Friday, June 10, 2005


I have posted a number of times with the contention that the mainstream media create the public agenda for this country, and included the assertion that, in the majority of cases, their normal agenda is to advance an anti-American stance. Usually I am reduced to a simplistic statement, such as the recent:


Today I found (via Instapundit) a good atricle by Heather Mac Donald at National Review Online detailing how the NPR, Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, et al., utilize their own erroneous reporting and headlines of Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, etc., to support their continuing anti-American, anti-military agenda. She characterizes their non-acknowledgement that their own erroneous past reporting is used as supporting data in their current reporting as 'false modesty'. This is a must-read article. I would again be reduced to name calling.

The average American, Joe Six-pack as he's been called, would have to agree with the truthfullness of the current MSM anti-American reporting simply because the supporting evidence supplied by the MSM is ALL that he has heard previously. Sounds true to him. The American conversation is largely controlled by the MSM, and this MUST be countered.

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