2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan

The Great MSM End-Run


Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-Chief World News Group

It seems the Main Stream Media (MSM) grows more raucous and unstable by the day, using route after route  in the Obama “Forward” playbook. Once upon a time in America, journalists and news anchors had a semblance of objectivity, and knew their role was to hold everyone’s feet to the fire. Marv Olasky called it the “…fly-on-the-wall, humble journalism that did exist in some newsrooms” and it was inspired by Walter Williams’ “The Journalists Creed”.

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Walter Williams, founder of the world’s first school of journalism at University of Missouri in 1908

The notion of a Dan Rather or Christine Amanpour or Jay Carney reciting, “I believe that the journalism which succeeds best — and best deserves success — fears God and honors Man; is stoutly independent, unmoved by pride of opinion or greed of power, constructive, tolerant but never careless, self-controlled, patient, always respectful of its readers but always unafraid…” is laughable. Can anyone imagine Piers Morgan stating,”I believe that the journalism which succeeds best…is profoundly patriotic…”? Or tingly-legged Chris Matthews pledging,“I believe that no one should write as a journalist what he would not say as a gentleman…”? Or ever-pompous Brian Williams (no relation to Walter) and Diane Sawyer affirming,”I believe that the public journal is a public trust; that all connected with it are, to the full measure of their responsibility, trustees for the public; that acceptance of a lesser service than the public service is betrayal of this trust”?

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Martin Bashir, NBCNews

No, today there exists a glitzy, pedantic punditry that race to produce the Obama campaign meme at light speed. Notice that when 4 Americans were brutally murdered in a terrorist attack on our US Embassy in Libya, the story on every news station, save lonely Fox News, placed all of the blame on an obscure Youtube video? The concurrent “shell-game” spouted by many, including the vociferous Martin Bashir, blamed Romney for commenting on the attack and questioning the lack of outrage from the administration. If the curious reader should look up Bashir’s NBCNews page, they would find a line-up of stories attacking Romney that could easily be construed as a branch of the Obama campaign strategy.

No wonder good people across America are becoming discouraged: every Gannet newspaper, every AP article, virtually every MSM station universally give Obama the benefit of the doubt. The president is unquestioned and unchallenged in popular and elite media today. He can do no wrong; tell no lie. Objectivity be hanged–Obama won and displays our evolving enlightenment to the world. Further, the polls touted and dissected by the Main Stream talking heads strangely enough only support Obama’s supposed popularity.

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Rush Limbaugh at the EIB studio

But patriots are wising up. Unlike 20, 10, or even 4 years ago, hundreds of thousands of us listen to talk radio and scour new digital media for the truth buried behind the MSM smoke screens. We have Rush and Mark Levin and Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager. We have Breitbart.com and Townhall.com and Hotair.com (and yes, even TribbleNews.com). We have Hillsdale College’s Constitution courses and Prager University. We have every information source we need to be astute and discerning.

ImageWhy then so much palpable discouragement when real polls that are scientific show it’s a neck and neck race? Why do so many solid conservatives judge the election to be already lost? Because those down-cast Americans are not engaging. Consider the Right has the team, we have knowledgable coaches, we have an ace quarterback and a receiver with great hands and unstoppable wheels. But we’re only playing prevent defense and there’s no one cheering in the stands. Sometimes momentum is everything.

We learned this the hard way in 2008 as Obama excited the young voters, utilized new media, and won the election. This time around, 4 years later, that same youth vote is not as energized, and many voting blocks are polling with lower percentages favoring Obama. The Right needs a new play, an end run…an Elisha moment. The story of this Old Testament battle comes to mind: the king of Israel was surrounded by the enemy and paralyzed by fear. Elisha spoke in 2 Kings chapter 6:

16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

That’s where new SOCIAL media, especially Twitter, which is instantaneous and real-time, comes into play. We may all have credible, powerful information, but without unity and action despondency overcomes good intentions. However, if on a daily basis, conservatives are connecting with thousands of other right-minded folks, hope is renewed and the MSM thwarted in their game plan of overwhelming discouragement.

We end-run the Main Stream Media right into the red zone! Our side can be energized as our eyes are opened and we realize we are not alone, not by a long shot. As Paul Ryan exhorts, “We can do this thing! We can turn this around!” And we can! We have the facts, we have sound economic and Constitutional principles on our side, AND we have the sheer numbers! If we are wise and use, really use, Twitter and social media, this could very well be the year of the Great MSM End Run, and the future of our exceptional Republic might just be saved!

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About TamiJ

A conservative gal fighting the good fight in blue, blue Oregon! Organizer of the Hugh Hewitt Radio Show "Tribbles". Co-Editor/Author TribbleNews.com - Pinterest board http://bit.ly/LK7Nxu - Facebook http://bit.ly/LK7Nxu - Twitter @tamij #hewitt #tcot

Discussion

15 thoughts on “The Great MSM End-Run

  1. Great article, Tami. The extent to which Americans wake up to the illigitimacy of the MSM will determine the future direction of country. And the great thing is…Twitter and other social media sites are accelerating that awakening.

    I love the irony that many of the social media sites being so effectively used by conservatives to rally together were the brainchildren of liberals (or at least they became liberals after they earned their fortunes). I often wonder if the founders of Twitter and Facebook would love to ban their use for conservative purposes. But then, they would be exposed as the anti-First Amendment, advocates of censorship that they truly are.

    I’ve said this before…and I’ll say it again: If you’re not on Twitter, you should be. The speed at which information travels via Twitter is unprecedented, and can’t even be matched by the networks’ “breaking news.” I’ve seen so many breaking news stories sharing information I read on Twitter much earlier.

    But the best part about Twitter is…it connects us. It brings conservatives (who once felt isolate) together and that increases our power exponentially.

    Posted by Red Pill Report | September 24, 2012, 3:28 am
  2. Thanks again, Red Pill and Tami J. We have come to look forward to your posts. They are not only well written and well thought out; they are full of truth and hope. Yes, HOPE is not a bad word, even though it has been misused by the Deceiver-in-Chief. We loved your biblical reference because it never occurred to us to apply it to our current dilemma. We are old and haven’t learned anything about TWITTER. We are waiting for a tutorial. Anyway, keep up the good work!

    Posted by LDH/LMH | September 24, 2012, 6:57 am
  3. Tami, I loved the biblical reference. We are getting down to the wire on this election. I am glad we have alternative means other than mainstream media to get and share our information – like Redpill.
    Those mainstream media giants should be ashamed and embarrassed by the bias garbage they are putting out there as truth. It is Obama propaganda.

    Posted by allison | September 24, 2012, 7:53 am
  4. I am getting more and more excited lately by the hope and encouragement in the articles here at RedPill. I don’t trust anything the MSM puts out but the discouraging part is not knowing how many people the MSM is fooling. It is a comfort to be reminded that we aren’t alone, even though the MSM would have us believe that our way of thinking is antiquated and being abandoned. Thanks TamiJ and RedPill. Let’s keep spreading this encouragement!

    Posted by Cucciolo | September 24, 2012, 10:01 am
  5. if they won’t do the job-we MUST. We will be the new media IF THE MEDIA WON’T TELL THE TRUTH, MAKE THE TRUTH GO VIRAL**

    Posted by therasberrypalace | September 25, 2012, 11:03 pm
  6. Tami – best blog and blogger on the net. Thanks for contributing to my intellectual well being. Hope lives.

    Posted by tboy63 | September 26, 2012, 12:10 am
  7. Great article.

    Posted by J. Alfred | November 4, 2012, 5:46 pm

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