By J.T. Hatter
Media headlines and article excerpts from RNC press coverage are followed by comments from the trenches. Click the links to go to the original article.
CNN's John Berman, reporting live from the floor of the GOP convention, asked a Louisiana delegate if it wasn't "inappropriate" for the Republican Party to continue the convention on Tuesday night with Hurricane Isaac set to make landfall in Louisiana. "There's been a lot of talk about whether it's appropriate at all for Republicans to be having this convention tonight, these festivities. Do you feel like there's any issue there?" he asked.
Are you insane, John Berman? We know CNN would like to shut down the free speech of the opposition party but this is ridiculous. We are aware that the progressive hive mind regards patriots and conservatives as “inappropriate.” We know that you would eliminate every vestige of us if you could. But still…your question is insane.
MSNBC wants you to think the Republican Party hates minorities. So much so that the liberal news network cut minority speeches from it’s convention coverage. When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech. MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black. Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech. And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too. Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC
This is worse than government censorship. The news media learned long ago that they could manipulate public opinion effectively by what they did not report. Keeping vital information from the public is critical to maintaining the correct propaganda environment. The propaganda meme MSNBC is supporting here is that the Republican Party does not represent minorities and has no minorities in it. This is a black-hearted lie that MSNBC “proves” by carefully manipulating their reporting to exclude all evidence of enthusiastic minority participation at the RNC.
Updated, 1:30 p.m. - TAMPA, Fla. -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said that Republicans "can't just trot out a brown face" to make inroads with the Latino community, an increasingly important growing bloc.
Yes, we can. They are our brothers and sisters and we belong to one another. Villaraigosa’s terribly offensive racist remark received no mainstream media criticism. MSNBC reported it instead as news. With a straight face. The media meme? Republicans use brown faces to cover the party’s racist underpinnings. MSNBC wields the race card for their party like a blunt instrument.
By Robert Reich
But a bigger cause for their alarm is the very real possibility Isaac will hit New Orleans. And if it does, it may remind Americans of the last time New Orleans took the full brunt of a hurricane – and the non-response from the last Republican White House. It was Hurricane Katrina, and the President was George W. Bush. Weeks and months went by as the residents of New Orleans suffered. “Heck of a job, Brownie,” said Bush to the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Administration, Michael Brown – who hadn’t done his job at all.
Robert Reich is talking about incompetence as a federal employee? The media meme here is pure propaganda: they blamed Hurricane Katrina on George Bush. The federal government’s response to Katrina was not incompetent nor was it Bush’s fault, but the media says otherwise. And they have been drumming this message in hard ever since. This is reminiscent of the ‘Bush lied and people died’ meme—the most successful media propaganda lie of the last fifty years.
Republicans celebrated the nomination of Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate tonight with funny hats and a determination to defeat President Obama, but their Tampa party was marred by a new poll that found Romney to be the least popular major-party nominee since 1984.
ABC slams the Republican nominee any way it can, including attacks on Romney’s likeability factor. Why doesn’t ABC News/Washington Post do a poll on how popular Obama is?
It was a day late, but the Republicans’ parade of truth-twisting, distortions and plain falsehoods arrived on the podium of their national convention on Tuesday. Following in the footsteps of Mitt Romney’s campaign, rarely have so many convention speeches been based on such shaky foundations.
This is the New York Times and you have entered the progressive reality distortion field. Down is up and up is down. You have gone through the looking glass, Alice, and the Mad Hatter awaits. Personally, I can’t read the New York Times. It makes me ill. I get woozy trying to follow the flips and contortions of their writers. The Times is the epicenter of the liberal echo chamber; it is the font of political correctness, multi-culturalism and hatred of all things American. I don’t have a bird and have no need of the New York Times.
Instead of excitement for a party nominee, the affirmative message on the floor of the Republican National Convention has been a desire to remove President Obama explained CBSNews.com senior political reporter Brian Montopoli.
The media meme is that Republicans themselves don’t like Mitt very much so why should anyone else? This is a blatant media attack on Romney’s likeability factor.
There is a lot of enthusiasm for getting rid of Obama. The theme for the RNC could easily be: OMG! Obama Must Go!
The mainstream media are doing everything in their considerable power to influence public opinion to secure Obama’s re-election. They no longer pretend to be objective or impartial in their reporting, and are using all assets at their disposal to achieve their political objectives. This will be a scorched earth election.
They have power and are using it. And in doing so the media continue to betray the American people. The Founders wanted Americans to have free and unfettered access to a free press—and the news and facts they would report to the people. We no longer have a free press. We have a Democratic Party propaganda corps that endlessly advocates the socialist cause.
Isn’t it time we made them pay for what they are doing to us?