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“Drain the Sea”: The Genocidal Call Broadcast by ESAT | የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ የትግራይን ህዝብ እንድያጠፋ በኢሳት የተላለፈው ጥሪ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 16, 2021

💭 የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ የትግራይን ህዝብና እንድያጠፋ ጥሪው የሚያነበው ኦሮማራው መሳይ መኮነን

  • This is an English translation of the genocidal call that was broadcast by the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) on August 6, 2016.

Urgent call to the people of Ethiopia from the Entire Amhara people in Gondar

To the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio Washington DC, USA; Amsterdam, Netherlands, Oromia Media Network Washington DC, USA

Re: A call to reclaim our freedom, which we have been unable to regain peacefully, through whatever forceful measure necessary

On August 5, The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which the Ethiopian people have been struggling against for the past 25 years in the hopes that they would learn from their mistakes and injustices have on August 5, 2016, have deployed their usual ploy and crossed Soreka and Sanja passes at night, assigned their own cadres as guards, and launched a campaign to massacre and exterminate us.

The campaign aimed to frighten the people of Gondar, who have become a headache to them, and stop the struggle that is gaining momentum in the country. However, the heroic people of Gondar came out en masse to encircle the cadres and protect the people and their surroundings. We thank our region’s riot police and militia, who stood by our side by ignoring the orders of this brutal, oppressive minority group; it was a great source of strength for us.

Dear people of Ethiopia,

As you can see, our struggle is not like the typical struggle between a so-called oppressive government and oppressed people as occurs across the world. The struggle is between those who wish to destroy our race and rule over us and the rest of us Ethiopians whose misery has been unending. This is evidenced by the war waged against the people of Gonder by Tigrayan soldiers.

We have also received information that there is an arrogant and contemptful plan to use Tigrayan only forces to take control of Amhara, the vast Oromo, and Southern Ethiopia by controlling two roads:

  1. starting from the Arassa Lasta through Belesa to the South Gondar and then West and East Gojjam using the Temben-Sekota-Lalibela road,
  2. from Muketuri to Selalie using the Temben-Sekota-Lalibela road
  3. North Shoa using the Dessie-Addis Ababa road

Dear people of Ethiopia,

This deadly plot is aimed at 95 million people by 5 million by using unconscionable villains and political sell-outs such as Hailemariam Desalegn and his likes. It is also unfortunate that the 5 million are serving and being used by ten or so leaders at the top and those close to 10,000 around them.

Ethiopians have been begging in various ways for these well-to-do Tigrayans to join the struggle and fight for peace. If that is not possible, we have been urging Tigrayans to distance themselves and show those at the top that they are on their own. However, instead of heeding our request, they have demonstrated their allegiance to them and engaged in psychological warfare to ridicule and humiliate us. What we have gained so far from this is death and humiliation.

Our 25 years of peaceful protests have not resulted in anything. So, what are we waiting for? Are we waiting for them to finish us off one by one? From now on, it is foolish and naive to expect any solutions through dialogue.

Whether we like it or not, there is only one option: pay them back in their own coin and use force to restore our freedom. One way of getting rid of rotten fish is to drain the sea.

Dear people of Ethiopia,

There is no doubt that pent-up frustration after patiently waiting for the right thing can only result in remarkable things. Therefore, we call on all of you, wherever you are – without any hesitation, – to start taking action as follows:

  1. To all Ethiopians in the Amhara Region: You must block roads to Tigray to stop TPLF’s movements. First, Tigray to Addis Ababa road via Dessie. Second, from Woldiya to Wereta; from Shire to Gondar; from Humera to Gondar; and from Metema to Gondar, just like the now blocked roads around Gonder. All of you must come out and block every road to Tigray using stones and tree trunks to stop TPLF’s movement.
  2. To our people in Afar: You must block the roads to Tigray, such as the Wiiha-Shekhit-Afdera road, as well as the roads that take to Asayita using stones and tree trunks to stop TPLF’s movements
  3. To all Ethiopians serving in the army: We do not need to tell you that you did not join the military to serve ten or so tyrannical Tigrayan leaders, a few traitors from our region, to ensure Tigrayan hegemony. Therefore, if possible, take military action against those on the top of the command serving as your superiors. If not, stay at home until you’ve understood the truth because when you do so, we want you alive and to join us because you are our brothers and sisters. We understand your agony and dilemma.
  4. To all Ethiopians: What we have gained through our peaceful struggle has been arrest, beating, death, and losing our race. Therefore, we have to collectively say ‘enough’ and decide that this should stop. Thus, the measures we take to protect ourselves are natural and legal. Therefore, we request Ethiopians to accept our call and stand with us.

