Press Abuse – a Modern Day Tragedy

We currently live in a world where the media can print lies. This is a fact.

Investigative journalism is a dying art. It would seem that the majority of the mainstream media don’t bother to investigate or if they do, if it doesn’t match their pitch, the angle they are gunning for, or a story that will sell, it is quite acceptable to simply not put in the facts or present the truth of a story and manipulate what they do present so that their version gets told (and sold) – regardless of what the true story may be.

But the tragedy of it all is that it is lapped up. Consumers continue to scroll through online news feeds and buy the lies and papers. What is read is taken to be factual – it has to be, right? It comes from ‘reputable’ news sources. They wouldn’t lie that much, surely…

Many (if not all) of us know that the media doesn’t print the truth. Yet there is still something that it seems society is not quite ready to swallow – the depth of the corruption and lies. So even whilst knowing that things have been twisted (to say the very least), what the media tells us is still believed to some extent.

Take a recent case centred on Universal Medicine and some researchers. The ABC aired a story about Universal Medicine that sounded juicy, added in the words “alleged dangerous cult” amongst other top selling jargon, and away they went. It really doesn’t take much scratching of the surface to reveal the extent of a hyped up non-story involving a woman responsible for over 6 years of extensive trolling being sued in two different states for defamation, a man whose wife left him who has recently been exposed for allegedly ripping off his customers, and a journalist who was put to shame by some women he interviewed a few years back (the real story here is far more interesting than the printed story).

The agenda behind it all is quite obvious for anyone willing to see truth, and not to mention that it times nicely with the ABC’s program agenda of a soon to be released series on cults hot to follow.

But back to the tragedy – what they printed was lapped up and taken as fact. The power of the media is phenomenal – even with most knowing that it is quite possible it is not the truth.

The repercussions for some of the researchers have been quite extensive – all stemming from some made up lies and over-exaggerated claims that sound good when played with some dreary background music to incite the viewer.

Is this what we are willing to accept? Or is it time that we recognise the lies for what they are and instead of simply allowing them we say no. Saying no doesn’t need to be a big deal – no need to protest in the streets or become an activist. It’s really quite simple – just stop buying, viewing and consuming media that doesn’t stand for truth.

The media would rapidly be called back to responsibility and do the job that they are there to do – inform people of what is going on. Cut the rubbish journalism, the emotional incitement and come back to reporting.

We are the ones who demand the world we want to live in – and what we demand is supplied. We can at any time review what it is we are demanding.

By Nikki McKee – business owner, amazing woman and mother, Northern NSW

Related Reading:
Universal Medicine and the Media – Serge Benhayon TV
Learning from History: Speaking Up Against the Attacks on Serge Benhayon & Universal Medicine
Serge Benhayon and the media

580 thoughts on “Press Abuse – a Modern Day Tragedy

  1. It is a modern tragedy, and whats worse is that the people continue to supply the demand, society still want to read lies and until that changes we will not see anything new.

  2. I am sure if the facts of what really is going on in this world were printed majority would either react by questioning their truth, or retaliate in some way as I am sure few can truly take the raw and absolute facts without the watering down of emotional hype and gossip.

  3. The trouble is we choose to take one small bit of information and then run with it believing it to be true but isn’t that how we are with other areas of life. How often do we say to anyone ‘Hold on a minute, is that even true?’ Or even consider that there may be another side to the story, or that only half-truths are being put forward. If we were taught from young not to just accept something because it’s been said without discerning where the information came from in the first place we probably wouldn’t be in this situation where half-truths are taken as gospel and people can sprout any nonsense they want.

  4. Yes I can see how we all have a responsibility here to say no to lies or anything that does not feel true in our lives if we are to change the demand that is creating the world we currently live in.

  5. The selling of emotions which allows consumers to take sides, have favourites but it also leads us to the biggest let downs, when our favourite personalities are not what we think they are. But we devour the emotions now sold as news as if we can’t get enough.

