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We Live Under a
Media Coup d’État

PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/2/2012 7:29:16 AM

Coup d’états come in a variety of forms. Some are violent with arrogant colonels pointing forty-fives at the temples of their predecessors and blowing their brains out; others are stealthy with the citizens awakening on an ordinary morning to find their whole world has changed yet not a drop of blood has been shed. The latter is what has happened in America. We are the victims of a media coup d’état and are currently living under it. You will see that clearly in evidence on Wednesday night when the debates commence, each one moderated by a member

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/2/2012 7:42:56 AM     (No. 8903683)

There is a solution.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 10/2/2012 7:45:57 AM     (No. 8903689)

My father used to say, "Line them up against the wall and shoot them," but I suppose that's advocating violence, which would never do. s/o
However, traitors used to be executed. Now they are celebrated. No wonder we are falling apart.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: safesword, 10/2/2012 7:47:07 AM     (No. 8903692)

thank God for that pesky second amendment....see you all in the trenches!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/2/2012 7:51:54 AM     (No. 8903703)

This is a very insightful article. But a funny thing happened on the way to the coup -- the internet.

Starting with Drudge, who's huge fame and fortune owes to the fact that Newsweek spiked the story on BJ Clinton. Then LittleGreenFootballs became famous for exposing the fraud that was Dan Rather (LGF has since revered back to the dark side). Many other examples, but Breitbart comes to mind with the Weiner tweeting story (and I am still suspicious of Andrew's death).

Its going to take more time because the current in favor of the leftists is strong, but we've already seen the death of the news paper industry and the move to online for them. But I do get the sense that we are gaining ground in this area. Hopefully its not too late.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Judith, 10/2/2012 7:53:59 AM     (No. 8903706)

HOW do you hold them accountable? They have no regard for their falling revenues. I don't want my government taking control of the media. I'm in my 60's and the media, certain parts of it, openly admitted that they misreported the Vietnam war in order to fulfill their agenda. We have been manipulated all of my life by this corrupt media and they have paid no price. If the media is considered by the people of the USA to be the fifth arm of the government and the one that holds our government accountable, they are a miserable, shameful, failure.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/2/2012 7:55:04 AM     (No. 8903710)

Every dog has it's day. If God is merciful and Obama loses, perhaps the old Media can be put to sleep.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dolphin, 10/2/2012 8:00:01 AM     (No. 8903721)

Control of the internet would be the next step.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 10/2/2012 8:01:53 AM     (No. 8903727)

I'm always reminded of that scene in Evita where the people trash the offices of the newspaper "La Prensa." No true American would advocate violent overthrow of the government itself, which is forbidden by the Constitution anyway, but violent overthrow of the mainstream media isn't a bad idea. It wouldn't even have to be particularly violent. The wusses who work there would run with their tails between their legs at the first sign of trouble.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snowcloud, 10/2/2012 8:04:03 AM     (No. 8903731)

#2, Treason has become a constitutional right. Patriotism is terrorism now. The world is upside down.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 10/2/2012 8:13:45 AM     (No. 8903750)

Nathan Rothschild in essence said: Control the money, control a country.

Sheldon Emry: "Conquest by the sword has rebellion as a consequence and needs constant force to maintain control. Conquest by debt can occur so insidiously that the conquered don't even realize they have new masters. Tribute is collected in the form of debt and taxes that the people believe they are paying for their own good. Their captors become the benefactors and protectors. Without realizing it, they are conquered and the instruments of their own society are used to transfer wealth to their captors and make the conquest complete.

