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The huge disconnect

Published on -4/22/2014, 10:08 AM

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The huge disconnect

Let me get right to the point. It is my opinion the total disconnect between what most voters in this country want and what our liberal Democrat government is doing has everything to do with media bias. Mainstream media is engaging, like never before, in presidential and political party complicity.

If there are two conservatives to every one liberal in this country (probably 3 to 1 in flyover America), how is it our government is far-left liberal? And, when you add all the independents who do not like current liberal agendas, it probably is three out of four voters who don't see eye to eye with liberals.

Mainstream media has the same ideological perception as our president, and that is big government, redistribution of wealth due to income inequality, etc. There is little (if any) difference between what journalists believe America should look like in this day and age as compared to Obama and his Democrat Party.

Why do journalists (and other media personnel) donate more than three fourths of their money to Democrats if they are bipartisan? Journalists in mainstream media today do not engage in investigative reporting. Most are in the business, just like Obama, of transforming America. In other words, they're not reporters but political activists. That's not supposed to be their job, but it is the job their bosses give them. Reporting the facts of an issue and then letting the public decide what to do with that information no longer matters.

Let me get right to the point on something else. It's easy as pie spotting biased news personnel. Simply take any issue of the day and apply the following: "What would the news be if Bush 43 did the same thing Obama 44 is doing?" "Or for that matter, a Republican versus a Democrat?" Media would have Bush impeached by now. There's a double standard, and there's hypocrisy. There's complicity and, worst of all, there are sins of omission. And, let's not forget there's a thing called "spin." Media looks the other way in one case and implodes if it's a Republican, especially a conservative one.

If space permitted I could give dozens of examples to prove total unmitigated media bias.

Media has dumbed down voters with news that has no factual basis like the GOP's war on women, racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, bigotry and that kind of thing. Add to those just mentioned that Dems are for the poor and Reps for the rich, and what we get is a daily dose of propaganda.

The majority of voters in 2012 were not in support of Obama's agendas, but media made sure the majority did not even connect our tall, dark, and handsome African-American president to those agendas. What Obama did his first four years in office was immaterial to media.

If you think conservative media is no different, think again. Better still, tune in as that media constantly criticizes the GOP establishment elites such as Republican Sen. John McCain and others. If facts call for criticism of Republicans, conservative media will call them out, not so with mainstream liberal media -- an arm of the Democrat Party.

Not in your wildest dreams could a Republican president do what Obama did for four years leading up to his re-election in 2012 and avoid being taken to the woodshed by today's mainstream media.

Lester Knoll

Victoria and Gilbert, Ariz.

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