Over the past eight months America has been on a track not seen since the Civil War. It reached the precipice on June 14 when a crazed leftist aimed his gun at a group of Republican Congressmen playing baseball. It has been described by people like Rush Limbaugh as a soft coup…an overt attempt by the left to throw out of office the duly elected President of the United States because they simply didn’t like his populist policies. The process began the day after the election when major news organizations, stung and embarrassed by bad polling, a failed effort to elect the opposition, and a complete failure to recognize the biggest political story in decades…the unhappy mood of the Midwest’s blue collar workers…announced overtly they were throwing journalistic ethics out the window. It was their job to rid the nation of this horrible electoral mistake.
It has been a non-stop battle ever since. Operatives deliberately planted throughout the bureaucracy by the previous administration leaked tainted classified information. The bizarre behavior of the former FBI director is inexplicable reaching back a year ago to pre-election America. The news media crafted a narrative, and pounded the American public 24/7 for months, with stories that were totally made-up justified by “anonymous” sources who were not only wrong, but deliberately subversive. They weren’t supposed to lose. How could they lose when they rigged everything, including the polls, going into the election?
Beginning with the scary events in Alexandria, Virginia; through the $23 million Democratic debacle in the special Congressional election in Georgia; through the very public collapse of CNN, the head coup plotter, this past week as the truth behind those supposedly telling the truth has become known; through the massive civil damage award against ABC News for its pink slime stories of several years ago; through the massive lawsuit filed by Sara Palin against the New York Times for resurrecting a story last month linking her to the mass shootings involving Gabby Giffords years ago…the tide has turned.
Over the past twenty years, many in the media have developed something of a God complex not unlike a similar phenomenon among physicians. The power of a microphone and television camera is intoxicating. People like Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper, Dan Rather, Don Lemon, Joe Scarborough…et cetera ad-nauseum…are not afraid to show their elitist belief they have the moral high ground over mere mortals such as ourselves. They firmly believe that they have the right to determine the outcome of elections. They have the stones to abuse the positions of trust bestowed upon them, to force their political views on the rest of us under the guise of reporting the news. They have a megaphone large enough to stir the mob and have blatantly used it…and now it is biting them on the proverbial behind.
The danger for anyone in that kind of position is believing their own propaganda. The ramifications of what has happened in our news organizations and within our government from those who have cooperated with these folks will be long and far reaching. The echo of fake news Russia stories will continue for a while and then it will quietly go away because its path leads right back to those who were pushing the stories.
In the movie The Hunt for Red October, a Russian submarine captain sent to sink the Red October shoots a torpedo at the defecting submarine…who in turn out maneuvers the torpedo turning it back on those who shot it. As the doomed crew listens to the torpedo they shot take aim at their own submarine, they tell their captain: “You fool. Now you have killed us.”