Life and death in the fake news business

Life and death in the fake news business

by Jon Rappoport

June 25, 2017

You’re a mainstream reporter striving to stay afloat. The word has drifted down from the top that this is the season for inflicting wounds on Donald Trump, no matter what, no matter what happened or didn’t happen on a rumpled bed in a hotel room in Moscow, no matter what Putin did or didn’t do to influence the election, no matter who leaked the DNC emails to WikiLeaks, no matter what Michael Flynn said or didn’t say to a Russian on the phone, no matter who or what James Comey is fronting for; every real or possible or non-existent detail needs to be blown up into a gigantic scandal of the moment, this president has to go, and your assignment is to keep cutting him, it’s beyond the point where anybody in your business cares who he is and what he’s done and what he’s doing, so pump up the hysteria, shove in the blade wherever you can, THIS is how your success will be measured, you want a light to shine on you, so attack, attack without let-up, don’t think, don’t think about what’s going on here, the important thing is:

The news business is: careers.

Having a career is life. Losing it is death.

Your career is on the line.

It doesn’t matter what you’ve done over the years, what you’ve written, what you’ve said, this is the big one.

You can’t lose your career.

You know what losing it means.

It means the end.

Losing your career is hanging around a bar until closing time and silently cursing the boss and the other reporters who are climbing faster up the ladder, it’s worrying about where the next story is coming from and how it can zing the editor’s brain so he grunts with satisfaction like an ape on a little throne, it’s all the while knowing that NO ONE at the newspaper or the network can put out a piece that will cause serious ripples in the behind-the-curtain power structure, and you know that because in the past, in what was supposed to be your finest hour, you carefully peeled just one glove from the body of a scandal that should have been stripped entirely naked for the public to see, losing a career is desperately clinging to the biased political stance of the news division, clinging to it as if it were a message from God, it’s taking a piece of info that smells like a rotten slug from an anonymous source and turning it into caviar because it decorates a story that has no foundation whatsoever, it’s pruriently hinting in a story that the enemy, as defined by the editorial staff and the publisher and the corporation that owns the soul of the publisher, is a despicable traitor who should be carted off in the middle of the night and dumped on a boat to the 10th circle of Hell, it’s being wired into who at the news division is moving up and who is moving down, who is the teacher’s pet and who is the bad boy at the back of the room, it’s scouting out jobs that are coming up at rival networks, it’s knowing when dreaded staff layoffs are emerging over the horizon and how flimsy the severance packages will be, it’s grinding on preposterous assignments that have no function other than filling space, it’s pretending one political party or another will stave off the end of civilization, it’s your paycheck that handles the mortgage and the kid’s college fund although how does the kid get into college when he can’t even write a coherent paragraph unless he plagiarizes it from Wikipedia, it’s finally getting your teeth into a good story only to be told there’ll be no follow-up and you know exactly why because you know which person or corporation or advertiser would be rammed into handcuffs if you dug down a foot deeper, it’s forgetting you were once smart and sharp and alert and ready to roll as a member of the fourth estate on a mission to protect the public from the raging excesses of government, it’s sitting for a half-hour with a Congressman and listening to him lie so extensively you can’t believe he knows he’s lying anymore because if he did know, how could he consciously keep up the charade every waking moment, it’s looking at THE elite anchor of your network and knowing he’s a complete cartoon of an ego on parade, it’s wondering how the public even in the depths of its trance can believe what is coming out of the mouth of that ego, it’s lying in bed at night not recalling whether you took a sleeping pill, it’s tearing the cap off a bottle of antidepressant with shaking fingers after coming out of the drug store where you filled the prescription and swallowing a pill and three hours later sitting in your work-cubbyhole thinking with great and rising surety that you want to burn down the newsroom, it’s standing in the kitchen of your silent apartment remembering you wrote a paper in college about the 1776 revolution although you can’t bring back one word of it now, it’s rubbing elbows with celebrities at a cocktail party on the Upper East Side and sensing a few B-listers are giving you a quick once-over to gauge whether you can do them any good and deciding you can’t, it’s having a dream you’re drowning in your bathtub and your editor is standing above you grinning with pistols in his hands, it’s sitting in the antiseptic office of a therapist who is telling you that getting a dog as a friend will finally rescue your state of mind, it’s sitting in the newsroom on election night watching so-called analysts on big screens talking numbers and trends and possible outcomes and you’re thinking you’re supposed to be on the screen yourself but it hasn’t worked out that way, it’s wondering whether selling Porches or hawking real estate would be a better career option at this point, it’s wondering by what method you would commit the oh so grand gesture of suicide, because it should be grand, it should have some significance in the scheme of things, it can’t be a mere disappearance, can it, there would at least be a need for some sort of plan, would it be gun or knife-on-wrist or rope or leap—and then you laugh—AND WHY DOES IT SOUND LIKE MUSIC—and then, THEN you recall that in your desk drawer there is a fat folder full of documents proving a major prime-cut number one advertiser for your newspaper, a major advertiser and a colossus apparently beyond the reach of any president with its far-flung global interests in brain-crippling pharmaceuticals and carcinogenic pesticides and real estate and banking is also—and how perfect is THIS—is also a giant HOG-RAISING FACTORY (millions and millions of oinking pigs) that has polluted the soil of half a southern state with hundreds of toxic chemicals and untold numbers and types of germs and the corporation has bribed its way into permission to create gigantic hog-feces lagoons that sit out in the sunlight year after year festering and percolating and seeping down into the groundwater and poisoning every form of life, and you sit there and nod to yourself and open the drawer and take out that fat folder of documents and you find a piece of blank paper and without thinking you write a brief note of resignation to your ape editor and you stand up and walk out of the newsroom carrying the folder and you hit the night street and walk along with the surging crowds and you feel your blood coursing through your veins and you realize there are a few tears on your cheeks and you grin a savage grin and head home to write the story that will rip that hog-colossus a deep wound and you look up at the moon and a shiver goes through your body, it’s almost midnight but it’s not your midnight, all of sudden a cockeyed sun is coming up for you between big buildings and through some strange unfathomable equation you’re hitting your stride because you just lost your career and a new and unnamable SPACE is swimming into view, and you’re already writing the first paragraph of the REAL story and THIS is the drama you were imagining so long ago, so long ago when you believed in working a real beat as a real newsman…







