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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Media and the People Disconnect.

Retired anchor Tom Brokaw commented that the annual White House Correspondents Dinner was bad for the press stating that "If there’s ever an event that separates the press from the people they’re supposed to be serving, symbolically, it is that one." 
By now that should no longer be in dispute.  Take the issue of gay marriage.  Name me one TV talking head or personality who has come out for traditional marriage.  I have to admit there may be some but I can’t think of any.  I watch Fox News’ Special Report with Brett Baier at 6 most evenings, and if there are any outright supporters of keeping traditional marriage, this is where I would expect to find them.  If there are any traditionalists they are not speaking up.
The media tells us that anyone who does not support gay marriage is a homophobic bigot.  They go on to tell us that the country is on their side.  And then North Carolina has a vote on the issue and those who favor traditional marriage win an overwhelming victory.  Yet the editors tell us that  the North Carolina vote doesn't change inevitability of marriage equality.  The Ruling Class will not be denied and those benighted voters will bow down before their moral superiors in the newsrooms, the courtrooms and legislatures.   "Shut up" they explain.
Furthermore, North Carolina is not unique, and lest the Left say it’s a Southern Thing it’s simply not true.  When Californian voters had an opportunity to vote on the issue they voted against gay marriage.  California!!!  And 42 states have laws against gay marriage.
The question then becomes, who’s telling the truth and why is there such an disconnect between the media and the people ... the Ruling Class and the Country Class?   The question that amateur historians raise is what happens when the country class revolts?  Dick Lugar, call your office before the phones are disconnected.

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