Andrew Pontbriand | December 3, 2015
For many years now the alternative media, myself included, have been jumping up and down trying to get the attention of our fellow man in regards to the mainstream media’s constant control of news. Luckily over the past several years, and more so due to the revolution of the internet and alternative media itself, people have begun noticing that the corporate media plays a very important role in making sure people are spoon fed information.
News stories are hand picked at the top of the largest conglomerates depending on what happens that best fits “their” agenda, and from there the stories are talked about day in and day out, nonstop until the viewer can repeat the story back to you word for word, even if the version they were given was not actually how the event played out in the first place.
A blatant and clear example of how the media handles big news stories can be seen when we examine the events of the past two weeks.
Over the last two weeks, there have been not one, not two, but THREE “mass shootings” here in the United States. However with that said, I am willing to bet you only heard about TWO.
The first of course was the shooting at the Planned Parenthood Center in Colorado. This story made headline news of course due to the nature of the crime, but also for more not so subtle reasons than that alone. Nonetheless it really became a national daily news story due to the fact that the Agenda is to take away 2nd Amendment rights of Americans,and equate crazy gun owners with people who wish to do harm to Planned parenthood or anyone who supports it.
The second of course is the much more recent Mass shooting which quickly developed into an “active shooter” situation, and was further equipped with a whole series of buzzwords used over and over again to captivate, program, and passify the viewer into suggestive thought. Words and phrases like active shooter, domestic terrorism, and assault weapons, are all used dozens upon dozens of times.
To go even further, we can see an even bigger picture unfold, which is mostly because we have 3 separate incidents that were all “mass shootings” with a high number either killed, injured, or both, all within just days of each other. We have a clear and perfect example of blatant control of information and news, where the media decides what the public gets to digest.
The third and final mass shooting which you heard nothing about happened on November 22, 2015 in the 9th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana. The shooting occurred at a party in the Bunny Friend Park and left 17 people injured out of a crowd of hundreds, more than 70 bullet casings littered on the ground, and blood everywhere. The main suspect has been identified as Joseph “Moe” Allen, and officials say that more than half of the attendee’s were children, and nobody there was over 30 — making all of the victims of the shooting children or young adults
Even so, the mainstream media basically completely ignored this incident. Why?
Allen, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office records, is a convicted felon and has been charged with home invasion, carjacking, illegal carrying of weapon and possession of cocaine and heroin. In 2002, he was arrested with Travis Scott, who recently pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering charge. Scott’s younger brothers, Akein “Keemy” Scott and Shawn “Shizzle” Scott, have pleaded guilty to numerous charges related to the 2013 Mother’s Day shooting in which they opened fire into a second line crowd, leaving 20 people injured.
As mentioned, the incident happened in the N.O’s 9th Ward, a largely impoverished area with a large population of black residents. the incident can be seen as what some call “black on black” violence, which leaves no room for a media storm due to the fact that this type of incident doesn’t fit “their” agenda. Not to mention, as seen above, the suspect is a violent convicted felon who possessed a gun even though as a felon and due to the “magic”of law and gun restrictions, he shouldn’t have had.
With all of this it is easy to see how the media picks and chooses what to cover, and what not to cover. Is the Bunny Friend shooting any less important than the Planned Parenthood and San Bernadino shootings? Why is it that people are not outraged at the deafening silence by the media, and even the President himself?
Andrew Pontbriand is an Activist, the Founder and Writer for The Resistance Journals, as well as a contributor to the Activist Post and Political Junkie. Andrew is also the Author of the eBook “Escape From Tyranny,” which will be released in print this summer. Full Bio on Muck Rack.