It’s life or death in the news business.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

25 comments on “Life and death in the fake news business

  1. Larry says:

    “The United States has no future, because the United States has no genuine mainstream media.” ~ Paul Craig Roberts (former associate editor at The Wall Street Journal)

  2. Michael Burns says:

    Speaking of Paul Craig Roberts; a logical critique of the Donald.
    And DT needs to own it.

    • Donald Trump is NOT the answer. Never had been.

      Donald Trump is the symptom, due to the long-running decay brought about by the Deep State (or Matrix or whatever you want to call it). Surely, Paul Craig Roberts, Jon & many more astute observers have been aware of this for quite a while.

      The real enemy of humanity is the Deep State, we should never lose focus off of this fact.

      • truth1 says:

        Hail to the Chiefe.! I could not agree more! Yes, some are being coy about Trump. Some say Trump is not a politician. What? Really? I will say this. Trump was appointed/anointed by the most powerful people on earth by 2000 AD. They gave him his own TV show to boost his notoriety and status in advance of his campaign to come.

        This whole damned circumstance we find ourselves in now, was planned, scripted, rehearsed and finally, played out. The game plan? A semi-fake scripted WW3. No doubt to follow by a far older script long awaiting this time. A mock (though most will not know its mock) Alien invasion to either save us or unite us against them or be rescued by a 2nd alien force, the good guys who will happen to have a guy named Jesus leading them. You got to be kidding me? No, I am serious. Too crazy?

        Well, we have had enough false flag psyops to make it clear that nothing is too far out for the power-meisters of the world. In fact, it may be that they want to be over the top and really far out. There is a court case going on in the paranormal world and we are part of the case and part of the stakes in this case.

        To show both the resilience of the intelligent humans (I know, I’m stretching it) and the utter stupidity and uselessness of most of the planet are both to demonstrate what could have been and yet is not, but will be, eventually.

