Skip to comments.Bombshell: CNN takes money from foreign dictators to run flattering news stories about them
Posted on 10/08/2012 10:58:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Those of you who are regular readers of Natural Newsand your numbers are manymay not always agree with points of view expressed here, but we believe you at least consider us a trustworthy news source, a point driven home by the tens of millions of page views we receive every month.
That said, how much trust would you place in us if, say, we were being paid to put out certain information or relate only a singular point of view? We're guessing that number would be much, much smaller.
Yet that's what one establishment media organizationCNNappears to be doing, according to multiple sources who say the network has begun engaging in a practice of killing stories that portray governments and countries which have become the network's sugar daddies in a bad light.
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While Fox News prefers to take theirs by direct investment:
Hey it works for
CNN is just tired of being a free whore and wants to be paid for their services.....hell even Fluke recognizes there's a dollar to be had.
It was obvious for me that CNN was paid not only by “dictators” but by muslim emirates....They are islam very friendly and airing many advertisings from Qatar , Dubai...and so on ;....
And they support obviously the muslim in the WH
Are these some of the same people who gave Mr. Obama $188 million dollars last month?
Thanks Sarge. The old is forever new. You'd think we'd learn...
VERY interesting, if true.
I’m not sure if it is a disgruntled employee or what...
Ex-CNN reporter: “Major US media ‘constantly demonizing’ Iran, Syria”
A former reporter of the CNN says the US-based network and other American mainstream media are engaged in the constant demonization of Iran and Syria.
Ex-CNN reporter: “Major US media
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - “There is constant demonization of Syria, Iran and other countries on the US mainstream media,” Amber Lyon said in an exclusive interview with Russia Today on Friday.
I think this is an overall really harmful to journalism [sic] theme of these mainstream outlets following in the steps of US government and kind of shadowing how the US government feel about these areas.
Lyon went on to say that Iran, in particular, is regularly demonized by mainstream US media outlets, describing the attitude as dangerous to the American public because they are not being given the accurate story and accurate picture of our foreign policy.
I fear that we are starting to see a constant demonization of Iran on US networks, she said, in what appears to be a systematic matter.
The American journalist pointed to emerging concerns among many [US] journalist that we are going to head into Iraq-Number-Two, except this time its with Iran.
Lyon also said that CNN was bribed by Bahrains regime to censor a documentary on its brutal crackdown on popular protests.
The former CNN correspondent produced the documentary on the brutal suppression of nationwide protests in the Persian Gulf kingdom over six months ago and although it was aired domestically within the US, its broadcast on CNN International was suspiciously withheld, raising charges that the management of the mainstream TV network had pulled the plug on the news story.
During the interview Lyon also revealed that CNN gets paid by despotic regimes to produce and broadcast what she referred to as infomercials for dictators, saying that the sponsored content of such pieces aired on CNN International is actually being paid for by regimes and governments.
This violates every principle of journalistic ethics, because were supposed to be watchdogs on these governments, she added. And thats the issue here, that CNN is feeding, then, this propaganda to the public and not fairly disclosing to the public that this is sponsored content.
She further noted that other than some Persian Gulf Arab regimes, CNN has also produced such sponsored infomercials for governments of Georgia and Kazakhstan.
Lyon also elaborated on the hurdles she faced in Bahrain while trying to produce her news documentary, including an instance when she sneaked into some of the villages to witness atrocities such as shooting fleeing hospital patients by birdshot and beating of ambulance drivers, after which she was violently detained by masked and heavily armed Bahraini security forces who attempted to erase all the video that they found [on us].
The US journalist then insisted that she and her female producer had to hide some discs to get them out of the country.
You can imagine Bahrains surprise when we got back to the US and this content was airing on CNN, and right after that is when the phone calls started coming into the network complaining about me and trying to get my coverage off the air, she said.
a news organization taking money for favorable twists to the news isn’t capitalism, it is corruption
From her Facebook:
21 hours ago
Want to know a brilliant PR tactic to promote self-censorship, crush truth and mainstream media investigative journalism reports? Label your critics as ‘anti-Semitic’.
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She’s more activist than reporter. Not that I think CNN is all on the up and up but this mess is getting stirred by this woman.
Domestic dictators get this service for free.
I think they are talking about CNN International which is much worse than CNN, as bad as that is domestically.
If US companies can get prosecuted for bribing foreign officials, why doesn’t CNN for accepting them?
A whore by any other name is still a whore.
Another story about the Kenyan?
While Fox News prefers to take theirs by direct investment:
Yes, true,. FoxNews has been part-owned by a member of the Saudi royal familiy
This is the same Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who claimed that 9/11 happened because we (US) support Israel. Then NYC-mayor Rudy Giuliani gave back his check that he donated to help the 9/11 recovery
The R and GOPe who cheerlead for Fox cannot accept the fact that FNC does the same thing as CNN...which is why Real Conservatives stopped watching it years ago. All the news channels are bad...and all take terrorist-money
I remember this in ‘03. Rush found it, ran it into the endzone, spiked it and happy-danced.
I have no doubt at all that the culture of corruption continues at CNNObama.
HOw much does the DNC and Bamma pay????