If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves. — Howard Zinn, historian and author
During the tidal crest of Communism, if you had asked Soviet citizens how things were going, they would have told you that they had a booming economy and that the capitalists would soon turn from their evil ways and join the brotherhood of Communism. If you asked them how they knew this to be true, they would have told you that they read it in the paper, or watched it on television. If it is printed in the paper, or the talking heads on television are saying it, it has to be true, right? In the same way, you hear on the news that those crazy paranoid bloggers that speak incessantly about the evils of Islam are crazy warped individuals called Islamophobes. You hear on the news that we are racist (Islam is a race? I thought it was a tyranical dictatorial religious political racist murderous ideology) against Muslims and that those of the Muslim faith that commit worldwide atrocities are a small minority of fanatics that have misconstrued a peaceful loving religion.
We continue to watch the news, and with time the quality of the reporting becomes increasingly biased; there was a time when they at least pretended to be nonbiased in their reporting, now they don’t even bother to hide it. You can see this right now by tuning in to CNN, ABC, NBC or any other liberal propaganda outlet the manufactored gaffes done by Romney on his foreign visits. Like salivating dogs they have leaped on him, asking him continuously about every word he said, not bothering to try to focus on the issues, trying to paint him a certain way and slanting all of their reporting to support their idiot assertions. They aren’t even creative when they perform their media assassination tricks, here is ther formula;
Step 1. Call something that a candidate has done a gaffe.
Step 2. Report on the gaffe claim that your media outlet just made. Do not call it a claim, treat it as a verified fact that everyone has already acknowledged.
Step 3. Turn the gaffe reporting into the major issue by talking about it all the time. Interview experts who are willing to back up your gaffe claim.
Step 4. Fire constant questions at the candidate to force him to acknowledge the gaffe. If he discusses the issue in any way, describe him as apologizing or walking back his previous statements. Print essays that accuse him of being an incompetent flip-flopping wimp. If he refuses to discuss it, accuse him of stonewalling and print essays that accuse him of living in denial because he refuses to admit what “everyone” already knows. Either way you’ve proven that he’s a bad person.
Step 5. Repeat step 1 several times. Then begin reporting on a “Pattern of Gaffes”, a “Pattern of Stonewalling” and a “Pattern of Flip-Flopping”.
We got a preview of the media’s gaffe manufacturing process during Romney’s international trip. There are currently more media stories on Romney’s gaffe then there are on the latest bad news for the economy. The narrative is being set through constant repetition.
They continue relentlessly, bombarding us with their propaganda, all the while avoiding issues like the economy and the multitude of blunders and failures of the Obama administration. They don’t even report on the things that interest us. They shove their opinions down our throats. All of us should be deeply offended by the shenanigans of these liars, they insult the intelligence of us all. The free people of the west should go to the Internet for their news, for it is only there that we can get the whole truth, researching both sides of the issues and drawing educated conclusions. No more should we accept the politically correct, anti-American, anti-christian values of the enemedia as they attempt to socially engineer our societies into a mold of their own elitist leftist socialist idealism.