Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Caught with Their Hands in The Cookie Jar
The recent revelations of journalistic shenanigans reported here and here (h/t Crusader Rabbit), prove what I have been saying for years: we are not getting the news, we are getting propaganda. Americans have instinctively known this and this is why the mainstream media has lost so many customers. In fact, the ratings of CBS, NBC, and ABC COMBINED do not approach those of Fox. This is because Fox is the only news outlet that even reports the news anymore rather than substituting opinion for hard facts. Aside from covering up stories in order to protect favored candidates, the journalists in the media are actively hostile to anyone outside of the left as evidenced by this diatribe by Spencer Ackerman formally of the Washington Independent:
“…what I like less is being governed by racists and warmongers and criminals. I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.”
I believe that Mr. Ackerman is as sincere about meaning that as rhetorical as Stalin was about sending food to the Ukraine to alleviate the deaths due to starvation. The left swims in anger, hatred, and arrogance. When you see people through those filters you can no longer see them as human and any act becomes alright up to and even including victimizing women and children. But at least they are honest in their reporting right? Wrong, take a look at this from “The Daily Caller” story:
“In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.””
“…who cares – call them racists.” Now that is reporting for you. It is not that these things occurred on a listserv, but that this type of thing occurs in every newsroom and editor’s office all across the nation. What I once thought to be a limited problem is now revealed as a raging conflagration. We can see the evidence of this from the time of Joe McCarthy when the news media climbed into bed with the Democrat National Committee in order to figure out how best to destroy him. That is why today, 98% of everything that you know about the Senator is a bald face lie. The engineering continues through the Vietnam War and into the Reagan era when Teddy Kennedy wrote to the Soviet KGB offering his assistance in undermining the President of the United States of America and this was suppressed by those in the media and ultimately to Dan Rather’s smear of President Bush and his service in the Air National Guard. How many other stories were modified, suppressed, or created in order to publish the newscaster’s political agenda we will likely never know.
Those in the main stream media cannot plead ignorance, incompetence, or even stupidity for their actions. In fact, these people cannot even follow the rules that they make for themselves. As evidence of the last, I offer the story some years ago where the majority of those in the news business violated their employer’s guidelines and openly supported political candidates and contributed to their campaigns. One reporter even went so far as to say that her father forced her to violate the policy despite her admission that she was sexually attracted to the candidate. Nor is it difficult to understand the homage paid to the leftists in Congress and especially the White House staff and President Obama. The last time that the press was so enamored of a political leader Ida Tarbell had found her God in Benito Mussolini.
But the press is more than just enamored of Obama, the view him with a reverence approaching worship. While they may be satisfied with their newfound deity, I will stick with the Almighty. The revelations about the press also reveal the roots behind the White House’s on again, off again war with Fox News. The leftists got comfortable being around the docile, sycophantic, lickspittle press and when Fox would not play ball they got the shaft from the White House. Really makes you wonder what else we have been lied to about courtesy of the press.
This is why I brand them traitors to the American people. They sold our trust for personal prestige and political gain. How in the name of God are they ever to be trusted again? Trust must be earned and when you have fallen as far as the main stream media I would imagine that they would have to perform the tasks of Hercules in order to regain that trust. If I know the main stream media however, they will simply make a modest mea culpa and then expect us to hang on their every word. Not this time.
A long train of abuses and usurpations can cause a change in government, but such a thing in private enterprise marks the death of a business. This is the end that should justifiably come to CBS, MSNBC, ABC, CNN, NBC, and any other organization that engages in similar acts. The broadcast news media are not alone however in that the New York Times et al, also is guilty of these deceptions. I say this as sincerely as I know how, the Republic is in danger and the news media is the one who put her there because they betrayed the American people.
I say when the revolution comes they are the first ones up against the wall. Of course, I mean that rhetorically.