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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Journalists, or Obama's Lickspittles?

Almost exactly five years ago in the early days of Digital Publius I wrote an article called “An American Troika (тройка).”  Wherein I gave the etymology of the Soviet term “Troika:”
Russian troĭka, from troe three; akin to Old English thrīe threea group of three; especially: an administrative or ruling body of three – Webster’s

Troika (triumvirate) of judges or political leaders. – Wikipedia

I draw the parallel between this Soviet concept and the prospect of having the left in complete law-making control through Pelosi, Reid and Obama--I asked: Is this really what you want to do America? Are you certain you are so fatigued by the Bush presidency you’re willing to bet the farm on what will be the most powerful far left leaning government in the history of our nation? We are talking about an unrestrained--extreme liberal--completely unchecked-- House of Representatives, Senate and Executive branch. If so, then (fairness) that word Senator Obama is so found of using so often will disappear from the American Lexicon.

The atrocious Affordable Care Act, the specter of which we are now beginning to see made manifest would be the most pronounced example of the results reaped through America’s bafflingly poor judgment in 2008. Tragically, a couple of the things I said near the end of the article have proven to be the most dire prophecies in that because they have come to pass—it insures too many in our nation are too unaware of the facts to realize how unfortunate the results of the 2008 election have proven to be.

I wrote about the appalling treatment the media subjected Joe the Plumber to for having the temerity to ask difficult questions of then Senator Obama during his campaign:
Joe was not some political pundit who has an agenda; he was just a citizen in front of his home. This earned him the contempt of the hard left and the leftist presses full intrusion in Joe’s personal affairs. He was smeared across the collective liberal media, the kind of smear campaign only brought to bear on someone who has really struck a sore liberal nerve.

It brings to mind all those old cold war era movies, where the secret police agent menacingly says to the cowering worker. “You ask a lot of questions comrade, a lot of dangerous questions.” Think about it. We have been told that Joe owes taxes and he is not a bonded plumber yet. We have been told he does not make anywhere near 250K. But, how many headlines in the last two years have you seen showing that Obama, as a State Senator violated Illinois state tax laws and accepted payments for speaking engagements totaling around 100K? The press is uninterested in such things, when it involves their own.

I had no idea then how spot on I would be proven to be—one merely has to think of this in light of the revelations of the IRA’s unprecedented persecution of those espousing a view in conflict with the current administration. Further, the equally shocking overreach of the National Security Agency, which have come to light.

I continued: We are heading for real state controlled media, not in the form of some Orwellian totalitarian regime, complete with graphic, art deco posters, depicting bulging forearms wielding hammers--bullhorns blaring, work is better than sleep. Not that kind, rather what we will see, is an unchallenged media. A media that is already so far in the bag for Obama, that they are doing everything possible to hide the truth and suppress information about this guy.

Once we have a completely liberal government and no Republicans to blame everything on, we will never hear of governmental screw ups, because the “One” is the “One” and Democrats don’t make mistakes. What we need to think about is, what will happen when YOU ask the wrong question under the ultra fair American Troika?

A few weeks later I wrote a follow up piece: American Troika Hits the Ground Running, where my prescience concerning the rapid implementation of the left’s agenda and the media’s roll in the endeavor were already coming to fruition:

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Program we had this exchange: 

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Yeah, well, you know what? I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work, and I think that --

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!

MATTHEWS: Yeah, it is my job. My job is to help this country.

SCARBOROUGH: Your job is to make this presidency work?

MATTHEWS: To make this work successfully. This country needs a successful presidency.

Chris Matthews shocked even Joe Scarborough with that revelation. We knew Obama gave him a thrill, but he’s acting like he wants to start picking out curtains with the Obamas. It certainly wasn’t Chris Matthew’s position to help the previous presidency work.

The majority of the media are not going to be so obvious...Wait, what am I talking about; how much more obvious could the media have been in their boundless devotion to Obama. The Obama sycophants just thought it was normal.

 Mind-boggling how spot on I was back then! The Media Research Center just posted an article revealing the selective reportage marking 21st century style American Journalism. It seems the mainstream media was positively giddy when reporting a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll showing the public place most of the blame for the government shut down on the Republicans rather than the President’s policies and the Democrats.

Yet, the media was completely silent regarding the same poll stating that 51% of those responding to the poll said President Obama: …is putting his own political agenda ahead of what's good for the country.  

As the MRC put it: I guess the majority of the nation feeling the President is putting his political agenda ahead of what's good for the country wasn't considered newsworthy by American so-called "journalists.

This becomes even more interesting when one learns the aforementioned poll neglected to give those responding to the poll an option to pick the Democrats! Positively stunning! Particularly when you consider there were no fewer than 11 bills offered by the Republicans to avoid the shut down. Not to mention the Republican controlled House passed a bill to keep government running only to be rejected by the Democrat controlled Senate.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8

So long as the media works hand in glove to further the left’s agenda, it will be virtually impossible for an unengaged, apathetic and spiritually dead American public to be well informed enough to counter the death spiral we are being forced into.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Get your relationship with Christ in order before concerning yourself with what the enemy is doing—That’s my strategy, what’s yours?

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