Skip to comments.From Gingrich to Romney to Tebow -- Why is the media so out of touch with America?
Posted on 01/20/2012 7:58:55 PM PST by Ron C.
Newt Gingrich instantly brought the crowd to its feet last night at the last debate before Saturday's all important primary in South Carolina. What was the multitude cheering? Not his stance on tax policy, or on abortion, but rather his acid assault on the elite media.
Gingrich expressed outrage that moderator John King of CNN would lead off the evening by asking about potentially damaging charges made by the Speakers second wife in an interview with ABC News's "Nightline."
The audience howled its approval as Gingrich tore into the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media
As ever, the former Speaker was brilliant, evading the problematic topic of his personal indiscretions and simultaneously punching a white-hot button launching an assault on what Sarah Palin describes as the lamestream media.
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The aged ones are 60s Marxist-Alinsky campus spoiled brats and the younger ones are their ideological issue.
Because they live in a liberal echo chamber
LOL - perfect!
I wonder how King feels now that he’s been “Newtered”?
Also wondering if the term “Newtricide” could be applied to the act of publicly outing the total lack of intelligence or scruples of liberal reporters at conservative press conferences or events?
They’re truly lemmings. Watch, without fail . . someone starts a talking point and then here comes the onslaught
They can’t think for themselves. They follow liberalism either because they feel guilty or suffer from low self esteem and “caring” and “tolerance” et al is an attempt to cover their deficiencies.
And note how seldom they practice what they preach.
Because they believe they have the Allspark and are special.
“Cognitive dissonance” is the term which best applies.
They eschew violence yet embrace abortion.
They promote equality yet craft rules to circumvent equal treatment.
They are deeply conflicted but cannot crack the lacquered pearl they hide within their gut.
Most of the media are out of touch with the American people because they are anti-American.
And as you indicated, they are anti-Christian.
As all communists do.
Why is the media so out of touch with America? ( you ask) ... Because they’re rich! Oh, the irony!
TOP NOTCH FRANKR... TOP NOTCH!
Totally agree with you. Being out of touch has nothing to do with the leftist media's reasons for marching to the tune of their boss, oboma, and ignoring We The People. The leftist media will lie and die for their messiah.
Better they fall on their swords, rather than deal with We The People, once we get a hold of them.
While this begins with Gingrich and ends with Tebow, 75% is devoted to pushing Mitt Romney....in my humble opinion.
All I can say about Romney is that his problem is the "groomed public persona" compared to the "backroom" reality.
The backroom Romney is vicious...witness the Iowa attacks on the other candidates. Also, his sitting on the board of a company fined over 100 million for medicare fraud says a lot about his ruthlessness.
I'm not going to defend the left-wing bias of much of the media. However, a look at what reporters are paid would indicate pretty clearly that very few in the media are anywhere close to rich.
Surveys have consistently shown that graduates with journalism degrees earn close to the bottom of the pay scale compared to their colleagues with degrees in other fields.
These posts debating in news circles whether a journalism degree is useless aren't exactly on-topic, but they'll give a good idea of what aspiring reporters face, economically speaking:
This item from the third article in that list is a good summary of the issues: “In April, journalism topped the Daily Beasts list of 20 Most Useless Degrees. Journalism doesnt pay well and your student loans may very well be greater than your first salary as a reporter. But who goes into journalism thinking they will make a six figure salary? Being a reporter is tough, no doubt about it.”
The salary levels cited by Daily Beast are actually **WAY** higher than I've seen; their idea of “median pay” includes not only the small newspapers in rural areas where most reporters get their start, but also large urban areas, and also includes entry-level behind-the-scenes positions in television stations where the pay scales are on a whole different order of magnitude.
Here's the practical reality: I just hired a new staff member last week with many years of experience, including senior management positions at some mid-sized East Coast newspapers before they downsized; he quit knowing what was coming soon. I have a freelancer working for me who left another East Coast newspaper under similar circumstances. The new person will be lucky if he ever earns $20,000 per year working for me. The freelancer is primarily doing public relations work for a large Southern company and only part-time work for me because he knows he will never be able to get a full-time job in journalism capable of supporting his growing family, and he doesn't want to have his wife work outside the home. I'd like to pay both of them more, but it won't happen barring something totally unexpected on the business end of my operations.
I probably ought to add that while all businesses are having problems today, the low salaries aren't because we're losing readers. My operation is hiring staff, has the highest readership of any of my competitors, and is seeing regular increases in both circulation and ad revenue. That's almost unheard of in today's environment, and it got me profiled as one of six successful news entrepreneurs in Editor and Publisher Magazine: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/Features/Article/Six-Newspaper-Entrepreneurs-and-Their-Road-to-Success . The business reality, however, is I simply cannot afford to pay more, and I personally work hundred-hour weeks on a regular basis because I won't ask things of my people that I won't do myself.
By the way, both of the two men I mentioned happen to be strong evangelicals and political conservatives. That certainly didn't help their careers, and I've personally run into all kinds of anti-Christian and anti-conservative bias in the media, but please remember that not all of us in the media are God-hating anti-American pseudo-Commies.