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WATCH: Mass Media – A History

Join James Corbett for this special edition of The Corbett Report podcast, where he walks you through Mass Media: A History, a 3-lesson, 6+ hour online course examining the history of media, exploring media’s impact on society, and revealing where technological developments in media technology are taking us in the future.

With lectures in audio and video formats, hyperlinked transcript, recommended reading and study guides, this course takes you on a whirlwind tour of over 500 years of history and shows you what the future of media might look like and why it matters.

You can purchase the full course here, or view the course notes here. Links and shownotes for the video are available here.

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Steph Amson
Steph Amson
Jul 17, 2022 10:52 PM

I was really disappointed it was behind a paywall.

Luís Rodrigues Coelho
Luís Rodrigues Coelho
Jul 17, 2022 4:22 AM

Wow, I don’t agree with James concept of ‘mediated reality’… at all!
Plus the man complicates what is very simple, but the most important regarding anything James ay is that he doesn’t discern the spiritual aspect of anything, like the spiritual aspect of the world conspiracy. Like many others, he only sees financial and social control, when these are only means to an ultimate spiritual enslavement into the jewish luciferian cabala… as David Spangler has stated.
We know that the media is a power vehicle for mass indoctrination, but more important, is a gigantic vehicle to lead people away from God – this is the very top goal of the media in general!!!

S Cooper
S Cooper
Jul 16, 2022 2:37 PM

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“Propaganda and Advertising 101.”

William Sabre
William Sabre
Jul 16, 2022 9:15 AM

They’re not taking me anywhere, I haven’t paid it any attention for over 15 years, didn’t find out who obama was until 2014, or trump until 2019, I’d never heard of them before a passing conversation with an acquaintance, who now has no substance to his life other than what merlins magic screen gives him.

Despite what dystopian nightmares are coming, preperation for a healthy life is always the same, coercive mind manipulation isn’t one of them. Pointless filling your head with corrupted things beyond your frame of influence, its just another element causing the society to breakdown and relations to distort. Don’t let the media frame your relationships, bad idea.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Jul 16, 2022 9:25 AM
Reply to  William Sabre

It’s a balance though isn’t. You need to remain aware enough of the monster to avoid being eaten by it. Complete obliviousness leaves you as vulnerable as complete acceptance.

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Jul 16, 2022 5:58 PM

Sophie
Net articles are news print the fact they are meaningless digital computerisation betrays it’s inner commercial foundation of absolutes.
These absolutes are restrictive measures based on participation limits.

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Jul 16, 2022 6:33 PM

What does this actually mean?

Diva
Diva
Jul 17, 2022 10:34 AM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

Spurgle wanna halftone fingle bob. Him a vurf booge durgle bat.

Clear as day to a speaker of Bot.

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Jul 17, 2022 3:36 PM
Reply to  Diva

Thank you Diva Bottom ☺
Actually, it’s an attempt to point out a restricted spell check key pad can’t imo, be considered very news media worthy.
It’s far too weak easy and anyone can do it., as you just pointed out.
Result after decades of use has only contributed to irelevence by its choice of language.
What I would Personally like to see before I die (68), is young and older people in Internet Countries, reading Newspapers…again.
thx

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Jul 17, 2022 7:41 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

It means that the media is run by Natzees and only those who are stupid enough to be used by them can come to the party.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Jul 17, 2022 7:37 PM

He said ‘beyond your frame of influence,’ That’s not obliviousness. That’s obviousness.

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Jul 16, 2022 8:28 AM

Does Corbett have to be so laboured and smug in the manner in which he presents his case. I think readers of the Corbett Report have got enough marbles to appreciate that the world is run by the eugenicist elite class whose power is omnipresent and totally ruthless.

But we get it! It stands out like a sore thumb.

I don’t disagree with Corbett, but much of what he presents is simply so much common-sense rather than a six hour presentation of what most of us already know. Can anybody seriously own up to sitting through such a didactic exercise.

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
Jul 16, 2022 12:14 PM
Reply to  Donald Duck

he’s american.

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Jul 16, 2022 6:16 PM
Reply to  sabelmouse

Like the fact this site shows what a complete Gobshite he is. The Plonker probably comes with a Genuine Government Health Warning imo.
1-3 mins listening to his spewing into a bucket was enough for me.