Victory for Ethiopians and Ethiopia,

With best regards,



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አብዮት ኢንሳ አህመድ ርዕዮት ሜዲያን መጥለፍ ጀመረ | ፈሪ መንግስት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 14, 2020

[የዮሐንስ ራእይ ምዕራፍ ፳፩፥፰]

ዳሩ ግን የሚፈሩና የማያምኑ የርኵሳንም የነፍሰ ገዳዮችም የሴሰኛዎችም የአስማተኛዎችም ጣዖትንም የሚያመልኩ የሐሰተኛዎችም ሁሉ ዕድላቸው በዲንና በእሳት በሚቃጠል ባሕር ነው፤ ይኸውም ሁለተኛው ሞት ነው።


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France Yellow Vests March on ‘Collaborator’ Mainstream Media Headquarters

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 30, 2018

ዛሬ የሚታየው የሜዲያው ዓለም ገጽታ በጣም አስቀያሚ ነው። ይህ ከዚህ በፊት ታይቶ አይታወቅም። የእነ ቢቢሲ፣ ሲ ኤን ኤን፣ ኒው ዮርክ ታይምስና መሰሎቻቸው ቅጥፈትና ሽርሙጥና የተሞላበት ጨምላቃነት እጅግ በጣም ኡ!! የሚያሰኝ ነው።

የኛዎቹም የእነርሱን ፈለግ በመከተል ተመሳሳይ ሐሰተኛ ፀረክርስቶሳዊ ቅስቀሳ በማካሄድ ላይ ናቸው። ያሳዝናል!

የፈረንሳዩ ቢጫ ልብስ የለበሱ ተቃዋሚዎች እንቅስቃሴ አሁን ወደ ቀጣፊው የመገናኛ ብዙሃን ላይ ፊቱን አዙሯል። ቪዲዮው የሚያሳየው ተቃዋሚዎቹ የሐሰት ዜናበማሰራጨት ላይ ያለውን የፈረንሳዩን የ BFM የቴሌቪዥን ጣቢያ ላይ ሲይስጠነቅቁ ነው።

በተጨማሪ ተቃዋሚዎቹ የአውሮፓን ባንዲራ ሲያወረዱ ይታያል

Anti-government protesters turned out in Paris and other French cities for the seventh Saturday running, as activists called for direct democracy — to take power out of the hands of political elite — and protested against the mainstream media.

As in previous weeks, many protestors carried placards with the abbreviation ‘R.I.C.’ — “Citizens’ Initiative Referendum”, a demand for popular referendums that would be automatically triggered by any referendum calling for a change in government policy getting 700,000 signatures.

If enacted, the introduction of referendums triggered by the public rather than given as a gift by politicians would likely see a massive reorientation of political power in France away from the political elite and even traditional political parties, a clear desire of the Yellow Vest movement which has reacted strongly against Emmanuel Macron’s globalist government.

Demonstrators shouted “Journalists — collaborationists!” and threw stones reports the Associated Press. Police pushed back protestors from the tourist favourite Champs Elysee, where clashes have taken place on recent weekends.

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A social media user has posted a video of Yellow Vests “protesting against the media treatment of the movement”.Yellow Vests’ protesters gathered at the headquarters of French BFM TV channel blaming the channel for broadcasting “fake news” and calling for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron, RT France reported.

France: Understanding the Gilets Jaunes Uprising

The vast majority haven’t been told the truth about life for ordinary citizens, in France. As a result, they don’t understand the significance of the violent ‘gilets jaunes’ protests across the country. Having lived in France for years, REX explains why these are the most important protests in France since 1968 – and likely a beacon for citizens all across Europe.

Countinue reading…


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ቀጣፊው ፍየል Al Jazeera | “ኢትዮጵያውያን ህጻናት ከአማርኛ ይልቅ አረብኛ የተሻለ መናገር ጀምረዋል” ይለናል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 13, 2017

ከእኛ ከእራሳችን ጉያ ወጥቶ ልናስብበት የሚገባንን ጉዳይ ጠላታችን ይጠቁመናል። ልክ ባለፉት ሳምንታት ላይ፣ በሊቢያ የሚታየውን አንገፍጋፊ የባርነት ቅሌት ለመቃወም ለንደን ያሉ አፍሪቃውያን ሲወጡ ወኪላቸውና አፈቀላጢያቸው የነበረው አረቡ ግለሰብ እንደነበረው።

