The big story of this campaign

By Tom Quiner

What a time in which we live.

Big stories are breaking every day. You and I can rattle off a bunch of them:

√ The president says we no longer have a freedom of religion, merely a freedom to worhship. He has rewritten the First Amendment, sparking a spate of lawsuits as a result of the HHS Mandate.

The mainstream media yawned and largely ignored the story.

√ Mitt Romney is on the threshold of becoming the first Mormon to be elected President of the United States.

Interestingly, his Mormon religion has been a smaller story than one might have thought. Perhaps we’re more comfortable with “firsts” after electing the first African-American president four years ago.

√ The Senate hasn’t submitted a budget in three years even though they are supposed to, according to the law.

√ The current president and Congress have increased the budget by $5 Trillion dollars in the past four years. Again, it is not a big story in the mainstream media (MSM).

There’s another huge story breaking, but it’s not being covered. That’s because it’s the story about the people who are supposed to be breaking the story, the MSM. The big story of the day is the unprecedented unraveling of the MSM.

They used to honor journalistic standards of objectivity.

The 2008 election campaign revealed a MSM that was in the tank for Barack Obama in a way that was breathtaking by historical standards.

The coverage of the Benghazi scandal is breathtaking for its, well, lack of coverage.

The State Department, the White House, they all knew within hours that the attack on our embassy that killed our ambassador and three other Americans was a coordinated, terrorist attack.

They dissembled.

They told us it was caused by an American. They said it was caused by free speech run amok, that an American film maker’s anti Muslim YouTube video was the root cause  of the whole conflagration.

Hillary Clinton told the grieving father (Charles Woods) of one our dead comrades, Tyrone Woods:

“She came over…she talked with me. I gave her a hug and shook her hand and she did not appear to be one bit sincere at all and she mentioned about, ‘We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video.’,” recalled Mr. Woods. “That was the first time I even heard about anything like that.”

Even though she knew the film wasn’t the reason his son was killed, Hillary Clinton said they would arrest an American as retribution for the death of this man’s son.

And they did.

E-mails have been released that state Al-Qaeda affiliated groups came forward and took “credit” for killing Americans within a couple of hours of the attack.

And yet the media yawns.

The New York Times buried the story.

The Washington Post buried the story.

The television networks downplayed the story.

Only Fox News is vigorously pursuing the cover-up like the MSM used to do.

Imagine, please, if this was George W. Bush. Is there any doubt of the rabid and relentless coverage we’d be wallowing in? It would run through election day.

No, the big story of this campaign is the decision of the MSM to double down and do everything in their power to re-elect Barack Obama.

There is no longer any pretense of objectivity.

Journalism is dead.

Advocacy is everywhere.

I believe the MSM has made a tactical error as revealed by their shrinking circulations and viewership.

The MSM is dying. That is the big story of this campaign.

It is a self-inflicted wound, and it is to the detriment of America.

1 Comment

  1. irishsignora on October 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Agreed, Mr. Quiner, and perhaps the larger story is the role social media is now playing in the dissemination of news. Amusingly, I am the “token conservative” in the circles of several old friends, and I manage to jar them at least once a week with a well-sourced and impeccably researched bit of news that they hadn’t heard. I’d like to think it’s rattled a couple of their cages enough to cause them to re-think some of their positions. Time will tell, I suppose. Peace be with you. — Kelly