3 Time Emmy Award Winning CNN Journalist: Mainstream Media Takes Money from FOREIGN Dictators to Run Flattering Propaganda

American “News” Networks Run Infomericals for Foreign Dictators … Pretend It’s Actual Reporting

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that the American media act as presstitutes for rich and powerful Americans.

But it turns out that the American media will turn “tricks” for foreign johns as well …

Specifically, three time Emmy award winning reporter Amber Lyon was until very recently a respected CNN reporter:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3GTO3cgtl7c/TFjb9hU9OoI/AAAAAAAABJo/LZvSA59jGmQ/s1600/EyeTVSnapshot%5B7%5D.jpgLyon was fired from CNN after she refused to stop reporting on her first-hand experience of the systematic torture and murder of peaceful protesters by the government of Bahrain.

Lyon’s special report on Bahrain was scheduled to run on both CNN’s U.S. and international networks, but was pulled after only a limited showing due to pressure from the Bahrainis and their lobbyists.

At the same time that Lyon was risking her life to do on-the-ground reporting in Bahrain, another CNN journalist was filming a paid propaganda piece on how the Bahraini leaders are a bunch of friendly pro-democracy reformers.

That’s right … the Bahraini government paid CNN to do what was literally an infomercial for that brutal regime and pretend it was real journalism.

Lyon says that China and many other foreign, authoritarian regimes also pay CNN and other mainstream networks to run flattering propaganda pieces.

We are grateful for Ms. Lyon’s exposé of this revolting practice … especially because real reporting is treated as terrorism by the American government.

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  • amerikagulag

    Well, she should start a blog.

  • mmckinl

    Well that’s the American way … paying for your own news. The terrorist Iranian MeK has just been taken off the “Terrorist List” thanks to “lobbying” by spending millions for influential insiders to speak before their organization.

    MEK decision: multimillion-dollar campaign led to removal from terror list


    The fact is countries with “PR problems” such as corruption and genocide can smooth out their “rough edges” by lobbying the US Congress for forgiveness even foreign aid. The most conspicuous example of this is Israel and its’ “Palestinian problem”.

    So why shouldn’t the MSM get in on some of the action ? (sarcasm)

  • Southernfink

    Far as I am concerned quiting CNN has been the best career move for that young lady yet.
    Freedom of speech is what its all about, freedom to report the truth but this also shows how dangerous this can become when editors use cash for comments and become a troll that has been paid on what views to portray.
    Mind you no one in their right mind watches CNN to stay informed time and time again they have repeatedly proven to be shilling for the corporatocracy so why bother going to work for them in the first place, but well done for going out with style and with your honour intact.

  • 8bitgeek

    Good luck with your website and career, Ms. Lyon!!

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  • Rehmat

    CNN, BBC, FoxNews, MSNBC, etc. are all voices of Zioconservatives. They will take money from any source as long as it serves US-Israeli imperialism. If one of their talk-show host tells the truth about the US or Israel – he/she has been fired. That even include Islamophobes like Glann Beck and Pat. Buchanan.

  • countficula

    Welcome back to being a real American! If you can continue to report unbiased news I will always watch you! You should go on infowars, your ratings will soar!!!!

  • countficula

    PS When one person shows courage, the spines of others are stiffened!!! You Rock!!!

  • lulz

    She got fired from CNN. Read that again. She was fired. She didn’t quit. Then, to parlay her sour grapes into a bit of personal brand-building, she started with this absurdity about how she got this earth-shattering story and CNN buried it because it was OMG too earth-shattering and CNN was scurred.

    I have no doubt CNN spiked the story, but not for the reasons Amber Lyon says they did. It was probably the same quality of garbage she’s done in the past, and she probably got paid by a couple kids who were promised falafels if they did a little acting in front of the retarded American reporter and her cameras for a few minutes.

    The idea that Amber Lyon got this amazing story that everyone else missed is absurd. The idea that Amber Lyon ever cared about supposed censorship before she was fired is absurd. The idea that Amber Lyon would be a “journalists” in the first place if she didn’t exploit her looks is ridiculous.

    If this story was supposedly so urgent, was Amber Lyon going to tell it before she got fired?

    • psiEnergos

      She was laid off with severance and benefits, I’d hardly call that ‘got fired’ (there is a huge difference). CNN then threatened to take those away if she kept talking. That’s not sour grapes, that’s actually illegal of CNN.

  • Tellthetruth

    CNN has been reporting trash and misleading information for the democrats for years. Why wouldn’t they expand their money making business. Kudos for one reporter to finally try and tell the truth on something.

  • not dumbed down

    liberalism/corruption and media are in bed together–socialism will one day turn on the media–wait till we’re a complete multicultural nation–all news will be in spanish
    Freedom from media tirany will only happen if we are united with conservative values and require assimilation.

  • The news is what they say it is. Look forward to shut down of internet news – we know too much now .

    • Yes I’m afraid of that! It’s going to be difficult to know any part of truth now that the internet won’t be subject to the 1st amendment!
      The internet gave us some knowledge to live by.

  • Todd

    But if it was on the news it has to be true, right? RIGHT?

  • http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-572665

    “Posted March 15, 2011”

    You stand corrected.

    Inforwars is disinfo run by J3ws.

  • Zionist Review

    Communist Nasty Nazis or CNN as they prefer to be called are a disgrace to everything that is meant to be honest about bringing the truth. Its a Zionist cancer to the bone of America and Europe. Well done Amber …

  • Patrick Emory and the original crew on CNN left because of the BS. Of course Lou Dobbs was part of the exodus but much later. When Turner opened CNN he did so with lots of talent from Tucson. This put Tucson on the map so to speak. They began running Tucson weather, sports and general interest reports and bits of news in the Southwest. When Turner sold CNN his brother also caved to the buyer. Sad.

    Now we have the CNNquirer. Coming here and reading is like picking up the National Enquirer at the checkout counter in Safeway or Kroger.

    I expect to see news stores on 3 headed babies when I tune into CNN. A few years ago we got to see a bearded woman! Remember that?

    Hope she does well. She deserves better than CNN.