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Journalism's darkest hour
The San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | September 29, 2012 | Dwight L. Schwab

Posted on 10/01/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT by Navy Patriot

In case anyone just arrived from Mars, the mainstream media wants Mitt Romney to fail in his quest for the White House.

Surprised?

They will do whatever possible as “legitimate journalists” to collaborate with the Obama re-election campaign — shamefully so.

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The mainstream media is in the tank for Obama. Every student journalism can recognize that. It’s too late for most already involved “professionally.” Most of them have already violated most of the ethical rules and sold their souls to Obama long ago.

As a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, I am personally ashamed.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; enemedia; journalist; mediabias; tank
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Sometimes, but rarely, the MSM bias and agenda is actually exposed in print by a rare, truthful, journalist.
1 posted on 10/01/2012 6:36:06 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

The media patrol will be stopping by Mr. Schwab’s home or office shortly in order to help him to get his mind right.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 6:40:58 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Navy Patriot

Wow that is the paper from where I live. I am surprised they printed it-San Mateo is sooooooooooo liberal.

Fantastic


3 posted on 10/01/2012 6:43:14 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Navy Patriot
MSM MEDIA BIAS IS NOW ONE OF THE LEADING STORIES IN THIS ELECTION...

The MSM's have overplayed their hand....

Now this reporter gets it right...
A voice crying in the (biased) wilderness...

4 posted on 10/01/2012 6:43:47 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Navy Patriot

5 posted on 10/01/2012 6:45:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Navy Patriot

6 posted on 10/01/2012 6:46:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Navy Patriot

Limbaugh pegged it.

Up to 5 years ago, they were just biased.
In the Era of Baraq they became part of the (journ0list) campaign.


7 posted on 10/01/2012 6:48:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Navy Patriot
San Mateo???
Good for this renegade running loose south of San Francisco...
8 posted on 10/01/2012 6:48:14 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: =Intervention=; adam_az; an amused spectator; bert; bitt; BlessedBeGod; BlessedByLiberty; ...
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9 posted on 10/01/2012 6:48:28 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Navy Patriot
Lady Liberty...MEET THINE ENEMY


10 posted on 10/01/2012 6:48:55 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Diogenesis

11 posted on 10/01/2012 6:50:25 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
The MSM's have overplayed their hand....

Methinks you are right, but will the public school/university indoctrinated ignorant, useful idiots figure it out in time?

12 posted on 10/01/2012 6:50:41 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: timestax
If Hussein gets his four more years, there will be a lot of ex media people trying to sell insurance, or working the telemarketing phones. Or clerking at the Everything's A Dollar Store.

HAHA

13 posted on 10/01/2012 6:54:20 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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14 posted on 10/01/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Navy Patriot
You are quite right about the public school/univ... useful idiots.... etc....

That said, my sense is that....
A lot of patriotic Americans across several demographics are just coming out of the fog, haze & stupor...
...beginning to pay attention and THINK about the future of our country.!!

My humble only...

15 posted on 10/01/2012 7:02:06 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
My humble only...

Yep, I have no idea how it will go.

16 posted on 10/01/2012 7:05:29 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: timestax
Right this very moment, Oct 1, 2012, the media is sitting on the Libya Ambassador scandal. Not trying to get to the who,what,why,when,where of the CIA agents and why was the Ambassador 1000 miles from his Embassy with NO security!What, they afraid it will lead to W.H., to Hillary, and Rice. Thay sit on everything detrimental to Hussein Obama.
17 posted on 10/01/2012 7:05:48 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Navy Patriot

Well, it’s not like this is the first time the media has violated their so-called code of journalistic honor. They’ve been in the tank for Dems since I was a kid fifty years ago and more. Once again, it’s not the lies the media tells, it’s the truth they hide.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 7:07:03 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Navy Patriot
As a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, I am personally ashamed.

This of course would mean that you are not really a "journalist" in the modern sense, as they clearly have absolutely no shame whatsoever.

19 posted on 10/01/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Navy Patriot

I simply do not patronize them. I laugh at them, and mock them openly when I encounter them in public.