We are inundated with the greatest debt any country in history has suffered. Has the war been lost?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowcloud, 10/2/2012 8:14:04 AM     (No. 8903754)

There is a book titled, "None Dare Call It Treason" that if anyone in here hasn't read it, needs to read it if they can find it. It shows how the media has been infiltrated by communists, and this book was written in the '60s, so it's been a long, slow process and now they are entrenched.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 10/2/2012 8:16:42 AM     (No. 8903760)

Watergate was a media coup d'etat. I spotted it at the time and agonized over what was happening. It was a lonely time for me. Of course, I was nobody. But it was a lonely time also for the few Reoubican politicians who dared to stick by Nixon when everyone elser was running for cover and the people of our country stood dumbly by not sure what happened but knowing that somehow whatever it was Nixon was to blame.

More peoople understand now but Obama is giving our money away with both hands and has a big following of people withs their own hands stretched out. It may be too late. As the Jewish saying goes: "Too soon old, too late smart." That's ironic since most of them still haven't smartened up.

Don't be sdurprised if it is too late and don't blame Romney. It's late in the day to save our Republic. I was for Romney in 2008 but McCain and Huckabee very smartly teamed up to knock him out and many Ldotters were warning us of the dangers of the Mormon religion. .

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 10/2/2012 8:19:35 AM     (No. 8903770)

All of this is so well known now and yet the Republicans still do not see that their real opponent is the MSM and refuse to run against them. Newt tried and did well until he inexplicably stopped. Then his campaign fell apart.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fhancock, 10/2/2012 8:20:51 AM     (No. 8903773)

No one said this was going to be easy...so let's quit cauterwaling and get down to business...I'm going to the Romney HQs this morning and start calling...we will win this election around 52-48...Obama is losing Catholics by a wide margin and Independents...don't listen to the Baghdad Bob's and Betty's...who has a bigger circulation Drudge or the NYT

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 10/2/2012 8:32:04 AM     (No. 8903784)

Ill keep saying it, Fox news is the Alamo of truth.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/2/2012 8:32:11 AM     (No. 8903785)

We may well have to start over. We have a set of guidelines already - called the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

All we'd have to do is FOLLOW THEM. Combined with the Bible, it's all we need to form a workable government and conduct ourselves accordingly, appropriately.

Who's up for it?

Imagine a world without liberals.......

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/2/2012 8:48:12 AM     (No. 8903814)

The old media is dying. Their dollars are drying up.

Look for them to push for government subsidies and grants from charitable foundations. (Oops. They already are.)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jmsdpm, 10/2/2012 8:48:51 AM     (No. 8903817)

#11, the author, John Stormer, is speaking at our church in Chesterton, IN this Sunday. We are having an "I love America" patriotic service Oct. 7, 10:30 am.

Something else folks may be interested in is a documentary on the same subject called "Agenda: Grinding down America"

Go vote to save America!!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/2/2012 8:49:58 AM     (No. 8903822)

Unfortunately, even if Gov. Romney manages to defeat Obama in the election, the problem will still remain. Remember the Bush years? Everything Mr. Bush did was stupid; every problem was his fault.

For seven of W's eight years in office, the economy was growing, but it was never reported. Anything good or wise or pleasant that he did was played down or unmentioned. Anything at all that went wrong (Katrina?) was blamed on him.

If Gov. Romney were to win the coming elections, expect more of the same. It's not just that the media have become an arm of the Democrat Party, but the media seem to consider the Democrat Party to be their political action arm.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: chiller, 10/2/2012 8:54:40 AM     (No. 8903834)

If I may ask you blue hen, I'm in agreement about Fox but I see little more than Fox News Sunday. Why do so many(on other sites mostly) carp about Fox News becoming like the rest.

I haven't seen a shift personally. Are these fanatics or has Fox moved center left ?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Kimistry, 10/2/2012 8:56:02 AM     (No. 8903836)

Amen, #17

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/2/2012 9:02:30 AM     (No. 8903852)

An awful lot of folks get their news from the internet and from radio broadcasts. Cannot watch the MSM when you are driving. I have not watched a newscast from a MSM outlet in 10 years, not a single one, period. It is like reading a book with many pages missing. Nor do i read anything written in a left-leaning newspaper. There are so many ways to get truthful, complete news facts, why not go there. I can stream live news from all over the Country on my computer,

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Reply 23 - Posted by: pouncer, 10/2/2012 9:07:34 AM     (No. 8903860)

The comments after the article are excellent as well. As they say... the ink is not set ...YET !

