In what can only be described as a 9.9 earthquake moment the collective newsrooms of America suddenly became aware of a totally unexpected reality today.
For the fourth straight year, the majority of Americans say they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. The 57% now saying this is a record high by one percentage point. …
Trust in the media is now slightly higher than the record-low trust in the legislative branch but lower than trust in the executive and judicial branches of government, even though trust in all three branches is down sharply this year. These findings also further confirm a separate Gallup poll that found little confidence in newspapers and television specifically.
Nearly half of Americans (48%) say the media are too liberal, tying the high end of the narrow 44% to 48% range recorded over the past decade. One-third say the media are just about right while 15% say they are too conservative. Overall, perceptions of bias have remained quite steady over this tumultuous period of change for the media, marked by the growth of cable and Internet news sources. Americans’ views now are in fact identical to those in 2004, despite the many changes in the industry since then.
Yet, this isn’t what the 9.9 earthquake moment is. The 9.9 earthquake moment is the Mainstream Media’s response to learning that the vast majority of Americans refuse to trust them. The mainstream media’s response to learning that American’s don’t trust them is not to ask why, but to double down on all of the tactics that earned them that coveted position of being trusted only slightly more than that of congress, which America is about to send to the largest bloodbath in the history of American politics.
That’s right, instead of asking how do we regain America’s trust the mainstream media’s response is how do we continue to push our hated political agenda down the throats of the American people. Continuing their drum circle chants that TEA Party supporters are racist homophobic violent far right wing Nazi extremists, Obama is a god/messiah, we’re all socialists now, global warming is going to kill us all, America is the root of all evil meme as if it wasn’t in fact exactly this strategy that cratered their creditability in the first place.
Somewhere in the recent past, oh say 50 years ago a collection of college professors had what they believed to be an epiphany, the way to advance their Marxist political ideology was to redefine the role of the journalist. Journalism had fought a huge battle to distance itself from Randolph Hearst’s who had created yellow journalism and damaged the creditability of everyone who practiced the craft of journalism. How tragic could it then be that these college professors adopted Hearst’s definition that journalists were social engineers creating the new truths for the simple minded public to believe.
Adopting the methods of Joesph Goebbels to promote the ideology of Karl Marx using the tactics of William Randolph Hearst how could they possible fail?
Enter the Prophet Albert Gore Jr. and his damned invention, the Internet, invented in actual fact by by a group of scientist working for the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) while Al was still only a small child (internet invented between the late 1950′s and the early 1970′s).
Despite what he may have said, Al Gore did not invent the Internet. The Internet was invented in the United States during the late 1950s to the 1970s by a group of researchers and scientists at the newly formed Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) after the former Soviet Union launched Sputnik. Realizing that the United States had suffered a great technological blow by allowing the USSR to hold the first successful satellite launch, ARPA set out to create a brand new technology unlike anything that had ever been done before; and the Internet was the result of their hard work.
Although there were many people working for ARPA on the Internet project, there are five individuals who can really be credited with actually creating the Internet. Among them was J. C. R. Licklider, the head of the Information Processing Technology Office at ARPA. In his position, he thought up the idea of the Internet itself as a way of potentially unifying humans from around the United States (and the world) through a universal network.
OK so maybe it wasn’t Al Gore, but the internet definitely came along and ruined all those wonderful Marxist college professors brilliant plans to indoctrinate the general public into the perfect utopia producing political ideology of Karl Marx. Somewhere at an American university like Columbia there are college professors of journalism gnashing their collective teeth cursing and muttering under their breath what is perhaps the single most famous line from the 70′s television cartoon Scooby Doo… “And we would have gotten away with it if it werent for those meddling kids”…
In this case, those meddling kids are just everyday average people, not the ivory league ivy tower elitist journalists who are suppose to tell stupid gullible Americans what they are to think, but in fact those very stupid gullible Americans who are suppose to fall for anything.
Strange thing happened on the way to the Marxist utopia though, average everyday people discovered that they could actually check the supposed facts being told to them by the ivory league ivy tower elitist journalists employed by the mainstream media. From practically the very second everyday average Americans started doing that they discovered they were being mislead, deceived and outright lied to by a profession once cherished in America as Benjamin Franklin’s “Fourth Estate”.
The very institute envisioned by America’s founding fathers as the greatest safeguard of the republic had in fact become nothing less than a “Fifth Column” saboteur. From defender of the republic to traitor to the constitution in just a few short generations and only detected because of a bunch of “meddling kids” who were goofing off on an invention (this is where the real hardcore irony comes in) created to prevent the Marxist political ideology driven Soviet Union from gaining any significant military advantage over the United States.
Yes, a 9.9 earthquake event has taken place across the newsrooms of America, but it isnt the fact that America doesnt trust the mainstream media, it isnt that the mainstream media doest know that America doesnt trust them, it is the shocking revelation that journalists in America are zombies, unable to engage in honest self examination, unable to accept that Americans have no intention of accepting their Marxist agenda, unable to re-evaluate their ideologies and decisions or make course corrections that would regain them the trust of Americans.
The mainstream media has totally embraced the philosophical ideology of “The end justifies the means” and along with it the willingness to commit any atrocity and the inability to admit that they have made a mistake. They have doomed themselves to an ever shrinking role in both American politics and American society in general. Once a proud and honorable profession journalist have corrupted journalism from being a trusted and reliable source of information to being a outlet for propaganda with even less veracity than William Randolph Hearst’s legendary Yellow Journalism.
How long before the prostitutes of the 60′ and 70′s find themselves with a more respectable reputation then the journalist of today? Not America does not trust the mainstream media, and they do not for damned good reason.