Thursday, April 25, 2013

A good example of the publishing of a lie

The Tennessean is the major newspaper published in Nashville.  Like many newspapers The Tennessean has its "Letters to the Editor" section, where people from all walks of life can send their opinions in on any given topic.  The Tennessean is rather unique in that it has a banquet at a major hotel every March or April featuring a major guest speaker (like Al Gore), and this banquet has as guests those individuals who sent in a letter which the editor liked so much that it received a "three-star" rating.

Now, imagine if you will the tendency for liberals to: A) lie; B) deceive; C) distort.  For years we have been bombarded with the liberal media's version of what constitutes news, and they have absolutely no problem with lying, deceiving, and distorting the news if it advances their agenda.  To do that, they have to control the news media, and the news media is radio, television, newspapers, and the internet.  The Tennessean is a combination of the last two, and is owned by Gannett, the same group which owns a number of other newspapers, including USA Today.

The Tennessean is under liberal control and ownership, which means that if anything even remotely conservative is published, it's subject to severe criticism, never mind the fact that the conservative side could very-well be right.  Basically, it sides with the liberals every time, and come election time the paper won't hesitate to endorse every single Democrat on the ticket.  It's a paper with an agenda.

The Tennessean used to be a reliable paper; now it's just a liberal rag.  Which means that the editor will pick from the liberal litter first and foremost, and if the content of that letter contains A) lies; B) deceptions; or C) distortions, and the editor knows about it yet publishes it anyway - with a "three-star" rating - then the paper itself is complicit in pushing an agenda rather than publishing the rantings of an idiot.

Which is what they did on Monday, April 22, 2013.

The writer of this letter intended to deflect Americans from what she perceived as the "stereotype" of Muslims being terrorists, in response to the Boston Marathon bombing the week before.  To emphasize her point, she referred to the past - her version of the past - and said this:

"The truth is, Muslims were not behind 9/11..."

What she thinks about what happened in Boston is the subject for another debate, but the readers of The Tennessean - the sane readers at least - would want to know from where she gets her "facts".  If the people who hijacked those four planes in 2001 - and using them to kill nearly three thousand people - were not Muslim, then what sort were they?

Were they Buddhists?  Were they Elvis impersonators?  Disgruntled used car salesmen?  Striking baggage handlers?

And what responsibility does the editor at The Tennessean have for knowingly publishing a lie and giving it the "three-star" treatment?  There was a time when newspapers were the watchdogs of the government; one of them brought down a president; who doesn't remember Watergate?  Now we have the liberal media engaged in stunts like "Rathergate" in an effort to advance a leftist, liberal agenda on the American public; we have networks like CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS pushing such garbage over and over again; all of them fawn over Obama, the Democrats, and anything liberal like they're all the greatest thing since the wheel was invented.  These people lie, deceive, and distort, and news media like The Tennessean think it's so cool.  In short, the news media have become mere lap dogs, licking the grime off of the liberal boot and telling the world it tastes good.

While they are so busy taking in their lies and licking their boots, maybe they should stop and smell just what those boots have stepped in.

I did mention dogs.

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