Yellow Journalism, is a type of journalism that downplays legitimate news in favor of eye-catching headlines that sell more newspapers.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism)
Five characteristics of "yellow journalism" were described in 1941, by Frank Luther Mott;
1. scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news
2. lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings
3. use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudo-science, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts
4. emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips (which is now normal in the U.S.)
5. dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system.
Now, seeing the above I must admit, that I am probably guilty of number five myslef. But after all, IMO, the system is currently attacking the middle class, and of course it has always been attacking the lower class in some way.
Again, the "system" is attacking. Just what is the system? Sounds like a "conspiracy theory" right?
If that sounds like a conspiracy theory to you, and therefore must be crazy and untrue, then the system has just worked on YOU.
If you hear or read the words "inside job", and automatically roll your eyes, and silently whisper the word "Looooonie" to yourself, the system has done it's job.
Of course one could define the "system" in a number of ways, but essentially I look at it as simply "the way it is". Was it designed on purpose by men in order to control other men? Or did we just end up here, as the result of historical events, changes in laws, changes in natural phenomenon, etc.? Does it matter? Not necessarily.
Here is the best example of the system at work...
1.A high crime is committed.
2.Media, the President, or any parties accused simply CALL IT a "conspiracy theory".
3.Result -the majority of citizens do not look at it in detail.
In this example the "system"-- whether socially engineered or simply the result of the "way it is"--has created this faulty and frankly extremely dangerous "word association". We hear the word "conspiracy", and automatically think of the word "theory", then obviously, we link the phrase "conspiracy theory", to something that is crazy and untrue.
In essence when we do this, we have given those people who indeed commit real conspiracies, a license to do so!
This is OUR fault ladies and gentlemen.
We know what a "conspiracy" is....it is two or more people planning to commit a crime.
We know what a "theory" is....a proposed explanation to an event or crime
Yet, we some how think that a "conspiracy theory" is always some crazy bullshit story about Bigfoot's heroin habit or aliens coming to impregnate our grandparents.
Conspiracies happen everyday, all the time. Yes even big ones.
In fact, one of the greatest "conspiracy theories" in American history is the official story of 9/11! Yes. The official one.
16 men from Saudi Arabia "conspired", with the aid of Osama bin Laden, to kill Americans by hijacking airplanes using box-cutters, and crashing them into buildings. Blaamo...a "conspiracy theory" in every sense.
So, what does this have to do with "Yellow Journalism", you might (still) be asking?
Well lets use the recent so-called "debunking FEMA" camps episode of sissy boy FOX-hound Glenn Beck, as another fine example.
In between tears shed for the love of his country, and close up shots of his eyes, ol' Glenn--who had appeared to do a 180 recently, only to come full circle in his views on some so called "conspiracy theories"--has pretended to be a real, and impartial "truth finder" again by dragging his followers along a trail of smoke, mirrors, and "straw men".
Beck's long awaited "exposé" of the "truth" about the FEMA Camps, as he so often touted, turned out to be another shabby straw-man argument, that did not even touch the facts regarding the real "conspiracy" at all. His puppets from FOX, and his old buddy from the very founders of "Yellow Journalism", Hearst's "Popular Mechanics", put up a argument based on debunking some youtube videos, created by who knows who. These youtube videos, however are NOT part of the so-called FEMA camps conspiracy.
Popular Mechanics, as you may or may not know, likes to "beleive" that they are the ones who have "definitively" debunked the 9/11 inside job. Which of course is also a complete and utter, flat out lie. They put up a few straw men, knowing they could easily disprove them, and then guessed their way around a few more, but all together ignored the main issues.
Well, they have done it again. (btw the way, Benjamin Chertoff, a producer at Popular Mechanics is said to be related to Michael Chertoff, the Director of Homeland Security, although this claim is disputed)
What Beck and the boot-licking Popular Mechanics yellas DIDN'T tell you, is the real story behind the FEMA camps.
Beck and friends did not explain that FEMA admits the camps are real, the government has admitted them written about them, and created them.
Forget the youtbe videos and fake pictures that could have been created by anyone. Lets look at the facts and documentation Glen!
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990
allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995
allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997
allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998
allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999
allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000
allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001
allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002
designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003
allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004
allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005
allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051
specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310
grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049
assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921
allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA's role as a "new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis." FEMA's powers were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate the...
National Security Act of 1947
allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities.
1950 Defense Production Act
gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy.
Act of August 29, 1916
authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency.
International Emergency Economic Powers Act
enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.
And of course you may have heard of REX 84
The "Civilian Inmate Labor Program" (if you think the title is scary read the document!)
Read it here, from the military themselves....http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/r210_35.pdf
People who end up in these camps must work for FREE for the Army!
The Government has a contingency plan called "Continuity of Government". We have known about this for awhile, its no secret Glen. It might even be in effect, as Alex Jones (who predicted your straw man argument) from Prisonplanet.com suggests.
You and your yellow bellied "Yellow Journalists" can take a hike. We don't need cowards with fake tears feeding us bull, we get that enough from politicians.
We need courage to search for the truth by analyzing the facts, even when it involves a "conspiracy theory".