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/2/2012 9:08:18 AM     (No. 8903861)

Media bias comes as no surprise to most of us, but what is troubling is the fact that our Republican leaders seem to have lost the will to fight. There are those who could call press conferences but we hear nothing from them regarding the Benghazi attacks. Where is the leadership in that regard? Frankly, I am fearful that there is so much corruption in both parties that we have passed the point of no return. Blaming the media is just scratching the surface. It goes deeper than that. There is no leadership in place to make an attempt to counter the propaganda. Breitbart had it right. He was fearless in confronting the lies and misrepresentations. History will not be kind to those in power who stood by and did nothing. Edmund Burke words ring especially true today.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/2/2012 9:08:22 AM     (No. 8903862)

I'd say commenter #1 with a bullet but only the old folks here remember what that used to mean on single speaker AM radio, Billboard 100

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Reply 26 - Posted by: krause, 10/2/2012 9:09:16 AM     (No. 8903864)

This begs for a book to be written, naming names.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Maybeth, 10/2/2012 9:09:36 AM     (No. 8903865)

There are umpteen American reporters whose writings we view daily right here and on the Drudge blog. We have also been blessed with some recovering Democrat news people who contintue to speak out for America ... such voices as Bernie Goldberg, author of BIAS ... and Pat Caddell of today's news.

I believe.
I believe that Good will win over the Evil.
I believe Old Media will crash and burn.
.... Old Media, after all, has become the voice of Evil.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: pindarjr, 10/2/2012 9:09:58 AM     (No. 8903868)

I'd like to see someone with enough juice (Limbaugh?) call for an all out boycott of the msm, starting with NYT. Cancel subscriptions. Stop reading their articles on the internet. And, know that, if NYT prints anything important we need to know about, a few intrepid news junkies will have reviewed the article and posted it to Lucianne.com.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/2/2012 9:12:48 AM     (No. 8903877)

In reply to #21, yes, Fox News is changing.
Virtually every program has to have a person to argue both sides. Some opinion pieces seem partial to the Left. They are so busy being fair and balanced that they are starting to tilt. I want factual news and if it is partial to one side or the other, I want the person to state his/her position. Hannity is Conservative and he makes no bones about it, as an example. Beckel is sickenly left, even when he is blatantly wrong. Another example.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 10/2/2012 9:32:22 AM     (No. 8903907)

FNC has changes, I no longer defend it except in terms of giving the RATS too much face time, we never get the same so why bother? FNC is no longer a factor.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/2/2012 9:37:47 AM     (No. 8903922)

It's a stealth coup d' etat that's been 4 or 5 decades in the making. It's only obvious now because they believe they are finally in complete control, and so they are brazen about it.

The groundwork was laid in our schools and universities. Year after year, wave upon wave of fresh new liberals...infesting every institution of our society. Now they feel the power of their numbers, so they are openly conspiring to suppress any opposition. They are consolidating their power.

I'm not even sure that an election victory alone will be enough to rid us of this infestation. Among other things, they have diabolically torn down our borders and invited and supported a massive invasion to swell their numbers. And they continue to try to ridicule and shame anyone who speaks out against the invasion.

No, more than just a win in this election may be needed to reverse this coup.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ivehadit, 10/2/2012 9:40:12 AM     (No. 8903925)

If I may scream:
IF THE MODERATE AND CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY (we are still the majority!) DOES NOT GET OFF THEIR DUFFS AND VOTE (for Romney) THEN THEY WILL GET THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE.

And if they do not vote, then I don't want to hear another griping word about America.
And to Laura Ingram, Bill Kristol, Peggy Noonan, Joe Scarborough-YOU WERE COMPLICIT IN THE FALL OF AMERICA if Romney loses, imho.Just as you were complicit in helping obama get elected by your trashing of and/or constant griping about George W. Bush when he was in office. You weakened our side. And for what? Your purity...or was it your ratings?

