Liberal media narrative pushing alternate reality on western society

An example of a conservative commentator trashed by the liberal media.

Like a lot of people who like to think for themselves, I am sick and tired of the 24/7 narrative coming from the liberal mainstream media and like-minded politicians that anyone who holds traditional conservative views is hateful in every respect, or in the case of Sean Hannity above, bad for America.

Yes, that is biased and narrow-minded thinking but what is especially problematic about it is that it is pushing an alternate reality onto Western society. I mean, when I turn on the CBC (which isn’t often) it is like the journalists and commentators are living in a different country than I am. Which is probably why I watch a lot of Fox News these days. At least there, for the most part, you get a balanced presentation. I mean, they always have both Republican and Democratic pundits on to debate the issues.

Anyway, this week the American media published an old quote from U.S. Vice- President Mike Pence — that he didn’t have lunch with women other than his wife . You would have thought he was some kind of monster given the hysterical response. The assumption was that he had to be anti-woman. Nonsense. All of it. From what I have read, Pence is surrounded by competent women.

Then, there is Brexit across the pond. In the UK, the “leavers” are called every negative name that can be said publicly on the BBC. It is as though the 52% who voted for Brexit are from another planet. Never mind that those 52% were simply tired of having no borders or their laws overridden by Brussels.

Similarly in the US, nearly half the country voted for Donald Trump and yet, those pockets of Democratic blue feel because they represented the popular vote, they should run the country regardless of Electoral College rules and the U.S.Constitution. In fact, Democratic outrage is off the charts. Yet, just imagine if the vote had been the reverse and Hillary Clinton had won the College vote and Trump the popular vote. Who do you think would be president right now? Right. Clinton.

Years ago, I experienced this kind of social and media bias first hand. I had helped an Ontario PC (Progressive Conservative) candidate win the 1995 provincial election. He was a member of the Mike Harris Conservative caucus. I accompanied him, his wife and their family to the swearing-in ceremony two weeks after the vote. What greeted us were thousands of protesters and a bomb scare — and the Conservatives hadn’t even done anything yet. Nevertheless, for the entire four years of Harris’ first mandate, the protests and the media were hysterical about everything in spite of the fact that Ontario boomed — with 100,000 people able to get off welfare and nearly one million good paying full time jobs being created.

Speaking of protests, in the U.S. when you watch the tape of the Berkeley fiasco, it is the professor who is screaming profanities. Same at Middlebury College where even a professor was injured. Sure, I don’t agree with much of what Milo Yiannopoulos or Charles Murray say, but so what? They should be able to talk freely and students and faculty should be able to debate why they disagree with them. Causing and allowing mayhem, on the other hand, is simply teaching young adults that temper tantrums work.

Which brings me to Canada and its liberal media snowflakes. For ten years we read and heard that the Stephen Harper Conservatives were bad and Harper was a dictator. Why? Because one of his staffers had the gall to pay $90,000 back to the public treasury to help a Senator that the media didn’t like because he had been one of them and, in their opinion, didn’t know his place.  As with Mike Harris twenty years ago, there was little mention in the media about how much the Conservative Government was accomplishing.

Yet, now that we have the Justin Trudeau Liberals in power, as with Obama in the U.S. when he was in power, the media fawning never stops.  There are scandals every single day and the media reports on them. However, given the image to the left, the venom they saved for Harper just isn’t there for Trudeau.

The crux of the matter is that the media and liberal narrative that anything we say that disagrees with a liberal worldview should be considered “hate speech” or “bad” for our country is a view that we have to fight 24/7. How? By debating ideas with family, neighbours and friends or by volunteering for a conservative oriented politician.

13 thoughts on “Liberal media narrative pushing alternate reality on western society

  1. I read of the VP Pence story in NP and was perplexed to see what the feminist outrage was about; Ashely Csanady likened his statement to “rape culture” I thought perhaps he was just being prudent. At his level of power the number of marriages that have crumbled partly because of a mixture of alcohol and adultery is a matter of record. Why not tread carefully?

    The best take on it was supplied by Jonah Goldberg in this column:
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446305/mike-pence-wife-marriage-practices
    A couple of quotes are worth highlighting:

    “Or maybe this is none of our business? That would certainly be the attitude of many liberals if Pence were a Democrat and had actually cheated on his wife.”

    “But ultimately, I don’t think the important double standard is about marriage or adultery. It’s about traditional Christians. If the Pences were Muslims and followed similar rules, as devout Muslims indeed might, I doubt there’d be anything like this kind of liberal scorn”.

    That’s it exactly; the real outrage is over a couple who adhere to traditional Christian beliefs and actually follow the rules of those beliefs.

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    • I find the reaction you speak of really weird. I mean how do marriages break down in the first place? I find the rape culture notion says more about those raising the issue than Pence. Yes, as a Christian I too understand concept of avoiding the possibility of trouble.

