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!
No such thing as a "Mainstream media". The DLEMM- Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - is an enemy of the Republic and wears kneepads for Soetoro.
Can there be any doubt now about the real orientation of the media in this country? Caddell is pointing out that which has been obvious to most of us for many years.
I have Brighthouse cable and they have been blacking out Fox News and right now is a black screen and Chris Wallace is having an interview with Paul Ryan. I was able to use their feature to start over the program and after hitting the select button over and over did I get the program to start. I have called them several times to let them know their bias is obvious and fooling no one. Dish network is looking better each day.
The amazingly twisted thing is that if you talk to many lefties they will tell you that the press is extremely right wing.
WE NEED A UNABASHEDLY CONSERVATIVE NEWS NETWORK, OR TWO, OR THREE. WHAT IS TAKING US SO LONG????????????
The MSM is merely an armored or maybe artillery division in the Army of the real enemy of America.
That enemy is the Democrat party and all who claim to be Democrats. Destruction is their goal and they are achieving it.
To narrow it down to the MSM is to let the real bad people off the hook.
I agree for the most part, but the MSM are the enablers. Without their cover the Democrat party would have to sink or swim on it's own principles, and we know they can't survive by doing that. They can never run on their record and must resort to lies and thug tactics to divide. Without the cover of the MSM they would shrivel and die on the vine.
“The amazingly twisted thing is that if you talk to many lefties they will tell you that the press is extremely right wing.”
That doesn’t amaze me at all when I think of all the other idiotic things they say. What I find really amazing is that there are so many who can profess to believe all their crap and yet manage to function and earn a living, a very good living in some cases. It leads me to believe they only pretend to be so stupid because they reap rewards for doing so. Anyone who is really that stupid should be sitting in a corner blowing spit bubbles in a home for the mentally disabled.
Thanks for the Marxist Media ping. They have been this way for a long time, but not as blatant as now.
Agreed. Pat Caddell is a patriot, and appears to love his country more than his party.
The country cannot last unless the Mainstream Media is defeated.
For the record; my candidate was Newt. And no question; Romney had no problem bringing a few knives out. With their own Party; it is an entirely different MO. They are emboldened; and they attack. With the 'real' enemy; the real threat; our Establishment prefers to 'make nice'. (Think as well; this Repub Establishment; shares the same mistaking view of voters, who live more than a hundred miles outside the D.C. Beltway.)
McCain told us - warmly - that America had nothing to fear from an Obama Presidency (as if we were too dumb to understand Obama politics; nor understand Rev. Wright's Marxist Christianity; much less, translate what Obama's 'Change' was about). No; even for these - our - Repubs; 'their' Constituency, needed assurance; because we were seeing only a Black man; different than 'we'.
We were reminded as well and often; as if we needed it; that Obama 'really IS a nice guy'. . .he just does not know what he is doing. (Right. . .) That; from McCain and Romney as well; and the Karl Rove ilk Et Al. (Unable as they were and still are; seemingly unable/unwilling to beat the 'racist card' always in play by the Left.)
What freaking pap to be treated to from our Party; when ideologically; we 'out here'; know that 'our' world view is totally incompatible with an ideology rooted in what is an absolute totalitarian evil.
But yes; the knives out for Newt; just as this Repub establishment manages to put a knife in Mitt's side almost every day. That is an easy call. . .for these Repub hostages to Obama; and the political correctness he demands; and so receives.
Am so hoping, in this debate and from now to Election; that Mitt rises above; sees the traitorous dragon for 'what/who'; and the threat he portends to America - just as we do; and acts accordingly.
All to say; hope that Mitt will not shy from the truth; but rather drop 'truth b*mbs' on Obama's lies - as he utters them throughout debate; and that he does it fearlessly and effortlessly.
But not holding my breath. . .
Well I didn’t have a preferred candidate in the primaries- I couldn’t get excited about any of them so for me it’s not really about Mitt as a conservative, a moderate, a lib or any other label.
