Skip to comments.Media War Against Bush
Posted on 03/13/2004 7:53:34 AM PST by Lando Lincoln
It is quite clear by now that the media elites believe they can oust President Bush by orchestrating a campaign against him that is unmatched in its scope and single-mindedness of purpose. Rather than changing their ways in response to the increasing criticism they are receiving because of their pervasive liberal bias, they are becoming more determined and more partisan than ever in their drive to install a far-left Senator with little experience and even less principle as president. The battle for the presidency will be between these liberal media moguls aided by the far-left anti-war, anti-Western radicals and average Americans of traditional values aided by talk radio, the Internet and the few unbiased media outlets like FOX News and The Wall Street Journal. In other words, principled middle America against the far-left ideologues.
The leftists in the media might have been able, once upon a time, to create a tidal wave of public opinion against Bush through a campaign of misinformation and bias, but with the Internet, talk radio and a network willing to give balanced coverage, they are in for a real fight. And hopefully, the results in November will go a long way toward breaking the back of the huge liberal spin machine that much of the media has become.
In the past year, we have seen scandals at The New York Times involving its senior management failing to supervise journalists, allowing and encouraging inaccurate and biased reporting to be published. We have had a number of books published detailing not just the liberal bias in the media but also the arrogance of those in the media who are the biggest purveyors of this bias. There are books about women in the media who spin their liberal webs of propaganda and attempt to set the political agenda for American women--a liberal agenda. Yet all of this criticism and all of the counter activity seems only to have infuriated the media bosses and elitists and they have reacted by abandoning any effort to be objective. It is as if the media elites are saying, "Let them eat cake" to the millions of us who now see and fully comprehend their excesses, unfairness and arrogance.
The way to defeat the liberal control of the mass media is to switch to talk radio, the Internet and FOX News as the communication channels of choice. We know that we will not see or hear objective reporting or commentary on the networks or in the mainstream press, so why spend any time listening to it? You will find that if you listen to FOX News channel instead of ABC, CBS, NBC or CNN, you will begin to feel optimistic again and proud of your country and the ideals of western civilization. And the best part is that you wont be made to feel guilty about having such thoughts. Perhaps this will even lead to a restoration of objectivity in the press and on television and allow both to once again reflect the values of the people of this country and not just a handful of leftists seeking to condition us through skillful manipulation of what we see and hear each day in the media.
The Greek philosopher Archimedes once said, "Give me a point on which to stand and I will move the earth." The leftist media is saying "Give us the ability to control and slant the news and we will bend the minds of the young, the unsuspecting and the uncommitted to our political and social views." And their views will produce a generation of politically correct but feeble-minded dependents of the nanny state who will be only too glad to turn over personal responsibility to government and the elitists on the left.
The immediate objective for conservative Americans who believe in limited, constitutional government, individual liberty and traditional values must be to defeat the effort by the press to destroy President Bush. With the massive amounts of money being supplied by billionaire George Soros, as well as the Hollywood crowd coupled with the near-monopoly control of the networks, the task will be difficult. But the importance of victory could not be more clear. Weakness or failure of will by the United States would be disastrous at this point, both because of the tremendous lift it would give to our enemies worldwide and because of the blow it would deliver to the confidence of those Americans who have fought long and hard for the principles of freedom and liberty. But once this battle is won, conservatives need to take a serious look at our schools and universities, as well as the entertainment industry and popular culture because the rot that has set in there needs to be countered as well if we are to avoid having the leftist ideology forced on us through unthinking acceptance of it by a rising generation that has been propagandized by those in control.
This is truly a cultural war. And it is being fought on the left by a powerful and well-entrenched media that believes it holds the high ground and the advantage. But I am betting that the Internet, talk radio and FOX News can outflank the media's Maginot Line and free the millions of information-starved prisoners in their audiences from the gulags of bias and thought control that the media have created.
The most breathtakingly outrageous latest example is the Iraqi spy woman who worked with Democrats (high profile ones as a spokesperson, no less) and media, yet turned out to be Andrew Card's cousin. As soon as they learned that aspect, that is what became the lead.
Yes, it later became known that Card was involved in the story, as he had become aware that his distant cousin was possibly engaged in espionage and turned her in, but the first article I read informing me of the relationship did not mention that. They lead in the headline and first paragraph only with the "Iraqi spy linked to Bush WH chief of staff", then gave the cousin relationship. Finally in the middle of the story it mentioned the Democrats and media gigs.
I'm hoping that most people intuitively grasp that the fact that the woman was arrested points to this administration not being cahoots with her misdeeds, as the article plainly tried to imply. The headline should have been straightforward that a spy was arrested, or the Card connection should have strained to point out he immediately turned her in.
On, Off, or grab it for a Media Shenanigans/Schadenfreude ping:
Swaying the opinion of the people with television doesn't really work. That's why they can only charge a pittance for 30 seconds of advertising during the Super Bowl. ;-)
The words out and "they", the media elites know we know that its a Kultur/ Culture War. In fact the word has gained currency with Chris Matthews and others. All they have to do is read FR regularly to know this. Add the BBC to the mildly humiliated. Add the old network personalities who have exposed their old bosses.
"liberal webs of propaganda and attempt to set the political agenda for American women--a liberal agenda."
"This is truly a cultural war. And it is being fought on the left by a powerful and well-entrenched media that believes it holds the high ground and the advantage. But I am betting that the Internet, talk radio and FOX News can outflank the media's Maginot Line"
Kelly Ann, Laura, Ann as will as Hannity, Scarbough, and O'Reilly
They know we know, we know they know
I am beginning to think that the only way that the GOP can win this is to take the media's bias directly to the media on national air time and throw it in their faces. Imagine if someone like Gulliani took someone like Russet to task for it during an interview, or some one like Powell going around the country stumpimng on it? They may need a concerted effort to of just such tactics to turn this around.
It is certain that the GOP has made some mistakes in the campaign but they have not blundered to the point where they deserve the numbers that they are getting. The GOP congress critters on the hill are even starting to waffle. It is beginning to look as though Rove and Co. have underestimated the animus against them. They need to rally the GOP and the voters.
We need to realize what it will mean to the future of politics in this country if the media succeeds in this. It will set back conservative political action for quite some time and discourage people on the right from running for office. The GOP needs to address it in a straight forward manner.
It is amazing that every Bush add in subjected to days of media "analysis." I have yet to hear Kerry called on any of these outrageous antics. I thought the911 flap was unbelievable and borders on the criminal. Some one might have a little chat with the mainstream media's legal depts. and talk about RICO charges (a long shot I know, but at least it might get them to tone down a bit.) The hypocrisy of will not stand scrutiny if light is focused on it. If Bush tried any of this stuff the would be no end to it. Again, the GOP need to grasp that real damage is being done to the campaign by their tepid response to this campaign. The course is simple: call the media on their agenda. The need a stronger response. Too much is at stack for them to continue with these mushy responses.
In 2000, the outfit they set up to question voters coming from the polls falsified the responses and indicated that Gore, not Bush, was winning. The reports from Florida were designed to make Nader voters in California stay home. It was a dishonest and blatant attempt to influence the outcome of the election. Where's the surprise?
Yes but never like this. Not even during the Reagan years. As I said in a prior post the only way it to take it back to the media. A Bush loss will do such damage to th conservative movement in this country, particularly to a person like Kerry. For a president that has accomplished so much and to have such a clear choice of alternatives to loss to a flack like Kerry will be a disaster to us. This election will set the course of the is country for at least a decade and maybe a generation. Rove and Co. need to understand that they are fighting for the life of the nation and do whatever is necessary.
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