Skip to comments.‘The Angry Fringe’
Posted on 06/26/2014 7:57:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Liberal bias in the media is so pervasive that partisan propaganda themes created by Democrats, for the purpose of electing Democrats and advancing their partisan agenda, take on a quasi-reality. Years ago, after seeing the umpteenth reiteration of a too-familiar theme, I remarked that the New York Times should create a standing headline -- "Republicans Divided" -- and run it as a regular column.
If more than 80 percent of journalists are Democrats, as evidence clearly demonstrates, then what the media report about politics (and everything else) must be viewed skeptically: Is this true? Are all the facts as described? Are there facts omitted from the story which, if they had been reported, would change my perception of the story? And, perhaps most importantly, are the elements of the story which are not purely factual -- beyond the clarity of Who, What, When and Where, entering the murky realm of Why and How -- of such a prejudicial nature as to fatally flaw the story?
Which brings us, alas, to Molly Ball of the Atlantic. I've been bumping into her on the campaign trail for years -- all those debates and such in 2011 and 2012 -- and three weeks ago in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, she sat next to me at the press table at Chris McDaniel's victory party. As we all now know, McDaniel's victory fell short of a majority, thus requiring Tuesday's runoff, which he lost to the incumbent dinosaur Sen. Thad Cochran, a fossil remnant of the Nixonian epoch.
Molly Ball's post-mortem of that campaign begins thus:
"Tuesday's Republican primaries were the Tea Party's last chance. And the Tea Party struck out. In Mississippi, challenger Chris McDaniel failed to dethrone six-term incumbent Senator Thad Cochran in the second round of their hard-fought contest....
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
They keep saying that the Tea Party is dead. How many times have we heard that over the past 5 years?
They’ve been saying Rush Limbaugh is dead for the past 15 years. I listened to him again just today. I was surprised he’s still around. The last time I heard anything from him was yesterday.
There is a building groundswell of opposition. Despite the Left’s contention that we are just a few nuts, they fear us enough to sic the IRS, BATF, FBI, even OSHA on us, and train their fascist DHS to look inward for political resisters.
It why the Article V movement to restore federalism presents a fundamental threat to these people, which their police state agencies cannot stomp out.
There is little time.
I am not a member of The Tea Party (denying the government another list with my name on it). I am not a Republican or a Democrat (I think both parties are screwed.) I relinquished my membership in the NRA (Those who chose the politicians, chose the wrong ones.) I am a military veteran, and will never deny that.
Therefore, I am an angered ‘fringe-y’, and still master of my own ship.
Reports of our death are greatly exaggerated.