Skip to comments.R.I.P., America’s liberal-media elite (self-inflicted wounds kill their 'message'/agenda)
Posted on 10/19/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) Someday, cultural historians will look back on the early 21st century and speculate about what killed the credibility of Americas so-called liberal-media elite.
They will ask, Were the wounds self-inflicted or the product of a methodical plot?
Make no mistake about it. We did this to ourselves.
As a card-carrying member of the leftist media near-elite alas, Im not nearly rich or famous enough to be regarded as a 100% elitist it pains me to see my brethren sinking like the sun in the west. But we have nobody to blame but ourselves.
Weve been out of touch with what people on the streets are thinking. The problem is twofold. We didnt care to listen to them, and by the time we heard them we had missed the opportunity to break the story and inform the public. We were followers, not leaders.
In the 20th century, the two biggest media triumphs were exposing the Vietnam War as a failure and the Watergate-soaked corruption of the Nixon administration. In those instances, heroic reporters had their ears to the ground. Thats the difference between then and now.
To be objective like everyone says the media ought to be, but seldom are and blunt, let me post this simple question: Why should anyone believe us any more?
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You did it all by yourselves.
And on CBS Market Watch, no less.
You can’t kill a zombie.
In the 21st Century the biggest story so far is how a Marxist poser was elected President with fawning media.
R.I.P., Americas liberal-media elite
Their bias was self-evident
their work sub-standard and so much junk
The net effect is a laughable attempt to create an equivalence between the TEA Party and OWS.
Which is probably the whole point of the article and the reason it wasn't killed by an "I'm with the program" editor.
Think this will change any of the socialist frauds minds that inhabit the MSM. I will have to read it to believe it.
These morons have been printing the idealogical lies so long it will take a change of ownership for these liars to start printing the truth. I will start to believe them when they print the truth about the AGW/IPCC CO2 scam, which they have been lying about for the past 20 years.
Yes...the author still doesn’t “get it”.
Article still reaches the wrong conclusion and is claiming the occupypublicparks protest is something important and worthy of coverage.
These media people are just idiots when it comes to this stuff. What made the Tea Party remarkable was that people who do NOT normally protest showed up in large numbers to make a stand. Actual people with real jobs and families turned out to oppose the massive expansion of government. Those people were voters who ended up having a major impact on the 2010 elections.
The occupypublicparks vermin are the same people who ALWAYS turn out for a protest or a street party. These people are not normal, working Americans - they are lazy ignorant kids, professional protesters and far left loonies. The only way they will have any impact on 2012 is if they can assist the mainstream media with successfully changing the subject from Obama’s failures and government debt, to blaming bankers and “rich” people. There is nothing serious about these protests, most are either socialist/communists or too stupid to even understand why they are there or what they represent.
Actually, you can kill a zombie. To kill zombies, you need to destroy their brains. Unfortunately, we’re talking about reporters, who have no brains....................
Uh . . their “successes” (Nixon & Vietnam War) were both pretty much, as usual, aimed at the “eeeeevil right”. So, nothing’s new, just getting WORSE is all - with no pretense of hiding it.
I wonder - did the German media “vet” Hitler? They certainly didn’t Obama. To their shame.
“Is it a social movement? Is it a touchstone of a new counter-culture? Are the protestors idealistic, aimless or admirable? We cant seem to make up our minds.”
Neither can the protestors.
There is much to suspect as the communists and Obama. (I repeat myself)...applaud.
Please keep in mind that his “greatest Achievments” were going after and exposing problems with right wing / conservatinve issues/people. The fact that the left elistist ignored problems/people on the left is assumed to be okay.
(sigh) I could write a book about the hypocrocy of this guys admission.
Right you are. they would never say anything about, for example, Walter Duranty, the one-legged NYT Stalin apologist from the ‘30’s who claimed there was no Ukranian famine and got a Pulitzer prize for it.
Interesting article - for a lefty, he gets a lot more right than one would expect - but by the end of the piece, he pretty much reverts to form.
As regards his three main points - 1) yes, the obamatrons are in way over their heads; 2) yes, the Tea Party was a legit expression of productive America’s frustration with the Washington elite and their policies; but 3) no, the “occupy” crowds do not represent a segment of American society worthy of serious attention.
The Wall Street demonstrations, as many have noted, are orchestrated attempts to shift the focus from Obama failures to easily-villified scapegoats.
Every participant in the those demonstrations that I’ve seen on tape or heard interviewed fits in one of three camps - paid (or union-recruited) mercenaries; fringe lefties; or total losers whose only self-worth comes from participating in some cause they view as worthwhile. Productive citizens? — sorry, if there are any in these mobs, they’re few and far between.
One, is the author being sarcastic and denying the existence of the “leftist media elite”?
and Two, he needs to understand that one need not be “elite” to be “elitIST” (believing that the “elite” should run everything).
Once again, may I suggest that we start calling such, as well as many in the Academia, who indoctrinated them, as "Mipips." ["Liberals" Or "Mipips" (Marxist Influenced Pseudo-Intellectual Poseurs)]
By the way, you can also include the Demagogue-In-Chief, teleprompters & all, in the pathetic category.
We are witness to the worst writing in America’s print media history. Newspapers and magazines are infested with no-talent hacks and ideologues. This Goebbel’s propagandist should be grateful we’re not hunting these Marxists down and hanging them for treason, although I still favor engaging that option in the near future.
All a news organization has to sell is its credibility. Once that’s gone, they’re just talking to themselves. In pushing the leftist agenda, today’s media sacrificed their credibility entirely. Now they reap the harvest they sowed.
I don’t want them to RIP, I want them to rot in hell!