Saturday, April 25, 2009



William Randolf Hearst is vilified to this day for Yellow Journalism, using his vast newspaper network for such shenanigans as getting us involved in the Spanish-American War. It has been said that he "routinely invented sensational stories, faked interviews, ran phony pictures and distorted real events." Sounds like 20/20 to me.

Upton Sinclair noted that Hearst reporters had, "a standing order in all Hearst offices that American Socialism shall never be mentioned favorably." Conversely, today's Lamestream Media reporters have standing orders to never mention American Socialism, and its leader Barack Obama, in an unfavorable manner.

Hearst may have given us the Spanish-American War, but today's press has given us a Socialist empty suit and a teleprompter for president. The MSM blatantly stumped for him during the campaign, Chris Matthew's leg tingling the whole time, created this whole false messiah persona, and got him elected. The popular vote was actually pretty darn close (53% to 46%) even with the GOP apparently trying to lose and the MSM giving Barry billions in free ad campaigns in the guise of hard-hitting "interviews", but the media is still trying to make the election out to be some kind of sweeping landslide “mandate” on par with Reagan's defeat of Mondale in '84. Some claim a 15-point difference in election results due to the media's blatant bias. I'd put it higher, but then I'm a right-wing wing extremist.

Oh, ol' Bob is getting out of hand again. Really? Two immediate examples pop into my head right off the bat. People are still bashing Dan Quayle decades later for misspelling potato but even during the '08 campaign we heard nothing from the Lamestreams on Barry O's 1001 Kenyan gaffes, such as campaigning in 57 states or seeing dead people. Everyone on the continent, including domestic animals, heard all about Republican Senator Larry Craig and the bathroom stall in the airport. But who ever heard from the MSM that Democrat Barney Frank ran a gay prostitution ring out of his Washington D.C. apartment? Show of hands. I thought so.

During the campaign, we got an anal exam of Sarah Palin's baby, daughter, and former in-laws, but the Lamestreams agreed that the Obama family was "off limits" as digging up dirt on them would be rude and unprofessional.

Or perhaps just too revealing. Obama's brother Samson Obama (whom the European press had to "discover" for the American press) couldn't even make it to the inauguration. Why? Last November, he was accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old English girl. Because of this, when he tried to fly through Heathrow en route to Washington D.C., British security denied his visa and sent his butt back to Kenya. We heard all about that from Katie and Tom and the gang didn't we?

How about Obama's illegal alien aunt? When the story finally did surface (thanks to Internet sleuths on the foreign press again), he made brave noises and promises that (a) he had no idea where his "favorite aunt" from one of his umpteen autobiographies was and (b) she would have to obey the law like everyone else. Now that he's in power, of course, Aunt Zeituni gets to stay with no problems.

As for the Big 0 himself, the press doesn't even seem to notice that he can't even stand by his own anti-lobbyist promises (he has about as many lobbyists as tax cheats in the administration these days) nor his promise to post all pending legislation on the Internet for public viewing (the stimulus bill was "too important" to let the peasants see what was actually in it). Even though a senior White house advisor admitted to this, the MSM missed that when it came by.

The outrage over Bush and his cronies and water boarding, and the calls for criminal prosecutions, suddenly faded when it turns out that House Speaker Nancy "the Dunce" Pelosi and some of her Dem cronies knew all about it, too. I'm no fan of torture, but the ever vigilant Press failed to even notice that our own servicemen can be subjected to water boarding. SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) training is given mainly to U.S. aircrews from the various branches. They are the most likely to be shot down and wind up in enemy hands, and, during Vietnam and to some extent in the Gulf War, they were subjected to horrible and ghastly real tortures. To try to prepare them for such a possible ordeal, aircrewmen going through SERE can be interrogated by the "enemy" using these same torture techniques used at Gitmo. It's fine and dandy to do it to an AMERICAN SERVICEMAN but it's horrible and ghastly and beyond all the rules of civilized behavior to do it to Islamic jihadist terrorists who wish to kill us.

Diane Feinstein can go through entire print and electronic "interviews" with the MSM and not have to field a single question about her little scandal involving $25 billion of the taxpayer's money funneled to a government agency that awards her husband's real estate firm huge contracts.

Everything Algore the Goracle spews forth about global warming is gleefully reported as the Gospel truth and never questioned by the Lamestreams. Thus, it should come as no surprise that when Gore was to debate Lord Christopher Monckton, British science advisor to the Iron Lady, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Dems in Congress quickly shut the Brit down and refused to even let him in, let alone testify. Undoubtedly because Al's junk science wouldn't stand up to any real scrutiny. The Goracle's "testimony" was widely reported, but the MSM never uttered a peep about muzzling the Brit.

Well, we could go on like this for days, but what's the point? Yellow journalism is alive and well and stronger than ever in this day and age. I say we keep 'em yellow. Piss on 'em.


Ben said...

Maybe now that the press is pushing FOR socialism we should start calling it RED journalism, rather than yellow.

Bawb said...

Unfortunately, the press is a bunch of elitist snobs just like our politicians, utterly out of touch with and indifferent to the Heartland. I hope it comes back and really bites 'em in the ass one of these days.