The elite television anchor: center of the psyop

The elite television anchor: center of the psyop

by Jon Rappoport

August 6, 2014

“In acting, sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” (George Burns)

Reality is a psychological operation.

Socio-political reality basically means some group has force, money, and access to fawning media. They can define what exists.

A psyop depends on being able to engineer one story line.

A psyop depends on selling one centralized story.

If, magically, overnight, you found yourself in possession of overwhelming force and a direct pipeline to elite media anchors, you could tell your story about what exists, and you would find millions of people believing you.

What would happen if the three major networks, each with considerable power, had come up with three vastly different versions of the Boston massacre?

CBS: “FBI and local police killed one terrorist and captured the other in what observers are calling one of the bravest days in the history of law enforcement in America.”

NBC: “After a violent gun battle on the streets of a great American city, during which a suspect in the Boston massacre was killed, an FBI source stunningly revealed the Bureau had shifted the blame on to their own cooperating informants. The source put it this way: ‘The Tsarnaev brothers were recruited by a secret Bureau unit to plant the bombs. The plan was to blame the bombing on so-called patriots, but that fell through, so the Bureau exercised their only option. They put their own informants front and center and called them terrorists…’”

ABC: “Today, the tragic loss of life and wounding of more than 180 persons at the Boston Marathon were partially redeemed, when, amazingly, Boston police traced three pipe bombs to a CIA storage locker in Maryland…”

Suppose, in the midst of an uproar heard and echoed around the world, the networks stood by their contradictory versions of events and wouldn’t back down?

A massive blow would hit psyop-land. Centralized story? Poleaxed.

People wouldn’t know what to do. They expect one story line and they get three, from the highest hypnotic and influential media giants.

In a literal, though unconscious, sense, familiar time and space begin to fall apart.

But actually, it’s far more surreal for the three major television networks to agree on the substance of every significant event than to come to radically different conclusions.

Unfortunately, people don’t see it that way. They don’t see that three behemoths dispensing the same information are key elements in thought-police fascism. They don’t see that the consensus is arranged.

“Bargain price! We’ll shave down your perceptual field so you can fit in with eight billion androids. You’ll never miss what you can’t see. On a scale from 0 to 10, your creative impulse will be coming in at about .06. That’ll cement you right into the limited spectrum, where all the action is. Yes, folks, there really is a sense of family in this reality. People liking people. We’re all in this together. Remember, life is better when you see what we want you to see! It takes the pressure off. Do you really care about what you think? Don’t you want to be fixed, so you can think what everybody else thinks? Now that’s a real program. Once we lock you in and reshuffle your electromagnetic fields, you’ll emerge with our new Sameness system. You’ll see what your friends see with just a bit of difference, to make it interesting…”

In a country in which art has little or no perceived value, there’s a sucker born every millisecond. Why? Because when consciousness of art is nil, people accept official art, which is always present, as the guiding and only reality. And of course, they don’t see it as art.

“Things can’t be any other way. This is it.”

Nowhere is this truer than in television news.

It’s not only the content of news that is embraced, it’s the style, the manner of presentation—and in the long run, the presentation is far more corrosive, far more deadly than the content.

The imitations of life called anchors are the arbiters of style. How they speak, how they look, how they themselves experience emotion—all this is planted deep in the brains of the viewers.

Most of America can’t imagine the evening news could look and sound any other way.

That’s how solid the long-term brainwashing is.

The elite anchors, from John Daly, in the early days of television, all the way to Brian Williams and Scott Pelley, have set the tone. They define the genre.

The elite anchor is not a person filled with passion or curiosity. Therefore, the audience doesn’t have to be passionate or filled with curiosity, either.

The anchor is not a demanding voice on the air; therefore, the audience doesn’t have to be demanding.

The anchor isn’t hell-bent on uncovering the truth. For this he substitutes a false dignity. Therefore, the audience can surrender its need to wrestle with the truth and replace that with a false dignity of its own.

The anchor takes propriety to an extreme: it’s unmannerly to look below the surface of things. Therefore, the audience adopts those manners.

The anchor inserts an actor’s style into what should instead be a relentless reporter’s forward motion. Therefore, the audience can remain content in its own related role: watching the actor.

The anchor taps into, and mimics, that part of the audience’s psyche that wants smooth delivery of superficial cause and effect.

Night after night, the anchor, working from a long tradition, confirms that he is delivering the news as it should be delivered, in both style and substance. The audience bows before the tradition and before him.

From their perch, the elite television anchors can deign to allow a trickle of sympathy here, a slice of compassion there.

But they let the audience know that objectivity is their central mission. “We have to get the story right. You can rely on us for that.”

