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Sunday, January 28, 2018
A Phrase to Retire in 2018: ‘Mainstream Media'
The following article appeared in the American Thinker on January 27th
By Rich Logis
As President Trump announced his 2017 "Fake News Awards," phrases and terms popularized over the years, such as "liberal media"; "mainstream media"; and, more recently, "fake news," were bandied about by those on both the left and the right (especially from that extra-froth frother from the mouth Jim Acosta of CNN).
With a new political year underway, my sincere hope is that pundits and Americans retire these labels.
The mainstream media? Most major legacy American media, particularly newspapers and cable television news networks, are Pravda-esque publicists and cover-uppers for the Democratic Party. As evidenced by how red the 2016 election map was, Democrat policies and politics certainly are not mainstream.The liberal media? The original American liberals were our heroic Founders; do MSNBC, The Washington Post, and Media Matters for America really conjure up the wisdom and genius of Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin?
A more fitting descriptor is the DMIC: Democrat Media Industrial Complex. Identifying legacy media as the DMIC puts names and faces to the complex and brands the DMIC as working tirelessly at the behest of the Democratic Party. It is a complex that runs deep and wide, with tentacles spread across every medium of communications and information flow, from tech Masters of the Universe to print to Hollywood, such as Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, and Viacom, which crafts "news" narratives the same way it crafts screenplays. (This is the part where Democrats scream, "But Fox News!")
The DMIC, like the Democrats whom they serve oh, so sycophantically, care rarely for opposing viewpoints. It cares rarely to spend more than a mere few minutes, if any minutes at all, on negative Democrat news stories. The DMIC, especially the tech Masters of the Universe, are shockingly nonchalant in the glee they take in suppressing speech that runs counter to the Democratic Party's talking points.The DMIC's grip on their fervently devout audience and consumer base is so airtight that I suspect that Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda, would gushingly marvel at just how effective the DMIC are in mass-controlling their sheeple followers. As WikiLeaks confirmed for all the world to see in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, the real colluders and co-conspirators were DMIC organization after organization. Never forget Rule Number 1 of propaganda: accuse your opponent of what you yourself are guilty of. (Saul Alinsky, the Lucifer-admiring author of Rules for Radicals, had his own version of this, called "the issue is never the issue." No wonder President Obama and Hillary Clinton worshiped Alinsky.)
As I detail in my upcoming book, 10 Warning Signs Your Child is Becoming a Democrat, self-victimization is the new celebrity status. Has President Trump been, at times, unfair to the DMIC? Absolutely. Have the DMIC been unfair to the president? Duh. Good parents teach their children that life ain't always fair, but the unfairness toward the president isn't what's alarming; it's that the DMIC, ever the victimized damsel in distress (or, in the case of The New York Times, the Gray Lady in distress), believe their own press that they're "objective" and "truth-seekers." They embark on a daily crusade, with an evangelical zeal, to take down a legitimately elected president because they're unhappy with the outcome of the election, and because they know what's best for America. Frightening, if you ask me.
The American's public distrust in once-trusted media companies is irreparable. The DMIC has always been a default, convenient excuse for Republicans after election losses, and too many Republicans still don't understand that the DMIC are not interested in the noble pursuit of The Truth.
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