The Dogs That Don’t Bark đŸ© Open Thread đŸ©

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Many of the people who rely on our MaindStreamMedia for their news remain ignorant about important things that happen in this country. We have a media that decides what we should see and hear. If they think an event will have a negative effect on an issue they espouse – they ignore it if possible and minimalize it if it can’t be ignored.  That is not journalism. And they are certainly NOT journalists!

I find myself disgusted with media on a daily basis. There are too many examples of their malfeasance to even begin to show in one small post. Their crimes, and I consider them crimes, are of such a vast magnitude it seems hard to believe.

I grew up in an era where most people watched the nightly news, either at 6 or 10 for the information of the day. News, sports, weather brought into our living room by people we trusted. My parents always watched Huntley and Brinkley.

“Good night, Chet. Good night, David. And good night, for NBC News.” From the very first edition in 1956 until the last in 1970, that is how the Huntley-Brinkley Report signed off. Chet Huntley anchored the bulk of the news from New York and David Brinkley specialized in political news from Washington, DC.

The two were paired up on the evening news after they had garnered favorable attention when they anchored NBC’s coverage of the national political conventions together the year before. Their partnership helped NBC beat the competition at CBS: Douglas Edwards with the News. While Edwards was a good broadcaster, unlike Huntley and Brinkley he was not a journalist. From this point in time news anchors were expected to be journalists.

Imagine, back in those days NBC had respected journalists on the payroll. People respected the journalists and respected and trusted NBC. Now I wouldn’t trust NBC as far as I can throw their current anchor, Lester Holt. I don’t trust CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC or  FOX either. None are worthy of trust. Not the networks and not the anchors.

Do you remember the old Sherlock Holmes story about the dog that didn’t bark in the night?  Sherlock concluded that the dog didn’t bark because it was friendly with the intruder. That’s our media – friendly with the Dems, the left, the liberals and other nasty critters. One-sided isn’t journalism, it’s advocacy.

Like small yapping lapdogs they report endlessly on nonsense. When there is something they don’t like, or don’t want to report or doesn’t fit their narrative, the dogs are strangely silent. The dog doesn’t bark in the night. I can offer no greater example than the Gosnell Trial.

Beware a media that doesn’t bark. They want to hide something. Beware a yapping media, they want to use something to obfuscate and draw attention away from what they want to hide.

I am saddened by the good teachers who are tainted by the Teacher’s Union and the greedy teachers that don’t care if they give the children of this country a quality education. There are many, many good teachers who are at the mercy of a system that will not allow them to teach they way they would like to teach.

I don’t see that dedication or honesty in what passes for journalism in the United States in 2016. I believe that good reporters, that journalists,  are few and far between. A genuinely endangered species.

Nowhere was this proven more openly as in the despicable JournoList. This “list” of elite journalists started by a then 24 year old wunderkind named Ezra Klein had the intent of laying the analytical framework to shape news coverage. For this group of liberal elites “reporting” was so yesterday. Today they would decide what we learned and how we learned it. People who deal in words know how to use those words to misdirect.

JournoList supposedly disbanded because of the outrage when they were discovered. Not at all. They simply renamed themselves and created another vehicle for their crimes against journalism. They now call it Gamechanger Salon. If you doubt they are repulsive liberal scum be advised that Sally Kohn and Katrina vanden Heuvel are two prominent members. This is according to an article at RedState from several years ago. Not surprising because no one really expected this group to give up their attempt to circumvent the truth getting to the public.

Many people don’t understand or believe that the lies or distortions that are served up to them every day as news. Some honestly don’t know. Many really don’t want to know. Knowing about such things suggest something must be done. Something like maybe not watching the news program they like to watch. Easier to just stick with what they know. People just want to sit down at night and get their news, sports and weather without a hassle. If it’s biased? Well that’s the way it goes.

