Thursday, March 26, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

NBC fears viewers learn what Iran's Foreign Minister said to Ann Curry? ...



There is something seriously wrong with the media in America. And what NBC did with the interview with Iran's foreign minister is the latest example of that. You can add this example to the many examples I have pointed out on this channel for why we must have a media system that serves the interests of the American people and why if we continue to rely on the people who control our current system we will never have information that represents our interests.

And as James Madison, the father of our Constitution warned, "A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both." Mainstream media doesn't make it easy for the average person to learn critical facts. More transcript here:

Apparently fearing that the public may learn things that those in power don't want them to hear, NBC never televised their full interview with Iran's foreign minister!  What NBC and Ann Curry did was interview Iran's foreign minister for about an hour on very newsworthy and critical issues but then NBC refused to televise the interview! The most NBC was willing to show TV viewers was 90 seconds of that interview and it is clear they don't want a large audience to get a chance to hear the full interview with the answers the foreign minister gave in response to Ann Curry's questions.

We're not talking about annihilation of Jews. We never have, we never will. Because if we wanted to annihilate Jews, we have a large number of Jewish population in Iran who not only live in the country in peace, but, in fact, have a representative in Iranian parliament allocated to them, disproportionately to their number. Every 150,000 Iranian Muslims has a representative in the parliament, whereas less than 20,000 Jews in Iran have a representative in the parliament. So we're not about annihilation of Jews. We have a history of tolerance and cooperation and living together in coexistence with our own Jewish people, and with Jews everywhere in the world.

Incredibly, or if you have seen the underhanded games NBC and other networks have played with regard to U.S. foreign policy, maybe not so incredible to you: Only 90 seconds was broadcast on TV, you would have to do a search on the web or a search on the NBC website to find the full video of the interview. And as far as I can see, NBC never told viewers where to find the full interview.

Look at this, after they showed that 90 seconds,  he doesn't say, "Hey check out the full interview here on the website" or "check out the full interview this weekend at such and such a time."

Ann Curry with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif in Switzerland today. those nuclear talks will resume on March 15th.

And at the website, only a link to the 90 sec version is offered, and that's the case with the special Ann Curry page at NBC's website too! So you would have to do a search for the full interview in the search box to find a link to the full interview. And if I'm not mistaken, you have to leave this page to get to a page with a search box. And no, these links don't bring you to the full interview. It's only the 90 second version. And when you go there, when you follow the link to the 90 second version, the full version isn't offered to you.

On the NBC News Youtube channel, the video that features the 90 second don't have a link to the full interview and the YouTube channel does not carry the full interview. Ann Curry's twitter account only gave a link to the transcript of the interview. So what did she get the message, "Hey look, we don't want people to watch this interview, because the Foreign Minister said things that we don't want the American people to know."?

You can tweet Iran's Foreign Minister and tell him the games NBC played with his interview and ask him to make a public statement to NBC telling NBC that they should air the full interview in TV so Americans can hear what he said! Tweet Video to @JZarif  https://twitter.com/jzarif


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance - James Madison

James Madison to W. T. Barry 4 Aug. 1822Writings 9:103 -- 9 "The liberal appropriations made by the Legislature of Kentucky for a general system of Education cannot be too much applauded. A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." James Madison, The Father of the Constitution Epilogue: Securing the Republic 

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