The Progressive movement pushes the Obama as man/god concept to create a devoted cult like family. There are signs according to the polls that America’s adulation of Obama as some esoteric spiritual savior is over for now. Over at MSNBC, they are ignoring Obama’s troubles and continue to deify him and attack Republicans. Although MSNBC has low ratings, those that watch it tend to be America’s elite opinion makers like the Hipsters. MSNBC is a component of the Progressive propaganda machine, hence what they say needs to be monitored.
by Charles C. W. Cooke
More than any other subject, apolitical sorts will ask me about Fox News. “Is it really crazy?” my British friends inquire, flashing the sort of smile that a botanist might exhibit while examining a newly discovered species of moss. “Is it, like, really right wing?”
The question has always slightly irritated me, showing as it does that the considerable success that the Left has had in demonizing its opposition extends even across the Atlantic. Certainly, both Fox’s commentary and its ostensibly straight reporting are marked by the right-leaning proclivities of its owners. But the notion that the network is unique in exhibiting bias is one of the more egregious planks of Western conventional wisdom — and especially so because it seems patently obvious to me that if one were to single out for palpable eccentricity a cable-news station in the United States, it would not be Fox. It would be MSNBC.
To watch MSNBC for an afternoon is not so much to be given a slanted account of what is happening here in America, but instead to witness a series of discussions about current events in parallel America II — a rather silly place in which the political center of gravity and all things Good are defined by the preferences of the faculty at Berkeley and the comments section of the Daily Kos and in which anyone who dissents from this position is believed to possess two heads, a black heart, and a pocket copy of Mein Kampf.
America II, as anyone who watches the channel will discover rather swiftly, hosts a supermajority of well-meaning multi-culti, progressive types whose foolproof plans for explosive economic growth, uniform social justice, and general human utopia are constantly being undone by a blossoming white-supremacist movement, split apart by neo-secessionists, and existentially threatened by traitors whose defining characteristic is a never-quite-explained hatred for progress. America II features no gray areas whatsoever: All local variation is apartheid, each and every identification requirement is the second coming of Jim Crow, all criticism of the government is sedition. It’s exhausting.
Hour by tedious hour, America II is saved from its own worst instincts. What destroyed Detroit, a city that has been run into the ground by Democrats for half a century? “Republicans” and “capitalism,” naturally. A pressing question? “Are conservatives the new Confederates?” A topic worthy of Chris Matthews’s investigation? Whether Sarah Palin can actually read. It’s like watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 — just less realistic.
Read the rest – MSNBC’s alternative universe
MSNBC is ruthless and will stop at nothing to promote the Progressive worldview. They are committed to victory and will do or say anything to smear their opponents. Do not let their low ratings fool you. MSNBC is serving its purpose for the Progressive cause.
(Hat Tip: Speranza)
Note from Speranza:
Even though MSNBC’s ratings are rather poor (to say the least) that is not a major concern of theirs. Their left-wing philosophy is what gets echoed every day in the universities, movies, and major newspapers in America. Phil Griffin the president of MSNBC, knows his audience.