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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Beware The Media's Parsed Words - Oklahoman Story Gets It Wrong

We all remember the famous line from The Dead Poets Society, "No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."  And yes, it is true and the mainstream media knows this and is using it to continue to make sure that you remain bamboozled.

Liberalism is now to be "progressive."
Global warming is now "climate change."
Despising Obama's policies is "racist."

Now, the Oklahoman believes Constitutional issues to be "conservative social legislation." 

In a very revealing article in the Oklahoman, written by Michael McNutt, they use the term "conservative social" to degrade and dismiss Constitutional issues.  The article is very much an overview of the rift that has taken place between Oklahoma conservative House members and the Speaker-elect Kris Steele and it is clear who the mainstream media is siding with.

The Oklahoman has been an opponent of illegal immigration reform on numerous occasions and it isn't surprising just why that is - money.  They cannot risk offending those business entities who outwardly oppose securing our borders and dealing with illegal immigration (though the Constitution makes it very clear that it is the role of government to do exactly that).  Were the Oklahoman editorial board and publishers to actually read the Constitution, it would mean that they would be forced into a position where their advertisers would take their money to other, more effective advertising venues - like radio and television.

By the way, it's not an accident that the Oklahoman is so aggressively pursuing their "web TV" coverage and trying to be relevant with alternative media.  Fewer and fewer are buying their propaganda piece posing as a newspaper.

The other issue the Oklahoman will always fall on the left of center will be that of 2nd Amendment rights.  Though the largest advertising agency in the region has as a client the National Rifle Association (Ackerman McQueen), key clients of Ackerman apparently oppose issues such as the right to keep and bear arms on college campuses.  And the Oklahoma Republican leadership is silent on the issue and has hedged its support to see "gun ownership rights in Oklahoma expanded," therefore, the Oklahoman has decided to fall in lock-step behind this new, enterprising and word-parsing leadership.

Today, my friends, words are being parsed, the discussion changed.  That which is truly Constitutional is being dismissed by the mainstream media as well as Republican leadership as "conservative SOCIAL agendas."   Words and ideas can, and will change the world.  We simply have to keep the discussion honest and on topic, and when the mainstream media starts changing definitions, we nail them and their counterparts for it.