This page has only been started. It mentions a few famous media hunts.
The given reason and the true reason for a media hunt are not the same.
The power of media lies in its ability to either cover up or expose. If it decides to expose, it can hunt a politician until it is forced to resign. Many politicians have committed errors during their career, but mostly those having opinions contradictory to media’s will be hunted.
In articles on media hunts the line between serious criticism of politicians and media hunt are discussed. This is a problem but the true power of media is whom they choose to hunt.
The same goes for moderation of social foras. MSM controls major social foras and mostly posts contradictory to media’s opinions will be scrutinized in detail for parts that are “off topic” and can be removed. The same rules are not be applied to all posts.
The media hunt for Anna Kinberg-Batra has been described elsewhere in this blog. It was motivated by an alleged “lack of confidence” for her. The true reason was that she, as the leader of the party Moderaterna, had expressed doubts about the mass immigration. She was replaced by Ulf Kristersson, a politician fully in line with media’s wishes.
The case of Anders Borg has been mentioned elsewhere in this blog. He made a fool of himself at one social gathering, media caught on to it and he became impossible as the candidate for leader of M. He had also expressed doubts about the mass immigration. Whether his one time stupid behavior at a social gathering would ever have been reported if he had not expressed opinions contradictory to media’s, we will never know. Media continued to being up this incident long after it happened.
Håkan Juholt was the leader for the Social Democratic Party for a short period. The ostensible reason for the media hunt is described like this in Wikipedia:
The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published an article in October 2011 claiming that Juholt had, from 2007 until his time as head of the Swedish Social Democratic Party in 2011, requested SEK 160,266 too much in allowance for the residence he shares with his partner. As a result of the claim, he immediately paid the money back and stated that he wasn’t aware of any rules. Later on, the senior public prosecutor concluded that no such rules existed at the time.
In spite of the court’s ruling the controversy continued to grow., seriously damaging the Social Democrats’ poll ratings. There was heated debate in the media over both Juholt’s and Aftonbladet’s conduct.
The true reason for the media hunt against Juholt may have been that he had expressed the opinion that democracy is dead in Sweden. This is a very sensitive issue. This blog agrees with Juholt’s opinion and has concluded that news media and not the people if Sweden controls the politicians.
In some news paper articles strange conclusions are drawn from Juholts criticism of Swedish democracy. They, probably falsely, try to insinuate that he advocates a “strong man” system. This would ot likely not be a democracy either. It is probably how media tries to spin information that questions its power over politicians.
The Swedish government has also criticized his statements on democracy.
Other famous politicians exposed to media hunts:
Ove Rainer, Gudrun Schyman, Jan O Karlsson, Laila Freiwalds, Sten Tolgfors, Maria Borelius, Mona Sahlin, Sven-Otto Littorin,
[Författare: Jonas Partheen och Peter Wikberg Handledare: Johannes Bjerling Kandidatprogrammet i journalistik Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation Göteborgs Universitet VT 2013] [Ref]
[Mediedreven kring fyra svenska toppolitiker En studie av hur mediernas granskningsfunktion riskerar att mynna ut i en avskedandemakt Magnus Laurin Malin Einarsson] [Ref]
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05. Methods: 5.08 double crossing, double agents, double game, double play, false flag attacks; vague language; mixing information; layout; Chomsky
A few earlier posts: (scroll down list)
2017 12 12 Earlier: IOK saknar bevis – Internationella Olympiska Kommittén stänger av Ryssland utan bevis
2017 12 15 Earlier: Destabilisering genom invandring
2017 12 18 Earlier: Destabilisering genom feminism och HBTQ
2017 12 25 Earlier: Geopolitisk krigföring – Media/USA attackerar Europa med flyktingar. The enemy within. Weapons of Mass Migration
2018 03 01 Earlier: Tesla, Ubuntu/Linux – self destructive moles & Google, Facebook – political control mechanisms
2018 03 10 Earlier: The terrorists’ objectives
2018 04 02 Earlier: UN obstructs murder investigation – UN supports an illegal regime. The true reason why Catalán and Sharp were killed.
2018 04 22 Earlier: The Iraq war 2003 was built on fake evidence. / So far, no accusations of chemical warfare have been proven true. / Also the war on IS was built on fake evidence.
2018 04 25 Earlier: Why only few air crash investigations are accurate. – Passengers lives are at an unnecessary risk.
2018 04 27 Earlier: The Cold War and other anti-Russian activities. The image of conflict; The useful enemy
2018 05 01 Earlier: Journalist wounded by IS ?
2018 05 10 Earlier: Who owns the news media
2018 05 22 Earlier: False flag awards
2018 05 30 Earlier: Fake news
2018 08 30 Earlier: Soros’ funds used to influence Swedish politics
2018 09 05 Earlier: Control of the Internet, Google, troll farms
2018 09 06 Earlier: Quotes
2018 09 07 Earlier: Feeding frenzy, the media monopoly disposes of politicians that do not follow the agenda
2018 09 08 Earlier: The media monopoly sells outdated technology to the Swedish gov’t @ SEK 10 bn.
2018 09 09 Earlier: All parties unite to refuse party SD posts as chairman according to election results.
2018 09 10 Earlier: News media gives birth to a political party – Ny Demokrati
Table of Contents (in English)
Massmedia och demokratin
News media and the democracy]