Every time I turn around I keep hearing all kinds of claims about how President Obama controls the media and no matter what he does, no matter how terrible his sins or crimes against humanity are, they cover it up.
Every day I seem to hear some new claim about how it has been revealed that Obama did this or that, but the media is covering it up.
Now, I know I won’t change anybody’s mind if it’s already made up to believe all of these wild conspiracy theories, but for those of you who prefer to do your own thinking, I have a news flash for you. That’s all bullshit.
I’m no bigger fan of Obama than I am of any politician, because they’re all liars and opportunists, and none of them care a damn about the American people, past getting our vote. But the truth is that Obama does not control the media and they are not covering up for him. Just as they didn’t cover up for George Bush I and II during their administrations, as many Democrats I know always claimed. And the reason is simple.
I spent most of my working life owning newspapers. I was a member of the Associated Press. I WAS the media. I’m still a journalist. And trust me when I say this – we’re all whores.
There is not one newspaper, magazine, radio, or television reporter in the world who would not throw his own mother under the bus in a heartbeat if he thought that it would help him make a name for himself. I don’t care if it’s a reporter for the New York Times or somebody writing for a weekly free circulation rag in Podunk, Arkansas, they all want to be the next Woodward and Bernstein. And they would all sell their soul to get there.
Yeah, I know, I can hear some of you right now saying that even if what I say is true, the guys in the big offices would never allow a story to see the light of day if some reporter did uncover the dirt on the Chief Executive. Let’s assume you’re right.
First of all, someone with that kind of information wouldn’t worry about losing their job, because they know that the TV offers and book deals would make them rich and famous. And in this day of internet access, blogs, and social media, anybody with a real story to tell can get it out there in seconds. Once I click the post command on this blog, it is available to anybody in the world with an internet connection. I don’t need a large circulation newspaper or a huge television audience to tell my story.
A whore can always find a new street corner to work, and in the Information Age, the world is one huge street corner for the media whores among us.
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