I have had ENOUGH.I hope everyone has, too. WE ARE NOT VICTIMS AND WE CAN DEFEAT THE MEDIA...IF.WE.ARE.WILLING.



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Reply 33 - Posted by: Adam, 10/2/2012 9:41:50 AM     (No. 8903927)

the press is only only private business with constitutional protection and its abuse of this right is evidence of its profound corruption.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: catzq, 10/2/2012 9:44:39 AM     (No. 8903932)

Please, anyone, tell me WHY Romney accepted the debates with all liberal moderators. Why do we roll over an play dead when it comes to standing up to the media? We must accept the fact that they will never be objective to us no matter the situation. This is about as asinine as McCain's strategy in 2008 never to speak harshly about BHO.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 10/2/2012 9:45:31 AM     (No. 8903933)

I agree with Jack Cashill. There is a conservative media that is cowardly. They refuse to confront the frauds of Obama. They are complicit with this media coup. Also, the Republican party as well. What sane person would agree to such a debate, where your enemy is the moderator. Your political foe's surrogates are the moderators. As Jeffrey Lord stated today: 'Obama has already won the debate'....the media will assure.
Look at Ed Gillespie for instance. Quinn Gillespie & Associates (QGA) is an American bipartisan lobbying and communications firm founded in 2000 by Republican political strategist Ed Gillespie and Democratic operative Jack Quinn, WH counsel to Bill Clinton. This coup is also aided by Karl Rove, David Brooks, David Frum, Bill Kristol,Mike Murphy, and other Republican elites.
There is a conservative media in bed with the liberal media.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: texsupreme, 10/2/2012 9:45:59 AM     (No. 8903934)

I know that some here dislike Glenn Beck, but he is still carrying the banner on Blaze TV on DISH network Channel 212.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Felixcat, 10/2/2012 9:47:24 AM     (No. 8903942)

Yeah, the Internet is a wondeful thing, but if Obama gets re-elected, you don't think he won't issue another Executive Order to strictly control its content under the guise of national security because only aftee he gets re-elected will he then acknowledge that Al Qaeda is not dead and thus, have to control everyhting in order to protect us.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/2/2012 10:01:13 AM     (No. 8903960)

Moderators? Who needs ‘em!

There’s absolutely nothing moderate about the moderators who have been selected to moderate the final four debates leading up to this election.

Hidden agendas, as they always do, will reign supreme. Liberal bias will stealthily insinuate itself throughout the upcoming presidential and vice-presidential word wars. I’ve been harping on this issue for what seems like forever.

Here’s my bare bones version: This is not about County Supervisor or State Assembly. It’s about POTUS and VPOTUS. With only a timekeeper to guarantee fairness, just turn the candidates loose to question or challenge or accuse each other and let the American people evaluate how well or how poorly they do under pressure; not staged, not rehearsed, “without a net.”

This is not showbiz. This is real life. Ultimately, yours and mine!


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Reply 39 - Posted by: starboard, 10/2/2012 10:06:03 AM     (No. 8903971)

We need a true all conservative cable network. One that won't have on a Juan Williams every other minute. No fair and balanced stooges. We also should start recruiting young people to the conservative philosphy and ideology. It's time to think ahead a few years. If we can raise millions of dollars for a political candidate, we can also lay a foundation for the future.
I feel the conservatives are constantly being drowned out by all the liberal noise in the media. It's time we get a megaphone and not be afraid to use it.



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Reply 40 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/2/2012 10:12:25 AM     (No. 8903985)

Intuitively we all knew it was more than just media bias. The untruths and the omissions have become startling. We have been focused on the wrong enemy, it is not the empty chair guy, it's the media. Their power has escalated. The new media of the Internet can only reach those who are educated, read and have interest. As for the others......