Diva
Diva
Jul 17, 2022 10:36 AM

I notice the 77th has been out for his blood even more than usual lately. Loads of bots trying to seed memes that he’s either a controlled op or totally irrelevant.

bleak
bleak
Jul 17, 2022 12:46 AM
Reply to  sabelmouse

He’s actually not. Canadian as practically every pet of everyone who’s ever listened to him knows. And their plants and pet fish.

American
American
Jul 17, 2022 4:24 AM
Reply to  sabelmouse

He’s Canadian

Ort
Ort
Jul 17, 2022 8:01 PM
Reply to  American

Perhaps, given the gradual but ineluctable evaporation of the myth that Canada, unlike its southern neighbor, is an idyllic, amiable, civilized liberal democracy, sabelmouse may argue that this is now a distinction without a difference.  😉 

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 15, 2022 10:12 PM

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2022/07/04/Get-Ready-Forever-Plague/

The remarkable thing about this latest piece of ecstatically masturbating fear porn is how the title –  “Get Ready for the Forever Plague” – sounds like a penetratingly critical deconstruction of the panic mongering and yet it is anything but!  These jackals are now so assured of the effect of their own propaganda that they are now blatantly admitting The Evil Deadly Bug will be here forever and ever!

After a scary picture of crow masked medieval plague doctor, the article dissolves into a frenzied wankathon of utter horror that goes on and on and on and on until the Lovecraftian adjectives seem to coalesce into a gibbering chant:

 “…frightening reality … forever pandemic … more probable day by day… evade vaccines …a plague of willful incompetence… wreak havoc with vital organs … to evolve at a furious pace….Yes, the people have been abandoned….So don’t expect “normal” to returnblood clots, nerve cell death, inflammation, lung damage, kidney failure and brain damage….reinfected with one of Omicron’s variants every two to three weeks…..

A summer infection, for example, will not protect you against a fall infection. But each and every infection will damage your immune system regardless of how mild the symptoms.….The unvaccinated fared worse than the vaccinated….

There is more bad news. …COVID is paving the way for other diseases …“being trapped on a rollercoaster in a horror film.”… probably also play a major role in deadly hepatitis infections…COVID has become such a formidable biological force on the planet … a tsunami of neurological impairment … new pathogens such as monkeypox.…The symptoms include brain fog, fatigue, muscle pain, chronic inflammation, blood clots and kidney failure.It’s not the flu.COVID is now conducting an evolutionary viral rave.”

And if you think I have put too much in, all of the above is about 5% this feverish onanistic onslaught.

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 15, 2022 10:24 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Well well well – it seems the Tyee must be one of the earliest spook sites to be activated right at the start of Event Covid:

https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/04/01/Corona-Viral-Misinformation/

COVID-19’s Other Symptom? Viral Misinformation

Every day is April Fool’s Day now, because pandemics all through history have spread rumours, gossip and lies.

And note that this is from 1st April 2020! What a staggeringly slithery pre-emption of all the valid criticism of covid to come.

And the slimy manipulation of this:

It helps that the COVID-19 pandemic is a universal, apolitical crisis, unlike touchier subjects such as white supremacy that Facebook and Twitter have been cautious to regulate.

By Christ was the deep state well prepared for all this shit!

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 16, 2022 8:58 AM
Reply to  George Mc

I’m proud to call myself a Luddite and I thought I would log in to see the comments on that Tyee piece on “the Forever Plague” (which although barely two weeks old is aleady closed). So I dutifully typed in my Disqus password and ticked that I am not a robot. And then it hit me with one of those viewing tests: “Click the squares that have traffic lights”. So I did and then it hit me with another one and I did that too. And then it hit me with a third, at which point I just baled out. I recall hardly ever being able to get through these visual tests and I now consider them a total con. Which would affirm my belief – and it’s fucking obvious anyway! – that Tyee is a totally controlled fake site.

Ort
Ort
Jul 16, 2022 8:20 PM
Reply to  George Mc

“CAPTCHA” ordeals are models of technocratic sadism.

Bitter experience reveals that the administrators can choose levels of difficulty. 

Sometimes one need only click “I am not a robot”, and sometimes the abominable visual tests are mercifully straightforward, i.e. they exclude ambiguity and mind-effing traps. Does the bit of sloping landscape in the corner of the panel qualify as a “hill”?

Then there are the Kafkaesque “CAPTCHA” loops you describe, in which the user is presented with multiple panels that are blatantly ambiguous and treacherous. They’re obviously intended to discourage and repel access.

Even this variability is monstrous. The user is not only tormented by the insidious cat-and-mouse nature of the exercise– we have to face the Russian Roulette-like dilemma of whether a given CAPTCHA will be forgiving or abusive.

