The War Against Reality in Newsrooms Everywhere

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The War Against Reality in Newsrooms Everywhere

Facts are stub­born things; and what­ever may be our wishes, our incli­na­tions, or the dic­tates of our pas­sion, they can­not alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams

Jack Tyler: But Gran just because peo­ple believed the word was flat didn’t it didn’t make it so,

Martha Tyler: Ah but they Behaved as if ’twere flat

Doc­tor Who Image of the Fendahl 1977

Back in Jan­u­ary we reminded read­ers of the Mil­lerites who unlike today global warm­ing dooms­day cults who pre­dict doom out­side of liv­ing mem­ory made the mis­take of pre­dict­ing doom within a year or two thus mak­ing their error/​fantasy/​delusions eas­ily proved false.

We now have the media in that very same spot.

Seven years after Barack Obama was hailed as the man who was going to bring peace and pros­per­ity, the man who was going to make Amer­ica respected around the world, the man who was going to heal the racial divi­sions in this coun­try that meme is no longer ten­able even to the low infor­ma­tion voter.

As more and more peo­ple who expected pros­per­ity find them­selves on assis­tance, los­ing insur­ance and unable to find a job and the world moves from the Pax Amer­i­cana to its nor­mal state of vio­lence the obvi­ous truth that an inex­pe­ri­enced Chicago pol had no busi­ness being elected pres­i­dent has bled though every shield that the media has set up.

This has pre­sented a prob­lem. There are two elec­tions com­ing up in the next 27 months and it’s the func­tion of the main­stream media to aid in pro­duc­ing a result favor­able to the Demo­c­rat party from which the ranks of their staffs are populated.

The neces­sity of Democ­rats in non safe dis­tricts to con­trast them­selves to the cur­rent admin­is­tra­tion with­out con­nect­ing their fail­ures to the party they share is a tough bal­anc­ing act even with­out the com­pli­ca­tion of race. With the race card thrown into the mix it becomes a Gor­dian knot.

Even after bear­ing the brunt of the pres­i­dent ‘s incom­pe­tence the black com­mu­nity given the chance of replac­ing him with a proven com­pe­tent man­ager, turned out in force to pre­vent the first black pres­i­dent in US his­tory to be acknowl­edged pub­licly as a fail­ure after only a sin­gle term.

This sug­gests that to the Amer­i­can black voter sus­tain­ing a cul­tural myth trumped their own well-​being.

And this is where the rub­ber hits the road.

Even if the left can lever­age the Michael Brown case into enough black turnout to save the Sen­ate for them there are going to be a series of Demo­c­rat can­di­dates for pres­i­dent who will need to pro­claim them­selves capa­ble of solv­ing the prob­lems left by the Obama admin­is­tra­tion while pub­licly declar­ing Barack Obama a his­toric success.

That’s hard to do with a pres­i­dent whose solu­tion to folks who behead American’s is to orga­nize the Arab world.

It forces peo­ple like Jeanne Sha­heen to say things like this

And she’s not alone:

Dur­ing a Wednes­day night debate between Sen. Kay Hagan (D-​NC) and North Car­olina House Speaker Thom Tillis, the vul­ner­a­ble Tar Heel State Demo­c­rat adopted a more force­ful tone when dis­cussing the chal­lenge to U.S. secu­rity in the Mid­dle East. In doing so, she took a shot at Obama’s pol­icy towards the Syr­ian civil war from which the Islamic State sprang.

I think one of the issues here is the Pres­i­dent should have weaponized the mod­er­ate Syr­ian rebels sooner,” Hagan said. “With­out doing that, he has allowed ISIS to grow. I believe that ISIS is the most seri­ous threat to our national secu­rity since 911.”

And even Eliz­a­beth War­ren is as Howie Carr would say, putting on the warpaint:

“We need to be work­ing now, full-​speed ahead, with other coun­tries, to destroy ISIS. That should be our No. 1 pri­or­ity,” she said in a wide-​ranging inter­view pro­mot­ing her lat­est book, A Fight­ing Chance.

How the New­rooms will man­age the to walk this tightrope on this should be an inter­est­ing thing to see.

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Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams

Jack Tyler: But Gran just because people believed the word was flat didn’t it didn’t make it so,

Martha Tyler: Ah but they Behaved as if ’twere flat

Doctor Who Image of the Fendahl 1977

Back in January we reminded readers of the Millerites who unlike today global warming doomsday cults who predict doom outside of living memory  made the mistake of predicting doom within a year or two thus making their error/fantasy/delusions easily proved false.

We now have the media in that very same spot.

Seven years after Barack Obama was hailed as the man who was going to bring peace and prosperity, the man who was going to make America respected around the world, the man who was going to heal the racial divisions in this country that meme is no longer tenable even to the low information voter.

As more and more people who expected prosperity find themselves on assistance, losing insurance and unable to find a job and the world moves from the Pax Americana to its normal state of violence the obvious truth that an inexperienced Chicago pol had no business being elected president has bled though every shield that the media has set up.

This has presented a problem.  There are two elections coming up in the next 27 months and it’s the function of the mainstream media to aid in producing a result favorable to the Democrat party from which the ranks of their staffs are populated.

The necessity of Democrats in non safe districts to contrast themselves to the current administration without connecting their failures to the party they share is a tough balancing act even without the complication of race.  With the race card thrown into the mix it becomes a Gordian knot.

Even after bearing the brunt of the president ‘s incompetence the black community given the chance of replacing him with a proven competent manager,  turned out in force to prevent the first black president in US history to be acknowledged publicly as a failure after only a single term.

This suggests that to the American black voter sustaining a cultural myth trumped their own well-being.

And this is where the rubber hits the road.

Even if the left can leverage the Michael Brown case into enough black turnout  to save the Senate for them there are going to be a series of Democrat candidates for president who will need to proclaim themselves capable of solving the problems left by the Obama administration while publicly declaring Barack Obama a historic success.

That’s hard to do with a president whose solution to folks who behead American’s is to organize the Arab world.

It forces people like Jeanne Shaheen to say things like this

And she’s not alone:

During a Wednesday night debate between Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) and North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, the vulnerable Tar Heel State Democrat adopted a more forceful tone when discussing the challenge to U.S. security in the Middle East. In doing so, she took a shot at Obama’s policy towards the Syrian civil war from which the Islamic State sprang.

“I think one of the issues here is the President should have weaponized the moderate Syrian rebels sooner,” Hagan said. “Without doing that, he has allowed ISIS to grow. I believe that ISIS is the most serious threat to our national security since 9/11.”

And even Elizabeth Warren is as Howie Carr would say, putting on the warpaint:

“We need to be working now, full-speed ahead, with other countries, to destroy ISIS. That should be our No. 1 priority,” she said in a wide-ranging interview promoting her latest book, A Fighting Chance.

How the Newrooms will manage the to walk this tightrope on this should be an interesting thing to see.

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