Mainstream Media Coverage of the Bilderberg Group Adopts a Tone of Desperation

Via orwellwasright:

This year’s annual Bilderberg conference is set to meet in Watford, UK. Global elite power brokers from the world of politics, finance, business and media will once again meet to discuss their agenda for the coming years and, much like the secretive Bohemian Grove gathering, many are more than a little concerned as to what exactly these powerful public figures discuss behind closed doors, away from the prying eyes and ears of the public.

Unless, of course, you’re a mainstream journalist, in which case the upcoming protests focusing around the event are met with scorn and derision.

Writing in The Independent, James Cusick exemplifies the media’s reaction to these protests with a typical display of unwarranted hyperbole and mockery in his article “Watch Out Watford: Here Comes the Secretive Bilderberg Group“:

Whether it’s the shape-shifting group of reptilian descendants from the constellation Draco who control humanity, or the shadowy cabal of powerful financiers and politicians who covertly run all governments, conspiracy theorists are once again preparing for their annual jamboree of protest against those who really rule the world, this year in the highly secretive destination of… Watford.

As I observed in response to the recent New York Times article, “Why Do Rational People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?“, the immediate reference to “shape-shifting reptiles” is a classic example of mainstream hit-pieces when it comes to anything “conspiracy-related” – never mind that, as anyone who has studied the origins and actions of the Bilderberg Group knows, they conform completely to the classical definition of a conspiracy. When The Independent’s Cusick does acknowledge this, he paints the secretiveness in somewhat quainter terms: “Due to a tradition that stretches back to 1954 and the first conference held at the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek in the Netherlands, nothing that is discussed or agreed at a Bilderberg meeting is reported. Until recently even the names of those who  were invited was kept secret.”

Secrecy is reduced to the infinitely less troublesome notion of “tradition”.

The piece goes on to misrepresent the historic ties between the group and the media, stating that things are set to change thanks to a “new generation of Bilderbergers, who are apparently uncomfortable with the total exclusion of the media.” If Cusick had bothered to do his research he would be well aware that high level members of the mainstream media have frequently attended the events: editor-in-chief for the Observer Will Hutton, ABC News Washington chief correspondent George Stephanopolous and many other senior media figures have attended the conferences over the year.

Additional research might have saved Cusick further embarrassment for writing the following: “Putting a global elite all in one place, and banning any media from attending or reporting what has been said, has led to a vast industry of wild conspiracy which suggests Bilderberg is a ‘world government meeting in the shadows’.” The fact is, many of the visitors are openly committed globalists, not least regular attendee David Rockefeller. Rockefeller, who has described himself as a “proud internationalist”, made it clear in his memoirs his views on the need for a world government:

For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.

Cusick ultimately falls back on the standard ploy for coverage of the Bilderbergers – since the media can no longer simply ignore the event as they once did, they reduce it to something verging on meaningless; a laid-back weekend gathering where the rich and powerful play golf and have a natter over lunch. As one UK politician told him, “It really is not that exciting, in fact it’s a bit run of the mill.” It’s a bit like asking a Mafia don what he discusses with his capos and taking the response, “not much at all really – certainly not crime” at face value.

Fortunately, thanks to true investigative journalists such as the late Jim Tucker and Daniel Estulin, many are now aware of the wider – indeed, more sinister – implications of the group and their motives. With rare exception (for example, Charlie Skelton’s coverage of previous Bilderberg meetings for The Guardian) the mainstream media, whose vested interests ultimately conform to the corporate/political attendees, will do everything it can to avoid reporting the truth. Instead we’re peddled articles which manages to deride “conspiracy theorists” while absurdly admitting they are completely correct about the secretive nature of the group.

If the comments at the end of The Independent’s article are anything to go by, the ploy is no longer working.

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    if you look at this image on the front page, it appears to be pulsing (even though it’s not a gif)

    • Simon Valentine

      ha ha yeah i caught that too nice call
      surely due to the size and that it’s using JPEG compression, yeah?
      surely nothing to do with floor function watermarking..
      ..or rasterization anomaly subliminals

      ..

      nothing to see here
      move along Freeman
      move along

      (ijk … cuz who plays HL and doesn’t push the rock in the spikey colored electrical thingy for the g-man suit white boss guy?)

      • Anarchy Pony

        So you’re the one that caused the resonance cascade? Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to dooo.

        • Simon Valentine

          finally!
          i’ve been caught!
          i’ve been needing to conform on the schedule to get my progress to the next skill level reset so i can over-max on my skill set for my power-play char..
          iiiii mean
          yes, yes, free radicals introduced to the mixture as catalytic cysts which are to be joined with the blood stream that has been injected with superluminal disparaging parameters yielded from the process measurement of a pseudo confined variable such that the cysts evolve the organism into a zerg! the data that was subliminal has been neutralized. threat detected and successfully deleted. :0

  • BuzzCoastin

    Bilderberg jumped that shark sometime in the late 60’s
    it’s merely a collection of the head stewards of the house slaves
    and they discuss how to keep the slaves amused & docile
    through technology & entertrainment
    which the slaves lap up like it’s ambrosia

    • Anarchy Pony

      I thought that was TED…

      • BuzzCoastin

        TED is Bilderberg lite
        the outworking of the Bilderberg edumacation plan

        • Robert Lai

          Huh, Bilderberg as a conspiracy less to rule the world and more to make these people think they’re ruling the world. That kind of sings for me…

          • BuzzCoastin

            a general rule of thumb:
            the more widely known the “powerful” clique is
            the less power they have

            the people who run this show
            like the Harriman family
            are never mentioned in the mass media infotainment

          • InfvoCuernos

            Yes, just like calling the president of the US “The Leader of the Free World” is like saying David Lee Roth ran Van Halen. Most people assume it was the two musical genius brothers Van Halen that actually ran it, but really, it was the guy at the record label that signed the checks, and of course he had a boss…

          • BuzzCoastin

            anybody who makes it to the top of any organization
            soon realizes that they have no real power
            but the problem is
            I think
            there is an invisible power running things
            perpetrated by the effects of the systems they use

            Why are they polluting the Earth?
            MS EXCEL said it was a good idea.

