Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cutting and Editing to Twist and Turn

I was over perusing the videos at and came across the one below. Jon Stewart takes a bit by one of the Fox News reporters, clips off the beginning and turns what the reporter said into something totally different. In fact, completely opposite.

Stewart can technically get away with it because he purports his program to be comedy. However, unfortunate as it may be, many of those viewing his program think it's real news with a humorous twist. They believe him. That's the only form of news they see or hear.

Another unfortunate fact is that more people are going to see, and believe, Jon Stewart's snippet than will ever see, or believe, what really occurred.

We're getting it from every direction aren't we? The only way we're going to have an effect on mainstream media is if we band together and stop watching it. Turn off the television. At a minimum boycott MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CNN and their ilk. We can force them to pay attention if we hit them where it hurts, in the pocketbook. If we can decrease their ratings, we can force them to hire more objective reporters.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, liberal through and through, just let the most liberal writer go. Why? They're down sizing, but Cynthia Tucker has been a mainstay. I firmly believe it's because they're realizing that the readership in Georgia is more conservative. They can't sell papers. They're hurting bad. To boost readership they will have to move more to the middle, hence the firing of Tucker. If they keep going, I may actually buy a copy. If they go far enough, I might subscribe. They have a long way to go, but it's a first step.

I invite you to join me in boycotting the liberal media. It's not that hard to wean yourself from the programming offered on those stations! (if the video doesn't work for some reason)