TRUTH AND MEDIA

I just don’t know what to believe anymore. The national and international news is so distorted that we haven’t a clue what is real and what is manufactured for effect.  In an interview with CNN, Michelle Obama even said, “Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I’m very grateful for the support and kindness that we’ve gotten”.

In this case, she was referring specifically to the media not invading the privacy of the first daughters. That would be the very same media who headlined every antic or misstep in which Jenna or Barbara Bush could be caught. The same media that Michelle is so grateful for made jokes and plastered them on the front, above the fold or early pages of section A or teased the nightly news with them. Going back a bit further, the Clinton first daughter, Chelsea, was also off limits.

If the news is so eager to tear down a Republican president’s child and protect those of Democrats, how can we believe there is any truth presented regarding policies coming from the White House under control of either party?

If you listen to someone on the left, you will undoubtedly hear that FOXNews is a right-wing, Republican outlet with no balance as advertised. There will never be a mention of MSNBC. If FOXNews is so right-wing, the presentations are certainly balanced by the red-faced, hate spewing personalities on MSNBC. So we’ll call that a wash. Both right and left have their allies and adversaries. Print media, NPR, PBS…not so much. The left certainly has the upper hand when it comes to you hearing what they want you to hear.

When predictions are made about upcoming political events, policy changes, legislation, etc. by conservatives, be they regarding local, national or global events the predictions are either touted as insane, hate mongering, bigoted, racist.  When quoted by liberals or quietly mentioned and dropped. Reason, logic and historical events generally play a part in the conjectures from conservatives with hope and vacuity reserved for liberals. When touted insane and the predictions prove correct there is no apology from the media; there is no correction printed or broadcast.  The story is forgotten. When applauded and the predictions do not pan out for the liberals, the only place you will hear about it is from right of center talk radio or FOXNews, never the New York Times or the Washington Post or MSNBC.

So, how are Greece, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Iran and the rest of the volatile Middle East really doing? What is the truth about jobs and the economy here? We may never know for sure until it is too late. I, for one, certainly don’t know what is real and what is Memorex.

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2 Responses to “TRUTH AND MEDIA”

  1. TRUTH AND MEDIA » Greece on WEB Says:

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  2. Delila Mench Says:

    Now I am from Berlin, Germany, and many members of society here actually are ashamed that Germany is not fighting in addition to NATO in Libya. We did not understand the mind-set of our government. In the matter of the armed forces, Germany is simply absurd.

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