Fiddling With the News
Harlotte is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, February 2, 2015. Our dear friend, Spider Harlotte, is at the breakfast table this morning. She is a little bent out of shape today because she simply cannot take the manipulation of the mainstream media anymore. Harlotte has asked me to extend an invitation to all the poppers this morning. She is looking forward to sharing a meal of hot buttered muffins and Irish coffee while she rants on about the decline of journalism in America. We are looking forward to your arrival.
A Death in the Nation
Thank you all for joining me this morning. I doubt there is a person alive today who doesn't realize that journalists who still remember what it means to accurately report the news are being silenced by this administration and the networks that do as they are told by the White House. A case in point occurred when the major broadcast networks refused to cover reports that one of the five Taliban detainees exchanged for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2014 has been trying to rejoin the terror group in Afghanistan. CNN did cover the story, followed by Fox News. ABC, CBS and NBC passed on the story. Just for the record these three networks also ignored the passage by the Senate of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The vote was bipartisan and that must have really annoyed the administration and their loyal subjects in the media.
The Press is Not Free
Former CBS investigative correspondent Sheryl Attkisson told senators that the job of getting at the truth has never been more difficult since Obama entered the White House. This administration withholds information from its citizens and they are very adept at threatening the access of journalists honestly trying to do their jobs. News organizations who are determined to get to and report the truth are bullied by President Obama and his team. The end result is an ignorant voting public. In the eyes of this administration nothing could be finer than citizens who are compliant and being driven by state supported misinformation. Something has to give before the American people are completely cut off from the truth about their nation and ultimately their lives. The freedoms that we have come to expect in this country are now under siege thanks to an administration that holds its needs before those of the American people. The fact that those in Washington serve on behalf of the people is a message long since lost.
Government Intervention is a No-No
The FCC has been toying with the idea of delving into the nation's newsrooms to determine the process by which stories are selected for coverage. If they are concerned about bias the jury is already in. Yes, the mainstream media is biased. Yes, the mainstream media picks and chooses what they want the people to know. Yes, the mainstream media does as they are told by this administration. Allowing the FCC to stick its intrusive nose into this mess is not the answer. Things are already pretty bad. The FCC can only further move America away from the notion of a free press by jumping in and deciding what they should be doing. The government is already dictating what the American people are allowed to know because of media outlets friendly to this president or alternatively afraid of him. Once government intrudes it never goes away, ever.
The Public Must Lead the Way
The best way out of this mess is for concerned citizens to support a free press by tuning in, writing to the news outlets and making their opinions known loud and clear. If we stop tuning into to stations that manipulate the news, their numbers will go down and so will their revenues. We can drive them out of business or force them to shape up by depriving them of our viewership and our dollars. Of course the best thing we can do is elect a president who remembers what America is all about. The best thing we can do is elect a president who values and respects a free press. The best thing we can do is elect a president who wants to restore our nation to the prominent position it once held in the world. It is time to turn our backs on all those who want to bring us to our knees in front of the world. Ignorance is definitely not bliss. We are in this mess because of stupidity. There was absolutely nothing amazing about candidate Obama and yet we gave him access to the highest office in the land. He needs to be replaced with a person of considerable talent. He needs to be replaced by someone who loves this country and is willing to pull out all the stops to undo all the damage done over the last six years. Restoring journalism to its intended goal is part and parcel of the process. An informed public is an absolute necessity.
Oh, what a tanged web they weave
When first they practice to deceive....
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