Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Newspaper readership collapsing as people turn to alternative news for truthful reporting

(NaturalNews) Traditional, mainstream print news appears to be on the brink of collapse as more and more people turn to independent, primarily online news sources for information. A recent report from Financial Times explains how, from almost every angle, print newspapers are taking a major hit, not only with declines in readership, but also in flailing advertising revenues.

Last year, the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism put out its The State of the News Media 2011 report which found that more Americans now get their news from online sources rather than from print sources ( And even though traditional newspapers are increasingly making the migration online, they are still losing $7 in print ads for every dollar in online ads they gain.

News outlets that began online rather than in print seem to be faring just fine, on the other hand, as their advertising and other revenue sources were natively designed for the online environment to begin with. But for traditional mainstream news outlets that began in print, many of which are now owned by corporate conglomerates, the situation is dire.

The controlled media is being exposed as a fraud on every front

However, it is not simply that print is becoming "out of style" so much as it is that print news is largely controlled news, which an increasing number of Americans are growing to distrust. More than half of all Americans, in fact, have indicated that they do not trust the mainstream media to report fair, accurate, and balanced news, which is why many of them have turned to alternative news sources like NaturalNews and InfoWars for independent, full-disclosure coverage of current events (

"The media has essentially rendered itself irrelevant in the minds and the opinions of a large majority of Americans," said Don Debar, a political activist, to Press TV in a recent interview. "I am talking about the American media from CNN to FOX [News] and even including some of the so-called progressive media, like Democracy Now and Pacific Radio, where people do not look to them anymore for authoritative information (

Try as they might to gain back the monopoly on news they have lost to the independent media, both online and in print, the traditional print media will ultimately fail to maintain any sort of relevancy if it continues to censor the news as it has been for many years now. More Americans than ever are now awake to the shenanigans of the corporate controllers in major media, which means no amount of online savvy is going to make a difference in stopping the eventual collapse of the corporate news media, no matter how it re-brands itself.

What is the leverage point for Occupy’s victory?

This is my paper for The Center of Process Studies’ conference, Money-Creation in a Finite World (free and open to the public, April 10-12, 2012; Claremont Colleges, CA):
Money and credit as public services for full-employment, optimal infrastructure, ending debt slavery: Epic proponents, related history of US government and corporate media, partnership for Occupy victory
It’s divided into these 11 parts for articles (links added with each new section):
Monetary and credit reform: full-employment, end of debt slavery
Thomas Edison, Thomas Jefferson on monetary reform

President Andrew Jackson, Peter Cooper on monetary reform
NYC Mayor John Hylan, House Banking Committee Chairs on monetary reform
Benjamin Franklin, William Jennings Bryan on monetary reform
Charles Lindbergh Sr., 86% of Great Depression economists on monetary reform
What should the average citizen know about US War Crimes?
What should the average citizen know about US war history?
What is the leverage point for Occupy’s victory?
What does monetary and credit freedom look like?
My personal history of the 1% choosing to kill a million children each month
Monetary and credit reform is a policy objective to end transfer of trillions of the “99%’’’s wealth to an oligarchic “1%.” The US banking collusion only and always co-exists within a larger oligarchy with government for legal protection, and media for public propaganda. This paper presents histories in monetary reform and US government crimes in war suppressed by today’s US corporate media’s history texts and news journalism. When the oligarchy’s voice is professionally exposed as obviously and egregiously lying in omission and commission in claims of central importance of the past and present, government and corporate media loses credibility in an “emperor has no clothes” transformation. Refutation of the oligarchy’s voice with objective and independently verifiable facts, especially in light of current War Crimes and Constitutional destruction, supports our policy goal for monetary and credit reform because the public will seek alternative voices to build a brighter future. To support our goal of upgraded economic policies, we should be open to synergy with ecological and resource-based economic models, and network with Occupy.
Is there a leverage point for our/Occupy’s victory?
Yes: the arrest of the criminal 1% related to money/credit, government, and media. When the oligarchy is broken, we’ll have an opportunity to offer solutions through media with a chance to work in good faith for factual and comprehensive accuracy.
The easiest area to initiate arrests and end the criminal elements preventing monetary and credit reform is perhaps US War Crimes/Wars of Aggression. Because it is they who pay the greatest price for expanding and endless US criminal wars, it is probable that factions of the US military have plans for a military coup. In fact, I hope honest US military leadership arrests and removes the criminals. I really don’t like alternative scenarios I’ve read and can imagine of either the 99%’s defeat or a cornered criminal 1% acting in desperation.
Although I’ve been inviting the criminal 1% to have a “Scrooge conversion” and surrender
[47] to a Truth and Reconciliation process for years, the end-game is perilous.
This point is a big deal; its time seems near.
 “The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it.” -  "Abraham Lincoln, [September 16-17, 1859] (Notes for Speech in Kansas and Ohio)," Page 2.
47 my latest offer: Herman, C. As 1% face extinction, Scrooge, Darth Vader, Professor Snape offer advice. Feb. 22, 2012