The mainstream media has just been suckered by the “Monsanto Discredit Bureau” into waging an all-out propaganda war against any person revealing the very real dangers of glyphosate or GMOs
By Mike Adams | Natural News
With some notable exceptions, most mainstream media outlets operating today are now functioning as Monsanto propaganda mouthpieces, viciously attacking those who should be celebrated as true American heroes.
To achieve their latest defamation campaign against Doctor Oz, the mainstream media relied on a fraudulent and slanderous letter signed by ten doctors addressing Columbia University, demanding Dr. Oz resign from a senior staff position there. But in reporting this, the entire mainstream media failed to look into the backgrounds of the doctors signing the letter. If they had done any background research at all, they would have found some astonishing things that completely discredit the letter and the malicious, contrived attack on Oz:
• A key signer of the letter, Dr. Gilbert Ross, is a convicted criminal and Medicaid fraud artist. He was “convicted of racketeering, mail fraud and conspiracy,” and was “sentenced to 47 months in jail, $40,000 in forfeiture and restitution of $612,855” in a scheme to defraud the Medicaid system, reports the U.S. Right to Know campaign in a page describing the sleazy practices of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), where Dr. Ross is the executive director. To my knowledge, there isn’t a single mainstream media website or news program that bothered to point this out, even though it destroys the credibility of the entire attack.
• More than half the doctors signing the letter have ties to the ACSH, a discredited industry front group steeped in chemical denialism. This is the group that once solicited money from Big Tobacco, claiming it would counter “pseudoscience” about cigarette smoking. The ACSH has also been a corporate-funded apologist for asbestos, Agent Orange, chemical endocrine disruptors, pesticides and herbicides. This is the group that the toxic chemical industry pays to wage precisely the kind of defamation and slander campaign that’s now targeting Doctor Oz.
• Another signer of the letter, Dr. Henry Miller, was a key corporate-funded sellout scientist enlisted to defeat GMO labeling in California. Dr. Miller conspired with the biotech industry almost as his official policy during his tenure with the FDA, where he co-founded the FDA Office of Biotechnology to serve as the FDA’s front group that protected Monsanto profits. See his profile here, where Sourcewatch.org states:
A 1994 memo written by the Apco Associates PR firm (now called Apco Worldwide) for Philip Morris (PM) discusses plans to create a European branch of the PM-backed “junk science” front group The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition. The memo states,
Specifically, we recommend that a European TASSC be formulated to do the following:
Preempt unilateral action against industry.
Associate anti-industry “scientific” studies with broader questions about government research and regulations * Link the tobacco issue with other more “politically correct” products.
Have non-industry messengers provide reasons for legislators, business executives and media to view policies drawn from unreliable scientific studies with extreme caution.
The memo specifically cites Henry I. Miller as a “key supporter” who might be willing to assist in the execution of the project:
For example, Dr. Henry I. Miller, Visiting Fellow and Visiting Scholar of the Institute of International Studies of the Hoover Institute of Stanford University, is one example of a key supporter with strong academic and international credentials who might assist us in this project.
The mainstream media thinks a convicted fraud artist is more credible than Doctor Oz?
What’s astonishing in all this is that the mainstream media has, by default, granted more credibility to this list of 10 letter signers than they assign to Doctor Oz. Never mind the fact that one of the signers of the letter is a convicted fraud artist, and that all other signers of the letter have financial ties to Big Biotech, Big Pharma or the ACSH.
What we have with all this is a monumental failure of journalism — mainstream media outright rejects the very idea that they should look into the 10 doctors making these allegations against Oz. In their rush to attack Doctor Oz, or the Food Babe, or the Seralini science team, mainstream media publishers utterly fail to see how they are being manipulated by the Monsanto Discredit Bureau. Or, alternatively, they are obedient to it and just following orders.