This is the great PR arch of national network news. “These facts are what’s really happening and we’re giving them to you.” The networks spend untold millions to convey that false assurance.

Exit From the Matrix

The elite anchor must pretend to believe the narrow parameters and boundaries of a story are all there is. There is no deeper meaning. There is no abyss waiting to swallow whole a major story and reveal it as a hoax. No. Never.

With this conviction in tow, the anchor can fiddle and diddle with details.

The network anchor is the wizard of Is. He keeps explaining what is. “Here’s something that is, and then over here we have something else that is, and now, just in, a new thing that is.” He lays down miles of “is-concrete” to pave over deeper, uncomfortable, unimaginable truth.

The anchor is quite satisfied to obtain all his information from “reputable sources.” This mainly means government and corporate spokespeople. Not a problem.

Every other source, for the anchor, is murky and unreliable. He doesn’t have to worry his pretty little head about whether his sources are, indeed, trustworthy. He calculates it this way: if government and corporations are releasing information, that means there is news to report.

What the FBI director has to say is news whether it’s true or false, because the director said it. So why not blur over the mile-wide distinction between “he spoke the truth” and “he spoke”?

On air, the anchor is neutral, a castratus, a eunuch.

This is a time-honored ancient tradition. The eunuch, by his diminished condition, has the trust of the ruler. He guards the emperor’s inner sanctum. He acts as a buffer between his master and the people. He applies the royal seal to official documents.

Essentially, the anchor is saying, “See, I’m ascetic in the service of truth. Why would I hamstring myself this way unless my mission is sincere objectivity?” And the public buys it.

All expressed shades of emotion occur and are managed within that persona of the dependable court eunuch. The anchor who can move the closest to the line of being human without actually arriving there is the champion. These days, it’s Brian Williams.

The vibrating string between eunuch and human is the frequency that makes an anchor great. Think Cronkite, Chet Huntley, Edward R Murrow. Huntley was a just a touch too masculine, so they teamed him up with David Brinkley, a medium-boiled egg. Brinkley supplied twinkles of comic relief.

The public expects to hear that vibrating string. It’s been conditioned by many hard nights at the tube, watching the news. When Diane Sawyer goes too far and begins dribbling (alcohol? tranqs?) on her collar, that’s soap opera, and the audience loves soap opera, too.

The cable news networks don’t really have anyone who qualifies as an elite anchor. Wolf Blitzer of CNN made his bones during the first Iraq war only because his name fit the bombing action so well. Brit Hume of FOX has more anchor authority than anyone now working in network television, but he’s semi-retired, content to play the role of contributor, because he knows the news is a scam on wheels.

There are other reasons for “voice-neutrality” of the anchor. Neutrality conveys a sense of science. “We did the experiment in the lab and this is how it turned out.”

Neutrality gives assurance that everything is under control. And neutrality implies: the nation is so powerful we don’t need to trumpet our facts; we don’t need to become excited; our strength is that secure.

Neutrality implies: this is a democracy; an anchor is no more important than the next person (and yet he is—another contradiction, swallowed).

Neutrality implies: we, the news division, don’t have to make money (a lie); we’re not like the cop shows; we’re on a higher plane; we’re performing a public service; we’re like a responsible charity.

The anchor is the answer to the age-old question about the people. Do the people really want to suck in superficial cause and effect and surface detail, or do they want deeper truth? Do the people want comfortable gigantic lies, or do they want to look behind the curtain?

The anchor, of course, goes for surface only.

The anchor is so accustomed to lying and so accustomed to pretending the lies are true that he wouldn’t know how to shift gears.

“Well, folks, our top story tonight…it turns out that IG Farben, a famous chemical and pharmaceutical octopus that put Hitler over the top in Germany, was instrumental in planning what became the EU, the European Union. In other words, today’s United Europe is World War Two by other means.”

I don’t think Williams, Pelley, or Sawyer could deliver that line without going into a terminal paroxysm.

power outside the matrix

At the end of the Roman Empire, when the whole structure was coming apart, a brilliant and devious decision was made at the top. The Empire would proceed according to a completely different plan. Instead of continuing to stretch its resources to the breaking point with military conquests, it would attack the mind.

It would establish the Roman Church and write new spiritual law. These laws and an overriding cosmology would be dispensed, in land after land, by official “eunuchs.” Men who, distanced from the usual human appetites, would automatically gain the trust of the people.

These priests would “deliver the news.” They would be the elite anchors, who would translate God’s orders and revelations to the public.

By edict, no one would be able to communicate with God, except through these “trusted ones.” Therefore, in a sense, the priest was actually higher on the ladder of power than God Himself.

