Skip to comments.Pat Caddell Says: Media Have Become “Enemy of the American People”
Posted on 09/28/2012 5:52:41 AM PDT by opentalk
In remarks to the AIM conference, ObamaNation: A Day of Truth, on September 21 st , former Democratic pollster and analyst Pat Caddell said, I think were at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy.
Caddell noted that while First Amendment protections were originally provided to the press so they would protect the liberty and freedom of the public from "organized governmental power, they had clearly relinquished the role of impartial news providers.
...Caddell added that it is one thing for the news to have a biased view, but It is another thing to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they have a right to know.
....they have, then, made themselves a fundamental threat to the democracy, and, in my opinion, made themselves the enemy of the American people.
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Thank God for Pat Caddell: taking it to the media. They have been the enemy of the people for some time. Now it’s becoming clear to anyone who cares to pay attention.
Considering Pat was a Democrat most of his life this is quite an indictment of how far the apple has fallen from the tree of liberty...and hes right more than he probably is even aware.
He’s right. The bulk of the mainstream media have become Pravda West, shilling for the worst bastard in American history - NONE excepted.
The press isn’t just misguided Democrat ideologues. You have to pay people to be so blatantly biased. The old media is paid by, or at least believe they’re paid by, the Democrats.
funny you mention that tree... I was thinking it was in need of watering, and though the original quote said "tyrants", we can include "traitors" in there as well.
The purpose of Liberal Agenda Media, (LAM), Polls, is to:
1.) discourage Conservatives from voting in an up coming election;
2.) discourage Conservatives from financially supporting their candidates;
and 3.) publicly promote the idea that most voters agree that Socialism will make America more successful.
Thus, LAM Polls are analogous to a dam holding back the floodwaters of REALITY from those who still bother to read, listen or watch the LAM.
Since 35 % of Americans will have the opportunity to vote early this year, the longer the LAM can keep the LAM Polls skewed, the greater their chances of fooling the early voters.
Strongest stating of the reality of our enemy 5th column, yet.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see armed action taken against the media, eventually. It’s that bad, and eventually people are going to treat them like the enemy of our Republic that they are.
Looking at the plummeting ratings for network news, and the cratering financials at newspapers, the deal here, IMHO, is that they’ve freely decided to chuck whatever shreds of credibility they may have left to shill for Obama because, like the state governments of CA and IL, their very survival depends upon getting bailouts in a second Obama term.
I see our press compared to Pravda a lot. I think Pravda was forced by the Soviet government to report as they did. Our press is still free to report as objectively and as hard hitting on the government as want to. Unlike Pravda our press CHOOSES to report as they do. This makes them way worse than Pravda in my opinion.
The thing is, WE are the mainstream and WE should begin acting like it.
Those are EXCELLANT points!
Like Sheep eager for the slaughter.
But could we are seeing their unraveling right now, the death rattle in the form of the skewed polls, which has now had liftoff off of FR, and onto the Blogoshere, and into the the MSM themselves. When BO loses in November which is an almost certanity, what will be left to say. Scream voter fraud? Will that work besides except on the most fervent of partisans and to what end? They can claim ingornance and that they were mislead but by then its over. The whole smoldering pile of dung will come crashing down, when Obama on a rainy Grant Park stage gives his concession speech.
...with Obama as President, we are not permitted to call it by its real name. We have seen the name of Americas enemy stricken from all training manuals and government documents.
Weve watched while the lamestream government-controlled media has replaced truth with propaganda that squashes debate and ridicules those who dare to speak the truth.
It wouldn’t surprise me that the media is staying afloat with stimulus money. They have no concern about the actual business of their industry cause obama is propping them up.
What’s sick to watch is the media openly campaigning for a dictator in sheep’s clothing. They have no clue what a dictator would do to them with enough power.
THE MEDIA WHORENALISTS *ARE* THE FIFTH COLUMN
Considering the plummeting ratings of network news, along with CNN and PMSNBC, as well as the declining readership of traditional mainstream media news organizations, I would have to agree. Entities that should be folding due to lack of income are being kept afloat by somebody and I wouldn't be surprised if that somebody was the taxpayer, present and future.
Can We repeat it enough?
...[the corrupt MSM have] made themselves a fundamental threat to the democracy, and, in my opinion, made themselves the enemy of the American people.
LIARS! TRAITORS! ENEMIES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!
There are enough who see what is happening and why, and understand where it is going, yet they remain silent.
Not much time left...
All true, what you say here, Mr. McFrog.
The media, for some time now, has cared not a whit about credibility.
I believe the fiscal realities are forcing their hand, especially in the run-up to this election. For financial reasons, this race simply had to be close for all legacy media.
