Skip to comments.Attending Rupert's Wake: Not Much Sympathy (On Death of MSM)
Posted on 11/13/2005 11:17:48 AM PST by ex-Texan
The hemorrhaging circulation of the paleomedia gratifies me better than bubblegum. Lord I love it. The tube worms of the network suites have discovered that lo! Fewer of the citizenry sit nightly before the flickering propaganda modem. The readership of newspapers yet falls. This dereliction they ascribe to declining literacy, the lack of public spirit, and indeed anything but their own uselessness.
Such thunder-buckets as Rupert Murdoch, noting that people go to the web, frantically buy web properties. It is not the abysmal content of the media, see, that turns people away. We just want our sewage through a different pipe. If the media put the same twaddle on the web, thinks Rupert, people sick of it elsewhere will love it.
Any day now. I suggest that the reasons for the loss are otherwise and several. Permit me a few thoughts:
What are the topics of most fascination in the United States? Of most importance? Certainly among them are race, sex in the social sense, crime, and immigration. Now, lets see whether we can name four subjects about which the media speak with calculated mendacity obvious to everyone one. How about oh, say race, sex in the social sense, crime, and immigration?
Race, for example:
A story on the site of ABC News led with the lurid headline, Young Singers Spread Racist Hate. Now, if young singers have ABCs bowels in a racial uproar, you can be sure that the singers are white. We all understand that hate is what white people do. Thus it was. A pair of very young girls, calling themselves Prussian Blue, say that they want to maintain the purity of the white race. (Why this is precisely hate eludes me.) Various authorities are quoted as to the effect that they are shocked, appalled, disappointed, and so on.
At about the same time, I found the account of a black man, one Dr. (of what, I wonder?) Kamau Kambon , who while speaking to a panel at the law school of Howard University (a black school in Washington, DC) said that the white race should be exterminated.
This is not my interpretation but rather his explicit, repeated statement. I quote: white people "have retina scans, they have what they call racial profiling, DNA banks and they're monitoring our people to try to prevent the one person from coming up with the one idea. And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that, in my estimation, is the only conclusion I have come to. [sic] We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet to solve this problem." He wants to kill me, my daughters, and my friends.
This produced from the media near silence. From Howard University silence. From professional blacks silence.
Now, this column is not about race relations, but about the dishonesty of the media. I do not think that blacks want to exterminate whites, though Mr. Kambon needs to take his medication. Nor do I want to exterminate anyone, with the possible exception of lawyers and people in public relations. Nor do I know any whites who want to exterminate blacks. (You can find some very strange websites that might, though.)
We all know the pattern. When Larry Summers, president of what once was Harvard University, mentioned that men are better than women at mathematics, a fact studied to death and well settled, it was national news practically forever. Hissyfits were everywhere thrown. Summers duly whimpered and licked all feet within range. Ah, but when Mr. Kambon wants to kill most of the United States, why ah, heh cough.
Also about the same time, the coach of the football team of the Air Force Academy suggested that his team was faring badly because it didnt have enough black players. It just seems to be that way, that Afro-American kids can run very, very well. That doesn't mean that Caucasian kids and other descents can't run, but it's very obvious to me they run extremely well," DeBerry said, not too articulately, in remarks first broadcast Tuesday night by KWGN-TV in Denver.
Conventional outrage gurgled tiredly forth as from a broken drain. Like Summers, DeBerry ended up squirming on the rug in apology. (Why? Whatever happened to manhood?) It is of course a fact that blacks run fast. Are they overwhelming in the running slots of the NFL because they are slow, do you think? Then why does the league not recruit me at, say, six million green ones a year? I am, I promise, far slower than any running back in football.
To point out that blacks are good athletes is virtually a firing offense, but to urge killing millions is fine. Welcome to the media.
What has this to do with the circulation of newspapers? Lots. For one thing, whites who are to be killed may weary of hostility from the media, and they are most of the readership. Except Im not any longer. For another, coverage is boring because predetermined, irritating because antagonistic and mendacious, and useless because it contributes nothing to solving, or even to understanding, the racial problems of the country. Or any problems of the country.
In fact the media aggravate racial relations. When whites think of blacks, the first two to leap to mind are (drum roll) Al and Jesse, no? Aside from driving away the audience, they give a horrible impression of blacks. But Al and Jesse are not the black race. They are just Al and Jesse. On the web you find a spectrum of black thought, much of it wildly different from that peddled by television. Try Will Powell,* or LaShawn Barber.**
But something else is at work here. For decades, the major media have had near-control of the news and the culture. If an event didnt appear on the networks, it hadnt happened. The paleos apparently do not realize that they have lost that controlthat when they refuse to give play to a call for extermination, their refusal no longer kills the story. Kambons call for my childrens liquidation surged across the nation, copy after copy, including video clips.
Wake up, Rupert, baby. For the intelligent, the media are no longer primary. Few any longer regard them as other than advocacy lashups for certain groups. Why bother?
