7 years ago

“Believe nothing until it has been officially denied”. 

Have a look at this hilarious video WATCH HERE from last Thursdays BBC TWO Russell Howard’s Good News talk show. – Howard hilariously compares the Ebola news coverage in the US to the coverage in the UK. While the US media uses phrases around like “stop admitting West Africans into America right now”, “spiralling out of control”, “the killer virus”, “spreading much faster than efforts to contain it” and “all hell is about to break loose”, the UK news coverage is much calmer. Lesson to learn from this? It brought me back to a quote from the Mr. “the father of public relations” – Austrian-American Edward Bernays: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” Watch full Russell Howard’s Good News – Series 9, Episode 1 HERE. Also watch The New York Times – Video – Fighting the Ebola Outbreak, Street by Street here. ——-HAVE A LOOK AT FOLLOWING INFOGRAPHICS ——-12345 ——- It looks like that business magnates: Robert Pittman, Ben van Beurden, Philippe P. Dauman, Bob Iger, Tim Armstrong, Ted Turner, Rupert Murdoch, Bob Dudley, John S. Watson, Ryan Lance, Rex Tillerson, Marillyn Hewson, James McNerney, Ian King, Daniel A. D’Aniello, William H. Swanson, Wes Bush, Tom Enders, Jiang Jianqing, Douglas Flint, Paul Achleitner, Jean-Paul Chifflet, Baudouin Prot, Takamune Okihara, David Walker et al. are still big fans of Mr. Bernays! ———“You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems. One vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-varied, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rands, rubles, pounds and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet——-…..Right Paddy Chayefsky? (VIDEO)…… The quote ——"Believe nothing until it has been officially denied” —-comes from British journalist Claud Cockburn and was widely used in journalistic studies. And all this on the day where the 72 year old English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking urges us all to ‘Be Curious. Interested in more?— READ MORE HERE, HEREHERE, HEREHERE, HERE, HEREHEREHERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HEREHERE, HEREHERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE HERE, HERE, and HERE—Photo credit: Russell Howard’s Good News – A-One-To-Follow!