Media Shield Law is armor for the autocrats

Hagmann P.I.
September 17, 2013
Media Shield Law is armor for the autocrats

By Douglas J. Hagmann

The innocuously sounding ‘Media Shield Law,’ also referred to as a bill to provide the free flow of information to the public, is not what it is presented to be. It is an integral plank of the Progressives and Globalists who have been advancing the Communist agenda for decades, using it to ultimately seek control under global governance.

The bill, should it become law, will have a chilling effect on free speech, especially any negative discourse against the people in power, their policies and plans. Everyone needs to pay very close attention to this bill and take a stand to assure its defeat.

Instead of offering legal protections to journalists and their confidential sources who expose governmental corruption, this law will provide the ‘legal’ means long sought by the Executive branch to instead compel journalists to identify their sources based on a fluid and arbitrary definition of national security and the narrow ‘definition’ of a journalist. It is a direct attack on the First Amendment and a stealth attack against political dissidence. It is a stepping stone to the reimplementation of the Fairness Doctrine and a step toward controlling the information accessible on the internet.

Media oligopoly refined

By definition, an oligopoly is a condition where just a few firms dominate a certain market. Over the last few decades, we’ve seen media oligopoly in action. Today, about a half-dozen media conglomerates dominate what is known as the mainstream media, thereby allowing much easier control over the content of the news and editorials. A virtual monopoly is created, and what is aired as news is better controlled by those in control of licensing. By adding the nebulous factor of national security as we have seen in many other instances within our society, America is at risk of losing any remaining freedom of the press that once existed.

Centralization is the objective

Currently, forty-eight-(48) states and the District of Columbia have enacted ‘shield laws’ or some form of a shield law, protecting a reporter’s privilege to keep sources confidential. Why is the federal government pushing so hard to usurp state’s rights and redefine what has already been established? It’s to control information and those who disseminate it. Instead of reinforcing one’s First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution, they are being redefined under an oligarchy of an elite royalty.

The First and Second Amendments of the U.S. Constitution are inextricably linked, each dependent upon the other. One needs not to look any farther than the recent attacks on the Second Amendment to see their plans for the First Amendment. For example, each state has gun laws which they enforce, however they are under asymmetrical attack by the federal government for the purposes of control and enforcement, and ultimately registration and confiscation. By removing the protections afforded by the Second Amendment, there will be little ability to exercise your rights under the First Amendment. By hobbling the First Amendment, there will be little discourse permitted about the Second.

It is absolutely critical that people take a few steps back and look at the larger picture, as these issues are not confined to a vacuum. It’s all about centralization, which provides the ability for complete control of our lives. Examples of centralization in the U.S. are plentiful, from the modern income tax statutes of 1913 to the Affordable Health Care Act that will dominate one-sixth of our national economy. ‘ObamaCare’ is not about health care, but about centralization of power and control. Correspondingly, the federal Media Shield Law is not about protecting journalists or the prevention of disclosing classified information, but about centralizing the authority to control the dissemination of information that is inconvenient to the oligarchy.

Additionally, the same people who rely on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to expose government corruption are the same people who will fall all over themselves to promote this feigned treaty of cooperation between the oligarchs and the unwashed. While they chase their tails over papers peppered in black that tell nothing to those requesting the truth, the people in power chuckle at the sideshow while advancing their objectives. They are doubling down to prevent the exposure of their nefarious plans of subjugating the world’s populace to global domination, and have no intention of disclosure.

You don’t have to believe me, though. Instead, let the words of David Rockefeller, talking at the June, 1991 Bilderberger meeting in Baden, Germany speak for themselves:

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years.”

“It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries.”

Don’t fall for this Trojan Horse legislation. Make your voices heard before they are silenced.

Referenced legislation

  • H.R. 1962: Free Flow of Information Act of 2013 Text May 14, 2013
  • S. 987: Free Flow of Information Act of 2013 Text May 16, 2013;
  • On Thursday, 12 September 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the media shield law bill with the Feinstein-Durbin amendment by a vote of 13-5.
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