Like other Dredd Blog Series, this series is an exposé of the
In today's post, I want to show one way in which that cover-up is taking place by the mainstream media (MSM), which I call McTell News.
That cover-up issue is "how much attention is McTell News paying" or to the contrary, "how much is Oil-Qaeda paying McTell News not to pay attention" to The Biggest Story In The World?
II. Mainstream News History
Since about the time of WW I, both the business world and government have used McTell News to deceive the public on various and sundry matters (The Deceit Business, Mocking America, 2, 3, 4).
The media structure is part of a trinity construct (MOMCOM: A Mean Welfare Queen) ultimately controlled and/or influenced by a private empire (MOMCOM: The Private Parts) which I sometimes call the epigovernment (Epigovernment: The New Model).
I mention this, because The Biggest Story In The World is contrary to their interests, and is therefore the reason for their cover-up.
This will be abundantly shown below.
III. The Non-coverage Cover-Up
A. Data Source and Formula
The venerable Media Matters folks do a very fine job of keeping an eye on McTell News, so today I will use their data.
I will use their data in the following formula: dy * hd * mh = my
dy = days in a year (365.25)
hd = hours in a day (24)
mh = minutes in an hour (60)
my = total minutes in a year (525,960)
hence: 365.25 * 24 * 60 = 525,960
Coverage Cover-Up Data
Next, let's review the total minutes of coverage of The Biggest Story In The World for each of the last six years (2009-2014) by the McTell News brands ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX.
The combined figures are:
format is year - minutes:Total coverage, in minutes, in all of the last 6 years combined, by all 4 of those McTell News entities (ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX) is 650 minutes to cover The Biggest Story In The World (Media Matters, Jan. 2015).
2009 - 205
2010 - 48
2011 - 47
2012 - 67
2013 - 129
2014 - 154
6 yrs. - 650 min.
C. The Percent of Total Minutes
In Section III(A), above, I calculated that in each year there were 525,960 minutes available to cover The Biggest Story In The World.
The total amount of minutes available to McTell News in those 6 years is: 525,960 * 6 = 3,155,760 minutes.
We can calculate the percentage of total minutes available to cover The Biggest Story In The World compared to how many minutes McTell News used to cover The Biggest Story In The World:
650 minutes ÷ 3,155,760 minutes = 0.000205973The total percent of available time they used is two hundreths of one percent.
0.000205973 * 100 = 0.021%
Not even one percent of the total minutes available to them for The Biggest Story In The World was used to cover it.
IV. The Propaganda Aspects of The Cover-Up
A. The Big Picture
Let's remember that The Biggest Story In The World is that burning fossil fuels causes global warming induced climate change.
Which includes all that it entails, such as sea level rise, is a threat.
A threat not only to civilization, but also to all of the Earth's biota (A Paper From Hansen et al. Is Now Open For Discussion).
Let's remember that The Biggest Story In The World is about the Sixth Mass Extinction, now under way, because of the use of poison fossil fuels.
Those poisons are controlled, owned, and/or operated by Oil-Qaeda.
B. Deliberate Deceit by Oil-Qaeda
The Union of Concerned Scientists recently pointed out:
"Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation — a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today.(The Criminally Insane Epoch Arises - 4). The oil industry, Oil-Qaeda, does not care about the millions of lives they are destroying and/or damaging.
For nearly three decades, many of the world's largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks of climate change.
Their deceptive tactics are now highlighted in this set of seven "deception dossiers"—collections of internal company and trade association documents that have either been leaked to the public, come to light through lawsuits, or been disclosed through Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests.
Each collection provides an illuminating inside look at this coordinated campaign of deception, an effort underwritten by ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, Shell, Peabody Energy, and other members of the fossil fuel industry."
Thus, they are guilty of depraved-heart murder (Oil-Qaeda & MOMCOM Conspire To Commit Depraved-Heart Murder).
The McTell News is also guilty, since they are also instrumental in the propaganda and cover-up (Media Matters: "How Media Has Helped Advance Big Oil's Climate Deception Campaign").
The public is being kept unaware of the colossal failure of the private empire and government.
Their (the 1%) assumptions about themselves, and their assumptions about us (the 99%), were and are wrong.
They believed that it was and still is their place to tell us what to wear, think, eat, and do:
THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized 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. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.(A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA - 4, quoting Propaganda). To them, we are the hoi polloi which they charitably put up with, as they build a glorious world for all to behold.
Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet.
They govern us by their qualities of natural leadership, their ability to supply needed ideas and by their key position in the social structure. Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons — a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty [now 320] million — who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.
It is the purpose of this book to explain the structure of the mechanism which controls the public mind, and to tell how it is manipulated by the special pleader who seeks to create public acceptance for a particular idea or commodity. It will attempt at the same time to find the due place in the modern democratic scheme for this new propaganda and to suggest its gradually evolving code of ethics and practice.
They are now full of denial and deceit, because they have brought civilization to the brink, and have no clue now about how to do anything truly remedial about it.
Thus, they are very desperate and dangerous now (Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
The previous post in this series is here.
"People turn the TV on, it looks just like a window, yeah" - lyrics here