Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Failing American Press

The institutions which the Founders of our great country thought would protect us against the corruption of government, namely our newspapers and other sources of news, have become the American equivalent of Pravda. I don't say this lightly, but the news sources of today have become left-wing propaganda machines, many of them openly routing for Obama to win the presidency. Pravda Amerika now rules the roost and has played a huge role in this year's election. I haven't seen a single investigational report on Barack's ties to Bill Ayres. Not one. And if anyone tries to bring it up, it's pooh poohed as bringing up the past. "Forget about that," they seem to say, "we've got a black man running for president for the first time. A legitimate candidate at least."
Which brings up my next point. Why are we so concerned about skin color in this country? Many are voting for Obama only because he's black and it's time for a black man to be president so we can prove to the world how far we've come as a nation. Have we become so insecure that we need to vote in thisblack man? The other day someone I heard on a radio program made the analogy that if O.J. Simpson were somehow running for president, would people vote for him simply because he's a black man? I find that ludicrous. Vote for a person because you agree with him or her politically, not because he's black, white, or because she's a woman. Think instead of immersing yourselves in the constant blathering of Dancing With the Stars, House, or American Idol. This isn't some kind of popularity contest, or a game we're playing here. It's the future of our society as we know it.
Another thing that's troubling me is that too many people are letting their emotions rule the way they're voting. They're angry because of the economy, or the war, or whatever else. Wow, I let me anger rule my decision once, and I threw a lawn spreader and then needed surgery. That's the kind of thing that impulsive emotion gets you. Think and reason calmly. Turn off the cell phones, the video games, the TV, and make an informed decision. It will be the best thing you could do for your country.

3 comments: said...

I am a member of the American press, and I don't agree that we are stooges of the left. What we are, mostly, is a grand and dying estate that is struggling to stay alive in the post-MTV corpus. God bless America, land of the fat and shallow.

Shane Roe said...

Hey Richard,

I appreciated your comment on my blog. I was speaking generally, not individually about the press being "stooges" of the left. It's verifiable that on the whole, the press leans left. The New York Times, once a bastion of clear thinking, has over the past decade or so become a cheerleading group for anything anti-conservative.
On the other hand, your comment "God bless America, land of the fat and shallow", is equally general in its scope. I hope you realize that.
Anyway, thanks for reading my blog.

Shane said...

You are very welcome. Hope you are reading mine. Of course I realize my comment was general, and shallow itself, since, after all, it was a three-line snippet on a blog.

You can hold the New York Times as an example of media distortion to the left, but it's somewhat offset by papers here in the red states, like The Daily Oklahoman, which hasn't published a kind word about the liberals since the New Deal. I am a magazine editor now, and despite my own liberal leanings, I go out of my way to achieve balance.

As far as "fat and shallow" goes, I know you see it too: the way we are getting fatter, moving less, wanting and buying more, watching television that's gone from bad to worse to insufferable. I want this country and its people to be strong inside and out, and its very discouraging to me to see how decadent they are getting.

Still, all is not lost.