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Vic Biorseth, Wednesday,
April 27, 2016
If you have been with me long enough, by now you know that the level of disgust I hold for the Mainstream News Media is barely concealable. What is disgusting is the tight linkage of media personalities with the power brokers of "The Club" - the elite, high-society owners of the Political Parties. Membership in this elitist club presents a lucrative career path for "Journalists" that is based on persona, celebrity, gravitas, screen-presence, contacts, etc., all of which come before news. And when it gets down to the news, the way the news as reported is always slanted, if indeed it has any thread of truth in it at all.
I first became aware of the Leftist slant to American news reporting as a teenager when Castro won his revolution in Cuba and announced to the world that he was a Marxist-Leninist. Previously positive news coverage of him not only remained positive, but it became more positive, and I thought something was funny about it.
After enlisting in the Army and doing a tour and a half in Vietnam, and seeing the absolutely, blatantly, false way the war was being officially reported in the news, that pretty much sealed it. All of them lied, with no exceptions, but Walter Cronkite led the way.
Walter Cronkite was probably the most believed and most beloved, of all things, Communist traitor in the whole news media, and perhaps in all of American history. His lies, more than any of the others, led to riots in American streets, hatred of US military, the breaking of a presidency, the loss of a war, the loss of yet another citizen representative government to Communism, and the loss of untold thousands of human lives.
And he was and is revered as some kind of journalistic hero.
How did this ever come to be?
His treacherous lies were believed, and they are still believed, by millions. That fact alone demonstrates the massive psychological power of the news media. It began with Woodrow Wilson, our first ideologically Marxist President. To quote:
The tight linkage between the Marxocrat Party and the heavily Marxist media has only grown tighter over the years. It has reached the point where TV personalities have no problem, and not even a popularity problem, in publicly favoring such things as redistribution of private property over Pursuit of Happiness, restricting and controlling human activity over Liberty, abortion, contraception, euthanasia, etc., over Life, discrimination against the white race, exercise of Christianity, chastity, heterosexuality, etc., over Equality.
So much for the Declaration.
Every part of Marxism, everything Marxism stands for, opposes the American Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, and the Marxocrat Party, and their News Media, stand with Marxism, and against America.
A Constitutionalist President and a Constitutionalist Congress could put an end to the linkage between the government and the media very easily and very quickly. The trick is to get a Constitutionalist President and/or a Constitutionalist Congress in session. Not a simple thing to do any more. Since the Political Parties took over our government, nobody reads the Constitution any more. But, let's assume, just for grins and giggles, that we have a Constitutionalist President and a Constitutionalist Congress.
A President could get the gaggle out of the White House. He could order all press off the property, eliminate all of their White House office space and facilities, invalidate their press-pass credentials, fire his Press Secretary and end all daily or other periodic news conferences. He could eliminate the normal inclusion of any press on Air Force One and in all travel entourages.
Congress could do the same thing in the Capital Building and in all Congressional Offices.
There is no need for a President to attend any annual press dinner or other event of any kind. There is no need to grant any interviews.
There is nothing in Article One Section Eight, or anywhere else, referring to the news media or journalists. Journalism has no part in American government. Journalists should not have any more access to government than any other private citizens; special access press passes should be invalidated or ignored by security personnel.
None of this would be an infringement on the First Amendment guarantee of Freedom Of The Press. The Press would remain free to publish or broadcast whatever they wanted to publish or broadcast, at their discretion. But there is no reason they should have any more access than any other citizen. They should be perfectly free to compete for space with all the other citizens in the citizen's gallery. There's nothing special about them.
Thomas Payne, the blogger of his day, was never granted any special access to King George's court. He just got himself a printing press and went to it. Today's media can do the same.
Presidents, Senators, Congressmen and political candidates for office can get their messages out to the people themselves these days; there is no need for an established news media to do that for them. The internet being what it is, and such tools as Skype, Go-To-Meeting, etc. being available, politicians can attend town halls and citizen events in virtual mode, as well as publish their own papers, views and opinions on their own websites, out where the whole world can read them.
They can still do rallies and events as they choose, but physical personal appearance grows less and less necessary every decade. There is less need today for a candidate for high office to wear himself out racing from place to place in an election cycle.
In a similar manner, political debates could be and should be done without professional media inclusion. Whatever venue is chosen, there is no need for any "moderator". All that is required is a time keeper.
The last thing the voting public needs to see is a "neutral" debate "moderator" throwing slow arching softball pitches to favored candidates, and throwing bean-ball pitches at their opponents.
Pick a non-mainstream venue, any venue; from RFD-TV, to Glenn Beck's network, to a still conservative college (if you can still find one) and let the candidates debate, each other; not any moderator.
Keep it simple. Debaters draw straws to see who goes first, second, third, etc. The time keeper can be (and maybe should be) completely automated. All debaters speak or respond, each time, in the exact same rotation.
The debate begins with each contestant making a two minute or less statement, in turn. As each one speaks, his microphone is turned on, all other microphones are turned off, until his time is elapse.
When his time is elapsed, or he indicates he is finished speaking (which may be done by pressing a button), his microphone is switched off and the next candidate's microphone is switched on.
After every candidate has made his opening remarks, the rotation goes round again, in the same sequence, for one minute for each candidate.
Continue in that manner until the time allotted for the whole debate is elapsed, or most of the candidates are asleep, or have left for other appointments, or have died of boredom, whichever comes first.
Maybe that doesn't sound as exciting as what's been going on, but to me it would be infinitely more fair and more honest than what's been going on so far.
Big-time, multi-million dollar per year journalist career paths should just be allowed to die on the vine, and go the way of the old Model T. They can all get jobs in entertainment or the celebrity circuit, with all of their friends and compatriots.
Professional journalism today, for the most part, is worthy of the exact same level of respect due to most popular actors, celebrities, entertainers and popular musicians today.
And that's just about as low a blow and as insulting and degrading of a statement as I can muster at the moment.
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