by Nathan McDonald, Sprott Money:
What in the world is going on? What is happening? 2017 is already shaping up to be a year when the world is turned upside down, spun around and jettisoned into deep space.
The mainstream media, the “lamestream media”, or call them whatever you like is losing their grip on reality. The reason why this is happening is simply because they are losing their grip on the narrative and they can’t stand it.
For those of us in the gold and silver industry, we are way ahead of the curve. We have been smeared by the financial media for decades. GATA has been targeted as conspiracy theorist, even though just about everything they have said has been proven true over the course of time, as have many other “theories” by prominent names in the industry.
The tin foil hats have been taken off, thrown in the dustbin, and are never going back on. The mainstream media is losing the culture and information war, and 2017 is the year that it goes into overdrive.
Hilariously, they are the ones defeating themselves by and large. They continue to come out with fake news story after fake news story based on TRUE conspiracy theories that are easily debunked and dismissed by the mass public who simply won’t swallow their lies anymore.
Yet, are they backing down? Are they pulling back, reassessing their tactics and saying, “Wait a minute, this isn’t working, more and more people are waking up and changing ranks, less and less people are listening to and reading us!” No.
No, they certainly are not, as seen with the Wall Street Journal’s recent debacle over PewDiePie, the most famous and followed YouTuber in the world. This mess is now being dubbed #PewDieGate.
On the face, they are targeting him over some crude jokes they took out of context, which I have to agree, likely took things too far and were in bad taste. But what you need to understand is the real, true motive behind their actions, which is now blowing up magnificently in their faces as the YouTube community rallies behind Felix Kjellberg and defends him almost entirely.
PewDiePie simply isn’t taking this lying down and is destroying their fake news narrative they are putting out and it is having a monstrous side effect. It is “red pilling” (waking up) his gargantuan audience. They are seeing through the lies and not buying it.
The real reason why they are attacking him has nothing to do with virtue, which I believe is important, but has everything to do with the power he holds. His influence is far reaching, arguable even more so than ANYONE at the Wall Street Journal. Felix receives tens of millions of views per week, and he is just a dude with a webcam.
You have to note – to the MSM, this is unacceptable and is just another example of how the old “guardians” of the news are dying off and becoming extinct. The new, alternative media is here, and they can’t stand it. It cuts into their influence, their control, and more importantly their profits.
As a veteran of the precious metals industry, and therefore a seasoned pro in the hate that the MSM emits towards our industry, I say the following: too bad, so sad, your time has passed.
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