For many on the right it has recently become only too clear that their one refuge from the left on television, FOX News, cannot be trusted either. FOX Cable News brazenly  turned itself into the Trump News Channel. The Trump supporters thought this was quite all right. For anyone that supported any one of the other 16 candidates it was infuriating. FOX was a conservative channel – therefor FOX was supposed to be “fair”. Right? Because only liberals are biased.

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

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35 Responses to “The Dogs That Don’t Bark đŸ© Open Thread đŸ©”

  1. helenk3 Says:

    got this on facebook needed to share

  2. helenk3 Says:

    Hillary Clinton will teleconference into her fundraiser in California after cancelling trip for pneumonia – @DougNBC
    See original on twitter.com

    she has the rocking pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

  3. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Outstanding post, Marge. People are always surprised when I tell them abt the JournoListers and how they conspired to withhold information damaging to Obama in 2008. That they renamed themselves but have kept it going despite the outrage should NOT be a surprise.

    And it speaks volumes that people like Sally Kohn are a part of it. Honestly, I have NO idea how that woman has gotten so far. IMO, she cannot think her way out of a paper bag, yet she makes a living doling out her (uninformed) opinion. WOW.

    Sharyl Attkisson has an EXCELLENT piece out abt the media and its “miscalculations” in failing to fully report on Clinton’s health issues, or worse, to dismiss any concerns abt them as “conspiracies.” It is a timely report and goes with your post perfectly: https://sharylattkisson.com/the-news-medias-miscalculation-on-hillarys-health

    Speaking of Clinton’s health, while I would never vote for her now, I do not wish poor health on ANYONE, her included. The video making the rounds now of her collapse yesterday is just sad. I hate that the DNC colluded against her in 2008 to put in their hand-picked Obama, telling her to wait her “turn,” as if the far more qualified and experienced woman was not as good as the unknown, untested junior Senator who had been in office for just a few months.

    I have no doubt that we would not be in as bad a place as we are now, ESPECIALLY with race relations, had Clinton been given her votes in FL and not had them stolen in MI, among other DNC machinations. Whatever we may think of her now, and as I said she will not get my vote, it is a shame she capitulated to the DNC bullying given her health concerns now. Just sad…

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Attkisson is a rare bird in that she actually is a competent and honest journalist. I always enjoy her posts.

      I actually think we would be in a little better place if Hillary had won. She is corrupt but I don’t think she could have got away with all the things Obama did because of the media’s love for him.

      I think that the whole health thing can or cannot be important. But the speculation is getting insane.

      Poor Hillary is either going to have to come clean for once or it could very well sink her. Media cannot cover for her with her collapsing in plain sight.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Yes, Attkisson really is a rare bird in Journalism, a very sad state of affairs.

        Yeah, as bad as Hilary might have been, she was more conservative then than she has been forced to be now, more in support of Israel, worked across the aisle, and very likely would not have become an apologist for Islam, among other things.

        And I think you are right, Marge – she would not have been ALLOWED to get away with the crap Obama has.

        Cuz’n! Good to *see* you! And thanks. I agree, it was really sad. I felt for her and how hard whatever it is she has must be, especially with the scrutiny she is under. SOMETHING is going on with her, no doubt abt it. It was just a sad moment…

    • helenk3 Says:

      I stole the link

    • cindyindie Says:

      Cuz—You are SO correct about where we are now compared to where we might be if the Dirty Dems hadn’t cheated and bullied their way getting Barack into the White House in 08.
      And that video of Hillary “fainting” is sad….Personally, I think she had a seizure and is suffering from Parkinson’s or something just as bad.

  4. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/09/media_angry_over_being_kept_in_the_dark_about_clinton_illness.html

    aaww the media is mad because nobody told them

    maybe if they remembered how to investigate they would have known

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Once again an example of how the media gave Obama a pass and will not be so forgiving with Hillary.

      Obama treated them like mushrooms and they took it. Now they have someone they don’t really like and the temptation to attack may well be well near beyond their ability to resist.

