Cable News Propaganda; November, 2012

                Patriotslog makes no secret of the low regard we have for Fox News and MSNBC. Skim through our blog for just a few minutes and it becomes clear we have as much respect for these scum bag propaganda stations as we have for Bernie Madoff, Warren Jeffs, and Benedict Arnold. Fox and MSNBC are not news stations, they are propaganda hubs. The biased information coming out of these stations would make fascists proud. Big Brother cannot do a better job at brain washing. Patriotslog will continue to run a column on the ramblings of these useless stations. Not only are they the two the least informative “news” sources in the nation, they are constantly negative, and only function to divide the nation.

                This week, it almost felt like I was watching Will Farrell cut a scene from Anchor Man with raw sewage that spews from their mouths. It probably would not surprise anyone to hear Fox propaganda say that President Obama knew about Hurricane Sandy for days, and did nothing to stop it. At least no one has made the ridiculous accusation that he owns a weather machine, or he hates white people…yet. With these stations one never knows the lies they will conjure up to keep their junkies inebriated.

                This week, in their continued attempt to blame the Benghazi attack and subsequent tragedy of Ambassador Stevens’s death on President Obama, the Fox and Friends mourning crew essentially said that there did not need to be an investigation into the attack! Of course, this makes sense…why would we need to know what actually happened? As President, it is the civic duty of Barack Obama to ignore the facts and that he was responsible for the attack, and even admit he wanted this to happen. The facts do not matter, and no matter what they are they do not change the fact that everything in the world that goes wrong is to be rightfully blamed on President Obama.

                To even make the asinine suggestion that we do not need an investigation into the Libya attacks illustrates perfectly the lack of credibility Fox should have; unfortunately, like a dog to its vomit, conservatives return to this time and again. But of course Fox would not want an investigation, the facts point to the President actually doing the right thing in Libya. Patriotslog has made no secret of our opinion that President Obama does not deserve a second term, but that does not mean he was responsible for the failures in the Benghazi attack. The saddest part of all of this is the bigger picture of just how far from the American dream propaganda channels like this have taken us.

                Fox actually wants the President to be responsable for this. They have divided the nation so thoroughly that they have made people actually hope the Commander in Chief is conspiring against the success of his own nation, his own government, his own people, and his own friends. They have created such a hatred that they have made people think it is a good thing, because it might help their ideological battle, that the President is killing his own citizens and friends. We need no investigation, we need no facts; Obama is guilty because Fox wants him to be. Then they have the nerve to call themselves patriotic. Disgusting.

Watch:msnbc-ridicules-romney-collecting-food-and-supplies-sandy-victims

                MSNBC is no better. According to the propaganda channel that tells us it is bad to be rich, to be successful, to work hard to earn the American dream and provide your kids privileges you never had, it is also bad to help people. Believe it or not, MSNBC had the gumption to go on air and say what a bad person Mitt Romney is for helping people. When Mitt Romney sent his campaign bus into the path of destruction left by hurricane Sandy, MSNBC criticized him. When he and his campaign organized relief efforts, providing much needed food, clothing, hygiene supplies, and blankets to thousands of victims displaced by the hurricane, MSNBC tried to tell their viewers how awful he is for not following the Red Cross guidelines for relief aid. Watching the video you would have thought he had given them the small pox blankets that were once given to Native Americans, and that he was doing this all in an effort to cut the Liberal base down in the north east, steal a state, and win the election.

                Never mind the fact that the Red Cross is not a government organization, and only has the authority to issue guidelines, not rules; never mind the fact that Mitt Romney and his campaign did everything in their power, taking personal risk along the way, to help disaster victims. Mitt Romney is a terrible person because he chose not to do exactly what the Red Cross suggested, and went ahead and helped people. MSNBC has divided the nation so thoroughly that they have brainwashed their viewers into thinking that helping people is a bad thing.

                I have even heard liberals suggest that Mitt Romney is a bad person because of the amounts of money he gave to charity. It was pointed out that Mitt Romney gave a large portion of his charitable deductions (which by note, were more last year than President Obama has given in his entire life) to the Mormon Church. The suggestion was made that Mormons only help Mormons, so his charitable giving does not actually reflect his character. Patriotslog has made no secret of the fact that we are not big fans of Mitt Romney, but it is ridiculous to make the suggestion that giving to charity is bad. There are a few facts that need to be addressed about giving money to the Mormon Church: 1. Nobody gets paid. Unlike other churches, giving money to the Mormon Church will not be paying for a new Cadillac for the pastor; the church uses all of the money to help people. 2. There are two different funds for charitable contributions to the Mormon Church. The first is called tithing; the church members are asked to give 10% of their income to the church to help with functions such as building churches, sending out missionaries, and helping other Mormons. The second is called fast offerings; members are asked to give as much as they can possibly afford to fast offerings. This money goes directly into providing relief from hunger, war, and natural disasters for anyone in need. 3. Studies have shown that the Mormon fast offering program is one of the most efficient charities on the planet. While even the best charities can only guarantee around 85% of donations go to relief, almost every penny of Mormon fast offerings go to relief. If you want to make a charitable donation that has the most impact, go find your closest Mormon church, and give the pastor money for fast offerings.

