by Steven M. Greer M.D.
29 April 2004
Conventional Wisdom has it that we live in a free and open society
with a free press, which plays the role of a key check and balance
on government secrecy and abuse.
This and other fantasies, foisted
on a gullible public, have enabled runaway illegal secret projects
to get away with murder, and they are now on the verge of planeticide
- the killing of an entire planet.
The truth is that we have free media - so long as it is
inconsequential. That is, freedom of the press exists so long as it
is exercised within a certain sphere of influence that does not
reach a critical mass of significance.
Sure, you can say and write
anything - so long as it does not get placed in front of the masses
in an honest way. The quaint notion of a free press, serving as the
Fourth Estate and watching vigilantly over the interests of The
People is one of the great lies perpetrated by the government, and
by the corporate media itself. Every insider knows this is a lie.
Big Media must be distinguished from the media in general, insofar
as the former is utterly corrupted and the latter is sequestered
into spheres of limited influence and significance.
the nightly news
The NY Times
The Washington Post
and the like,
...are less free on anything of real
significance than the media of many third world countries - or even
We know, because we have beta tested the system. (More on this
The implications of this corruption cannot be overestimated. In the
world today, the corrupt, dumbed-down and controlled Big Media is
the central reason for significant investigations being killed,
illegal secrecy persisting and major scientific breakthroughs being
Without the cooperation, compliance and corruption of Big Media, the
shadowy programs that keep the world burning could in no way
prevail. In fact, when recently asked by a member of Congress how
these illegal operations persist and flourish, I had to tell him it
was the primarily due to the fact that Big Media give them a free
Years ago, while at a gathering in New York City with Laurence
Rockefeller and a few other influential people in the city, Bob
Schwartz, a noted journalist who had been on the Board of Time Life
(before it was Time Warner, or AOL Time Warner etc, etc) flat out
told me that the Big Media,
“…had become scribes taking dictation
from the right hand of the king…” rather than really functioning as
a free press and the Fourth Estate.
He proceeded to tell me how he
had given his friend Mike Wallace of CBS’ 60 Minutes a number of
government documents on UFOs, and that Mr. Wallace wanted to pursue
the story, but ultimately dropped it due to pressure from
Now, Big Media will tell you that the UFO matter is closed, that the
Air Force looked into UFOs and ended
Project Blue Book with a
from the Condon Committee that essentially said there was nothing to
This is one of the Big Lies and can be proven to be so. But
every Big Media outlet in the US holds to this line, notwithstanding
overwhelming evidence to the contrary - and the fact that we can now
prove that Dr. Condon himself corrupted the study and was on the
payroll of the shadowy projects keeping the matter secret!
Essentially, America has no free press of any significance when it
comes to real investigative reporting, government secrecy or serious
technology breakthroughs dealing with energy and propulsion systems
that could replace Big Oil. The Big Media is vertically and
horizontally integrated into a large corporate and
quasi-governmental matrix of shadowy interests and corrupting
influences. In no way is the major media in America free, nor has it
been for decades.
In the late 1990s I met with a senior reporter for the Washington
Post, whose beat included government, military and national security
issues, who told me that he was sitting on rather explosive files on
a number of issues (hint: we were talking about secret
facilities and certain genetic experiments that are ongoing).
asked him when they would run that story he winked and said,
Greer, you know that nothing important is ever printed in the
Washington Post. We will never print that kind of story and, if
anything, we will work to debunk it if it appears anywhere else…”
When I asked him,
“Well what about the Fourth Estate - our free
media being a check and balance on government and extreme secrecy
that is out of control?” he said, “You know that doesn’t exist
We had a drink and went on our way.
Senior government officials, members of Congress and top Pentagon
officials with whom I have met have cited media infiltration,
corruption and ridicule as the main reason they steer clear of
certain areas. Why look into super-secret UFO related projects if
you will only be shellacked by the Big Media as Senator Moon Beam?
Of course, many people in the media never look into these issues
since they have blindly accepted the party line and bought into the
ridicule and disinformation surrounding the subject. A lack of
independent investigation, and a prevailing prejudice, prevents most
journalists from even giving a cursory look into these
A senior editor for the Boston Globe once told me
that they would never run a story on UFOs “…even if you put a dead
ET on my desk…” since such topics were the stuff of the low-end
tabloids. (I guess 24/7 coverage of titillating details of sexual
escapades and lurid murders are ok, however.)
and a glib dismissal of ‘conspiracy’ theorists and ‘UFO believers’
are about as far as most journalists get. The facts are seldom
investigated, and on the rare occasion when they are, the story is
It is also an open secret that the intelligence community has
infiltrated and used the media for decades. What is not acknowledged
is the extent to which the Big Media are controlled by corrupt
interests that are the antithesis of freedom. It is a pervasive
problem that is subtly managed very quietly, but anyone who has
gotten close to the truth on a really Big Story that these interests
want kept secret know what happens.
Such journalists walk into the mother of all buzz saws, and learn
very quickly how un-free the Big Media really is.
Into The Buzzsaw,
with a foreword by Gore Vidal, is a book that recounts the
experiences of a number of journalists who came across a story that
‘they’ did not want out - and who found out how ruthless media
suppression really is.
