Freedom of the Press is Dead!
This Is Your Country!
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Our dear friend, Spider Harlotte, is here with me at the breakfast table. She has grown so weary of our country's main stream media. They spin the news to suit their own ideological thinking and to please the Obama administration. Harlotte has asked for the pleasure of our company this morning. She will be preparing blueberry pancakes accompanied by Irish Coffees. Won't you join her?
A Web of Lies and Omissions
Hello, my cherished human family. It has occurred to me that your nation is starting to accept the fact that the media is biased with a yawn and a wave of the hand. That kind of blase acceptance is more dangerous than you realize. When citizens just take the knowledge that the networks are influenced by government and corporate America in their stride, they become a big part of the problem. In order to make informed choices at the polls, you have to be armed with the truth. The truth in the form of news stories uninfluenced by personal bias is the source of your knowledge. An informed voter is an intelligent voter. When you don't demand unbiased reporting, you silently agree to being manipulated.
A Puppet on a String
Dear friends, you have to take a stand now and declare that you refuse to be a puppet on a string. You are being force fed lies that are encouraged and created by the Obama administration. President Obama started this war on journalism and he is not about to give up. It is entirely justified to call this effort on the part of the Obama administration a war. Is it acceptable to send DHS agents to the home of investigative reporter, Audrey Hudson, in a pre-dawn raid? Ms. Hudson helped expose problems within the Department of Homeland Security in articles she wrote for the Washington Post. Agents dressed in full battle gear swarmed through her home looking for weapons. They confiscated her notes without legal authority to do so. Is this the America you have lived in all your lives? Is this the land of the free and the home of the brave? This is an "Obamanation" of freedom and it is time to pay attention and take a stand.
The Obama Administtration is taking aim at journalists who dare to tell the truth. The attack on Fox News is a clear example of this administration's desire to have the public hear only what they want them to hear., The recent resignation of Sharyl Attkisson from CBS News tells the the whole ugly story. As Ms. Attkisson, an investigative reporter, tells her story she reports that CBS "clamped" down on her stories that were critical of the Obama administration. She has also reported that Media Matters targeted her and may have been paid to do so. It is interesting and infuriating to note that Ms. Attkisson was never discouraged from writing hard-hitting and negative articles about the Bush administration.
How free is a society that does not permit freedom of the press? The answer is not free at all. This is what your nation has morphed into. You are being treated like fools. You are being lied to on a daily basisi. You are being kept in the dark about important events. You are being brain-washed by a media that is tainted, biased, unprofessional and dangerous.
It is time to demand more. Stop buying and reading the newspapers that are failing to give you the true bones of a story. Stop watching networks that make lying and distortion a goal in and of itself. Boycott these programs and their sponsors. Write to the networks and voice your disgust and disapproval of their shoddy and painfully biased reporting. Let them know you are fed up.
I don't care what side of the political spectrum you are on. As a human being, deserving respect, you should demand the whole story. Insist upon the facts and tell the mainstream media and the Obama administration that you will decide what position to take on the issues. You won't be able to do that without having access to the truth. Demand it and do it now!
Oh, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive
Sir Walter Scott