Saturday, January 20, 2018


We’re way beyond media bias. They are all-in. The media is the Hillary Clinton campaign staff. There’s not even a pretense of objectivity. It’s so bad, the New York Times had to write a front-page story last weekend talking about how painful it is for real journalists for the first time in their careers out of a sense of duty to adopt an oppositional stance to a candidate. They’ve never done that before, and since they’ve had to do it with Trump, it also looks like they’re pro-Hillary, and they’re so uncomfortable with this! 
(Rush Limbaugh 8/1/2016)

Remember WHEN

In 1956 when nuclear war between US and USSR was a constant concern, Americans didn’t see it as funny.

Been thinking about this for a while.  Khrushchev's threat was pretty much treated like comic opera.  However, we school kids were undergoing "duck and cover" drills, and were not so sure. 

But, what if we knew that Khrushchev's CPUSA had infiltrated Hollywood, labor unions (especially West coast longshoreman,) and had heavily infiltrated Roosevelt's government, in no small degree, and dominated  State Department's
upper echelon?  And, along with Hollywood, the  CPUSA was heavily represented in the New York Times, and thus American literary culture. 

What if we had known then that Richard Nixon was marked as  the left's public enemy number one after defeating communist Rep. Jerry Voohis in 1946? Well, to a high degree we did, or should have known.  

Fellow Representative John F. Kennedy quietly donated money to Nixon's campaign against Gahagan Douglas, the two sharing similar views on the threat of communism.
Sen Joe McCarthy, for instance, was spot-on when he revealed (and even then) severely underestimated  communist party influence in  our state department.  And then Nixon defeated Red Helen  Gahagan Douglas for the United States Senate ... and then, OMG, there was Alger Hiss.

I've long suspected, but can't prove, that Edward R Murrow was the catalyst behind  making CBS News a highly efficient leftist agitprop machine that attacked and ridiculed the likes of Joe McCarthy. His recruits;  Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, et al; still take a lead in producing a false narrative against any who posed a threat to the "Progressive" agenda.

What if we knew all that then? Hell, do we even know it now?


SoylentGreen said...

Yellow Journalism - Hell, the first occurrences were probably written on papyrus. The Hearst Empire did battle with the Pulitzers for newspaper circulation in New York by trumping up the drama and caused the Spanish American War in 1898. Do you think the American audiences gave one thin damn whether they were getting the "truth" or not?

Skoonj said...

I grew up in NYC, and went to PS 61. I don't recall hearing the term Duck and Cover. They did run drills with us getting beneath our desks, and later getting into the hallway. But I don't recall that term. At least not till years later, when people on TV were making fun of it.

Eskyman said...

We had those drills in Calif back then, complete with sirens & tests of the Conelrad Warning System on TV & radio, though I can't recall whether they were called "duck and cover."

I do recall hearing at school some "adult" jokes for the first time, involving "kissing your ass goodbye," which made me feel all grown-up. It got me in trouble when a particular young lady, that I had a huge crush on, wanted to know what us guys were laughing about. With my whole face flaming like a dying sun in my embarrassment, I had to plead ignorance: how could I say "ass" to this delicate, innocent girl?

Yeah, those were different times. I'd like them back!

Linda Fox said...

Read Red Star Over Hollywood for the story about that.

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