“Liberals live in a world in which everyone is either an oppressor or a victim. In this rather extreme morality play, they control the casting: they are always the victims and conservatives are always the oppressors.” Ann Coulter from her book Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault upon America
Crocodile Tears of the Left
Flood America with Corruption
as the “BIG LIE” Dominates
Part II: Victim #2, The Fourth Estate (Journalism)
In the previous installment (Part I: Victim #1, TRUTH ) we discussed how the progressives/liberals play fast and loose with the notion of their victimhood by the oppressor-conservatives in society. Indeed, how progressives club the conservative society at large around them (those racists, bigots, Nazis, Fascists, women-haters, who drove the car into the ditch with the monstrous lie of their own victimhood. Then we examined five of their biggest and most popular victim dramas in some depth. We ended with this surprising truth about the “car in the ditch” parable:
Using the same Cloward-Piven** strategy they employed to DELIBERATELY create the bankruptcy of New York City between 1967 and 1975 by creating a community organization that deliberately overloaded the welfare rolls . . . beginning especially after 1992 . . . ACORN, OBAMA, First ACORN PRESIDENT Bill Clinton, and oodles of progressives (98% of them Democrats) DELIBERATELY were pushing the car toward a 500-foot cliff . . . when George W. Bush jumped in and grabbed the steering wheel and hit the brakes. Bush was able to create a controlled-skid and guide the car to rest in a friendly-looking ditch!
Admit it, this is a surprising, if not shocking truth but one which we’d already documented earlier in that first blog and which Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner summed up briefly two weeks ago when he praised Bush’s passage of a 2007 law that Geithner was assessing.
While that might play in Peoria, truth is no desiderata for the left. “You can hear the non-denial denials rampant “You’re blaming poor people for the recession?” No, we don’t blame the poor people for letting ACORN, Obama and the progressive movement use them like storm troopers against capitalism . . . no, Rajjpuut blames the progressives who knew damn well what they were doing and who’d plotted it all along. The poor have been doubly victimized by the progressives by a) being used as pawns and b) becoming locked more deeply in to the victimhood lie when they failed to be able to pay their $400,000 mortgages. Let us delve further into these crocodile tears shed before liberals dismember our country . . . .
Journalism was honored in the perspectives of our founding fathers because they saw it as another part of the necessary system of ‘checks and balances’ that kept the Republic strong. Today, however, the Fourth Estate has become the first line of defense for progressive/liberal candidates and ideas. The broadcast media and print media are today NOT trusted by the average Americans because it’s obvious that far from truth, the media are pushing the left-wing agenda.
The Pew Research Center found that for 12 out of 13 consecutive weeks during the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama was the presidential candidate most visible in the news. Obama was clearly the “media’s president.” News outlets by their dramatically favorable and dramatically increased coverage of Obama essentially provided free advertising for him, giving him significantly more frequent and more favorable coverage than Sen. John McCain. The cost to the Obama campaign would have been hundreds of millions of dollars to buy all the advertising that the left-leaning media provided him for free. But that’s not all, journalists who gave to Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign outnumbered those who contributed to McCain by 20-to-1, according to Investor’s Business Daily. How severe is a 20-1 edge? Blacks voted for Obama over McCain by 95.6% to 4.4% that’s just barely over 20-1.
Are you surprised to discover that campaign news coverage of Sen. McCain was three times more negative than coverage of then-Sen. Obama following the conventions, according to the nonpartisan Project for Excellence in Journalism. Recently, leaked e-mail messages from an online forum for reporters and commentators called JournOList** gave Americans a look behind the curtain of the national media — a mighty ugly backstage view. During the 2008 campaign, a group of over 400 journalists, academicians, and media bigwigs tried to protect then-Sen. Obama from the Jeremiah Wright “God damn America” scandal that threatened his presidential campaign by focusing attention on the “racism” of Obama’s attackers and non-attackers.
"Journalists from Time, Politico, The Baltimore Sun and The New Republic, among others, expressed outrage over questions regarding Reverend Jeremiah Wright that Obama received during a debate. Some of the journalists collaborated to shield Obama from his association with the radical preacher,” according to Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller website. President Obama won by about 7.3 percent. “That means that if the media’s biased reporting changed the minds of just four voters out of every 100, the media determined the outcome of the election.”
Today, the media coddling of Obama continues. "Hardball questions" are never asked and anytime he's GASP!! criticized, the newsmen break out the "racism" card in his behalf. It's impossible to be just objecting to Obama's actions or his political views, no, you are a racist! Despite Barack Obama’s well-demonstrated ineptness as president and his vicious attacks on America’s free markets and her Constitution, the once proud Fourth Estate in the hands of today's progressive/liberal media is still slanting 99 stories of every 100 in obvious efforts to help him the most or hurt him the least . . . because Barack Obama (and not the voters and taxpayers) is clearly the victim here . . . and if you don’t believe that, you’re a bigoted, racist, anti-woman, homophobe infected with cooties . . . .
Next Time: Part III
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
** Apparently this joyful collusion between journalists has been going on for quite some time. During the Wright controversy, one female journalist on the JournOList called upon the boys to "man up." She claimed that it hurt her pride and feminist self-image to have to look the other way while Bill Clinton "danced about with Monica, Jennifer, Paula, etc."