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The corruption of the MSM is the single most damaging force in America.

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The MSM uses intentional oversight, lies, & distortions to promote its agenda regardless of detrimental consequences to America & Americans. The MSM exploits people's ignorance & lack of concern for anything beyond their obsessively narcissistic self-involvement.
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Tapper, Norah O'Donnell, and Campbell Brown Rebel Against the Media-Collective
By John Nolte

"Just like high school, there's a pecking order in the media -- a cool kids' table, and the requisite desire to be liked, need to be included, and a somewhat nauseating set of rules to it all. Glib, detached irony is a calling card as is an obsession with the fun and games of politics -- because that's all any of this is to them. It's as though taking the future of your country seriously immediately relegates you to the nerd table.

To be fair, though, some things they do take seriously. The RIGHT things, the politically correct things: same-sex marriage, the Congressional Black Caucus -- that kind of stuff. I'm not trying to throw a newsflash your way that the media is leftist, you already knew that, but what's fascinating to watch is the CONFORMITY."

More about MSM juvenile sycophants. The full story is here.

US Political Corruption & Deception Is Initiated And Furthered By The MSM

The media are the source of all corruption in the US.

If not for the corrupt media, Obama wouldn't be able to perpetrate any of his divisive and destructive ideas. Nor would BO have been elected president in the first place.
In order to put the US right again, the media must be cleansed and reformed.

If the media's efforts to elect leftists and radicals were to succeed thereby changing the USA into a socialist state, where do the so-called journalists expect fit?
Do these so-called journalists expect to be free as they are now?
Or would these so-called journalists be manipulated by the all-controlling statists whom they now strive to empower?

NBC Edit Deception Starts & Stops With Brian Williams
"NBC News broadcast a heavily edited tape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call in the Trayvon Martin case. The tape itself was fully available. And NBC News, as we’ve reported, cut the relevant portion of the tape deliberately in order to make Zimmerman look like a racist."
Learn of NBC's corruption here.

Conspiring With The Russians Against The American People
Obama Tells Medvedev I need "space" on the Missile Defense issue. "After my election I have more flexibility."
At the end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, Obama told the Russian that he would have "more flexibility" to deal with controversial issues, including US missile defense after his election.  Obama told Medvedev, that he should tell incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin that he needs to give him "space".

Their words were picked up by open microphones while reporters were entering the room to hear official remarks from the two.


The conversation:
Obama:  "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space."

Russian President Medvedev:  "Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…"

Obama:  "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."

Russian President Medvedev:  "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir."


Treason is "the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance"The Merriam Webster Dictionary
Without the enduring cover-ups orchestrated by the MSM, this traitor would never have been elected in 2008.
The MSM fails to understand that BO will further corrupt, pervert, and take over more institutions and businesses just as he has with GM, Sallie Mae, healthcare, and more.
He has already put into place mechanisms that he will use to consolidate and expand his powers once he is given another four years.


We're All Trapped
The year 2012 is going to be a most difficult year for many Americans.
Americans have witnessed and shared their disgust, outrage, and anger at the Obama situation and all that it provokes, exemplifies, and epitomizes. They have witnessed the destruction and now comprehend the Obama plan for, as he stated four years ago, his "...fundamental transformation of the United States".
It is possible for America to survive this year and end it well positioned recover American prosperity. America can recover because of the stoic character that has been built into most patriotic Americans' characters.
Worst:
Difficult periods are a normal part of most people's lives. However, the year 2012, promises to surpass most years. Many Americans might have believed that their worst year would not be matched, and most certainly, would never be exceeded.
During many Americans worst year, amidst problems, they lived in a world of optimism regarding employment, health, and happiness. They believed that regardless of how their personal situations evolved, they could rely upon the United States of America's economic, social, cultural, and capitalistic institutions to be open to their participation and success. Americans implemented recovery plans and worked toward recovery.
Better:
Today we live in a USA that is infected by a pall which hangs over all of everything we do and attempt to do. Today we are engulfed by negativism, pessimism, destructive attitudes, divisive institutions, and people working to dismantle the underlying potential and American institutions that we rely upon to build our successes.
We are living amidst a civil war. This is a civil war that we have not prepared ourselves to handle effectively. Americans have always best been prepared to use American optimism to work hard, produce, and live happily.
Plan:
Events of this year will determine America's course -- and the direction of our lives. Americans' potential will be enhanced or marginalized depending upon the outcome of the presidential election.
America can survive and likely prosper. All Americans who have peacefully lived the best existence of any other people in history must unite and remain resolute. Americans must be optimistic.
Each American can on his own accomplish little on a national scale. However, by joining forces, we will displace the pall of the White House and the twisted and destructive influences and people Obama has put in positions of authority to rule over all Americans.

