Skip to comments.Biden's Thuggish Distraction [abdication by journalists sanctions drift toward tyranny]
Posted on 08/27/2012 5:59:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
....Chávez and other thugs (such as Iranian Madman-in-Chief Ahmadinejad) send in busloads of paid agitators to interrupt challengers' speeches and make their own support look more substantial than it is. Barack Obama thought only to send Joe Biden, knowing that the throngs of supporters -- made up largely of reporters, anchormen, and their entourages -- would be provided for him by an all-in-for-Obama media aiming similarly to create a false impression of unflagging popularity. And they surely would have, had a little wind [Isaac] not sapped the brief courage of Delaware's big-talking Cowardly Lion.
....according to a 2011 PewResearch poll "record numbers of Americans consider the news media to be 'immoral,' 'inaccurate,' and 'biased.'" Instead of reinforcing Barack Obama's camouflage, it is beyond time for at least a few intrepid reporters from major news outlets to proclaim that the emperor has no clothes.
The media's soul-selling investment in the Obama administration and its reelection is hastening their own irrelevance -- and thus the losses of their own jobs, to get down to something you'd expect reporters to care about even if they don't care about actually doing those jobs well. The Fourth Estate has become just another part of the established order -- as long as that order shares its left-leaning political views. Its abdication of responsibility sanctions the Obama-intended drift toward tyranny, or at least toward a citizenry that tolerates behavior that one would expect in a tin-pot dictatorship rather than in history's greatest example of political liberty.
The conduct of the Obama campaign during the upcoming Republican convention isn't just low-class. It is the sort of political thuggery which one would expect in Venezuela's BolivarianRevolution (or a ChicagoAlinskyite revolution) and it should not be tolerated, much less encouraged and rewarded, by the American people or our news media.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Very few of the current “journalists?” have as much money as Dan Rather or Keith Olberman. So when their careers end due to lack of viewers or readers, they’ll all be begging for an extension in unemployment benefits. And when the benefits end and there are no jobs in their chosen field, they’ll be begging for a job at Chic Fil A.