🎥 Media Arrogance ➖ Open Thread

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I’ve always been proud of being an American. Just the sight of the flag or an American Eagle and my heart always beats a little faster and I stand a little straighter.

I remember many years ago reading about the media in the then “Soviet Union.” I remember thinking how fortunate we were to have a “free” press in this country. A press that would inform its citizens. I honestly believed that back then. If there was bias it certainly was less blatant.

 

Now? I am, and always will be, proud of my country, no politician or evil government can take that from me. But proud of our “free” press? No, I am ashamed that in this country that prides itself on being free we have a media that is shameful, dishonest, biased and arrogant.

Most of us have resigned ourselves, somewhat, to the fact that most of our elected officials are venal, incompetent, dishonest, greedy and for the most part, not very smart.

The are certainly not invested in the idea of making life better for the citizens of this country. Making themselves more powerful and accumulating wealth seems their goal in spite of all the self-serving pretense of them being ALL for the people. In the majority of cases that is pure hogwash.

These arrogant media people sit in their ivory towers and look down on the rest of us. Those that agree with them are useful idiots, but never friends and neighbors. Those that do not agree are neanderthals, fools and not smart enough to know their place.

Thus their rabid hatred for the Trump voters. How dare these stupid people vote for this stupid man? A man they want to be some kind of a Russian spy. A man they hate for winning an election they were so sure they had in the bag.

New York Times columnist Patrick S. Tomlinson says there wasn’t a single Trump voter who was a good person. Wow, that’s 62+ million bad people. When did such arrogant, hyperbolic nonsense become journalism?

Maybe someone will write a book about them. Oh wait…

First came this…

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Then came this…

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And there’s this…

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I am not a fan of Bernie Goldberg and I confess I haven’t bought or read his books. But he does have a knack for coining a phrase, or title, to describe the media. He sees them for what they are and says so. Which means he’s dismissed as a crackpot and ignored as much as possible. Leftist media doesn’t report on things with which they disagree.

We are expected to sit in front of our televisions, or computers or reading their newspapers and swallow all the swill they put before us. If not, it’s we who are at fault. It certainly cannot be them. They are so much smarter, wiser, and much better dressed in trendy garb than the peasantry out in the hinterland.

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When we dare to question or disbelieve or even march to the sound of a different drum we are portrayed as unpatriotic, uncaring, unfeeling, stupid and ignorant.

We hate people that are not like us. We are “deplorables” to use Hillary’s word or “bitter clingers” to use Obama’s infamous phrase. Media liked that until it backfired and then they tried to downplay what their tribal elders said.

Is what a liberal says stupid or wrong if it’s not reported? Hmm?

Don’t you sometimes just want to scream at the computer monitor or the television screen or a newspaper:

“Is it not the height of arrogance to think that you are the only ones that get it right?”

You don’t believe or belong to the church of Climate Change? Then you are anti-science.

Thus sayeth the MSM! How dare you not agree you ignorant little peasants?

The  Leftist Media says we should let as many Muslims into this country as want to come. Background check? That’s Islamophobic.

Image result for media arrogance imagesThe Leftist Media favors open borders so that all those wonderful people crossing our southern border can come here and do the work that American’s won’t do. And so Hollywood celebs can get cheap landscaping done on their gated multi-million dollar homes. You know the homes, the ones with the giant fences all around them to keep out the riff-raff. Fences for them – not for the safety of the rest of the country.

If you want border security then you are by their definition, a racist. Which again makes me wonder at the arrogance that seeks to define people they don’t know, don’t understand and dislike simply because they don’t agree with the leftist agenda or ideology.

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“An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person’s main task in life  – becoming a better person. ” ~ Leo Tolstoy

Image result for huntley brinkley reportThose of us who are old enough to remember news programs like the Huntley-Brinkley Report remember a time when news-people were respected, and for the most part, believed. Were some a tad more left than others? Perhaps but not blatantly. And “news” was reported so far as we knew whether the reporters “liked” it or not.

Walter Cronkite was certainly viewed as honest and trustworthy. Did he slant the news one way or another? Quite honestly, I don’t know. If he did it was subtle. And if he did he was not the shining example of media integrity for which he has long been lauded. If he did, he’s no better than the dishonest media of today. In fact IMO, he’s worse for taking bows for what he wasn’t.