አልጀዚራ የሰጠን ማብራሪያ፦ የአረብ ሳተላይት ብዙ የህፃናት ፕሮግራምን በአረብኛ ስለሚያስተላልፍ ነው የሚል ነው

የተበላሸ ሰዓት በቀን ሁለቴ ትክክል ነው። አዎ! አልተሳሳቱም፤ ስይጣን ከሁሉም አቅጣጫ ነው በህጻናቶቻችንና በሴቶቻችን ላይ ጦረንቱን የከፈተባቸው። ኢትዮጵያን ቀስበቀስ፣ በማዝናናትና በጸጥታ እንደ ሱዳን ለማውደቅ ነው እነዚህ እርኩስ አረቦች እና እ/ንግሊዞች በመታገል ላይ ያሉት።

ፀሐይ” የሚለውን የህጻናት ፕሮግራም የባሃይ እስላሞች ነበር የሠሩት፤ እነርሱም እባባዊ ድብቅ መልዕክቶች ያዘሉትን ተንቀሳቃሽ ስዕሎች አዝናኝ በሆነ መልክ በማቅረብ ህጻናቶቻችን ቅንጭላት ውስጥ ለመግባት ሞክረዋል።

ቃና ቴሌቪዥን ሊዘጋ ነው የሚል ጭምጭምታ ሰሞኑን ሲወራ፡ በሉሲፈራውያኑ ዔሳውያን የምዕራቡ ግብዞች ደጋፊነት የተቋቋመው የእስማኤላውያኑ አልጀዚራ ከትናንትና ወዲያ ባወጣው ርዕስ ሥር የሚከተለውን አለ፦

የቃና ቲቪ መከፈት የሜዲያ ነፃነት መኖሩን ያመለክታልን?

በዚህም ጽሑፍ፦

  • ቃና የውጭ አገር ፊልሞችን በአማርኛ ተርጉሞ እንደሚያሳይ
  • ቃና በጣም ብዙ ተመልካቾች እንዳሉት
  • ቃና የኢትዮጵያውያን ባህል ለማሻሻል (ለመለወጥ) እንደሚሞክር
  • ቃና ከአፍጋኒስታን እንደሚተላለፍ
  • በአረብሳት ብዙ ፕሮግራሞች በአረብኛ እንደሚተላለፉ
  • ስለዚህ የኢትዮጵያ ህፃናት ከአማርኛ ይልቅ አረብኛ የተሻለ እንደሚናገሩ


ያው እንግዲህ፤ ዓላማቸው ምን እንደሆነ ዓይናችን ያያል፤ የሚፈልጉትንም ፊትለፊት በድፍረት እየነገሩን ነው።

አልጀዚራን ቢቢሲን እና ሲኤን ኤን የመሳሰሉትን የቴሊቪዝን ጣቢያዎች፣ አልፎ አልፎ ሞኒተር ለማድረግ ካልሆነ በቀር ከፍቼ የማየት ፍላጎት የለኝም፤ ድህረገጾቻቸው ውስጥ መግባት ካቆምኩ ብዙ ጊዜ ሆኖኛል፤ የተያያዘ ነገር ከሌለ።

ግን፤ ተንኮለኞቹ አልጀዚራና ቢቢሲ እንደ ኢትዮጵያ ክርስቲያናዊ በሆኑ ሕዝቦች ላይ መጥፎ አቋም እንዳላቸው የሚታወቅ ነው።

ለምሳሌ አልጀዚራ ለኦሮሞዎች እንታገላለን ለሚሉት ጡት ነካሽ ከሃዲዎች፡ መድረኩን መስጠቱ የሚገርመን ነገር አይደለም። ኦሮሞ የሚለው ኮድ እስላም ለማለት ነው፤ ልክ አማራ ወይም ትግሬ በሚሉት ኮድ ጀርባ በክርስቲያኖች ላይ ቀስታቸውን ማነጣጠራቸውን እንደሚደብቁት

ዋናው ዲያብሎሳዊ ዓላማቸውም ኢትዮጵያን እና ኢትዮጵያዊ የሆነውን ነገር ሁሉ ማጥፋት ነው።

የአልጀዚራ ጽሑፍ ላይ፦ ቃና ቲቪ “የመግባቢያ ቋንቋ” (ሊንጉዋ ፍራንካ) አማርኛ የውጭ ፊልሞችን እየቀረበ ለሁሉም ያቀርባል፣ ኢትዮጵያ ከ80 በላይ ቋንቋዎች የሚነገሩባት አገር ስለሆነች በአማርኛ ነው የሚግባቡት አለ። የተንኮለኛው እንግሊዛዊ መልዕክት ግን “የኢትዮጵያ ብሔሮች ከ25 ዓመታት በኋላ እነደ ቀደሙ እርስበርስ በአማርኛ መግባባት ስለማይችሉ አሁን እንግሊዝኛን እና አረብኛን የግድ መጠቀም ይኖርባቸዋል” ማለቱ ነው። አሁን ባይቻልም በመጪዎቹ ዓመታት።