Why does the MSM refuse to expose this traitor?
Does the MSM believe that he will allow it to continue to be free if his totalitarian plans become reality?
The MSM is juvenile. But is it so juvenile and naive as to believe its own reportage?

Enough Was Enough
Lying Media & Pseudo-academics In Final Sputter
Today's racism noise has been -- and is being -- promoted by America's irresponsible and agenda-promoting  journalists, flailing politicians, and pseudo-academics. They do not understand Americans. They do not know the real America.  Do they actually think they need to teach Americans that there is no place in America for racism?
Today's politicians and pseudo academics fail to understand that most Americans already know that.
In fact most Americans knew that before being lectured to by those politicians and pseudo-academics who try to profit from the racism that they promote.
The media's and the pseudo-academics' malevolent, divisive cynicism is bound to fail.

Most Americans learned from their parents, teachers, clergy, and the US Constitution that most people are good, decent, and worthy of being accepted until they demonstrate otherwise.
Most Americans have been working, playing, studying, and freely associating with people different from themselves in various ways for decades -- and longer.
It is time for Americans to demonstrate to America's trouble-making, divisive politicians and pseudo-academic fools that we are more American than they can imagine.

Occupy This
The bottom line is that no matter what discomforts, tragedies, or inconvenience life hands you, you do not have the right or an excuse to impose upon the rights of others.
The 1st Amendment gives each of us the right to do anything just so long as what we do does not infringe upon anyone else's rights, comfort, possessions, or safety.
When an individual infringes upon another, he has implicitly repudiated his 1st Amendment right.

Content Is What Happens To Happen Between Commercials
The following is from a frustrated viewer of cable TV's so-called educational programming.
"I have written you before so I don't know why I bother. I wrote because I don't feel anyone who pays for the Discovery, History, Science and other so-called learning channels ARE NOT getting what we pay for. That is, unless of course you feel we like constant repeats and shows that have nothing to do with the respective channels.
These channels advertise "all new" oddities and program content. I checked and every one is a repeat. If you can't come up with new shows, why don't you take these channels off? If you can't provide new shows for those of us who would like to learn something, why do you run this programming over and over? We cannot learn watching the same thing over and and over and over and...."

Publisher's Note:  Does anyone still recall the promises of the cable companies during the latter years of the 1970s? They urged Americans to contact their Congressional representatives to demand that they pass legislation allowing for development of cable channels. In return these companies promised all Americans that they would provide commercial-free, high quality programming with wide-ranging content. Americans would pay one flat fee and receive uninterrupted entertainment.
Instead, today Americans receive repetitive reruns -- that are as redundant as that phrasing. Included with this valueless content are more commercials than a person would care to watch even if he were stranded on Gilligan's Island.

Communicating?
Those who produce TV, radio, and Internet commercials that are plagued with harsh-voiced female voices or the mumbling male voices have not contemplated a simple fact. They fail to communicate effectively.
What do people do when a commercial appears? They may watch or listen to it. But when one of those harsh, raspy, nasalized female voices protrudes into our ears, often at elevated volume levels, why would a listener not mute in self defense?
When one of those harsh voices blasts in our ears while we are viewing some absurd, rapidly flashing graphic, why would a viewer not mute and possibly change the station... or, at least get up for some chips... most likely not the brand being advertised?

Treason Exposed
Look to the US Constitution & your own rational thinking to see what is required to protect the USA.
There are three references to the words "invasions," "invaded," and "invasion" in the US Constitution. They are here.

