Introduction — June 7, 2013
After more than half-a-century studiously ignoring it the mainstream media is finally giving some coverage to the annual Bilderberg meeting. Even the BBC is is reporting on the event, even if it has taken them nearly sixty years to get round to doing so.
However, the attention suddenly accorded the annual meeting of the rich and powerful doesn’t represent some new dawn for the mainstream media. Far from it.
For the media giants could do little else after coverage in the independent Internet news media forced the conference organisers to issue a press release listing the 61st annual meeting’s talking points and attendees.
This only came after the hitherto secret annual meeting had been publicised on the Internet and protesters began to congregate at the meetings venues. This in turn forced the intellectual whores in the corporate media to give the Bilderberg some coverage. If they hadn’t it would have been all too obvious who they really served.
Had it not been for the independent internet media we’ve no doubt that nothing would have changed and outlets like the BBC and the Independent would have continued to studiously ignore the event.
David Cameron to attend Bilderberg meeting
Nigel Morris — The Independent June 7, 2013
David Cameron will tonight attend a meeting of the secretive Bilderberg Group, which comprises senior politicians, business leaders and academics from around the globe, Downing Street has announced.
His decision to join the gathering at a country house hotel near Watford will provoke controversy as the Prime Minister once pledged to lead the world’s most open and transparent government.
About 140 leaders from banking, finance and politics, as well as some members of royalty and aristocracy, will be present at the conference, which is taking place in Britain for the first time for 15 years.
The Chancellor George Osborne and Kenneth Clarke, the minister without portfolio and former Chancellor, are also on the guest-list, along with the shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls.
The Bilderberg Group has always attracted conspiracy theories as its meetings always take place in strict secrecy and no records are released of its deliberations.
Downing Street said Mr Cameron had been invited to the session as he was head of government in the conference’s host country.
It said he would not be delivering a speech, but taking part in a discussion “around domestic and global issues”.