February 18, 2009

How do you tell when a politician is lying?

His lips move.   If you were expecting President Obama to be a man of his word, to continue his message of Hope for Change and an end to business as usual in DC.  Here is some evidence that nothing changes.

Obama promised us:
Make government open and transparent.
Make it "impossible" for Congressmen to slip in pork barrel projects.
Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public.
Public will have 5 days to look at a bill.
You’ll know what’s in it.
We will put every pork barrel project online. (still waiting)

Now there used to be a News Media that would look for the truth of things and let the public know when our representatives stopped representing us and started representing their party.  By and large that Media is a spin doctor for a biased favored son.

Blogging has taken up the gauntlet.  There is a problem in that for every good blog you get a dozen or so bomb thrower, cults worshiping blogs.  So sorting the wheat from the chaff is difficult at best.  At least we know by content and expletives.  That is you assume a blog is going to be editorializing.  The Nightly news, you would hope would be straight with you.

Aside from the BBC our media is in need of an enema. 

Take for instance this story from TIME.  Touting that Obama is a Pro-Life president.  Sullivan's evidence? Well, the president has picked a Pentecostal preacher -- who once worked for a New Jersey Congressman with a 100% score by NARAL Pro-Choice America -- to head his faith-based initiatives office and "abortion reduction" is one of the major stated goals of one of the president's advisory boards.

So President Obama's actual Pro Abortion record is beside the point?   Take this example for what you will. There is a lot of similer spun stories that the Obama pocketed Media is foisting upon a public too tired of news overload to sift through.

The Old Media (TV, Cable, Newspaper) needs to be switched off. Or maybe the fairness doctrine needs to be put in place.

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