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I believe this election will be a referendum on the shrinking influence of the Mainstream Media.

Mainstream Media is losing ground with American TV audiences.  Instead of defending Americans against an over-bearing government intent on regulating and taxing every aspect of our lives, it has become the henchmen for the big-government agenda of the Left aka the Democratic Party.  For that reason, it’s losing viewers in historic proportions.

Already suffering their lowest ratings in decades, talking heads like Erin Burnett, Andrea Mitchell, Soledad O’Brien, Diane Sawyer, keep spewing their garbage to an ever-shrinking Leftist audience.  People are basically sick and tired of mainstream media kissing Obama’s ass and propping up his Communist Agenda.  The 4th estate was originally put in place to guard our freedoms against an overbearing government.  Today, the MSM, is their propaganda arm.

Today’s mainstream media are seen as anti-American screwballs who have been brainwashed by liberal professors into believing and projecting an increasingly Communist/Marxist worldview.  Is it because those in mainstream media are stupid?  Do they lack critical thinking skills? Or are they brainwashed by leftist ideology to the point of no return?  Do they really think that stealing from the rich to give to the poor actually solves any economic problems?  Is the LEFT really THAT STUPID?

The manner in which the LEFT reflects bias can be found in its current attempt to harass Mitt Romney about previous tax returns (which he’s not required to do) — yet will not question Obama or any of his associations about his college applications, grades or papers he’s written.  They don’t even want to ask Why is Obama spending millions on hiding all this information from the media and the public?  Why aren’t the media even curious about Obama’s background?

My theory  – the media has a political agenda, which happens to coincide with the big government, leftist view of the world – that government should run every aspect of our lives.  A few good journalists exist that haven’t drunk the Marxist Koolaid – John Stossel comes to mind.   He still believes in individual freedom, limited government, lower taxes and free markets.  Andrew Breitbart was another New Media pioneer who fought the hypocrisy of Left Media with every breath he took, until his dying day.  I also think this is how most Americans (and immigrants) feel.  And the recent explosion of conservative media outlets (breitbart.com, newsmax.com, dailycaller.com, newsmax.com, theblaze.com etc.) and bloggers like Michele Malkin, to name a few, is nothing more than a retaliatory phenomenon to the extreme left-wing view of the big networks.  At least now Americans can choose the media they wish to consume.  Unfortunately, media’s transformation from being impartial guardians of our freedoms to reflecting partisan political points of view on both sides is a direct result of liberal professorial tenure at our public colleges, which allows people who have never owned a business or engaged in commerce to pontificate on how the world should work.  An old saying comes to mind, “Those that can’t do, teach.”

It’s my contention that most Americans still believe in the Constitution, American Sovereignty, limited government and free markets.  For that reason, we are seeing more activism on the right, more mothers and grandmothers and small business owners getting active on social media, starting blogs, joining discussions, tea party groups etc. to network with other like-minded Americans.

If the mainstream media is a reflection of mainstream American – then we can kiss our liberties goodbye this election as Obama wins a 2nd term.  But, if mainstream media is NOT a reflection of the concerns of real Americans, then I believe Mitt Romney will be our next President winning easily.  I’m betting on the latter.

Digg Inc., once the media darling of the Leftist Huffington Post, was at one time, a social-media pioneer once valued at more than $160 million.  Today it is selling for the deeply discounted price of about $500,000 – basically worthless, and I’ll tell you why that is the case.

Like CNN, NPR, and AirAmerica, Digg is proving once again, that mainstream America, tech-savvy America, is not the leftist haven as HuffPo and other rabid leftist bloggers who flooded Digg with nasty posts, imagined it to be.

