So it's a Big Deal to Big Business and Big Media, the fate of the talking image of a man we call Brian Williams. But it really doesn't matter what happens to this human product, whether he stays or leaves the network. The whole unraveling of an image is yet another nail in the coffin of broadcasting, mainstream news, and the 'moral authority' it supposedly carries. 'Moral authority' is a concept that The Age of Manipulation exploits in our minds and beings, but pierce the image, unravel the brand, and you can see that moral authority just doesn't exist. Did it ever?
Up 'til recently it's been easy to manipulate the masses, to manufacture these halos around Talking Heads so that anything they say is treated as Gospel. Again, we get back to the throat center, the 5th chakra. We all lie from time to time -- we can't help it (see "Talking People Say The Least" Jan 2015). Until we slay our ego, then lying is a constant by-product, a residue in our communication. Ego, not in the Freudian sense, but as that imaginary 'pretend-me' who is so insecure and fearful that it needs to control the story-lines of its Life, and insist on certainty, reassurance, and validation as it blathers away. Yet we 'believe' that broadcasters are somehow magically qualified to speak truth, be objective, and stick to facts all the time. That these people get paid tens of millions of year is a testament to how strong these beliefs are.
I'm not just talking about journalists, by the way, but politicians, 'leaders', fashion gurus, financial gurus, gurus and authorities on everything from what wallpaper to decorate your bedroom to what to feed your kids. It feels safer that way, easier somehow, to sit back and just allow ourselves to be influenced by the safe, 'expert' opinion. It's the lazy way out. But it is your Life after all. Sense it, feel it, experience it. Breathe by breathe discover what you really need and want.
Those who did see the discrepancies in Williams' reportage spoke up years ago, but their voices couldn't penetrate through the matrix of manufactured media manipulation. Until Now. Now, it's a Big News Story. A controversy. We shouldn't wait for these controversies to emerge, but to use our individual powers of discernment with everything the supposed authorities are telling us, all the time; to stay present and awake and have a healthy relationship between the outside world's influences and what we are feeling, processing, making sense of within.