What I am at a loss to explain, is how the drive-by media benefits from the advance of the socialist cause.

Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable? This was originally humor, not a mission statement.

Yet this is exactly what the media views as their jobs. They simply show their bias by what is news. The standard tactic of if a Republican is accused of malfeasance, party ID is in the first few words, yet when it is a democRAT accused of the same malfeasance the party ID is in the last paragraph if mentioned at all.

So what’s in it for the drive-by’s. The ones in DC might get a cushy gov’t gig, but the ones in East Podunk? What do they get out of it ? Or is it a conditioned Pavlovian response to the stimulus of the downtrodden versus the well off.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 7:12:48 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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21 posted on 10/01/2012 7:13:04 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: timestax

22 posted on 10/01/2012 7:23:45 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: driftless2
They’ve been in the tank for Dems since I was a kid fifty years ago and more.

That's a fact, the New York Slimes had more than one reporter inside Rat lauded Soviet Russia and squelched reports of work camp, gulag, and collective farm genocides completely under Stalin.

Then the Communist infiltrated Rats crucified Joe McCarthy with MSM help. Unfortunately, McCarthy was not a competent advocate of anti communism, and made many mistakes in his endeavor.

23 posted on 10/01/2012 7:24:00 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Bttt.


24 posted on 10/01/2012 7:25:34 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: timestax

25 posted on 10/01/2012 7:32:30 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Navy Patriot

full knee pads in front of an empty chair....


26 posted on 10/01/2012 7:38:23 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Navy Patriot

The MSM is more than biased, it is a corrupt propaganda machine. In a very real sense it has become a threat to our democracy.


27 posted on 10/01/2012 7:43:58 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Diogenesis

28 posted on 10/01/2012 7:45:37 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Ouderkirk
What I am at a loss to explain, is how the drive-by media benefits from the advance of the socialist cause.

This is fully explained by Lenin's classification of those that help advance socialism (which always progresses to it's end stage of full blown Communism).

Useful idiots.

In fact, this is EXACTLY accurate. The end benefit for Useful Idiot journalists is to be no longer useful, just as all other Useful Idiots.

Once the Communist inner circle have consolidated power and removed any means of removing them, all Useful Idiots are no longer useful.

The useless are liquidated so as to use less of the ever decreasing resources that are no longer produced under communism.

The most often expressed plea in Soviet Gulags was: "Comrade Stalin save me", and it was always ignored as it came from the useless.

29 posted on 10/01/2012 7:46:11 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: funfan; Navy Patriot

He’s right about Hillary. She’s going to get a pass all the way out the door to retirement. But the truth is what it is.

She bears the responsibility for under performance and SEALS are dead along with a US ambassador and a sacked embassy, all left utterly sitting ducks. Deriliction of duty by the “smartest woman in the room” touting “smart power”, in a department whose first duty is protecting and defending foreign staff and embassies.


30 posted on 10/01/2012 7:46:41 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: Navy Patriot

Do they teach Propaganda 101 in journalism school today, in preparation for a career in the Mainstream Media?


31 posted on 10/01/2012 7:48:20 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Starboard
The MSM is more than biased, it is a corrupt propaganda machine. In a very real sense it has become a threat to our democracy.

Amen. You cannot have a free people and a controlled media.

32 posted on 10/01/2012 7:53:40 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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33 posted on 10/01/2012 7:59:26 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Ouderkirk
I simply do not patronize them. I laugh at them...

Yep. I came to that conclusion myself - they only have the power you grant them. Unfortunately a lot of people are far more trusting than they should be, and tend to grant them a power they possess merely by being celebrities.

What do they get out of it?

That's a far sadder thing. What they get out of it is membership in good standing of the ruling class. They get access. They get awards. They get the awe and adulation of the ignorant. In the Soviet Union they were the nomenklatura, the people who dictated what people thought by shaping what they said. It is the tripartate corruption of vanity, power and wealth. That's what they get, and it's worth it.

