August 20, 2009

Is the Media Rooting for an Obama Tragedy?

I first asked that question back on January 11, 2008, and at that time dark fantasies of a Barack Obama martyrdom had already been hopefully forecast in the left-leaning media for a year. It's been two-and-a-half years, and they're still trying to hype his pending demise, if not engineer it.

Now we have MSNBC caught red-handed doctoring video in order to push an inflammatory racist narrative. It is fraud perpetrated by a news organization for propaganda purposes, pure and simple.

Contessa Brewer, her editors, and producers at MSNBC should all be fired for this purposeful deception of their viewership, and the cable network itself should hold a open and transparent investigation into how the biases they've encouraged in their newsroom have led to such lies. It will never happen, of course.

They lack the integrity to even feign ethics anymore.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 20, 2009 10:41 AM

Sic, January 2008 was eighteen months ago. Must be that new fuzzy math.

Seriously, Contessa Brewer's misconduct exceeds that of Dan Imus, nappy ho's, and are the Dan Rather realm of false documenation. I concur, that an apology would not be good enough.

Wether by design or ommssion, Brewer's commentary was racist. If Brewwr knew image was a a black man, her remarks were racist and if you only assume the image was a white man, again it was racist.

Posted by: DavidL at August 20, 2009 11:18 AM

If this is allowed to pass unnoticed by their peers,heavily doctored video will soon become the norm. From that it will be a short jump to complete fabrication using technology such as will soon be on view in the film Avatar by James Cameron. Truth will completely disappear into manufactured reality. Obama does this daily in his speeches, but pictures are stronger than words.As for the media in general, it always hopes for disaster so it can make money. It is an impersonal wish.

Posted by: mytralman at August 20, 2009 11:36 AM

Nothing better reveals the perverse and untenable world these people -- the left and the media -- create around them. They righteously decry racism as they attempt to foment that very brute emotion and set the stage for some kind of sensational, defining event to prove their prophecy and vision of America. In these actions we see not only the moral disease that is the modern media, we see how the media sees itself: as a secular God not only shaping events but passing judgment on those events (without the slighest consciousness of responsibility). The media are an object lesson in the Founding Father's understanding and fears of human nature, and of the nature of unchecked power. It is perfect irony that what our Founders saw as a safeguard to democracy is becoming democracy's greatest threat.

Posted by: rrpjr at August 20, 2009 11:58 AM

Well, the guy "coulda been" white - isn't that what really matters to the libs? If they can imagine it, then it must be true even if there are no facts to support it. You dumb racist typical white people.

Posted by: in_awe at August 20, 2009 12:14 PM

And how about all the "he's like Lincoln" stories.
1. Something will appear to happen to his corporal self.
(in reality he'll remove to a suburb of Shanghai with his Caribbian love interest)
2. Amidst the hysteria HateRadio and internet sites will be shut down or curtailed.
3. The marginalized Hillary(?) will step in. There have been too many stories about her current powerlessness lately.

Posted by: Mel at August 20, 2009 01:36 PM

Maybe it's a marketing tool to get critics to discuss MSNBC on networks that actually have an audience. Networks like FoxNews will be tempted to run the C. Brewer video alongside the un-doctored video.

Thus, MSNBC will have greater public exposure (under the theory that there's no such thing as bad publicity). It's not as if they're worried about journalistic integrity.

Posted by: armadillo at August 20, 2009 01:40 PM

How about a nation-wide campaign to have this propaganda network taken off of cable company line-ups?

Seriously, the news team that produced this needs to be fired, but the network needs to be shut down for airing it.

I realize that NBC won't allow the cable companies to actually drop MSNBC, but if there are enough complaints, maybe some of the people in power who allow/condone this nonsense will lose their jobs.

Posted by: Bry at August 20, 2009 05:29 PM

Surely, somewhere there is an independent panel that can look into this stuff.

Posted by: davod at August 20, 2009 05:30 PM

File an official "petition to deny" when their FCC broadcast renewals come up.

They'll be renewed anyway of course, but then you can also attack the FCC for giving official cover to people broadcasting obvious propaganda falsehoods.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at August 21, 2009 09:24 AM

Obama's death would be a free ride for them and they know it. The funeral and tributes would go on for months, and Obama's agenda would be canonized.

It would do for the current Democrats what their killing of JFK did for the 1960s Democrats.

Posted by: democratsarefascists at August 22, 2009 06:01 PM

"All The News That Fits!"

Sad state of affairs, truly sad.

Posted by: DoorHold at August 23, 2009 12:42 PM