The ‘Main Stream Media’, as it has come to be known, has ceased to exist. It wasn’t even given a decent burial. The advent of the new conservative media has thrown down the gauntlet. Despite near-hysterical attempts to sell America the Administration’s statist line, Americans have not been fooled.
The new media has forced a transparency on their MSM counterparts that they’ve never had to face before. They were like a moth circling closer and closer to the flame. In the MSM’s drive to be closer and closer to the seats of power in this country they sold out their independence, their integrity and, as we’ve observed, some have sold out far more than that.
It’s sad, really. American journalism had a great tradition and a worldwide reputation as seekers of truth, no matter where that truth took them. I’ve been calling the Main Stream Media the Lame Stream Media now for a couple of years, but in fact I’ve watched the decline of truth and objectivity in journalism since Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite sold us out on the war in Vietnam, with politically motivated lies and distortions that were unfortunately taken for gospel truth by the folks at home, and most especially by craven politicians on both sides of the aisle.
The very instant any journalist or writer sells out for political advantage or favor, he or she ceases to have any claim on objectivity. The very moment that they lie to protect that privilege, they become the creature of that political entity with vested interest in the furtherance of their benefactor’s aims and desires. It’s actually far worse than that.
The LSM has degenerated to the point where no one, other than the usual 20% of the population that identify themselves as liberals or progressives, even wants to hear or read them any longer. They’re getting really desperate when they have to put someone like Al Sharpton up there, who is barely coherent at the best of times. It does accurately portray the mindset of these people that they would put the country’s #2 race-baiter in to a prime time slot.
The LSM, not content with carrying the water for the statists of the Obama administration and their minions, are manufacturing the news. Not that the LSM could manufacture a hurricane, but the progressive ginning up of the story had them directing the narrative and projecting the outcomes as well. We cannot fault city, county and state governments for acting with an excess of caution. We can, and will, fault the LSM for distorting the narrative and, as usual, outright invention.
It’s no wonder the new media has exploded. It’s no wonder the Patriot Movement is continuing to grow at record rates. For our part, we will continue to expose these lying statist cretins at every opportunity.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2011