Friday, September 18, 2009

THE FREE PRESS - or is it?

Ever since I was a young man I always looked forward to reading the newspapers and watching the news on TV. I always wanted to know what was happening in the world and especially this country. I was always taught at home and in school that one of the greatest rights of a free nation is the Freedom of Speech and a Free Press. From the very beginning of our country, and through its chaotic history, a free press has always been there to give us the news and supply us with the information that we needed to make up our minds concerning the problem of the day. But now I see (as most people can)
that the news outlets whether they be the newspaper, TV, radio, or magazine, no longer have a goal of showing us both sides of the issues facing this country. They no longer want to report the news in a manner that we, the people, can decide our own selves on the right choices, but they want to create news according to their own personal bias and they are being very unfair when they report it. They want the reader to have a foregone conclusion of what is right, even though it is not right. What is wrong with that picture?

Let's look at just one case in point. Do you remember the "Tea Parties" held across the nation. At the same time as Fox News and the Wall Street Journal reported on these events, the other major news sources either disregarded them or reported on them as if the tea parties were a bunch of right wing, anti-government anti-tax people who were really bunch of eccentric nut cases. As I watched the CNN coverage of the Chicago tea party by a CNN reporter Susan Roesgan, I was a witness to the deceit and partiality and unfairness of that news network. It was so plain! We have to come to the overall conclusion that the American news media extremely dislike and detest conservative and Christian America. They get satisfaction and enjoyment in mocking and criticize the conservatives because we are Pro-Life, and Pro-Gun. They also liken those of us who are against illegal immigration to the Klu Klux Klan and Adolf Hitler! If you do not go along with Obama's agenda then you are a racist!

Every reporter at major news outlets such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, are so liberal that it goes against all description! We can also add the TV news reporters of ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC! Most of the reporters that work for these stations are so bias when they report to the American Public that it comes close to being disgusting and it shows total disregard for the rights of others. Most all of these were great news papers at one time but they have lost it all because of their bias liberal reporting.

The fact of the matter is that we can no longer believe what we read or hear on the news. So how can we make the right decision when it comes to issues of the day? I no longer watch a lot of TV news, like I use to because I have better things to do than listen to a bunch of bias reporters that cannot and will not tell the truth. When I do watch the news it is Fox News, because, as they claim, they are fair and balanced. Most of the time you will hear both sides of the story. When the millions of people, in this country no longer want to be a informed citizen and no longer want to know or hear the truth, but only want to hear what they are told, then that is how you get the government we have today. That is how (as Obama calls it) we get the change we have today in our government.


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