Wednesday, April 29, 2009

COMMENT: Threats to America

Recently, the mainstream media (MSM) have reported on various threats to America.

The link between Democratic presidential administrations and swine flu, as explained by Michele Bachmann (R. - Minn.), demonstrates a clear threat to America. And even though Bachmann allegedly named the wrong administration when discussing the 1976 swine flu outbreak, the threat is no less real. Gerald Ford, and not Jimmy Carter, was president in 1976, which has led many in the MSM to say that Bachmann had her history "wrong." As usual, the MSM missed the key point, which is, as many people now acknowledge, that Gerald Ford was a secret Democrat. 

The MSM has also reported on the grave threat to America posed by the Obama administration's release of the so-called "terror memos." As Dick Cheney rightly points out, the release of the memos will help would-be terrorists prepare for being tortured, increasing the chances that they will not give up information once they are captured by American forces. The leak of information about the interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, stress positions, and sleep deprivation, is especially dangerous since the only other sources for information about torture are web sites like Wikipedia and MSM reports.

The most obvious threat to America is undoubtedly the economic recession, now in its third month. MSM coverage of this and the other clear and present dangers is widespread. 

What the MSM still refuse to cover are the threats to America that are not clear and present. No one is talking about the impending asteroid collision with America, for instance. What threats are there that we don't know about? What threats are not present? That's what the MSM should be identifying. What we don't know we don't know, and what we don't know that will or won't be present, are the real threats.

This is the fundamental failure of MSM, and the reason why so many of us have turned to the World Wide Web for better and more in-depth journalism.

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