There was a time in professional sports (baseball in particular) that the reporters covering the game as a block refused to report on the bad behavior and even criminal activity that the player-gods engaged in. Today there is nothing off-limits and nothing that sports reporters will not expose regardless of how salacious or petty.
Today things are reversed. The so-called mainstream media treats the elected like gods, refusing to report on the bad behavior of those in congress and even that of Obama, his wife, and his administration. They turn a blind eye to the lying, the drinking and philandering, and certainly to the criminal behavior. They refuse to report on the bills that are routinely passed and the legislation that is slyly attached to bills that are totally self-serving, but that get passed because the bill they are tacked onto is passed. These tacked-on bills are, except in the rarest of instances, not viewed, debated, or publicly acknowledged. They certainly are not reported on by the media. They are simply passed into law without the public ever having a clue about the legislation and/or its impact upon We the People.
If the media’s job is not to report the truth of what is taking place in the highest institution, i.e., government and the presidency, what exactly is their job? I would rather hear factual reporting on the evening news than I would like to hear that a certain restaurant has cockroaches. I can pretty much spot uncleanliness in an eating establishment, but it’s another thing to spot government corruption and manipulation without having access to the inside of government.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]Congressional Weekly and Congressional Quarterly are two publicly accessible publications that we can turn to. They are publications that I routinely use. But the overwhelming majority of the public have no idea these publications exist — and even if some have heard of them they do not know how to gain access to them. (For those interested, I would suggest googling them.)
Perhaps instead of having shows chronicling the dress an actor was wearing, or what actor was caught cheating on his wife, or what actor got a speeding ticket, we could have credible news programming centered on what is secretly going on every day that congress is in session. After all, which affects us most? Perhaps instead of promoting a program called “Naked and Afraid” we could have programming titled “How Congress and Obama Tried To Stick It To Us Today.” That’s a reality show worth watching.
The media refuses to report the truth about what goes on in government for the same reasons the reporters of old refused to report on the misdeeds of athletes — they enjoyed being a part of their misdeeds and/or they supported their misdeeds. The media today is well aware of what congressman are up to. They see with whom congressmen and congresswomen tramp around. They know who the drunks in congress are. They have the easiest of access to report what bills are being passed, etc.
Let me remind you that the mainstream media had to know that Dan Rather was using fraudulent documents to attack President Bush, but it was a blogger who publicly exposed Rather’s dishonesty. Today it is the blogosphere that is the new media. We do not have clothing budgets, nor makeup artists, nor do we travel in chauffeur-driven Town Cars. The majority of bloggers are using more of their own money to blog than is donated to them. Most of us in the blogosphere do not get huge sums of backdoor, hierarchy money because we prefer to report the truth juxtaposed to reporting in ways that make government and the elected look good.
I and my colleagues at TDR have spent considerable time this week exposing the inner machinations of the corrupt, mainstream media machine that shills for illegal government actions and criminals posing as legislators. Short of murder, John Gotti went to prison on RICOH charges for less — albeit credible arguments have been advanced that certain elected leaders could just as easily be charged with violent crimes.
It is up to you. But as I have said before, so I say now. You the public are being sold a bill of goods, and you are leveraging the future of everyone else because those in office and the media are fully aware that they do not have to convince everyone, they just have to convince enough, and they are doing it — because the people are aiding and abetting in the demise of their own freedoms.[adsanity id=8320 align=alignright/]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here