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 Corporate Media And Leftist Corporations Are Living In Unreality

We’re in a new era of news media, a clown world where true things are decried as false and false things are heralded as true.

By John Daniel Davidson
April 6, 2021

If you follow the news, you know that something has changed. I’m not talking about media bias. The media has always been biased, sometimes in obvious and childlike ways, sometimes more subtly. That’s not what’s different.

What’s different is that corporate news outlets, together with major corporations of all kinds, now routinely present what is false as true and what is true as false. They deceive on purpose and without apology, and they do so in service of a leftist ideological and political agenda. This is new, and it’s dangerous.

Examples of this new media unreality are ubiquitous. Almost all the reporting on Georgia’s election reform law, for example, has been incorrect, misleading, or outright deceptive.

Amid a barrage of “reporting” and commentary on the law—including outlandish and false statements from President Biden, who said it amounted to “Jim Crow in the 21st century” and called the law “sick” and “un-American”—it has been nearly impossible to find any straight news articles that describe, in simple and dispassionate terms, what the Georgia law actually does.

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Re: Corporate Media And Leftist Corporations Are Living In Unreality
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 06:59:11 PM »
This isn't going to get better.
Quite the contrary.
As the communists solidify their grasp on power, the media is going to become the primary mouthpiece for "the party line"...

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Re: Corporate Media And Leftist Corporations Are Living In Unreality
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 06:24:02 AM »
We have reached the place where the liars believe their own lies.



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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

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Re: Corporate Media And Leftist Corporations Are Living In Unreality
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 09:16:57 AM »
Andrew Breitbart, among others warned us about this time: when American conservatives collectively decided that culture didn't really matter, they effectively ceded control of the future to the Left.

Now they control the news media, academia, arts, entertainment (see: MLB) and yes, the corporate boardrooms of the largest American and international companies.

They have it all, and we have squat. So in fact, they are not truly living in "unreality". 

For now at least: it's the new reality.     
To hell with every single one of these bastards who are creating a moral permission slip for anarchists and other criminals and thugs to destroy our country as we know it.

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2021, 09:21:21 AM »
Andrew Breitbart, among others warned us about this time: when American conservatives collectively decided that culture didn't really matter, they effectively ceded control of the future to the Left.

Because Conservatism is not merely political.
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Re: Corporate Media And Leftist Corporations Are Living In Unreality
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2021, 09:32:32 AM »
Because Conservatism is not merely political.

Politics is downstream of culture.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 09:44:36 AM »
Politics is downstream of culture.

Yep, and the Left understands that completely.  Meanwhile here on the Right we try to maintain hyphenated Conservatism and then we wonder why we lose.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2021, 11:07:48 AM »
Yep, and the Left understands that completely.  Meanwhile here on the Right we try to maintain hyphenated Conservatism and then we wonder why we lose.
Hyphenated, a la carte, conservatism is no more Conservatism than the soup course is a seven course meal.
It is a confluence of concepts which generates a culture all its own.

The destruction of that begins with those who chip away, who insist that part of that is not so important as any of it. That 80% is good, when only 100% will really do, and then promptly settle for even less.

On the left, where less is more, any contribution to the destruction of that Conservative culture is a plus, and they march in lockstep to defend it, regardless of belief.

On the Right, that defense has been lacking whenever it conflicts with the corrupted appetites of those who claim to be "conservative", and those who support that, the exceptional conservatives, who are conservative, except          fill in the blank              , fail almost religiously to rally to the standard when they invoke their exceptions, ever giving those who chip away at the culture a leg up.

"We have," in the words of Walt Kelly, "met the enemy and he is us".

I have ever observed that when the chips are down, the members of the GOP fail to rise to the defense of others, especially those more conservative, when they are accused of (the latest being sexual impropriety and Matt Gaetz) whatever sin that would be a resume bullet point on the Left. I have even observed a legislator removed here in this state over allegations (of "harassment"), without any sort of trial to determine the veracity thereof.

More than ever, we live in two societies. One of those aspires to heights in culture and decorum, in behaviour and in learning (as opposed to 'education'), the other insists the substitutes it would make in  those departments are equally valid, and we conservatives, as a group, have let it do so, for whatever reason.

We have left the critics who laud such to go unchallenged (often out of fear akin to that held by those who observed the emperor but were afraid to comment on his clothing--or lack thereof), and ceded the field to those who would mold opinion and culture, not just to accommodate those alternatives, but to make them preferred, for fun and profit. The entire bar of civilized behaviour has been lowered, not because human nature has changed, but because the shame that accompanied that licentiousness has been removed.

But as with all sin, one begets others, a little leaven leaveneth the whole loaf. So a slide in the acceptance of violence, excusing sexual impropriety, habitual intemperance, larceny (be it pecuniary or of office), or the usurpation of power, soon will lead to a blurring of boundaries, and the only melting pot becomes that of vices, not of virtues.

The question is not whether you want fecal matter in your soup, but how much?
As with soup, none is acceptable.
The tiniest amount corrupts all.

It is the makers of opinion, those who filter the information, who package it into sound bites, often misleading, often presenting only that which will lead the viewer or reader to one opinion which may have little to do with truth, who are at fault, and they are present on both sides, adversarial or friendly, but still chipping away at the foundations of the very culture, however imperfect, that strove for the pinnacles of fairness, Liberty, and Prosperity, and at least paid hommage to a moral fiber based on millennia old standards, even if it occasionally fell short of that goal.

When the goal itself, however seemingly unattainable, is discarded, then there will be no progress toward it, and, as with any apex, the only way left is down from that peak of accomplishment. When a fraction of the goal becomes the goal, in effect the goal has been abandoned for something less, and after a few iterations, seeking merely those fractions of fractions becomes mere arm waving and lip service to the original intent, and, inevitably, the culture will reflect the abandonment of those standards.
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Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

C S Lewis

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Re: Corporate Media And Leftist Corporations Are Living In Unreality
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2021, 12:35:28 PM »
Andy wrote:
"Andrew Breitbart, among others warned us about this time: when American conservatives collectively decided that culture didn't really matter, they effectively ceded control of the future to the Left."

The prescient Patrick J. Buchanan warned about this almost 30 years ago in his now-notorious address before the Republican convention about "kulturkampf" ...