In the White House, a room has been set aside for holding “press conferences,” or as I like to call them, the circus of clowns! Not to insult clowns. A politician, or their designated spokesperson, is expected to present information, and the press is supposed to ask intelligent, logical, and appropriately respectful questions to gain clarification for the media channel they represent. These special press people are supposed to be the best of the best in their media channel; instead, we get whiners, criers, gotchas, and flat-out ignorance for the world to observe. What a swell time!
Never forget, I am the guy advocating we elect a few more bastards, and I mean that in the most blatant way possible. So when I call the media a clown circus, I’m presenting my kind and gentle face for their snowflake personalities. Frankly, I would not trust any of them to sweep a street without screwing that up!
Ever see the press room in the White House; not many have, but those who have, reported it is disgusting, and the White House cleaning staff can never stay ahead of the reporter’s mess. I guess the American Taxpayer should be glad the reporters are no longer smoking or chewing tobacco in the press room! Tom Clancy reported that the press room is left untouched by the White House Cleaning Staff; after watching the reporters, I can understand why, fiction or not, the press room stories are disgusting.
I detest the reporters of all stripes and sizes. What does a report do; nothing productive; they write stories, usually as lurid and sensational as possible, to sell advertising for a newspaper, online, or TV media channel. In reviewing history, I learned that Pres. George Washington never held a press conference. If he wanted to say something, he said it to his cabinet or in a speech before Congress; no reporter needed, no talking head explaining after the address.
From Richard Brookhiser’s incredible book, “What Would the Founders Do? (Our Questions Their Answers), we find this perfectly apt sentiment. “Whatever the founders thought about the creation of man in Genesis, they considered professional journalists … to be a lower order of being. No gentlemen ever dueled a journalist; in a pinch, your friends might beat one up for you” (p.142). Let’s be clear, the founding fathers wrote for newspapers, owned newspapers used pseudonyms to publish their thoughts or attack a political rival, and the skullduggery continued. The difference was that these men and their wives were productive members of American Society, first and foremost! I have yet to see a productive journalist. Forget objective, forget effective, forget honest, forget useful, and never allow anyone to think they can clean up their own messes; and this was in President George Washington’s time. Journalists and journalism have only fallen from this high watermark in history.
Let us be clear, the US Constitution as amended for the US Bill of Rights; we find the following:
“First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
An atheists friend of mine claims to not be against freedom of religion; he just wants to be free from religion. Well, I have the same policy where journalists are concerned. I am all for freedom of the press, but I want to stay free from the press. The clowns that call themselves journalists, and yes, I include sports reporters and weather-guessers, in this concatenation of calumny, need to find themselves productive work, just like the founders of America did.
Quoting Brookhiser again, “Hamilton spoke for the founding journalists when he said, ‘I condemn those indifferent mortals, who either never form opinions or never make them known’” (p. 145). America is a Republic (if we can keep it), and the only way to keep America a Republic is for Americans to start heeding some advice from the founding fathers. Form opinions, make them vociferously known, refuse to be governed when the politicians refuse to represent you properly. Refusing to be governed is NOT an open call for ANY type of violent action, but a call to stand and within the limits of the law to make your voice known!
I suggest the following:
- Turn off the TV News, every single channel! None of them deserve to be selling advertising while peddling their current levels of worthless opinions, bias, and self-righteousness.
- Be very selective in your online media choices. Feel free to stop anyone from delivering news if they cannot honestly report and allow you to form an opinion. Right now, the media thinks you are too stupid to develop your own opinion. I think and advocate differently!
- Choose what is important to you as topics, and follow only those stories using non-Google Search Engines. Why do I single out Google because they sell your data, track your searches, and violate your privacy!
- Support that which matters to you! This includes media, sports, nonprofits, etc.; you are the central character in your life, not the media, not a talking head on a radio, and certainly not a sportscaster.
- Join me in calling for a complete boycott on all corporate media until they learn to be productive first, then a news reporter, journalist, or peddler of advertising between “news.”
Embracing a “Liberty FIRST Culture” is the first step in taking back both your privacy and your government. Journalists do not have a role to play in a “Liberty FIRST Culture.” Why; because too often, that journalist is fighting to steal your liberty, curb your rights, and spoon-feed fertilizer to you like you’re a mushroom or something. Well, I know some toddlers who have the right idea when it comes to being spoon-fed anything, throw it back!
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