Skip to comments.The Mainstreaming Of Mendacity
Posted on 05/23/2012 6:49:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Imagine you had a watchdog. Imagine, further, that it would only bark at and attack female burglars and male burglars would get only a sad look and perhaps a submissive lick or two. This watchdog would not be a very useful guardian, would it? Your house or store would soon end up completely ransacked.
This is the situation America faces, with the selective watchdog -- the so-called 'mainstream media' -- that we presently have.
When I was very young, and television sets had mechanical channel changers, I lived in a place (Rochester, New York) where the three major network channels where in close proximity to one another. One day I happened to notice that the three national news broadcasts had the exact same segments at the exact same time. This fascinated me. I verified over the next few weeks that this was not a fluke, but a constant practice. I even made a game of trying to get the anchors to complete each other's sentences by rapidly flipping the channels. While my mother would occasionally notice, and yell at me for 'breaking the TV set', I sometimes actually -- scarily -- succeeded. This gave lie to the publicized prevarication that we had a free and independent press. Even as naive youth, I quickly saw behind the curtain. The press was free, but they chose to collude and present the exact same message to the public. Your only choice was who would give you a homogenized message and uniform message.
The press and the 'mainstream media' often craft their message by what they refuse to report. Like a watchdog that refuses to bark at a certain type of burglar, this allows a class of politicians -- in this case, Democrats -- to ransack the House Politick unimpeded.
Let's look at a few of the glaring omissions in the reporting of the JournOlist Caste:
We have self-described watchdogs whose barks and bites only seem to be visited upon one type of burglar. The other type is free to act, with our watchdog's blessing.
Sorry. That dog won't hunt.
Good one, Laz...
So very true. Thank you for your outstanding essay, dear Lazamataz!
Wow! High praise, coming from you, sweetie!
Once more into the breach. I hope you all enjoy.
Yep. It's straight out of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. And, if you like, straight from its devotee, the Father of Lies, the ole Devil.
As I exited the courthouse, I noticed that all of the major local TV stations had their reporters, cameramen and satellite trucks situated outside the courthouse with all cameras focused at the building door.
Exactly at noon, 12 "protesters" (all of whom were court unionized employees) appeared. They lined up off camera and then proceeded to walk in a circle around the cameras and past the Courthouse door, each carrying a protest sign they had just picked up (about unfair treatment by the county). As they walked off camera, each "protester" picked up a different sign and went past the door again. This continued for about a minute, when the camera men indicated they got the footage. That's when the protest immediately stopped, the signs collected and many of the "protesters" went to a local cafe to get lunch.
Of course, the groups leader stuck around to be interviewed by the reporters on site.
The entire event was staged, with the active participation of the local media.
On the local news that evening, the "protest" received complete and detailed coverage, including comments from the anchor person about the huge protest at the courthouse.
More proof for my tagline.
Thanks for your kind words!
The Old Media has committed professional suicide.
Pray for America
>One day I happened to notice that the three national news broadcasts had the exact same segments at the exact same time. This fascinated me.<
I’ve noticed this in my area as well. They follow the same line up and formula too.
I just watch to see what they’re trying to throw on the wall next.
Not all of us are nearly as stupid as the elite would like to believe we are.
Unless you're employed as a human cannonball- then it's 'once more into the breech'.
Good piece- and one of my...well, 'pet peeves' is too soft a phrase.
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Only people from Ra Cha Cha will understand the “Secret Code” :)
Noticed the same thing in my youth. It is easier now that you don’t need to turn the dial, you can hit the remote
~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"
Lap dogs, laz, lap dogs.
It’s no longer “the media” ... it’s the Ministry of Truth.
I've been playing a lot of Total War: Empire, and when you go into first-person mode and you have opened a hole in the fortress wall, when you command a brigade to charge through it, the Englishman commander will yell, "Into the breach, m'lads!!!!"
breach (brch) n. 1. a. An opening, a tear, or a rupture.
I'm doing it right.
But that you for your kind words about how the piece was good and appropriate and how there were no grammer or speling errors and especially how there were no run-on sentences like when other places who do writing have these awful run-on sentences which combine several different points or even paragraphs into one which is against the rules featured in Strunk and Whites 'Elements of Style' which was one of my favorite books in college and helped me learn how to write so gooder.
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Laz...it ain’t a free press......
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