I've taken to listening to the Oldies radio station more and more these days. You know how the popular playlist stations are. They endlessly spin the same ten or twelve songs over and over again until the very title makes you sick then, one day, the song drops out of sight and is never heard from again.
Speaking of endless spin, it's not unlike our relentless watchdog media's "journalism." They find or borrow a catchy little phrase to succinctly describe their position, one which does not require a whole lot of brain cells to grasp (Hope 'n' Change! Yes We Can! O-Ba-Ma!), and keep repeating it until it is embedded in the national consciousness like the theme song from Gilligan's Island.
This is hardly a new concept. One MSM media expert explained, "The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but the power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective [news reporting] must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand...."
Whoops. My bad. It wasn't Katie Couric or Christ Matthews or TOTUS who said that. It was a guy named Adolph. But the aforementioned have certainly taken his message to heart and make good use of it.
At any rate, one day the catchy little phrase backfires on them and their Chosen One and suddenly that phrase disappears in an instant and is never heard from again. In fact, in Orwellian fashion, they try to "unwrite" the phrase and purge it from the system. The power of forgetting is enormous. So the MSM simply finds another shiny object to dangle in front of their smarmy self-appointed intellectual lemmings ("Tea Party Evil!" "Scott Walker Sucks!" "OWS Grass Roots!") who latch onto the new slogan and sneer at the opposition (such as those wacky Ron Paul supporter kooks who foolishly explain the Constitution, freedom, limited government and real economics in detail) for being not-too-bright simplistic lumpen proletariat hicks because they can't chant a three word phrase repeating the Party Line.
Here's just a small list of those Golden Oldies which once enjoyed continuous airplay but have now been swept under the rug and subjected to the "power of forgetting." Pleases feel free to add any of the thousands of others I overlooked.