A Betrayal of Public Trust
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The national media, yea, the WESTERN media, has thrown in with the Democratic Party -- and especially with Obama.
in 2010 I referred to the MSM this way: "As the doe-eyed, salivating,
press corp, falls all over itself trying to hoist their failing
socialist President and their liberal-socialist Congress up in the eyes
of the public (whose intelligence they have so grossly underestimated)
they create a comical picture, yet, one laced through and through with
pathos. They are a pitiful sight." SOURCE: http://faultlineusa.blogspot.com/2010/10/mainstream-media-puffing-obamademocrats.html
My feelings have changed, considerably, since. I no longer see them as pitiful. I see the MsM
today as threatening ... threatening to the freedom and liberty of
America and, as such, they have firmly cast themselves as enemies of
the country I love -- America.
Here we are, a week away from the
most important election in the history of the United States, and the
Media is deliberately covering-up one of the most important events to
take place during the Obama Presidency. I refer, of course, to the
cover-up of the major screw-up at the US "mission" in Benghazi, Libya.
the days go by, it becomes even more clear that the President's team
really, I mean, REALLY, screwed-up in Benghazi costing the lives of four
Americans including the US Ambassador to Libya. BUT -- reporting on
this story, especially reporting the TRUTH on this story would reflect
badly o the President. Therefore, the MSM is, in my opinion,
deliberately choosing NOT to tell the American people what happened.
That is information Americans need, especially on the eve of a
presidential election. It is information that will will most certainly
raise questions about the competence of the Obama Team -- and it
The media has cast its lot with Obama and they are
refusing to do their job and make the information available to the
What? Do they think we re so dumb we wouldn't notice? Or, is it just the Obama supporters they believe are that dumb?
The whole thing smacks of a betrayal of public trust by the news media.
the MsM does not understand why we have stopped buying their newspapers
and turned our TV dials away from the broadcast networks to a news
network that actually tries to present news in a “fair and balanced”
manner. NOW who's dumb?
It's almost funny to watch them
berate and laugh at "citizen journalists" on Internet blogs. They can
laugh, and criticize all they want, but at the end of the day, those
citizen journalists are doing the job the MsM used to do, only better!
When they laugh, it is the same as whistling past the graveyard.
2008, and the election of Obama, I have gone to off-shore news sources
just to get news from America. I can't trust the American media
anymore. And after this presidential campaign, I don't trust them at all
-- and I never will again.
Senator Marco Rubio recently said:
"Never has the political class or the mainstream media that covers them
been more out of touch with the American people than they are today."
The Senator was spot-on!
Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh recently
said: "The mainstream media today has the biggest disconnect with its
audience that it's ever, ever had. And as the disconnect grows and as
more and more people distrust them, then the media digs in more and more
and says you don't know what you're talking about, you don't know how
we do our jobs, you don't know what's important." Again, Rush is right!
American Thinker reported the following: "Discussing Benghazi, Pat
Caddell says the press has "been in the tank on this in a way I've never
seen... I am appalled right now. This White House, this President, this
Vice President, this Secretary of State, all of them, are willing
apparently to dishonor themselves and this country for the cheap
prospect of getting reelected...willing to cover up and lie. The worst
thing is the very people who are supposed to protect the American people
with the truth - the leading mainstream media...they have become a
threat, a fundamental threat to American democracy and the enemies of
the American people... these people have no honor... cover-up is too
nice of a word..." SOURCE: http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2012/10/angry_democrat_pat_caddell_condemns_no_honor_media_and_obama.html#ixzz2AhVINBGk
those who do not know, Pat Caddell is a fellow "Sandlapper" born just
25 miles, or so, from the birthplace and hometown of this scribe in
South Carolina. He has worked for Democratic presidential candidates
George McGovern in 1972, Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980, Gary Hart in
1984, Joe Biden in 1988, and Jerry Brown in 1992. He also worked for
Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff in 2010. I point this out so
it is clear that Pat and I do not necessarily share the same political
philosophy even though Pat did leave the Democratic Party in 1988.
Caddell and I DO share is the belief that the MsM is now a threat to
the country. As history records, South Carolinians have never been
afraid to go against the tide when they believe the tide is going in the
wrong direction. THIS is one of those times.
I applaud my
brother from the great Palmetto State for standing, like a man, against
what is clearly wrong with the Mainstream Media's censoring of the news
and dissemination of propaganda for the Obama campaign. Someone had to
call them on it -- and Pat just did! Good on him!
I fear that
as a result of the MsM's efforts, much of the electorate will go to the
polls as the worst informed voters in decades, or longer.
Well, at least the facade is gone now. Now anyone not willfully blind can see the leftist bias of the MsM in America.
It is also clear the news print media is now an anachronism of a
by-gone era -- and -- even though they are desperately hanging-on they
are inexorably slipping away en route to the great dustbin of history.
And not a moment too soon.
© J. D. Longstreet
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