Reality Based Communities defy the Empire’s “created reality”

Article written for Off-Guardian.org

OffGuardian

by Kit

There’s going to be a protest march in London today. You might not hear about it on the news, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

This is the strange thing about the modern MSM, they seem to have collectively signed up to the Karl Rove doctrine. The Republican political strategist, and possible candidate for most evil man in the world, once famously told journalist Ron Suskind: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”

As much as this sounds like the crazy ramblings of a conservative zealot, when you apply it to the way the modern media-machine works, everything seems to suddenly make more sense. The media is an Empire now, too. A sprawling mass of influence from one side of the “democratic” world to the other – hundreds of television companies, newspapers, magazines, radio stations and movie studios all owned by…

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