In a free market, the cream rises to the top, the best products are innovative and responsive to user demands (Apple), the success of some media over others clearly is a reflection of its audience and their preferences.  We now know, without a shadow of a doubt, that Conservative Talk Radio has grown, while Air America (the Left’s attempt at liberal radio programming) is struggling to stay on the air.  CNN’s skewed programming has left it but a shadow of it’s former self due to abandoning fair and balanced journalistic reporting for a Leftist point of view.  Viewers and listeners can discern when they’re hearing slanted reporting.  And I think Americans are basically intelligent enough to be distrustful of government bureaucrats and politicians.  So when media outlets defend, support, promote and even advocate for one candidate over another, it’s clear that viewers will walk away.

Americans don’t want to be force-fed a big-government agenda, especially not by the media (once heralded as the 4th Estate and protector from all evils of government). Instead, mainstream media, and their Social Media henchmen, like Digg, have become nothing more than a propaganda arm for Big Government advocates like President Obama and the Democrats.

Americans are distrustful of government by nature.  So even when a new phenom social media and news-sharing site like Digg shows up, people are attracted by its novelty & it’s potential as a source of news dissemination.  Instead, Digg became the propaganda arm of the LEFT (Democrats, Socialists, Obama etc.).  It was only a matter of time when it’s demise would be imminent, much like Air America and now CNN.

Lesson to be learned:   Sites purporting to be one thing (impartial disseminators of news), while in reality, became whores for the Left’s Socialist agenda (which is inherently anti-American), are doomed for the dustbin of history, and in this case, made Digg a worthless entity, and a real find for the bargain hunting investor.

 

If you think that Digg.com is somehow representative of the diversity of opinion and news sources in the world, you better take a closer look. I’ve been tracking the Election stories for quite a few months now and if you look closely you will notice that more than 50% of all the stories there are blog posts at HuffingtonPost.com – a Leftist proganda machine for Obama and his marxist fans.

This is the crowd that wants higher taxes, punish the productive in our society, steal from Peter to pay Paul, and silence all opposing ideas and solutions. This is exactly what Putin has done to the Russian people – he has silenced all dissent and discredited all sources of dissenters – just like the Obamanation is preparing to do when they get into office.

Mark my words, socialism is coming, and communism is right behind it. Be afraid of an Obama administration. Be very, very afraid. You’re rights will be gone, your freedom of speech curtailed and you will be publicly humiliated if you do not agree with their policies. They already did that to Joe the Plumber.

Hah!  Good for you Greta Van Sustern.  Canadian loudmouth, Heather Mallick, compared Sarah Palin to a porn star.  Greta called Mallick a pig for her statement.  What Ms. Mallick did not realize by making that statement is that she just got all porn stars to vote for Palin!  Hurray for Mallick!  But please, have you seen this Mallick woman?  She’s not very attractive, rather mannish, and hates the fact that every man wants to sleep with Sarah Palin, that she is a gorgeous woman, and that every woman wants to look like her.  Liberals will stop at nothing for their communist religion – breaking the law, slandering people, breaking into their email, belittling their family.  

Sarah Palin has more accomplishments in her pinkie than Heather Mallick or any ignorant Hollywood mouthhole has in their obviously tiny brains.  They operate out of hate, plain and simple hate.  Heather Mallick is a eunich, devoid of any sexuality whatsover, perhaps frozen stiff in that cold Canadian air.  Quick, someone email Mallick the name of a good plastic surgeon.

Journalist Andrew Klavan wrote on 8/9/08:

“At a recent writers conference in Southern California, one of my colleagues on a screenwriters panel told the crowd of about 50 people that she hoped Barack Obama would win the presidency. A number of people applauded. When it was my turn to speak, I politely said that I disagreed with her politics and moved on to other topics. There was no applause for me, but several writers approached me afterward. Each dropped his voice to a whisper and, looking around to make sure no one would overhear, said, “Thank you for saying that.” Read the entire article.

As in journalism, not all Hollywood celebrities are obsessed with being famous, getting plastic surgery and wearing designer rags. Here’s just a small list of conservatives/libertarians who support Thomas Jefferson’s notion that – “the government is best which governs least.”