The solution to all this is simple, however: It’s called REAL JOURNALISM. If mainstream media outlets actually took the time to do their research — and found the courage to print the truth for a change — it wouldn’t be difficult for them to see how the ACSH and a handful of criminal doctors, fraudsters and character assassins can fabricate these attacks on people like Doctor Oz. This is a corporate-funded scientific dictatorship in action, seeking to destroy the voices of those who dare question the fraudulent corporate science behind the poisoning of the world with GMOs and glyphosate.
You are witnessing the black ops branch of the “Monsanto Discredit Bureau”
What you are observing in all these attacks on Doctor Oz is a deliberate plot schemed up by the so-called “Monsanto Discredit Bureau.”
Monsanto has an entire department that does nothing but attack, discredit and defame anyone who dares utter the truth about GMO dangers or glyphosate toxicity.
“Recently, I attended a talk by Monsanto’s Dr. William ‘Bill’ Moar who presented the latest project in their product pipeline dealing with RNA,” reports Stephanie Hampton in this Daily Kos article. “One student asked what Monsanto was doing to counter the ‘bad science’ around their work. Dr. Moar, perhaps forgetting that this was a public event, then revealed that Monsanto indeed had ‘an entire department’ (waving his arm for emphasis) dedicated to ‘debunking’ science that disagreed with theirs. As far as I know this is the first time that a Monsanto functionary has publicly admitted that they have such an entity which brings their immense political and financial weight to bear on scientists who dare to publish against them.”
Monsanto’s Discredit Bureau even extends its reach all the way into the USDA, which actively conspires with the biotech industry to bury the truth about the dangers of GMOs and glyphosate. As Hampton writes in this article on the USDA, a petition directed at the USDA cites the outrageous collusion now under way:
USDA managers are interfering, intimidating, harassing, and in some cases punishing civil service scientists for doing work that has inconvenient implications for industry and could have direct policy / regulatory ramifications. For example, in recent months USDA scientists have been subjected to —
• Directives not to publish data on certain topics of particular sensitivity to industry;
• Orders to rewrite scientific articles already accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal to remove sections which could provoke industry objections;
• Summons to meet with Secretary Vilsack in an effort to induce retraction of a paper that drew the ire of industry representatives;
• Orders to retract a paper after it had been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The paper could only be published if the USDA scientist removed his authorship thus leaving only the names of authors unassociated with USDA;
• Demotion from supervisory status and a reprimand after the scientist provided testimony before Congress that did not reflect agency preferences;
• Disruptive and lengthy internal investigations to search out any irregularity that could be used for management leverage against the targeted scientist;
• Suspensions without pay and other disciplinary actions for petty matters, such as minor irregularities in travel paperwork;
• Inordinate, sometimes indefinite, delays in approving submission for publication of scientific papers that may be controversial;
• Restrictions on topics that USDA scientists may address in conference presentations; and
• Threats by USDA managers to damage of the careers scientists whose work triggers industry complaints.
Read more from Reuters in this article entitled “Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists.”
What even Reuters is now covering is the truth that the USDA operates in conspiracy with Monsanto to silence real scientists and keep the public in the dark about the real science on GMOs and glyphosate.
Both the FDA and the USDA now actively work in betrayal of the People, colluding with corporations like Monsanto that are poisoning our world and harming our children. There is no longer any real separation between the biotech industry and the U.S. government regulators. They are all the same group of sellouts and poisoners who run what can only be called a modern day scientific dictatorship.
Key ACSH operative Jon Entine exposed by Natural News
The group at the center of Monsanto’s “Discredit Bureau” is the ACSH, which also has ties to discredited former Forbes.com writer and American Enterprise Institute muckraker Jon Entine, who Natural News exhaustively exposed as being a violent wife abuser and fraudulent journalist who fabricates false claims to discredit his intended targeted.
