America Still Conservative v.1.1.
Is America now more liberal than conservative? That is the question. Recently Gallup provided the answer in its annual poll showing more Americans (still) self-identify conservative (38 percent) than liberal (24 percent). But, judging by recent elections and TV punditry one gets the impression that liberals are dominant in the U.S. Could it be that whoever controls the message also shapes public opinion?
An overwhelming majority of journalists self-identify as liberal, only 7 percent self-identify as conservative. Liberal bias in the media has been called out by a handful of journalists recently such as Sharyl Attkisson (formerly CBS), Mark Halperin and Joe Scarborough (MSNBC), and Bernard Goldberg in his book, “A Slobbering Love Affair.” Why is it that liberal politicians are seldom held to account, but conservative politicians are subjected to a virtual inquisition? Candidate Obama was not scrutinized until conservatives like Dinesh D’Souza (immigrant from India) researched his background and published his findings in his book titled The Roots Of Obama’s Rage. What was Dinesh’s reception in America? The IRS investigated his contributions to conservative candidates (and was found guilty of exceeding the legal limits of personal donations). What do we know about Obama’s college career? Did any main stream journalist investigate the friends and family of Obama in the US and Kenya? By contrast, what do we know about Sarah Palin? About John McCain? About Mitt Romney? More than necessary; some truths hidden in a heap of lies and distortions. Does Harry Reid suffer any consequences for lying on the Senate floor about a presidential candidate not paying his taxes? No, but Harry delights in pointing out that his tactic worked since “Romney did not win”. Then, the mainstream media, as well as President Obama, accuse Fox News of not being a “real news organization.” Frankly, without Fox there is only one viewpoint, a liberal viewpoint. The party that champions “diversity” only allows one candidate for president. Republicans, being more diverse and democratic, allow as many as want to exercise their rights. Furthermore, did not Obama “target” Fox, accusing them of “lies,” and wanted to deny them White House access? This lie about lies is often enough repeated and therefore “must be true.” Of course this is the same president who admonishes only his opposition about being “civil,” as if liberals were not guilty of constant incivility. Yet, only conservatives are rudely and often violently interrupted in their speeches and lectures. They are denied commencement addresses, if found to be “too conservative”. Have you ever seen conservatives interrupting liberals in their lecturing? The president is quick to lecture conservatives about not “jumping to conclusions” when a rare exposition of a liberal mistake is broadcast, but jumps to such conclusions himself quite freely: remember the Harvard incident, and the more recent police shootings of Black Americans? How many people remember stories ridiculing conservatives and Republicans vs. liberals? Could it be because of the frequent replay of one but not the other? You will understand if you study the left’s favorite “instructor” Saul Alinsky. In his book, “Rules for Radicals,” he points out that “ridicule is man’s most potent weapon” (Rule No. 5).
Published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) Saturday May 23, 2015