- 1 year ago
Blankfort speaks with Van Wolferen about his article, “Karl Rove's Prophecy,” from January's Unz Review which references Rove's 2004 statement to NY Times writer Ron Suskind in which Rove boasted of creating fictional realities for journalists to study even as new fictional realities are being created that the media will study, etc.
Van Wolferen cites as current example the all-out propaganda assault on Vladimir Putin for election interference without any evidence and how elites and media of Northern Europe are buying into it; noting that what mainstream media produces is fiction, some so obvious as if to tell its readers that it is being done on purpose and they can “take it or leave it,” unable to do anything about it.
He speaks of the pressure on professional journalists not to challenge official fictions such as JFK assassination or 9-11, which suspended laws of nature, without losing their employment and damaging their careers. He spoke of the role of Bush necon Cass Sunstein,