The MSM: Our Very Own Pravda

Andrew Breitbart spoke at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tennessee this morning.  He said to the Mainstream Media, “It’s not your business model that sucks, it’s you that sucks.”

Yes, folks.  Our media, with only a very few exceptions, have collectively (of course collectively) become our very own Pravda.  From Wikepedia:

Pravda (Russian: Правда, “Truth”) was a leading newspaper of the Soviet Union and an official organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1912 and 1991.

Journalism requires objectivity.  Since much of our media is now run by modern liberal leftists who have an agenda–expecting objective reporting out of these people is, to put it mildly, an impossible expectation.

Our Founders expected the media to be watchdogs for the American people against abuses perpetrated upon us by our leaders–on both local and national levels.  If our media had done the job they were supposed to do instead of promoting their left-wing agenda we would not now have Barack Obama in the White House.  While I was no fan of John McCain I am certain of this much–he wouldn’t have been as bad as this leftist ideologue for a variety of reasons–national security among them.

An objective media would have delved into Barack Obama’s past with much more vigor.  They would have insisted upon getting answers to his admiration of mentor Saul Alinsky.  They would have pressed him to explain what “spread the wealth around” meant –and then would have actively tied it into Socialist, Communist, Fascist ideologies.  They would have, during the debates and protests regarding healthcare reform, delved into the horrific treatment of patients in other countries who have socialized medicine and would have brought to the forefront examples of the ineptness of government-run programs.

But sadly…they did none of that. 

Objective thought requires one to see reality as it is…not what one wishes it to be.  Again, my admiration for Objectivist philosophy shines through.  Liberal leftists thrive on their emotional certainty that if it wasn’t for these ignorant individualists we could have Utopia right here on earth.  This is, of course, absurd…because it would require mankind to be perfectible–which it will never be.  This is also why collectivism, no matter how benignly promoted, always and inevitably leads to harsher and harsher methods in order to control and squash those imperfections.

The liberal left-wing media in this country gave up, by their own choice, the role of watchdog of the people ages ago–and instead have become promoters of radical Leftism. They deserve to fail, they deserve to go out of business, and they deserve the contempt of We the People. If you want to work for someone like Hugo Chavez–then move to Venezuela and get the out of our country!

I especially admired Andrew’s final words at the end of his speech:

“If you don’t start reporting the truth I will organize a protest in New York City on Sixth Avenue and you won’t be able to escape to the Hamptons for the weekend.”

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