Media Control Controls the Masses

Jenny Erikson
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jenny eriksonI am not a journalist. I am a commentator. I present the facts and I offer my opinion. I try to be persuasive and logical, because my goal is to get readers to see my point of view, understand it, and even occasionally agree with it.

I don't report on stories, as reporters do. Reporters report the facts, just the facts. They do not pick and choose their stories. They do not ask softball questions to public figures they like and grill those they don't care for. In fact, they are so unbiased in their reporting that determining their political affiliations is difficult.

At least that's how journalists and reporters used to be. That's not quite the case these days. Reporters today get tingles up their legs when they listen to President Obama. Journalists call Sarah Palin an idiot, but laugh off then-Senator Biden when he said FDR went on television in 1929 to address the public. Household television sets didn't exist in 1929, nor was FDR the President, just in case you needed a brief history lesson.

Personally, I wasn't surprised to find out about JournoList last month. JournoList was an online forum created and controlled by liberal blogger Ezra Klein, and its membership was limited to "several hundred left-leaning bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks, and academics."

I was only surprised that it took so long for me to learn of JournoList's existence. It made total sense, as the media's Slobbering Love Affair with Obama made them unwilling to report on any negative story about the man of the moment.

JournoList was shut down last month after some of the online discussions were leaked and spread like wildfire.

The Daily Caller, a conservative political news site, revealed new discussions from the now-defunct liberal forum early this week. So what did the intrepid reporters have to say about politics, Rush Limbaugh, and even Fox News?

In an attempt to gloss over Obama's relationship with America-hating racist Jeremiah Wright, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to change the subject. Pick one of Obama's conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, "Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares -- and call them racists."

Sarah Spitz, a producer for NPR affiliate KCRW for the show "Left, Right & Center," wrote that she would "laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out" as Limbaugh suffered a heart attack in her presence.

Wow. I can feel the love from here.

UCLA law professor Jonathan Zasloff shared with the group his desire to shut down Fox News. "I hate to open this can of worms," he wrote, "but is there any reason why the FCC couldn't simply pull their broadcasting permit once it expires?"

You don't have to be a conservative to be shocked by this blatant desire to stomp on the First Amendment; you just have to be an American.

We only need to look at history to learn that whoever controls the information controls the people. Why do you think it was illegal to teach slaves to read? Knowledge is power, baby, and only those that want to control you attempt to keep information and facts from you.

Open your eyes and examine the motives of all reporters on both sides of the aisle. Examine the facts before taking a reporter, any reporter, at their word. You can handle the truth, and it will set you free.

 

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