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Friday, October 14, 2016

Can We Ever Trust the Media Again?

The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Associated Press, CNN, Fox News…how can we trust anything they say ever again?

All just propaganda sweat sheets. Not a word can be trusted and they prove it every day. I don’t read them, I avoid listening to them whenever possible and I can’t understand why anybody else would either. If they lie about one thing or use “weasel words” to distort the facts, then why should I trust them to even tell me the weather? Should I trust that because THIS TIME they might not be lying?

Don’t think so.

Shades of Clarence Thomas

The recent big lie about Donald Trump has all the timing and suspense of belief as the allegations against Conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas when we was up before Congress for his confirmation vote back in 1991.

This was when a former long-time employee, Anita Hill, was put up by the Democrats at the last minute to claim that Mr. Thomas had sexually harassed her while she was in his employ.

It wasn't just a lie, it was an obvious lie.

Based just on the timing alone the allegation was hugely suspect and although the Political Left who backed her “claim” never took a step backward, her story fell apart on facts alone. Especially the fact that if Ms. Hill was harassed in so unwelcome a fashion, then why did she follow Mr. Thomas from the employ in one firm to another? She had no answer.

But to his credit and for a nation’s thankless task, Justice Thomas has proven to be the most consistent stalwart and defender of the U.S. Constitution as it is written. Not even the late Anthony Scalia could make such a claim.

Anita Hill went on to a lucrative career as a motivational speaker on the college circuit. A gift from her Leftist benefactors for a job well done if not entirely successful.

Such is the world we live in.

The “Conservative Press” is No Better

These supposedly Right Wing talk shows, Rush Limbaugh included but also Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and our local talker Howie Carr all make their bones on trumpeting their “outrage” at what the New York Times and the Boston Globe etc write. I don’t need to hear it from them. I don’t buy or read them so why do I need these guys to tell me what the hell they said? If I wanted to know, I’d read it myself.

But the real reason they do this is because THEY’D HAVE NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT 
otherwise. It’s like the Left Wing and Right Wing press feed off each other. They need each other for their livelihood. They, like the present group of Republocrats and Demlicans, are two sides of the same coin.

And WE are all paying for it.

Human Nature to Believe

I love it when a colleague tells me about some outrageous thing that they heard on a television news show about, well, anybody of prominence or of a situation overseas. I just ask, “Are you stupid? Why would you believe that?”

This is why I have no friends at work.

There are people that I know who tell me what a pack of lies they’ve heard on the news about something and then come running to me about Donald Trump. Why on Earth would you not believe everything else except this?

With what is going on today why would anyone believe a word about what's going on in Syria, Yemen, Russia, the EU or our own presidential election. And a bigger question would be why are they buying these publications or supporting them with the cable subscriptions? 

Make the Slaves Love Their Slavery

This is why freedom never seems to win in public opinion polls. I don’t know what it is, do people not trust themselves? Don’t they want to be free to pursue what makes them happy? Wouldn’t they want to have a healthcare plan they can take with them and can afford free of government and employer mandates? A plan for their individual needs and not paying for everyone else’s?

Wouldn’t people want to have more of their own money that they earn in THEIR OWN pockets so that THEY can choose how to spend it and what businesses to support instead of having it yanked from their paychecks and used for businesses the government chooses instead?

Will people vote for a chance to be rid of excess regulations, a big and intervening government, a press that is so BENT that they take it as a personal task to collude and destroy anybody who has a alternate plan (that means you too Bernie Sanders!)?

We’re going to find out but the one thing I do know is...

The idea of a free press is DEAD.

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