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Porkins Policy Radio episode 88 A History of Media Manipulation from OJ to Syria with Brian Heiss

Frequent guest Brian Heiss joins me for an in depth discussion of the current state of the media, and their continued legacy of manipulation and deception. We begin our conversation by dissecting the bogus news story that OJ Simpson is set to make a reality TV show with Casey Anthony. Brian and I discuss now the genesis of this story is a TMZ article that determined that an OJ reality show was actually impossible to make at this current time. Brian describes how this TMZ article became the source for numerous mainstream media articles making the false claim that the reality show indeed happening. We dive into how this fake news became a viral and is now entirely accepted as fact. Brian and I then move onto how the OJ trial built the foundation for this trend in media. We talk about several lies about the trial that have become accepted fact because of peoples emotional desires to believe something that fits their world view. We discuss productions such as The People vs OJ Simpson and OJ: Made in America and how they have continued to exploit lies in order to craft their own version of the truth.

In the second hour we expand out on this topic and look at the ways in which the media manipulates crime both here and abroad to fuel ratings and revenue. Brian and I use the OJ trial and the false allegations by people such as Jill Shivley as an analogy for the current push for war in Syria. We examine how emotions and not evidence drive both the public’s opinions about OJ and Bashar al Assad. Brian and I also look at the increased number of true crime documentaries that knowingly manipulate our emotions with lies and how this is affecting our entire criminal justice system. We speak about this rush to judgment and trial by media circus and it’s relationship to events such as the recent chemical attack in Syria.

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Show Notes:

OJ Simpson.gq

OJ Simpson could be freed and on reality TV in 2017

Casey Anthony: ‘A lot of parallels’ to OJ Simpson’s case

O.J. Simpson Eyewitness or False Witness? Jill Shively : When the Lie Becomes the Truth

The LAPD Notification to O.J. Simpson : What Really Happened? Did OJ Ask LAPD How Nicole Was Killed?

Porkins Policy Radio episode 74 Tom King, the CIA and Comic Books with Ryan Carey

Writer and comic book reviewer Ryan Carey joins me for an in depth discussion of the comic industry and its relationship with the CIA. We begin by looking at the early days of comic books and their first forays into politics during WWII. Ryan talks about the overt left leaning politics of the original Superman comics and how this evolved into a nationalistic pro-US series during WWII. Next we move onto ex-CIA agent Tom King who’s charmed life has led him to the pinnacle of comics, writing the latest Batman comics. Ryan explains how King went from being a clandestine office in Iraq and Afghanistan to moving quickly up the ladder within the industry. We talk about King’s earlier work such as Omega Men and Vision and how shades of his past bled through with the writing. Ryan also talks about The Sheriff of Babylon which is loosely based on his own experiences inside Iraq. Ryan also points out the bizarre circumstances surrounding Kings career and how he continued to move up despite poor comics sales.

Later we discuss the significance and influence that Batman has with the comics industry and why it is so important. Ryan and I talk about why the CIA would gravitate to Batman and seek to influence it and its message. Ryan explains how several of King’s story-lines fit into the narrative the CIA is constantly putting out. We also talk about how the latest Batman comics have Bruce Wayne working indirectly for a shadowy arm of the government. Ryan and I also touch on the fact that CIA asset Ben Affleck is the latest actor to portray Batman and how this couldn’t just be a coincidence.

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Show Notes:

Trash Film Guru

@TrashFilmGuru

Daily Grindhouse

How one man went from the CIA to writing Batman adventures

The spy who came into the comic book store

Prominent German journalist admits to being puppet of CIA

A prominent German journalist, Udo Ulfkotte, has admitted to acting as tool of CIA in its never ending quest to control public opinion.  The former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (one of Germany’s leading daily newspapers) referred to himself as one of many journalists who worked for the agency under “non-official cover.”  He knowingly printed stories he knew to be false that came directly from CIA talking points.  He revealed this information to Russia Today because he felt that war with Russia is becoming ever more likely, and that he no longer wanted to take part in fomenting this anti-Russian, pro-war hatred.  For more on the story please check out this recent Washington’s Blog article.

Porkins Policy Radio ep. 19 Mathew Van Dyke: The CIA’s Favorite Mercenary

On this week’s episode we expose the bizarre character know as Mathew VanDyke.  VanDyke is a former journalist who became America’s best know “freedom fighter” in Libya during the 2011 NATO war.  After returning home from the fighting Van Dyke rose to prominence again with his pro-rebel propaganda film on Syria, Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution.  We trace VanDyke’s history through out the Middle East and show how he is most likely some form of CIA asset and mercenary.  In this podcast we also expose some key details which Van Dyke tried his hardest to conceal, including his knowledge that Syrian rebels had chemical weapons, that despite his claims to the contrary he is in fact a paid mercenary, and much more.  Mathew Van Dyke represents a new breed of pro-war propagandists who deserve to be shown for who they are.

