Whose Side are They On, Anyway?
It's become increasingly clear in recent weeks that a second front has opened in the War on Terror. Now, not only is the United States battling Islamic terrorism and its state supporters, it's facing another enemy. That enemy is the mainstream news media that is aided by its allies among so-called international human rights organizations, the anti-American left, and detractors within our own military, government and intelligence services who are leaking as much dirt as they can muster. The mainstream news media is doing all it can to defeat the United States abroad.You must read the entire piece.
Much of the MSM, among others in gov't, academia, entertainment, ad nauseum, really are the "enemy within," as Michael Savage properly dubs them. He's right; the enemy within is formidable and the average American who isn't paying attention is absolutely clueless. (It's too bad that Savage is his own worst public relations man. His message is mostly right on; he just can't resist bashing his competition and thereby lose people who might otherwise propagate his agenda.)
Brent Bozell has an excellent companion piece, Believing the Worst, here. Another morsel:
There is an unspoken but real impulse in today's media to see themselves as "independent" of America, even above America, not so much because they are superior to America but because America is so egregiously flawed. It is their role to shed light on America's failings. They're not keen at being seen as Americans. They choke at the idea of wearing flag pins. ABC boss David Westin tried so hard to be above America that he wanted to stay neutral on the question of whether our Pentagon is a legitimate target for terrorists.
It explains why so many reporters are willing to believe the absolute worst about our current government and its motives. So disdainful have they become that they are silent when fellow journalists claim -- without a shred of evidence -- that American soldiers are engaging in targeting and assassinating journalists hostile to America's foreign policy aims.