Notion Only Conservative Candidates Will be Held Morally Accountable is National Suicide
Media Attempt to Pick-Off All GOP Candidates, One-by-One is Undemocratic & Hypocritical
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America is learning the perpetually painful lesson of a rampant Marxist media. Consider the three rings of the socialist travesty. Essential issues are boiled down by leftist “journalists” to infant pap. Meanwhile, answers to compelling problems are slanted in favor of big government solutions. Finally, Conservatives are then perpetually pilloried for daring to hold and express irreversible convictions. This perilous scenario was no more patently on display than in the Jan. 19th SC Presidential debate. Fraudulent statist minion John “Bille Jean” King made the egregious error of pretending a political debate was best begun by demanding a candidate answer a question on “open marriage.” After receiving both barrels in repeated broadsides from a livid New Gingrich, the anti-media beat-down received a standing ovation.
Now, in the aftermath of Gingrich’s improbable come-from-behind victory, which John King’s attack helped facilitate, it is time those on the right demanded a fair playing field. No more can smug and condescending crypto-Marxists be allowed to habitually slant reportage and commentary—then feign shock when called to account. Sadly, the elite media are marinated in the fact-blind political religion of socialist revolution which has merely failed in every previous historic application.
Now, with USA on the ropes, the obscenely arrogant and over-confident liberal establishment, who regard their political posture as a sheer reflection of IQ points and enlightenment, believes they will finally tear down the Conservative fortress. Instead, all non-liberals must fight back against this tyranny of incompetence and demand the once-upon-a-time altruistic media be reinstalled before our republic is destroyed. This is the subject of this essay.
I. How to Not Do Politics With a Hammer (Apologies to Nietzsche)
Infamous and typically deranged atheist philosopher Friederich Nietzsche famously wrote about intellectual iconoclasm in his Twilight of the Idols, or How One Philosophizes with a Hammer.. The goal here is figuring out how we as Americans can do politics without destroying their subject. Here are some common sense suggestions for a reborn ethical canon fitted for America’s 3rd millennium:
First, all American candidates must be held under the same moral expectations. It simply will no longer work to pretend that the only persons who can be held to a standard are those who claim to believe in moral absolutes. This incoherent notion presumes the only sin is hypocrisy, which is simply not a defensible theory. Further, no nation can last when entire groups of putative leaders can be excused from expectations of a moral life simply because they publicly avow antinomianism, or the abolition of rules.
Second, the mainstream media can no longer be allowed to take factual events and turn them into the journalistic equivalent of bomb-shelter Twinkies, devoid of any genuine intellectual substance. One would think after the rise of the Fox News network that other media organs would take note that the average American does not want leftist-slanted “news coverage.” Rathergate proves this, i.e. when CBS anchor Dan Rather reported on Bush’s supposed wartime service avoidance with transparently falsified documents. The public was outraged when this faux journalism came to light. This rightly resulted in the indignant Rather’s end at CBS. But apparently socialists never learn their lesson.
Third, America must return to offering a first-class education for children. The problem is not that we spend too little upon public education. Instead, it is a failure of the will which causes a lowest-common-denominator level of instruction to dominate our academies. The chief problem is the young are not taught the fine art of critical thinking, logic, fallacies, composition, or how to debate. Instead, today’s youths are simply injected with indisputable “facts” which turn them from potential free-thinkers into junior demagogues in support f the religion of liberalism. This must change if America desires any hope of survival.
Fourth, Americans must resurrect to public life the notion of cause-and-effect, a moral theory of government, and the whole issue of the Natural Law and US politics. It is absolutely criminal to pretend that adherence to a set of “Politically Correct” doctrines trumps moral, common sense leadership principles.
But how can this be done? First, we must demand that all obviously failed ideologies, like socialism, Marxism, and other leftism be dropped from the national menu. This will take much work. Further a sense that all Americans may participate in the public exchange of ideas must not only be broached but encouraged. Otherwise, what is the purpose of touting our democratic republic when only the opinion of the elites is countenanced—which typically goes against all common sense?!!
Fifth, all socialists and Marxists must be publicly named and shamed before America falls into despotic revolution and historical oblivion. The reason for this is the connection between human rights problems and socialism; not to mention the obvious causal line linking Marxism and murder. Since every element of Marxism has already been shown noxious to democracies, public figures who espouse such socialist principles, like Elizabeth Warren, must be named, shamed and publicly shunned out of political life. Otherwise, why even bother fighting the Cold War when after winning this battle against communism—we then accept all its precepts?!!
II. Demanding Responsible Journalism
Overall, America must either accept the notion of anti-American media elites choosing our elected national officers who run our country—or we can take back our republic and learn again how to gather and dispense information responsibly. Our first goal should be the creation of a new Journalist Canon of Ethics. This should be re-founded as part of a national covenant to purify our nation from lies and the over-politicization of our public institutions.
What can one do about Garbageman Journalists like John King who attempt to personally cull individual candidates from an election with an almost unparalleled cheap-shot? The Networks must be confronted when an employee goes too far afield by sending letters, emails, phone calls and demanding boycotts and firings. The message must be delivered that having the ability to write and say whatever one wants as part of our free speech news franchise must also carry the burden of a commitment to accuracy.
