Why do I bring this up? Because John of Argghhh! points out that the mass media isn't acknowledging the fact that Barnes lied. They just chopped off the quote that proves he's lying and kept running the very same story!
Do you wonder why I call the media "The Democrat's Whores"? You shouldn't. For too long the mass media has gotten it's information by sucking on the shriveled siphillitic phalluses of the Left, and it's gotten ever so obvious in the past few months. This piece by Nick Shultz is yet ANOTHER highlight into how worthless and biased the mainstream press is.
Harper's magazine editor Lewis Lapham is being appropriately mocked for a major pre-GOP-convention boner. In the September issue of his magazine, which has been on newsstands for over a week, Lapham writes about the "Republican propaganda mill" and the GOP convention:
"The speeches in Madison Square Garden affirmed the great truths now routinely preached from the pulpits of Fox News and the Wall Street Journal -- government the problem, not the solution; the social contract a dead letter; the free market the answer to every maiden's prayer -- and while listening to the hollow rattle of the rhetorical brass and tin, I remembered the question that [Richard] Hofstadter didn't stay to answer. How did a set of ideas both archaic and bizarre make its way into the center ring of the American political circus?"
That's right, Lapham wrote about the GOP convention speeches before anyone even stepped to the podium. Lapham has apologized for what he's calling a "rhetorical invention," use of "poetic license," and a "mistake."
That's right folks, he wrote a leftist diatribe about the speeches at the Republican convention BEFORE THE CONVENTION EVEN OCCURRED! So what if Lapham doesn't know what the speeches are, he'll go ahead and smear them anyways! Those pesky facts never stopped a Liberal before, and Lapham will be damned if he'll let the truth get in his way!
But the only "mistake" Lapham made is in revealing for all to see what has long been known by anyone who pays attention to the news: the major media routinely bring to their coverage of significant political events a predetermined storyline -- you might want to call it a "Lapham". Facts that undermine the storyline are ignored or explained away as aberrations to The Truth. For the editor of Harper's and other establishment press figures, it really makes no difference to them what will be said at Madison Square Garden because the Laphams are already set, loaded in the scribblers' word processors and television anchor tele-prompters and ready to go.
Oh, THAT Liberal Media is dedicated to exposing the leftist bias in the national media, and they can't even keep up with everything! The press is so wound up trying to get Kerry elected that they've abandoned all pretense of objectivity, while attempting to claim that they are the very heart and soul of objective reporting. If it weren't so disgustingly pathetic it would be funny.
But just because the enemy is in plain view doesn't make them any less dangerous.
I know that people are probably tired of hearing about the media bias over and over, but it's something that needs to be exposed at every turn. The Democrat's Whores can't be left unsupervised for one second. Every Leftist cant, every falsehood, every instance of withholding truth in favor of biased Leftist muck needs to be held up and shoved in people's faces. Nobody ever changed the world by ignoring it's problems. We need to keep hammering away at the ivory towers until they come crumbling down. Don't allow the Left's lies to go unchallenged.
Realize just one important fact: You don't need 99% of the national mass media. THEY need YOU. Starve them off and find alternate sources of information, and the Democrat's Whores will have to either change, or die.
I prefer they die. But that's just me.