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The Undeniable Truth About Media Creationism

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There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to ... exactly where we are today...

As we watch the news covering a story, what we are actually watching is the media making up a story and then telling that story incessantly and embedding it in every nook and cranny of their coverage. This blurring of the lines between the real and the fake is not happening thanks to the magic of technology, but the prosaic methods of complete insincerity.

The fake is being overlaid on the real, like men fighting on top of a board with a movie of a train passing by in the background to give the impression that they are fighting on top of it. Such cheap trickery defines our media environment where reporters barge into events and badger the participants into playing along with their movie. Or they just play the clip of actual events and frame them so that everyone hears their version of what is going on.

There's Godzilla and we know he's real because we can see Tokyo in the background. There's the latest media narrative and we know it's real, because we can see Tampa in the background as some blow-dried buffoon does breathing exercises before commencing to tell us that the Republican Party, which supports things that would have made Ike and Ron have coronaries, has gone so far to the right that it might as well be a Godzilla of reactionary running dog capitalism.

This is our shoddy virtual reality with a CNN or MSNBC logo planted on top. There is you still sitting on your same old couch, watching Chris Matthews yelling himself hoarse about racism, because racism is our virtual reality. It is the world that we are supposed to live in and Chris' job, for which he receives some 5 million a year, is to convince us that we are living in it.

"Racism," Chris yells at the screen, like the idiot shaman of some stone age tribe, and those dull-witted enough to believe him nod knowingly, because it makes them feel as if they know something. And in a world where nothing is real, knowing something makes them feel a little less confused. They don't understand why the prices are suddenly so high and the bank won't give them a loan-- but they can understand that Republicans are bad people and somehow responsible for it.

Some 70 percent of Barack Obama's Twitter followers may be fake, but why quibble at such numbers. The people who decided to make Obama popular did so through constant repetition that translated into the peer pressure of the trend. Obama became a trending topic and everyone followed along because in an unreal world, you follow the unreal leader.

Obama is fake, his popularity is fake, but it's also real, because fake is now the ultimate reality. The purveyors of fakeness have demonstrated their ability to transform the unreal into the real through manufactured consensus. By insisting that something unpopular was popular often enough, they made it popular. And by insisting that something popular is really unpopular, they did the opposite.

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And this is the god the media has created. To speak against him and his policies and agenda is to be guilty of racist blasphemy. To not vote for him is a shame upon your bigoted soul...

Falsani: Do you believe in sin?

Obama: Yes.

Falsani: What is sin?

Obama: Being out of alignment with my values.

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If you want somebody to listen and pay attention don't yell ... whisper.

Clint Eastwood's on stage improv speech the other night at the RNC Convention has grown into a stark narrative on the Obama the MSM created over four years ago out of thin air, and continues to prop up at our expense. The more we chew on the Eastwood mad ad lib, the more we find ourselves digging to the heart of it and coming away with. Within the depths of the much accomplished elderly gentleman's mumbling and rambling the undeniable truth of media creationism was laid bare in an empty chair.

7 comments to The Undeniable Truth About Media Creationism

  • Honey

    This has sure topped my roving report on MSNBC's convention coverage.
    I just love the way the narrative of Eastwood's doddering performance has become the new reality. This is of course helped by those on our side, like Newt, who are quoted as saying he didn't help matters.
    Jon Stewart has a ten minute video of Eastwood which is hilarious in the way it skewers his contribution to the convention. There's only one thing wrong with it. There isn't one thing in it that is true. When I tell my gloating liberal friends who are enjoying that Eastwood's appearance was a joke and backfired on Romney that they have it all wrong, they are so surprised to hear it. They get their news from the distorters. They didn't see him live; they see those tell them what to know.
    So Sarah Palin can see Russia from her window and the Tea Party is racists and bigots and Eastwood is losing it. New orthodoxy. But Eastwood was great and those who saw him know it. And youtube and babalublog have the videos to prove it.

    I am not watching Fox News anymore. Sunday morning's show was a disgrace. Wallace missed so many opportunities to expose the frauds of the dems. He asked a couple of good questions but could have done so much better. As long as Fox allows the dems to continue their false narratives of "if you lower taxes, how will you pay for that?" or "we must not go back to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place", Fox is part of the problem. And the panel was disgusting. "Romney does not give us enough specifics and until he does, he will lose they told us." Romney gave tons of specifics and I liked them a lot. Has Soros bought out Fox News?
    So we have MSNBC, etc. creating false narratives and Fox missing the boat.
    But we have Rush! He makes up for all of it.

    There is something very strange going on at Yahoo despite all of this lousy coverage. Yahoo is usually all Obama all the time. The ads and Yahoo "news", it's all left wing. The comments up until recently were all either stupid or ad hominem to anyone who spoke against the orthodoxy of Obamalove and the votes up or down consistent with those sentiments.
    But suddenly intelligent people are commenting. What is this? And suddenly votes up and down are in great percentages being voted for our side. What is happening here? Are conservatives coming out of the woodwork? And Obama ads are fewer now on Yahoo. Are they running out of money in Obamaville?

  • drillanwr

    Honey -

    Noticing the same regarding comments on typically liberal-slanted sites like WaPo,HuffPo and Mediaite, and even the alphabet network sites.

    Not believing the 'closeness' in the polls.

  • Honey

    What I think may be happening is that the Obama slush funds are drying up and they are not able to pay their armies anymore to vote and write comments to prop up the idea that Obama rules.

    Or do I dream?

  • asombra

    Falsani: What is sin?

    Obama: Being out of alignment with my values.

    Me: YOUR values. And where did you get them? And what if your values are wrong?

  • asombra

    Jon Stewart mocking Clint Eastwood. No comment is really needed, since the outrageous absurdity of such delusional insolence is self-evident. And that’s not the worst of it—what’s really bad is that there are people who can’t or won’t see what is blatantly wrong with such a picture. Degeneracy indeed.

  • asombra

    Next up: Nancy Pelosi mocking Margaret Thatcher. Wait for it.

  • FreedomForCuba

    asombra,

    The only ones that find the likes of John Steward and company funny are the generation we have today brainwashed by the left.