I think he loves America and at this point in our history that really counts for something. Normally, that would be a given- but not now. I like Ryan a lot and do not think for a minute he would agree to be Romney’s running mate if he thought he was as awful as he’s portrayed.
I fully expect if he’s elected that I’ll be hollering about this or that proposal or idea that he comes up with. I’m comepletely ok with that- hell I spent years hollering at GWB too..but at least we will be rid of the fascist.
All the criticisms of 'this; that or thus' re Mitt; pale, to that of what we could 'forever' face and suffer; with the 'Ascendancy' - literally - of Obama.
It is a now or never vote 'for' America; or against. Nothing more; at this point; and nothing less.
Mr. Caddell is still a Progressive and should not be thought of as having an independent thought process; something’s up and he’s playing the game as outlined by whomever is running the game.
It’s possible that Pat Caddell is up to something. But he
has been blasting them pretty good lately.
It’s possible that Pat Caddell is up to something. But he
has been blasting them pretty good lately.
Because Putin had a problem with the press, and after a couple of his most vocal critics started pushing up daisies, the propagandists trying to undermine his government got the message very quickly and started thinking twice before filing their reports.
Sans that , there are few viable options for dealing with marxist propagandists out to destroy the American way of life.
What the communist faction and the blue blood country club banking faction of the Washingtonians have done is make it clear that the Washingtonians are about themselves first and foremost.
Every 4 years they put on a dog and pony show and fight it out over who gets to control and redistribute the cash extorted by the IRS from us suckers outside the beltway to their allies
Washington will NEVER solve ANY problem no matter which faction is in control.
Washington IS the problem.
They set the whites and blacks against each other, and the communist faction controls the racial make up of the nation to benefit itself.
The blue blood country club banking faction is too incompetent to stop them, even when they control all three branches of government, because they are afraid to be called racist by the marxist propagandists in the media and God forbid lose their seat in DC.
We are witnessing the death of the Republic due to the imposition of Universal Suffrage via Constitutional amendment, all that is left now is collapse, pick up the pieces, and start from scratch.
Lots of those folks in media now -- totally polluting the public well. Peggy Noonan and Pat Buchanan were GOP speechwriters, Stephanopoulos and Mark Halperin were Clinton staff. Media Matters's founder, John Podesta, was a Clinton chief of staff.
They're like bedbugs; they're everywhere, and they're crowding out professional journalists in political punditry.
We need a phalanx of Ambrose Bierces and H.L. Menckens and Mark Twains and Walter Lippmanns writing about politics and recent history, and instead we get Doris Kearns Goodwin, whose lifetime career breakout move was marrying Camelot staffer Dick Goodwin.
Well, this is also shown in Caddell's talk, who uses as his handiest and most-recent example David Plouffe:
David Plouffe, who is the White House’s Senior Adviser—and was Obama’s campaign manager last time, he and [David] Axelrod sort of switched out, Axelrod going back to Chicago for the campaign—and just after it was announced that he was coming, an Iranian front group in Nigeria gave him $100,000 to give two speeches in Nigeria.
Now, let me tell you: There’s nobody that hands—no stranger gives you $100,000 and doesn’t expect something in return, unless you live in a world that I don’t. And no one has raised this in the mainstream media.
What Caddell does not go on to say is that, in the Third World model we are contemplating here, the money wasn't really for Plouffe at all, but for his boss, Obama. That's how it would be if the White House were run by kleptocratic Nigerians. So the next Republican President needs to get his Secretary of the Treasury to assign a bunch of people to audit Plouffe's and Obama's (and Valerie Jarrett's, and Moochelle's, and Axelgrease's, and the whole damned bunch of them) accounts for evidence that Iranian bribe money was going to Pres__ent Obama while he was restraining the Izzies from knocking the stemwinding hell out of Iran's high-dollar atom-bomb factories.
If Congress can show that is the case, what you then have is called "high crimes and misdemeanors" and is a totally impeachable offense.