I was listening to “public” radio in the car this morning, as I do keep abreast (oh, and speaking of sexual politics, in the ‘Burgh, we call it National Pubic Radio) of the enemy. In only a few minutes, I was treated to two example of fakery – propagandistic, inaccurate reporting.
First, there was a discussion of the FBI’s mere “failure to save” text messages on official mobile phones. This was fatuously reported as an innocent “glitch” and the slight skepticism heard was only a product of “a few Republicans” in the House. Rather than counter this “reporting” with abundant emerging facts and context, I will simple suggest a thought experiment: imagine that there was the slightest hint that the FBI might have been used to thwart any Democrat anywhere. We would all likely have been deafened by the outcry and shaken by the stampede of highly skeptical investigative journalists on a crusade (pink ribbons in place of crucifixes).
Next, there was a completely typical MSM piece about “immigration.” We were treated to conciliatory remarks made by past Republicans including Ronald Reagan prior to the last amnesty (it was supposed to be the LAST amnesty!). Golly, these former Repubs were so wonderful and moderate compared to Donald Trump. Never once did the report distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. So-called “dreamers”(the true meaning of federal and statutory and administrative program names can be deciphered readily by looking up the antonym of the operant word in the title) were billed either as children (they are all adults now) or as well-educated and employed. The number cited is 800,000. If only those assertions were true.
Either of these two issues are sufficiently grave as to lead to our undoing as a decent nation. The FBI has been used abusively for many years, yet, thanks to MSM and Hollywood has, at least up until recently, enjoyed a favorable reputation. If you deleted one email from your business and were subsequently investigated by the FBI, you WOULD go to jail. Not Hillary who deleted 33,000. Her intent was clearly criminal: she perpetrated a fraud on the Freedom of Information Act by hiding her official correspondence. There was nothing careless about it; we shall see about the FBI’s own missing text messages. Any ordinary citizen following that kind of missing stuff…. think Richard Nixon’s tape gap.
Immigration is a privilege, not a right. One wouldn’t think so from the reporting in the MSM. The unstated premise of all of it is that anyone from anywhere has a inalienable right to enter and that we, the present citizens, owe them. To think otherwise is, well…UN-American. One would think there is no such thing as legal immigration with rules about who may enter from where and under what circumstances.
These are but two of many critical issues facing this nation. They are both existential – critical to our continued functioning as a republic with the rule of law. A misinformed populace – which is our present status – spells disaster. Cloward and Piven have largely succeeded
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