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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ladies and Gentleman: I give you the establishment media

First watch this entire clip reel that Conan plays. The sarcastic description on the YouTube page is: "News stations everywhere put their own unique spin on Conan's same-sex wedding news."

Did you see that? It doesn't take a conspiracy theorist to see that all of the television media-- even on a local level-- is more or less the single unified voice of a very, very few writers, thinkers, and decision makers working for a very, very few media corporations. Some writer somewhere up there came up with that line, some corporate big wig approved it, and it got disseminated through all the channels and it's the message that everybody heard no matter what they watched.

All those channels make you feel like you have a choice. You don't. Kill your TV. Cancel your cable or satellite. Then use the money you save each month to pay down your mortgage, acquire some gold and silver, get a gym membership, buy healthier food, or donate to Ron Paul's 2012 bid or some other charitable cause you believe in. Then get your information from the Internet.

I almost always watch the mainstream news on television with one, single conscious question in my mind: What does the establishment want me to think today?

(Apologies to Judge Andrew Napolitano and John Stossel.)

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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