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Is TED white washing corporate propaganda?

I've made comments trying to expose Adam as someone as a shill for wall street and they keep getting deleted because it would harm adams reputation.

Adam has known conflicts of interest and questionable integrity as a "journalist".

http://shameproject.com/profile/adam-davidson/

TED likes to bill itself as "open minded" but anything that opposes the deeply fundamentalist free market beliefs of TEDS backers tends to get deleted. This is not the first time I've exposed peoples conflict of interest and trying to tell TEDSTERS that something is rotten at ted and they should take certain TED talks with a large grain of salt.

TEDS audience reaches many people who are not literate or historically well read enough to see and distinguish corporate propaganda.

The whole "fiscal cliff" crisis was manufactured and is total propaganda. But you won't hear that at TED.

Fiscal Cliff "Crisis" Manufactured to Prey on the Weak

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=9326

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    Dec 21 2012: Hi, Bob. I think when any of us reads or hears things, it's smart to evaluate the information to determine whether the speaker/writer makes assumptions we don't think are valid or fails to consider information we think is important.

    Molly Crockett expresses this succinctly in her talk posted this week about what she calls "neuro-bunk," the way advertising/reporting often misrepresent or misuse brain research. She says "ask for the part of the story that is not being told."

    I think that practice is a normal and important part of critical thinking, listening, and reading.

    I also think that talk is one example that makes me question your claim that "anything that opposes the deeply fundamentalist free market beliefs of TEDS backers tends to get deleted." Have you noticed all the threads that challenge free market thinking, money-based economies, and so forth?
    • Dec 21 2012: Yes but TED has schizophrenic record on the subject or I wouldn't be posting this. There is nothing FALSE about his inconsistency and that he has poor track record of being a "journalist" and this is well documented.

      While they post things like that, they certainly seem inconsistent about what it is they are trying to do with TED.

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