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How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media

I have previously explained why, but it bears repeating.
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Many Americans wonder why Barack Obama so consistently executes policies that are so damaging and so antithetical to American interests and, given his record of foreign policy defeats and humiliations and failures at home, how he can still survive in office.

I have previously explained why, but it bears repeating.

The Obama Administration is a collection of inexperienced, emotionally immature far-left ideologues, whose “the ends justify the means” mentality permits them to tell any lie, violate any law, and even indifferently risk lives as long as it serves their political objectives.

Obama survives because American journalism has, as it did for Joseph Stalin, sacrificed its professional integrity to protect a sentimental investment in an ideology.
In her book “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character,” Diana West vividly dissects the role of journalists as protectors and facilitators of the Soviet Union and communism.

According to former true-believer turned anti-Communist Eugene Lyons, author of “Assignment in Utopia” (1937) and “The Red Decade” (1941), self-censorship and media bias are like a set of adolescent anxieties: the need to belong and the fear of being rejected in the social circles of Moscow and Washington, DC.

Like a committed fellow traveler of communism, an Obama acolyte becomes a dedicated apologist, where an ideology, once internalized, acts on conscience and reason–and also initiates a survival instinct.

Today’s cries of “racist” are similar to the terms “McCarthyism” and “Red-baiting” used in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, all designed to denote a taboo, requiring an immediate cessation of debate to prevent exposure of the truth. Thus, the job of the journalist becomes little more than finding and transmitting the “desirable” information and denouncing anyone who challenges that orthodoxy as purveyors of political profanity.

West describes the extent to which Orwell’s “Newspeak” had its birth in the pages of the free press as much as in the totalitarian censor’s office.
The seminal event in Soviet crime and Western turpitude was the very first successful implementation of the “Big Lie,” the concerted assault on truth to deny the Soviet-engineered Famine in the Ukraine from which millions died.

Not only did Western journalists capitulate to a totalitarian machine, but they conspired to undermine the veracity of one man, one lone truth teller, twenty-seven-year-old Gareth Jones, a brilliant, Russian-speaking, Welsh journalist who, after extensively debriefing his journalistic colleagues in Moscow and completing a secret trek through the starving areas of the USSR, brought the famine into the light.

Leading the charge to discredit Jones, an eyewitness to the famine, was none other than Stalin apologist-in-chief Walter Duranty, who in his March 31, 1933 New York Times article “Russians Hungry, but Not Starving,”, wrote:
“There is no actual starvation or deaths from starvation, but there is widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition.”

As Jones noted in his response:
“censorship has turned them into masters of euphemism and understatement. Hence they give ‘famine’ the polite name of ‘food shortage,’ and ‘starving to death’ is softened down to read as ‘widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition.’”

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-survives-ideology-trumps-objectivity-media/#VFjbsWR1qLPIGq0G.99
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Re: How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 09:08:45 AM »
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"Today’s cries of “racist” are similar to the terms “McCarthyism” and “Red-baiting” used in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, all designed to denote a taboo, requiring an immediate cessation of debate to prevent exposure of the truth. Thus, the job of the journalist becomes little more than finding and transmitting the “desirable” information and denouncing anyone who challenges that orthodoxy as purveyors of political profanity.

I have seen in recent times three basic techniques utilized by the American Totalitarian Left to deflect or silence criticism.

The first is described in the quote above. As frequently promoted by our Statist media, the use of some variant of racistsexistbigothomophoberightwinggunnut serves to silence debate by means of the classic argumentum ad hominem.

The second is Obama's own favorite logical fallacy, the Straw Man, by which the speaker bravely stands in opposition to ridiculous caricatures of his own creation, thus claiming moral superiority in the face of terrible things that absolutely no one believes.   

Finally, there is the favorite fallacy of the Global Warmist lobby: the argument from authority, wherein "X" must be true because all educated authorities and responsible people know it to be so. By extension, all others are presumed to be uneducated, irresponsible, or hostile to truth. And of course, such foes must be stopped.
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Re: How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 09:16:35 AM »
Have always claimed that if the American MSM was targeted like Middle Eastern Christians, we'd have a very different USA today.

Put the fear of God in them.....how ironic would that be?
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Re: How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 09:27:37 AM »
Have always claimed that if the American MSM was targeted like Middle Eastern Christians, we'd have a very different USA today.

Put the fear of God in them.....how ironic would that be?

It's something I would love to see. And, given the right conditions...

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Re: How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 09:39:38 AM »
I have seen in recent times three basic techniques utilized by the American Totalitarian Left to deflect or silence criticism.

The first is described in the quote above. As frequently promoted by our Statist media, the use of some variant of racistsexistbigothomophoberightwinggunnut serves to silence debate by means of the classic argumentum ad hominem.

The second is Obama's own favorite logical fallacy, the Straw Man, by which the speaker bravely stands in opposition to ridiculous caricatures of his own creation, thus claiming moral superiority in the face of terrible things that absolutely no one believes.   

Finally, there is the favorite fallacy of the Global Warmist lobby: the argument from authority, wherein "X" must be true because all educated authorities and responsible people know it to be so. By extension, all others are presumed to be uneducated, irresponsible, or hostile to truth. And of course, such foes must be stopped.

Well said and 100% true! You nailed it!

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Re: How Obama Survives: Ideology Trumps Objectivity In The Media
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 09:52:49 AM »
I have seen in recent times three basic techniques utilized by the American Totalitarian Left to deflect or silence criticism.

The first is described in the quote above. As frequently promoted by our Statist media, the use of some variant of racistsexistbigothomophoberightwinggunnut serves to silence debate by means of the classic argumentum ad hominem.

The second is Obama's own favorite logical fallacy, the Straw Man, by which the speaker bravely stands in opposition to ridiculous caricatures of his own creation, thus claiming moral superiority in the face of terrible things that absolutely no one believes.   

Finally, there is the favorite fallacy of the Global Warmist lobby: the argument from authority, wherein "X" must be true because all educated authorities and responsible people know it to be so. By extension, all others are presumed to be uneducated, irresponsible, or hostile to truth. And of course, such foes must be stopped.

Yes, the American public has finally been reduced to the point where logical fallacy is accepted as evidence and argument...


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