Many times in the past, I have referred to what I call the co-opted media. I have and will continue to compare the MSM to the likes of NAZI propagandists or our friends in the USSR (Pravda). And please make no bones about it. The mainstream media is in fact the propaganda arm of this administration! Before I go further into this, I want to repost an amazing item I found on newsbusters.org. The very fact that anyone connected with the BBC would admit to a liberal bias is in itself a miracle!
BBC Chief Admits 'Massive' Left-wing Bias, Vows to Remedy Imbalance
By Lachlan Markay (Bio | Archive)
Thu, 09/02/2010 - 17:19 ET
BBC Director General Mark Thompson admitted to the UK Daily Mail in an article today that Britain's state-run news outlet has had a "massive" left-wing bias. He insisted, though, that the network is taking steps to remedy the ideological slant.
BBC has a history of promoting the ultra-leftist agenda on most issues. But to see the channel's top dog admit it in an interview with the Daily Mail was quite a sight.
Now if only some television outlets on this side of the pond would do the same.
While Thompson pleaded guilty to a liberal slant, he insisted that a new crop of journalists is changing the political face of the BBC.
The Daily Mail's Paul Revoir reported today:
The TV chief also admitted there had been a 'struggle' to achieve impartiality and that staff were ' mystified' by the early years of Margaret Thatcher's government.
But he claimed there was now 'much less overt tribalism' among the current crop of young journalists, and said in recent times the corporation was a 'broader church'.
He claimed there was now an 'honourable tradition of journalists from the right' working for the corporation.
His comments, made in the New Statesman magazine, are one of the clearest admissions of political bias from such a senior member of its staff.
The BBC has long been accused of being institutionally biased towards the Left, and an internal report from 2007 said it had to make greater efforts to avoid liberal bias.
Talk about honesty!
But while the BBC is looking into ways to remedy its "massive" slant to the left, swaths of the American news media have yet to even acknowledge that that slant exists.
First, do no harm..."
So, what does this say about the American MSM? It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize the open hostility the press has for the mainstream American! We have the bulk of the MSM touting the “recovery summer” doing their damndest to put a rosy face on the absolute failure of the “Socialist in Chief’s” failed policies. We see the lies as to something as simple as a crowd in the mall as to the count! We have the likes of Matthews and Maddow and Olberman and God knows how many others preaching the hard left mantra, lying to their teeth to prove their points. We have the MSM telling us that the unemployment rate went up to 9.6% but this is in fact good news. And of course we have the President make a speech full of the usual lies and in the end the normal “it’s not my fault” bullshit that one has to associate with this cancer that occupies the Oval Office. BTW: From my little part of the world, the disdain that poured out of this idiot as he spoke President Bush’s name was open and discernable for anyone who cared to notice except of course the propaganda ministers in the MSM!
Yet, it doesn’t stop there. If one remembers I wrote a column about the fact that I’m a racist. It must be true because I fit the profile as put forward by the propaganda elites. The media has gone out of their way to vilify the Glenn Beck thing as an affront to MLK. OMG! Al Sharpton says it’s so. Our boy Jesse goes out of his way to say what a racist Glenn is while making sure to remind everyone that he is the only one allowed to wear the mantle of MLK! What about this Justice guy? These three and others are the real racists! Who in the hell gave them the right to claim the mantle of Dr. King? And in turn the MSM dutifully reports their hate as the real way it should be! Example: The MSM went to great pains to point out the scarcity of black people at the Mall rally and gave those who were there short shrift. So, why weren’t there that many there? Read the MSM, it was because they weren’t welcome or were afraid of the racists that would be in the crowd. Bullshit! I read one account that said they were told not to attend as they really weren’t welcome. Funny, but I’m pretty sure there was an open invitation to this event to all!
Yet, the MSM chose to glorify the racist bastards Jesse and Al and demean the half million God fearing, country loving Americans who showed up to preach the concept as all united as one! The shrillness and fervor the MSM puts into lying to the American people has got to make the likes of Goebells, Lenin and others smile broadly in their graves. The quote I have used in the past by Hitler as to telling the big lie has never been more openly on display than it is now as practiced by our national leaders and their propaganda arm, the MSM! We can only hope the American people are finally waking up to the lies and deceit. Our Marxist President lies to his teeth as do so many others in government and our co-opted media meekly obey their handlers.
And yet, they have the utter gall to say there is a free press. NO! There is a mainstream press bought and paid for by the Soviet Style leaders we now have in D.C.
