MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski admitted on air this morning that
she was repeating White House talking points she had been advised
to include in the channel's news programming regarding the ongoing
BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Morning Joe co-host was repeatedly seen looking
down and carefully studying written notes as she engaged in
a debate with former GE CEO Jack Welch, an outspoken critic
of the government's reaction to the disaster.
In response to each portion of Welch's analysis, Brzezinski
poured over the notes and read allowed from the script in front
of her, defending the government's response.
When it became blatantly obvious what Brzezinski was doing,
Joe Scarborough jumped in:
"you keep reading these... you keep reading these... these..."
"White House talking points." said Brzezinski, finishing
"You keep reading these talking points," Scarborough
continued, "but there is no evidence whatsoever, from looking
through all the evidence, that they had from the very beginning,
that they had for the first 56 days a concerted plan and a war
room to fix this."
Later on during the discussion, after announcing she had some
"interesting news" on the latest oil flow rate estimates,
Brzezinski struggled to contain laughter as Welch quipped "oh,
you've got some more talking points on that?"
"Do you want to know why I have a file that I've been
working on with the White House—and I'll be very transparent
about that?" Brzezinski, said.
"Because of your friend Rudy Giuliani who came here last
week spewing out a whole bunch of nothing."
It seems that following that interview with Giuliani, in which
he was overtly critical of the White House handling of the spill,
Mika, the daughter of Trilateral Commission co-founder and and
former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, was called
to "work with the White House" on oil spill talking
This isn’t the first time the corporate networks have
prostituted their integrity and handed over control of their
content to the Obama administration. Back
in June of last year, ABC News mimicked the likes
of Communist China and North Korea by completely turning its
news coverage over to the government and excluding any dissenting
opinions to promote Obama’s health care agenda.
The news coverage was complemented
later in the year by political propaganda “organically”
woven into the plots and storylines of prime time network television
shows. These are just the cases we know about.
The fact that corporate TV outlets are openly writing scripts
and editing entertainment and news content to incorporate government
propaganda, added to the fact that they act like this is some
kind of wonderful service to the American people, is a damning
indictment of just how deep the alphabet soup networks are in
the pocket of the establishment.
It also underscores exactly why they are losing viewers to
the Internet and alternative media at an alarming speed while
hypocritically attacking the alternative media for being untrustworthy.
We’ll leave it to the reader to decide for themselves.
Who’s the most trustworthy? The muckraking blogger or
the legions of corporate media whores who brazenly hand over
their editorial control to the government and then celebrate
the fact as if it’s a major achievement?