Posts Tagged ‘mainstream culture’

Mainstream Media Malaise

November 12, 2016

The mainstream media was projected a Hillary win right from the beginning of her campaign even as she struggled for the nomination against Bernie Sanders. More concerned with “making history” than objective reporting, the media blatantly ignored voters’ distaste for Hillary and all the scandals swirling around her.

Sanders’ popularity was treated as an anomaly and dismissed as insignificant. Trump was continually demonized and Hillary was openly supported and praised. Much media “reporting” was based on the belief Hillary should/would win so conditioning voters to that “fact” formed the basis of campaign coverage.

The mainstream media is now shocked and dismayed by Trump’s win but bias continues as they now try to tell us the “country” is angry and upset. They continue with the false premise that everyone thinks as they do even though the “country” elected Trump. Not only are they continuing to demean Trump, they are demeaning those who voted for him and projecting dire consequences from a Trump presidency that has yet to begin.

Focusing reporting on those who are “traumatized”, depressed, and now protesting loudly (and some violently) is a continuation of the media’s anti-Trump campaign. Calls for unity from Obama, Hillary, and others are going unheeded because the media and the far left (redundant?) never wanted unity. They only want everyone to think and do as they say because they know best. This elite attitude is a major reason for Trump’s win.

Polls favoring Hillary were grossly wrong because they, too, were undertaken and interpreted with the foregone conclusion that Hillary would win. Margins of error that could indicate a Trump gain or lead were never interpreted that way. Many polling questions were worded in ways that were favorable to Hillary while suggesting Trump was a misogynist and a racist. Only those polls showing Hillary in the lead were taken seriously – and they were wrong.

The mainstream media went all in with Obama’s agenda and Hillary’s presidential run. They invested their professionalism, integrity, and credibility – and lost. They now refuse to accept that they are in disarray and as broken as the DNC.

This election result was a repudiation of Obama’s administration, Hillary, the media, and the progressive agenda. A clear message has been sent but will it be heard? Don’t bet on it.

David J.Hentosh

Defending the Undefendable

November 27, 2014

Darlena Cunha’s column in Time magazine is an example of why our society is fractured and may be on the verge of collapse. When criminal behavior is defended, the law ignored, and rationality replaced by emotions, there is little hope for a better future.

Cunha seriously tries to tell us that: “Riots are a necessary part of the evolution of society…Peaceful protesting is a luxury only available to those safely in mainstream culture…violent protests are part of the American experience”. This is much more than simply liberal appeasement; it is an unrealistic agenda gone horribly wrong.

Riots are an example of the devolution of society, not evolution. Peaceful protest is the intelligent and civil way for citizens to express their displeasure and change should occur by going through the system not by violently tearing it down. It is not a “luxury” for the mainstream culture, it is a necessity for having a civilized culture.

Martin Luther King achieved much, much more through peaceful demonstration than any rioter has or ever will. Ignoring his example and burning down one’s own community in anger is a huge step backward and defending such actions is despicable. The type of rationalization shown by Cunha encourages more violence and a disregard for law and order. Unfortunately, she is not the only one so sadly misguided.

In speeches after the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision, President Obama sympathized with rioters rather than vehemently calling them to task. Furthermore, he tacitly chastised law enforcement, the legal process, and the decision without urging (and certainly not praising) any acceptance of the evidence or the validity of the system. He made it clear he disagreed with the verdict and assured that the federal government would continue investigating. This show of “leadership” from Obama dovetails with Cunha’s twisted logic and encourages further unrest.

Cunha also tries to say that riots in black communities are “true only when the riots are politically aimed” as if that somehow justifies them. However, there have been violent riots after basketball games in both black and white communities and rationalizing riots as she does can only encourage more. Riots are part of America’s “past” experience and we should do all we can to keep them in the past instead of accepting them as part of the “American experience”.

Shame on Time magazine for this insidious rationalization.

David J. Hentosh