Tuesday, January 03, 2012

How Berrien County is kept in the dark

After a Benton Harbor man was found in St. Joseph floating dead in the river last week, a far from trivial event, it was reported this way to Berrien County, Michigan by WNDU-TV and WSTB-TV:

(close paraphrase) "Timothy Allen was found dead in the St. Joe river; foul play is not suspected. Now the weather..."

It's called propaganda, and Berrien County media are leaders in the field. Truthful, thorough reporting results in citizen action - just what officials and the Whirlpool Corporation don't want.

An immense travesty has just occurred in Berrien. Many in Benton Harbor believe Mr. Allen was murdered, possibly by St. Joe Twnshp. cops, the last to see him alive. Berrien County has a sordid history of African-American "disappearances."

A man turning up dead in the river has a chilling effect on a community. 25 women, at least, have disappeared from Benton Harbor in the last couple decades. Imagine how this impacts the heart and soul of a community. But that's the point. Destroy Benton Harbor by any means necessary for the redevelopment of the land. Physical and mental Hell.

Think of the possibilities of action and community outreach if media, on a daily basis gave us full reporting. You know, Journalism.


Whirlpool's disdain of American workers

The Whirlpool Corporation is proving itself to be hostile toward American workers as they continue to eliminate factories and thousands of jobs from places like Newton, Iowa; Evansville, Ill.; and Ft. Smith, Ark.

Radio & TV personality Ed Schultz has been naming the corporation and it's crimes against American workers recently on his shows.

Geographically isolated Benton Harbor has had it's livelihood withdrawn by the Whirlpool Corporation. In place of jobs, residents are now concerned with survival and avoiding police profiling in their once thriving city. It's a desperate existence of which most in Michigan are unaware.