I can even confess with some disgust that I once thought Dan Rather was a good reporter. Maybe he was – once. Maybe when you allow your ideology to overcome your journalistic integrity it changes you. Coarsens you, and in the end, it destroy who you once were.

“Why should the media stand in the way of justice?

The First Amendment protects freedom of the press, but it doesn’t absolve it from all civic responsibility. “~ Mark Bowden

I don’t have any answers. I have only questions.

One question I ask often is why, now that they have outed themselves as dishonest and biased do they continue? Why when they now know that a majority of the people in this country don’t trust of respect them do they not cease and desist their dishonesty and try to regain our trust?

If they started yesterday it would more than likely take a generation to regain the trust of the people. In their arrogance they seem to think they can simply browbeat us into submission. I think they’re wrong.

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24 Responses to “🎥 Media Arrogance ➖ Open Thread”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Oh, and just FYI…

    Game Over: Karen Handel Beats Jon Ossoff In Georgia Special Election

    Republicans can breathe a sigh of relief in Georgia’s sixth confessional district. The Ossoff insurgency is over. It’s finished. Republican Karen Handel has defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff 52/48 in the most expensive congressional race in history.

    Early results were pretty good for Handel, with many observers bracing for a deluge of mailed absentee ballots that could erase Ossoff’s five-point deficit that later developed. A little over 27,000 absentee mail ballots were submitted, with David Wasserman of Cook Political Report noting that Ossoff needed to win at least 80 percent of those. When Dekalb County came in with him only winning 73 percent of those mailed ballots—Nate Cohn of The New York Times had him at 71 percent—it was pretty clear that Ossoff would not be able to win.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/06/20/game-over-karen-handel-beats-jon-ossoff-in-georgia-special-election-n2344170

    • piper Says:

      My take on the election – $30 million dollars spent on an imposter, Ossoff who couldn’t even vote for himself as he lived approx. 3 miles away from ‘his vaunted’ district. Gee could that ungodly amount of money have been put to better use like helping people living in poor communities.
      The democrats keep jumping the shark without any payback.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Like John Daniel Davidson said at the Federalist, Ossoff was the Wendy Davis of 2017. By the way, has anyone heard of Wendy Davis lately?

        Oh and since Ossoff has no visible means of support he’s fortunate he can live with his girl friend and have her support him instead of living in his parent’s basement.

        • piper Says:

          I was wondering if some of his new found Hollyweird friends would find a ‘job’ for him – financial advisor to stars like Alyssa Milano and Johnny Depp who are experiencing money problems placing the blame on their ‘managers’ not their spending habits.

      • weepingtreeblog Says:

        Marge, how do you get into my brain, see what I’m thinking & express it all so well? 🤣

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          Maybe because there are a lot of us that think alike – but no one seems interested hearing it.

          It’s always nice to talk to like minded people, and I love it. But I go several times a day to places where that isn’t the case. It keeps me honest and I know what the other side is thinking.

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Everyone’s Laughing Their #Ossoff At This CNN Photo

    The CNN photo above not only perfectly captures the despair of naked liars and propagandists who pretend to be objective, it also captures the look of liars and propagandists who, by a little something I like to call Reality, have been exposed as such.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/17757/everyones-laughing-their-ossoff-cnn-photo-john-nolte

  3. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Excellent commentary, Marge – thank you so much for your take on our “media.” It is astonishing to see how quickly they have all become opinion writers. Or, at least most of them, that is.

    Besides Goldberg’s books Sharyl Attkisson has one out now that is fantastic, although extraordinarily disturbing when you see what the Federal Government under Obama did to her in Stonewalled:

    https://www.amazon.com/Stonewalled-Obstruction-Intimidation-Harassment-Washington/dp/0062322850:

    And has a new one on the way, The Smear:https://sharylattkisson.com/stonewalled-book/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Glad you liked it. I get so angry and frustrated that writing it out calms me down. Some.

      While I am NOT a Bernie Goldberg fan, although I do respect him for speaking the truth about the media, I am a very big fan of Sharyl Attkisson.

