Realists must admit that the Democrats have no regard for the Constitution, and that big money people, all progressive liberals, own the US networks. Consequently, they control a large portion of American thought, just like the commies did in the early part of the 20th century.
Let's be real here for a minute at least. Who in their right minds would have ever voted for such a lousy President as Barack Hussein Obama, if the progressive, liberal, corrupt media were not pressing them every day to love Obama, though he had already proved himself to be a worthless President. His only recordable accomplishment in life so-far is a failed presidency. Yet, the well-paid and biased corporate media did their best to convince most Americans that Obama had the best message for the future.
Dumass Americans bought the message sight unseen and the man is now the President again. The worst President of all time is now President again. Either there was malfeasance in the election precincts or the country is now populated only by third graders, who love to vote with fake IDs. Let's figure it was the former, not the latter. I sure hope Americans did not fall for the gospel according to the prevaricator in chief! But, I do not know!
The message matters and the number of times the message is delivered matters. We conservatives need our own news outlets. Propaganda works! More people would be conservatives if we had a better than 1 to 13 ratio in TV news outlets.
Unfortunately, media bias cannot be overcome over the long haul unless the world changes or the messages that are seen change. As hard as it is for any thinking person with the power of observation to believe, the people, who voted for Obama, still believe that the media is honest. Would they think differently if they knew that the notion of the free press in America had already become passé? "Believe at your own peril!"
The liberal progressive corporate media owners decreed that conservative thought must be eliminated and dumass Americans bought into the idea. That was the day that honest news died. It was a different version of "Bye Bye Miss American Pie!" But it was surely the day that honest news along with the free press died!
One of my recommendation themes is that all of this can be made better in the future if there were more national cable TV stations offering an alternative message to the corrupt 24 hours a day media. This day may come in the future if we can get conservatives and Republicans to invest. We should all hope this day comes soon.
Recently the news in conservative circles has been centered on powerful Republican legislators stiffing solid conservatives by removing them from policy committees. This will not help our cause in the short term for sure. If it continues with no acceptable explanation, in four or eight years, the Republicans will be gone. Eventually, a strong, principled, conservative Party will emerge in which no RINO types are permitted.
There will of course still be a Democrat party. Hopefully, the good people in my party will shed the chaff. One day maybe there will be a progressive party with just two or three members, who cannot find candidates. Real Democrats in the Democrat Party can then reemerge to espouse the principles of the common man, and not those of the socialist progressive elite, who now dominate.
Since conservatives are actually overwhelmed by the progressive news dominance, one would have thought that by now, without my encouragement, the financial people in the conservative movement would have already been starting up more and more media outlets, using the TV / Cable medium. Conservatives are being beaten to death by nasty commentators on progressive TV stations and yet there is not one completely conservative station, other than EWTN. Praise God!
Without investment in getting clean thought out to the people, progressives will win again and again and again. They duped the easily influenced uninformed Americans into buying their slop in the most recent election. Americans have a tendency of trusting to a fault. That creep, David Letterman must have told them to vote for Obama. Once a people stop demanding truth and honesty and they discard integrity, progressives will be there to pick up the pieces and capitalize upon the weaknesses. They know how to win elections by lying about how much they care about people.
Progressive Democrats know that they can win any game they invent that is based on greed, lust, envy, and of course personal satisfaction. They completely convinced dumass Americans that they needed the stuff the Democrats were peddling. Otherwise, Barack H. Obama would now be back in Chicago, serving time as a Community Organizer.
Fox, though not a bad conservative network; is just not good enough to be the sole provider of prime time thought for all of conservative America. If Fox were more perfect, for example, it would be mounting a more meaningful campaign against the biased and corrupt US media. It cannot take on that mission for business reasons. I would like to have a number of new cable network stations that can take on that mission for business reasons. I bet these new stations can spin a lot of trade, and speak a lot of truth, and in so doing, they can make a lot of money.
I never thought it would work as everybody with TEA Party values are my neighbors, whether Democrat or Republican. Yet, the debased and nefarious corporate media chose to label the TEA Party as an irrelevant, lying, spiteful organization funded by the rich. There was no countervailing voice. Even the rich believed it since it was on Network TV. As expected, Dumass Americans believed it.
