“Combat Journalism” Taking The Fight To The Left

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No one, not one single person with any shred of intelligence will be able to look you in the eye and say the media is not owned, lock, stock and barrel by the Democrats. It has been the most eye-opening of experiences in my lifetime. I am heading into 50, and 10 years ago when I awoke from the lying media slumber that I was in, it was mind blowing. You see, once you get that they are an organ of the Democrat Party, there is nothing they say that you do not see as being against conservatives and for Democrats. They have their little meetings about what to cover and what not to cover, and their power to ignore is the one power that hurts this great country. What is one to do? We all have our blogs, and there are of course “some” outlets for what is a center right country to get the truth, but they are so few and far between.  The recent Planned Parenthood attack on Susan G Komen showed us that immense power the media wing of the Democrat Party still wields. I want everyone to be clear what we are fighting here, we have seen it in the past, and past is prologue, Nazi Party “Family Values”. It is the so called “elite” in our society and past societies who always seem to think they know better about how we need to live that has brought America to her knees. It is up to We The People and the outlets who tell the truth about our nation to bring her back to her feet, Never Be Sucked Into A Lie From The Media.

By the time of the 2008 election, the media no longer made any pretense that they were unaffiliated with or unsympathetic to Barack Obama’s presidential ambitions. As one wag put it, they were so in the tank they needed scuba gear. Obama’s life and record were treated with nothing that approached the scrutiny accorded to John McCain’s friendship with lobbyists and to Sarah Palin’s life story. There was hardly any change once Obama was situated in the Oval Office. The press was far more interested in the supposedly depraved origins of the Tea Party and the endless and insanely boring GOP presidential sweepstakes than in examining the record, policies, and personnel of the Obama administration.

The desolate playing field was littered with the political detritus of conservatives and Republicans who had been unprepared for the blitz. Yet a few on the right looked around at the carnage, scratched their heads, and wondered: What if we returned fire?

New media led the conservative counterattack. Exposing the CBS forgeries provided a model: Scrutinize the left’s claims with the same adversarial techniques that the left uses to cover the right. Don’t back down from confrontation. Stick to the facts and avoid the cul-de-sac of conspiracy theory.

Andrew Breitbart pioneered the new approach. His websites were dedicated, impassioned, and broke news. Glenn Beck exposed White House czar Van Jones’s radical, 9/11-Truth past. Guerilla journalist James O’Keefe performed sting operations that led to ACORN, Planned Parenthood, and NPR having very bad days. Tucker Carlson’s website, The Daily Caller, published excerpts from the Journolist, which showed liberal writers coordinating their party line. Peter Schweizer’s blogs and book, Throw Them All Out, exposed rampant insider trading in the halls of Congress and cronyism in the Obama administration.

There was a time when media were so concentrated and opinion so monolithic that the morning news gave only conservatives and Republicans headaches. But that has been changing, rapidly, and today we face a new reality: As the mainstream press has become unabashed in its partisanship and knee-jerk in its liberalism, to the point where the distinctions between “news,” “analysis,” and “opinion” have all but disappeared, conservatives have more outlets and opportunities to perform fact checks and to speak their mind and to report.

Much more remains to be done, however. The last three years have given us a government that funnels money and special favors to its client groups under the guise of “stimulus,” “green jobs,” and health and banking “reform,” while forever seeking additional industries and constituents to co-opt and politicize. An overwhelming number of Americans still get their news from a mainstream media that spends practically all of its time portraying the right as a collection of corrupt and hypocritical lunatics. The ideological, partisan, and cultural biases of most journalists prevent them from seeing the executive office of the president, the House and Senate Democratic caucuses, and the professional left through exactly the same lens.

After hours listening to the drone of Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, or Scott Pelley, one might conclude that America is a one-party state ruled by the GOP. But in fact the Republicans have controlled just one chamber of Congress for just one year, have been outspent by Democrats in the two most recent election cycles and are likely to be outspent in the current cycle, have drawn the ire and opposition of the 10 richest zip codes in the country, and have been so inept at shaping public opinion that one of America’s premier anti-cancer organizations had to backtrack when it decided to part ways with the country’s largest abortion provider.

Meanwhile, rather than tease out the connections between the big banks, unions, alternative energy companies, entrenched market incumbents, institutions such as the Center for American Progress and its Action Fund, and the policy apparatus of the Democratic Party, the press is far happier to mock Republicans as rubes and incompetents and to cover with relish Mitt Romney’s latest gaffe.

What would happen, though, if a website covered the left in the same way that the left covers the right? What picture of the world would one have in mind if the morning paper read like the New York Times—but with the subjects of the stories and the assumptions built into the text changed to reflect a conservative, not liberal, worldview? What would happen if the media wolf pack suddenly had to worry about an aerial hunting operation?

You are about to find out. The Washington Free Beacon is here to enter the arena of combat journalism. Our talented staff will add to the chorus of enterprising conservative reporters, publishing original stories, seeking out scoops, and focusing on the myriad connections between money and power in the progressive movement and Obama’s Washington. Our research and war room divisions will supplement that reporting with context, additional materials, and breaking video. At the Beacon, you will find the other half of the story, the half that the elite media have taken such pains to ignore: the inside deals, cronyism cloaked in the public interest, and far-out nostrums of contemporary progressivism and the Democratic Party. At the Beacon, all friends of freedom will find an alternative to the hackneyed spin, routine misstatements, paranoid hyperbole, and insipid folderol of Democratic officials and the liberal gasbags on MSNBC and talk radio. At the Beacon, we follow only one commandment: Do unto them.

I intend to live my life by the Beacon’s creed which is quite simply “Do unto them.” The war has begun, we are in the trenches and time is running out to save this great country, lets make sure the left doesn’t win.

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February 8, 2012 12:43 pm

I’d like to add that anyone who doesn’t read the FREE BACON (misspelling intentional), is not only misinformed but also anti-American. 🙂