The Unbearable Lightness of Being the MSM

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    It has been obvious for some time that the Gingrich strategy for capturing the GOP nomination for President includes running against the "news" media as well as the President, and Saturday's primary results in South Carolina seem to vindicate the shrewdness of that plan. Newt realized early on that much of the voter indignation that has manifested itself in the Tea Party movement is driven by media complicity with Obama in his ongoing effort to ignore the will of the people and transform the U.S. into a European-style social democracy. This concordance between Newt and the voters on the untoward and destructive role of the media in our political discourse was blindingly obvious last Thursday when Newt's reprimand of CNN's John King during the GOP debate drew two standing ovations from the audience.
    Much has been written, of course, about media malpractice. Most commentators put it down to liberal bias, but that is actually a symptom of a larger problem -- the intellectual shallowness that afflicts most contemporary journalists. One reason John King opened the CNN debate with a question about Newt's sex life is that it required less cerebral exertion than a more substantive query about such things as the cause of high unemployment or the constitutionality of Obamacare's individual mandate. This lack of intellectual depth is why one moderator of a CNBC debate, who gave each candidate thirty seconds to propose an alternative to Obamacare, was clearly shocked and angered when Gingrich accurately labeled it an "absurd question." She had no idea that she had said something stupid.














    The American Spectator : The Unbearable Lightness of Being the MSM
     
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    How does it feel not having to think for yourself? Liberating?
     
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    100% correct! Newt is tapping into the quickly growing realization by the majority of people that the MSM bias has not only directly caused soldiers deaths, has propelled a Socialist into office and almost destroyed our way of life!

    My experience biased MSM started when I took journalism courses in my Big Ten university in the 60s. During that time fellow classmates were ALSO members of SDS/Weathermen destroy our way of life students who were as the following editor
    of Newsweek Washington Bureau Chief Evan Thomas (Hardly a right wing publication!)
    "There is a liberal bias. It's demonstrable. You look at some statistics. About 85 percent of the reporters who cover the White House vote Democratic, they have for a long time. There is a, particularly at the networks, at the lower levels, among the editors and the so-called infrastructure, there is a liberal bias.-

    ARE now part of the lower level editors/infrastructure..I.E. THE ONES that write the headlines!!!
    Since most of us absorb in 30 second sound bytes.. it's the info we use to form opinions that influence politicians!

    So when these biased editors make headlines like current local paper did:
    "Bain Capital fired workers" that was the headline YET
    Bain capital helped Staples/Sports Authority/Dominos hire 265,000 workers!!!

    1,500 fired employees READS better, puts GOP/Romney in negative picture "lost jobs"
    but would NOT report 265,000 JOBS due to Bain investments!!!

    So YES Newt's tapping this growing awareness the MSM has been totally complicit!
    CASE IN POINT..
    Same Newsweek editor calls Obama...
    "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above –
    above the world, he’s sort of God." –

    Evan Thomas on Hardball, June 5, 2009
    Newsweek


    Newsweek Washington Bureau Chief Evan Thomas (Hardly a right wing publication!)
     
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    I agree...the MSM was complicit in selling George W. Bush's LIES about Iraq.\
    Oh wait. Perhaps it could be that the MSM's BIAS is toward whichever way the wind is blowing.

    Blaming the messenger isn't a viable governing strategy. It might win you elections, but then you have to govern. You can't continue to blame the economy on the media.

    Again we see CONZ excusing bad behavior because they "think" it furthers their cause. Which they won't even acknowledge CAUSED a great deal of our current problems.
     

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