Somebody Should Tell the Media that We Don't Give a Damn About the Oscar Pistorius Trial

Nick Bernabe | The Anti-Media

Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympian commonly know as the “Blade Runner”, is accused of killing his reality star girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Thumbnail image credit: abcnews.com. The problem is, nobody really gives a damn about an obscure celebrity murder trial happening on the other side of the world. Nobody except maybe the media.

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Screen capture from a Google News search of Oscar Pistorius

115,000 news stories, and that’s just on Google News alone. America’s corporate media somehow thinks Americans will be interested in a murder trial going on in Africa, or maybe that’s what they want you to think about.

The fact that this trial is getting any air time on national television news networks is almost laughable, especially considering all the conflicts currently engulfing the Middle East and elsewhere. Here are some examples of the national TV news coverage, but make sure to read below to see the stories that should actually be getting attention.

CNN

Fox “News”

ABC

MSNBC

Shall I go on?

Now that we got the mindless drool that the corporate media is feeding the few people that still watch TV out of the way, let’s look at a few things that should be newsworthy.

The US government is completely responsible for the growing violence in Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine. President Obama has just entangled America’s armed forces into another bombing campaign in Iraq, with prospects for a prolonged conflict looking likely.

Concerning Iraq and Syria via The Anti-Media,

While many news stories such as this one today by CBS will seek to validate the use of military force — once again by the US — in Iraq, the fact cannot be ignored that the US is solely responsible for the rise of IS in Iraq and Syria, and therefore responsible for this unneeded blood shed. In fact, al-Qaeda did not exist in Iraq before “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, which saw the US overthrow Saddam Hussein and install a western backed puppet government. This unjust and brutal invasion created this power vacuum that has boiled over into a near civil war. Then, while the US attempted to overthrow the Assad regime, it had aligned itself with the Syrian rebel forces; providing weapons and training to what turned out to be ISIS fighters either directly or via proxy. With American weapons, training, and resources, IS has now become our enemy. Sound familiar?

Pictured on the right, John McCain taking a selfie with Syrian "freedom fighters" who were later outed as ISIS militants. Click to zoom.
Pictured on the right, John McCain taking a selfie with Syrian “freedom fighters” who were later outed as ISIS militants. Click to zoom.

America’s war of aggression in Iraq, which turned out to be based on false trumped up charges of WMDs, has caused not only the direct loss of life from our initial invasion, but a debilitating destabilization of the entire Levant. Decades of US intervention in Iraq has not helped the Iraqi people, it has hurt them. Now our foreign policy “experts” are seeking to “fix” Iraq again with just a few more humanitarian bombs, but rest assured, there will be “no troops on the ground“.

Concerning Obama’s claim that no troops will be sent to Iraq, read this article from LiveFreeLiveNatural.com: Obama Says no Combat Troops Being Sent to Iraq While Simultaneously Sending 1000 Troops To Iraq

Concerning Ukraine via SCGNews.com,

In this video we’re going to provide you with compelling evidence that the crimes against humanity committed in Kiev earlier this year were in fact committed by the new (US backed) coalition government, that officials in the E.U. and the United States knew full well who committed these crimes, and that they are protecting and financially supporting the real criminals.

Concerning Israel and Gaza:

Israel’s incursion into Gaza was initiated by the kidnapping of three Jewish teens. This act, while blamed on Hamas, has turned out to be a misrepresentation at best and a false flag at worst. Read this article for the full story from The Anti-Media.

You know those 80%+ civilians that have been killed by Israeli forces since the invasion of Gaza began? You paid for that. Meanwhile, the United States has begun dropping bombs on Iraq because (U.S. trained) ISIS is murdering┬ácivilians by the thousands. How does the U.S. decide which civilians should be slaughtered and which ones should be saved? ┬áRead this article for more on how US taxpayers are on the hook for Israel’s military equipment.

More news

A new poll suggests that Americans’ trust in government is now at an all-time low. In fact, only 13% of Americans think the government is capable of doing the right thing. Can you blame them?

If you think we left something out of the real news, please leave a comment for us below and we’ll update this article accordingly. Stay thirsty and away from the TV my friends.

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