      Much ado about that false narrative I was talking about.

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      • I should clarify I didn’t find what you said Martin as weird. Rather the rape culture notion re someone only interested in his wife.

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  2. Well said Sandy. The media and leftist political parties do not even attempt any longer to hide their agenda of moving the country further to the left. I think they want a system similar to that which my grandfather escaped from in 1926. They fawn over a PM who openly admires communist states.

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  3. Sandy, a false narrative is required when governing elites try to push the political culture to where it does not exist – cultural Marxism. The progressive movement is ethnocentric, it takes its judgment from the point of view of only its ideals, thinking it can cure market failure with social license.

    This is then presented as “normal” or “moderate” thinking, so anything in contradiction to their idea of omnipresent government is suddenly viewed as “extreme” from their political perch.

    Their only task is to shout down, degrade, marginalize and present their behaviour within the false narrative of the normality of radical leftism, via the use of Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals.

    The Demmedia of CNN and MSNBC et al adhere to the same social Marxist “critical” theory (which assumes the white west is responsible for the world’s ills before their “analysis”).

    They therefore support the same false narratives within a fawning, sycophantic group speak.

    The media never holds themselves to the same standards they do their adversaries, al la Alinskyism. The 4th estate assume a position of sacred trust with truth for the public, but end up jettisoning their ethics to their political preferences.

    Now it’s progressivism, aka ever growing statism, thinking the public will go along and pay for their excesses and failures, indeed believing it is their right that their political ideas be imposed, if not by electors, then by judges, defeated politicians and rogue bureaucrats.

    That game is now over and they lost. Except for those politicians who got in under the wire, populism and limited government ideals now hold the balance of power.

    The final time Alinskyism worked was the election of Justin Trudeau, a totally faked affair with a false political avatar of Stephen Harper, referred to rather than the real man, a PM of impeccable stature and achievement.

    Trudeau petulantly shouted down Harper in debates to censor critique of Grit mendacity.

    Just ask a Harper hater why they hate him so and prepare for some perceived personal sleight &/or talking point gibberish, never a coherent answer.

    This false Harper edifice wasn’t enough; more fakery was required, with false declarations of then recessions and deficits and outright disprovable promises of minor deficits and balanced budgets.

    Trudeau was dressed up as a populist but now the public know he was but a stealth elitist, burdened by his ignorant arrogance and an establishment stepping up to the political trough.

    BTW, does anyone check on the media’s fidelity to their partners, to their morals, to their personal relationships with politicians and mandarins of a particular political stripe …

    … to their knowledge in making their sweeping declarations, as Kellyanne Conway beautifully opined, conclusions in search of evidence?

    No they don’t because all of this is wrapped up in the mediocracy’s false narrative of belief the average person believes what they say. In our last election, they were able to sway enough Ontario sheeple, the same ones Harper secured in 2011, to get a majority, with a disengaged electorate tired of the national temper tantrum around Harper, just to shut the whiners up.

    But they won’t be so inclined to just let it slide in 2019, as they see their principal residence exemptions up for grabs, an ever threatening federal carbon tax, and $billions to their cronies.

    Harper was right. The media and the Grits were wrong. But the damning part is they bloody well knew they were wrong, but didn’t care as their lust for power overcame them and then us.

    Now we and they sit on the downslope, with leaderless NDP and Conservative parties gaining on the Grits because Trudeau is finally seen as a phony populist, who has already squandered $60b, with no benefit, while tax increases via deficits await, as newly hired CRA types measure secondary suites for fat tax revenues via 40% retroactively taxed primary residences.

    Now he subsidizes Bombardier, citing free markets with 50% salary bumps for their executives, whose only talent seems to be procuring ever more tax dollars, this their 82nd bailout.

    IMHO the return of either Peter McKay or Harper himself is our only chance of rescue from the clutches of the false narrative media, the political handmaidens of the Laurentian elite Grits.

    I see no Donald Trump riding in and rescuing us. O’Leary is not that knight imho.

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  5. Realistically I think the narrative issue goes both ways. Everyone wants to the narrative to reinforce their own ideas and the media has experienced enough of a diaspora that we can all pretty much find the narrative we want. And since people are only listening to the narrative they want it makes sense that they get super worked up when things don’t go their way. I rarely look at news, whatever the organization behind it, as a discussion about facts, it’s almost always a discussion about how to spin or interpret the facts to fit the preconceived narrative of the people commenting on it.

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      • I should clarify that I pay attention to a lot of opinion sources that make no bones about being conservative, stuff like The Federalist, Rush Limbaugh and National Review. Those are the sources I stack up against something like The New York Times and AP and think that there is a similar degree of slant. Anything “mainstream” is headed left for sure.

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