The funeral for the main stream cable broadcast media is occurring today. At this writing, note this post’s date and time of 2:05 PM EDT, the Mall in Washington, D.C. is filled with Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and Independents. TV pictures reveal that the Mall is tightly packed from the Capitol to the Washington Monument, with overflow, as a CBS affiliate reports, onto Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.
The Fourth Estate, aptly brought to life by Edmund Burke in the House of Commons on a particular session during the 19th century, is the press. The clergy, nobles, and commoners being the other three. These estates were essentially the makeup of the British government at that time. He referred to the Fourth Estate as the most powerful of the estates present that day in the House of Commons—they were in the gallery. Closer to home, our Founding Fathers believed the Fourth Estate was similarly powerful and sufficiently independent to keep the three branches of our new government in check. This is why freedom of the press is clearly written into our Constitution. They were depending on the press to keep government honest. In no way did they ever believe that the press would become complicit with the government and withhold key pieces of news, slant the news coverage, and become the house organ of two of the three branches of government.
Incredibly, at this writing CNN is broadcasting a Barack Obama speech on reform before a large partisan audience. It is yet another speech by him in three or so days on healthcare reform—are they expecting him to say something new? The President is stumping in relatively Democratic conclaves trying to repair the breach in his Party over health insurance reform—this breach has gone mostly unreported by CNN. At this writing, MSNBC had planned a televised mystery / crime documentary which must be quite good and must serve the public interest to allow them to skip reporting about a long time planned event at the Mall in the nation’s capitol, now mostly filled with grass roots demonstrators made up of every day citizen protestors. It now appears that MSNBC did manage to do some reporting of the event after all. These protesters are mostly against big government and big spending, regardless of political party. If this were an anti-war rally, MSNBC would be reporting. If this was a Obama campaign rally, they would be reporting with flourishes.
The estimate for the attendance by the Park Police is 60,000. Recently, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, issued a memo claiming that 2 Million will show. She was setting ultra high expectations, so she could later minimize any protest significance. Well if the Mall is filled, depending on how tightly packed it is, it can hold anywhere between 1.7 Million to 2.1 Million people. TV pictures indicate that the Mall is filled. Remember CBS reported that crowd overflow filled Pennsylvania Avenue. Of course, government estimates, the Speaker’s estimates, and the news media’s estimates will be substantially minimized to accommodate their agenda. The Washington Post had an article written at the inauguration of President Obama about how many people the Mall can hold—Mall information found at the Washington Post click here.
Based on the broadbased main stream media failed reporting on the just broken high impact ACORN story and the failed or minimal reporting on the Tea Party protests around the country today, I can only state, if you are depending on this dead media for information, you are uninformed. The exceptions are those of you who are getting your news from Fox or by searching the internet for real news, not a blog like mine, otherwise you are seriously in the dark and cannot make informed decisions about our nation’s future. If you meet this uninformed criteria, then careful, you are being manipulated with all the news these “news” operations deem you should have, with the slant they want you to have.
This ideological conspiracy is an attempt at censorship plain and simple. MSNBC and now apparently CNN among other complicit news organizations are attempting to feed the populace with what they want us to know and are withholding selected news. If it weren’t for Fox News Channel and the internet—call it the Fifth Estate, they would be successful in using censorship to manage government propaganda. Are we living in a free nation or are we in a government and media controlled society, like Venezuela and Iran?
I for one will not be steered and will not comply. Want more? Read The Acorn Story Truly Exposes Main Stream Media.