1. Some Background
Let me make this clear. I'm not a big fan of Bob Dole. Rumors of Liddy's handling of Red Cross matters makes me wonder if she's a blood relative to Hillary, and Dole's acceptance of money from Clinton's former backer Jackson Stephens shows questionable campaign judgement.
Once again, the voters are being asked to choose between the lesser of two evils, which is a damned stupid way to run a country. If God wanted us to vote, he'd give us good candidates. As it is, I'm reluctant to vote, it only seems to encourage the ones we are stuck with.
The problem is that we live in a society dominated by media and advertising. Over the last several decades, we have evolved a culture that judges by appearances only. Having the "look". Being fashionable. Wearable esteem. Bottled virtues.
As a nation, we spend more on lipsticks and hair color than we do on AIDS research. Our finest restaurants will admit drug lords, mafia killers, and Washington lawyers in their Armani suits but would balk at Mother Theresa or Mahatma Ghandi's failures to meet the dress code.
That the humble garb encloses fine souls is irrelevant. Fine souls, love, intellect, or honor cannot be bottled and sold over the counter. Hence, they are not profit centers and are therefore unimportant. More to the point, they cannot BE important to the customers. Industry survives on people with value systems rooted totally in purchasable virtues. Inherent virtue, as a threat to profitability, is subtly denigrated. This has led to a society of people who feel that nail polish improves them as human beings or that hair transplants actually reverse the biochemical aging process. People who are happy with themselves don't spend as much. More money can be extracted from insecure people struggling with unreasonable self-expectations.
It no longer matters HOW one comes by "the look. "The look" has become the end all and be-all. Form does not lead function, form has become the function. Image is everything. In our schools, it has become common for students to steal, not other student's money, but their designer label clothing!
The media, having prospered by this total devotion to image and avoidance of substance, is understandably self blinded. To them, the candidate that looks good, and sounds good, IS good. If the product doesn't really live up to the advertising, that's someone else's problem. That's what warranties are for.
Clinton validates the media's self-image. That's one reason the media loves him so much. He is their spiritual twin, all hype, marketing, and spin. He looks good, ergo he IS good. If it were ever otherwise, the whole philosophical foundations of media manipulation stand threatened. Media isn't supposed to show the bad side of any product; that's what editing rooms are for.
You see, TV is the biggest lie of our time. It makes the viewer believe they are educated without educating them. It makes the viewer believe they are informed but without really informing them. During it's history, TV has tried to convince you that weekends were made for Micholobe, that you were in good hands with Allstate, that cigarettes were good for you, that we could win the war in Viet-nam, that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, and that GM Trucks explode on impact.
So why, when it comes to the Presidential elections, when so much more rides on the outcome than next year's domestic auto sales, do people suddenly expect that TV has developed a soul and honesty?
The sheer scale of the swings in the polls, which profess an accuracy rating of +- 3%, yet differ by double digit gaps, betrays that the polling methods used by the media bias the results. Were that not so, the candidates would not require their own internal polling systems. The candidates don't trust the media polls, why should you?
2. What is the function and purpose of media?
Ever stop to think what it is that TV sells? TV sells YOU, the viewer. TV offers to serve up your mind, in the most receptive state possible for that 30 seconds when the person buying your mind plants his message home. The average 30 second TV commercial costs more to produce than the 30 minute TV show surrounding it. This is why commercials were the first productions to use computer graphics. Nobody else could afford the dollar-per-second costs.
That cost difference is the first clue to TV's real priorities.
The first Star Trek TV show was canceled, not because nobody was watching, but because studies of the audience showed that they were discussing the issues raised by the stories right through the commercials. That's why NBC set out to bury the program and why the present derivative programs, eager to cash in on the name and "look" of Star Trek, are such lukewarm, politically correct, and unchallenging "space operas". So that you'll have less "intellectual burden" during the advertisements.
TV makes all of it's money from people who want to sell you something, whether it's cars, clothes, or candidates. Even the "presstitutes" in newspapers and magazines have to live with the reality that it's the advertising revenues that make up the majority of the budget, not the newsstand or subscription rates. Any news story that offends that car manufacturer, clothing designer, or candidate, will result in serious losses, and most newspapers and magazines exist to make money first, and inform people second.
3. Why is the media so committed to Clinton?
Outside of the MOCKINGBIRD assets and Clinton friends such as Streisand and the Thomasons, most of the media aren't as concerned with Clinton as with themselves.
In an industry where image is all, the image of the media itself is their most valued asset. They cannot be seen to be wrong; it affects the advertising rates.
NBC's revenues took a slide after the GM Truck bombing story broke, and the Chicago Sun Times took years to recover from the embarrassment of their banner headline proclaiming Dewey's victory over Truman, coupled as it was with their masthead declaring themselves to be the "World's Greatest Newspaper".
The media, having invested so much of it's own reputation on selling the product of Bill Clinton, now finds itself in danger of having it's own reputation tarnished by the highly defective nature of that product, is pulling out all the stops to promote Clinton, to keep it's own image intact.
4. What is the media doing that is suspect?
The practice of exit polling and announcing the result prior to the polls closing was proven to have a serious impact on the results of elections. The first few voters to hit the polls swayed the entire election. Voters for BOTH candidates, convinced that the election was already decided, stayed home, affecting the local and state contests.
History has shown that the early votes always tend towards liberals on some form of public assistance, who are free to vote in the morning and miss the crowds. These will also be the people predominantly seen by the early exit polls.
