The one-eyed coverage of the American election campaign by the American media is beyond repulsive. Here I can be as partisan as I like. It’s a blog and I say what I believe which is what blogging is all about. The media, however, are supposed to show at least a grain of objectivity according to the “journalistic ethics” of their craft, or so they like to pretend. That they are instead undisguised partisans, pressing on with an unrelenting one-way assessment of the candidates, has gone beyond anything experienced in the past. They want Obama to win and Romney to lose and will do whatever they can to achieve that end.
I am continuously astonished, therefore, at supposedly conservative friends and associates who parrot the media’s political judgments. You can say to them all you like that they are merely reflecting the poisonous reports that might as well have been published by the Democrat National Committee but it makes no difference. Romney may be the next Ronald Reagan but how would they know? I also read the same reports and watch the same news but I start with the assumption that they are lying to me. Why this is not the natural reaction of everyone on our side when they go to the ABC or The Age I will never understand. If that is where you get your news about Romney, then you should not be surprised at your own lack of enthusiasm in seeing him as the next president. Even to be the un-Obama ought to be enough, but given his attitudes and beliefs both domestic and international, support ought to be a lot warmer than it seems to be.
This is an article on the American media coverage of Romney’s overseas trip. Other than his observations in London on the preparations for the Olympics, for which he was even mocked by a supposedly conservative Prime Minister (and which has given me all I need to know about Cameron’s basic set of values), the trip was an outstanding success. But that is not how the reports came out. 86% of the Romney coverage by the major networks were attempts to cause damage.
Mitt Romney’s week-long international trip resulted in unrelentingly negative coverage from the big three broadcast networks, a stark change from the glowing press awarded to then-candidate Barack Obama’s world tour in 2008. While Obama was treated like a rock star (from the Associated Press: ‘It’s not only Obama’s youth, eloquence and energy that have stolen hearts across the Atlantic….’), Romney endured a focus on gaffes and the trivial.
Read the entire article but this is the point. The American ancestral media will never tell you the straight facts without large helpings of their own leftist colour, and they will certainly not look at events in the same way as I do, and I hope most of you do as well. My advice for what it’s worth: actively seek a second opinion on everything you come across in the ancestral media. The web is full of such sources. Unless you are happy to take in the undiluted distortions and lies that are the common fare of the ancestral media today, this is the minimum requirement if you are going to follow the politics of our time.