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#701#702#703#704 Episode #705 - Terrorists against Terror!
(Corporate Media Handling of The Charlie Hebdo Attack)


Creative reinterpretation of the March ofagainst terrorists,
courtesy of Knot The Media

Sat 24 January 2015  Tony Gosling, Abbey Martin
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Download Hour1 Download Hour2Why has the corporate media laid such emphasis on the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which killed only a tiny fraction of the total of those massacred recently in Nigeria? What of the commercially-controlled media's claim that we need moderate Muslims to condemn the attack? Where were the calls for moderate Christians to condemn the Christian extremists whose illegal war killed over a million Iraqis? What lies behind the simplistic official narratives pushed by corporate media? Dissident BBC reporter, Tony Gosling examines connections between recent terrorist events and sketches out a highly compelling picture of darker forces at work.
Most of our show is made up of a single long interview with former BBC journalist, Tony Gosling, for 21st Century Wire. Although centered on the Charlie Hebdo attack, he brings up a wide range of topics, from the Bristol Merchant Venturers to the disappearance of flight MH17. To put the media reporting of the French attacks in context, we begin with a short section from Russia Today, which notes that the same week perhaps 2000 people were killed in Nigeria, a massacre that the Nigerian leader has refused even to publicly condemn - although he did find time to express his sorrow about the Charlie Hebdo attack. Why has this gone almost unreported by the commercially-controlled media, and why are they so preoccupied by the Charlie Hebdo massacre?

Our main piece, a 2 hour long interview with Tony Gosling centered on the Charlie Hebdo attack, covers a lot of ground. He begins by explaining why corporate media coverage of terrorism is wedded to the official narrative - so necessarily overlooks, for example, of the freemasonic angle of the Anders Breivik shooting. Real investigative journalism, he observes, was effectively closed down in UK in the 1990s, leaving only "window dressing". Nevertheless, laziness and lack of funding does not explain the extraordinary degree of unison with which the commercially-controlled media has responded to the claims of security agencies, say Tony Gosling and interviewer Patrick Henningsen. Starting with some basic points such as the corporate media's absolute refusal to question 'official sources', their speculation goes outside the corporate media echo chamber of received wisdom to consider the possibility that the Charlie Hebdo Attack might have been a psyop. What if the "Je suis Charlie" hash tag and the "Orwellian" 'peace march' were not an ad hoc response but parts of a carefully worked out and meticulously scripted campaign to move public opinion in directions chosen by those who engineered the attack? Gosling highlights the timing of such terror attacks as a particularly illuminating angle deserving of further scrutiny.

Citing Naomi Klein's "Shock Doctrine", Gosling describes a bigger picture of the Bilderberg as a "politician management organisation" for NATO, "the biggest bullies on the planet [with] the nuclear weaponry to go with it". The policy of the European Union comes not from the people but by the European Round Table of Industrialists - explaining why democracy is being effectively abolished by TTIP. Charlie Hebdo, he suggests may have been in part intended to prevent a rapprochement between Europe and Russia.
Thanks to Russia Today for the introduction and Patrick Henningsen of 21st Century Wire for the Tony Gosling interview, and to Russia Today for the introduction.
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