Socialist Party of America has revealed that 70 US Congressional Democrats belong to its caucus.
It is shocking to know that 20 years after the fall of Communism, so many lawmakers would still be enamored of such a spectacularly failed economic and social system.
Is your US Congressional representative a socialist?

Once Upon A Time
Before the United States of America existed there was constant struggle against tyranny, little optimism, slight chance for a glorious future.
The United States of America was built and has served Americans willing to serve as well as receive. Many millions of men and women have sacrificed. Infinite dreams remain to be realized.
Each of us today, following our forefathers did not break out of despotic, socialist, fascist, and Communist countries and struggle to come to America just simply to now relinquish the American Dream unto today's bunch of control-freak, deranged, vengeful socialists, fascists, and Communists so that they may feed on the fruits of centuries of labor while suppressing our continued progress.   Consider this.

Silent Journalists Denote Dead Journalism
Why is it that ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, The New York Times, The Washington Post have not reported any information regarding the following news stories?
1.)  This member of the New Black Panther Party advised black Americans, "Want freedom? Kill some crackers!"
2.)  Charles Bolden, NASA's top administrator, said BO instructed him that, "Perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering".

Treason: The betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.
"Treason, sedition mean disloyalty or treachery to one's country or its government. Treason is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state to which one owes allegiance; the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one's government. Sedition is any act, writing, speech, etc., directed unlawfully against state authority, the government, or constitution, or calculated to bring it into contempt or to incite others to hostility, ill will or disaffection; it does not amount to treason and therefore is not a capital offense."
-- Dictionary.com

Master Plan
How might you explain Obama's actions regarding the economy, world affairs, legislative agenda & demands, domestic cultural situations, handling of US industry including the auto, banking & finance, union boss relationships, and his unending ubiquitous public appearances?

Obama implemented his radical plan to -- in his own words -- "fundamentally transform America" into a redistributive economy, that is, a socialist state, immediately upon his election to the US Presidency. He was aided by an economically stunned nation looking for new leadership. He and his seen and unseen advisors used the nation's economic and geo-political problems and imperfections to cover and rationalize their fundamental transformation of America. Current events were simply convenient excuses.
Obama has been mentored and polished for this project since he was a boy. Obama today is using his bred-in grudge against America and his personal identity confusion as motivators to fundamentally transform America. He views America as exploitative, not fair, not equitable, and as an imperialistic bully.
Obama's agenda was handed some tools for fundamental change of America by the financial crisis. The creation of TARP set the stage for his transformation. He has wanted to implement socialized medicine and take-from-the-wealthy redistribution since his mentors indoctrinated him with their socialist utopian unrealizable dreams. His plans to redistribute Americans' wealth were drilled into his mind years before TARP or the financial crisis were born.
Obama and his wife were disparaging America well before the economic crisis came along to serve their needs. Obama and his wife, in their arrogant, hateful way, despise the America that provided them with every opportunity, from the best educations to work opportunities, not only without hindrance, but with begging, pre-qualified acceptance.

The image that the American people have of Obama is based upon appearances of the issues he chooses to use. These include health care reform and economic stability. Obama cares not directly for these issues. Instead, cynically, Obama uses these and other momentous issues to fool trusting and naive Americans. He approaches these issues not to resolve inherent problems, but to use them to deconstruct America, thereby paving his road to fundamentally transforming America.
Naive and trusting Americans may never fully comprehend Obama's meanings of the words he uttered during the campaign. How might trusting Americans ever believe that when he spoke of "change", "redistribution", "hope" and more, that he was expressing his inner philosophical socialist beliefs as the cure-all for America's liberty, individual rights, and successful capitalism? How might trusting Americans believe that when he took over America's preeminent corporation, General Motors, that he was using his newly acquired presidential power as a fascistic tool, not in an effort to correct corporate problems, but to pass control of GM to the union bosses. How might trusting Americans accept those who stood up in protest using terms such as Marxism, fascism, socialism when applied to their new, young, attractive savior? But these terms effectively communicate an accurate, truthful portrayal of Obama.

Obama's plan is to bankrupt America using trillion-dollar deficits, dismantle capitalism by taking control of the means of production starting with the auto, financial, and health care industries, and then to reassemble the broken America into a socialist state.