Bear in mind that these exit poll results are being reported by the same network that rigged a car to explode for it's news, and by another network whose anchor lied to the people about which way JFKs head moved in the Zapruder film. In 1992, 60 minutes deliberately biased it's coverage of the Gennifer Flowers affair to assist Bill Clinton, according to the admission, on tape, of the show's executive producer.
So, there is clearly no way of guaranteeing that the exit polls will be reported fairly. Based on the evidence from 1992, quite the opposite should be expected.
In this case, the purpose of the exit polls is not as much to throw the election to Clinton as to throw the House and Senate back to the Democrats, by discouraging GOP voters from going to the polls at all.
5. What is the media NOT reporting?
Like the defects to any product being advertised for a fee, the less positive side of Bill Clinton is being hidden by careful editing.
During the 1992 campaign, stories of Bill Clinton's infidelity with Gennifer Flowers began to surface, threatening the candidate.
The following is a direct quote from a videotaped interview with Don Hewitt, Executive Producer of CB '60 Minutes'.
"And they came to us because they were in big trouble in New Hampshire. They were about to lose right there and they needed some first aid. They needed some bandaging. What they needed was a paramedic. So they came to us and we did it and that's what they wanted to do. When I told Tim Russer that I was persona-non-grata at the White House, he said, "Why?" I said, "The Gennifer Flowers interview." He said, "You got him the nomination." I said, "I know that." As far as I know from the conversations I've had, Bernie Nussbaum knew that, Gergen knows that, Lloyd Cutler certainly knows it 'cause Lloyd had a hand in his coming on that night.
You know it was strong medicine the way I edited it but he was a very sick candidate. He needed very strong medicine, and I'm not in the business of doctoring candidates but he got up out of a sick bed that night and walked to the nomination and as I said to Mandy, "You know if I'd edited it your way, you know where you'd be today? You'd still be up in New Hampshire looking for the nomination." He became the candidate that night."
There you have it, from the horse's (ass's) mouth.
During the 1992 Clinton Campaign, allegations of campaign finance "irregularities" surfaced involving cash flow from foreign sources (a violation of campaign law) as well as the CIA's guns and drugs operation at Mena Airport, which supported the Contra's war in Nicaragua.
What the media has neglected to report THIS campaign season is that four individuals connected to the financing of that 1992 campaign died under mysterious circumstances, including DNC fund raiser Ron Brown, who died one day before being indicted. Brown's assistant at the department of commerce, John Huang, has not been seen since he was removed from his position as a DNC fund raiser and is now a fugitive from justice.
Remember the way Bill Clinton sailed our young people into harms way when China and Taiwan were glaring at each other? Now Taiwanese officials are reporting being solicited for donations to Clinton's campaign. Aside from being illegal, it means that Clinton's campaign is profiting from the use of taxpayer owned military assets, and the risk to our sons and daughters in uniform.
The media has turned a mostly blind eye to the fact that Clinton's campaign has been caught laundering cash contributions through a California religious institution.
The media has turned a mostly blind eye to the fact that Clinton's campaign has accepted money from a known cocaine smuggler who was then invited to the White House for a photo with Hillary in front of the White House Christmas Tree. Can you imagine what would happen if a photo of Liddy Dole and a cocaine smuggler existed?
The media has turned a mostly blind eye to the murder of Vincent Foster, insisting that Foster inserted a .38 revolver into his mouth and pulled the trigger, without getting any of his fingerprints or his blood on the gun, or bullet fragments or powder from that gun in his wounds. Not since the "Magic Bullet" has the media foisted such a pathetic lie onto the American People.
The media has turned a mostly blind eye to the fact that the mandatory Presidential blind trust was, in Clinton's case, 6 months late when it was finally completed three days after the death of the preparer, Vincent Foster.
The media has turned a mostly blind eye to the fact that Clinton's campaign has accepted money from a foreign group called Lippo, with known ties to gun and drug running.
The media has turned a mostly blind eye to the fact that the much ballyhooed prosperity that came to Arkansas during the Clinton years was confined to that small group of businesses clustered around the flow of cash between Mena, Arkansas and the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.
And the media has turned a hostile eye towards suggestions that cash from the CIA's drug running operation at Mena, laundered through various banks and religious institutions, may have been the deciding factor in Clinton's 1992 victory.
Just as the media turned a hostile eye towards those who exposed the rigging of the GM Truck Samurai, the media turns a hostile eye towards those who expose the rigging of the 1992 and 1996 elections, of which the media is inescapably an integral part.
The media cannot report honestly on the crimes of the Clintons without having to expose it's own crimes and complicities.
And that is why the media, in this final week, will do everything they can to convince the GOP voters that theirs is a hopeless situation, that Clinton and the Democrat's victories are all studies in foregone conclusions.
6. What do we do?
You do what every citizen should do. Research, then decide, then vote. Start out by understanding and accepting that TV is not in the business of providing you with accurate information. TV is in the business of giving you what someone has paid it to give you, and that function is protected by the First Amendment.
With millions of dollars in laundered drug money to purchase TV time, and with laundered cash and more drugs with which to "persuade" journalists, the mechanism by which a drug connected politician can buy the White House is very real.
What the media is trying to convince the voters to do is to extend his lease.
DON'T LET THE MEDIA DECIDE WHO WILL RULE THIS NATION. THE EXIT POLLS ARE A BLATENT LIE TO SWAY THE VOTERS.
Vote your conscience, not the fashion statement.
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