By: Marilyn Assenheim
Mark Steyn has commented, repeatedly, that “He who controls the narrative controls the debate.” That observation, however, should not be news to anyone. America is living a nightmare that makes “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” look like a picnic orchestrated by pixies. If the topics presented are frightening, the media’s performance is worse. Facts are either hidden from us or are perverted into something they aren’t. Two stories that appeared this week are offered as evidence.
Hidden: Senator Ted Cruz (R. Texas) this week released information about six cases that were brought, by the Lyin King’s administration, to the Supreme Court in 2012. The Court dismissed them. These cases were attempts by the government to grab unheard of control over individual freedoms. In six, separate cases, the federal government attempted to:
- Electronically track Americans without their consent and without cause.
- Divest persons of their private property without making fair compensation.
- Dispense with statutes of limitations on incidents that transpired years ago, in order to initiate lawsuits.
- Federally mandate who churches chose as ministers.
- Override state laws based on presidential caprice.
- Fine the public without a fair hearing.
Were you even aware of this? Think this information is scary? Those cases were all ruled on and unanimously dismissed. It bears repeating: So horrendous were these attempts at seizure of control that the Lyin’ King’s own Supreme Court Justices made them unanimously kaput. Yet only Senator Cruz’s office publicized this news. It was subsequently covered in a small article in CNS News. Senator Cruz applauded the fact that the Supreme Court had knocked down six cases of attempted tyranny. He said those cases demonstrated “…an astonishing view of federal power on behalf of the Obama Administration. Luckily, we do not have to live in that America…” Senator Cruz was optimistic. Perhaps he should have added “Not yet.”
Misrepresented: Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R. KY) offices were illegally bugged. A private conversation was secretly recorded then published about a prospective contender for his Senate seat, actress Ashley Judd (a carpetbagger from Tennessee). The mainstream media, print, radio and television, breathlessly reported the story. But what did they report? That Senate Minority Leader McConnell was the victim of a crime? No. The story was that Senator McConnell indulged in “character assassination” against Ms. Judd. No one asked how character assassination was possible when the private conversation was never made public by the tarred evildoers. No one pointed out that everything said about Ms Judd (her mental illness, her bizarre attitudes about procreation and religion) in Senator McConnell’s office, were repetitions of comments that Ms. Judd had made about herself during interviews. No one mentioned that Richard Nixon, a Republican president, had been sent packing, accompanied by universal howls of protest from a frenzied media, for an identical crime. No. Because the crime was committed against Republicans the MMS refuses to recognize that the law was broken at all. Instead, Senator McConnell has been mocked for insisting that a crime was committed. We already know that freedom of the press is the only Constitutional amendment that is invulnerable, lies notwithstanding. So brazen and commonplace has this conviction become among the MMS that Mother Jones Magazine, the periodical benefitting from the crime, isn’t afraid of prosecution. Instead, they arrogantly demand that Senator McConnell comment on the information illegally obtained by them. Is this a cause for fear? And how.
Language matters. Actions, and inactions, have serious consequences. The longer we tolerate the left’s control of the narrative, the longer we tolerate craven Republican politicians and the longer we accept leftist calumny without riotous argument, the less likely it becomes to ever find truth… much less have footing in any dispute.