I loathe CAPTCHA with the burning intensity of ten thousand white-hot suns!  🌞  🌞 

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Jul 17, 2022 12:43 AM
Reply to  Ort

I Am Not a Robot.
Are you sure? I Am Not A Robot was an explanation of myself deciding to temp. or permanently join Net social media.
I thought well, A lot of people appear to be doing it why not.
For me, Not A Robot has fundamentals one of which is, as an individual, right/wrong, correct/incorrect, good/bad and indifferent are ecceptable absolutes.

lotuseater
lotuseater
Jul 16, 2022 4:02 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Humanity has always been insane, for the most part, but now it’s taking off like a newly launched ICBM missile…

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Jul 17, 2022 4:47 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Well, things just don’t vanish when you lower a mask and blow your nose while sat on the bog.
You People with a pull chain bog never fail to amaze me.
George, you think people missed a golden opportunity to reuse the old piss pots ya know, the gosunders, and just test their pee?
I do, Pee & Blood after 24hrs of no drink no food, pee and blood.

Ort
Ort
Jul 15, 2022 9:08 PM

Freaky! The illustration accompanying this article looked oddly familar, but at first I couldn’t figure out why. I finally realized that it looks a lot like the cover of a “One Hundred Greatest TV Themes” CD I purchased years and years ago:

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George Mc
George Mc
Jul 15, 2022 8:19 PM

https://twitter.com/darrengrimes_/status/1547519705292107778?s=20&t=JMrlXGGSkCqzvCC38H9aVQ

The BBC are obsessed. What’s so wrong with the #Lionesses being white? Is the suggestion here that black players are being unfairly discriminated against? If so, does the BBC have any evidence for this claim? It’s the constant race baiting that baffles me.

Well it shouldn’t baffle you Darren. Race baiting is what it’s all about.

Penelope
Penelope
Jul 15, 2022 6:21 PM

FIRST INKLING OF ANTI-VAXX FROM RUSSIA?

“If more and more of the vaccinated are getting sick, even seriously and to the point of death, then some alarm should go off in the minds of Italians who should wonder whether the course of action so far followed (imposed) by the government is really correct.

See more at https://english.pravda.ru/opinion/153065-covid_italy/

Jeffrey Strahl
Jeffrey Strahl
Jul 15, 2022 10:12 PM
Reply to  Penelope

Of course, stuff like that only happens in Italy, not in Russia.  😉 

Penelope
Penelope
Jul 16, 2022 12:21 AM
Reply to  Jeffrey Strahl

The article is discussing EXACTLY the same policies as being followed everywhere else, including vaxxing. That’s the whole point I’m making!

Diva
Diva
Jul 17, 2022 10:38 AM
Reply to  Penelope

But Italy isn’t using the lovely safe Russian vaxx. So no connection needs to be made

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Jul 17, 2022 6:28 PM
Reply to  Diva

No injection is “safe” they are classed as being an effective form of treatment at such time they are administered for a specific condition. (NHS).
I admit it was some time ago I asked my sister but pretty much it should be clear enough in the British language.
Now, personally I do care or give a flying fuck when some Dickhead or Dickweed says: “I believe everyone should be jabbed” that person wherever they maybe, are flaming Nutcase Casino Cronies.

Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Jul 15, 2022 4:21 PM

Wait is this free? I started the hour long episode of his pod but it became a pitch for the course – right after he talks about how we spend too much time in mediated reality – not the best way to pitch buying 6 hours of media. That being said I’m sure it’s well researched and worth it.

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Jul 17, 2022 7:01 PM

I’d rather give to help people on dialysis machines. and we also collect aluminum cans and pull tabs. The person it may help are people who need it., that’s all we need to know.

banana
banana
Jul 15, 2022 3:37 PM

he doesnt mention the real problem with the (msm)

Howard
Howard
Jul 15, 2022 3:33 PM

My course on the History of Mass Media is free. It consists of one sentence: “The Mass Media is whatever the ruling aristocracy wants it to be.”

There.

WillianHill
WillianHill
Jul 15, 2022 3:11 PM

As a arm of the US deep state, Blackrock are using trillions in freshly printed, soon to be worthless dollars, artificially kept high through military action in the Ukraine, & market manipulation, to buy up distressed but productive agricultural land & businesses driven to bankruptcy, at home and overseas.
They buy up entire sectors of the economy, destroyed by Green & Covid policies, given fake legitimacy by compromised scientist, entrapped by the CIA’s Einstein operation & promised a seat at the right hand side of god & implemented by traitors, CIA compromised politicians, like American Johnson, Mackinsey’s Macron, Uniliver’s mark Rutter, Scholz & Mario Draghi.