አንድ ዓለም ሥርዓትን ለመመስረት የተፈቀደላቸው ቋንቋዎች፦

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ብቻ ናቸው (ሁሉም የተባበሩት መንግስታት የመስሪያ ቋንቁዎች ናቸው)

ስለዚህ አንዱ ዓላማቸው፦

ኢትዮጵያኛውን ቋንቋ፡ ልክ ግእዝን ቀስበቀስ እንዳደከሙት፣ አማርኛውንም ቀስበቀስ አጥፍተው በእንግሊዝኛና አረብኛ መተካት ነው። ቀደም ሲል በአውሮፓውያን ግፊት ኦሮምኛ በላቲን እንዲጻፍ የተደረገውም በዚህ መንገድ አማርኛን ማጥቃት እንዲችል ነው።

በሴቶች እና በህፃናት ላይ እየደረሰ ያለው ጥቃት፦

ምዕራባውያኑ ዔሳውያኑ የሠሯቸውን ካርቱኖች በአረብኛ በማቅረብ ህፃናቶቻችንን ገና በልጅነታቸው ሲያጠምዱ ሴቶቻችንን ደግሞ በቱርክ ድራማ እየመረዙ ነው።

ቪዲዮው ላይ የሚታዩት ውብ መንፈሳውያን ህፃናት አያሳዝኑንምን? እነዚህ ንጹሕና የዋህ ህፃናት ምን ዓይነት ወደፊት እያዘጋጃችሁልን ነው? ለራስችሁ ብቻ አታስቡ የኛን ወደፊት አታበላሹብን የቤት ስራችሁን ስሩ፣ ተዋጉልን እንጂ! እያሉ እኮ ነው። ምን ዓይነት ጭካኔ ነው? መላዕክቶቻቸው እኮ ሁሉንም ይቀርጻሉ፤ ኧረ በኋላ እንዳይረግሙን!

እግዚአብሔር እነዚህን እስማኤላውያን እና ኤዶማውያን እርኩሶች ከአጠገባችን ያርቅልን፣ ውድቀታቸውንም ያፋጥንልን!


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CNN Caught On Hidden Cam Saying Russian Thing Is BS

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 27, 2017

Project Veritas, the undercover news group devoted to exposing how the establishment really thinks, got a CNN producer on camera to admit that the news network’s coverage of the phony Trump colluded with Russia story is a cynical effort to whip up ratings, a false narrative promoted to make money, not a bid to report the news as a first draft of history.

Hence, its wall-to-wall coverage of the Democrats’ Russia narrative, despite there being no there there. CNN has mentioned Russia 60,000 times since President Trump was inaugurated.

Here’s the thinking behind the obsession that has occupied a huge part of the Trump presidency:

Speaking on camera, CNN supervising producer John Bonifield in Atlanta told Project Veritas:

Project Veritas: The more CNN is constantly like Russia this, Russia that…

Bonifield: Because it’s ratings.

Project Veritas: Because it’s ratings?

Bonifield: Our ratings are incredible right now.

After that, he admitted there was little substance to the story – the network was just catering to what its leftist viewers wanted to hear:

Project Veritas: But honestly you think the whole thing is just like bullshit

It could be bullshit. It’s mostly bullshit right now, like we don’t have any big giant proof.

I just feel like they don’t really have it, but they want to keep digging. So I think the president is probably right to say like ‘ook you are witch-hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.’

And why did think it was a false narrative? Because if there were any substance to the story…

Bonifield: It would leak. If it was something really good, it would leak.


Bonifield: The leaks keep leaking I just refuse to believe that if they had something really good like that, it wouldn’t leak. (inaudible) I just feel like the don’t really have it but they want to keep digging.

Bonifield suggested it was ratings-driven and it came from the top. The CEO of the network, he said, told the editors:

“Good job covering the climate accords but we are done, let’s move back to Russia.”

Bonifield also admitted he was cynical and most of his colleagues were, too. Questioned about journalistic ethics, he said with withering sarcasm: “that’s adorable.”

