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For decades, good Americans have criticized the "mainstream media" for being "biased," "one-sided" and "liberal."
But in truth, we're way beyond "bias." More accurate terms to describe today's big media would be: "dishonest," "corrupt" and "perverse."
For the latest evidence, check out Time and Newsweek.
To celebrate Obama coming out of the closet on same-sex marriage â€“ which everyone alive knows he has long favored, but just hasn't admitted until now â€“ Newsweek enshrined Obama's head with a rainbow-colored halo. (He's often depicted with a halo, but this was the first multicolored one.) Newsweek's cover headline? "THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT" â€“ which in turn promotes the cover story praising Obama by homosexual writer Andrew Sullivan, whom Newsweek pretends is a "conservative" (but who isn't by any rational definition a conservative), thereby demonstrating its "fair and balanced" coverage by including "conservatives."
This is the kind of inane Alice-in-Wonderland fantasy that is offered to us as "news" these days. But if Newsweek doesn't grab you, there's always Time.
Time's cover, depicting a 26-year-old model-like mother provocatively and immodestly breastfeeding a boy most people would consider far too old to be still nursing, has been widely described as the sexual exploitation of a child â€“ in effect, soft child-porn. As one expert put it, "the image of him sucking at the breast of his mother is being used to feed sexual fantasies." And of course, the little boy will have to live with that graphic public image of him for the rest of his life.
This is what Newsweek (whose entire operation was sold for $1 a few years ago in return for the buyer absorbing its gargantuan debt) and Time now resort to in their desperate quest for readers and relevance.
And while these titillating media sideshows entertain us, on center stage is the relentless dismantling of America by a disgraced and repudiated Obama administration. But who gave us that?
You know the answer. The biggest reason America is writhing under the "leadership" of the most destructive and dangerous president in history is that Obama had in 2008 an advantage shared by no other presidential candidate ever â€“ the total, unabashed support of the "mainstream media."
After four years of nonstop disaster, you'd think the media would have learned from their terrible mistake. But no â€“ they're still supporting Obama in virtual lockstep, and are getting worse.
Indeed, today's "big media" increasingly resemble the state-run propaganda ministry we see in China, with its gigantic Xinhua "News" Agency â€“ in reality a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party. Or Russia, where although criticism of the government can be found in some newspapers and on the Internet, the country's national television channels are essentially extensions of the state: "They are all either controlled by the Kremlin or run by editors who know what not to say," says Allison Gill, director of the Human Rights Watch office in Russia.
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