The beautiful symmetry of US empire….all working together…..to loot the world. The most important thing is that you don’t know it is the USA behind all of it, so they have a solution for that too…hence the CIA’s creation of the pantomime nazi Klaus Schwab, and the fantasy of a globalist conspiracy under the control of the WEF, all of which points away from the US criminals and their corporate agents behind it all.

Penelope
Penelope
Jul 16, 2022 12:34 AM
Reply to  WillianHill

US isn’t behind it all– merely chosen to be the military arm, years ago. Rockefellers, Bushes and other “Americans” are high up in the cabal, but it’s not essentially a nation-state phenomena. It’s an international cabal of families; banking and the ability to manipulate govts to capture resources and monopolize industries were essential in their theft of most wealth.

Brian Sides
Brian Sides
Jul 15, 2022 2:27 PM

A long time ago I wrote a central fire control system mostly in Pascal with some assembler
I needed to think of a name for the system and I chose CentaurusCentaurus’: virologists express concern at new Covid subvariantGreat minds think alike : YUK

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Jul 15, 2022 6:53 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

It’s a real mystery…”sudden death illness”
All started just after the jabs were rolled out…
What could it be 🤔

Edwige
Edwige
Jul 15, 2022 1:02 PM

The mass media is less dangerous propaganda than “entertainment”.

eman
eman
Jul 15, 2022 2:27 PM
Reply to  Edwige

good oveservation Edwige.. Maybe a list of the history and order of danger (effectiveness) should be developed? First might be the Global monopoly powered trans border bigger than National Government Corporations (often listed on major Stock, Bond or Commodities market exchanges) <=then the International global organizations which extract into their powers local nation state sovereignty so local political systems that govern the people of the nations are muted or disconnected (like the EU, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the World Bank, the world patent, copyright, and trademark organizations, the International Monetary Fund, the world economic forum, the UN Security Council) <= these organizations are dangerous to human existence all can be connected by history to Oligarch rape and oligarch pillage of humanity.

The story of propaganda begins before the assassination of Lincoln in 1865<= moves to British Propaganda introduced during Wilson’s American 1911 by infiltration of British-intelligence <=propaganda in education and social system design<=then the media transmitted propaganda in print (books), image and sound(movies) and electronic enabled media (RADIO, TV, <=then simplified, expanded in scope, but restricted in access, (digital telephony (the Internet), and <= digital media platform (the web) and the patented and copyrighted devices owned by the corporate monsters that make the web work on top of the Internet).
The scope of propaganda is broad, universal, and mostly very well disguised.

IMO Humanities first problem to keep their liberty and right to life, and right to pursue happiness, IMO, is to find ways to toss off the usurpation of local political process imposed on the local political systems <=which each persons upbringing has attached such each person to. International cartels, and powerful national governance extract into their belly local sovereignty rendering self determination impossible. It is the international organizations that are controlling the domestic nation state politics, and directing local nation state law making.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Jul 15, 2022 12:41 PM

Conspiracy Theorist ?

Is Corbett still a conspiracy theorist ? This “course” sounded a bit weak to me. I was hoping he would get into the relationship of Reuters with the banksers and so on.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Jul 15, 2022 3:09 PM

This is just the promo. The course costs $50.

jiin
jiin
Jul 15, 2022 10:36 AM

U.K -Online Safety Bill (Censors Charter) is ‘paused’.Betchya when the New P.M and the winter colds turns in to the apocalypse they may hurry it through. (hope not).

Wisenox
Wisenox
Jul 15, 2022 10:24 AM

Only idiots will pay for a course from controlled opposition.

roula
roula
Jul 15, 2022 12:09 PM
Reply to  Wisenox

Agreed. You can make good money on ”dissent”, btw as ”dissent” sells well.
They have the nerve, I mean OffG..
Many, many individuals as well as various channels made wads of money ”opposing” covid.

NickM
NickM
Jul 15, 2022 10:18 AM

“He who prides himself on giving what he thinks the public wants is often creating a fictitious demand for low standards which he will then satisfy.” — John Reith, 1st Baron Reith

“Television is the most confoundedly mischievous thing yet” — Lord Reith, attrib.