  6. It seems that we have fostered a culture of ‘I’m alright Jack’ as long as we are not personally targeted by the media then we are happy to stand by and allow the lies to go on and bully others, for money.

  7. I have witnessed a media frenzy that should never have happened yet it did, so to me this has been a huge stop moment to look at what is happening in the world and in our own lives that allow the press to hound and tear people apart because it is their right to do so. My eyes have been opened for me over the last month or so, and I can choose to stay blind, or stay open to seeing the depth of corruption that is allowed to prevail across the world. I know it is not about fighting for justice because this is equally corrupt, but to see that if there is any part of my life that endorses corruption or sits back and allows it to happen and is therefore contributing to the lies and deceit that the media are so great at publishing.

  8. When we are not willing to honor the truth in any aspect in our lives, we then willingly allow lies to be the standard that represent our choices keeping us confirmed and justified in the comforts of our what have chosen. The way of the media today simply reflects where we are at as a humanity and the way in which we embrace responsibility or more truthfully said, resist it.

  9. There is nothing anybody can do or say to prove the media wrong, if speaking in defence especially we give the media free rain to take our words and do whatever they wish with them. The truth eventually comes out.

  10. It is a fact that the media print lies, but perhaps our greatest challenge in this area is that once something is printed, especially by a so called reputable media organisation, we think it is real. But the facts tell us it is not.

    1. Great point Heather and very telling of what we are choosing in that ‘we think it is real’ yet we surely know what it would mean if we allowed ourselves to honor the truth and the responsibility this then calls for. This is challenges us greatly.

  11. Just twist what they hear, to spew out what will sell. Then someone else cut and paste this onto the next journo and the next. Its a disgusting setup that has alot to answer for… but then we also have to look at why. Its becuase that is what sells, and ultimately what people are demanding.

  12. Investigations do not lead necessarily to truth but to plausible narratives of truth. In some contexts (e.g., academia), it is accepted that this is ok because if it is not true, sooner or later this will be known. So, it is not so much that what matters is what is written, but the process that led to it and the fact that everything is able to be challenged. This last bit is not true in many other settings and sectors (e.g., the press). In the case of the press, what they write is also a plausible narrative of something, but the whole thing leading to the piece of news is obscure as a closed night and is not subject to challenges. So, they can get away with murder.

  13. What little faith I had in the media is now totally gone, this includes the BBC. There is no truth and integrity in any of it so I’m adopting a cry wolf stance, they lie too often and so I unless I know it to be true personally I won’t believe it till I do. We need to just stop buying into it totally so it ceases to exist until the integrity comes back and the sensationalism becomes extinct. It really does make me sick what these journalists and paparazzi are allowed to get away with. But I suppose in the end nobody ever really gets away with anything, with out trying to sound too judgemental I wouldn’t want their karma.

  14. The media paints the picture we are wanting. I have watched as the media release something. And then everyone stirs it up because they like the gossip. Until we want to hear the truth, it will not be printed.

  15. We have been shown very recently in Australia how media commentators use their positions and their influence to push their own agenda’s. So much so that it influences political opinion and debate and even outcomes. Abuse has many faces.

    1. Yes Jennifer – abuse certainly has many faces that are filled with the energy of rage, frustration, calculation, jealousy and many more. All the faces of evil – a total setup to keep us as far away for the re-union with our Soul as possible.

  16. We have to look at what the news has become – it’s actually devastating to see that we do not have a world that reports the truth of what is going on – and therefore our way of keeping in touch with what is going on is tainted with opinions not facts.

  17. Truth and facts don’t appear to matter these days when it gets in the way of a gossip, or smearing another’s credibility.

  18. Today I’ve had a lot of thoughts in my head that weren’t loving or true. These lies inside me made me ponder – is it any wonder that our media is full of junk and twisted untruth when we live with this internal corruption?

    1. great pondering Jospeh, if you are not willing to face the fact that we have internal corruption we will seek it to be confirmed outside of us and hence we are demeaning for a corrupt media to not expose the corruption we have allowed.

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