So what can be said is going on? CNN is no longer a news network – it’s more a whip-up-the-left operation, to make leftists feel good about their crazed anti-Trump suspicions. It’s ratings-driven, not news-driven. And it’s interfering with what President Trump was put into office by voters to do.

It’s a strange beast these days. It’s not really about news. It’s about fake news.

James O Keefe in the above video:

The American people are fade up with fake news, and the mainstream media they can not trust, it’s corporate greed, market pressures, Managers without integrity, newsroom boses without courage, journalists who don’t even leave their desks.

The Very Purpose of Journalism is to Expose the World for What it Is – Not to Create False Political Narratives nor to Make Money.

— Project Veritas Undercover Investigation: CNN Producer Admits Network Hyping ‘Mostly Bullsh*t’ Trump-Russia Scandal for ‘Ratings’


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When CNN & Co Have Become as Corrupt & Disgraceful as Aljezeera & North Korean Central Television

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 21, 2016

Folks, it is beyond repulsive and stomach turning watching our Leftist enemies deceptively promoting this evil woman as an angel of light

Hillary Clinton: America’s Most Dangerous Enemy Within

From Florida, I flew out to Reno to entertain at the 2016 Nevada Women’s Expo. In between my shows, I made pit-stops in my hotel room. Folks, I could hardly believe what I was seeing. Every news TV channel I turned to was beating the crap out of Trump trying to brand him an abuser of women. Leaked Hillary emails have revealed that the mainstream media gets its marching orders from the Clinton campaign.

Thus, the media fix is in: portray Trump in a red hoodie with a pitchfork; portray wicked-crooked Hillary as angelic, wearing a pure white flowing gown. Never have I seen such a shock-and-awe orchestrated media campaign to demonize a candidate.

On the issue of “abuse of women”, if we had a fair and balanced mainstream media rather than operatives of the Clinton campaign, Hillary’s advisers would have begged her, “Pleeeeease Ma’am, don’t go there!!!” Hillary and Bill’s records of abusing women is horrific (assault, rape, Hillary humiliating a 12- year-old girl to get her rapist off and more). And yet, the Clintons arrogantly know they can get away with attempting to brand Trump an abuser of women while they belong in the Infamous Abusers of Women Hall of Shame.

Folks, it is beyond repulsive and stomach turning watching our Leftist enemies deceptively promoting this evil woman as an angel of light.

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Work for the Mainstream Media? You Should Kill Yourself

FreeMediaThe American media is now no better than its predecessors at Pravda or the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda; reporters have become nothing but lying packs of jackals holding onto what perks they can and dutifully obeying the call to lick the peanut butter off of master’s nether-regions. They sit when they should hunt, roll over when they should bark, and play dead whenever tidbits of truth break the fence and coming roaring out of emails or foreign correspondence.

We live in an age where the Daily Show attempts(terribly might I add) to poke fun at Wikileaks, where CNN tells viewers it’s “illegal” to read the truth about their government, and even Bruce Springsteen gets wheeled out to try to convince people that this country isn’t a rigged, bullshit puppet show.

The sheer amount of shit being dumped down the throats of the American populace should inspire any human with blood still pumping through their veins to take flamethrowers to every government building and start hanging people from streetlights with their own intestines.

And yet….we don’t. The American people will line up on election day, just as they have every one before that, and take part in a grand collective illusion that they are helping guide history. They will smile as they are handed small stickers that say “I voted” and for the next 12 hours they’ll become amateur civics professors even though a hilarious amount of them don’t really know what the fuck their voting for anyway.

All those cool movies and ideologies assure us that if we just jam “the truth” into enough people’s faces they’ll suddenly wake up, detach, and reach some political Nirvana as if thousands of years of slavery are all just some big misunderstanding. That moment came and went with this election. What did “the people,” that weird herd everyone from Libertarians to Communists look to court do?

They go about their daily lives. But are they innocent? They aren’t oblivious, they’ve smelled something foul but for them it’s just too much trouble. They will serve, even gleefully so, as long as they get a big show every four years that makes them feel like they matter.

The Bourgeoisie, the powerful, know this. They exploit it.


Disinformation at its worst: A disingenuous headline , even from the DailyMail:

Even Hillary Can’t Fake A Smile! Trump Is Repeatedly Booed As Series Of Mean-Spirited Clinton ‘jokes’ Fall Flat At Traditionally Light-Hearted New York Charity Dinner


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In The Information Age Disinformation/Misinformation Reign

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 17, 2013

My Note: In a rational world one could ask these days why governments, the united nations, the so-called humanitarian organizations and the mainstream media (including RT who made this report) are all involved in a conspiracy of silence concerning the ongoing cruel and inhuman treatment of poor Ethiopian immigrants by the Saudis. In a normal world, one would wonder why and how Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s ‘most flagrant human-rights abusers, is set to join the UN Human Rights Council. You would at least expect the weather report from ‘rainy’ Riyadh. Well, of course, we no longer live in a rational and normal world.