Today America is under assault from a radical movement that has pulled off the largest coup d'etat in all of history. Liberty in America is under assault. The US Constitution and the Bill Of Rights are under assault. Personal rights are under assault.
Obama did not rush to force-feed his so-called stimulus bill in order to restart the economy. He is rushing to force-feed his massive trillion-dollar spending plans and social changes upon a willing, naive and trusting American people before they awaken to their loss of liberty and economic resilience and capabilities. He is moving fast to implant redistributive measures that will bankrupt the nation and demoralize her people. He is pushing plans including cap-and-trade to cripple American industry, thereby making underdeveloped nations more competitive on a relative basis. He is obsessively promoting Obamacare to usurp -- bring under government control -- another one-sixth of the US economy. Under Obamacare every American will be beholden to the government, live in fear of having medical services withheld on an individual basis, and experience a less-innovative medical system.
Obama does not have any regard for fiscal propriety. Instead he is using massive deficits and spending to bankrupt America over the next years. He budgets deficits that are over a trillion dollars each year from now on, even if the economy were to fully recover under his negative growth policies.
Trusting, naive Americans should be outraged that they cannot exist as the once-free, productive, world-leading America under Obama's plan.

The Audacity Of Arrogance
The President of the United States of America at Fort Hood, Texas on November 11, 2009. Here he openly displays his disdain for the military, the dead, and all Americans who entrusted him to lead.
He is so arrogant that he refuses to salute, come to attention, or even place his hand on his heart as the honor guard passes at the memorial service for those killed by a fellow Muslim terrorist at Fort Hood!
If this does not offend America, nothing will.
All America needs to see this. Where is the MSM?

Possible?

The MSM too often reports stories that it has twisted to portray politicians and events the way it wants them to appear. The MSM frequently fails to honestly present all sides of important issues.

How is it possible that the MSM regularly chooses to ignore its responsibility to report with accuracy, disguises its biased product as news, and disregards rules and journalistic standards?
Please express your opinion here:

      


MSM's Tea Party Cognitive Dissonance
By Kyle-Anne Shiver


Post Journalism

By Victor Davis Hansen
November 7, 2008
National Review Online

We have seen it all the last two years: Weeping journalists on election night; a journalist openly promising to help make Obama successful as was heard on MSNBC ("Yeah, it is my job."); film takes of journalists cheering an Obama speech; the savaging of Sarah Palin and the hands-off treatment of Biden; soft-ball interviews and long puff-pieces on Obama as the young cool crusader; comparisons to JFK's Camelot, and on and on.
In the 3rd book of his history, Thucydides has some insightful thoughts about destroying institutions in times of zealotry—and then regretting their absence when there is a need for refuge for them. The mainstream press should have learned that lesson, once they blew up their credibility in the past election by morphing into the Team Obama press agency.
There will come a time in the year ahead when either Obama's unexamined past will come back to haunt him, or his inexperience and tentativeness in foreign affairs will be embarrassingly apparent, or his European-socialist agenda for domestic programs simply won't work. And as public opinion falls, what will MSNBC, the New York Times, the editors of Newsweek, a Chris Matthews or the anchors at the major networks say?
Not much—since they will have one of two non-choices: (1) either they will begin scrambling to offer supposed disinterested criticism, which will be met with the public's, "Why should we begin believing you now?" or "Why didn't you tell this before?", or  (2), They can continue as state-sanctioned megaphones of the Obama administration in the manner that they did during the campaign. They will lose either way and remain without credibility.
In short, we live now in the Age of Post-Journalism. All that was before is now over, as this generation of journalists voluntarily destroyed the hallowed notion of objectivity and they will have no idea quite how to put Humpty-Dumpty back together again.

