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The Palace Guard MSM Drops the Mask
PJ Media, by Ed Driscoll

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Posted By:steveW, 6/26/2014 1:26:53 AM

Since its birth in the 1920s with the first national radio networks, the modern MSM has always had a cozy relationship with power, and until the creation of Fox News, one channel on your TV dial or satellite guide, that power has almost exclusively meant their fellow Democrats. The media have long voted overwhelmingly Democrat in presidential elections; as Walter Cronkite once said at a Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner in the mid-1990s, in-between feting the Clintons on his yacht in Martha’s Vineyard, “Everybody knows that there’s a liberal, that there’s a heavy liberal persuasion among correspondents.” But in the

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"The news", when run by and for the benefit of Democrats, seems to be the only business practice where fraud can be committed with utter impunity.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Advocate, 6/26/2014 3:11:32 AM     (No. 9900132)

Remember seeing Cronkite cozying up to Kennedy after his retirement and feeling a sense of revulsion.
His dishonest reporting about Tet condemned the south Vietnamese to communist hell and American soldiers to undeserved shame and failure,
Nothing has changed with msm as they coverup Obamas crimes and genuine failures.
Fortunately, we have the internet and talk radio- although that could change.
Twc put Al Jazeera on its package- who needs to pay for gores propaganda money terrorist funder bonanza?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 6/26/2014 8:36:49 AM     (No. 9900329)

I read once that FBI files revealed Cronkite working hand in hand with college anti war protesters, offering them nightly news coverage if they´d stage some protests.

He was also caught on tape in a PBS interview stating he liked to "shape the news".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/26/2014 8:39:27 AM     (No. 9900332)

David Brinkley recounted in his memoir the years of socializing, even vacationing, with the Robert Kennedy family while he (Brinkley) was bringing us unbiased, balanced, nonpartisan news.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nevernaught, 6/26/2014 9:17:39 AM     (No. 9900395)

Of course this Administration is blatantly crooked and the media knows it, ignores it, and in truth promotes it. I don´t think this is what the country´s founders had in mind when the Fourth Estate was the guardian of freedom, not an enabler of a Government enslaving the very citizens they were elected to serve.

The damage they have done to the Republic deserves a revolution starting with the media and ending with prison time for criminal politicians for the damage they have inflicted upon a once great Republic.

I saw a woman wearing a T-shirt yesterday at Costco that said in large letters... ´I didn´t choose to be a Mexican, I just got lucky´. Pretty much in your face, but you have to admire her for her nerve.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: peterfleming, 6/26/2014 9:58:29 AM     (No. 9900451)

Driscoll writes a perfect article, citing the amazing H L Mencken, who believed all good newspapers (in the old days there were only newspapers) all good newspapers have a prime function .....to serve as sort of a PERMANENT OPPOSITION IN POLITICS".

That IS the American spirit, poking fun at seriousness, fusing attention to hypocrisy, shouting to the rooftops about obvious fraud and crime, complaining about stupidity and waste. THAT´S AMERICA !

Except for Fox on TV, talk radio, and now the internet,
we are deprived of openness in all newspapers, local, cable and network TV, they´r all sick, censoring, phony serious in real news, and laughing like nothing´s happening. We all need to attack our local media impostors instead of giving them a free ride into oblivion. The locals and networks will not cover IRS the open border, Bnghazi, releasing 5 terrorist generals, we have to call in and complain, keep emplaning, don´t let them get away with Washington crime cover up.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: little guy, 6/26/2014 10:12:47 AM     (No. 9900469)

The fact that the liberal media is in bed with Democrats is not the real news here. Does anyone in their fair & right mind think otherwise? Imagine Karl Rove running a news program on t.v. the way George Stuffin´-Envelops does. Really?

The point --- the take away, as they say --- is that we conservatives must use the so-called social media the way the Demo-rats do and just go around the papers, t.v., etc. Become your own media source! Learn to forward articles to your friends! Learn to cut-and-paste into e-mail and send important stuff around instead of just pictures of kittens (ok, they´re cute) but you get the idea.

I have a master contact list in my e-mail I call "GOP II". Inside that folder is a list of over 120 names that get info I find interesting and conservative. One click is all it takes, and I forward stuff from Lucianne, Real Clear, American Thinker, et. al . So far, only 2 people have asked to be removed from my list. Spread the word yourself!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MEMcL, 6/26/2014 10:58:43 AM     (No. 9900546)

We need citizen action! If you Google "News media contact list", you will get a list of phone numbers and email addresses for all of the major media outlets.

I plan to keep calling the numbers on the list to express my outrage that stories such as the invasion on the border and the IRS abuses are not being covered on their news outlets. If enough of us raise the issue, they will find it more blatant to ignore us.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jimmiet, 6/26/2014 11:00:14 AM     (No. 9900548)

Our founders warned that in order to keep what they created required constant vigilence. They weren´t talking about the press, they were talking about the citizens and the individual responsibility that each of us carries. We the people have failed, failed miserably in upholding our responsibilty as American citizens. Far too many good people have stood by and allowed this to happen.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 6/26/2014 11:40:18 AM     (No. 9900608)

The Internet is the only thing standing between us and complete ignorance of what goes on in our own country, even Fox news has a pro-amnesty viewpoint and avoids anything that informs about that topic.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: William1, 6/26/2014 1:38:33 PM     (No. 9900804)

Newsmax has just appeared on DirectTV (Ch. 349) and Dish. I´m becoming disaffected with FNC/WSJ and their pimping for amnesty.

Newsmax is in its infancy, and it shows. A somewhat meager program schedule, with lots of repeats and infomercials. I´ll bet it gets stronger as viewership increases. It´s well worth a look.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4Justice, 6/26/2014 2:12:44 PM     (No. 9900843)

I am always posting important articles on my Facebook. I only have one "friend" (I don´t even really know her...she just happened to go to my high school and was a year or two ahead of me) that argues the left side against me all the time. I do have one friend from high school days who thinks my posts are funny and something from the Onion(she is a total lefty and loves the socialist South American governments--like Venezuela and Bolivia) but she rarely speaks up anymore. I just told her that I am glad I could entertain her. heh heh

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Reply 12 - Posted by: archbishopofaberlour, 6/26/2014 5:05:58 PM     (No. 9901056)

#6: Great idea with the master contact list. I´m forming mine now.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/26/2014 5:10:36 PM     (No. 9901062)

They (the MSM) have always been too chummy with the Democrats, whom they revere.

Recall Uncle Walter on his boat with Clinton?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pineledger, 6/27/2014 6:18:50 AM     (No. 9901567)

Blackberrys ditch email after 30 days and the calendar generally after 6 months. The contact list might be interesting, though.

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