I could swear that someone once declared, "The media in America is not a check on power. It`s the servant of power."
I want to say that it was Noam Chomsky who said this, but I can`t confirm. I`m pretty sure I didn`t think of this simple yet devastatingly true observation.
How nicely it`s encapsulated by NPR`s recent praise of President Obama for proposing, in the midst of a near-depression, to raise its funding.[NPR thanks Obama for budget `vote of confidence`
, by Byron York, Washington Examiner, February 15, 2011]
By $6 million,
apparently.(That was the increase—the total is almost half a billion dollars.)
Yes, it`s just the right reward for firing Juan Williams
for making politically incorrect remarks, operating as the sound studio for the SPLC,
and ceaselessly ignoring the cares and concerns of the middle-class whites who pay for it all, focusing instead on the most impossibly obscure cultural minutiae from around the globe.
Would it really be so hard for a major news organization, cognizant of its delicate position as the recipient of taxpayer dollars, to simply stay silent? It really had to issue a press release of its own, praising the president? And we`re to expect that after praising him, they`ll cover him objectively? I would say that surely one of those media ethics groups will weigh in, but what I`ve noticed over the years is that "media ethics"
basically means "encouraging the media to be yet more unquestioning of multiculturalism, redistribution and liberalism generally."
Would it really be so hard for Congress to stop this?