The singular defining trait of responsible journalism is accuracy, and must be our bottom line of analysis. This means to first not make false or misleading statements, regardless of whatever political party or movement they service. Second, responsible journalists should not fail to deliver information whose lack will lead to obvious misunderstandings. In addition, a responsible journalist is not one that avoids overly emotive or moralistic pronouncements in the sole interest of stirring the pot.
Finally, a responsible journalist is one who does not demagogue against America as if it were the Great Satan of history. Perhaps a background in history would be a good precursor to any working journalist’s career. How else can reporters test their ideas if they have nothing against which to examine them?
Here, friends, is an example of highly unethical “gotcha” *journalism*:
MR KING: Just as Speaker Gingrich surged into contention here in South Carolina, a direct, fresh character attack on the speaker. And Mr. Speaker, I want to start with that this evening.
As you know, your ex-wife gave an interview to ABC News and another interview with The Washington Post, and this story has now gone viral on the Internet. In it, she says that you came to her in 1999, at a time when you were having an affair. She says you asked her, sir, to enter into an open marriage. Would you like to take some time to respond to that?
MR GINGRICH: No - but I will. (Cheers, applause)
I think - I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office. And I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that. (Cheers, applause.)
MR KING: Is that all you want to say, sir?
MR GINGRICH: Let me finish.
MR KING: Please. (Boos, cheers, applause)
MR GINGRICH: Every person in here knows personal pain.
Every person in here has had someone close to them go through painful things. To take an ex-wife and make it two days before the primary a significant question in a presidential campaign is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine. (Cheers, applause.)
My - my two daughters, my two daughters wrote the head of ABC, and made the point that it was wrong, that they should pull it. And I am frankly astounded that CNN would take trash like that and use it to open a presidential debate. (Cheers, applause)
MR KING: As you noted, Mr. Speaker, this story did not come from our network. As you also know, it is a subject of conversation on the campaign. I’m not—I get your point; I take get your—
MR GINGRICH: John, John, it was repeated by your network. (Boos.) You chose to start the debate with it. Don’t try to blame somebody else. You and your staff chose to start this debate with that. (Cheers, applause.)
MR KING: Now, OK -
MR GINGRICH: Now, let me be quite clear. Let me be quite clear. The story is false. Every personal friend I have who knew us in that period says the story was false. We offered several of them to ABC to prove it was false. They weren’t interested, because they would like to attack any Republican. They’re attacking the governor, they’re attacking me. I’m sure they’ll probably get around to Senator Santorum and Congressman Paul. I am tired of the elite media protecting Barack Obama by attacking Republicans.
III. Calling for the Rise of an Enlarged Citizen Journalist Class
The unapologetic, clueless, and smugly corrupt soul named John King is not a horrid anomaly. He is simply representative of a class of humanity whose dregs go by the self-aggrandizing term “journalist.” These persons—believing themselves light-years beyond mere “reporters”—were originally meant just to simply bear witness to passing events and report truthfully upon these. Yet, now they see themselves fit to act as king-makers, such is their megalomaniac self-regard. Therefore, given their power, bias and delusions of grandeur, we are duty-bound to keep a gimlet eye upon them.
America probably already owns the finest Citizen Journalist corps in the world, and yet this is not enough. Every leftist hack writer “journalist” around the world needs be put on notice that whatever “factual” or “historical” claims they make will be scrutinized. Further, that they will be raked over the coals for stating obvious misstatements. An example would be the typical support of the efficacy of socialist public policy in the face of a century of utter failure.
To achieve this goal of policing renegade journalists, millions more responsible American citizens must put aside hobbies and begin putting the claims of public figures and journalists through an analytic sieve. The results should be printed up or blogged on permanent display. And these should be trumpeted all over the blogosophere, talk radio and via word of mouth.
This way hack leftist journalists, hare-brained politicians and process-before-results bureaucrats will be chary of offering up inane, ill-fated and false claims. Further, these citizen journalists, i.e. Internet patriots, will develop various branches of discipline to respond to the various subjects involved in modern life.
American patriots are truly sick and tired of the small-minded, leftist bias game called “gotcha!”—meant only to damage Conservatives who dare claim human morality a worthy goal. Liberals who posit there is no real human morality or right and wrong are deigned above this inane activity.
The reason Newt won in South Carolina is because he dared standup for himself against a condescending liberal bully. Americans, and especially Conservatives are appalled by the mindless yet vicious double standard constantly presented by socialist elites.
The mainstream media is desperate to block and tackle for Barack Obama, realizing he does not have what it takes to get reelected on his own. Therefore, the long-sought liberal paradise which they felt nearly in their grasp in now endangered.
Yet, simply to see a member of the GOP standup against typical leftist trickery and denounce it, unafraid of the response, filled the hearts of many common Americans with hope. Their dream, and not without merit, is that this same man can also stand up against Obama and finally denounce his reign of leftist demagoguery and incompetent destruction, meant to castrate America the great. Let’s hope a real champion of liberty finally arises out of this election to beat back the absurd ignorance which menaces the free world in the name of the deified state.