Damien Green, Porn, and the Continuing Death of Traditional Journalism.

Those who chose to peruse the pages of The Sunday Times on the 5th of November will have been nourished with the world stopping news that Damien Green, the Deputy Prime Minister, was found to have porn on his computer.

The headline reads: “Police: We found Porn on Deputy PM’s Computers.” The sub-heading reads: “May’s closest ally shaken by new revelations”.

For those unfamiliar with The Sunday Times it used to be what my grandfather referred to as a newspaper, published as its name suggests once a week. What is has become is not easy to define, but its function can be summarised thus:  It aims to shape and focus the thinking of the readers to the issues determined by its owners.  Like most news outlets today, that means Climate Change is real, there are more than two sexes, Donald Trump is bad and Hillary Clinton is good and now, of course, all men are participants in sexual assault.

To give this Damien Green ‘news article’ a little bit more context is important. The context of the content of this story and its history, but also the context of a weekend following a week of many important international and national events.

Firstly, the context of the content. Damien Green, for those who remember, was arrested in November 2008 whilst a member of the shadow cabinet. A politically motivated arrest – no charges were brought. Some nine years later, a report based on uncorroborated information from an anonymous former Police Service employee that Green had ‘porn’ on his computer forms the basis of a ‘news’ story. If our laws protected the rights of the individual, Green would never have had his property invaded, temporarily confiscated and inspected. If public sector employees were held accountable for their actions, the former Police Service employee would not have released private data about a law abiding individual for fear of punishment and loss of pension. If journalists had any ethics or morals, they would be consistent – i.e., they would proclaim moral outrage at the public displays of pride in the unhealthy practices of homosexual men as well as at the private lawful consumption of ‘porn’ via one’s own computer. But today’s journalists don’t display any moral consistency.

Secondly, the context of other events of the preceding week – events that in days gone by would have had investigator journalists salivating and working eighty hour weeks: The New York Terror attack; the criminal allegations relating to Kevin Spacey; the revelations following the Harvey Weinstein accusations:  Hollywood paedophile rings; Bex Bailey’s rape accusation against an as yet unnamed Labour Party figure;  the indictment of Paul Manafort in the USA as part of the “Russia Investigation”; the rejection of votes for 16 year olds;  the revelations from Donna Brazile and Elizabeth Warren relating to Hillary Clinton’s rigging of the DNC primaries; the elevation of Remainer Gavin Williamson to Secretary of State for Defence during the PESCO rollout of EU ‘Defence Cooperation’.  Still the truth of what happened in Las Vegas when 58 people were killed in a mass shooting and where the ‘official’ story provided by the ‘authorities’ is being changed daily.

Of course those paying attention to real news can see the Damien Green story for what it is. A pretence of news, or Fakenews ‘by distraction’. This is a classic case of a non-story having been put on the shelf to await a convenient time for publication to displace matters of greater importance. Matters which the corporatist news owners would rather the public paid no attention to. These issues being Hillary Clinton and the corruption in the DNC and in Washington DC, and the UK’s exit of the European Union. No doubt column inches will soon be spawned on non-stories ‘denying’ the existence of such porn on Mr Green’s computer – all part of the fakenews game.

The Sunday Times is, like its weekly and daily competitors and its radio and TV brethren, dying the natural death of a corrupted business form. Unlike Kodak, whose demise was predicated on technological advancements in the field of image making, the death of the large news corporations is self-inflicted. Where once the unapologetic desire of journalists and their employers was to hold power to account to the people and shine a light on the truth, now that desire exists outside these organisations whose employees obey their paymasters and hold the people to account for their globalist paymasters. The baton of reporting and investigating truth is no longer held by the constrained employed ‘journalist’, but by a growing army of independent ‘citizen’ journalists. These people have no ‘boss’ to dictate and determine the subjects which are to be revealed to the public. Technology has redefined who and how real world events can be exposed and described to the public. All a journalist needs now is the will, a camera phone and a link to the internet. No longer does she need an employer, a studio, a transmitter or a printing press.

A symptom of the rise in citizen journalism has been the clarification through evidence of what the traditional news providers have been doing – manipulating public opinion for political ends. The Emperor has no clothes – the Mainstream media’s nudity is revealed, its bare faced partiality now visible and in many case, naked lies have been exposed.

If you take the Sunday Times on a Sunday you will continue to exist in the dark, at best blinded and at worst misinformed and emotionally manipulated. It is no better if you get your news from the Grauniad, the Telegraph, Observer, Times, Mail, BBC, ITV, SKY or Channel 4. If you wish to be informed rather than conditioned, put the paper in the litter tray, switch off the TV and expose yourself to the real news via the plethora of new independent content providers available to you via the internet and start to think for yourself.

3 thoughts on “Damien Green, Porn, and the Continuing Death of Traditional Journalism.

  1. “Believe none of what you hear, some of what you read and half of what you see. ” I think is a Mark Twain quote. These days the “some of what you read” should be revised down a bit.

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