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She May Have Graduated From A Journalism School But She Failed To Graduate From The Schoolyard
September 24, 2008 -- Katie Couric, CBS News anchor, demanded that her staff drop all references to "Governor" or "Gov." surrounding her interview with Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin.
A person on her staff pointed out that in other venues, CBS News and Couric had referred to Joe Biden, using his title of "Senator" or the abbreviation. According to a CBS News editorial aide, Couric sought approval from CBS News management to drop the reference "Governor" during her broadcast interview with Palin.
Couric did not refer to Palin as Governor at anytime during the interview.
Most people, as they mature, develop skills to discuss and debate with adversaries that are not petty and juvenile such as those Couric used in her position as a CBS News anchor.
She -- in her juvenile, so-very-angry attitude toward Governor Palin -- simply displayed her petty and juvenile methods. And CBS News -- having allowed it -- simply displayed itself.
Couric and CBS News also displayed the fact that they are very afraid of this accomplished lady known as Governor Palin. But what might they fear from Governor Palin? She is not a juvenile, petty person like Couric and CBS News. She is concerned with important issues.
Couric, CBS News, and too many others in the MSM fail to have any pride in their profession. Might they comprehend what journalistic standards are? Might they be concerned about reporting facts to the American people?
Might the American people be concerned that they do not -- and often cannot -- receive honest reporting from the MSM stars?

Do Not Allow Facts To Confuse Presentations
CNN promotes itself as "the most trusted name in news". However the percentage who "believe all or most" of what CNN reports has declined 12 points, to 30%, since 1998, when Pew first posed the question.
As an indicator of how far the news media have fallen in the public's eyes, CNN is at the top of the 12 television news outlets analyzed. It is also above all newspapers and online sources reviewed.
Believability for ABC News, CBS News and NBC News is down six points over the past ten years, to 24% for ABC and NBC, 22% for CBS. Notably that is better than the mere 18% who "believe all or most" of what they read in the New York Times.

Mass Media Are Populated With Despicable, Lying, Inept Prevaricators
A recent Bush interview on NBC was edited in such a way as to change the meaning of what he said to the point that the White House lodged a complaint. Media prevaricators are beyond out-of-control.
And the media's finest journalists fail to understand the English language. CNN recently called Teddy Kennedy "American royalty". Another source added, "And while many Americans certainly have high regard for the Kennedies...."
Note the journalists' pluralizing of the name. Even their hero receives their illiterate, shoddy treatment.

Please, Please, Please Get Terrified
The following is a recent headline from Forbes.com:

"Consumer Confidence Crushed"

The news media display their fear of being left out of view. In a feeble attempt to hold its dwindling number of viewers, the media fail to present the news without bias. The mainstream media work to distort the news using terrifying, shocking, nerve-racking headlines. As if that were not enough, they follow their headlines with story content phrasing that includes emotionalized, further distorting, modifying terminology such as the following.
"Friday’s consumer confidence survey confirmed investors’ worst fears, leaving the U.S. stock market quaking with worry over inflation and jobs."
The media demonstrate a near-total disregard for journalistic integrity.
If the media did understand their responsibility, they would logically provide un-hyped news in order to build their businesses and be journalistically correct. Thinking people want:  Accurate, substantive news. It does not want over-blown, silly, juvenile, fear-provoking tabloid-oriented stories.
The media could provide a larger quantity of quality news with fewer personnel. However, the media would need to first employ mature personnel. That would be difficult in today's narcissistic juvenile culture.

Exponential Narcissism
News media have abandoned their responsibility to provide wide-ranging global, domestic, and local news.
Or does it, to paraphrase Bill Clinton, depend what meaning of news is? It appears that news has been redefined as, "Only that which has to do with US presidential politics." Nothing is news if related to global, domestic, and local events unless a specific event may be overlaid into election politics or if it fits in the unending parade of disgusting, despicable sex crimes & run-away females.
The news media are obsessed with jabbering about politics because mainstream media reporters are primarily politically-oriented and enthralled with gathering and reporting on politics.
The news media apparently believes that by sticking its head in the sand, genuinely substantive global and domestic events will have little impact. That is, "We are the entitled news filters and if we don't report it, it doesn't matter".
Thinking people crave substantive news. Media narcissists fail to comprehend that everyday the world is developing and evolving beyond the US, making the US relatively less significant as a proportion of the world's self-empowering cultures.
An ill-informed populace is an irrational, uncontrolled electorate. An emotionalized, self-centered election outcome will provide increased opportunities for dark global forces that are more empowered each day and whose objectives include the end of Western culture.


