posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:39 AM
Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by Praetorius
You definitely make an excellent point about the MSM being masters of perception-creation. It's like if they craft one as the front-runner,
it's already been decided.
That's what it seems to boil down to, I believe. It fits fairly well with what Goebbels said about lies becoming truth, and I may well be overly
paranoid, but I see signs of it throughout national media on a pretty regular basis.
I won't delve much into it here, but even if it was officially taken off the table I have no real doubt that Operation Mockingbird or something akin
to it does continue to this day, be it official or by rogue elements working to secure win-win scenarios.
My loyalties should be obvious, and might slant my view here - but I found the media handling of the run-up to and the primary race itself telling;
Romney sold as inevitable, the various challengers eventually surging on a wave of free media and tacit support, one after another as they fell due to
their own missteps and skeletons...while it seems Paul never got the same push from the media (as Pew and others verified and pointed out frequently)
- with him, it seemed to be a constant sweeping under the rug if there wasn't anything negative they could come out with, despite him having long
outpolled these others consistently from the start...until their media-induced surges.
To varying degrees, the other candidates - despite being sold as non-Romneys - had no substantial disagreement with him on the weightiest fundamental
issues, blathering otherwise aside; they had effectively the same policies and ideas which the establishment has grown fond of over recent decades.
No challenge on monetary policy, no challenge on foreign policy, claiming to want cuts but presenting larger budgets, pimping states' rights but
approving the heavy hand of government in most matters...and on and on.
It seemed very bad theater, to me. Very frustrating.