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There We Went Again
American Spectator, by Matthew Sheffield & Noel Sheppard

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/16/2012 6:12:33 AM

Most observers of the 2008 presidential campaign -- even including some liberals after the fact -- were shocked and appalled by the media´s pro-Barack Obama sycophancy. Unfortunately, the intentional and unintentional advocacy of the media on behalf of Obama was even worse in 2012. There are many reasons why the conservative movement failed to achieve electoral success this year, but perhaps one of the most significant is the enduring power and influence of the left-dominated "mainstream" media. The 2012 cycle demonstrated that left-wing journalists have far more sway on Americans´ opinions than many conservatives have been willing to admit.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kiwikit, 11/16/2012 6:21:28 AM     (No. 9017704)

I honestly believe that those who voted for BO can not be influenced through rational arguments. I read the WSJ / financial writers like James Pethokoukis making solid logical reasons for political decisions and respond with ´why bother?´ They simply don´t care about anything but belonging to the Obamacult and getting their ´stuff!´ Depression doesn´t express half of what I feel about the loss of our country. I think it began
in the ´40s with the removal of morality in
our schools and continues with their
pushing not just ignoring ethics but mocking it!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fljack, 11/16/2012 6:36:43 AM     (No. 9017718)

Romney got it right when he said that Obama bought the election with free stuff from the government.

The second factor is purely emotional and totally irrational: the hard left and special interests love their leaders unconditionally and hate anyone from the middle or right. Anyone who even questions the leader is an enemy forever who must be destroyed.

The third group is the 35 and under crowd, who were never taught about the greatness of America or American History; who saw their teachers and peers wearing "Che" tee shirts; to whom the gulags, mass murders and the brutality of the Soviet, Chinese and socialist regimes are nothing more than titles of books, never read.

The latter has NO IDEA that their standard of living is on a downward trajectory and that they are headed to a two class society: a small segment of the very rich, elite ruling class and them.

So sad.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: chillijilli, 11/16/2012 7:09:36 AM     (No. 9017766)

Somewhere in the 60s Journalism 101 changed missions from being objective to "being the voice of people who had no voice, i.e. minorities." Nowadays, with the advent of 24/7 news, the constant repetition makes minority opinions and advocacy appear to be MAJORITY opinion. Every day, all day we hear a drumbeated story about 1 sad situation out of 300 million. The result is completely distorted news, in that respect.
The alphabets & CNN etc are very careful to be factual with their reportage to avoid litigation. The problem is what information they do NOT report. By intentionally WITHHOLDING certain information from the public, they are no longer providing a service to create an informed public. They have crossed the line into propaganda.
The ONLY way to stop this assault on the citizenry is to BOYCOTT the mainstream media. We have such power collectively! Unfortunately, Pubbies don´t know how to organize a media boycott effectively. Until we do, we give them no reason to stop their abuse of power.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/16/2012 7:09:51 AM     (No. 9017767)

Despite $6 trillion in new debt.mostly aimed at other liberals and a lap dog media Obama still barely won and even then it´s questionable.

Even though Obama won.Republicans are still the villains for getting in the way of his master plan which is nothing but locking up future elections.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/16/2012 7:35:20 AM     (No. 9017822)

Excellent points #2. Americans need to wake up to the meaning of "Dictatorship"...and get used to living in one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: owl, 11/16/2012 7:42:50 AM     (No. 9017830)

The most flagrant Lame I hear is Fox News radio - a constant whitewash coming from the air . The socialists complain about Fox ? . Ha!!. Lisa Brady ( whatever her real name ) would be all smiles if she were in the company of The Crone , Pelosi . I danced when the local station dumped ABC , only to be sadly depressingly disappointed .

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TrojanHorse, 11/16/2012 8:29:01 AM     (No. 9017922)

Re Poster#3´s comment to target the media by boycotting. That is not a bad idea. I have often thought about how we can counter their influence, and it just hit me. As a whole they are undeniably powerful. Individually less so. Why don´t we use one of the Alinsky tactics from the left "Isolate and Freeze" against them? Determine which media outlet is the weakest against a boycott and organize a boycott against it. I think their media brethren will only see the potential loss of one competitor and ignore it. Once we knock off the first one, we go to the next weakest and onward an upward. Granted this may be a slower process than most would like but it would be effective. We didn´t get ourselves into this mess overnight and I don´t know of any quick fix solutions. But we can do something. With intial succes I suspect our efforts would pick up steam. Using this same method towards our individual school systems could prove useful as well.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/16/2012 9:56:13 AM     (No. 9018160)

0bama and the MSM never fooled a single person who did not want to be fooled. What the Left and their media cohorts are doing skillfully is to provide a ´conscience escape valve´ which many take gladly. The 49 state landslide that Reagan won had exactly similar arguments being made. They never worked.

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