Thousands Protest Press Credibility in March Against Mainstream Media

MediaLiesThousands of people in the UK and US united in their rejection of mainstream media in a mass protest. Protesters targeted the headquarters of media giants like Fox News, the BBC and NBS, decrying their narrow coverage of world affairs.

The March Against Mainstream Media (MAMM) organized the international protest via social media and challenged the established media to cover it.

In a statement posted on the MAMM website, the organization said big media outlets had two options: “report on the fact that thousands of people are currently protesting outside of their buildings because they are keeping important news from the public’s eyes,” or ignore them.

Across America people turned out brandishing banners, condemning established news channels.

“Boycott the media!” one banner read in High Point California, while in Kansas city supporters of the movement wearing Anonymous masks delivered the message “America deserves the truth!”

A recurrent theme that cropped up a number of times in the US protests was the media’s coverage of the stricken nuclear plants in Fukushima Japan that were damaged in the 2010 earthquake-triggered tsunami.

“The radiation from that plant is going to reach us and affect us, not just in California but worldwide.  How is it going to affect us, how is it going to affect our water, our food supply, and our way of life?” said one protester to KMPH Fox 24.

Meanwhile in London, supporters of the anti-establishment movement gathered outside the offices of the BBC in a sit-in-style protest.

Confidence in US mainstream media has been declining sharply over the past couple of years with only 44 percent of Americans trusting mass media, according to a Gallup poll in September. The figures for this year are a slight improvement on 2012 when the survey saw trust in the media fall to a record low of 40 percent.

However, a large amount of Americans (46 percent) believe media has become too liberal, compared to only 13 percent who regard mainstream news coverage as overly conservative.


The BBC’s Christian Persecution Denial

BiaBBCWhile it is no secret that the so-called mainstream media habitually fails to report on the international phenomenon of Christian persecution, few are aware that they sometimes actively work to undermine the efforts of those who do expose it.

Consider a new report by the BBC titled “Are there really 100,000 new Christian martyrs every year?” by Ruth Alexander.

Regarding the all-important question of how many Christians around the world are killed, Alexander herself later quotes another source saying “there is no scientific number at the moment. It has not been researched and all experts in this area are very hesitant to give a figure.”

And this seems to be the real point.  Of all the questions and aspects of Christian persecution that objective researchers and reporters can explore and expose, why did the BBC pick the very one that 1) cannot be answered and 2) is ultimately irrelevant—at best academic, at worst cold and callous?

(The issue is less whether 100,000 Christians around the world are killed annually for their faith, but rather that any Christian, any human—even Alexander’s “paltry” 7,000—is being killed for their faith.)

The BBC naturally picked this “numbers” question because it best serves to minimize the specter of Christian persecution, specifically by prompting the casual reader to conclude, “Oh, well, things are certainly nowhere near as bad as I thought for Christian minorities outside the West—indeed, they’re 93% better!”

More importantly—and here we reach BBC policy—this number-crunching approach serves to exonerate the chief persecutor of Christians, the Islamic world, or, as Alexander is quick to conclude: “[t]his means we can say right away that the internet rumours of Muslims being behind the killing of 100,000 Christian martyrs are nonsense.” (Meanwhile, there’s this ongoing monthly series to deal with.)

Incidentally, since when do numbers matter to the supposedly “humanitarian-conscious” BBC and other “liberal” media where one life (provided it’s the “right” life) often gets nonstop coverage?  Would the BBC ever write a report dedicated to trying to show that the number of Palestinians killed in the conflict with Israel is actually 93% lower than widely believed?

Of course not. When it comes to the Arab-Israeli conflict, far from minimizing anything, the BBC regularly exaggerates to demonize Israel.

And therein lies the main lesson.  The BBC is not in the business of reporting facts but rather creating smokescreens, building and knocking down straw men, and chasing red herrings—all to further its narratives, in this case, that “only” 7,000-8,000 Christians are killed annually for their faith, and that the Islamic world is largely innocent—so what’s all the fuss about?

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Armstrong’s Interview: Oprah Finally Hitting The Jackpot?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 16, 2013

OprahArmstrong2Lance Armstrong has chosen TV-confession-godmother, Oprah Winfrey for his doping confession. No coincidence: The talk Queen presides over a marketing-machine of guilt, Atonement, profit. Besides, it looks a though she also needs the interview.

