posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 09:51 PM
I will attempt to be as succinct as possible. If it looks like I'm all over the place, keep going, I'm tying it together in the end. I'm not a
huge fan of reading blocks of text, so I'll do my best.
In terms of being a political party which attempts to influence public opinion to coincide with it's own in order to gain legal power, the
Republicans are currently more resourceful and more willing to take advantage of a situation. In my opinion they have made some bad choices but this
hasn't deterred them.
The concept of the liberal media has been around for a bit, regardless of whether it is/was true or not. FOX News is a calculated response to this
perspective. The media's 'liberal' lean may have been more subconscious and the result of the type of people who worked these jobs or chose the
stories. They still let the news come to them. FOX began with the goal of presenting a conservative point of view and made choices with purpose.
They create the news by placing information through a filter which distorts the evidence. Many are well aware of this, but those who support the
conservative view are not concerned. Of course your enemies would say these things about you, it doesn't mean they are true, it just reinforces the
fact that you disagree.
They call themselves "fair and balanced" but it is obvious that they lack any liberal or democratic anchors, hosts, or commentators. Whether Rupert
Murdoch has literally made some deal with the Republican leadership does not matter, in that the result is the same. There is a news network which
intentionally, and almost always, supports the Republican party. Of course the leadership didn't object on moral or ethical grounds, they are
willing to take whatever advantage they can.
The point is, the party is no longer defined by the will of it's voters and the reflections of a changing culture, they are pre determined at a level
that has not been seen before. The Democrats have their agenda and propaganda too but not like the Republicans. The speed of the dissemination of
information and party stance is unprecedented. The modern age of communications allows us to witness something that has never been seen. The literal
mass programming of a portion of the population in order to maintain power for a select group of individuals. I'm not even trying to bash them or
their supporters, it's just that on a general level, this is what's occuring. It just happens to be their group, or the people inclined to believe
No King or Emperor has had access to these sort of resources. The potential for abuse is quite frightening. Now it is a matter of seeing how far
they are willing to go.
[I'm honestly not trying to speak poorly of the Republicans or well of the Democrats. If we could almost forget for a moment who the people are, and
just use a generic placeholder for their presence. Two parties, a country receiving news through media. One outlet purposefully targeting a specific
audience with the same point of view. Witnessing the same message being applied to a large sample size of minds. None of this has anything to do
with what their point of view is, it's only about a position backed so strongly to one audience. I hope this makes sense, thanks for reading. Oh
and I need a better title, doesn't really encompass what I'm saying well.]