Lies of Omission

Sunday, September 11, 2016

More Akin To Goebbles

The best thing that could happen during this presidential election is happening.  Once and for all, the press is being outed as the traitorous bunch of clowns we have always known they were.  Their absolute devotion to anyone not named Trump is driving them into increasingly ridiculous and contemptible positions concerning Hillary Clinton, her crimes and her rapidly declining health.  Their only hope is to push the corpse across the finish line of the election and rally around Tim Kaine.


But, millenials are, for all of the bad press about their addiction to video games and their devotion to smoking dope, are growing concerned that the emperoress has no clothes, despite the fawning description of the beautiful attire. Never before has reality so closely reflected a fairy tale as the blind, deaf and dumb press corps accommodatingly ignoring the obvious flaws of a pre-ordained head of state.  There is always an excuse for a Clinton, always a nuanced explanation that is offered and eagerly consumed by the press.


It depends on what the definition of "heat" is.


The crux of the issue is that the "press" has been given special privileges through our Constitution to allow it to say anything, to print anything they believe is true.  Unfortunately, it does not bind them to reporting what they believe is a lie. This goes to the heart of our Republic and their willing cooperation with a given political party is nothing other than traitorous. Information that they are Constitutionally protected to reveal is being withheld, shielded from the public, information that is necessary for the Republic to function.


They either do not realize, or care (either is just as damning as the other) that their political affiliation is being exposed and that they are willing to submit the nation to any degree of poor judgment, criminal activity, or outright corruption in order to secure the election of "one of their own."


This is not being lost on the Millennials, who do not remember the clout with which Cronkite made his nightly propaganda pitches.  They do not remember the reverence with which Edward R. Murrow broadcast his missives. They are the product of internet information and hold most of our most honored traditions in contempt.  This is the first time they have been able to view the clannish behavior of an outdated "press corps" that does not seem to have a valid function in their eyes.  A tweet is more important than a network broadcast. The media has just dropped trou in front of them and they are taking notice.


Unfortunately, they do not understand or appreciate that there is a Constitutional question here.  Given the extraordinary access a "free press" has been given to the president, members of congress and the judiciary, it is all designed to allow the people, the voters, the ones who actually decide who the office holders will be, information that could not be gained individually.  It is their duty to provide the voters with information that might make a candidate unsuitable to hold office; to expose lies and report the truth, regardless of who the other contender for the office might be.  The press is, right now, acting as voters, as imposing themselves into the election and making a determination for the rest of society.  That is not their Constitutional role and despite the great contempt the Constitution seems to evoke among these "elites," it is still a duty, a responsibility, to reveal the flaws and inadequacies of any given candidate for any given office from dog catcher to president and while they fully understand their responsibility when it comes to Trump, they seem at a complete loss when it comes to Hillary Clinton.


I personally am not all that interested in this election; it is a disgrace, a disappointment to consider either candidate as the best we have to offer; as serious representatives of the American people, but that is not my call and I recognize it. I believe the American people are as disserved by these candidates as they are disserved by the people reporting on the election.


If there is anything to be said about any of it, it is that we always get what we deserve and our lack of principle, our lack of interest in the political process has led to this debacle.  We are the laughing stock of the world and deservedly so.


The only part of it that I do care about is that our Constitution was written with the intellectual understanding of this possibility: that clowns and criminals might be foisted upon us in the dark of political maneuvers and that the founders, the drafters of the document that brought forth this nation, saw only the "free press" as an antidote to this particular governmental ill and that those entrusted with that responsibility have obliterated their own credibility, voluntarily suspended critical thinking in order to produce a political outcome more suited to their political beliefs.


What is worse, is that they, with all of their supposed political understanding and knowledge of world history either do not realize, or care, that their actions are identical to those of cheap propagandists more akin to Joseph Goebbles than Edward R. Murrow.     



4 comments:

  1. I take issue with your evaluation on our candidates for this election. What has happened is that the "Press" you correctly refer to above has made it so hard for a real conservative statesman to run for office that none will try. Who wants the press humiliating your whole family and friends. Putting a negative spin on anything you say or do or any belief you have. While at the same time white washing the liberal/communist candidate and making a saint of them. Your Goebbles analogy is right on point.

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  2. Very good points about the klan-press.
    But are they nevertheless getting the better of you? Given that the press is bashing Trump no end, you do not seem to ask the question whether this a bit over the top. Only stating that towards Trump, they are doing their job.
    I think the press is very happy for having managed to talk you into that corner.

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  3. Very good points about the klan-press.
    But are they nevertheless getting the better of you? Given that the press is bashing Trump no end, you do not seem to ask the question whether this a bit over the top. Only stating that towards Trump, they are doing their job.
    I think the press is very happy for having managed to talk you into that corner.

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  4. People treat the media as an abstract entity and attack it as if deceived and lied. The media has a human face and it is not the people who read from a script they do not write on a TV screen. The perpetrators are the owners of the corporations and they need to be dismantled with anti-Trust laws.
    http://www.rense.com/general44/sevenjewishamericans.htm

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