Main stream media makes replacement refs look like true professionals
Often you’ll get a “re-edited” warning before a television movie starts. It normally goes like this: This film has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit this screen. Films are often edited for content (sex, nudity, violence, language, smoking, disturbing images, drug use, etc.) and time as well.
With the traditional media the re-edited warning should go as follows: This political video/audio clip has been modified from its original version. It has been edited to fit the agenda of this network, producers, editors, reporters, and hosts.
And while most everything created comes from an autobiographical point of view, it’s somehow easier to filter the biases in print. It’s called closing the tab (or if it’s Dana Milkbag, Tom Frymom, Paul Rugrat, Moron Dowd, or Charles Blows, it’s reading the first paragraph, laughing your guts out—generally not the author’s intent—and then closing the tab).
The biases of edited video/audio clips seen on television, created with a particular point of view and with a particular agenda, are more difficult to filter. After all, when deceptively editing audio/video content, the MSM is taking deliberate action to create a new/false “reality” with political malice and forethought. How is such deception different from lying? It isn’t.
Second, it can be difficult to reconcile what you’ve seen with your own eyes via MSNBC’s deceptively, cleverly, and subtly edited bite designed to denigrate Mitt Romney, even if you know MSNBC couldn’t find basic journalistic principles if they were taped to their shoes. The MSNBC video certainly fooled the Mourning Joe host (pun intended and if you liked that, I’ve got a million more).
So we’re at the point where the gruesome fails of the traditional media make the NFL’s replacement referees look like consummate professionals. In fact, unlike the replacement refs who lacked malice, the MSM seems to be both inept and covetous of the power of the referee.
And how is that made manifest? By a press that’s shown itself to be chock-full of politicos, amateurs, ideologues, and frauds who are attempting to present a false front of objectivity (including fake/sold out house conservatives like Joe Scarborough) while spinning, throwing false flags, and lying for their team.
Has the media’s performance hit bottom yet? Absolutely not: the election is still to occur. And should Romney be elected, their attempts to destroy him will make their anti-Bush agenda look like a first-grade Christmas pageant.