      I hope her new book sells like the dickens. She also has a talent for great titles.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I can’t wait for her new one. “Stonewalled” was really something. It is AMAZING what the Fed. Gov’t did to her. Clearly, we do not have a “free”press anymore…

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

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  6. piper Says:

    Dr. Thomas Sowell on ‘liberals’

    http://rightwingnews.com/liberals/just-4-minutes-thomas-sowell-utterly-destroys-100-years-liberal-thought-watch/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      So glad that although Dr. Sowell retired he still writes something now and then. He was always one of my favorites. One of the few, IMO, that grew wiser instead of just older.

  7. piper Says:

    Chutzpah

    ‘With all due respect, Mr. Ossoff, you just lost the most expensive House race the country has ever seen. And you gladly took in and slathered cash all over the landscape in an effort to win it. There’s no dishonor in losing a hard fought campaign, but calling for campaign finance reform on the final day of that spending spree is a bit much even by the standards of lifelong Washington insiders.’

    http://hotair.com/archives/2017/06/21/finishing-expensive-house-race-ever-ossoff-calls-campaign-finance-reform/

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Isn’t that just ASTONISHING that he would have the NERVE to call for campaign finance reform after he lost?? The only reason this was ever even close at all was the ton of money being funneled into his campaign by Hollywood elites and others who live a long way from that GA district. What a freakin’ hypocrite.

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Marge, to go along with your great post, Camille Paglia isn’t done taking on her own party. Check out what she said abt what the Dems have done to journalism in this country: “It shows that the Democrats are nothing now but words and fantasy and hallucination and Hollywood,” she said. “There’s no journalism left. What’s happened to The New York Times? What’s happened to the major networks? It’s an outrage.”

    She continued: “I’m a professor of media studies, in addition to a professor of humanities, OK? And I think it’s absolutely grotesque the way my party has destroyed journalism. Right now, it is going to take decades to recover from this atrocity that’s going on where the news media have turned themselves over to the most childish fraternity, kind of buffoonish behavior.”

    Here’s the link for more: http://www.dailywire.com/news/17765/famous-feminist-democratic-party-has-destroyed-james-barrett

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Wow! When the lefty media and the Dems are behaving so badly that Paglia is attacking them you know it isn’t just our POV or bias talking.

      Good for her for having the courage and integrity to say it. I don’t agree with her about much of anything but that doesn’t mean she’s evil, she just doesn’t see things my way.

      Although I will admit that I have a hard time not seeing pro-abortion women as evil. That’s a tough one to be open-minded about. At least for me.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Indeed, Marge – she maks it clear that it isn’t just us seeing the “buffonery” going on with the Dems and mediia.

        I totally hear you abt the abortion issue, especially considering the heinous manner by which some of the providers talk, and treat the fetuses. Just abhorrent.

        And speaking of the abhorrent behavior of some of these abortion providers/baby part sellers, here is some good news for the man who exposed their repugnant behavior: http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/ca-court-tosses-out-14-charges-against-pro-life-activist-who-exposed-planned-parenthoods-baby-part-market/

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          These bogus law suits are just a form of harassment intended to discourage people from exposing the evil of Planned Abortion Clinics. That isn’t going to stop. That one reason I have so much respect for the people that work to expose that evil. Their courage and integrity is amazing to me.

  9. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Update from the FBI on their investigation into the shooting last week:

    http://therightscoop.com/video-fbi-explains-what-they-know-about-republican-baseball-charity-shooting/

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

    Everyone’s Laughing Their #Ossoff At This CNN Photo

    Look at the expression on Dana Bash’s face! SMH that even a hack like her would expose herself like that in public.

  11. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    After Jeh Johnson’s testimony yesterday, can we please get off the damn Russian thing already? There is simply nothing there according to the former DHS Secretary: http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/former-dhs-secretary-dnc-refused-help-after-hacking-russia-didnt-alter-votes

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      As long as they can use this issue to bash away and Trump and in effect keep his administration doing anything much except fighting it they will continue.

      Sadly many on the right are all right with this. Their hate for Trump makes them “want” him to be found guilty of something so that he can be impeached. They don’t care about the country, just the fact that they didn’t want him to win. I try to see a difference between them and the Dems attitude and except for the violent references I can’t.

      Although the childish appellations the anti-Trump right uses has gotten beyond tiresome. Can they get over the “cheetos” and “little hands” nonsense? Not to mention several I won’t repeat since they are as vulgar, or worse than anything I heard Trump say.

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