It started in Hawaii where both Lance Armstrong and Oprah Winfrey coincidentally spent their Christmas vacation — ex-cyclist on the Big Island, the talk Queen on Maui . Winfrey had already asked the deposed Armstrong for an interview, now she used the chance to hook up.

One hand washes the other. Armstrong needs a stage, Winfrey needs ratings and a dedicated viewing audience. Together they glorify doping scam to the Hollywood script – Happy ending included — at the end of the day both sides benefit.

Actually, CBS itself wanted to have interview with the disgraced 7-times tour-de-France champion. But it pulled the short straw against Winfrey – an former cheerleader of Armstrong, whose ‘OWN’ media conglomerate is co-owned by Discovery, which once sponsored Armstrong’s cycling team, US postal. In Gayle King, Oprah has her best friend at CBS, co-host of “CBS This Morning” .

So, she was able to make a smart move there when CBS allowed her to cast even more teasers , ”I was satisfied ” & ” He did not come clean in the manner I expected ”.

Oprah even brought Michael Jackson to talk

Behind Oprah’s media empire there is a huge, profitable marketing machine. A media-industrial complex of celebrity confession, that moves billions and whose ruler is Oprah Winfrey.

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As Winfrey 2011 celebrated the last episode of her talk show after 25 years and more than 5,000 episodes, superstars gave her the last escort: Madonna, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Jamie Foxx – they were all in tears at her studio couch – the once poverty-stricken Winfrey was helped this way to turn her talent into a billion dollar fortune.

Winfrey’s unparalleled influence on culture – often called “the Oprah effect” – has boosted lesser-known authors onto the New York Times best-sellers list There are some who have reached celebrity status due to Oprah’s influence. Here are 10 people we wouldn’t have met if the queen of talk shows hadn’t introduced audiences to them:

The “Oprah effect” faded as Winfrey switched to her own network. But, ‘OWN’ did not come out of the popularity rating cellar. Only after she comes up with the tabloid-oriented celebrity confession format, was she able to rise her popularity again. With series of interviews comes “Oprah’s next chapter,” headlines, viewers and stars returned: George Lucas, David Letterman, Bette Midler, Whitney Houston.

Godmother of the confessional media setting and unquestioned arbiter of self-help and spiritual trends, Oprah’s influence on broader pop culture is peerless.” (Time)

Now, as a logical consequence, Lance Armstrong comes to confess to Oprah – and with The Interview of 2013 “Biggest I’ve Ever Done!”, she probably hit the jackpot again.

According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian tradition, in the Sacrament of Confession/Penance, individuals confess their sins to the priest, especially those which have the mastery over the sinner. The reason for confessing sins to the priest are:

– In order to get through him absolution from all his sins.
– In order that the penitent can get his spiritual advice as to the way to conquer his temptations and lead the holy life.

But, in the US media/entertainment business the sacrament promises salvation from sins of VIP and PR disasters – and the High Priestess, who have the mastery over the sinners is Oprah Winfrey. .

As the ESPN reporter Don Van Natta Jr. posted on Twitter, “You don’t go on Oprah to confess. You go on Oprah to be forgiven.” Or, at least, debt forgiveness and the final million-audience of his lifetime.

It is an ancient ritual. Doping, drugs, adultery, fraud, corruption, even murder and manslaughter: A disgraced star can buy freely in front of cameras. The media plays moral guardian, but it even makes more money – during the fall and resurrection. Sin? Atonement? The difference vanishes into crocodile tears.

The pre-recorded interview will be aired on Thursday, 17/01/2013.


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They All Hate Africa

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 11, 2012

Russia’s global television news network, “RT” – which is the second most-watched foreign news channel in the United States after the BBC – like most of the mainstream media outlets elsewhere — brings seldom Africa-relevant themes in its 24-hour service program. If it brings, it is either to hammer the United States hard or to demonstrate the insignificance of the African continent in world affairs. The station also intoxicated with the craziness of the Middle East.

The current affairs debate program, “Cross-Talk” is hosted by a biased, left-wing, anti-Israel and self-hating American journalist, Peter Lavelle.

This particular program from July 9, 2012 on African matters is supposed to include African guests, but no African was invited. They say, “the African Union” is incapable of doing somethin positive. But, the reality is, with all the means’ that are available to it, with all the existing problems and tough challenges its enemies present, the AU is doing a relatively decent job in tackling the continents diverse problems. African peacekeepers are all over the continent trying to pacify hotspots like Somalia, Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Congo.

