Nothing to see here…

OpenUrEyes, in best copy’n’paste fashion, reports (via PrisonPlanet)…

True scale of nuclear crisis suppressed by Japanese authorities, aided by castrated and slavish mass media.

Emphasis mine. So, wow — the castrated and slavish mass media, eh? Keeping us in the dark, down-playing the threat, lulling us into a false sense of security!? How dare they! So, just how is the world’s mainstream media candy-coating this impending disaster?

  • Today’s Wellington’s Dom Post front page: “Apocalypse Now!”
  • The UK Telegraph: “Japan crisis: meltdown alert raises spectre of nuclear nightmare‎”
  • The Australian: “Pump failure raises meltdown risk
  • World Magazine: “Japan faces threat of nuclear disaster

Well, you can see how the fears of the ‘sheeple’ would be alleviated by that kind of rose-tinted glasses reporting, couldn’t you?

Hilariously enough, having criticised the MSM for their lack of coverage, the Prison Planet article bases its own story on information gleaned from the BBC, the Seattle Times, the National Journal, Australia’s ABC, and even (really) Fox News.

Furthermore, after some poking around teh intawebs on the topic, you can find this Guardian report: Japan radiation leaks feared as nuclear experts point to possible cover-up, which is pretty similar (in its informational content, if not quite the same breathless tone) as the PrisonPlanet piece, stating, amongst other things, that…

Nuclear experts have thrown doubt on the accuracy of official information issued about the Fukushima nuclear accident, saying that it followed a pattern of secrecy and cover-ups employed in other nuclear accidents … “The actions of the Japanese government are completely contrary to their words. They have evacuated 180,000 people but say there is no radiation. They are certain to have readings but we are being told nothing.”

You know, if this is the MSM trying to assist in a cover-up, I don’t think they’re doing a very good job.

UPDATE! A follow-up piece from OpenUrEyes, again with the assertion that “The Nuclear Crisis In Japan Is Much Worse Than Either The Mainstream Media Or The Japanese Government Have Been Telling Us”. And the sources for the “27 Signs That The Nuclear Crisis In Japan Is Much Worse Than Either The Mainstream Media Or The Japanese Government Have Been Telling Us”? Let’s see: the Japanese Government, Reuters, the Telegraph, Haaertz, CNBC, the Daily Mail, the Wall Street Journal, the Helsinki Times, the Times of India and CNN.

Sigh.

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6 thoughts on “Nothing to see here…

  1. james dalton says:

    Re: Nuclear disaster
    I think the accident caused the earthquake; not the other way around. Either way, I think good riddance to them. People seem to forget the past here, but they don’t. We dropped bombs on them for a reason, and my grandfather had nightmares from his time spent in the war until the day he died. Now we are friendly with them? Why. They have stolen our country and have violated our airspace and face contamination to the west coast. They are allowed to own property here, but we can’t there. Why? Wake up Americans. We take things for granted and help countries who hate us. Why?

    • MikeC says:

      The earthquake happened at 05:46 UTC on Friday 11 March 2011 – that was 14:46 Japan time.

      the tsunami damaged the cooling systems at about 15:01 japan time.

      I’ve seen plenty of theories about HAARP causing the earthquake, etc, but yours is the first I’ve seen suggesting that the earthquake was caused by the reactor failure which occured 15 minutes later.

      Got any theory how that occured – how the reactor failures affected the earth before the failures actually happened?

      To be consistent, can I take it that you also hate:
      All Germans, Russians, British, French, Spanish, most of West and North Africa, Dutch, Argentina, Brazil, Fiji, Turkey, Austria, Italy, Utah/Mormons, Canadians, Mexicans, residents in the former Confederacy, American Natives, Philipino’s, Guatamalans, Panamanians, Nicaraguans, Iraqi’s, Afghani’s, Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, and every other country that the US has ever fought against??

  2. . . .

    Heh.

    MainStream Media Smackdown-Smackdown !

    Like, you know, here’s an acronym version in today’s texto-twitter Facebook lingo : MSMS2

    That is, all the other media smackdowns suggesting either a liberal media bias or, as here, a vast right-wing conspiracy … totally smacked down !!

    TROTFLMFAO !!!

    Once again, “new” media gets, like, soooo owned by “old” media.

    Keep those screen grabs comin’.

    . . .

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