MSM: Controlled and Dumbed Down

Frankfurt - Media

The Selma Anniversary Spin: Republicans aren’t going to Selma cuz they are RAAAACISTS!

2015_03 08 NYT spinning the approved Leftist lie

It’s no good claiming the photo was cropped that way because of space limitations; the NYT on-line version used the same cropping.

2015_03 08 NYT spinning - Sunday above fold

1965_03 07 Bloody Sunday - Dem gov

2015_03 06 MSNBC Goldwater

1964 Civil Rights Vote totals



Filed under Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Democrats, George W. Bush, Media Bias, Race Relations, Republicans

12 responses to “MSM: Controlled and Dumbed Down

  1. This is off this topic, but I am too lazy to go look up the Leatherneck article and comment there. I mentioned that the graphic was over at Liberal Logic 101? Well, a commenter lashed out that there’s no evidence that it had any such beheady-blocking purposes. Someone replied, helpfully, chill out. Just thought I’d bring your attention to the ongoing “debate.”


    • chrissythehyphenated

      Yeah, I saw that when I was researching that blog and decided to ignore it, because it made no sense.

      Allegedly, the rationale for the wide leather neck band was to make Marines hold their heads up. Baloney.

      My brother and my kids are Marines. They don’t wear that thing and they hold their heads up just fine.

      A leather neckband that has no purpose beyond ceremonial posture makes even less sense from a cost and health point of view … two things that really matter to people fielding military assets. Leather is expensive; you can make a stiff collar much more cheaply with fabric. And strapping leather snugly on to necks that will sweat would invite numerous skin problems. Soldiers are lost to service because of these problems happening to their feet. No military planner would ever deliberately put a “boot” on to their necks as well.

      That neck band was body armor. Plain and simple.


  2. chrissythehyphenated

    He’s always been a liar and a narcissist. In 2007, Obama credited the Selma march of 1965 with inspiring his birth. He was born in 1961.

    “There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born.”


  3. freedom1781

    I’m disgusted but not surprised that they cropped out the Bushes. It’s really sad how low the media will go.


  4. freedom1781

    Chrissy, thank you for talking about The Frankfurt School. So many people I talk to in regards to the school think I’m cuckoo.

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    • However, BFH at I Own the World Report things NY Times passing the blame to “that’s what the photog sent us” is the stuff of the barn floor.


      • chrissythehyphenated

        “Any time a photographer can get a picture of two living presidents at the same event they will work to get that shot. This is Selma, the narrative writes itself – black and white presidents march together for equality.

        “No, sadly, the NY Times does not want healing. They want division. This was purposeful.”



    • chrissythehyphenated

      Hmmmm … really. The New York Times had one ONE photo to choose from? ::snork:: Lemme think what would’ve happened if the paper’s policy was to promote the alleged BIPARTISAN nature of the event, which they claimed in the lede? That photo could have been just as “compositionally strong” with Obama on the left and Bush on the right. Instead, it’s centered on Obama and includes his children, who we’re always being told aren’t supposed to be “political.”