In fact, it would fall to the new Church to reinterpret all of history, writing it as a series of symbolic clues that revealed and confirmed Church doctrine (story line).

Today, people are believers because the popular stories are delivered by contemporary castrati, every night on the evening news.

If these castrati say a virus is threatening the world, and if they are backed up by neutral castrati bishops, the medical scientists, and if those medical scientists are supported by public health bureaucrats, the cardinals, and if the cardinals are given a wink and a nod by the President, the Pope, and if the Pope has just issued a missive warning that anyone with a lung infection can be isolated and quarantined, the Program is working.

Reality is a psyop.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

23 comments on “The elite television anchor: center of the psyop

  1. one day many people will find out that they are Quislings. They are victims of narcissism/vanity/psychopathy. When will this lunacy end………I want people to live in a real world based on truth instead of fiction, propaganda, indoctrination and lies. Truth is the basis for democracy. I am angry!!!!!!

  2. Daniel Noel says:

    Very good insight, thank you. I’ll respectfully wonder whether this parable of the TV anchors can be extended to other countries, including those that claim to suffer from the superstitious belief in Osama bin Laden’s hijackers’ responsibility for the twin towers’ destruction and other grand obfuscations.


  3. Tim Dillard says:

    As usual Jon, you nail it. Always look forward to your writings. How can I help?

  4. C. Burkey says:

    Someone I really care about is one of those who doesn’t question the manufactured “reality” we’re sold. And people tell him that I’m a nut, because I do (question it). And he believes them.

    One of these days, I’m going to feel passionate and curious again. I hope it’s sooner rather than later. Right now I’m just too exhausted by the groupthink that drives people away from me and my questions.

  5. There’s a fourth scenario for the Boston Bombing, Jon.

    And that’s the hoax scenario. And it actually was this fourth scenario, as crazy as it seems.

    If one “victim” can be proven to be walking, completely untouched, moments after the bomb exploded, then be seen minutes later sitting on the ground, but with no visible wounds to her hand and arm, or to her exposed thigh, and then a bit later photographed in a wheelchair being rolled away, with large areas of visible wounds on the previously unblemished hand, arm and thigh, that would be damning wouldn’t you say?

    Well there are pictures and videos in the public domain, verifiably from cameras on the scene. This is a crisis actor, a professional who makes a living doing crisis acting for police and military during disaster drills. There are even “amputee crisis actors” who have their previously amputated limbs affixed with special wound makeup (moulage) to add to the realism.

    If there was one crisis actor, then the whole damn thing was a drill. And there were many more than one.


    Anyway, I am a fan and never miss reading your blog entries.

  6. Jane Grey says:

    It was Walter Cronkite himself who said (I paraphrase), “An American who relies solely on television news for information is not qualified to vote in a democratic election.”

  7. Brilliant article; not one wasted word or thought.

  8. Thank you Mr. Rappoport for kindly and generously sharing your accurate media insight. You perform an important service for humanity and deserve much credit.

  9. LocalYokel says:

    With the undeniable evidence of the effect of biased secondary education (political brainwashing) and Common Core being shoveled into the primary level of education what more can be expected of media backed tyranny in all levels of government subject to warranted correction by second amendment intent while Article 2, Section 4 is ignored by all having sworn their oaths of office?
    Does the total occupation of the executive branch by employees afraid to express any concern over the undocumented alien at the top of the heap not verify intent to flood the US with even more idiocy for perpetuation of their party of choice sustaining their existence using all existing and newly created agencies at his disposal while blocking all congressional change contrary to top down agenda?
    How long can this nation sustain taxation at more than 40% of GNP with neither effective watchdog government agencies nor trusted news sources within 95% of news controlled by 14 major corporations world wide?

  10. FP says:

    Loved these descriptions:

    “The Wizards of IS”!! (Excellent, how true!)

    “Voice-Neutrality”! (So that’s what they call it!)

    Anchors as “Eunuchs” between the Manipulators & the Manipulated, who apply the “royal seal” of “officialese” to the Lies!

    Indeed, “Hypnotic Authority” from the Men In Suits speaking with solemn macho “Voice Neutrality” (Cronkite, Brinkley, Brokaw, Rather, Jennings, Williams, etc.) > people “on TV” would never lie to us, nooo, never! 🙂

    A very well done dissection of how “The News” suckers us in!

