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    Scandal’ Will End After Season 7

     

    It’s handled. According to multiple reports, Scandal the popular show that upgraded Kerry Washington‘s profile, helped Shonda Rhimes dominate TV and kicked off a Golden Age of Black TV, is ending after 7 seasons.

    Variety.com reports: 

    In January, ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey indicated that the network was expecting the finale to come sooner rather than later. TVLine reported that the decision was Rhimes’ call.

    “I would say yes, in Shonda’s head,” Dungey said in January when asked whether there was a plan for ending the show. “I know already that she has some great ideas for next season, which will be season seven. We have not really talked about what happens after that. But I love the show and I would happily keep the show on as long as she feels that she has creative runway to write the show.”

    “Scandal” turned Kerry Washington into a major star, and its success helped cement Rhimes’ status as an uber-showrunner. “Scandal” was the pillar of ABC’s “TGIT” strategy of loading up Thursday night with Rhimes-produced sudsers. Of late, however, a resurgent “Grey’s Anatomy” has eclipsed the viewership of “Scandal.”

    Asked recently by Variety how much longer the show would run, Washington said, “I don’t know, it’s in Shonda’s hands,” she said. “I don’t know, but I trust Shonda. We’ll see.”


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    Blame Game: Phaedra Says THIS Is Who Told Her Kandi And Todd Wanted To “Bill Cosby” Porsha

     

    Phaedra Reveals The “Source” Of The Kandi Rumor

    Looks like just about ALL of those stories about the RHOA reunion are shaking out to be true.

    If you’ll recall, rumors swirled that not only was Phaedra booted from the show but that she took a member of production down with her, claiming that all the Kandi rape/drug BS came from HIS mouth, originally.

    Now a Bravo insider is reporting to Page Six that Phaedra did indeed try to loop production into her slanderous hearsay, bu Andy and crew shut that isht down quickly:

    “Phaedra tried to blame producers for manipulating the scenario, and it was cut from the reunion show. They’re not allowed to break the ‘fourth wall’ and talk about production. It may not have been entirely Phaedra’s fault, but she has to take the fall.”

    A source close to Phaedra also says the editing made her look crazy(er?) due to the lack of mention of who her “source” for the information was…

    “[It was] a producer who told her the drug and rape story, which she repeated to another cast member. It snowballed. The editing was not kind to her.”

    Sounds like she really did try to peg that nasty rumor on Carlos King

    However, a Bravo rep insisted that “Production is not involved” in Phae’s fanciful tales.

    SMH! Phaedra is really still riding this lie, huh? She did say she’ll never let anyone see her sweat…


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    Journalist Reveals Tactics Brainwashing Industry Uses to Manipulate the Public

     

    Our reality is carefully constructed by powerful corporate, political and special interest sources in order to covertly sway public opinion. Blatant lies are often televised regarding terrorism, food, war, health, etc. They are fashioned to sway public opinion and condition viewers to accept what have become destructive societal norms.

    The practice of manipulating and controlling public opinion with distorted media messages has become so common that there is a whole industry formed around this. The entire role of this brainwashing industry is to figure out how to spin information to journalists, similar to the lobbying of government. It is never really clear just how much truth the journalists receive because the news industry has become complacent. The messages that it presents are shaped by corporate powers who often spend millions on advertising with the six conglomerates that own 90% of the media:  General Electric (GE), News-Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS. Yet, these corporations function under many different brands, such as Fox, ABC, CNN, Comcast, Wall Street Journal, etc, giving people the perception of choice.

     

    “As Tavistock’s researchers showed, it was important that the victims of mass brainwashing not be aware that their environment was being controlled; there should thus be a vast number of sources for information, whose messages could be varied slightly, so as to mask the sense of external control.” ~ Specialist of mass brainwashing, L. Wolfe

    New Brainwashing Tactics Called Astroturf

    With alternative media on the rise, the propaganda machine continues to expand. Below is a video of Sharyl Attkisson, investigative reporter with CBS, during which she explains how “astroturf,” or fake grassroots movements, are used to spin information not only to influence journalists but to sway public opinion.

    “Astroturf is a perversion of grassroots. Astroturf is when political, corporate or other special interests disguise themselves and publish blogs, start facebook and twitter accounts, publish ads, letters to the editor, or simply post comments online, to try to fool you into thinking an independent or grassroots movement is speaking.” ~ Sharyl Attkisson, Investigative Reporter

    How do you separate fact from fiction? Sharyl Attkisson finishes her talk with some insights on how to identify signs of propaganda and astroturf.

    Here is a summary of astroturf tactics. Once you’re aware of them, you will notice just how popular they have truly become:

    • Creating of Wikipedia pages, monitored by corporations.
    • Creating a social media presence, including Facebook and Twitter accounts, run by paid professionals.
    • Secretly funding non-profit organizations to create third-party support and web presence.
    • Search engine optimizing web pages such as blogs and third-party sites that support a specific agenda.
    • Financing industry research that is deceitfully presented as independent opinion.
    • Funding experts working on unrelated projects, while in reality creating paid consultants.

    These methods are used to give people the impression that there is widespread support for an agenda, when, in reality, one may not exist. Astroturf tactics are also used to discredit or criticize those that disagree with certain agendas, using stereotypical names such as conspiracy theorist or quack. When in fact when someone dares to reveal the truth or questions the ‘official’ story, it should spark a deeper curiosity and encourage further scrutiny of the information.
     

    This article (Journalist Reveals Tactics Brainwashing Industry Uses to Manipulate the Public) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Vic Bishop and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement. Please contact WakingTimes@gmail.com for more info. 


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    GREENLEAF'S new season - Oprah Hints That Mavis May Pick Up A Drug Habit…And A Man?

    The season premiere of Greenleaf airs tomorrow, March 15th and Oprah. who serves as the executive producer and cast member on the hit show as Mavis McCready, talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about why she decided to give her character a few issues this season.

    The season premiere of Greenleaf airs tomorrow, March 15th and Oprah. who serves as the executive producer and cast member on the hit show as Mavis McCready, talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about why she decided to give her character a few issues this season.

    “I was looking at some of the episodes from last year and I was thinking, Mavis is boring me. She needs a drug habit or a man. So we’re going to bring her back and she has both. Everybody is involved in a mess this year,” Oprah said.

    How is Greenleaf different from the Oprah Winfrey Show?

    “I spent half of my life looking at stories and trying to explore them in a way where people can see the best and worst of themselves, and now I get to explore that with drama. You can say a lot through drama…it took me a 100 episodes to do that with talk.”



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