The Ministry of Truth

I have no idea of the political leanings of Deacon Greg at The Deacon’s Bench but I do know two things: 1) he shares our feeling of being fed up with a media that willfully distorts “news” to help Obama and 2) he has had a HotAiralanche and we haven’t.

I’ve said it before that there is an air of desperation in the media and the stench of a crushing defeat is beginning to waft over from the “progressive” camps. They are so desperate to create some kind of negative image of Romney that they will try anything. So far, everything that they have thrown at him has bounced back and hit them in the face:

Now with the help of the propaganda ministry of the DNC, the cable network MSNBC, they want you to think that Romney is out of touch with the regular folks just like President George H.W. Bush was in 1992 when he was so stupid that he didn’t know about supermarket scanners – except, like the Romney edit, that never happened either.

With regard to the shameless MSNBC selective edits of Mitt Romney (that Black3 called attention to here), Deacon Greg writes:

I’m tired.  Truly.  I’ve grown weary of trying to defend the indefensible and explain the inexplicable.  For years, people have stomped their feet and pounded their fists and snorted “Liberal media bias!” and I’ve always tut-tutted and shooshed them and said, “No, no.  Calm down.  They meant well.  It was just a misunderstanding.  A mistake.  These things happen.”  I spent over 25 years working in the oft-reviled Mainstream Media and I saw up close and personal how the sausage was made.   I knew the people who wielded the knives and wore the aprons, and could vouch (most of the time, anyway) for their good intentions.

But now?

Forget it. I’m done.  You deserve what they’re saying about you.  It’s earned.  You have worked long and hard to merit the suspicion, acrimony, mistrust and revulsion that the media-buying public increasingly heaps upon you.   You have successfully eroded any confidence, dispelled any trust, and driven your audience into the arms of the Internet and the blogosphere, where biases are affirmed and like-minded people can tell each other what they hold to be true, since nobody believes in objective reality any more.  You have done a superlative job of diminishing what was once a great profession and undermining one of the vital underpinnings of democracy, a free press.

Good job.

I just have one question:

What the hell is wrong with you guys?

Good question…but I think unintentionally rhetorical. We know what is wrong with them – they have picked a side (actually it is the same side that they have been on since the 1960’s) – except this time there are other outlets that can examine the events and provide the facts that the media chooses to edit out.

As Ken Layne famously said  in 2001: “We can factcheck your ass!”

4 thoughts on “The Ministry of Truth

  1. “the Internet and the blogosphere” where RNL bloggers are attempting to show ” biases are affirmed and like-minded people can tell each other what they hold to be true” and where Utah and B3A who “believe in objective reality” and are trying to share the light of Americanism.

    Maybe what is different in the 20th century forward is this: during pre-revolutionary times the media was the PHAMPHLETEERS, ie. journalists, as they had printing presses and paper. The media espoused Americanism. The media supported the dream of Liberty. NOT statism ONLY. If the people heard how wonderful KIng George was, the people were also hearing how the King was a despot.

    Whereas since WWII, the “old media” began to shun the journalist with “American” viewpoint as their progressive viewpoint could not stand the test of being brought into the light by accurate and fair debate against “Americanism”. Then the “progressive media” got used to having a monopoly on Americans for decades. Ergo the rise of “blogger”. I think most journalists are so brainwashed, they can’t see the forrest for the trees. Have you ever tried to discuss an American issue with someone who reads the New York Times? Then those NYT readers bemoan the fact that the Internet is putting the NYT out of business? They have their ranks filled with so many “yes men” they couldn’t find their way out of a paper sack.

    I’m convinced if the “20th century old media” had known the Internet would create EASY access to “fact-checking” information which shows they are liars, they would have worked to ban the “freedom of information” Internet.

    God bless Americanism and her phamphleteers!

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