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Our National Media Don't Deserve Their 'Mainstream' Title
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| April 23, 2012
| Rep. Lamar Smith
Posted on 04/23/2012 6:10:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
The modern encyclopedia Wikipedia says, "the term 'mainstream' media denotes those generally reflective of the prevailing currents of thought, influence or activity."
But the opinions expressed by the media are neither widespread nor accepted by the majority of Americans. To call today's national media "mainstream" is inaccurate. They are better described as the "liberal" national media. Regardless, the term "mainstream" should be dropped.
According to a Gallup poll, 55% of Americans have little or no confidence in the national media to report fully, accurately and fairly. Americans are right to be skeptical about the news they receive.
How can something be considered "mainstream" if the majority of people lack confidence in it?
Journalists and the public have very different views regarding illegal immigration, for example.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
posted on 04/23/2012 6:10:04 PM PDT
There is noting mainstream about any of them.
posted on 04/23/2012 6:11:44 PM PDT
(Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
Now that they receive all of their marching orders from the White House and the DNC, I prefer state run “media”.
posted on 04/23/2012 6:16:50 PM PDT
(It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
brilliant, wouldn’t it be great if they were always referred to as the Liberal Media
posted on 04/23/2012 6:19:43 PM PDT
I’ve been calling them the Left-Stream Media for years.
posted on 04/23/2012 6:27:32 PM PDT
("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
brilliant, wouldnt it be great if they were always referred to as the Liberal Media
There is nothing 'Liberal' about them. They are leftist, butt kissing shills for the DNC.
posted on 04/23/2012 6:28:27 PM PDT
(There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
How about: “Wholly-owned subsidiary of the DemocRAT Party?”
posted on 04/23/2012 7:04:21 PM PDT
(Journalists first; then lawyers.)
Mainstream media (MSM) may not be a perfect descriptive term, but it is widely understood and it serves an important purpose: to identify powerful leftist propagandists without sounding deranged.
"Liberal media" is not a superior descriptive term, because the MSM has nothing but contempt for classical liberalism.
Stay with what works.
posted on 04/23/2012 7:05:14 PM PDT
To: TChad; Hugin
DNC Stenographers Pool
posted on 04/23/2012 7:24:46 PM PDT
by Major Matt Mason
("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
Now that they receive all of their marching orders from the White House and the DNC,
The media and the WH get their goosestep from Media Matters (George Soros funded).
posted on 04/23/2012 7:33:42 PM PDT
(I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
I used to call them “mid-stream” due to the nature of the substance they deliver.
Might start that up again...
posted on 04/23/2012 7:36:59 PM PDT
( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
The DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - is anything but mainstream.
posted on 04/23/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT
by A.A. Cunningham
(Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
I agree. I’ve always took the term mainstream modify the term “media”.
The term “liberal” was co-opted by fascist socialist “progressives” as they infiltrated the Democratic party in the early 1900’s.
How about describing them for what they are? The Liberal Agenda Media, or LAM.
posted on 04/23/2012 8:39:53 PM PDT
((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
posted on 04/24/2012 7:48:29 AM PDT
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