Monday, September 17, 2012

- How Republics Fall

The closeness of mainstream journalists to President Obama has debauched their integrity. Some of them give the White House veto authority over their stories. Others look to be rewarded with plum jobs or stimulus-funded ads. This abasement before power presages a return to a time when political writers, among them Swift and Defoe, were the professed protégés of statesmen and relied on Whig or Tory patronage for their bread; it also leaves the country vulnerable to the distortions of ostensibly neutral journalists who are too fervently committed to the leader to tell the truth about him.

It's the same old question for us. Do they see the harm they do? In the case of the press, I truly believe the answer is no. They are the hapless empty headed followers - the useful idiots - in thrall to the idea of Obama as a symbol. But that symbol has little connection to the realities of living in the Obama age.

It will be a decade or so before they wake up and see what they've done... or hopefully... almost did.


chess said...

So far they have been able to spin this God dam mess to almost neutral and maybe even a positive by smearing Mitt.UNfu..inbelievebable.If they can do this then its over.
We need someone other than a dude in Libya saying I told em 3 days earlier and they did nothing to protect the embassy.They spin it into who are you gonna believe?

Mideast exploding and no one points to a failed society building blunder by BHO. "W" tried and it will fail also.

Go vote and then think about your family in 10 yers and your financial situation in 10 and make some hard decisions.

chess said...

How Republics Fail: The media's degrading hero worship trivializes an election.
Monday, September 17, 2012 7:39:48 AM · by chickadee · 3 replies
National Review ^ | September 17, 2012 | Michael Knox Beran

Its pretty good. Hitler controlled the news. Hitler indoctrinated the youth and controlled the schools.Evebntually he controlled the banks and healthcare..Hitler had the miliatary.
Starting to sound familiar?

chess said...

Romney to Outline How He Would Govern
Monday, September 17, 2012 7:56:24 AM · by Evil Slayer · 1 replies
USNews ^ | 9/17/12 | KASIE HUNT and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney will seek this week to explain more about what he would do as president, a strategy shift intended to change the trajectory of a race that President Barack Obama appears to be winning. Seven weeks before the election, campaign aides say Romney plans to release a new batch of TV ads, re-focus his campaign appearances on his five-point economic plan and make a series of speeches aimed at offering voters a more concrete outline of his plans for the country.