On this episode we discuss the silent machine behind the worlds media; the clandestine manipulation of your reality and the obfuscation of the real world around us through the content we consume; the news we trust and the moulded attitudes of our friends and loved ones. An operation so grand in its complexity and execution that it is as easily identifiable as it is deniable; Operation Mockingbird
Post war propagandists and government manipulators took the forty years after World War Two and used it to lock down, up and coming student journalists and people of burgeoning influence in the media to disseminate and proliferate their political, ideological and materialistic agendas. The advent of the ubiquitous online media landscape in the past few decades and the explosion of online content creators; some with bigger followings than main stream media at this stage; were all targeted and swept up in this media manipulation machine.
We discuss this and lots more including the Hollywood agenda; social media fact checkers; The Church Committee and we try to reason why a government would try to do this to their own people and how the rest of the world took it on like it was cool!
Edwin Sammon and Emmet Quinn join me on this episode for fun and frolics and you can find them here:
http://www.instagram.com/edwinsammon or Ed’s podcast ‘Edwin Sammon of Knowledge’ which you can find here
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