If the truth were told-that this race has been over since the 2010 mid-terms-then the massive revenues from ads in print and broadcast, will not have occurred.
The media, including Fox News and the Wall-Street Journal, have joined with the pollsters to paint this race as close. It's never been about credibility, it's about relevance and financial survival.
MSNBC did get stimulus money, GE received bailout money, recovery act money, government contracts (medical records..Obamacare, green energy, smart grid)
their networks promote the ideology and Obama...then are rewarded with the government contracts.
The media that Caddell calls ‘enemies’ are all liberals. The broader story is that liberalism seeks to destroy America in its quest to build a secular Utopia. Liberalism is the enemy of liberty and prosperity.
Yes I think we can...and that tree is to be watered with the blood...
It’s going to be a long bumpy road...
For anybody remaining who still thinks that it is no different to have Romney than to have Obama, they might want to consider this: even if Obama and Romney were to do exactly the same things in office, at least with Romney there might be a criticizing and skeptical press to hold the President accountable. That is worth something.
Liar, traitor, and... POOFTER!
And Caddell certainly knows his polling. He not only told Jimmy Carter five days in advance that Reagan was going to kick his arse, but his numbers were within 1% of the actual vote totals.
From the Communist Goals (1963)
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
Caddell is and has always been my favorite Democrat.
Our only satisfaction will come once the media is finished helping Obama set up the New Caliphate.
They will be at the top of the muslims’ list for infidel throat cutting.
Then, for a second or two, they will have a flash of understanding as to why we call them useless idiots.
If Romney wins anyway by a hefty margin they are SO SCROOOOOOD.
Their polls will be shredded. No bit of credibility left whatsoever. And no bailouts coming either.
The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.
The media are merely traitors. A tyrant would be someone who, for example, demanded that a Christian (or anyone else with a religious objection to abortion) pay for an employee's abortions. Fortunately, we have a Constitution, one that is "the Supreme Law of the Land" and guarantees legal protection for our God-given right to the free exercise of our religion. There is no way America could be taken over by a tyrant who would ignore such a clear and absolute legal protection of our moral and human rights, is there?
“...they have, then, made themselves a fundamental threat to the democracy, and, in my opinion, made themselves the enemy of the American people.”
I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Caddell.
If a Republican were president, we’d be barraged with stories from Big Media concerning the attacked embassies and how the Pubbie president couldn’t handle foreign affairs. And they’d throw in the attacks were due to our terrible, arrogant foreign policy. But since it’s Obama in the White House, the lib media goes into COA mode. Once again, the media’s biggest sin is not the lies the print, but the truth they leave out.
I seem to recall you are in the ‘burgh area? one of the paralegals in my ofc here in DC is also from the burgh, as am i. her extended family still lives there and are all diehard dems. she and i, as the only conservatives in my ofc, frequently chat. She’d said her brother in Burgettstown could not bring himself to vote for obama again, that he’d stay home. Well yesterday she said she talked to that brother and he’s now voting for Romney. little anecdotes like this give me hope.
Chesterton saw this 100 years ago.
...we have almost up to the last instant trusted the newspapers as organs of public opinion. Just recently some of us have seen (not slowly, but with a start) that they are obviously nothing of the kind. They are, by the nature of the case, the hobbies of a few rich men. We have not any need to rebel against antiquity; we have to rebel against novelty...It will not be necessary for any one to fight again against the proposal of a censorship of the press. We do not need a censorship of the press. We have a censorship by the press.
This is nothing new. See Operation Mockingbird.
But now we have the internet where people can go to try to find the truth.
Admittedly, it can be difficult when the same people operate a internet disinformation campaign.
this is precisely where they have crossed the line the past generation...before that they were simply mostly biased
Hollywood same thing...mostly all agit prop
Advertising culture...same thing
Mona Charen was on Fox & Friends this morning talking about the media and how they control what the public hears about. For example, when Romney made his European trip, they ignored his being endorsed by Lech Walesa and the positive reaction he received in Poland and Israel, and spent all their time on his supposed gaffe in England and on one of his staff guys supposedly being rude to the press...so that the public would think the trip was a disaster.
Mr. Caddell’s remarks are quite damning — especially when one considers that he was once Jimmy Carter’s pollster (If I remember correctly)...
No time to read all these posts but I have to think the enemedia is getting a large chunk of their funding from our enemies - wheter outside the country or part of the democratic gov...
people who were at the rally have called it out. MSNBC still running it.
Eventually companies, what’s left of them, will stop advertising since the viewers have no money to spend. When that happens the government will step in and it will become a truly stated owned media.