        Nothing is taking place by accident, or without deliberate intention. It is all being carefully guided and directed to s very specific outcome. If you don’t wake up to, not so much Trump, but those above and behind him, then the future is not going to be good for you. This will not be a fairy tale ending for most. Those who can see thru the veil have a chance for the fairy tale ending.

        I could tell you all the ending but who would listen? If you still believe Trump is the man, then you are blind and I can not help the blind. I am NOT the messiah and I can not perform miracles. But there is ONE who can! Him you should listen to.

        • arcadia11 says:

          well, i don’t think you’re crazy, because i think you nailed it nicely, and i’m not crazy.
          although you could be crazy in other arenas.

          • truth1 says:

            arcadia11, your generous and kind and encouraging. But being a citizen of the world here in 2017, there is little chance of my being sane. Or anyone else for that matter. But God can work thru loonies and still pull it off to perfection. Lucky for me, I’ll tell ya 😛 And you, sir, if you are not brilliant, you’re damn close. Just my opinion, but I’ll stand by it. 😉

    • truth1 says:

      Good link, Mike. Been a long time fan of PCRob

  3. Larry says:

    Look on the bright side guys …if Princess Hillary had ascended the throne, chances are we would be dead already by way of Nuclear War.
    (She described Putin during the campaign as the New Hitler. The poor thang is clearly a tool of the globalists.)

    It’s early days, gentlemen …early days …

  4. From Quebec says:

    Having a career is life. Losing it is death. (Jon)

    I believe this can also apply to politicians. And, this is why most of them have become part of the SWAMP.

    It also explains why they are so afraid of Trump who is not a politician and never will be one, even if he has a 8 years run as President.

    Trump had a career before the presidency and he lived a good live He did not need to be President. And when his 2 terms will be over, he will still have a live and even a better one than before.

    That will make the MSM swamp and all the Trump haters so mad. and It will make me so happy.

  5. Every choice is a life choice or a death choice. Very well expressed, Jon.

  6. From Quebec says:

    Eric Trump Denounces Hollywood Elites’ Attacks Against His Father

  7. From Quebec says:

    Some people here are very confused. Either that, or they just hate Trump because he is a billionaire and because he wins all of the time. They cannot stand that.

    If there is a God, something that I cannot prove, for sure he would have chosen Trump to save this Earth from extermination.

    All the scumbags of this world are against him, that should teach you something. If Trump was corrupted like Hillary, for instance, all of the scumbags would cheer Trump.

    Why would Trump risk his life and his family lives that he loves so dearly, It does not make sense.
    He is 71 years old, why does he not just enjoy his life instead of working 20 hours a day to make America great again, and to be hated, scorched and vilify, 24 hours a the scumbags of this world?

    For sure he is not perfect, nobody is. He will make mistakes, But, he will learn from his mistakes when he will eventually realize who the Swamp is in his administration. People like Mc Master, Paul Ryan, John McCain, etc. He will then fire them one by one, you watch.

    Stick with Trump! He has already done some very good things even though he has the Deep state and the Swamp against him.

    He does not need you people to doubt his integrity.
    Give him time to figure out what is going behind his back and watch him win against the NWO.

    • truth1 says:

      Well, Q, I am not against Trump. I simply believe he is a puppet controlled by the NWO puppeteers. I do not look for Trump to save us. I look to God to save us. The world system is doomed, as I see it. Trunp has a part/role written for him that he must play and agreed to play. God is my hero, not Trump. And though I detest the left, Hillary would be doing the same as Trump is now doing. for what its worth!

  8. From Quebec says:

    Hey, hey! Trump: I am particularly gratified that the Supreme Court’s decision was 9-0.”


    • Theodore says:

      Wow! 9 to 0?! i had just assumed it was 5 to 4. Funny, i read a main stream article on it and they only mentioned how three of them voted (gorsuch plus 2 others on the right) — so i then assumed it was 5 to 4.

  9. American Medical Association says:

    What goes on in the news business looks a lot like what happens in the medical business.

  10. This is how I define excellence in Journalism. Simply powerful and poignant
    Lest we forget – A Tyson lobbyist was a victim of the shooting of Republicans at the baseball field

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