See Natural News coverage of Entine in these five investigative stories:
Forbes.com writer and biotech shill Jon Entine exposed as violent instigator who physically attacked wife and traumatized daughter – court documents
Jon Entine, biotech shill and character assassination operative, committed domestic violence and child abuse, states wife in court documents
Biotech front man Jon Entine exposed as Wikipedia vandal and violent wife abuser in public court documents
Biotech front man Jon Entine part of a shameless gang of propagandists and character assassins targeting GMO skeptics
Why Jon Entine is a poster boy for the biotech industry: violence against women, corporate-funded hate speech and gross journalism misconduct
Jon Entine has been a key “black ops” attack dog for the biotech industry, operating under the ACSH. Entine’s tactics are malicious and rooted in a deep hatred of humanity. Even Forbes.com eventually had enough of his antics and dropped him from their website, refusing to let him use the Forbes.com web platform to continue printing lies and disinformation about GMO activists.
An honest media would be attacking the credibility of these fraudster doctors!
When you start looking into the backgrounds of all these people, it doesn’t take long to dig up the criminality, fraud and malicious intent of those who are attacking Doctor Oz.
It all links back to Monsanto — no surprise, given that Doctor Oz recently came out with a viral video episode discussing the toxicity of the glyphosate herbicide that earns Monsanto the majority of its profits.
Doctor Oz also supports the labeling of GMOs — another courageous stand that puts him in the direct crosshairs of the “Monsanto Mafia.” Although Oz doesn’t currently believe GMOs are dangerous to human health, he recognizes the value in consumers having the opportunity to make an informed choice about what they wish to eat or avoid. Fundamentally, nearly every person believes in this same right to know what’s in their food. It is only through malicious, deceitful campaigns and illegal money laundering campaign finance schemes that the biotech industry and the criminally-operated Grocery Manufacturers of America have so far managed to block GMO labeling legislation at the state level.
It all makes you wonder: Why isn’t the mainstream media attacking the 10 doctors who staged this contrived, fraudulent character assassination attempt on Doctor Oz?
Any real journalist would look into the background of the ten doctors who signed the letter. They would very quickly discover that these people are malicious fraudsters, criminals and corporate-funded “black ops” villains who destroy reputations for a living. This is what they get paid to do. And if you follow the money, it doesn’t take long to see where it all comes from: the very same corporate biotech giants that are poisoning our food supply, our soils, our water and our very future.
Real journalism is no longer conducted by the mainstream media
What you are witnessing in the attack on Doctor Oz is a medial FAIL of epic proportions. Real journalism is the act of investigating and printing what corporations or governments don’t want you to print. Instead, the entire mainstream media today prints ONLY what corporations and governments want to see printed. Real journalism has been abandoned by the media. It now exists almost exclusively in the independent media, at publications like The Intercept and Natural News.
We are among the last real journalists in modern society who still ask the tough questions, follow the money and dig for the truth behind the public charade. And the simple truth of this story is that Doctor Oz is a man of real courage and integrity who merely seeks to educate the public and give them information and options so they can make a better decision about protecting their own health. But in a world dominated by the sellout media that functions as little more than a propaganda mouthpiece for Big Biotech, Big Pharma and Big Government, the greatest sin of all is telling the truth.
The mainstream media absolutely despises anyone who tells the truth, and it expends tremendous resources to demonize, vilify or marginalize all those who dare utter the truth on any topic that matters: GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, the fraudulent cancer industry and so on. The strategy of the media is simple: If you’re a nationally-recognized person, they demonize you. If you aren’t yet nationally known, they pretend you don’t exist (because they don’t want to inadvertently make you famous). But if you are willing to betray humanity and declare that vaccines are awesome, GMOs are healthy and fluoride is good for you, then they make you into a national hero.
Absurdly, all those celebrated by the media are now betraying humanity. All those demonized by the media are trying to save humanity. Being attacked by the mainstream media now means, almost by definition, that you are a good person working in the interests of protecting humanity from what I call “the Poisoners.”
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell
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