                Fathom a nation where half of the citizens actually hope their President conspired to kill his own people because they believe if he did, it will be good for the nation; move to Syria, then tell me this would be a good thing. Picture half a nation that actually hopes their President is guilty of treason. Fathom a nation where the other half of citizens disdain a rich man for using his riches to help other people. What he does is not important; if he is rich he is evil. It is a bad thing for a man to give to charity. Sadly, this is the nation Fox News and MSNBC are trying to create.

–Matt Young

5 November, 2012

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I am studying to achieve a double major in political science and journalism from the University of Kentucky. I am married to a wonderful woman named Sierra. I am starting this blog because I feel the political climate in Washington is carving deep canyons for our children to climb out of. Our representatives, on both sides of the isle, do not represent us, they represent the lobbyists.This blog is not to give answers, but to make people think. I believe the more we think about our ideas the better they will become; as opposed to becoming more and more intrenched in far left or right wing brainwash, where it seems nobody thinks anymore. I hope y'all enjoy.

Posted on November 5, 2012, in Patriotslog Articles, Politics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I do not like MSNBC, or any other cable garbage, but to equate ANYTHING with with Fox is the ultimate false equivalency. Further, Fox churns out a river of lies 24/7/365, MSNBC does not. MSNBC is biased and boring in general, and I want facts, which is why I go to multiple news sources for my information.

    Romney’s ‘giving to the Sandy victims’ was nothing more than a photo op. It was a joke. The Red Cross did not need canned food. He has plenty of money – and money is what was needed most. I do not begrudge anyone for being rich. What is important is how they got rich. Romney’s obsession with money, and dodging taxes, and secrecy, and telling many verifiable outright lies, and the way he ‘earned’ his money are what made the American people reject him on election day. All I will say is this: he shows his character through his remarks… to the British, to the 47%(whoever that is), to everyone; and everyone had a chance to judge him on election day. How any candidate could get as close as Romney did to winning when he refused to divulge any concrete plans on how he would govern, much less his personal financial information only demonstrates to me how polarized, ignorant, and misled the people on the right are to vote for the guy. By today’s standards I am a liberal, a progressive, but I am a Republican, I am disgusted by the extremists that have taken over the party. I might have to change that very soon.

    • As a journalist, there are some statements in your reply that need addressed. First, political fact checking shows roughly the same spin on the facts from Fox and MSNBC. Both twist the truth, and twist it a lot. I would assume from you comments that you naturally lean to the left; this is probably why you do not recognize many of the lies told by MSNBC.
      Also, think about what you are saying: helping the Hurricane victims was not a good thing, it was only a photo op? Let me point out that the Romney Campaign was very strict on what journalists could enter the event simply because they did not want to politicize it. MSNBC gave it huge coverage, no other media outlet really paid attention, so it was hardly a photo op. While money would have been best, Romney did what a downtrodden middle class could afford: giving things, not money. Also, reports of the lack of food in New Jersey and New York were clear, and canned food helped many people. Many of these people are going 24 to 36 hours at a time without food, canned food wont help them? Also, we know Mitt Romney is one of the most charitable people in the nation, and he does not publicize this. We have no idea how much money he personally gave to the relief aid, but history tells us it was probably a large sum. He then also encouraged his supporters to do give what they could. The fact is it was still helping people; or at the very least an attempt to do so. To imply that that is a bad thing is what is wrong with MSNBC. I do not like Romney either, but that does not mean he was a bad person. For this nation to get back on track we must take the facts as they come, whether we agree with them or not.
      Lastly, even Democratic strategists were frustrated with the lack of specifics in President Obama’s economic plan as well. The only detail he gave was raising taxes on the rich. The bulk of his campaign (and you can decide for yourself if this is good or bad, but it was effective) was attacking Mitt Romney. He did this so consistently he did not give specifics to the public about any of this plans. You cannot fault one candidate for this and not the other; that is exactly what Fox News and MSNBC would do.

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