Monday, June 29, 2009

The New News Media


    I know it must sound silly to you blog readers, but there was a time when I thought there was such a thing as "journalistic integrity". The media more or less policed itself and being a reporter was almost a "calling". Today I find almost NO integrity in journalism and the state-run-media of the present lacks all credibility.


    I'm waiting for the State-Run-Media to air this mantra:

    WAR IS PEACE

    FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

    IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

    and then Fox News will be a permanent test pattern.


    "If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say this or that even, it never happened—that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death."

    "And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"

    "Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary."

4 comments:

Opus #6 said...

I remember, as a sports writer for the Daily Bruin newspaper, back in the mid 80's, I was admonished severely not to even appear to cheer for our team, UCLA, from the news booth, or anywhere in the stadium. I was to appear totally neutral.

Nowadays, reporters don't even try to keep up the facade.

WoFat said...

The dictates from the White House begin to sound more and more Hitler like. Some commenter on another blog thought I was a traitor for saying that a sitting president reminded me of Hitler. That's okay. Even Nazi hermaphroditic commie pinko laser sluts have Freedom of Speech - which some people are trying real hard to take away.

Opus #6 said...

The oathkeepers have it right. The oath is to the constitution of the United States. Not to any one politician. You are allowed to say any opinion at all about any American politician. And defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

But of course, try not to be a danger to self or others. :-)

Lessons on the English Longsword said...

"The dictates from the White House begin to sound more and more Hitler like. Some commenter on another blog thought I was a traitor for saying that a sitting president reminded me of Hitler."

Ha.

I love liberal hypocrasy! They compared Bush to Adolf all the time. Now, suddenly, voicing dissent is the act of a traitor! For the past 8 years, it was the noblest, most patriotic thing one could do. Now that our prez is a Socailist, it's treason!

X/

-B.

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