Skip to comments.Pat Caddell: Mainstream media is threatening our country's future
Posted on 09/30/2012 9:50:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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 or not. You know, when I first started in politics and for a long time before that everyone on both sides, Democrats and Republicans, despised the press commonly, because they were SOBs to everybody. Which is exactly what they should be. They were unrelenting. Whatever the biases were, they were essentially equal-opportunity people.
That changed in 1980.
There are a lot of reasons for it. It changedan important point in the Dukakis-Bush election, when the press literally was trying to get Dukakis elected by ignoring what was happening in Massachusetts, with a candidate who was running on the platform of He will do for America what he did for Massachusettswhile they were on the verge of bankruptcy.
Also the change from evening news emphasis to morning news by the networks is another factor thats been pointed out to me.
Most recently, what I call the nepotism that exists, where people get jobstheyre married to people who are in the administration, or in politics, whatever.
But the overwhelming bias has become very real and very dangerous. We have a First Amendment for one reason. We have a First Amendment not because the Founding Fathers liked the pressthey hated the pressbut they believed, as [Thomas] Jefferson said, that in order to have a free country, in order to be a free people, we needed a free press. That was the jobso there was an implicit bargain in the First Amendment, the press being the only institution, at that time, which was in our process of which there was no checks and balances....
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Other than Ann Romney, no one is coming out to vote for Romney. They are coming out to vote against the other guy.Romneys strength in this race is the other guys failure. He needs to capitalize on it. To date, he has not been able to circumvent MSM armor in getting that message out.IMHO he needs to go direct.The only message Romney should have 24/7 in the debates and campaign ads is the other guy is a failure. Eye on the ball, please.
Come on, Pat. There is still a little time for you to come over from the dark side.
I think most fair minded observers would conclude that we are far, far past the "threatening" stage, if there ever was one.
The media is now fully immersed in aiding and abetting the overthrow of both the constitutional republic and capitalism.
And they are actively working to implement a dictatorial, ultra-left, socialist government and economic system on the country.
The mask is off - they no longer even bother to pretend they are unbiased reporters of factual news.
They have become Obama cheerleaders and a fully owned subsidiary of the democrat party and proud of it.
People need to wake up to the people behind what is televised and reported in the media.
Our government and media have been infiltrated at its highest levels.
All to say; the choice between Capitalism; our Constitution; lose; if Mitt does not show superior debating strength against; not only Obama; but entire biased Lefty MSM who is orchestrating debates.
What losers we have; guiding/orchestrating Mitt and his Campaign.
For or against Mitt; and whatever motivations for voting for him; the only bottom line is 'saving our Country' - and with last chance of doing so - we must insure that he wins this Election.
There will be no Repub 'corrections' in 2016. . .this is IT, folks.
... and the MSM still sneer at the suggestion they are bias.
I don’t know if MSNBC would count as mainstream media, but their handling of the Romney-Ryan chant doctored tape reached a new low.
They are domestic terrorists and should be subject to investigation of subversive activities.
If you go here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2938110/posts (see esp. my comment #37 for today’s updated numbers) you’ll see that the polls are 180 degrees out of whack with what is (so far-—big qualifier) reality.
The amazing thing about the chart is you cannot find ONE place where the Dems are performing close to 2008, and almost all counties where the GOP is hugely outperforming Dems (going from 2:1 deficit to actual leads).
this gut Patrick must have been born yesterday saying it started in 1980, I guess he wasnt around when the media dubbed Goldwater a rabid war monger who was going to lead us into nuclear winter,but Kennedy would be King of Camelot, or when Nixon got assasinated by Watergate which was no where near as bad as fast & Furious, or when Cronkite took us for a dive in Vietnam or the Gulf of Tonkin, just to name a few
I don’t know who his debate coach is- but he did fine with the one he used when he smacked down Newt...so I’m hoping it’s the same guy.
All I would ask is that Romney run his general election campaign like he ran the primaries. I was not a Romney supporter but his campaign instinctively knew when to go for the jugular to get the other guy’s numbers down. Gingrich can testify to that.Apparently, he has been neutered in the general election to date. Still waiting for the knives to come out and the bloodletting to begin. Hopefully the debates will be a kickoff.
2IDVet, thanks for posting this excellent article. One must read the entire article.
I thought the following toward the end was most descriptive:
“We have a political campaign where, to put the best metaphor I can on it, where the referees on the field are sacking the quarterback of one team, tripping up their runners, throwing their bodies in front of blockers, and nobody says anything.”
hey,speaking of bias...i heard that algores channel...”CURRENT TV” has Al, that Granholm who had the meltdown at DNC convention , and Client Number nine...Elliot Spitzer as their team to discuss the debated...pffff
And they are actively working to implement a dictatorial, ultra-left, socialist government and economic system on the country..
I would not disagree with anything you have stated. It can be argued that they are committing treason against our U.S. Constitution.
If I was writing a story on how this would play out with our Founders fighting back, it would include many many trials for high treason. Those found guilty would receive the maximum penalty imposed in short order.
We are truly witnessing our Republic being destroyed from within. For the life of me, I can't see any way back to Liberty except through a total collapse. Then we have to hope actions unfold to restore a Constitutional Republic.
In the next few years we will be witness to history the likes not see in our Republic for over 150 years, if not 236 years.
Caddell's speech is a must listen. It is very powerful.
He’s always told the truth!
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