            Why is Uncle Homey in the War Biz?
            MS EXCEL said it was a good investment.

            Why become a rock star?
            To live the American Rock Star Dream*
            (*batteries not included)

            After it’s OKED by EXCEL,
            one is free to pick a justification for the action
            from whichever preferred camp

          • Juan

            Are you suggesting the ECXEL is the true evil overlord?
            Actually, that is a very intersting way of framing the situation. You’ve got various man-made systems, EXCEL being just one, having more power and influence than any individual or group of people. It’s like money, people forget it that it is a group fiction, a kind of agreement made in the past and then forgotten.

          • BuzzCoastin

            lots of experiments concerning Capuchin monkeys & money
            indicate that the effects of money
            are the same on monkeys as humans
            because monkey data & human data are exactly the same

            EXCEL is only one of the culprits
            but the fracking people are only doing what EXCEL told them to do
            and would not do it if EXCEL said it wasn’t profitable
            the Bilderberg morons only do what EXCEL suggests
            they have no thoughts of their own

          • Nolan J. Reynolds

            And if he stretches his arm of power to control these Tyrants, they get killed ie; JFK

          • Noah_Nine

            i like that analogy… it puts it into perspective for me….

          • echar

            With the unwitting help of alternative media and paranoid people (sometimes the same), perhaps?

          • Simon Valentine

            urninja

          • echar
    • mike_93

      do you have a sale going on tin foil hats?

  • Anarchy Pony

    I don’t get how a meeting of top business leaders, politicians and financiers that involves setting political and economic agendas could possibly have massive worldwide ramifications that may be considered either nefarious or insidious. Anyone who believes such a thing is clearly a loony.

    • Paul Sinclair

      I hope this is ironic. A group of the most influential people in the world getting together to discuss global policy reduces all governments of the world to mere middle managers, all voting systems invalid, and allows global policy to serve a handful of people at great cost to the rest of us. This is enough for it to cause concern to those that care about the injustice in the world.

  • echar

    I doubt documenting/interviewing reluctant people will bring about anything.

  • rtb61

    It also shows how incredibly vulnerable they are. There are many governments with the espionage capability of eliminating them all in quite the short space of time.
    The more powerful they make the police state, the more readily those enforcers at the top will take steps to ensure their power and the more easily they can achieve their goal of eliminating the minority who can threaten their personal power.

  • Dmonix

    I believe a “One World Government” is actually essential to the survival of this human race. Ok, maybe not a “One World Government” run by those mentioned in the Bilderberg “group”. I doubt it’s something that could ever be achieved unless it was some sort of dictatorship, because there’s obviously always going to be a group (large?), that will be against this type of “Global villiage”.

    • Simon Valentine

      people will start asking themselves

      are computer softwares dictatorships upon the hardware?
      totalitarian?

      in fact, people start realizing

      science, and more so math and computer sciences are exactly the search for ‘the totalitarian influence’ or ‘the unquestionable’, ‘certainty’, ‘dictator powers’, and even in the cases they ‘aren’t’ … they aren’t unless they are … and for my part, even .. and especially .. when i find it .. .. questions. i. have. questions. for-that-brick-head. (and sometimes i am the brick head. it’s like a ninja video game for turtles…in china…)

      “don’t scarecrow it” could be something
      then again
      if it’s a feedback loop…

  • ankykele

    Try checking out MANTIS INTELLIGENCE!!! They have an incredible amount of information that pertains to almost every subject. Recently they released one of the only open source no-fly list that I’ve been able to find. They also have an initiate call National Security State that provides information on all the DHS liaison sites. Very cool!!!

  • Maribond Hounsell

    Cusick’s mockery derives in part from Watford’s status as a nondescript
    sort of place. Other UK towns that are the butt of many a joke are
    Luton, Swindon and Scunthorpe.

  • Nolan J. Reynolds

    “Bilderberg Ultimate Control” is now available on Paperback and Ebook
    all across the world… Read to get an informed look at what is
    happening if “we the people” don’t put an end to these dangerous
    meetings..

    The world is a dangerous place not because of evil people but because
    of people that don’t do anything about it! – Albert Einstein

  • Nolan J. Reynolds

    “Bilderberg Ultimate Control” is now available on Paperback and Ebook
    all across the world… Read to get an informed look at what is
    happening if “we the people” don’t put an end to these dangerous
    meetingss..

    The world is a dangerous place not because of evil people but because
    of people that don’t do anything about it! – Albert Einstein

  • Noah_Nine

    if these are only the ass. managers, then who ARE the actual bosses? someone must know…. who indeed is the head honcho?

  • mike_93

    What a load of tripe. The author is clearly a conspiracy nut, as are many of the people responding in comments here. Funny, but also kind of sad. I dare say that after reading some of these comments I would rather place my faith in the elite and their ‘agenda’ of unified world government, over these apocalypse fearing, soda drinking rubes.

  • gustave courbet

    I recommend reading the comment section on the NY Times site for the article Why Do Rational People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? I found numerous people rejecting the tired and specious arguments laid down by this establishment gate-keeper, and pointing out that so called conspiracies are simply part of the fabric of history.

  • Nolan J. Reynolds

    Well said! Now let’s do something about it and take our world back…

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