Not Surprised By Emotionalized Juvenile Behavior
A recent Forbes' headline reads, "Surprise! Inflation Looking Worrisome". A CNN headline screams, "Producer prices soared in January". A local Florida paper reported published its copy on the Internet stating, "The good news is that Florida is no longer the second most-active state in the country in terms of foreclosure. The bad news is that it only fell one rank." The AP ran this headline: "Confidence Plunges, Inflation Rate Soars".
Until recently a person interested in learning, thinking, and analyzing news of the day could turn to the Internet. Some traditional journals and periodicals were presenting news -- although slanted -- that was not trivialized and did not contain opinions and emotionalized flavorings embedded within sentences serving as quasi-parenthetical thoughts.
However, time marches on -- as they say -- and continues to pull journalism down to ever-lower levels of superfluous phrasings, emotionalized facts, and juvenile trivializations.
As today's readers review news stories on the Internet, they observe added words and phrases that have little to do with stories' news content. These additions are emotionalized and politicized terms intended to add feeling and filler. Obviously today's writers fail to understand that real news does not require emotionalized and trivialized explanation and is permitted to be somewhat devoid of slant.
People are starved for pure news containing relevant facts.
The juveniles who ever-so-fast-fast prepare and click so-called news stories out to the Internet under the guise of well-known names, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and CNN appear to operate using one simple, over-riding guideline. That operational guideline is that, just as in middle school, they are graded by the number of words, not the caliber of their content.


Uninhibited, Inexperienced, & Carefree -- A Self-proclaimed Motor-mouth
Erin Burnett, CNBC's current incarnation of a contrived Queen & Rock Star potentially to replace the flailing, failing Maria Bartiromo, called George Bush a "monkey" on the MSNBC "Morning Joe" show. She later apologized on Chris Matthews' show for her 'bad joke'.

 

It is no wonder that this juvenile got her own show on CNN.

Fortunately for Burnett, George Bush is not black. If that were the case, her joke would not be accepted as a "joke". However, Burnett escaped with spewing anything whatsoever she cared to about the sitting US president.
Today's adult juveniles are out of control and totally uninhibited. They know not wisdom, morals, nor journalistic standards of excellence. They have never been reprimanded when children or students by parents, teachers, nor anyone who cared enough about them to ensure that they grow up to be fine mature adults. Instead, these adult juveniles become overly empowered on jobs that pay inordinately high salaries for relatively trivial tasks.
Media companies provide these adult juveniles with excessively tall podiums upon which they are empowered to say anything whatsoever with impunity. These juvenile who know little and care less, may move markets inappropriately, but, as they say, "Hey, it's GE's CNBC."

MediaIssues is concerned with the caliber and content of news, advertising & entertainment. You are invited to answer the survey below to help identify what the public truly wants in news and entertainment.

News media -- reporters and management -- have too much time to fill, lack intelligence, and are obsessed with themselves and their perceived empowerment. Therefore, regardless of the status, fame, or importance of the story or people being interviewed or discussed, each reporter includes herself through the use of "I".
Today's media-empowered and aggrandized stars are wildly self involved, narcissistic. and juvenile.

News media are out of control.
News media are controlled by large-scale multi-media corporations whose top management daily demonstrates its perverted, voyeuristic, obsessions. Each day it sets policies to replace meaningful, world changing events with endless parades of trite jokester stories and sick crimes running the gamut from the latest school shooting to low class Hollywood-related behavior replay to the endless embarrassing today's frail political leadership.
It is no wonder that our political leadership is weak. The media have caused America to be awash in weak leaders. No person of substance -- no one who has worked to achieve status, a career, skills, and serious concerns -- would come forth. These individuals would be foolish to campaign for leadership of our under-educated, divisive, and confused populace. We are a people which allows itself to be distracted and influenced by today's media juvenile, inexperienced reporters and executives. We are spoiled by decades of successes. Rarely before have we been in such serious need for strong, decisive leaders. Rarely before has the media been as juvenile, reckless, and self-involved.
The media's producer-reporter cadre has lost perspective. Reality to them is a contrivance that they repeatedly dissected, spin, and portray as news. Juvenile, performing news readers lecture, rant, speak unintelligently and unintelligibly from their self-involved, inexperienced perspectives.
People who are starved for real news are each day further deprived of clearly presented, factual news.
People demanding real news are increasingly shunning newspapers, TV, and radio. They realize that cautious and select use of reliable Internet sites provide the more complete and accurate news.
Management of the mass media outlets has instructed its ever-lowered caliber of intellectually challenged, juvenile, squeaky-voiced news readers to flavor news with emotionalized judgmental pronouncements. Amazingly, the juvenile-voiced news readers appear to believe that consumers look to them for testimonials.

