WAKE FOREST, NC , January 27, 2014 – How is it that Progressive Liberals do not hold themselves and others to the same standard they require of Conservatives? The examples are seemingly innumerable, but here are a few:
Capital police raids the home of a D.C. businessman and arrest him for possession of a single, empty shotgun shell casing. Yet, in another incident, NBC’s David Gregory has no action taken against him for displaying a high capacity ammunition magazine chamber on television (in NBC Washington D.C. studio).
In his State of the Union address in 2012, President Obama stated that oil production in the U.S. was the highest it has been in eight years. But he misrepresented the truth because oil production on Federal land decreased significantly in the previous year. The increases were solely due to production on private lands. Yet, the President was not held accountable for this misrepresentation in the mainstream media.
Former Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (R-AR) is vilified by the media and accused of insulting and attacking women over birth control rights. Huckabee’s comments were obviously taken out of context if you read or listened to his statement in their entirety. There was also an inordinately high amount of time taken by the media in covering this alleged incident.
Contrast that with Bill Maher referring to former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) 5-year-old son Trig as “retarded.” Maher’s remarks were intentionally harmful and demeaning, yet it hardly made a ripple in the news.
The most recent incident is U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-IL) calling for increased scrutiny placed against Tea Party organizations. Sen. Schumer dogmatically stated that the Tea Party is essentially supported by elite factions of the Republican Party, and insinuated that it was not a true grassroots movement.
Many wonder how statists and Progressives get away with hypocrisy in their political circles. The answer is subtle, yet straightforward as set forth in this axiom:
The only way to function on the basis of non-Constitutional practices is to be inconsistent in executing those practices. Or, to reduce it to brass tacks: Require others to live up to the highest Constitutional, moral and ethical standards while you yourself (and those who support your ideals) to live and operate in any way you choose, and to whatever standard is convenient.
The culture of an uniformed constituency is perpetuated and facilitated because the majority of American media is controlled by Liberal and Progressive factions. If you are a public figure and are Conservative in your views and ideology, your every move is under tremendous scrutiny. The end result is to shape public opinion into believing that Conservatives are evil, uneducated, racist, and out of touch with average Americans. And while it’s true that Conservatives are susceptible to taking wrongful and irresponsible actions, it is nowhere near the proportion that mainstream media attempts to depict.
How can the tide of bias and imbalanced reporting in journalism be countered? It is not easy. And it will be extremely difficult to dissuade the hearts and minds of those who take so-called mainstream media reporting at face value. But with alternate media (social media, blogs, etc.), online independent news, The Blaze TV, Breitbart (and a host of other Conservative news sites), Conservative talk radio, some foreign news agencies and other information outlets, the truth is getting out. It is a dogged fight against a relentless current of misinformation.
The key is to not accept the premise of radical extremes on the far right or the far left. Take time to research the facts. Only the unadulterated truth will move this great Republic back to the road of recovery. The truth shall make you free.