The Third Party Is Exposed November 22, 2008Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
Some years ago, I signed up for a two-year nonfiction writing course through Long Ridge Writers Group. My final assignment was to write a 2,000 word article on a nonfiction topic of my choice. I chose to write an opinion piece on the deteriorating condition of the national and local television news presentations, called, “It’s Not News To Me,” and sent it in. Happily, it received a superior grade, and my certificate was soon in the mail. The article has long since been deleted, and exists only in hard copy in my Long Ridge binder.
But, that writing exercise is not the point here. It just illustrates how long I have been observing and critiquing the manipulated, preformed propaganda that has been passing for “news” since the earliest days of television news. The print media are no better, obviously, but require a whole different point of view.
The 2008 election was entirely, from the first campaign speech to the final “see you tomorrow” the creation of the mainstream media. They selected the candidates, they controlled the campaigns. They controlled the dialogue and the discourse. They manipulated opinion with their polls, and by their decisions on what to leave in and what to leave on the cutting-room floor, with an ease and smoothness that should have left observers gasping at their sheer hutzpah. Something a lot of us forget about these people is that they were in J-schools in Harvard, Princeton, Yale, etc., since the Sixties and Seventies, under the influence of Marxist thought in academia. And America reaps the whirlwind of their indoctrination.
Watching the way the major news outlets pass on what they want you to hear or see can be a lesson in something we could call the Leni Riefenstahl School of Totalitarian Propaganda. In my writing-class lesson, I wrote about the proven times when the mainstream outlets deliberately lied/cheated/attemted entrapment in order to destroy some aspect of capitalism. Take the case of the Food Lion scandal, in which the supermarket chain was driven out of business by trumped-up charges of fraud in the meat department, presumably videotaped by a camera hidden in a wig. The case was thrown out of court because all the evidence pointed to the INNOCENCE of the store, and the network was forced to admit it lied.)
Who could forget the little dustup over the “exploding gas tanks” on the Toyota vehicles? In order to prove the gas tanks would explode, the news people attached a solid-fuel model rocket engine to the gas tank of the demonstration truck, and set it off. Caught in the act, what did they say? They admitted they had lied, but only showed remorse over being caught in their decption. (Don’t even get me started on Dan Rather’s blatant attempt to destroy President Bush by, not FORGING, but FAKING the so-called document that supposedly proved W didn’t show up for Texas Air National Guard duty. At least, in this case, the main perp was made to pay with his job. But the network still believes the lying story, even though it was proven to be false).
Were those “stories” really news? Or were they media-generated showmanship, intended to impress the doltish masses with the news-companies’ altruistic actions against eeevil big business, and designed to make us feel so good at having such intrepid watchdogs on the job that we would not notice the fact that the news stations were not just lying to us, but lying about their lying.
Now, in the aftermath of the recent (entirely media-generated/perpetrated) fraudulent election, we are being expected to be glad that the media’s chosen candidate has been so generously provided to the world. My advice would be the same as it always is: Turn OFF your television news, cancel your big-city newspapers and so-called newsmagazine weeklies. Turn to the internet and Conservative talk radio instead, and get real news and opinion instead of propaganda and newspeak. Learn the real truth about what the Third Party intends for you and your business, your rights, and your posterity.