The following is an excerpt from a work published today by Chrissythehyphenated at Polination.
The so-called “mainstream” media (aka, lamestream media, leftstream media, laughing stock media) includes organizations like ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post. What they do is not journalism; it’s propaganda.
- Journalists educate the public about current events and let individuals decide what it may or may not mean to them.
- Propagandists spin the news in order to promote a political agenda and/or smear their opposition.
Propagandists see absolutely everything through a politically partisan lens. Will it help Us? Will it hurt Us? How can we spin this to make Us look good and Them look bad?
To propagandists, catastrophe is not a time for Americans to come together and mourn until all the facts are known. It’s just another opportunity to smear the enemy which, in the case of our nation’s major media, means “right-wing extremists” … aka, people like you and me.
Here are some recent examples.
February 18, 2010 – Andrew Joseph Stack III flew his Piper Dakota into the IRS office building in Austin, Texas, killing himself and the IRS manager. Thirteen others were injured, two seriously.
Just prior to the crash, Stack posted a suicide note on his website that referred to the “greed” of the IRS, praised Communism, complained about the Catholic Church, and expressed displeasure with American politicians and the government, particularly the Bush administration.
In its reporting on the incident, the Washington Post intentionally omitted Stack’s pro-Communist, anti-Republican screed in order to paint him as a Tea Party protester.
Continue reading at Polination…