Nothing Fair About Media’s Foul Play

The mainstream media, or more accurately Barack Obama’s Propaganda Corps, has abandoned all pretense to journalistic integrity in order to ensure the re-election of their skinny Marxist hero. Murders? Intelligence failures? Riots? Wars? Hah! The only news fit to print these days is whatever can be spun to cast discredit on Gentleman Mitt Romney, such as Romney’s entirely accurate statement regarding the 47% of cast-iron dependents … uh, voters … thought to reside in Obama’s left pocket, a private remark serendipitously provided to the radical rag Mother Jones by none other than Jimmy Carter IV, grandson of the former worst president in the history of the Republic. If we didn’t know better, we might suspect that a vast, left-wing conspiracy is unfolding before our bleary eyes:

I don’t know how long Jimmy Carter’s grandkid has had that tape, but I will bet you they’ve been sitting on that tape.  I’ll bet this tape was not intended to be released right now.  I will bet you that this Romney tape might have been intended as an October Surprise, not September … the fact that they have released it now… see, I think it’s Obama who’s in trouble.  Obama is the guy with the record.  Obama is the guy whose policies are having a detrimental effect on practically everything he touches.

It’s Barack Obama who cannot extricate himself from the realities of where this country is and where it is headed.  Romney hasn’t had a thing to do with anything that’s happened, and what is happening has been devastating to this country.  And try as hard as they can, try as hard as they might, the left wing, the media, the Democrats cannot find Romney fingerprints on any of this.  Every fingerprint is Barack Obama’s, Joe Biden’s, Nancy Pelosi’s, Harry Reid’s, Barney Frank’s, you name it, Eric Holder.  Everything that is happening — and none of it good — is traced nowhere to Mitt Romney. (Rush Limbaugh)

In the mainstream media’s Axis of Error, never is heard a discouraging word regarding Nero Obama, who blithely fiddles while Western civilization burns, prattling on about “fair shares” and such, as if it was in any way fair for half of the country to be exempted from contributing theirs while the other half gets taken to the cleaners — “fair share”, of course, being progressive drivel for redistribution of income, that legalized form of socialist theft in which Barack Obama fervently believes. But, as aptly noted at The Other McCain, history has proven Obama to be “the left breast of the Venus de Milo: a stone cold boob.”

The trouble for the left and media (but I repeat myself) is that most Americans agree with Mitt Romney. Most Americans consider themselves part of the 53% and it is not a winning proposition for Barack Obama to convince Americans they are less than they think they are when most Americans already recognize he has made them less than they were. (Treat the Press as Enemy Collaborators)

 In 1941, Frank Luther Mott listed five characteristics to describe what was called the “yellow press”, a “type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news” (Wikipedia):

  1. scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news
  2. lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings
  3. use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts
  4. emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips
  5. dramatic sympathy with the “underdog” against the system.

Not much has changed in 71 years, except for the color.  Now it’s pink.

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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20 Responses to Nothing Fair About Media’s Foul Play

  1. Freedom, by the way says:

    Excellent post! Obviously the mainstream media knows that their guy Obama can’t win on his own so they have cast aside their ethics (do they even teach ethics as part of mass comm/journalism anymore? They used to) to help re-elect him.
    What they do not realize is that they too, will rue the day that they helped America run to socialsim when Freedom of Press is trampled upon.

    • Bob Mack says:

      FREE, I doubt whether they teach ethics as part of anything anymore, certainly not in journalism or political science. And if you consider the global warming hoaxes, not in the hard sciences either.

  2. donchute says:

    Pinko Journalism is at home and well in our United States of America!…”One of the primary roles of the journalist is to give fair, accurate and unbiased opinions of the events as they unfold”…from
    || Or as Sean Hannity has stated numerous times…”Journalism is dead”…He’s only 1/2 right…Yellow turned Pinko…Journalism is alive…the other half will die as more and more peeps get their information from the internet/blogosphere and hopefully vette that information themselves to insure its accuracy…or as is happening now…fact checking the fact checkers…

    God help US.
    PLU from SSF

    • Bob Mack says:

      Read the other day where ad revenues in the print media have regressed to 1950 levels when adjusted for inflation. Newspapers are just one more thing that liberals have ruined.

  3. There was a time not so long ago when journalist did not have degrees from schools of journalism. They were people who had a talent for writing and they did not trust any politicain or government. They were skeptics in search of truth. Today all jouralist are graduates of our Marxist schools of journalism. The truth is no longer important to them.

  4. Frankly, I miss the Weekly World News. No less realistic, but far more entertaining.

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  6. TexasFred says:

    If you were to listen to nothing but the MSM you would think Obama had already won…

  7. 1IDVET says:

    Reblogged this on Truth, Lies and In Between and commented:
    The liberal media lap dogs are trying to lift Obama’s sorry ass back into the White House.

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  9. bunkerville says:

    I had a relative who majored in journalism. When he told me the Instructor informed the students that the purpose of the major was to “learn to interpret the news”, I knew we were lost.

    • Bob Mack says:

      I was a journalism major back in the Age of the Dinosaurs. Back in those days, that so-called ‘instructor’ would’ve been recycled to write polemics for the Movement. “Who, what, when, where” were the guidelines for the news. “Why” was for the editorial page.

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  11. Amen to your story. I couldn’t agree more.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Thanks, PAUL. Newsbusters has a list of the worst examples of media bias over the last 25 years. An example from 2009:

      Journalists are thrilled by Barack Obama’s arrival in the Oval Office, with ABC’s Terry Moran suggesting he’s the “first President since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office,” and Newsweek’s Evan Thomas seeing Obama’s approach to foreign policy as being “above the world. He’s sort of God.”

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