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Mainstream Media Goes Berserk

Politics / Mainstream Media Sep 01, 2015 - 12:49 PM GMT

By: BATR

Politics

The practice of objective journalism has been effectively banned from the body politik. The social culture is driven by the embodiment of an unceasing drumbeat of disinformation; spoon fed prevarications and carefully shaped distortions, projected by a mass media that is in the tank for protecting the ruling elite. The myth that the press is endowed with an inherent courage to confront the establishment has been laid bare for any honest observer to witness. However, the problem is that the bulk of the marginally functioning intellects that still accept the mind control of the corporate media, continue to linger on in their dream world of obeying the prevailing order.


Some order, the nation is breaking apart at the seams all over the country. The reign of terror that appears on the boob tube, news site or printed rags from the accepted moguls of the new social media keeps pushing out the tired diatribe that the system still is working well.

PLEASE, wake up and smell the coffee.

Running the gambit of ideological shades of grey, the mainstream media all share the same common trait; keep the can kicking down the road. It is a universal prerequisite to achieve a long lasting career in the bowels of the beast that a propagandist must ignore truth to power.

Mastering linguist games played to conceal and confuse the extent and depth of the unmitigated corruption in the political and economic system is the criteria used to advance one’s position in the mainstream media.

You know this is true, but even the most enlightened and forewarned consumer of news often watches or reads the discourse from network, cable or the national mainline press.

When the party line machine is rolling, the content in the cyber zone world is a love feast. The talking heads, point their venom towards the outsiders, as they share notes on how to bring down the impure, while swapping tails on how to push contract negotiations to extract a higher salary for producing the newspeak that their media masters demand.

So it comes with great satisfaction when a charmed princess of the dark side melts down in public and loses her cool. Inside Source Says Megyn Kelly Could Be Prepping to Leave Fox News and ‘Go Mainstream’ is one such example.

Author Garbriel Sherman said during a Newsmax interview on Thursday, that Megyn Kelly could consider ditching her hit show “The Kelly File” to seek a spot with a more “mainstream” news outlet.

 

“You know there was some talk before [Kelly’s] most recent contract that she was flirting with CNN to kind of jump from Fox to CNN,” Sherman said.

 

“I think she wants to leave all options on the table and if she gets down in the weeds and really slugs it out with Trump that would hurt her brand.”

 

The uproar over the aspiring debutant of mean losing her protected status is so unsettling to the executives at Fox News that the little darling needed to take time off to lick her wounds. This episode from the first edition of trick the candidates that are not part of the good old boys club, took its toll on the entire media culture.

When Kelly plays the “got you” scenario, there is no pretense of objective reporting. This twist on the hallowed format of gonzo journalism is nothing similar to the Hunter S. Thompson tradition of created analysis.

When Trump refuses to observe the rules of polite vilification, a shocked media flips out. These gatekeepers are deficient in eating humble pie. The celebration of political reporting is evidently absent in sincere discourse.

What has the mainstream so perplexed is that their script for selecting the daily sound bites has been stripped from their control. This fact has the lackey stars in a funk. They have become irrelevant.

The driving force in the paper chase in every news cycle is the ratings. When a Bernie Sanders strikes pay dirt in motivating the progressive groupies, the media pundits forego their protective practices to shield Hillary Clinton.

The populist message, even when it promotes a socialistic solution has the correspondents tripping over each other to get on the ground floor. Who expected such enthusiasm?

The Wall Street corporatists are not amused. So much money has been placed into the hands of the Clinton’s and Bush’s that the rigged contest should have just plotted along.

While there are no guarantees that the excitement of an entertaining show will last, the most likely conclusion will not provide an administration that can reverse the damage that the last several decades has already taken.

 

Once upon a time there were newsmen like Edward R. Murrow and Eric Sevareid. The profession of journalism was held in esteem. When the carnival side show features the “bimbo” stars of bleached hair, cosmetic adjustments and eye candy, the substance of the actual news product suffers greatly.

Add into the mix the serial deception that comes so readily from trained lawyers, who aspire to be newsreaders and you get a dialogue of contrived illusion.

The refreshing refusal to engage the fifth estate for the establishment protection racket needs to be savored. When people obtain their daily dose of news from ordinary folks via YouTube, you have a much better chance of seeing the real uncensored deal.

However, even a longtime defender of the establishment, like former CNN alumni Howard Kurtz, takes his show to FAUX News reported the following:

“And media insiders. Who are sometimes indistinguishable, since they often appear on the same shows.

 

Together, they mocked and minimized Donald Trump as a sideshow. Among the worst offenders is the Huffington Post, which still refuses to end its little stunt of putting Trump stories in the entertainment section, with one writer calling him a “fringe candidate” (who happens to be the Republican presidential front-runner).

 

As Trump soared, the insiders soon shifted their stance to one of bemusement: Well, he’s hot now, but he’ll burn himself out. Always happens. We’ve seen that movie.”

 

Forced to admit the self-evident about Trump is an attribute that is in small supply by the professional porters carrying the political bags for the two party elites.

Also that other cable news outlet, CNN is involved in its own tizzy. Carly Rips CNN Debate Criteria, Calls On RNC to Intervene points out the length the process is stacked against the insurgence candidates.

“Fiorina’s deputy campaign manager, Sarah Isgur Flores, hammers the network for its reliance on polling conducted prior to the first debate, in which she is widely perceived to have dominated the “undercard” event.

 

“It’s a simple question: Will we have a fair debate process or will the political establishment keep ignoring grassroots Republicans?” she asks.”

 

Keeping Fiorina off the stage with the also ran candidates in the Donald Trump reality show, might well be a blessing for Carly. She may well have another chance to appeal to the rational voters who watch the JV debate.

Since the corporate media is posed to promote anyone but Trump, the caveat is added that a Republican female does not qualify as ANYONE.

There is only room for one feminine Democrat in this gala and transgender Clinton is the pick.

Going berserk to maintain the status quo is in the DNA of the Nielsen rating superstars. Getting and staying at the top in rankings follows a formula that is in a crisis from the challenge of The Donald.

A breath of good news comes from an unlikely source. Why Al Sharpton Is Happy With His MSNBC Demotion, and so should any honest person who despises the race hatred coming out of the Reverend. Since Brian Williams will join the staff of other losers, maybe Megyn Kelly should apply for the slot vacated by Sharpton?

Traction for the populist message is real and growing. This fact has the MSM climbing a wall of fear and accountability. The practice of truth and consequences is being played out by the population.

If the only spike in ratings comes from the eyeballs watching the “Make America Great” movement, it is time for a true American-First policy renaissance that transcends the personality of Trump, and becomes the battle cry of all responsible politicians no matter what party their affiliation.

When the media becomes uncomfortable with their own self promotion, you know their scheduling lineup is ready for a shake up. The best weapon to seal the demise of the lying media culture is to pile on each and every phony journalist who betrays the trust of the public.

A culture that featured a Piers Morgan as a reputable source of wisdom and proposition is a sick society. Now that the Kelly File is slipping into a black hole, it is time for Roger Ailes to do some soul searching and replace the panel with Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum for the next Fox News presidential debate on Jan. 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Anyone who watched both debates on August 6, 2015 knows that the early format was conducted by professionals as opposed to a “60 Minutes” hit squad.

Source: http://www.batr.org/terror/090115.html

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