What happens when it all falls apart, though? Occasionally the senior members of the ruling class who don't run fast enough - Mussolini, Ceausescu, Louis XVI - occasionally they end up strung up in public, but generally not. What happens when it all comes down is that the visible, notorious, middle members of that class take up the brunt of public anger and their place on the guillotine. And what typifies them in history is that they never see it coming. Haste the day.

34 posted on 10/01/2012 8:04:20 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Yep.


35 posted on 10/01/2012 8:15:52 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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36 posted on 10/01/2012 8:31:56 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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4g8s9
37 posted on 10/01/2012 9:03:00 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: timestax

38 posted on 10/01/2012 9:33:32 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: BobP

Good one !


39 posted on 10/01/2012 9:35:27 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Navy Patriot

True. In “The New Left”, a book of Ayn Rand essays, she has one that compares how the media glowingly reported on the Woodstock Festival compared to how they reported on the Moon Landing, talking of how “small” we now were, more than focusing on the greatness of the feat.


40 posted on 10/01/2012 10:25:07 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Ouderkirk
"So what’s in it for the drive-by’s. The ones in DC might get a cushy gov’t gig, but the ones in East Podunk? What do they get out of it ?"

These journalists are just democrats/socialists. They go into journalism to advance socialism not to be reporters or have a career or make money ( those are way down on the list). They know that as reporters they can hide stories that will hurt the advancement of socialism (democrats). They know that as reporters they are in a position to fool and brainwash many. They feel they can make a difference as reporters where as an accountant they can only preach to their office coworkers, here they can preach to thousands or millions per year.

It's sickening to see these reporters worship Castro , Chavez , Obama and other socialist dictators. How stupid can you be thinking that socialism works? well they do.

41 posted on 10/02/2012 3:19:08 AM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: driftless2

“it’s not the lies the media tells, it’s the truth they hide.”

Excellent tagline material but I still like mine better :-)


42 posted on 10/02/2012 3:48:50 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Ouderkirk

What I am at a loss to explain, is how the drive-by media benefits from the advance of the socialist cause.

Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable? This was originally humor, not a mission statement.

Yet this is exactly what the media views as their jobs. They simply show their bias by what is news. The standard tactic of if a Republican is accused of malfeasance, party ID is in the first few words, yet when it is a democRAT accused of the same malfeasance the party ID is in the last paragraph if mentioned at all.

So what’s in it for the drive-by’s. The ones in DC might get a cushy gov’t gig, but the ones in East Podunk? What do they get out of it ? Or is it a conditioned Pavlovian response to the stimulus of the downtrodden versus the well off.


I knew a Police Sergeant years ago who had an explanation. He said when your job brings you mostly into contact with criminals and scum you tend to develop the mindset that everyone is the same way.

Reporters also do the same, Criminals, the poor, those in trouble, financial, legal, family etc. After awhile they think that the public at large is all the same because who they come in contact with as they do their jobs. Only as reporters they carry a big stick known as newspaper circulation, TV and Radio news reporting. And they think they can change public opinion if they just keep hammering at the public the same ideas over and over. And it works eventually. Why? Because the medium they use doesn’t permit much back talk and free-flow of ideas and opinion.

Today we have Facebook and other social media based iside the internet. That allows a more free-flow of ideas back and forth. And the MSM bigwig reporters are now starting to feel the heat as individuals now can have the same soap box as the MSM and in many ways it’s more effective than the TV and Radio formats.


43 posted on 10/02/2012 4:45:01 AM PDT by The Working Man
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44 posted on 10/02/2012 6:25:29 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: BobP

45 posted on 10/02/2012 9:34:14 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: timestax

bttt


46 posted on 10/02/2012 9:36:31 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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47 posted on 10/02/2012 10:31:23 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: driftless2
“it’s not the lies the media tells, it’s the truth they hide.”

so true, the media are just rabid democrats/marxists taking jobs as reporters so they can destroy, the U.S., capitalism, and freedom and advance socialism.

48 posted on 10/03/2012 2:28:25 AM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: timestax
CNN LIES BIG TIME


49 posted on 10/03/2012 6:46:10 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: timestax

BTTT


50 posted on 10/03/2012 6:52:39 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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