The Brexit impasse continues.
The UK government pretends that all is well, even though they do not apparently have a clue how to implement Brexit without destroying the UK economy and having the UK break up.
They cannot even agree what Brexit is.
“We will not take decisions until we are ready, we will not reveal our hand prematurely and we will not provide a running commentary on every twist and turn of the negotiations.”
Comment:PM May’s statements were accepted, apparently without any criticism. But . .. .
since the EU has done the major part of UK’s negotiations for 40-odd years and put up with the UK’s non-stop objections, it probably knows everything about the UK mindset and probable negotiating positions.
Query: How does our old friend Mayne Meejar manipulate the ideas he’s transmitting?
How does he attempt to manipulate people’s consciousness?
Answer: It’s not what he says, it’s the way that he says it
Let’s reflect on BBC presentation of the news and politics so we can understand how it moulds viewers’ opinions.
As it says on the tin, the BBC is the British Broadcasting Corporation. It is “an arm of the state”
Despite self-proclaiming it’s impartial and independent, it does not simply chronicle events and say what happened.
It presents the interests of the state i.e. the UK
It asks questions and frames stories in a way that encourages the point of view it wants you to have
Understanding and even sympathy, for the UK establishment.
It makes sure that the ‘little guys’/left-wingers/ dissenters/Scottish or Irish “insurgents”/ are either disregarded or condemned.
Ken Loach illustrates media bias and its methods with regards to Jeremy Corbyn and his battle to hold on to his British Labour Party leadership
The results of a more scientific approach (see link below) were published during the run-up to the 2014 Scottish referendum.
Dr John Robertson from University of West Scotland analysed 1 year’s broadcasting of both ITV (STV) and BBC news programmes.
Here’s what the USA’s most famous dissenter, MIT Prof Noam Chomsky, world-famous linguistics expert, has to say about Media Propaganda as he spans time and space, past and present in the company of well-known BBC interviewer Andrew Marr.
Andrew Marr’s total belief that he’s not spewing out propaganda or is too establishment leaning is exactly the reason why the BBC gave him his job.
Conclusion: Question what you see on TV, hear on the radio and read in the newspapers.
Remember: News is a commodity just like everything else these days, and although many still believe the point of news is to inform, it is important to accept the hard truth that the purpose of the news is really just to sell something, be it a product, an idea, a candidate, a public image, a war, or whatever. For this, the mainstream media is focused on first deciding which issues are to be discussed in the public forum, then by using a bagful of tricks to shape people’s perceptions of an issue, the media divides us and pits us against each other while leading us into consent for an underlying and hidden agenda