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The Ever Present Media Flim Flam!

The Latest Media Flim Flam

It is now accepted by many that the news industry exists, not to inform, but to advance a political agenda. There are few people, including those who work the con, who don’t accept blatantly slanted news as axiomatic to modern life. It isn’t new, but they’ve gotten so good at it and they’ve been so successful at creating an utterly apathetic citizenry, that the media now find themselves in a position to crate an entire presidential campaign out of whole cloth.

Gone are the days where reporters, especially television personalities had to be nuanced in how they spun a story. Now, without the slightest blush of embarrassment, Wolf Blitzer can weave a tale in which a felon can be president while carrying her Republican counterpart from announcement to nomination to defeat in the general election even as the viewer knows it is happening. And the public laps it up, pretending to believe what they are told. Those who don’t have retreated to their respective social network echo chambers, where they harmlessly tell each other how everyone (that would be the rest of the universe not a part of their conversation) is stupid.

They have the basic conclusion right anyway. We are gullible enough as a nation to be called “stupid”. No one on either side has made the slightest demand that their candidate measure up to the least standard. They didn’t think to. The candidates were brought to us 24/7 by the propaganda machine.

How to Make an Idiot Look Good

While Trump faced seventeen opponents, you’d never know there were more than three in the race at any one time. The news outlets would split screen an empty podium for an hour before a Trump event almost every day. He would blather about what is bad, how great his poll numbers are, what a rich guy he was, and it would be carried almost with out comment. Sometimes a talking head would make a remark about Trump’s lack of seriousness or intellectual laziness. But that was pretty much the show. Later in the day they’d carry an obligatory sound bite from whomever Trump was attacking, and that would be the extent of the Republican primary coverage.

How to Make a Felon Look Acceptable

On the Dem side, there stands the most corrupt candidate ever fielded by a major party. The press pounded away at how no one wanted her opponent to be nominated because he is a socialist. Meanwhile, that opponent drove his campaign to one success after another. Had the devotion to the felon been a bit weaker, had the coverage of Sanders been any less condescending, he might have won. But alas, the corruption of the press and the “super delegates” was too great. The media got their girl nominated just under the California wire.

There exists enough material for the media to have gone after her on her slush fund, Benghazi and her illegal server and hounded her out of the race in a week, as they would have done to ANY serious-minded candidate. Her silly double speak answers to the lame questions that were asked are so easily picked apart that not having done so leaves the media nakedly in the bag as her pet. And yet, most people still speak of this election, AND OUR MEDIA, as if it all actually means something.

The race we have today is the exact race the elites inside the beltway, and those that feed off the scraps of the powerful, wanted us to have. The felon queen continues to give her elementary school speeches and the media slowly turns up the heat on the Donald. Now when he says something stupid they report he said something stupid. When he says things that make sense, they belittle or ignore the statements.

As Street Politics Predicted…

And it’s only just begun. As I have said since this time last year, by the time Trump is declared the official nominee, the media will be in a full feeding frenzy. By late July, you will be hearing about Trump’s mob ties. Reporters will be pounding away relentlessly at him. Banner headlines will record his demise. And BJ Bill’s wife will be left unmolested. No one will ask why a criminal continues to run for president. What happened to Comey and the FBI? Why did he chose to be such a tool?

The media also pretends this is a two-person race. Their justification for ignoring a successful, two-term governor on the ballot in all fifty states is that he is not polling well. Of course, a thinking voter would know Gary Johnson isn’t polling because the press is pretending he doesn’t exist. I have seen him interviewed twice in the last four months on FOX and once on CNN. (See, now they can say, “What slanted coverage? We interviewed Johnson!”) Only one of those appearances was prime time.

I admit I am pissing up a rope here. You’ll read this, know it’s true and maybe sigh at the ugliness. So what. You won’t do anything about it. I could tell you how to get Johnson into the debates (in fact, I will in a later post), but experience says you won’t lift a finger to do so.

An ugly reality awaits you in November. It scares some of you. It disgusts most of you. But you are going to stand there and let it happen to you. I listen to all the loud, strong conservatives out their talking a big game. You talk about maintaining your right to assembly and free association, the right to carry a firearm and to say what is on your mind. But when they come for you, or your weapons, you’ll roll over and take it, meekly.

That will be your testament to the success of this monstrous infection we have permitted to fester in our midst.

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When I'm Right, I'm Right! Where Ya Been, Dana?

This morning I watch Dana Loesch (hot, smart) on Morning Joe. She was hawking her new book and discussing the election. She was asked about her book and how it applies to the present political picture. Shaking her head and shrugging, as if to be still wondering at a great new discovery, she said that non-elites outside “the Beltway” are sick and tired of the business-as-usual politics. They are tired of being ignored and want a candidate who speaks from the heart and speaks the truth.

Well, Dana and Will and Krauthammer and McCain (Meghan) and Hume and every other talking head, with painfully few exceptions, welcome to the real world. It has been a frustrating year, saying the same things over and over again while listening to commentators creeping toward acceptance of what is. The reality we little people have known since Bush 41 threw away the presidency in favor of the Bubba-in-Chief.

Both here and in the book, I banged away at what the voter and the nation as an entity needs in a candidate. Only one candidate took the lesson Dana is bringing up at this late date. But that candidate only followed the first two chapters. The ones who followed the other 18 chapters (quite capably) but ignored the first two, in favor of a low-risk run, are sitting at home now.

Would someone send Gary Johnson a copy of my book? I don’t want to do it and be seen as self-serving. He can use my ideas all he wants. He doesn’t have to mention my name. No one else has that permission. Only Johnson. If you use my ideas, you have to cite my work. This goes double for the cable news outlets!

I am blowing raspberries right now.

Dana’s book, Flyover Country: You Can’t Run a Country You’ve Never Been To is available on Amazon.

So is mine!!!!!

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Classic Rock: Do You Still Believe the S**t We Shoveled?

Have you heard the news and the associated sound tracks in the dispute between Led Zeppelin and the group Spirit? It seems there was a group that toured with LZ back when people believed that rock bands represented something transcendental and non-materialistic (as opposed to the greedy, money-grubbing materialistic reality). This group laid down a very smooth riff for one of their songs.

Later, Robert Plant lifted it to create one of his most enduring hits.

I’m no expert on copyright law. I know that all musicians are influenced by those who go before them. It certainly affects the music they make and the style they use. But I do know when I smell a very obvious rat.

The work Plant used to create Stairway to Heaven Is the very core of the song. It is also the very core of the song Taurus. Only a willfully dishonest person, or a vapid LZ fan can listen to the tracks and not know that. Plant ripped off a hard-working tour band’s music and got away with it for decades. I hope the courts stick it up his ass.

You listen and tell me. Legal or illegal, there is such a thing as ethics. If anyone listens to this and says Stairway to Heaven was a bolt out of the blue for Robert Plant, I’ll call you a liar or sell you some used aluminum siding. The side-by-side.

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