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AP news is not news, it's paid for marketing
pay the piper, call the tune. see how AP sings for its supper.
fear is the time-honored tool of the demagogue and has of late been increasingly harnessed by those who would seek power and profit.
the size, scope, and reach of these fear campaigns is unparalleled in human history. they can be difficult to see from the inside, often those affected are too busy being frightened to perceive the simple, rote repetition and the relentless, evidence-free assertion of “factiness” that twists perceptions into hallucinations by simple weight of numbers.
this is why they say the same things again and again, why they embed them in every context, and why they come at you every day from every angle to make these conjured hobgoblins appear ubiquitous and the consensus about them seem perfect.
dissent is branded “denialism” and that small amount of disagreement that does manage to get through is drowned in torrents of talking points argued as endless assertion until no other sounds remain in the public consciousness.
this video has been going around twitter etc. it’s wild to watch it all in one place. see how much you can get through before you have to turn it off.
then imagine how much you probably saw over 3 years and what it does to one’s sense of the world.
truly, this was milspec psyop (provocatively kicked off when debbie birx came to the white house from the national security advisor) and a full society scale derangement ensued.
it may be the densest concentration of weapons grade propaganda messaging in human history. but i would argue it is not the largest and that there is another one that puts it in the shade.
you cannot read any newswire, newspaper, watch TV, movies, read, anyhting without finding global warming embedding. it’s just everyplace and ubiquitous and the whole “the science is settled” claptrap really gained currency here.
but is this a genuine movement or is it bought and paid for astroturfing and marketing? does everyone really feel this way or are small groups being paid (and well) to push a viewpoint that happens to help those aspiring to power to control half the world through energy, emissions, and regulatory reach and that provides massive subsidy and profits for a vast set of corporate machinery that profits from the green grift?
many had simply assumed that the “AP” in “AP news” simply stood for “Always Partisan.”
what if, instead, it stands for “Affordable Propaganda”?
because that appears to be the stronger case:
this is not how a news service functions. this is how a marketing department functions.
climate activists pumped $8 million into AP and got a couple dozen new reporters led by peter prengaman who rapidly amassed a team of climate zealots to engage in one sided reporting on this topic.
oh how the money rolled in.
and oh how the marketing copy masquerading as news rolled out.
In the year following a grant of more than $8 million to the Associated Press from key climate change advocates, the news service has poured out at least 64 stories warning of environmental calamity, according to a new media study.
Media Research Center Business charted the stories and language used following the multimillion-dollar grant and found that AP also used over 500 environmental extremism buzzwords in the stories.
the endless slant on AP is obvious. you can see it in the study from MRC (a media watchdog) here:
this is no joke. it’s just another form of “stacking the box” with endless repetition of assertion presented as fact. the goal is to make you hear it so many times that you just cannot get away from it and the sheer mass makes it start to feel like reality.
the more insidious pathway is embedding where the topic gets included in movies and TV shows and orthogonal discussions like farming and food and travel to enrich a bunch of people who would never dream of following their own rules.
they create silly, pointless campaigns designed for high visibility and hair-shirt annoyance/self mortification to suck you in and the media they paid to shill it pump out the pablum like firehoses of fact-free fallacy.
this is a business.
and business is good.
it’s all about “looking through the claim” and it works just like “selling through the purchase” where you talk to the car buyer not about the porsche but about how much fun he’ll have driving it down the coast on weekends and how the ladies at the gym will notice him so that he’s already imagining a world where he bought the car. this makes him more likely to buy.
it’s a sales technique as old as time. and every time they have some dystopian story about “and the climate warmed and the seas rose and here is our new “mad max” with global famine” they are doing the same thing. it’s to make you presume the global warming claims and put you in a mindset of “reacting to it” instead of questioning it.
but these are not reliable narrators. it’s all just the songs of skalds paid in gold to tell it like it ain’t because that’s how the chieftain wants it.
it’s all made up, even the symbols. polar bears are not threatened, they are thriving. their numbers have more than doubled. yet they remain the charismatic mega-fauna mascots of the global warming movement. they are photographed standing on ice floes as though this poses them some threat instead of being a big bear in its natural environment and ignoring the fact that polar bears are probably the best swimmers of any land animal and can easily make 20 mile ocean swims.
this, ironically, kind of makes them the perfect mascot for his movement: entirely fake and false in premise and fact.
so who is doing this?
Five organizations are contributing to the effort: the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Quadrivium, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation.
and how widespread is it?
It’s the most recent of a series of grants the AP has received since the mid-2010s to boost coverage in health and science, religion, water issues and philanthropy itself. Some 50 AP journalists have jobs funded through grants.
this is not philanthropy, it’s message shaping and it has been THE story of the last decade. AP is the source for stories that 100’s maybe thousands of newspapers carry especially these days as drops in revenues mean few have their own reporters, especially for international. it’s all moving to wire services and the wire services, desperate to keep afloat, have sold their souls to the gold givers. it’s the new normal and it’s all out in the open if you look.
and those who pay the piper ever shall call the tune and so news is not news, it’s informercial. this is not data or assessment, it’s “sham wow” on relentless all day every day sale cycle.
this is why media cannot be trusted.
and it’s only going to get worse. this is the death spiral of selling out because you’re going broke and having it break you further. these writers might as well be wearing nascar style logos.
i wonder how many grants they got from foundations funded by pharma?
just ignore it all. it’s not there to present facts or be argued with, it’s there to saturate perceptions.
new informational ecosystems are emerging and will sweep this sad QVC quisling DBA “AP newswire” and the others like off the board and out of mind.
it’s not some coincidence these agencies have gone full darkside.
they were paid to.
and they took the coin and set to with relish because their old models were failing.
this is their business model now.
they do not inform, they indoctrinate.
when you see “AP news” just read it as “crony corporatist marketing department.”
that’s really all that’s left.
and this is not a piper you want to be swayed by.