WHy did the Romney camp go along with accepting the Libs as moderators? Many of us groaned when we heard it.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: ebuilder, 10/2/2012 10:14:28 AM     (No. 8903992)

There is no [gay] media coup d'etat. It is a coup d'etat of the mind, made cosmic by biased education, peter panism, apostasy as art, and a lifetime of drugs. That there will be an Anti-Christ who is accepted by all indicates the world will be starving for a new kind of leadership that accepts a changing world character. Since we are laughing at the principled leaders we know, for not being not hipper than thou, we are destined to get the other kind. The traitor to principled values, or traitor for short. This man will kick you in the teeth, take everything you have including your soul, and tell you it's for your own good. And if your friends have a handful of teeth, and a pervert's tingle up their legs, what can a sheep like you do but go along to get along, proudly wearing the uniform of the 4th Reich. Those in the media will be so proud that their uniform has the pink epaulets.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Browneyes, 10/2/2012 10:52:13 AM     (No. 8904068)

Re FNC: just this morning, Hemmer and Martha referred to tommorrow's debate a "game" with "pre and post"game analysis hyping for viewers. Its all about promotion.We had a Border Guard murdered today in AZ,and another wounded. less than 30sec.one line sentence and more when we get it. 5 yrs ago it would have been camers,onsite commentary and minutes dedicated.

Now, however,all outlets seem to wait until some techy can send tweets,e-mails or some-such and the California guy can get back to them. What we hear from the "hosts" is the same thing we read on the "crawl"

Yes. I suppose the news today IS a game of personalities how "clever" the producers can be to intrepret what the Assoc. Press and Reuters believes `we need to be told" and how the outlet chooses to present it.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 10/2/2012 11:04:44 AM     (No. 8904099)

If lack of ratings won't do it what will?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: happy conservative, 10/2/2012 11:06:00 AM     (No. 8904101)



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Reply 45 - Posted by: happy conservative, 10/2/2012 11:08:20 AM     (No. 8904105)

The greater game that the media is playing is with Islam. It is a greater threat to this country than any economic factors--which, by the way, are huge. So, we are going to lose our religious freedom because they are hiding the truth and seriousness of the threat posed by the spread of Islam.

We may only be able to stem the tide if Romney wins, but it will buy us and our children some time.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 10/2/2012 11:18:02 AM     (No. 8904132)

No. 5 the Obama government already has taken over almost all of th regular media.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/2/2012 11:22:01 AM     (No. 8904143)

Watergate turned reporters into stars and with that came the vanity and arrogance associated with the famous. Dan Rather was proud he had helped to bring down a president, so much so that he tried it again with Bush but it exploded in his face instead.

The problem is the media became personalities and acted accordingly. The issues became less important and their egos and the money drove their actions. Rather perverted the expulsion of a flawed president with his own personal glory. Instead of seeing it as a sad task he was required to do, he took pleasure in it. Media personalities decided it was their job to make their mark in the world instead of simply reporting the news. Reporting wasn't good enough any more.

But I question the success of the coup. Most people do NOT trust the media. The more the media swings to their personal agenda, the more that people realize that they are not to be trusted. People know that alternatives exist and they are going to those alternatives as newspaper and TV users continue to decline. So if the media has taken over the palace, they may find that they have occupied an almost vacant building.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: wetlander, 10/2/2012 11:38:47 AM     (No. 8904174)

In addition to voting republican and praying that God's Will be done on November 6, I agree with what #28 and #37 said. I will continue to boycott MSM and will continue to get my daily news from Lucianne and Drudge. I refuse to be told how and what to think while watching the debates moderated, edited and reported on by MSM libs.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: M Stuart, 10/2/2012 11:58:54 AM     (No. 8904237)

Fox News is the best out there, but it crossed the line when Santita Jackson became a commentator. Jesse Jackson's racism is blatantly obvious in every answer she gives. Did we really need more of that? She sits there with her immovable face except for the racist mouth that rapidly blathers over anyone else in the room.