OK, the TEA Party may not be totally pure as some rich dollars may have reached its coffers from huge conservative donors but think of the billions of progressive dollars that ushered an inept President into a second four year term.
TEA Party people are non-elite regular people who think in mostly conservative thought patterns. They are your mom and dad and your uncle and aunt and the guy down the street that used to give you your ball back. How the dirty press was successful in defaming your grandparents is something I never thought could happen. Why many Americans believed this claptrap for me is more of puzzlement.
Even I would dig deep to prevent all of that if I could. Besides there is nothing wrong with being successful as being successful typically brings rewards. Why Republicans let Democrats win by fighting against the American Dream is another example of how conservatives are underserved by the supposedly free media. Nobody told them that parents want children to be successful. People surely do not want their children to be successful and then be forced to work for poverty wages in a redistributive society.
Regarding Fox's theoretically balanced message—who says it is fair and balanced? Is it really fair and balanced? Is it even fair? Knowing every other station is in the tank for the Democrats, how can a Network showing the Democrat side at all claim fairness?
Since there are so many news outlets for the other side, the group of six networks as outlined in part II have succeeded in minimizing Fox's "balanced message" notion. Quite frankly, as a true conservative, I am very sick of Fox's balanced message and I think we all deserve better for our viewing dime. Right now, Fox is all we have and that hurts the chances for Republicans to win the big offices.
It is time to get off the Fox bandwagon by having another valid choice. Let Rupert Murdoch set up his own conservative full-time station. Another idea would be for Dick Morris, Lou Dobbs, Pat Buchanan, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, Mark Steyn, Mark Levin, and maybe even el Rushbo put a few bucks together to create the type of network station TV messaging needed to win elections. It surely does not exist today. After that of course, at least three or four other conservative stations would still be needed.
Without Fox, it is possible that conservatives would have nothing at all. So, we do thank the Lord for the Fox we have. The Democrats do so well in elections because they own the rest of the cable and network media. Considering that Rupert Murdoch can change his mind any day about his stance on conservativism, Fox is not an assured thing for the long haul for avowed conservatives.
For my money, you can take the liberal side of Fox and toss it. It is confusing to get two messages, and even if a wandering viewer switched from Big Ed on MSNBC, and they caught Alan Colmes, Jehmu Greene, Bob Beckel, Kirsten Powers, or Juan Williams on Fox, it would be like they had not changed the channel. These five and the many other voices of conservative dissent on Fox should be shipped to MSNBC where they belong.
If Fox were to do that, its viewership would increase, and conservatives could feel assured when sending a potential conservative convert over to the network. Short of that, we need a number of conservative networks and lots of cable TV stations.
The progressive presence on Fox dilutes a surprisingly good Fox message. This is why I turn Fox off right away when these people appear. I bet many, like me, do the same. Let O'Reilly bloviate about how fair he is while we conservatives cringe, knowing that even the great O'Reilly would sell conservatives out in a minute for higher ratings.
To repeat my message to Republicans and conservatives with the resources—buy up existing media outlets or create your own. How about ME TV? A less favorable option is to be content to never win national elections again!
With the Powerball just a few weeks ago at $580 million, if a few new conservative news outlets arose from nowhere a few days or a few weeks later, you could have concluded intuitively that it was me who brought them online. It would not have been the Notre Dame Coach. But, alas, I did not win the Powerball. I did have my several tickets, with major goals in mind. My chances of winning were about even with the chances that a change resistant Republican Party will ever win another national election.
Run of the mill conservatives like me and many of my friends have learned that anybody that offers a countervailing point to the Democrat message is quickly labeled a racist, a bigot or something worse. Republicans have no clue as to how to fight this. They take it on the chin and lose the intellectual battle every time. Fox makes it worse by inviting the other side to speak. It is counterintuitive on a conservative station to have another side.
Why Republicans cannot say what I just said is why they lose. Why Republicans are already looking for a reason for conservatives to not vote for them in the next election is less of a conundrum for me than in years past. I am not at all happy about all the wimps in the Republican Party. If Republicans show no guts and no principles, I too am inclined to go back to being a slime-ball Democrat if I cannot be a new member of the new conservative party, when it is christened.
