Spiders spin webs, the media spins lies.
From No Quarter (h/t Venus):
If you are over the age of 55 you probably remember the former Soviet “News” Organization, PRAVDA (i.e. TRUTH) when it was the organ of communication for the Communist Party. PRAVDA symbolized the Soviet penchant for lying about the realities in their country. PRAVDA, for example, would put out stories touting incredible economic growth and stores overflowing with consumer goods. In truth, however, growth lagged and the shelves were bare.
The media labored valiantly to portray the Democrat Convention as the greatest thing to happen to America. They are probably right on one point–the Convention created more jobs for blue collar workers than Obama had created so far in his feckless reign. The electronic and print media trumpeted that the Convention was drawing more viewers than the Republicans. Vindication, in their jaundiced eyes at least, that a majority favored Hillary and the Dems.
Whoops. Final numbers are it. When it really counted, more people watched Donald Trump than watched Hillary Clinton. Poor Hollywood Reporter almost choked in having to report this:
With all ratings in across networks, the DNC finale comes in short of the RNC — though averages a much stronger showing over four days. Trump 34.9 million to Hillary’s 33.7 million.
Trump attracted 1.2 million more viewers than Hillary. Yet the media persists thru today with trying to portray Hillary as trampling Trump. Conveniently ignored by the cheerleaders for Hillary was the absence of one tiny thing–a list of actual accomplishments. Her experience shows her to be a failure. As the first Lady at the White House she could not keep Bill from banging interns an close friends in the White House. As Senator on behalf of New York she managed to help make the case for going to war in Iraq, otherwise no significant legislation. And as Secretary of State she helped set the Middle East on fire, adding wood and fuel to the conflagration started by Bush and Cheney.
Can you imagine the howling and outrage that would ensue if Donald Trump did what Hillary’s team did? You know, hiring people to wear her gear and sit in seats in side the Convention Hall and cheer. We already know how crazed the media gets if Donald Trump dares speak the name of Putin or say Russia. The fainting couches are crushed under the weight of bloated reporters recoiling in horror and passing out at Trump’s remark that it would be swell if Russia could find the 30,000 emails Hillary and her team deleted.
The press, including some claiming to be conservative, can embrace the notion that a woman described by the FBI Director as “reckless” and “ignorant” when it comes to handling classified information is in fact some sort of All Star for the Presidency.
Hillary is just a human version of a Potemkin Village.
In politics and economics, a Potemkin village (also Potyomkin village, derived from the Russian: Потёмкинские деревни, is any construction (literal or figurative) built solely to deceive others into thinking that a situation is better than it really is. The term comes from stories of a fake portable village, built only to impress Empress Catherine II during her journey to Crimea in 1787.
One thing I remember about the Soviet era is that they weren’t fooling anyone. You can tell people that the stores are overflowing with stuff but they can see the bare shelves with their own eyes.
The media lies in several different ways. They tell us things that just aren’t true. They lie by concealing the truth. They lie by telling the truth, but not all of it. And they lie by distracting us from the truth with shiny squirrels.
The best defense against liars is to stop listening, however, that is a catch-22 because instead of being deceived you are blissfully ignorant. The truth is out there. But if you seek the truth you will have to sift thru a lot of bullshit to find it.
Piss off the media – vote for Trump.