  11. jarrodschneider says:

    The elite Brokaw anchor speaks in hoarse, breathy tones; therefore his audience speaks in hoarse, breathy tones. Communication via shouting at distances of more than 50 yards is rendered impossible. The classic schoolyard game “Red-Rover” is collectively forgotten. Swaths of children that once exclusively got their exercise from participation in “Red-Rover” now stay indoors for recess. Their health declines and many develop asthma. Their already hoarse, breathy voice becomes doubly hoarse and breathy. An entire generation stops using their vocal chords and when they eventually procreate their children are never taught to talk and remain silent as well. Several generations pass and the dormant telepathic ability once active in ancient human neurobiology has made a full comeback. People now readily telepathically communicate like it was always second nature. The evening news, now presented by elite Brokaw anchor VI is delivered telepathically. The good news is that lying is now impossible. The bad news is he telepathically delivers the news with the same hoarse, breathy tones, a potentially world changing technique to telepathically say the least.

  12. Jaget says:

    It is a very poweful tool for the elite.

  13. henry says:

    Last year, flight 214 crashed. The authoritative news anchor (news reader) for San Francisco reported the names of the flight crew. Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow were the names reported. These names are ridiculous but the new reader did not ask questions. They were on her teleprompter so she assumed they were correct.

    Obama sounds authoritative until his teleprompter has a glitch. Then he is incapable of ad libbing. This is because he is a news reader. He is not that bright. Bill Clinton could work with or without the teleprompter working.

    In high school, I watched the 6:00 local TV news programs. After a while I detected that after the fire of the day, sports scores and drama, weather, commercials, lottery numbers, and scandal of the day there wasn’t any thing new. I got bored so I started watching the national news programs. I would switch the channels and see that the same stories in the same order being broadcasted on each channel. I got bored so I started reading news magazines NewsWeek, US news, and Time. I found that they had the same point of view on everything. After a few years I got bored with them so I started reading European news magazines. They had a different point of view from American magazines but It turns out they the news was as bogus as the Americans. The 700 club and C-Span were interesting but they were replaced with internet news and blogging sites. The “free press” isn’t free unless everyone has one. It was so much easier to get away with lies back then. Does anyone still watch the national news programs?

    • SamAdamsGhost says:

      Of course, many of us have observed how news ‘programs’ often seem to be in sync. That is, they often cover the same subject at the same time – and this is obvious when you switch between the various networks. I always wondered about whether a certain format of story presentation was taught in broadcast journalism schools. I never considered that there could be broader & higher motivation at work – – – – to present a uniform view of fabricated ‘reality’ to the t.v. audience that they will not question.
      I don’t watch t.v. now; haven’t done so for a very long time. While visiting a relative, I watched Fox ‘News’ for awhile and the manipulation of the audience was obvious. Over a short period of time, people are presented with various ‘stories’. The first story is the big lead in. That’s ‘what’s important’ today. This usually means what’s been hyped as important is presented in a uniform way. No probing questions. No in depth analysis. No time for that, on to the next ‘story’. And on it goes – national and international ‘news’, local ‘news’, sports, weather, and maybe something lighter for ‘human interest’. In a nice, uniform and familiar consumer package. The audience thinks they know ‘what’s going on’. They think they ‘are informed’. Nothing beyond that is needed. When the consumers have had their fill, they can go on to watch the incredibly moronic ‘programming’ that makes up the other various shows on t.v. The dumbing down process that goes on in the ‘schools’ is carried out in America’s living rooms too.

      Extremely sophisticated psychological operations

      • henry says:

        Television programs are programming the audience not the television. You are correct that people watching news programs think they are informed when they are not. Try to present alternative ideas to them and they will laugh at you. Each “news” source has a bias. The reality is spun to give two slightly different views of the world (conservative/liberal – black/white – educated/uneducated – city/country). If they think that you are endorsing the slightly different reality, they will think that you are stupid, If they think that you are not coming from either of the realities promoted on television then they will think you are insane. Racist, homophobe, anti-Semitic, and conspiracy theorist are code words for insanity. If they can post one of these labels on you then they no longer need to consider anything that you say has any merit.

  14. Reblogged this on amnesiaclinic and commented:
    Right at the end Jon explains the Roman Empire twist for perpetuating the lie – brilliant!

  15. lannyboy1 says:

    In reading your article I was amazed at your skill in using words. Very well done. If I may, I’d like to post my words, though not in the way you did, and not with the skill you did either…

    TV anchors are not the only ones framing the issues. There are skillfull individuals who’re quite intelligent who know how to appeal to the “common” man. They know how to use words to appeal to man’s “common sense”. What is man’s “common sense”? It is the way human beings think that is “common”, that is, all human beings, with some exceptions, view themselves and the world from , the “human point of view”. Human beings are born with a carnal “nature”. This is the base upon which the foundation of “common sense” rests. Carnal human beings are concerned with the basic desires, the passions of the flesh, on the temporal issues, not on the eternal or eternity. Humans focus on their “common” interests, the most basic of which is the drive to survive. People will do anything in order to survive! They will lie, cheat, steal, beg, borrow, and even kill when it comes to survival. Among us are those who capitalize on carnal nature of man, who think nothing of committing very great iniquity in order to survive. They hide in plain sight. They are “Master’s” of their “Craft”. They know how to manipulate and control their constituents using a variety of techniques. They are very good with “words”.

