM constantly lies on air or in print these days but no
one here seems to be rushing to hand them the consequence of sending
them to jail or revoking their FCC licenses either -- or even forcing
them to add an addendum to their reports stating that "The program you
have just watched (or article you have just read) is totally fictional
and has absolutely no actual basis in fact."
For instance, the New York Times recently screamed at us, "As the
self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, commits horrendous
videotaped executions, it might seem to pose the greatest threat to
Syrian civilians. In fact, that ignoble distinction belongs to the
barrel bombs being dropped by the military of Syria’s president, Bashar
al-Assad. The Islamic State has distracted us from this deadly
Barrel bombs are a greater threat to Syria than ISIS? "Wrong answer!"
And are Assad's armed forces even the ones that are dropping these
bombs? No. "Wrong again." The correct answer here is that ISIS is the
one firing these bombs at civilians, and they are composed of old water
heaters filled with kerosene and shrapnel and then fired by guns called
Hell cannons. Yuck.
Next, "Democracy Now" becomes our contestant, trying hard to win "Truth
or Consequences" for the MSM side. We all know what a liberal Amy
Goodman is, not like the folks on Fox News who are almost expected to
lie -- thinking that they are playing "Truth or Dare" instead. But
surely we can trust Democracy Now for the truth? Let us see.
"The group Physicians for Human Rights says there have been more than 300
attacks on health facilities, with the Syrian regime responsible 90
percent of the time," says Amy Goodman.
According to my on-the-ground source in Aleppo, the correct answer is
obviously that ISIS has been committing these attacks. "Since the
beginning of the Syrian crisis, or let's say, since the beginning of
the organized armed gangs like the FSA, An-Nusra Front, ISIS and Da'esh,
they have been competing with each other to see who can demolish more
schools than the other. Literally hundreds of
hospitals had been destroyed in Syria by suicide bombers driving huge
vans full with explosives into them, and they recorded their
'achievements' and published their videos on YouTube with pride."
And all this horror has been blamed on the Assad government by the American media.
"No one talked about the doctors,
nurses, and patients who had been buried alive under the wreckage of
these hospitals," my friend continues. "Maybe a couple of times Ban Ki
Mon was worried
or condemned such acts, but that's it, nothing more than a few words
from the UN, words that everyone forgets the next day, and goes back
to blaming the 'Assad regime' of killing its people."
Moving on. Enough of "Truth or Consequences". Let's change channels.
Back to "Family Feud," where our American MSM contestants are still
struggling to out-do each other by telling the biggest lies.
CNN steps up to the plate. "Russian airstrike hits Syrian hospital, aid group says." And then The Guardian in Britain backs up that lie. "At least
four hospitals have been bombed by fighter jets in north-western Syria
since Russia's intervention in the war began in late September, doctors and international observers claim."
But now it turns out that five out of the six hospitals that the MSM
claimed that Russia had bombed don't even exist! And the sixth one is
And what about all those accusations regarding the use of sarin gas by
the Syrian government? Truth? Or just another media "Family Feud"?
"Assad did it!" screamed the New York Times, like some deluded little boy crying wolf -- again.
But then Seymour Hersh, a trusted journalist who has been spot-on since
reporting America's many MSM lies about Vietnam back in the 1960s, has
just told us that, "A series of chemical weapon attacks in March and
April 2013 was
investigated over the next few months by a special UN mission to Syria.
person with close knowledge of the UN’s activity in Syria told me that
there was evidence linking the Syrian opposition [aka ISIS] to the first
attack on 19 March in Khan Al-Assal, a village near Aleppo." Yikes.
We've been lied to again.
But of course the biggest lie of all is that the American military
machine, Congress and Obama all hate ISIS. "Boy do we really hate
ISIS!" they all cry out loud. Balderdash. ISIS simply would not exist
without American, Turkish, Israeli and Saudi help. Period. End of
So it's pretty obvious here that all sectors of the American mainstream media are winning their "Family Feud" of lies. But it is the American
taxpayers who are clearly losing this particular "Family Feud". Again. And even
more important than the trillions of dollars being lost by Americans due
to these lies, millions of Syrians have also lost the American MSM's
"Family Feud" as well. Millions of Syrians have lost their homes, their
infrastructure and/or their very lives in this stupid game of "No Truth
and No Consequences" that the American MSM media plays so well.
I just got my Notary Public certificate renewed, so if anyone in the
American MSM wants to come to Berkeley (or pay my airfare to go to them)
in order to swear a Jurat that they are telling the truth, I will take
their sworn statements for free -- just so there will be a record of
their perjury should they all, hopefully, go to trial.
By Jane Stillwater