Immortal Technique to Mainstream Media’s War Profiteering Pundits: “Shut the Fuck Up You Mindless Drone!”

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In light of the latest revelations from The Public Accountability Initiative that “the media continues to present former military and government officials as venerated experts without informing the public of their industry ties – the personal financial interests that may be shaping their opinions of what is in the national interest”, I thought it would be worthwhile sharing a few choice words from one of the greatest rappers to ever grace the mic, Immortal Technique.

The following are the final words on Immortal Technique’s “The 4th Branch” from his 2003 album Revolutionary Vol. 2.

The fourth branch of the government AKA the media
Seems to now have a retirement plan for ex-military officials
As if their opinion was at all unbiased
A machine shouldn’t speak for men
So shut the fuck up you mindless drone!
And you know it’s serious
When these same media outfits are spending millions of dollars on a PR campaign
To try to convince you they’re fair and balanced
When they’re some of the most ignorant, and racist people
Giving that type of mentality a safe haven
We act like we share in the spoils of war that they do
We die in wars, we don’t get the contracts to make money off ‘em afterwards!
We don’t get weapons contracts, nigga!
We don’t get cheap labor for our companies, nigga!
We are cheap labor, nigga!
Turn off the news and read, nigga!
Read… read… read…

Immortal Technique – The 4th Branch (Lyrics)

As for the extent of corruption that is prevalent in this industry? In the following interview on Democracy Now!, a co-author of the report cited above, Kevin Connor of the Public Accountability Initiative explains the depths to which we have been duped.

…continued at chycho

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  • jasonpaulhayes

    “Shall stand before God” ? … all your belief are belong to us.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB-W7jIeobU

  • BuzzCoastin

    “the media continues to present former military and government officials as venerated experts without informing the public of their industry ties – the personal financial interests that may be shaping their opinions of what is in the national interest”

    they show commercials between “experts”
    hence one would assume
    news is the Home Shopping Network for the middle brow consumer
    unless, it seems
    you’re the middle brow consumer

  • gustave courbet

    The military and the monetary get together whenever they think it’s necessary

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