There is, I think, nothing the paleos can do to change this. They are irremediably ideologized, insular, and trapped by demographics into a bland editorial mass-market philosophy of one-size-fits-all. The web, far more agile, can provide focused sites about anything at any intellectual level.
The looming unknown in all of this is the circulation of the net, its influence, its clout. How important, really, is the web? How do you measure the ambit of ten thousand blogs, of thousands of personal websites like Fred On Everything, of outfits with no physical existence like LewRockwell.com and Antiwar.com? The answer I think is that you dont, really. The ghostly statistics of forwards, caches, and reposts make it difficult to determine ones own circulation, much less that of countless other sites. This makes it hard for CBS to estimate, and easy for it to underestimate, the tidal wave it faces. Im glad that it is their problem and not mine.
MSM lied and people died!
" This is not my interpretation but rather his explicit, repeated statement. I quote: white people "have retina scans, they have what they call racial profiling, DNA banks and they're monitoring our people to try to prevent the one person from coming up with the one idea. And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that, in my estimation, is the only conclusion I have come to. [sic] We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet to solve this problem." He wants to kill me, my daughters, and my friends. "
I am part of that retina scan squad, Member XGXX70-666. Is this frequency safe? I repeat, is this frequency safe? Confirmed. How Mr. Kombon got past our vast safeguards, I'll never know. The man is a genius. Please do not liquidate me for this failure. It's impossible to trick this man! It is now time for Phase Fruitloop. I repeat, Phase Fruitloop! This is not a drill. Phase Fruitloop. Please confirm with the proper coded response.
We also need to alter the DNA of his gonads, so his offspring are less of a threat. Please retranslate this to the super secret code. We don't want other potential Kombons getting wise to us.
It's perfectly understandable. It's the newspapers and MSM that suffer from ignorance and racial bias. They think whites should know better, so when we step out of line we are rightfully called on it. But if a black does the same thing it's because blacks are stupid and we really can't expect them to know any better.
Excellent article, thanks for posting!
Good article.Examples of media bias abound.Shortly after Katrina,a co-worker and i were discussing the aftermath.He stated(with a straight face)one of the dikes(in NO)had been blown up intentionaly by our own government(!!).Where did he hear this rumor?On the news of course.Talk about cynical.
Doesn't "Rupert" own Fox News and Sky News?
What's this got to do with Rupert? he owns Fox News, the antithesis of the MSM.
Part of our heritage is Prussian German. Also our eyes are blue, and Prussian Blue is just a really pretty color. There is also the discussion of the lack of "Prussian Blue" coloring (Zyklon B residue) in the so-called gas chambers in the concentration camps. We think it might make people question some of the inaccuracies of the Holocaust myth.
He's persona non grata in my book. If he had the stones, he'd print the whole text but he didn't. Hence, he's toast.
Nazis. You think you've either hanged or shot them all and they come right back.
As for the gentleman who wants all white people dead - he's a Nazi too. A variant on the theme to be sure, but still peddling the same nonsense.
Nazis, Communists, and Islamists - so many, so little time, and so little rope.
The Klan and the Back to Africa movement has their alliances back in the day. This is fact and anyone can look it up. I saw that fellow on television and it's just sad. He's living in the land of opportunity and he's let himself be burdened with hate and anger.
The man confuses Rupert Murdoch with Sumner Redstone of Michael Eisner. He hit a foul close to the line.
He's a pitiful fool. He cannot obviously see the glaring contradiction between his saying what a terrible country America is, and his being so handsomely rewarded in return for his propaganda.
Why this guy is an acceptable source for posting eludes me.
Sometimes the dirty laundry should be aired imho.
Good research. I think the technical term for Reed's type is "A Lying Sack Of S***."
Thanks, and yes.
...well said, Ivan.
On one level I agree. On another, I disagree. Fox is a statist network of the right, just like the rest are statist networks of the left.
How about a source of your parenthetic comment? Prussian Blue was around as a non-toxic pigment long before Hitler--about 200 years. It's still useful in some medical treatments.
I'll repeat it here, reply #159.
Back when this was news, the Glenn Beck show played a medley of Prussian Blue hits. They were awesomely bad (Glenn was begging to be stabbed in the ears). One of their songs was a tribute to Goering.
Reed doesn't mention that Kambon was fired.
This reminds me of Mary Mapes claiming she wasn't a wild-eyed liberal and then having to deal with O'Reilly's questions about her support for Cindy Sheehan. Her replies were always "I wasn't aware she had said that" or "I only meant I supported her as a mother and because of her courageous stand, not because I agreed with her positions, which I did not know until now". I don't happen to believe Mary Mapes, but even if she was telling the truth, it's her own fault for decided to declare support for someone or some thing without doing the least bit of research first.
Same with Fred Reed. If he'd listened to the darned songs, he'd KNOW why it's hate.
Fact is, the Prussian Blue and Kambon stories were both little tiny blips on the news radar, and it was only the net that gave them any longevity. Kind of undercuts his whole point about the MSM.
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