Irresponsible journalism and the story of Maria Ressa, Rappler and the ones like them that lack credibility for constantly fabricating news - the illusion she and their corporate media create to numb the minds of their audiences
By Amir Asaadollahi
When we think of journalism and corporate news agencies and their responsibility in presenting a truthful news, first-thing-first we must think of "responsible journalism" and "credible news agencies," isn't that true?
But then again for us by just to understand the notion of "responsibility and credibility" in journalism is not an enough thing for analyzing the news and the journalists' views on what they present. We must have better understanding of their position on political spectrum and their view point - we must know WHERE a/the journalist lean on the political spectrum (are they closer to the centre than other right-wing variants or closer to the center than the other left-wing variants?) and then, we have to look at HOW they view things (are they viewing things from far? (unbiased and with wide angle view observing and searching for clues and relationships) or from near? (a more focused and narrower vision) or are they standing right on the the political line they lean on from where their political views has shaped their opinion? (a biased, tainted, blinded only to see what they want to see and look at what is in front of them from a narrow and near-sided personal political perspective).
Maria Ressa, Rapplers and the others like them are the latter one, forcing their biased and tainted perspective and agendas in drawing a "one point perspective" to create an "optical illusion" to purposely fool their audiences' eyes and thinking, and "subliminally" force their perception into their audiences physical reality of the world and brainwash them - abusing the name and trust they have created to manipulate the audience they have by using a psychological funny business technique.
To understand what I said we need to look at few of the terms I used, such as "perspective", "illusions", "subliminal", "funny psychological business", etc and how in simple terms they are defined! I have attached some photos and pictures to show how our minds is easily influenced on how a photo taken, where the angle of camera was, the timing of the snapshot, the color and shades use, etc and remind the readers that words can create the same illusions - just imagine how listening to a story or reading it makes you feel and imagine things, or how a smell makes you react, or how listening a music or watching a movie makes you feel happy, sad or excited, etc.
Maria Ressa and those other corrupt journalists and the corrupt corporate news organizations they represent know about the power of perception and how our sense process information.
But what is a "perspective" (see the examples I have attached)? It can be:
1) A "forced perspective" (is a technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is) and can also be:
2) A "one point perspective" ("a drawing method that shows how things appear to get smaller as they get further away, converging towards a single 'vanishing point' on the horizon line. It is a way of drawing objects upon a flat piece of paper (or other drawing surface) so that they look three-dimensional and realistic."), or
3) use of the "optical illusions" ("Optical Illusions can use color, light and patterns to create images that can be deceptive or misleading to our brains.), and
4) ("The Ponzo illusion is an example of an illusion which uses monocular cues of depth perception to fool the eye.")
Using those techniques and many other techniques through neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) including the "subliminal messaging" that can be programmed by the corrupt journalist (such as Marie Ressa, etc - just to name one here) and their corporate media (such as Rappler, ABS-CBN, GMA, Philippines Inquirer, Philippines Star, etc - just to name a few) into the minds of their audience as a form of "psychological funny business" in "[trying to stir up things] with covert messages that might go unnoticed at first glance."
But what is "subliminal messaging"?
"A subliminal message is a signal or message designed to pass below (sub) the normal limits of perception. An inaudible to the conscious mind (but audible to the unconscious or deeper mind) An image transmitted briefly, unperceived consciously, yet perceived unconsciously" and by that even create an "illusion" of reality or need!
So, what is an illusion?
An illusion is "a mismatch between the immediate visual impression and the actual properties of the object," it "is a phenomenon in which our subjective perception doesn't match the physical reality of the world." (See the attached sources)
When the journalists and a corporate news organization present the news from their own "subjective perception" due to their own political and/or economic agenda(s), they tend to creat a form of "optical illusion" and use other illusion techniques such as "Penzo illusions" to fool their audiences using variations of "forced perspectives" techniques by using photos, subliminal messaging and many other tools.
It is a know knowledge that "words don't just convey a meaning, but a feeling as well. Pleasant words like "ice cream" make us feel happy, while unpleasant words like "toe jam" make us feel queasy. But there is a way to make people experience bad words as good, if only briefly." "A new study finds subliminal messaging works best not with images of happiness or consumer satisfaction, but when the message leaves the viewer feeling anxious or threatened."
Maria Rosa and those other subjective and corrupt journalists like her and the subjective and corrupt corporate media use those knowledge to achieve their agendas, and surely enough, objective people who cannot see those "funny psychological business" are fooled by those illusions they are creating.
But what is the aim of journalist such as Maria Ressa and the news organizations I have mentioned to be as devious to "fabricate a such nonexistent reality" (creating those illusions of reality to fool people)!?
As I said, whenever they observe and report on something, we need to look at WHERE and HOW they present and view from the perspectives they have. In the Maria Ressa and Rappler corporation, they have a subjective perspective that represents a hidden agenda, and that agenda is to damage the President Duterte and his reforms and the national fight against criminality, corruption and illegal drugs, because the new governments reforms and national agenda is against the interests of Maria Ressa, her corrupt political and business oligarch friends and fellow corrupt journalists and the mainstream media corporations they work for.
A person like Maria Ressa is using the gained momentum behind the reputation she had built as a long-time practicing journalist to fool the messes. As an experienced journalist, she clearly knows about how to manipulate the news and how to manipulate people. Why should the President of USA end up using her views that she had falsified and why should anyone use those falsified news data as a reference?! Isn't that showing how irresponsible she is and how her low her credibility is? I'd say, her irresponsible journalism in fabricating the news many times over-and-over is an intentional criminal act that puts the Philippines national security at harms way, and it is an intentional act to undermine the economic development of the Philippines, and to me that should consider as a treason. As treason is defined "the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government."
Her actions certainly reflect those intentions by eluting the minds of masses (brain washing) through fabrication of news and fooling them in building momentum at both the global stage as well as the domestic political sphere and social arena to subliminally manipulating them in acting against their majority elected government and divide their unity. We know that "subliminal messages really do have an impact in what decisions [people] make."
The illusion they are creating is not only against the national interest of the Philippines, but also a danger to the peace and security as well as the economic of the Southeast Asian countries and the future generations of the Filipinos.
Maria Ressa is either not a good journalist by lacking professional skills for making so many mistakes in reporting news that were false or corrupt to the bone for purposely fabricating news and data - I'd say she is the latter one, but in either case she lacks credibility and is an irresponsible journalist, and the news organizations who use her views are as irresponsible and lack credibility as her for not double checking and triple checking the news and views she publishes and has published in the past. I would even wonder how credible her book is! Because her story is like the story of "the boy who cried wolf", and in her case "a journalist who cried wolf", and we all know the moral of that story, don't we?
A Canadian Political Scientist / Commentator
(just in case the name clouded the judgment of some readers!)
(Source on Optical Illusion: https://www.google.ca/…/optical-illusi…/story%3Fid%3D8455573 )
(Source on 7 Sneaky Subliminal Messages Hidden in Ads: http://mentalfloss.com/…/7-sneaky-subliminal-messages-hidde… )
(Source on how subliminal messages work: http://gizmodo.com/tag/subliminal-messages)