By Jim Killebrew
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[June 26, 2014]
main stream liberal media is getting a lot of heat lately for their
lack of news coverage surrounding hot-spot political issues and
soft-ball questions they pose to the Administration. It seems they
have been charged with being an extension of the Administration.
Rather than practicing journalistic challenges to Administration
policies, especially those of which a majority of Americans are not
in favor, the media appears to have fallen in line with the policies
no matter what. The tactics the liberal media have used, and
continue to use, are nothing more than blind ambush and attack for
no other reason than to destroy the opposition party.
If it looks as if the and conservative individual in business or politics,
or even in the private sector may possibly run for President of the United
States, the liberal media sharpens their claws to mount the attack on
character. Even if that conservative person has been the Governor for a
couple of terms and for the most part has been a good one. Or perhaps a
person like Dr. Ben Carson who is a neurosurgeon with impeccable credentials
is not immune to the insults and attacks from the liberal media. Perhaps not
too much is known about him outside of his medical profession, but it seems
he is a conservative and speaks conservative ideas across the country. From
most accounts he is a pretty good guy with upstanding character and
integrity. Too bad, he will be fodder for the media hounds who are already
drooling to jump in and rip him apart. People of high character and honesty
lose before they even enter the game. I would be surprised if he decides to
enter the fray. The same thing is in store for any conservative person who
dares to present him/herself for any high public office. Look at Sarah Palin
who was on the Republican Ticket in 2008.
People with character and savvy are not going to put themselves out there
because of what our media have become. They are like birds of prey, circling
just overhead ready to strike anyone who even appears to challenge their
sacred liberal agenda. They don't just ask questions or challenge issues or
ideas, they attack the person with a vengeance to destroy the person and
reputation. They fight dirty and aim to destroy; they hover closely to
strike at any moment. They start rumors and lies about the person's
character and rise up people from the person's past to castigate and
intimidate the person's family and friends.
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All people have done things in their past that would be
embarrassing if the beam of daylight were focused directly on
specific incidents. Unfortunately, the press sees itself without
sin, for they surly are on the front line to cast the first stone.
Could it be that liberal media anchors, graduating from liberal
universities, taught by liberal professors, mingling with liberal
friends, working at liberal networks and owned by liberal
corporations have simply never gained any other perspective except
the liberal perspective? Or at the very least perhaps they have
forgotten to formulate independent questions that seek to discover a
perspective other than their own. And of course, perhaps the most
egregious of all they have simply never been able to control their
own bias in favor of liberalism, and simply don't care.
It is too bad we sometimes have to settle for the second string of
long-time politicians who have already been "vetted" by the media.
Most of them have spent a lifetime in politics from one position to
another. They wait in line and the political parties just seem to
give the nod because it is "just their turn."
[By JIM KILLEBREW]
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