Tuesday, September 15, 2009

'Once Upon A Time In America': The Demise of the Mainstream Media

Mike Gonzalez of the Heritage Foundation does an excellent summary of the sad state of affairs of the inherent leftist bias of the so-called 'mainstream media' and that Americans must now rely on alternative media sources for the facts and truth. Some quotes by Mr. Gonzalez are,
"the media, you see, used to have something called a “watchdog” role in this country, by which it was understood that they worked for society and protected it against those in power, preventing abuse. '... old traditional media such as the New York Times, network television, National Public Radio and PBS, are not doing much, if anything, to keep those in power in check. For that today, one has to rely on blogs and popular outlets such as FOX News. In fact, FOX News gets labeled as conservative for merely fulfilling this obligation."

Mr. Gonzalez goes on to state
"... no wonder that, according to Pew Research this week, two thirds of Americans do not trust the media, the lowest ranking ever. '... no wonder that Glenn Beck, the FOX commentator who went after the Jones story, gets 2.6 million viewers every day, while his closest competitor at the same time slot gets 600,000 on a good day."

The unadulterated and unabashed leftist media bias was very evident today from Charlie Gibson, anchor for ABCs World News Tonight, when asked this morning on a Chicago radio station the following:

"A Senate bill yesterday passes, cutting off funds to this group called ACORN. Now, we got that bill passed and we have the embarrassing video of ACORN staffers giving tax advice on how to set up a brothel with 13-year-old hookers. It has everything you could want – corruption and sleazy action at tax-funded organizations and it’s got government ties. But nobody’s covering that story. Why?"

Charles Gibson's insightful response?
Gibson: "HAHAHAHAHA. HEHEHE. I didn’t even know about it. Um. So, you’ve got me at a loss. I don’t know. Uh. Uh. But my goodness, if it’s got everything including sleaziness in it, we should talk about it this morning." 

Is Gibson's claim that he did not know about it a feint attempt to insult the American public or did he simply just not have a good enough dodge to explain his bias?

The media blatantly ignored and will continue to ignore the true nature of President Obama's affiliations with Saul Alinsky, ACORN, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Vesco, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, marxist and communist leaning Obama Czars and other suspect associations which will for certain be uncovered over the next 3 1/2 years. These are dangerous people and groups with their sole purpose to undermine America's fabric and success. The so-called 'mainstream' media chose to ignore Obama's direct associations with them and , therefore, choose to ignore the tenor of our President's character.

Americans legally voted Barack Hussein Obama into the office of the President of the U.S. of America and those who voted for him did largely, I believe, with full faith that he would be a catalyst for change for a better (not different) America (not all Town Hallers and 'March on Washingtonians" are Glenn Beck conservatives who didn't vote for President Obama).

Americans must take full responsibility for their actions in the last presidential election and cannot blame the mainstream media for relinquishing their responsibility to report for America. We are now struggling with the challenges of that vote from many perspectives. It is America's mistake, but America is tremendously resilient and learns it's lessons fast. However, as sad as it is, Americans no longer can rely on the now defunct mainstream media to protect us with the facts.

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