I do watch a few other channels just for research purposes and invariably end up mad. BRENT BOZELL IS A TRUE AMERICAN HERO.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: rochow, 10/2/2012 11:59:58 AM     (No. 8904242)

# 7, I believe Congress voted against it, when zero signed one of his little 'edicts' and gave himself the power!

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Reply 51 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/2/2012 12:00:51 PM     (No. 8904244)

What you say is correct #25. Although I don't have any proof, I have this sneaky feeling that the socialist dems have pulled much of the Republican leadership aside and given them a lecture. This lecture would be along the lines of what the Soros henchman told Beck's superiors at a restaurant, when they were "negotiating" Beck's departure from Fox, "That ship has already sailed"(re: "Mr Beck is concerned about One World rule")

More than likely it isn't exactly cowardice, it's more likely complicity and outright collusion. Perhaps the democrats told the pubs that the proverbial "ship has sailed. There's no stopping it. You can either hop on board or get crushed". I can just hear it now, "this is a big f'ing deal we got here. Keep your mouth shut and get in on the spoils or be destroyed and forgotten". I see Boehner on that ship. Oh sure he shouted out a few, "h no Mr Presidents" but is by far and large ineffective at countering what this president does.

Look at what the pubs did with the extension of the debt limit last year. They had the dims cornered, no where to turn. It was a great time to lower the boom, with a big, "NO!". Then pubs snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with their gang of twelve or whatever and gave Obama EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTED, including the chance to axe up our military. Now our military is under assault, something that would have been unthinkable/untouchable under the Bushes, Reagan and maybe even Clinton.

If China goes to the UN and forecloses on us, Obama will say, "ok-that's what the UN declared, so their military will be arriving in American C-130's and C5's next week". Hat tip #10-you got it.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/2/2012 12:35:38 PM     (No. 8904340)

The only people paying attention to the 3-letter media are people older than 60. No one else pays attention, especially the 20-somethings who are fiercely independent due to the Internet. The influence of the MSM is dying off along with the greatest generation. Their doom is sure. This election is truly their last chance to influence anything in America.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: kono, 10/2/2012 1:44:02 PM     (No. 8904524)

Awesome idea, #17. Didn't someone try that and call it 'America', though? The leprous scourge of Political Correctness has left that beautiful experiment disfigured and no longer tenable...

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Reply 54 - Posted by: privateer, 10/2/2012 1:52:45 PM     (No. 8904543)

I fear that when they realize they have occupied a vacant building, with the Tyrant Obama's help, they will---like the Occupoopers---instead seize the thriving building next door: the alternative media. This will be done with more assassinations, censorship and control of the internet, and general intimidation. It's what despots do.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/2/2012 2:18:08 PM     (No. 8904607)

The Founding Fathers didn't quite envision that a free media could betray an entire nation and left no definitive way to punish them. The People are going to have to come up with some way.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: lencu255, 10/2/2012 2:29:28 PM     (No. 8904633)

I said many times they get their agenda from fascist/commie editorial meetings. And my experience from soviet union confirms it. As soon as the commies let them go (in 1992 and later) they became normal reporters and journalists. At least, they reflected the state of the country's thinking!
I believe the same is hear, in America. But what can you do if you are beat into submission by your boss? Quit? No, for that you have to have cojones, and not all of them have that.
My constant point is we have to push the conservative investors to invest in conservative mainstream media. Imo, this is the only way. Let them buy newspapers and local tv stations in bulk and force the course change. We, the populus, hungry for the common sense, will support it with subscriptions and buying those tv channels!