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Show Notes:

Who is Mathew Van Dyke? – Truthloader


Mathewvandyke.com

How Osama bin Laden Changed My Life

CPJ: VanDyke’s deception increases risks for journalists

The Accidental Warrior

The American Filmmaker Who Became A Freedom Fighter In Libya

Twitter conversation where VanDyke claims not to be a mercenary

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

Syrian Electronic Army VanDyke Leaks

NATO’s War on Syria Just Got Dirtier

AllenVanguard.com

Syria: Media Disinformation, War Propaganda and the Corporate Media’s “Independent Bloggers”


CIA agents emails leaked- CW’s, Sex Scandals, Rigged Interviews…etc


Full Transcript of Leaked Syria ‘War’ Conversation Between Erdogan Officials


NATO Wages Desperate Last Battle in Northern Syria

Mathew VanDyke tweets that he will sue me for defamation

Music:

Souls of Mischief – “From 93 Till Infinity”


MISTAH FAB – “Ghost Ride It”

Meet James Kirchick: Neocon propagandist

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By now I am sure we have all heard about the resignation of Liz Wahl, and the public condemnation of Putin by Abby Martin. Both worked/work for Russia Today, and both have created a media storm here in the west. Apparently Liz Wahl just discovered that she was working for a Russian government-funded news outlet and was shocked, shocked I tell you, to discover that they had a bias towards Russia. Liz Wahl, of course, got her start interning for the always fair and balanced Fox News. In the background of these stories has been an American propagandist neocon by the name of James Kirchick. Kirchick has been seen in recent days on the three letter corporate controlled news outlets spewing all sorts of lies and slander. He took to MSNBC to call Abby Martin an “out and out lunatic” for questioning the official conspiracy theory of 9/11, and for thinking that industrial fluoride put into our water supply is detrimental to our health. My god, what a nut she is!

His other little pet project has been helping out his fellow neocon Liz Wahl, and going to RT America’s headquarters and calling everyone there a Kremlin puppet. So I though a little background on Kirchick was in order.

Kirchick is first and foremost  an American propagandist. He formerly worked for Radio Free Europe. For anyone unclear, RFE is a US government-funded “media outlet” that takes it’s direction from the State Dept. and CIA. Since then Kirchick has gone on to work for Bill Kristol’s neocon think tank “Foreign Policy Initiative.” Kirchick also has the honor of being a former fellow at another neoconservative think tank called the Foundation for Defense of Democracy. FDD loves democracy so much that it appointed former Director of CIA James Woosley as chairman. And if that’s not enough, Kirchick writes for the corporate-owned Daily Beast.

James Kirchick rose to the spotlight on Wednesday August 21, 2013 when he appeared on RT to discuss the sentencing of Pvt. Manning. You’re asking why was Kirchick invited on in the first place? Well he had just penned a cute little article in the NY Daily News saying that Manning deserved the death penalty for his actions. During the interview, instead of defending this psychopathic idea, Kirchick started attacking Russia and RT in regards to the anti-gay propaganda law. Much to his chagrin he wasn’t cut off immediately, and was allowed to talk for around two minutes. Later off air he was caught saying he only went on RT to “fuck with the Russians.”

In a nutshell Kirchick is no different than those on RT that tow the Kremlins line. He lives in a warped reality where the great and free America must confront the evil oppressive Russia. This mentality is not only dangerous but idiotic. In geopolitics there are rarely good guys and bad guys. By painting the situation in Ukraine as black and white Kirchick ignores the complexities of what is going on. Boiling down the new iteration of the Cold War to good versus evil makes any action by the US seem justified no matter how reckless it may be. Kirchick believes that all US military interventions are good and all Russian ones bad. That is, of course, the same notion we hear from Russia. Furthermore James Kirchick is nothing but a hypocrite. His defense of gay rights only extends to those who don’t hurt his fake image of the “Land of the Free.”

What is happening right now in Ukraine is very serious. Listening to ideologues on either side of the conflict is dangerous. Rather than call for peace the power elite in both Russia and America call for military action. They use their minions like James Kirchick to whip people up into a war frenzy where anything goes. So don’t listen to them. For that matter don’t listen to me. Listen to yourself and your own moral values. War is wrong, ALWAYS. As Randolph Bourne eloquently stated “War is the health of the State.” And right now the State is very healthy.

Porkins Policy Radio episode 17 War Tax Resister David M. Gross

On this week’s episode we had the pleasure of speaking with war tax resister David M. Gross.  David has been actively resisting war taxes since 2003 after the onset of the Iraq war.  We discuss the methods that one can use to resist the government’s confiscation of  personal income, the history of war tax resistance, as well as the broader issue of tax resistance.

