Saturday, February 4, 2017

Daddy Hawk brings the smackdown to the news media

He blogs at 'Preachers and Horse Thieves', and has this to say.

Dear Mainstream Media,

While you are busy getting over having your pants yanked down around your ankles and your underwear pulled up to your ears by the new administration, can we have a moment to discuss a few things that the American public would like you to know?

There's more at the link.  Go read the whole thing.

Honestly, when the mainstream media are still deliberately skewing their opinion polls through over-sampling one side of popular opinion, despite having been caught doing so multiple times, how can anyone trust their 'facts' any more?  I'm reminded of the amusing progression of headlines upon the escape of Napoleon Bonaparte from the isle of Elba in 1815.  Truth was subject to other pressures then, and it's just as subject to them now.

The mainstream media are like a living definition of a lie.  When are they going to wake up?  Or are they finally going to sink under the weight of the ordure they're piling on themselves?



Roger said...

A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth.

Uncle Lar said...

"A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth."

For that to work you must have almost total control of the news stream and the lie must be something that the masses really want to believe.
In the '30s Hitler and his party controlled the media and the German people were desperate for a scapegoat to blame for all their woes.
Today, our much vaunted media have succeeded in destroying just about any vestige of credibility they might have once had. Want proof? I offer you the 2016 Presidential election as evidence. All the usual suspects shoved queen Hillary down our throats as the anointed one, but all us knuckle dragging hicks in flyover country were no longer buying their narrative.

Mark Matis said...

Well actually, the hive-dwellers in this country LOVES them some One World Government, so as long as ABCNNBCBS and their dead-tree fellow travelers are willing to split that audience, they will do fine. It takes very few "journalists" to parrot the Communist party line. And when the primary opposition is Rove Republican, well, it don't make much difference anyway. Fox and WSJ may screech and whine a bit, but they're just as much in love with that One World Government as the REST of the Media. So your ability to get anything other than REAL Fake News is limited to small sources without real means of reaching a wide audience - lest their bandwidth evaporate - and without the bottomless fund source of Slim or Jeff or Rupert or the rest. And if they do start to reach a wider audience in spite of those limitations, Your Betters will merely send the message they sent to Drudge the other week with a DDOS on their web sites. Not many entities out there other than Drudge who could survive such an attack...

Daddy Hawk said...

Peter, Thanks for the link. I had no idea my off the cuff rant would strike such a nerve.