Analyzing the Media as the Media Analyzes the GOP Primary

By: Wes Messamore

A vigilant patriot has to keep a close eye, not only on the power brokers in politics, but the information brokers in media who tell us what to think about politics. To that end, one of the most important and interesting reads you might make all week is Journalism.org's in depth study on the media's perception and coverage of the GOP primary: "The Media Primary." Enjoy!

-Hat tip: Memeorandum

8 comments:

  1. I haven't read the article yet, but I don't need the media or anyone else to tell me what to think. Just give me the information and let me think what I will!
    A lot like our educational system. They want to teach what to think instead of how to think...
    Although I do like to listen to the opinions of some pundits... Some entertain, while others make a good argument.

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  2. It's remarkable how the republican base seems to dislike Romney, yet everyone still assumes he'll be the nominee.

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  3. @Chuck,

    That is a telling observation. Romney represents the Establishmnet Republicans, (capital "R"), while the majority of republicans, (small "r"), see through Romney. However, the MSM and the beltway GOP puppets have already anointed Romney as "Republican Savior", and will refuse until the end to concede that their horse is a loser in the eyes of true Conservatives.

    I am a republican, small "r". I do not endorse or believe in a democracy, for a democracy means "rule of the people", or "mob rule". Democracy does not work. I believe in a republic where individuals have voices.

    Romney is a fraudulent "conservative". You know it, I know it, anyone with common sense knows it. Will this deter the MSM and the GOP sycophants from not continuing to claim his inevitable victory? Nah.

    Tonight will be interesting. I am curious to see how the media, Anderson Cooper, treats Herman Cain, knowing he is the biggest threat to Romney.

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  4. "that their horse is a loser in the eyes of true Conservatives."

    Yeah, but I don't think "true conservatives" decide much of anything. Most people in this country are ignorant as hell about politics. It's easy to forget that if you frequent political sites like this. By the same token (heh), I don't think Brakabama was elected on the basis of ideology. That's a good thing. Had he been, we'd be in pretty desperate shape as a republic.

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  5. @Chuck,

    You said:
    "Yeah, but I don't think "true conservatives" decide much of anything. Most people in this country are ignorant as hell about politics."

    On this I must sadly agree. However, for me it is not about "politics", as politics in its truest form is merely bamboozling the masses to like you. My concern is more about proper, competent, and Constitutional governance. (But I understand what you mean when you say "politics", of course. It is a necessary word of evil we all must use, unfortunately. I do wonder, though, what would happen if a "politician" stood up and said, "Screw this. I'm here to govern properly and to hell with all this political nonsense!" I think I would probably fall off my chair at that.

    You also mentioned staying informed and reading sites like this. I agree 100%. Simple fact: If I really want to know what's going on in a small town, I don't visit Town Hall. I visit the local diners and bars. THAT'S where the real conversations are occurring. You know what I mean.

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  6. Independent and true conservatives read, and they actually think. Then they decide FOR THEMSELVES rather than following the flavor of the day "conservative talking points.

    That is why independent and true conservatives actually have little to no impact. Just as true classical liberals have little to no impact.

    I think that says quite a lot about something...

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  7. "Independent and true conservatives read, and they actually think. Then they decide FOR THEMSELVES rather than following the flavor of the day "conservative talking points."

    Everyone thinks. Everyone is influenced. There truly is nothing new under the sun. Every human is a copy of things they first admired in some other human. This is a physiological truth more than a metaphysical one. It's simply how things are. Like it or not.

    Truth is either acknowledged or rejected. Either way, we have no power to create it.

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  8. The in between is seeking truth. It's an endless search with little satisfaction to be found for the trouble. Knowing how much is false is probably the greatest reward to be found along the way.

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