50 Cent
Aaron Russo
Adam Baldwin (not all Baldwin brothers are leftists)
Adam Sandler
Andy Garcia
Angie Harmon
Alice Cooper
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator and CA governor)
Ben Stein
Bo Derek
Britney Spears
Brooks and Dunn
Bruce Willis
Chaka Khan (R&B singer)
Cheryl Ladd
Chuck Norris
Clint Eastwood
Danny Aiello
Dave Barry
Denis Leary
Dennis Hopper
Dorothy Hamill
Drew Carey
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Emily Procter (CSI Miami)
Fred Thompson (Law & Order)
Gary Sinise (CSI New York)
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
Greg Norman (golfer)
Hillary Duff
Howard Stern
James Earl Jones (Black actor, voice of Darth Vader)
James Woods
Jamie Farr
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jessica Simpson
Jimmie JJ Walker
John Larroquette
John Stossel
Jon Secada
Jon Voight (actor, father of Angelina Jolie)
Kelsey Grammar (Frazier)
Kid Rock (Pam Anderson’s ex, rocker)
Kim Alexis (former super model)
Kurt Russell
Larry Elder
Lee Ann Womack
Marie Osmond
Meat Loaf
Mel Gibson
Mickey Rooney
Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune)
Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Paul Sorvino
Penn & Teller
Rick Schroder
Rob Lowe
Robert Duvall
Russell Means
Scott Baio
Shannen Doherty
Shirley Jones
Stephen Baldwin (attended 04 Republican convention)
Susan Lucci
Sylvester Stallone
Ted Nugent
Tiger Woods
Tom Selleck
Tony Danza
Trey Parker (South Park)
Vince Vaughn
Wayne Gretzky
ZZ Top

Take a look at the website StopDrugAds.org.

StopDrugAds.org is organizing thousands of citizens to tell the FDA to stop prescription drug advertising. I THINK THIS IS WRONG – to prevent one type of business from advertising. It violates the first amendment right to free speech. Once again, liberals want to decide for you who gets to enjoy free speech and who does not. They don’t want to allow free speech if it conflicts with their world view.

Doctors and health care professionals, including the FDA, do nothing to educate the public about new drugs on the market. I believe it is vitally important for these companies to tell us about their products. You still have to talk to your doctor about the drug before he gives you a prescription. All these liberal elitists want is to take your rights away by restricting free speech because these self-anointed leftists believe they know what is best for ALL Americans. Don’t let them choose for you.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking public comment on direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising. Tell them you want to see these ads continue.

I just sent my comments to the FDA. I hope you will too.

Newspapers on the Decline

Posted: 06/16/2005 in Media Bias

It’s no surprise to read that newspapers like the NY Times, Wash Post and their ilk are seeing declines in readership and advertising. Americans are finally waking up to the fact that they can obtain their news from a variety of sources online, rather than get spoon fed the liberal socialist agenda so prevalent in today’s major rags.

And, concurrently, it’s no surprise to see the rise in ratings for Fox News Channel and other alternative news sources like the Drudge Report, and fantastic radio talk show hosts such as Larry Elder (a black libertarian Republican) and Al Rantal (a gay Republican). While the libs give lip to “Fox” taking over, it’s plain and simple economics. People will migrate to the news they wish to receive. Fox is alive and well and ranks #1 for news because many Americans are tired of the same old agenda being regurgitated over and over again on the major TV stations — CBS, NBC, ABC and CNN.

When FOX went live, it was like a breath of fresh air. Fox offered some unique programming and lively personalities that appealed more in line to the basic philosophy of many Americans. The Big 4 simply vomited out the same news, generally with the same spin. It became so nauseating that I actually stopped watching network news and reading major papers for that very reason.

I gave up on 60 Minutes many years ago because of their reporting bias. I found ABC’s John Stossel reports refreshing and informative, something 60 minutes sorely lacked. I still read the NY Times for cultural or wine-related articles and I never look at the Washington Post. If they go down as a result of their bias, so be it. I won’t be shedding any tears for a group of elitists whose hegemonic hold on Americans is finally starting to crumble.