Whereas, the Muslim world, even with the presence of passionate Western administrators, experts, advisers and babysitters (Iraq, Afghanistan,Egypt), with the flow of trillions of dollars, with the degree of attention they are given by the medias, they are still unable to move forward, in the contrary, they blame and demonize those who give them help, and continue killing each other playing the victimhood card. Even the 67-year old tool of Arab imperialism, the Arab League is not capable of taking the Syrian situation in its own hands. In fact, the league wants the West to do the dirty job for them. And the world community whines with them why the West is not helping while they are killing each other. Isn’t it ironic, the African, Mr. Kofi Annan, a former U.N. Chief, who let the Tutsis of Rwanda genocidally murdered back in 1994, is serving tirelessly as a special envoy to Syria for the United Nations and the Arab League.

Look how they all show their contempt for Africa, ignorance and disinterest towards its people. “Why should America care for Africa?”, they ask, rhetorically. Compare how emotional and passionate they get, including the moderator, whenever they discuss matters on Syria, Iraq, Egypt or on the so-called Palestinians.


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Global Media: Darkness In The Minds of The Producers?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 4, 2012

They accuse, belittle and insult the continent of Africa at will. In the 21st century, they still talk about Africa as if it is a small state, show their readiness to pick every ‘possible’ negative event in the continent and send subliminal messages, beamed at global radio and television audiences. The Western Media which gives very little attention to the fate of African states, continues to devote a large portion of its resources and energy towards painting the great continent of Africa in a negative light. Why is it? Is it because Africans don’t complain much about the past injustices, and are not as loud, aggressive and deadly as South Asians and Arabs? Or is it simply because Africa is the Cradle of Humanity, hence a superior continent?

Yesterday, while Ethiopians and other Orthodox Christians were celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit on the twelve disciples of Jesus on the day of Pentecost, the British monarchy “by coincidence” chose this very day for the celebration of their own version of “Jubilee”, described, Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee – a celebration devoted to monarchy and military might. I have nothing against about their fun and festivities, but it’s amazing to observe that neither Christmas nor Easter get this much public and media attention in ‘New Britain”. There were protests and unsympathetic reactions when the Vatican Pope visited the UK two years ago – a very dangerous sign of ignorance and poor hospitality.

On this very day, 15 people were killed and dozens wounded in Nigerian church attack, and a plane with 153 passengers crashed, killing all 153 people aboard and at least 10 on the ground.

As the ‘real Christian Jubilee’ is about celebrating justice, peace and the equality of all people as created in the image of God, Western Media organizations who commonly employ to specifically dump negative news materials and information when reporting, communicating, or disseminating anything concerning Africa, have used such tragic occurrences like the one in Nigeria to blame, belittle and insult the whole of Africa and Africans. Mind you, Nigeria is one of the 54 member states of the “Commonwealth”, of which 16 belong to the so-called Commonwealth realm.

Minutes after the crash of “Dana Air” in Lagos — way before the cause of the crash has yet not been revealed, the medias immediately pointed their fingers at the incompetence of “Africans”, the incapability of “Africans” to fly a plane, as they’re collectively named.

Mind you, “Dana Air” which began operations in 2008 is privately operated and Indian-owned, and the pilot of the plane was American, the co-pilot Indian – the airliner was recently awarded the title of “Best Safety and Security Conscious Airline in Nigeria” Yet, the whole propaganda machine repeatedly preferred to emphasize on the “bankrupt” and “incompetence” nature of Africans. What to gain?

It’s known that media conditioning shapes, molds, and monopolizes those images, references to Africa are received sometimes with disdain and contempt. Even some western-educated Africans, who have virtually no cultural competence, actually contribute to how Africa is projected globally. Ashamed of their “heritage and historical past” they side with media characterizations projected through such stories and specials, by telling them what they only want to hear.

Listen to this program episode from the Africa-bashing broadcaster, the BBC – WorldHaveYourSay

Listen attentively to the words used by the moderator, notice which self-hating, self-promoting African representatives have been selected to sound off on the program. Shameless!

The cause of the crash is still unknown, yet, this one example proves the denigrated global image of Africans which was put by Europeans for decades is now baring its fruits among many in the West. Despicable comments and their ‘popular’ ratings on many of the blogs and forums – whether it concerns the church bombings, the plane crash, or the reluctance of Black football players heading, in particular to Orthodox Ukraine for the European Championship (Poland and Ukraine host) — you will be able to notice the artificial image which is as dark as the pervasive fear conjured up in the their minds.


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