Yeah...there’s not even a pretense of objectivity. They used to (15 years ago) at least run stories that showed Democrats in a bad light...even if the party affiliation was never mentioned. Not anymore.
It’s “get the GOP” all the time now. And it’s not just the “news” programs. The morning shows are operated by Dems and ex-Clinton and Obama appointees. The Talk Shows on Sunday are all stacked against the Republicans. Basic questions of Democratic guests (like...what’s the deal with the 16 trillion dollar debt)are NEVER asked.
The entire “news” operation is set up to get low information voters to support Odumbo.
Undeniably true. But while I once thought that it was a raw deal, I don’t any longer. Let me explain and I welcome anyone who can prove this wrong to do so....
The GOP has a full compliment of media experts but it does not take an expert to see what the MSM/Libs are doing. Yet in spite of that, the GOP pols continue to knowingly go on these shows, talk to these media outlets. And they know what the end result will be.
Palin proved beyond argument that one person with name recognition can use the net/Facebook/Twitter/YouTube to totally and completely bypass the MSM. Reagan knew that taking his unfiltered message directly to the people was the way to make things happen.
The ‘experts’ in the GOP know this as well. They would have to be totally incompetent to ‘not’ know it because as experts, it is their job to know it. The politicians themselves are not blind to the fact that Palin runs circles around the MSM spin with a Facebook page either. They see that every post she makes gets a full court press from the MSM to craft a narrative that what she said id anything but true.
Now I am only using Palin as an example here because she is the only one doing it, not because I am a fan/supporter...nor do I want to turn this into a flamewar over her. It’s what she does that the GOP completely avoids that is the problem.
If the GOP used the tools in the box, they too could bypass the MSM just as easily. They are big names and they actually hold official office. They have access to the same kind of people that work on her web and media endeavors.
But knowing and having all that knowledge and far more access to $$$$ to make it happen via fundraising and GOP coffers, They don’t. And it’s not just ‘don’t’, they flat refuse to.
Now if anyone can logically explain why that is without coming to the conclusion, supported by the facts on the ground, that the GOP intends to sabotage itself and it’s remaining supporters/move the political pendulum further left in the process, I really want to hear it.
“Yeah...theres not even a pretense of objectivity. They used to (15 years ago) at least run stories that showed Democrats in a bad light...even if the party affiliation was never mentioned..”
They were the same 15 years ago, defending Clinton and attacking Ken Starr. They were the same fifteen years before that, attacking Reagan and calling for a nuclear freeze. They are the same hacks who destroyed Nixon and Joe McCarthy. This isn’t new.