…the us msm, mlk holiday, and us politicians…Posted: 2014-01-20
…the holiday in honour of Martin Luther King, Jr. will see the ritual platitudes, ‘I have a dream…’ and all…
Absent will be his keen observation on the US society and its government. This old blog post, The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV, over at fair deserves a ritual posting. A snippet to ensure that sceptical view of the ‘truth’ of the corporate MSM,
An alert viewer might notice that the chronology jumps from 1965 to 1968. Yet King didn’t take a sabbatical near the end of his life. In fact, he was speaking and organizing as diligently as ever.
Almost all of those speeches were filmed or taped. But they’re not shown today on TV.
It’s because national news media have never come to terms with what Martin Luther King Jr. stood for during his final years.
In foreign policy, King also offered an economic critique, complaining about “capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries.”
And, yes, that blog post dates to 04 Jan 1995. And with regard to his speech on Vietnam, Beyond Vietnam (4 April 1967), we find the predictable responses of the two leading corporate MSM of the US – no opposition to US military adventures will be brooked. Nothing has changed; and if so, for the worse. There alone the value of the blogs and new media…