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Reply 57 - Posted by: lencu255, 10/2/2012 2:37:06 PM     (No. 8904655)

In continuation of #58:
#33, I blame all of the above, including Bush, Rove, etc. They were taking those buckets of pi$$ and dung thrown at them by the media, even pandering to them, media, drones and leeches. They fell asleep at the helm while commies funneled the money to acorns and similar groups! Nothing was done to support conservative commonsensical Truthaganda!
Please, read Rules for Radical Conservatives by David Kahane! Seems, that he is the only one who really laid out the path!


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Reply 58 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 10/2/2012 2:47:14 PM     (No. 8904685)

Don't forget, the so-called MSM had little or no effect on the 2010 elections. Why are people so intimidated by them now? Ignore them and let them die on the free-market battlefield of ideas.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: wetlander, 10/2/2012 2:49:49 PM     (No. 8904692)

#56, you should click on lucianne's "The Connection", go to 2nd Amendment, The Range and check out The Old Buzzard. There are a large number of us "elderly, sedate" old buzzards
out there ready to lock and load whenever necessary to defend ourselves and our Constitution. Old we may be, but sedate and running on empty we ain't.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: wtm, 10/2/2012 4:01:25 PM     (No. 8904897)

I think all Conservatives need to back off bashing FOX NEWS !!!

IF Fox had not put on all those Stupid Liberals, which you are upset about, the Libs and Obama would demanding Fox be shut down for not having Fair and Balanced reporting.

What Fox had to do was show some sort of "Liberal Fairness" to the left, that they can point to and say we are not "Biased" !!!!

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 10/2/2012 4:10:38 PM     (No. 8904928)

#56 - I'm one of the "elderly" on this site. Just let one of 0's minions come to me and mine, and let them see how "sedate" I am...let them see if I can get out of my "armchair." Let me be in a McDonald's if they come for me, and see how fast I can get my weapon out of my carry purse!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, not sure your comment was warrented

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Reply 62 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/2/2012 4:23:43 PM     (No. 8904957)

@#7: Obama is waiting until after the election to pounce on the internet. Big Sis has an Executive Order waiting. The FCC will reign down on conservative talk radio too if Barack gets a 2nd term. Don`t think this regime has given up on the Fairness Doctrine. They`re biding their time.

We are one November 6th away from total tyranny. Don`t let that happen.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: wetlander, 10/2/2012 4:48:21 PM     (No. 8905022)

#56. What #64 said. Name calling is not particularly welcome on this site. Please don't go down that road.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: Smaj, 10/2/2012 5:54:03 PM     (No. 8905198)

Frankly, the media is only one component of the coup that is underway. Some very dark forces have taken over every important American institution (congress, the courts, academia, the higher levels of the military, the federal bureaucracy, the media, etc) and believe they are a hair's breath from the total control they desire. The average citizen is just waking up to this fact. Things are going to get very, very ugly soon; even the Honey Boo Boos might finally wake up.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/2/2012 6:52:36 PM     (No. 8905341)

Roger Simon barely breaks the betrayal ice. Pat Caddell calls them THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. But, Roger still calls them the good name "liberal" (the word MEANS FREEDOM). He copies Ann Coulter, Rush, Mark, the good guys, as well as “reigning” network enemies using "liberal" as a disguise for socialism, as fake ID. Way back to Cronkite NOT investigating deaths of JFK, RFK, MLK, it continues up to Breitbart. Our TV guys, the Hannitys, Stossells, all unionized, will NOT INVESTIGATE fellow unionized Couric Sawyer Brokaw Pelley millionaire enemy. Andrew died using the phrase, "cultural Marxism". Roger doesn’t go deep, but, it IS all about Communism. Hollywood proves it, no anti Communist films, NEVER showing decades of Stalin's Soviet Communist enslaving, murdering terrorism. Hollywood and TV media, both the good and the bad, won’t go down that road, won’t remember 100 million Stalinist Soviet driven deaths. Gulag Archipelago’s thousands of square miles of slavery until death, are eliminated from the art of film. Peter Weir daringly filmed it, in his recent brilliant, press shunned, Australian, THE WAY BACK, escaping from hell of the Gulag. Our Imposter is aiming down the road to that same Command Economy, bit by tortuous bit; only a few see it coming. Good light weight start, Roger, but it will change ONLY when you go against your fears, start calling ALL THE ENEMY by their real names: comrades, lefty, red, commie, statist, collectivist, totalitarian, authoritarian, fellow traveler, Communist sympathizer. New Media MUST CHALLENGE TV union conspiracy of evil. You’re right, Roger, THEY REMAIN IN POWER, cannot be voted out! And your book was a BEGINNING!

