“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” George Orwell
Recently a Sanders campaign worker created something of an outcry by referring to candidates/politicians who have a history of being in the corporate pocket as being corporate whores – a comment Sanders rebuked and in fact led to a dismissal.
To be fair he didn’t name anyone specifically but the Clinton camp immediately began to howl and rend their garments almost as if they believed the shoe fit and it was a direct reference to their candidate.
Personally I believe any and everyone who accepts corporate money as payment or inducement for influence is a corporate whore regardless of party or gender – a participant in an institutionalized form of prostitution.
Is that “politically incorrect”? I could care less whether it is or not as the peddling of influence amounts to prostitution and far from being a “victimless” crime.
When it comes to prostituting themselves you’ll be hard pressed to deny that it’s a media standard for more than one outlet whether liberal or conservative, so by the same standard, politically correct or not, media outlets who engage in such behavior also qualify as corporate whores.
Case in point the below linked article and the current delegate count – seems as though there’s been some procuring going on in the media as well.
That Clinton doesn’t have the delegate lead they claim and the race is tightening up.
The idea is to portray a vote cast for Sanders as vote for a loser knowing full well a number among the electorate will be influenced by that.
That it isn’t about conscience but believing they are a “winner”.
I’m not in the least bit surprised by this as it’s been standard operating procedure for some time and in more than one election.
Campaign reform, think about that for a moment. Think about the potential impact it could have on revenue generated for the media related to airtime and related advertising.
Now I wouldn’t go so far as to suggest that’s the primary reason the media violates the public trust they go on about but I have little doubt it’s a consideration – and the only candidate whose made reform a vocal part of their campaign is Bernie Sanders.
Mostly what it’s about I believe is that the media are corporate conglomerates whose focus is to advance the political ideology and allegiance of ownership.
The high profile “reporters”, anchors, and “journalist” are making big bucks and aren’t interested in jeapordizing that by reporting the unbiased truth.
They’re celebrities in their own right, the “studio” has an investment in creating and promoting them, and like the studios of old in Hollywood few of the “stars” are willing to buck the system – so they put on a happy face, hit their mark, and read from the script they’ve been given.
Hillary Clinton was anointed as the next in line following her loss to Obama and the liberal media has been preparing for eight years to insure that she is.
Fair? Not by a long shot, but the public seems to have a selective definition of what is fair and what isn’t, based in large part on media propaganda and manipulation.
The first link tells the delegate count tale in a succinct and forthright manner:
The second link though not directly related to the issue of delegate counts is for those who set their alarm to and govern their lives by the bilge emanating from Fox News, the epicenter of yellow journalism and hucksterism – you know, the audience that goes on about Muslims, Mexicans, patriotism, walls, and making America great: