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Media Doom and Gloom…helping or part of the problem?

Posted in Economy with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2008 by thedoyle

Well I am back from Thanksgiving and fatter then ever, but the way the Media tells it it these are lean times. All weekend I heard how the economy has everyone scared, noone wants to spend money, the recession will eat us all alive. Noone must have told those thousands of shoppers I saw at all of the stores, if those are the ones that are scared perhaps a lack of fear could have meant that noone would have been able to move for the press of bodies. But all those people didn’t mean sales would be up according to EVERY SINGLE NEWS REPORT I SAW.

Weeeellllllll it turns out it wasn’t that way. Powerline reports sales were up this weekend over the year before.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/11/022202.php

Does anyone else remember when the news reported what HAPPENED and not what they think WILL HAPPEN. When did new reporters get replaced with Miss Cleo?

I hate to toot my own horn but I brought this issue up before on my second ever post.

https://individualegoist.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/we-have-nothing-to-fear-but-what-the-media-tells-us-to-fearapparently/

At that time I was talking about how the media wanted to use the doom and gloom story to get Obama elected and now its like a Crack addiction, they just cant stop talking about how bad things are. The more they talk the more panicked people get but deep down they know the truth, that as bad as things are they aren’t as bad as the picture the media paints.

The Subprime mortgage mess only affected less than 1% of all mortgages, you think it was all mortgages the way the media told it. This caused panic. Chuck Schumer D-NY told a story about how the bank IndyMac was going to collapse…it wasn’t but the panic caused a run and people pulled $1.8 billion out and that caused it to collapse. http://www.melissaclouthier.com/2008/07/14/bank-demise-chuck-schumers-fault/

I don’t know who said this quote:

“A man who thinks he will die tomorrow will somehow make it so”

but our media is out to prove it.

F*ck the media.

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John Stossel is one of the few true Libertarian Journalists

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , on November 13, 2008 by thedoyle

Stossel continues to impress me with his work. He is one of the few who actually keeps his Libertarian ideals. That’s hard to do sometimes when everyone only thinks of Liberals or Conservatives. His latest article is another one that needs to be read by everyone.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/11/the_road_to_serfdom.html

“The “road to serfdom” is paved with such good intentions.”, Stossel writes. I was recently accused of being melodramtic by some frothing at the mouth Liberal for taking that idea to its end and saying the “the chains of slavery were clamped on to your wrists.” Some of us are just able to see further down the road.

This part is the one I have been harping on for months ever since Obama’s marxist-socialist ideal’s were exposed:

Obama promises:

“We will change the world … There is nothing we can’t do, nothing we can’t accomplish if we are unified”. …

Who is this “we” politicians always cite?

We can change the world for the better if “we” means hundreds of millions of free people pursuing their interests, inventing, building, parenting, helping.

But the politicians’ “we” is different. It means government. “We” will take your money by force and order you about. A democracy can become the tyranny of the majority. That’s no way to create prosperity. (emphasis mine)

Stossel is exactly right. Liberals only complain about government orders…when they’re not doing the ordering. Suddenly when they’re guy is in office a strong take charge President is just what this country ordered. Cause deep down they think they are safe from those orders. “A government policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw. In this case Liberals are Paul. It’s the rest of us that are Peter.