It is the mass media that prevents capable people from entering politics. The lack of leadership on all political levels is directly attributable to the media's endless quest for dirt related to any potential candidate for any office, including the Office of the President of the United States.

Journalism Today

News should be written with few enhancing phrases intended to provide judgmental pseudo-opinions to color facts.  The resulting shorter news stories would be less distorted and more concise and appropriate for today's readers desiring more news with less emotionalized flourish.
Today's reporters abuse their roles as reporters. They have mutated from journalists to center-stage newsmakers. Many reporters exhibit arrogance that can only be attributed to ignorance about their profession and its objectives and methods. Journalism is a lost skill that needs to be recovered.
MediaIssues.com objectives include:
1.  To identify that people want news programming to again be reporting the news, not predicting, commenting, joking, or misconstruing;
2.  To return news reporting to those who want to report the news accurately and with only a reasonable bias;
3.  To have unworthy journalists exposed;
Reporting Today
Regarding redundancy: Heard on the now defunct CNNFN just before a station break: "Stick around if you have questions about the future going forward. We'll be right back." Does that sound worth waiting for?
Regarding the Art of Communication: If communication is the goal, why do reporters speak so fast that they can not be understood? When they speak so very fast all they accomplish is that they can start volleying trivialities between themselves. Why don't reporters speak slowly to be understood? They could then effectively communicate more information in less time and still get to the silly trivialities!
Regarding news presentation: If presentation of the news is their goal, why do reporters spend so much time bantering, trivializing and volleying with their coworkers?

 

 

 

 

 

Societies are defined by their successes and limited by their failures.
We  live in the grandest and most successful political, social, economic world in history. We live in a time of great potential and great risk. Our quest should be how to maximize each individual's success and happiness and to concurrently minimize the risks to our society and to each individual.
We are witnessing a decline in standards of excellence in many areas including education, job performance, culture, civility, practical knowledge and individual freedom. The decline is being broadcast and promoted by the media: Television, radio, entertainment outlets of all types.
We know that if this decline continues the result will be a reduction in living standards for everyone. We will not be able to keep up with other nations that are focused on political, social, economic success through economics and/or military means while we fight multiple civil wars and have little regard for other nations' grand plans. If we fail, we will have been responsible for allowing ourselves to lose the greatest gift any people have ever inherited.
The individual's protected right to success is limited only by ability & desire.

1.)  Will the terrorist attack in the United States against all civilized people everywhere be enough to wake us up to the rational understanding that we must stop our focus on racial, gender, religious, cultural & economic in-fighting and cooperate to protect civilization from the uncivilized?
Yes No
Yes, obviously we need to de-emphasize the in-fighting on minor issues and cooperate on big issues if civilization is to make progress.

2.)  Do you consider the 9/11 terrorist attacks against America an act of war?
Yes No
Yes, thousands have been killed -- more than died in some declared wars.

3.)  Over the centuries civilized people have attempted to make progress. Select the systems that work and support progress over time.
Capitalism Freedom
Democracy Equality

4.)  Select the systems that do not work and do not provide progress over time.
Violence Anarchy
Socialism Despotism
Terrorism Dictatorship

5.)  Select the most important characteristic of the culture that you prefer to live in.
Decent Humorous
Civilized Ethnically diverse
Honest Everyone the same
Other:

6.)  Select the TV outlets you usually choose for news.
CBS broadcast Fox cable
ABC broadcast CNN
NBC broadcast CNN Headline News
MSNBC Other:

7.) Generally, how much do you trust the accuracy of the stories you hear on news outlets?
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