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    Democratic strategist warns: Mainstream media 'enemy of the American people'

    Democratic strategist warns: Mainstream media 'enemy of the American people'
    By: Joe Newby
    In a speech given at an Accuracy in Media conference in September, former Democratic strategist and pollster Pat Caddell warned that the mainstream media has become "the enemy of the American people," Newsbusters' Noel Sheppard reported on Sunday.

    "The press’s job is to stand in the ramparts and protect the liberty and freedom of all of us from a government and from organized governmental power," he said.

    "When they desert those ramparts and decide that they will now become active participants, that their job is not simply to tell you who you may vote for, and who you may not, but, worse—and this is the danger of the last two weeks—what truth that you may know, as an American, and what truth you are not allowed to know, they have, then, made themselves a fundamental threat to the democracy, and, in my opinion, made themselves the enemy of the American people," he added.

    Caddell said that when he first began in politics, the media "were SOBs to everybody," Democrats and Republicans alike.

    "That changed in 1980," he said, when the media tried to get Michael Dukakis elected.

    "We have a First Amendment not because the Founding Fathers liked the press—they hated the press—but they believed, as [Thomas] Jefferson said, that in order to have a free country, in order to be a free people, we needed a free press," he explained.

    Caddell excoriated the media for its coverage of events in the Middle East and said the press corps now "serves at the pleasure of this White House and President."

    "It is one thing to bias the news, or have a biased view. It is another thing to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they have a right to know," he added.

    "The press’s job is to stand in the ramparts and protect the liberty and freedom of all of us from a government and from organized governmental power," he told the crowd, but things are much different today.

    Calling the press corps "offshoots" of the administration, he issued a dire warning.

    "These people are going to destroy freedom in America."
    Democratic strategist warns: Mainstream media 'enemy of the American people' - National Policy & Issues | Examiner.com
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    Not much new here. The main stream news media has been a liberal policy cheerleader for years. They haven't been reporting the news they direct it. To them the American people aren't able to handle and/or understand real news. They must scrub and create so called news they believe the uneducated public can handle. This is a power they will not give up without a fight. All the alternative media we have today is chipping away at their power. They will continue to demonize any opposition to a non-liberal agenda.
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  4. The media sources of our day are all owned and controlled by the corporate elite powers that control and manipulate the political spectrum we suffer under. Newspapers were bought by the Robberbarrons of the late 19 century and the new media of the day, radio, then television were also created, grown and controlled by corporate interests at the top. This elite power has refined the propaganda function of all media AGAINST the masses for nearly two centuries now. The internet has introduced a bastion of freedom in the "press" of our day by allowing the truth of many things to be exposed by other than obscure authors in unread biographies and tales of the exploitation that exists all around us in our world. Main stream media is and ALWAYS has functioned as the mouthpiece of our overlord bankers and elite wealthy econo-slave owners. They want our minds and opinions controlled so they can install the so-called leaders of our government at will. By limiting choice through political party control, pitting one side against the other in the voting population, exposing the trite indiscretions of those who don't obey the invisible leadership of our world they manipulate public opinion and give the illusion that we are free and the "vote" works and matters.

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    I believe that if our Founding Fathers knew what the "free press" was going to morph into they would have wrote something into our Constitution that would have at least helped prevent what they have become. The MSM have become TOTAL sluts!! They have sold their souls to the lib-o-rats! Thomas Paine and Ben Franklin would be ashamed of all MSM.

    I stopped buying the paper years ago and I have blocked CNN, "P"MSNBC, and all the other lib controled media from my TV's. I only allow FOX News but try to limit who I watch there. While Fox is much better than CNN and MSNBC they do allow the lib media to set the agenda of what will be reported. This makes it very hard to get the truth AND to find out what is really going on!

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    I believe 50% of what I see & nothing of what I hear in the MSM.
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    For those American's who take the time to do a little searching and reading, it takes very little imagination to foresee the next "Debt Crisis". Government shut downs will be the least of our concerns.
    In this video Elbert Guillory explains why he became a Republican, but he also hit the nail on the head as to what WILL rip this Nation Apart at the seams.

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    Sad part is that today Republicans stand for nothing and bend over for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    Sad part is that today Republicans stand for nothing and bend over for everything.
    The Republican Party (And I am a Republican) has to define who and what they are and stick to it.
    The reason(s) the Democrats have been so successful is because #1. To many people get their information about a candidate from soundbites and commercials rather than actually researching them.
    and, #2. The reasons Elbert Guillory expressed in the above video. If your living your life based on handouts your going to vote and or support the person(s) doing the handing out.
    What has been forgotten or may just not be understood by the welfare state masses, is where the money and other goods come from.
    When asked many respond "It comes from the Government" but they don't know where the Government gets it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kramer1113 View Post
    1] The Republican Party (And I am a Republican) has to define who and what they are and stick to it.


    2] When asked many respond "It comes from the Government" but they don't know where the Government gets it.
    1] Democrats have become Socialists and Republicans have become Democrats.


    2] 1% of the people make things happen, 9% of the people watch things happen, and 90% of the people ask, what happened?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    1] Democrats have become Socialists and Republicans have become Democrats.


    2] 1% of the people make things happen, 9% of the people watch things happen, and 90% of the people ask, what happened?
    Yeah but the time has come to hold the media accountable.
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