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1 posted on 10/03/2012 12:45:51 PM PDT by ajernig
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The president of the United States is this country’s worst enemy, mindlessly supported by Big Media.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 12:49:17 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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It would have been nice if the excerpt let us know which “bigger than Watergate” Obama scandal we’re talking about.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 12:49:26 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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Tell that young black woman that the social ministry where I do volunteer work is run strictly by honkies and that 65% of the people we assist are black, mostly single mothers.

I don’t see many blacks helping blacks.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 12:52:24 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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This is a huge scandal which should dwarf that which engulfed President Richard Nixon but I predict that the sycophants in the Justice Department, Senate and the media will continue to hide the truth from the public.

Not sycophants. Co-conspirators.

6 posted on 10/03/2012 12:52:35 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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On a side note, Fox’ Shepherd Smith is spewing MSM BS like never before. He just smeared Mitt Romney worse than Chris Tingle. F*ck you, Shep. That suicide on T.V. should have gotten you fired!


7 posted on 10/03/2012 12:53:16 PM PDT by Viennacon
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the media is successfully covering up a scandal worse than Watergate.
“The media” is such an amorphous term. Specifically, it is journalism - national journalism, really Associated Press journalism - which is promoting its own interest at the expense of the public interest.

What is the interest of the Associated Press and its membership newspapers? That lies in attracting the interest and admiration of the public. Journalists don’t provide food, clothing, shelter, or security - yet they are determined to command more respect than those who do. So they systematically engage in cheap criticism and second guessing of the people who provide for our necessities. This slant of journalism produces a powerful propaganda wind down which opportunists sail. The result is that an entire political party has dedicated itself to getting along and going along with journalism’s self-interested propaganda. Journalism rewards them with positive labels such as “liberal,” “moderate,” or “centrist” - and punishes their opponents with negative labels such as “right wing” and “conservative.”

That tendency inheres in journalism as such - but the critical change which united journalists, and has prevented ideological competition among journalists since the memory of living man runneth not to the contrary, is the wire service. Adam Smith warned in 1776 that
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Wealth of nations, Book I, Ch 10
Since the middle of the Nineteenth Century, the Associated Press newswire has constituted a continuous virtual meeting of the significant people of the trade of journalism. The AP calls journalists “objective,” and does so with such a powerful propaganda campaign that people never stop to think how ridiculous a conceit that actually is. The only way to even attempt objectivity is to be candid about any and all reasons why you might not be objective - but doing so is precisely the opposite of claiming actually to be objective. Hence, all window dressing about giving “both sides of the story” notwithstanding, journalists aren’t even trying to be objective. In that state, they are in no position to even truly understand that there is another side to the story than the one which journalists find congenial. Much less, to understand that that other side of the story actually is usually right.

15 posted on 10/03/2012 3:12:20 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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