  5. helenk3 Says:

  6. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/cokie-roberts-floats-that-dems-are-nervously-whispering-about-clinton-stepping-aside/

    and so it begins

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I don’t even know if they can just do that – can they? And they would have to fight the Clinton people tooth and nail and thereby guarantee a Trump victory. Unless of course she steps down voluntarily. Then Biden could probably step in and win. Dim as he is most people actually “like” Uncle Joe unlike Trump and Hillary.

  7. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.aei.org/publication/happy-136th-birthday-to-the-sage-of-baltimore-h-l-mencken/

    this was a journalist, not a steno

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      The fact that we are still quoting him after all this time is proof of that.

      Although I do think Nancy Pelosi may well be quoted for generations for her “We have to pass the bill to see what’s in it” remark. Even politicians are seldom that stupid.

  8. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/denver-broncos-linebacker-loses-endorsement-after-kneeling-during-national-anthem/

    think more sponsers will be doing this

  9. helenk3 Says:

    OUCH

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

  11. helenk3 Says:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/295385-dems-request-ethics-probe-of-johnson

    Marge
    this guy is from your neck of the woods. legimate or dirty polititcs?

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I doubt very much that Ron Johnson has done much wrong or anything that the Dems and other politicians don’t do on a daily basis.

      Anything coming from the Democrat Criminal entity aka party of Wisconsin is suspect. They are thugs and liars.

      Russ Feingold was leading Johnson by a lot until recently. Perhaps a reminder that Feingold is one of those to blame for inflicting ObamaCare and a 40% increase in health insurance in Wisconsin has narrowed that gap. Also the fact that most of Feingold’s financing comes from out of state.

      Typical Wisconsin thug Dem tactic.

      And I wouldn’t trust anything that Barbara Boxer is part of.

      Dems also hate Johnson for being the one that was questioning Hillary when she made her infamous “what difference does it matter” remark. I always thought she was angry that a nobody like Johnson dared question her. Les MajestĂ©’ if you will.

  12. kenoshamarge Says:

    Just to put things in perspective, and to prove that the left is as dumb as the right and both have idiots making comments on blogs.

    I just read some comments from people that are excoriating Hillary for exposing her staff to the pneumonia bug. Did you know there was a pneumonia bug? I didn’t.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good grief. I saw that some of her staff had been sick, too. Really, though – blaming HER for it just seems over the top. Sheesh.

    • justine Says:

      My understanding is pneumonia could be caused by several processes, including virus, bacteria, or aspiration. But, I really know nothing.
      .

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I don’t know for sure either not being a health professional although I am a CNA.

        I just know that when my daughter had pneumonia we had to wear masks – not to protect us from her but to protect her from us. I never heard that pneumonia was catching.

  13. cindyindie Says:

    Marge—–Spot on post!

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      TY Cindy. Glad you like it. I believe, strongly, that as bad as the government thugs and the political crooks are they wouldn’t get away with it if it weren’t for the media watchdogs not doing their job. Much as I loathe the others I loathe the media more.

  14. helenk3 Says:

    this picture says a lot

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      It sure does. She isn’t just holding his hand, she has a death grip.

      I recognize it because when my balance goes, as it sometimes does, I grab Lou in exactly the same way. Notice too the man in the tan suit reaching out.

      There is something more going on here than we are being told. I am not and have never been on of those conspiracy theory people but it has become obvious there is something decidedly wrong with her health.

      I won’t pretend to know what’s wrong and find all the speculation rather creepy. But she’s is going to have to come clean here pretty soon. This has gone beyond something she can hide or that the media can hide for her.

  15. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    In the “Be Careful What You Wish For” Category comes this disturbing story out of Chicago. And the people there can look right at Obama, the BLM, and the media for how things are now playing out there. It is tragic – no doubt abt that: http://www.dailywire.com/news/9065/chicago-police-backed-so-47-percent-more-people-amanda-prestigiacomo

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Heather MacDonald has done excellent work in writing about the effects of the “War On Cops”. For that excellence she has been attacked mercilessly by the media and scum like the BLM group.

      BLM formed by a lie and living up to that every day.

  16. kenoshamarge Says:

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