The crown jewel of secrecy is the collection of projects that deal
propulsion systems - and
UFO matters - that, once disclosed, would end the need for oil, gas,
coal or nuclear power. The corruption and secrecy surrounding this
issue is like none other - it is in a class of its own. The media
can only cover the subject either in a cavalier or dismissive way - or through direct disinformation and ridicule.
investigative report has ever appeared, over time, on this subject
in any Big Media outlet - not in over 50 years of secrecy. Why?
Because they are not allowed to do it. And if they did, it would
mark the end of their career and possibly their lives. It is not an
overstatement to say that I have spoken to mainstream journalist who
evince palpable fear when the matter is brought up.
Of course, because of sensational cases of ‘investigative reporting’
like Watergate, Monica-gate and the like, the public believe the
media is this fierce watch dog guarding the interests of the people
and courageously ferreting out the truth. If only.
Sure, Big Media can have 24/7 coverage of trivial matters like a
President’s private sex life (NEWS FLASH: Powerful men are known to
have affairs and may even - gasp - lie about it!). Or a bungled and
clumsy break-in at the Watergate. But the really big stories are
never printed, the research is not allowed, and the truth is only
whispered about privately, and carefully.
Shills in the Big Media are the central reason why the truth about
many matters of great importance will never be told. Sure they will
tell you about a titillating scandal, or about a tax cut, or a
bombing. But get close to stories related to real power, and these
Big Media hacks run the other way.
In May of 2001,
The Disclosure Project held a major international press conference at the National Press
Club in Washington DC. Hosted by legendary White House reporter
Sarah McClendon, the event featured over 20 top-secret government,
military, intelligence and corporate witnesses to UFO events and
No flakes amongst these: The witness testimony presented
ranged from Brig. General to Colonels to a top FAA official. The
National Press Club ballroom was packed with media from around the
world and the event was - briefly - reported on CNN, BBC, Fox and
many other outlets.
This two-hour event was the most watched live press event on the
Internet and eventually over 1 million people saw the event on the
net. We called for a full investigation into illegal covert programs
dealing with UFOs and covert energy and propulsion projects.
Congressional hearings were requested and the media were asked to
fully investigate the matter.
Tens of thousands of people wrote
members of Congress and the US President asking for full, open,
honest hearings at which some of the over 400 military and
government-connected witnesses identified by The Disclosure Project
could testify. (The reader may read the testimony of over 5 dozen of
these witnesses in the book
Interestingly, the first hour of the event was externally
electronically jammed by “someone outside the Press Club”, according
to Internet hosting company Connect Live. (Sources later confirmed
that this was an electronic warfare jamming of the broadcast.)
Senior producers at two Big Media networks, who had been briefed in
advance and were planning major exposes in their newsmagazine
programs, later told me that they were not allowed to go forward
with their investigations or broadcast the programs.
When I asked
why, they simply said,
“They just won’t let us do it.” And when I
ask who are ‘they’, I was told, “Dr. Greer, you know who they are…”
Here, smoking gun evidence, official government documents and dozens
of credible, corroborated, top-secret witnesses were presented to
the world’s major media - and Big Media did virtually nothing. On
major stories, involving controversial matters, I am told the New
York Times requires three points of corroboration.
Here, dozens were
presented, from men and women with impeccable credentials and high
national security clearances - and they were not anonymous sources,
but presented with name, rank and serial number! But the coverage
was brief (just enough to allow for ‘plausible freedom of the
press’, I am told by insiders) and then quickly taken down. And no
Big Media entity was allowed to do serious follow-up investigations.
And none have occurred up to this date.
Such ‘editorial discretion’ has been abused hundreds of times to
keep big stories out of the major media. People do not realize it,
but we already live in an extremely controlled and closed society
that is micro-managed by an elite few - all the while looking
populist, democratic and open.
As I write this a few miles from
Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, I can feel him spinning in his
Meanwhile, it is up to us to get the truth out, notwithstanding the
overwhelming force and corruption of the Big Media. It is almost too
late - but not quite. With a Herculean effort, we might yet get the
facts out before the public before the control freaks run the entire
biosphere into the ground and we end up, Mad Max-like, fighting over
the last barrel of oil in endless oil wars.
Perhaps someone in Big Media will step up to the plate and do the
matter justice. But more likely, we need to identify a financial
sponsor to start what I am calling “The Disclosure Network” via
satellite. With adequate funding, we could begin real investigative
reporting on issues that really matter - and renew the promise of a
Until then, spread the word and get the truth out. Ultimately, if
the people will lead the leaders will follow. Time is getting short
for the corrupt corporate Big Media to regain its role as the
Estate. And the earth cannot take another 50 years of ecological
abuse, geopolitical instability born out of the injustice of
poverty, and more oil wars. It is up to us to change course and
create the sustainable civilization necessary for peace.
peace there can be no future - and peace is impossible without
truth, an open society and justice.
There is time to act, but we
must act now.
Task Force Report on Greater CIA
dated December 1991 (Page 10 is
missing) - June 2004
Note: This memo supports "Media Play" most notably on
page 6, which says
"PAO [Public Affairs Office]
now has relationships with reporters from every major wire
service, newspaper, news weekly, and television network in the
nation. This has helped us turn some intelligence failure
stories into intelligence success stories, and it has
contributed to the accuracy of countless others.
instances, we have persuaded reporters to postpone, change,
hold, or even scrap stories that could have adversely affected
national security interests or jeopardized sources and methods."