If conservatives want to win elections, we must convince the GOP to keep their stodgy ole fungal infested thoughts out of the process. Republicans do not know how to win a small battle in Congress and surely cannot be trusted to be the front team in a national election.
Many conservatives, just like you and I, feel that John Boehner has not been the right leader for conservatives, and his offering everything milquetoast approach will bring back nothing to conservatives. Boehner should no longer be the Speaker. If there is a conservative wall of shame, give me the name of the Republican who should be the first on the wall? Check out www.conservativewallofshame.com for the test case. I placed Boehner there already as he could not win a poker game if he had his own deck of cards. Do you agree? Check this site every week to see if the guys in the party of Lincoln really represent conservatives. I am not sure how much support the wall of shame needs to hold all the Republicans who think the Tea party, rather than the Democrats are the enemy.
Surely there is a conservative out there who has a few bucks (quite a few) that can create the news outlets that we need. Hopefully, they can also help create a conservative party at the national level. A great percentage of US are longing for a conservative party to avoid the tyranny of the Republicans. Let Republicans back conservatives for national offices and conservatives will back Republicans for state and local prizes. When we become a party, if need be, we will ask for our capital "C" for the Conservative Party. Republicans simply do not appreciate US and they do not work hard enough for our support.
How did we get to this non free press moment? All of this dialogue began by a discussion about the free press in America. There is none today. There is no non-partisan voice to champion the rights of all people because all news outlets today are not only impure; they are biased and beholden to corporate interests. In the past, the press was impure but it had factions on all sides of an issue. In those days, even before Congress could figure it out, the press would offer cogent thoughts for sane politicians. Today's press is corrupt and only the people by revolting; can ever make it again pure. And so, countervailing power is our only hope.
I am encouraged by one-time Democrats who choose not to eat the media garbage. Despite their great opportunity to enrich themselves as Democrats, they choose to do the right thing. My heart melts for people of such a mind.
For example, I have come to love Democrat Pat Caddell in a metaphysical way in the past few months. Caddell got a lot of work from the Democrats in his career, and so, as I too am a distraught conservative Democrat, his words mean an awful lot to me. He worked for presidential candidates George McGovern in 1972; Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980; Gary Hart in 1984; Joe Biden in 1988; and Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown in 1992. Caddell would like the Democrats to represent old time values and he would like the press to be a free press again. I will mostly end this op-ed with his profound words from right before the big Obama win. I will then provide a nice surprise.
Pat Caddell: "... If I were the Romney campaign... I would be telling the American people, they're [the corrupt press] not trying to stop me; they're trying to stop you! ... And I would have made the press themselves an issue because, until you do, what happens is, they are given the basic concession of authenticity and accuracy, or that they are credible...
"But all I want to conclude to this is that we face a fundamental danger here. The fundamental danger is this: I talked about the defense of the First Amendment. The press's job is to stand in the ramparts and protect the liberty and freedom of all of us from a government and from organized governmental power.
"When they desert those ramparts and decide that they will now become active participants, that their job is not simply to tell you who you may vote for, and who you may not, but, worse—and this is the danger of the last two weeks—what truth that you may know, as an American, and what truth you are not allowed to know, they have, then, made themselves a fundamental threat to the democracy, and, in my opinion, made themselves the enemy of the American people.
"And it is a threat to the very future of this country if we allow this stuff to go on. We have crossed a whole new and frightening slide on the slippery slope this last two weeks, and it needs to be talked about."
The free press is dead! Long live the free press.
Bravo Pat Caddell... and thank you! Now the surprise, borrowed with "free press" modifications from the legendary great, Don McLean
A long long time ago
I can still remember how
Liberty and freedom of the press made me smile
And I knew if I could help out
That I could teach what it was all about
And I could do it freely for a long while
But all the lies they made me shiver
In papers to me I had delivered
False news, lies, on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step
I can now remember when I first cried
When I read untruths about American pride
It touched me really deep inside
**The day the free press died**
... Bye Bye....
As Typing Instructor—Charles E. Weller may have said many times:
"Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their [country]."
So be it!
We can do a lot better when we again choose to try!