Originally posted by lunarminer
reply to post by David9176
Yes, I also thought that the MSM went overboard on their vitriolic response to the Tea Parties. Almost every story that I read had some reference to
"teabagging" which is a sexual reference not fit for prime time and certainly beneth the media anchors who repeated this filth with a straight
I am wondering what the response of the public would be if the media made "dirty Sanchez" references to the border protests. Or if they made
"Sancho" references when Obama met Hugo Chavez.
Is this what our media outlets have come to? If so, our press agencies are completely lost.
I think our press AGENCIES are completely lost...
From my POV I have a hard time with the protests because FOX has anointed themselves the official promoter. I also remember other things that FOX
promoted so doggedly and I also remember when FOX bashed previous protesters using the same tactics as ascribed by the OP. I also cannot not help but
remember the key support FOX gave the last president as he inflated the federal government, the executive branch and PATRIOT ACT FISA.... They served
as the point man and created popular support for many of the "things" people are now protesting. The same things that I used to protest to a large
I also have a problem with many of the same old GOP partisans who understand the political implications of this and only intend to re GOP America,
not end the fed, prosecute corruption - the list goes on... Unfortunately I can see the writing on the wall, which is a change of drivers, which I
cannot support... In that I cannot support a movement that is being used as a devise of MY enemy ideology. I can support the true sentiment and
concerns and free speech, but mixing even adding a little bit of soil with a whole mess of caviar is something I won't eat.
Even on ATS - David and I have similar hope for the future of America - but the fact that he posts videos of popular people who have participated in
the vilest of manipulation, disinformation and division makes me keep David at arms length, as similar as we might be. I often question if he
understands that many are capitalizing
on his concerns, that he will likely get the next W as a result, NOT a NEW, CORRECTED AMERICA... His vocal intent is to transcend party in the aim of
a better America - but I believe beyond a doubt that these are not the same goals of his popular media heros.
I believe he identifies with what he hears so much that he does not see the need in examining past behaviors because "WOW HE IS SAYING WHAT I AM
Establishing a connection, promoting a popular goal and common enemy is what all the best propaganda machines have done in the past.So what I see
going on with FOX is formulaic... Just like FOX tugged at all the right strings to convince people that invading IRAQ was
, Patriot act, FISA,
Gitmo... SAME crap - the revolution will be when people turn off their TV's... No real change can or will result of this, count on it, it will be a
switch a roo...
On the other hand what Olberman is doing is vile so I cannot support it either.
( thanks David just using our interaction as an example to explain my position)