I’m starting to blog again, in the hope that I can write something that goes viral enough to have some influence.
Those of us on the political right concluded long ago that the mainstream media (MSM is the abbreviation I will use) are working hand in glove with Obama and the Democratic party to ensure the election of Democrats. I also figured out many years ago that Fox News is not going to challenge this, because they enjoy their very large market niche as the officially designated opposition network, and they won’t rock the boat. National Review confirmed this weekend that they covet the same status in the print and Internet media markets that Fox has for TV news: they let liberals set the boundaries of acceptable opinion for them. And while talk radio isn’t neutered yet, the recent attacks on Rush Limbaugh have put them on the defensive.
What’s harder to understand is the attitude of Republican candidates. They are practically all media-whipped. The GOP disgracefully allowed the MSM to manipulate and control its nomination process this election cycle, rarely challenging their unfair coverage, the assumptions insinuated by their “gotcha” questions, or their complete dominance in setting the agenda. The spectacle of each candidate for the Presidential nomination being raised up in turn, in order to be batted down, made them all look like puppets.
Furthermore, they have completely failed to criticize Obama and the Democrats in the appropriate way, because they don’t want to scare the voters, and are afraid they will be punished as bearers of bad news often are. I think this is a mistake for 3 reasons:
1) There are tens of millions of voters who have tuned out because they recognize that we are heading off a cliff economically and fiscally, and the Republicans act like reducing the car’s speed from 80 mph to 60 mph without changing its direction will save the country.
2) Obama’s extraordinarily suspicious and incomplete background are being blatantly covered up by the MSM, and by failing to challenge this the Republicans show themselves to be either complicit, stupid, or cowardly. They’re afraid of being called racists, but the premeditated hysteria over the Trayvon Martin case, courtesy of the racial arsonists in the MSM and the Democratic Party who have made it clear that they don’t care about the facts of any case but only about the narrative they can make it support, indicate that they are going to be damned as racists no matter what. Once they accept this they will be free not only to criticize Obama personally, but to talk sense about immigration and race in a way they have been afraid to.
3) Even if the Republicans win, they need a mandate to make radical course corrections which can only come from the total discrediting of Obama, the Democratic Party, and the MSM.
Therefore Mitt Romney should conclude his acceptance speech at the Republican convention with the following paragraphs:
My fellow Americans, in the course of this campaign, there are several important but unpleasant truths that I will need to persuade you of. I ask that you consider them fairly. Two I have already mentioned are that we are in much worse shape financially and economically than we have been told or that we would like to admit, and that our current President and his administration are endangering our freedoms with their corruption and their radical leftism.
The third unpleasant truth is that almost all the information you will receive about news and public affairs, for the rest of this campaign, is going to be massively slanted, distorted, fabricated, and filtered by the media in order to make the Democrats win on election day, and that this process has already been going on for many years. It is an unpleasant truth because you have let yourselves be fooled, and I know I will be ridiculed for saying this; therefore I address my final words directly to the media.
To the reporters, editors, and producers of all the newspapers and television news programs in America: I accuse you of being a crooked referee. A boxer who is in a fight where the referee calls everything against him no matter who is actually violating the rules can still win, if he knocks his opponent out, and I intend to. But even if his opponent knows that the referee is on his side and fights dirty knowing that he will get away with it, he is much less reprehensible than the corrupt official, who has a responsibility to be, and pretends to be, neutral.
You want to prove me wrong? I’ll give you a chance. I’m going to make it very simple for you to prove me wrong, because I am going to ask you a simple question. It’s a yes or no question, and I insist that you answer it in your editorials tomorrow. Any attempt to evade it with an answer other than “Yes” or “No” will be interpreted as a “Yes”, because the question doesn’t depend on any facts which are still uncertain, it is a question purely about your attitude. In asking the question I am making no specific accusations against my opponent; rather I am picking the most egregious example of your failure to behave as reporters, editors, and producers properly should.
The question is: “Should it matter whether or not the documents released by Barack Obama concerning his birth, his draft registration, and his social security numbers, are faked?”
I am not in a position to evaluate the findings by Sheriff Arpaio of Maricopa County Arizona that they are faked; but I am certainly not so idiotic as to fail to notice that Arpaio’s findings have been neither pursued by you nor rebutted by the Obama campaign. You are acting as if whether they are fakes doesn’t matter; therefore I challenge you to answer tomorrow, in your editorials, YES or NO. Should it matter whether the documents are fakes? YES or NO? If you want to persuade Americans that you are not crooked referees, and that I am wrong to accuse you of this, here is your chance.