Regulating the media

The media today have become a serious problem.  Far from being impartial observers and reporters of current events, for most of my 61 years on this planet, they have become more and more stridently supportive of the left wing of the political spectrum.

In other words, they’re a bunch of lying commies.

Which put me in mind of this bit from Heinlein’s Methuselah’s Children:

“Ensenada, Baja California.  Jeffers and Lucy Weatheral today asked for special proctor protection, alleging that a group of citizens had broken into their home, submitted them to personal indignity and committed other asocial acts.  The Weatherals are, by their own admission, members of the notorious Howard Families and claim that the alleged incident could be traced to that supposed fact.  The district provost points out that they have offered no proof and has taken the matter under advisement.  A town mass meeting has been announced for tonight which will air–”

The other man turned toward Lazarus.  “Cousin, did we hear what I thought we heard?  That is the first case of asocial group violence in more than twenty years…yet they reported it like a breakdown in a weather integrator.”

“Not quite,” Lazarus answered grimly.  “The connotations of the words used in describing us were loaded.”

“Yes, true, but loaded cleverly.  I doubt if there was a word in that dispatch with an emotional index, taken alone, higher than one point five.  The newscasters are allowed two zero, you know.

The words I’ve emphasized in bold are what I’m talking about.

It’s time to start holding “journalists” to a higher standard.  Editorializing is not news.  Save the commentary for the editorial page and start reporting straight news.  Or else.

Or else, what? sneer the “journalists.”

Well…for one thing, you’re already losing (if you haven’t lost) half of America.  Even Fox News couldn’t hold onto conservatives when they went all-in NeverTrump on election night.  And there’s even a lot of folks on the soft-left who are getting tired of hearing nothing but “we hate Trump” day in and day out when they recognize that, even for all the BS that spews out of his mouth and off his Twitter account, Donald Trump has a long list of accomplishments and achievements to his credit, over the last four years.

It would not pain me to see the rest of the syndicated newspapers and the national TV, radio, and cable media go out of business for lack of, well, business.  They’re not guaranteed a living, anymore than the rest of us are — and we’re tired of being told we’re a bunch of redneck racist jerks out here in flyover country, particularly given you never come here to actually find out what we’re like.  (For one thing, we’re a lot less racist than you are.  We also still believe in G-d, to a great extent, and haven’t given ourselves over to Moloch and Baal like you have.  Think about it.)

But I figure the media will get theirs, soon enough, even if they get their way and a senile old pedophile hair-sniffer ends up inaugurated as someone else’s president in January.  Regulating the media will probably be one of the first steps the Dems take if they can get away with it; after all, they’re against freedom of speech.  Take away free speech, and that leaves the media pretty much in the crosshairs.

And the media do need to be taught a lesson — that lesson being, they don’t run the country and they don’t anoint the president.  The Fourth Estate?  Shit.  More like a fifth column.  That’s how they’ve acted for the last half century or more.  Certainly after they dethroned Nixon.

And that shit has got to stop.

(“Someone else’s president?”  Yeah, because he sure as hell won’t be my president.  Fuck Biden, to hell with Harris, pitch Pelosi (“pitch” is “tar”, feathers not included) and string up Schumer.  Get ready for a long four years, folks on the left.  You have earned major, major payback…and you’re going to get it.  But I think Trump is probably going to end up beating you, which will be the most delicious payback of all.)