Political Post: Sorry, but this is More Than Usual.

Anyone with any experience in reading history can navigate through the usual, but this is More Than Usual, and, as the author says, “sad”.

“This is so transparently an issue of the leftist media trying to carry water for Obama and whip up some talking point that I’m not even mad at Mitchell and the MSNBC stooges for their deception. I just feel sorry for them. They are sad, desperate, ignorant little people with a childlike worship of Obama.”

It’s sad, because we can’t vote for people right now, since a single, mutually-serving, symbiotic two-party monster—without, as we see here, the safeguard of a free press—controls the lives of the citizens of the United States and, through that country’s influence, those of many citizens of the rest of the world.

Amazingly, MSNBC, when called on their baldfaced party-serving editing job, claimed that “at no time did we intend to deceive our viewers.”

And you know what, there are actually people, people who go around talking about how others just need to be “educated”, who are going to buy that. Because they want to.

Greg Kandra, who worked for 25 years in the media, put it this way:

“I spent over 25 years working in the oft-reviled Mainstream Media and I saw up close and personal how the sausage was made.   I knew the people who wielded the knives and wore the aprons, and could vouch (most of the time, anyway) for their good intentions.

“But now?

“Forget it. I’m done.  You deserve what they’re saying about you.  It’s earned.  You have worked long and hard to merit the suspicion, acrimony, mistrust and revulsion that the media-buying public increasingly heaps upon you.   You have successfully eroded any confidence, dispelled any trust, and driven your audience into the arms of the Internet and the blogosphere, where biases are affirmed and like-minded people can tell each other what they hold to be true, since nobody believes in objective reality any more.  You have done a superlative job of diminishing what was once a great profession and undermining one of the vital underpinnings of democracy, a free press.

“Good job.

“I just have one question:

“What the hell is wrong with you guys?”

It’s time to stop voting for Democrats and Republicans, and to start reading the Constitution of the United States again.

Once again I’ve pulled my nose out of my dusty books and voluntarily given up my quietism…to find what I always find in the world: loss of peace.


About philokalos

Philologist, historian, and lover of great books, I started this blog to keep myself alert to the beauty of what I see amid the demands of my work.
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