  16. lannyboy1 says:

    As one who believes in God, The Father of Jesus, The Christ, I have to tell you Jesus warned of the political and religious “leadership” telling lies in order to maintain their power and authority over the masses. He also warned of the “moneychangers”, those who bought and sold in the “marketplaces”. He was absolutely dead on with his warnings! 100%

  17. Ron davison says:

    I agree with all you have said here Jon, thank you
    But I need to point to a small flaw, or more exacting, a glossed over,

    “hidden layer of the fact onion”.

    It is not a yawn you see, that is an assumption made of what’s going on in the other “journalists mind”.
    What is happening when you see this yawn, I will explain below:

    1) The yawn is an auto-reflex controlled by the brain-stem.

    2) That is all that is working.

    3) The yawn is an auto-reset circuit breaker for the rest of the brain.

    You see, the single digit PPM neurons , that did awaken, have the potential to keep firing and start an exponential rise in neuron activity.
    This is not in the best interest of the probabilistic chances of survival, that have been proven over the eon’s via survival, and thus the coding embedded into one’s genetic blueprint.

    of all of us.

    AKA flight, fight, or if those two are not possible,
    succumb, denilism, strong uncontrollable urge to lick your master…

    Thus the brain stem dominated world we find ourselves in.

    And it’s not just Journalists, I-M-A

  18. Ron davison says:

    Only a quorum of brain stems, all in agreement can unlock the chicken and egg issue of returning control to the middle, and ultimately the higher cortex.
    Quarums get called because:

    1) Our brain stems are tired, confused, or both.

    Quorum scenario…
    Imagine you are a tribesman and you are meeting at the quorum, Each of us takes turn watching a piece of the 360 degree pie for eminent danger, So/while the others can temporarily turn control toward ones middle brain, (Its faster to seed control to the brain stem, and can also modulate to/from the cortex ,…IFF the signals from the others on guard watch, do NOT signal emanate danger, and thus do NOT switch control back to the brain stem.
    The Quorum can continue discussing IFF it safe to cancel the emergency broadcast system alerts that keep the brain-stem running all processes.

    If the quorum is corrupted by a high SNR (signal to noise ration = to many false alarms)

    Middle brain cannot modulate to/from the cortex needed to make intelligent,
    “PEER REVIEWED” decisions, we…

    Find ourselves where we are today.

  19. Ron davison says:


    Darn, tired, brain-stem….

    Replace high (SNR) with low (SNR) to be correct.

  20. Ron Davison says:

    Replace high (SNR) with high (NSR) noise to signal ratio…reads better, more precise

  21. olivefarmer says:

    Consciousness control is all encompassing, from science to religion to fantasy and everything in-between. It is the project. It is the battleground. It is the game being played.
    The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia stories, both created by Golden Dawn members. The fiction of L Ron Hubbard. The foundations of NASA. The wizards and warlocks of King Arthur and Harry Potter, all twisted into that which enshrouds our understanding and corrals our imaginings. The various “holy” books and their hierarchical support structures, claiming closeness to God as the steps ascend.
    As if.

    I could go on.
    Shakespeare told us all the world’s a stage, and so it is.
    Reality shaped from nothingness, from formless atoms, witnessed by your consciousness via your inadequate 5 senses, all you know and experience existing only in an impossibly complex bio-engineered experiencing system consisting of electricity interacting with something we call “I” to create a picture of a life, a story to live in, an environment to grow in and die in and be, sooner or later, forgotten.
    Someone made this now, makes it day to day, creates and fashions this reality and forms systems and beliefs and shapes fantasy and entraps hope. It decides when and why you should feel guilt and pain and anguish and anxiety and fear, allows the briefest of understandings of love and twists that, diverts it into guilded chapels or soaring spires or the begging bowls of corporatised charity, makes a zeitgeist that permits the easy exit from promises made and commitments entered into, makes cheap what should be sacrosanct, eases us away from duty and so separates us from the duty others have to us, thus dividing us from our honour.
    There are human beings, then there are those that create the vision that we call reality and imprison us in this consciousness gulag.

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