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Show Notes:

The Picket Line

99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns

Sample Chapter of 99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns


@99Tactics

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

War Resisters League pie chart on distribution of Federal Income Tax

NWTRCC breakdown of graphs and charts

Hang Up On War! Telephone Tax Resistance

Music:

Terrence Parker – “Candy Man” (Sweet vocal mix)

Terrence Parker – “Something Here” (Cerky Cakes edit)

Porkins Policy Review episode 16 The imperial conquest of Libya with Eric Draitser

On this week’s episode we talk with Eric Draitser of Stopimperialism.com.  We discuss the current reality of Libya as it stands three years after the NATO-led war which destroyed what was once the richest and most prosperous nation in Africa.  Eric and I break apart his recent article entitled “The Secret War in Libya”, which delves into the various developments beginning to take form in the south of the country between the Green Resistance and black Libyan tribes.  Rounding out the conversation is a discussion on the role of AFRICOM and its role in helping to destabilize and colonize Africa.  This is a jam packed podcast with a lot of very important information for anyone concerned about the West’s imperial agenda.

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Show notes:

Stop Imperialism

The Secret War in Libya

US expands military net over Africa, checking China’s influence

Latest episode of Stop Imperialism podcast

The Antidote episode 1

Music:

Neu! – “After Eight”

Jowandi – “Kutjarra Kutjarra”

PPR episode 9 “Thanksgiving news dump”

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Show notes:

Nuclear Deal with Iran prelude to war, not breakthrough

Tehran accord destined to fail?

FSA will not take part in Geneva 2 talks: Commander

Syrian rebels who have no problem ‘fighting alongside’ Al Qaeda

Sino-US war of nerves intensifies

Mali coup leader Sanogo charged with murder

Will French Troops Bring Peace to Central African Republic

American colonization of Africa rapidly increasing

Alleged CIA chief in Islamabad (named leaked) is Craig Peter Osth

Penny Lane: Gitmo’s other secret CIA facility


Top secret document reveals NSA spied on porn habits as part of plan to discredit ‘radicalizers’


NSA uses pornography to discredit those who question 9/11

Music:

“Love Train” – The O’Jays

“Never felt this way (remix)” – Jem 77

Syria update: WAR WAR WAR

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The past several hours have seen what at first glance appear to be significant developments in averting a war with Syria. Skull and Bones war pig John Kerry jokingly stated that if Assad gave up all of his chemical weapons the United States would not launch a brutal air campaign against them. He also stated that this would never really happen because Assad is the reincarnation of Adolfo Hitler; hell bent on destroying the entire world. Well the Russians took the Bones man at his word and floated the idea to Assad. Much to the chagrin of the war pigs in the imperial capital Assad accepted this proposal, staving of the immediate threat of military intervention. A collective sigh of relief washed over many Americans when reading this news. We did it! We stopped the war! Let’s go back to obsessing over George Zimmerman and twerking. If only this were the case.

Absolutely nothing has changed. The chicken hawks in DC are still itching to go to war. Obama will still be addressing the public tonight on why we should go to war, and Kerry is pushing war harder than before. In fact the administration stated that Kerry was merely talking rhetorically when he suggested Assad give up weapons. If you watch the hearings going on right now (if you can stomach them) you will see that the war rhetoric has become more belligerent. Kerry, Hagel, and Dempsey are still urging Congress to vote for military intervention. The corporate controlled media talking heads are telling us that Assad can not be trusted to give up weapons. Human Rights Watch in the past few hours has spewed out a relentless stream of propaganda designed to sway liberals and so called progressives into supporting a war that most certainly will endanger human rights. And the Zionist warmongers and their minions are not letting up one bit. Billionaire apartheid advocate and committed Zionist Sheldon Adelson is now proclaiming that he will help Obama whip votes in Congress for war authorization. I guess he got over his pony Mitt Romney losing the 2012 election. Indeed Israel’s fervent desire to slaughter Syrians will probably be the main driving force in getting Congressional approval for legalized murder.

Please continue to voice opposition to war in Syria. The fight for humanity has not ended yet.

Military industiral complex buys votes for Syria war authorization

This should come as no surprise to anyone even remotely aware of the power of the military industrial complex’s lobby arm in the imperial capital.

Via Maplight.org

Voting “No” Party State Defense Industry Contributions Voting “Yes” Party State Defense Industry Contributions
John Barrasso R WY $86,500 John McCain R AZ $176,300
Marco Rubio R FL $62,790 Dick Durbin D IL $127,350
Chris Murphy D CT $59,250 Timothy Kaine D VA $101,025
Ron Johnson R WI $19,250 Ben Cardin D MD $80,550
Tom Udall D NM $18,700 Bob Corker R TN $70,850
Rand Paul R KY $17,900 Bob Menéndez D NJ $60,000
Jim Risch R ID $14,000 Jeanne Shaheen D NH $41,872
Jeff Flake R AZ $26,900
Barbara Boxer D CA $24,150
Chris Coons D DE $19,500
“No” Average $39,770 “Yes” Average $72,850
“No” Total $278,390 “Yes” Total $728,497
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