I’m also reposting today’s column by J.C. Watts. As I read this, I remember seeing something a few years ago in the MSM about people like him. Paraphrasing I’m sure, but basically the statements were to the effect that he is the “wrong kind of black” This is always thrown out when any black conservative has something of value to say. And the MSM is always at the head of the line to trumpet this racist hatred. And why not? They must agree with it. After all, I and others are the racists, not those actually practicing it!
America suffers when truly racist actions overlooked
Posted on 02 September 2010
Glenn Beck had a few of his closest friends out for a little gathering on the National Mall in Washington the other day. They gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial and celebrated faith. Just how many people showed up depends on your perspective, I guess.
CBS News said there were 87,000. The New York Times said “tens of thousands.” USA Today gave a rather innocuous non-specific of “huge.” NBC News, no promoter of conservative causes, estimated 300,000. The irrepressible U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota belied her conservative proclivities and claimed a million were in attendance. Beck himself split it down the middle and says 500,000.
Whatever. It was an impressive turnout. And racial provocateurs like Al Sharpton couldn’t have been less pleased.
It seems that Beck had the temerity to schedule this rally on hallowed ground and on a hallowed date. Indeed, he and his friends gathered at this historic spot on August 28 — 47 years to the day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the same location. Beck says he didn’t realize the significance of the date, and took the date made available to him by the National Park Service. After all, how many Americans refer to the King speech as the 8.28.63 speech? I believe him.
Rev. Sharpton didn’t, and raised a stink about the sacrilege of Beck’s rally right up to and during the event itself. He claimed Beck was going to kidnap the dream, or something to that effect
Beck said his only plan was to call our nation back to its faith roots.
Beck did just what he said. Even some of the most hardened liberal commentators like Geraldo Rivera celebrated Beck and the people who came from across the nation to gather in peace and unity.
Why all the hoo-hah over a diverse group of Americans honoring their faith? Rev. Sharpton couldn’t stand the thought of a guy like Beck standing at the same location where Dr. King delivered his transformative speech.
Breaking news! We still have a serious issue with racism in this country. Sadly, there is some race-based controversy in the news every day in this “post-racial” world.
Muslims in New York want to erect a mosque and “community center” in the shadow of Ground Zero. They have every right to do that. But is it the right thing to do? Would it have been right for the Japanese to build a Shinto shrine at Pearl Harbor? Those who support the mosque claim the rights of the Muslims are being denied. I’m not sure how any faith that already has over 300 locations in New York can claim religious or racial intolerance, but it sells newspapers.
Unfortunately, racism is real, and when real racial injustices arise, many tend to be cavalier and shrug their shoulders as if to say “here we go again.”
Can any rational thinker deny that racism was in play at those polling places in Philadelphia in 2008 when members of the New Black Panther party intimidated white voters? Can you imagine the reaction in the media if white men in white robes had denied access to black folks? I daresay the Bush administration would have acted so quickly their little white masks would have spun right off their heads. As it was, the Eric Holder Department of Justice filibustered for months before finally declining prosecution. A travesty of injustice.
When Andrew Breitbart posted a tampered video of Shirley Sherrod speaking at a NAACP gathering to make it appear she took great joy in declining the assistance of a white farmer in need, conservatives yawned in unison while the Obama administration overreacted and relieved her of her job. In both of these instances, Jew, Gentile, Protestant, Catholic, liberal and conservative should have denounced it.
It seems as though, in today’s America, that the very thing that God gave us to hold us together is the very thing that tears us apart. That’s our skin.
In politics, we don’t care what’s true, we want what gives us political relief or short term political gain. Our opinions have motivated us to ignore truth in the name of protecting our political brand.
Politicians and leaders are seduced by the cheer of the crowd to gain more power. Power is a lot more effective with anyone if truth is spoken with it. Yet in today’s politics, we’re quick to pounce on anything racial to make one side or the other look bad.
As painful as racism is, the truly egregious racist acts will get lost in the 24-hour news cycles because of the Chicken Little effect. When polarizing political figures keep crying “the sky is falling” over their perceived slights, black people don’t lose, Hispanics don’t lose, Muslims don’t lose. America loses.
J.C. Watts is chairman of J.C. Watts Companies, a business consulting group. He is former chairman of the Republican Conference of the U.S. House, where he served as an Oklahoma representative from 1995 to 2002. His e-mail address is JCWatts01@jcwatts.com
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