25 Jan

We Must Do Something About The Media

Ace @ Ace of Spades HQ:

It’s important.

I already mentioned the media’s Hillary Tributes, but there’s even more of it.

And I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m truly alarmed about it: What we are witnessing is the full and seamless fusion of media power with government power.

The media used to hide it a bit, in their actions; they would temper their scorn of conservatism, throw them a bone now and again just to prove they were capable of such a thing.

No longer. The media no longer hides it in their actions. They are fully fused with the Obama Administration and DNC. The only way in which they do hide it is by simply lying when confronted about it: They’ll issue a snide denial, then go about doing precisely what it is they were accused of doing.

This is dangerous and unhealthy. I keep banging this drum but honestly, some patriotic billionaires do have to band together to purchase or build a media outlet. The outlet would be founded upon a simple premise: that it is dangerous and ultimately fatal for democracy for media power to fuse with government power, that the adversarial press is vital.

Fox alone isn’t enough. For one thing, any venture needs competition; Fox doesn’t really have competition, not for the audience it’s targeting.

For another thing, frankly, look: Fox is often pitched too low to do any good with any but the already-alarmed. (Which I consider to be possibly a function of a lack of competition.)

The media considers its adversarial function to consist of serving as adversaries to critics of Obama and the Democrats; thus Terry Moran shaming himself by rushing out to ask what right a Senator has to question the Secretary of State on matters of foreign policy.

They do not consider themselves required to exert any adversarial pressure on governmental power itself (at least not so long as it is held by socialist Democrats; why sure, they’ll rough up John Boehner!).

This is dark, and dangerous, and will lead to horrors. It always has lead to horrors before.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.

2 Responses to We Must Do Something About The Media

  1. VoteOutIncumbents says: 1

    Newt Gingrich was confronting media types last spring and summer. He was calling them out on their “have you stopped beating your wife yet” type questions.

    Romney did none of that. He rolled over and allowed himself to be portrayed as an arrogant, rich, elitist.

    Not one GOP candidate brought up the serious question of Obama’s birth. They allowed the media to define anyone who has questions about Obama’s citizenship as a “nut”.

    Shame on those gutless wonders. Romney deserved to lose.

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  2. Scott in Oklahoma says: 2

    I’m just not sure what we can do… any ideas? We obviously have to do something, but there isn’t anyone left in the media I would trust with anything.

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