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Reply 66 - Posted by: megthered, 10/2/2012 7:20:10 PM     (No. 8905400)

+1000 for all the above.
Re FOX: Why did they have to be "fair and balanced" in the first place. Why couldn't they have been the conservative alternative all along. The other MSM people call them that, so why not be what we need? Instead they want to be fair to Dems who go out of their way to hate on any conservative or Repub person on the air. They filibuster, smirk, and interrupt without any comment from the Fox person. I say screw them and become the true conservative voice on the air.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: verdantheart, 10/2/2012 7:49:14 PM     (No. 8905442)

This may be partially correct. As a working journalist, let me invite you into the newsroom to see how a news story is made and disseminated.
Let’s say it’s the 1980s and the national 911 network has been unveiled. A lobbyist for a phone company sees an opportunity to sell more phones—get them to poor people who don’t have one. Approach Congress, which passes a law to tax everybody a small amount on their phone bill to fund landlines for the poor.
I get the assignment. I report what Congress decided. My editor says: “You need a human interest angle." That is, start your story with somebody who will benefit from the new law. And of course, tell both sides.
In the typical newsroom, the second part is easy. I probably have “the usual suspects” who hate government regulations on speed dial. But where to find a poor person? Ah ha! My network. In the old days, I e-mail the entire newsroom, asking: does anybody have a granny who could benefit from a free phone?
Now it doesn’t matter that within an hour I get 100 people violently opposed to the law and only one granny. In my story, I just report both sides, one viewpoint from each! Assignment completed, and you’ll never know how sausage—er, news coverage, was made.

Here’s my question. I reported, why did YOU decide not to call your Congressman with outrage at this government intrusion? Why did YOU listen to other segments of your world, such as your church or fraternal organization or favorite movie, that urged you to show “compassion” for those in the “community” less fortunate?

Look, there’s plenty of blame to go around. I don’t think journalists caused the problem, but then I don’t work in TV news. That’s another story entirely.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: cgood, 10/2/2012 8:34:49 PM     (No. 8905508)

Thanks to #33 for the rallying cry.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/2/2012 11:13:48 PM     (No. 8905787)

#11, I remember that book title from those days, but wasn't old enough to read it then. I remember it was widely discussed.

#58, I love your phrase "Truthaganda." From your posts, it is clear that you know well what we face today in this country, having lived in the Soviet Union. I never would have believed that we in this country would have to worry that our freedoms would be stolen from us. We are fortunate to have people like you to tell us what could happen, if we aren't vigilant.

All great posts. I don't think we can expect anything remotely resembling the truth from the MSM anymore. They lie, and they also lie by omission.

I have never felt more strongly about an election than I do about this one. Many people I know say that, too. Let us all pray that the same God who helped our Founders create this country helps us now.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 10/2/2012 11:27:34 PM     (No. 8905806)

The very fact that the media has so blatantly skewed the facts/truth to elect their candidate as Leader of the free world -- my 33-yr-old daughter (& mother of two) has lost all trust in written history.

She thinks it has always been this way. And it has now trickled down to the canon of scriptures & her faith in God. That is how damaging this Coup d'Etat has been!!

Our Fourth Estate has become more powerful than each of our other three branches of government. And it really isn't our government! I feel like I live in Soviet Russia & Pravda is indoctrinating all the below avg intelligencia, the busy working class who don't have time to search the internet, & the elderly who don't know how to use it.

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