Why is the main-stream media (MSM) almost universally in the tank for Obama?


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“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”—George Orwell

Welcome, fellow revolutionaries—let’s share some truth.

Sean Hannity has said that “Journalism is dead,” by which Hannity means that “objective journalism” is dead—journalism that attempts to be fair and balanced.

In its place we have “partisan journalism”—journalism that acts as a mouthpiece for a particular party, candidate, or social agenda.

Okay, we have partisan journalism.  The question is, why is almost all journalism—liberal journalism?  Why is the main-stream media (MSM) almost universally in the tank for Obama? 

Look at some figures.  Pew Research – considered the “golden standard” of polls – recently confirmed that 70% of Obama’s press coverage is POSITIVE.  The same poll showed that 60% of MSM’s coverage of McCain has been NEGATIVE.

The MSM doesn’t just give us biased or slanted news – they feed us “news” with quote marks around it.  It’s partisan propaganda, pure and simple. 

Fortunately, the American people are aware that the MSM is feeding us a dishonest, leftist version of the political scene.  The same Pew poll found that 70% of voters felt that the MSM favors Obama; only 9% felt that the MSM favors McCain.

The MSM is solidly behind Obama, and anti-McCain.  The facts and figures prove it, and common wisdom acknowledges it. 

To get back to my original question – why?  Why does MSM lean so heavily to the left?  Is it because reporters tend to be liberal by temperament, or because the professors who taught them are so liberal, or is it peer pressure?

I believe it’s all the above.  I’ve researched polls going back to the early 1960s, and followed them up to the present day; they show that the vast majority of reporters are liberal.  It’s obvious that reporters tend to be liberal by temperament – the profession draws liberals to it.  That being the case, it’s axiomatic that most journalism professors will be liberal, and will teach journalism with a liberal slant.

That peer pressure is a factor almost goes without saying.  The majority of “news” organizations are liberal from top to bottom – from the editor down to the copy boy.  Don’t you think there’s pressure to conform; to be “one of the gang;” to be intelligent, hip, and “enlightened?”  Of course there’s pressure – intense pressure.           

We know that the MSM is an Obama mouthpiece, and we know why.  The question now becomes, why does the MSM continue to claim that they are impartial purveyors of the news, when it’s blatant that they are no such thing?

The MSM is obviously not impartial; not objective, and not balanced

The MSM is obviously not impartial; not objective, and not balanced.  When they claim that they are, they’re lying, and the American people know it.

The only major network with any legitimate claim to having “fair and balanced” coverage is the Fox network, and they are in a league of one.  They have no serious competition —every other network is, to a greater or lesser extent, a propaganda outlet for Obama. 

The MSM’s lack of investigative enquiry into Obama’s background has put the USA at grave risk, and the MSM is mostly oblivious to it.

There is reason for hope though.  Barbara West of WFTV in Orlando stumped Senator Biden recently, by asking him a real question.  The Obama camp is still sulking about it.

So fess-up MSM.  Stop pretending you’re real news reporters, and admit that you’re merely leftist sycophants, who have given Obama a free pass throughout the Presidential campaign. 

The truth shall set you free, and besides, everyone already knows.



Jim ONeill -- Bio and Archives | Comments

Born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two.  Worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the United States.  Worked overseas in the Merchant Marines.  While attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student in 1998 was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division.  (The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with money she won from successfully suing a national newspaper for libel).  Awarded US Army, US Navy, South African, and Russian jump wings.  Graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, 1970).  Member of Mensa, China Post #1, and lifetime member of the NRA and UDT/SEAL Association.


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