The story below is a good example, and as usual, the Daily Bell is the first to come out with an alternative view.
Whether the angle below is true or not isn't even the point. The point is - that we must take all news these days with a grain of salt and look several layers below the superficial story. There is so much misinformation, disinformation, manipulations, etc., that the truth is becoming more and more buried deep beneath the spin that we are given.
Manufactured Hero Edward Snowden – The NSA Whistleblower Exposed as Career NSA, CIA, Special Forces Trained Agent ... Oh yeah, he didn't tell us [anything] that we didn't already know. Yeah, he's a hero. UPDATE: Booz Allen Hamilton huh? Do you know who owns them, who our hero really works for? The Carlyle Group. Booz Allen Hamilton, like its rival SAIC, is involved in virtually every aspect of the modern intelligence enterprise, from advising top officials on how to integrate the 16 agencies within the Intelligence Community (IC), to detailed analysis of signals intelligence, imagery and other critical collections technologies... Booz itself it now owned by the Carlyle Group, one of the nation's most politically-connected private equity funds. – From the Trenches
Dominant Social Theme: Edward Snowden, Hong Kong hero ...
Free-Market Analysis: You read it here first over the weekend: Like Julian Assange and Occupy Wall Street, Edward Snowden is likely part of a larger dominant social theme, a manipulation created and supported by globalists who have created the world's mega-surveillance state and now want to publicly enshrine it.
The Guardian, which broke the initial story utilizing Snowden as a source, is part of the mainstream media. The mainstream media is controlled and globalist in its outlook. If those controlling the Guardian and other mainstream outlets didn't want Snowden on the front page, he wouldn't be there.
Snowden may not know he is being manipulated. The courageous Glenn Greenwald who used him as a source may not know, either. But the Snowden affair is being blown up for one reason or another.
That is surely a cynical way of viewing the situation but, unfortunately, it is probably also the correct one. Additionally, while this sounds like a grim assessment, it is not one necessarily. More about that at the end of this article.
With so much information available on Intel spying, the powers-that-be have apparently decided it is time to create a public discourse. Thesis (there is surveillance state) plus anti-thesis (it shouldn't exist) yields to synthesis: Some of it is necessary.
This is how freedoms are eroded in the modern day. The initial effort is a fait accompli and then discussion occurs after its emplacement. Excesses are derided, laws are passed and people are to feel satisfied that the demos "worked." Lost in the whole artificial exercise is who erected the initial structure.