I tell the truth and I apologize if I hurt someone. I do the right thing, even when it might hurt. That’s what my father taught me. My mother taught me that I’m no better than anyone else and neither is anyone better than me. Look people in the eyes, in other words, on equal ground and expect them to be looking back. It was a great lesson. I live by it every day. I am also a person of faith and my faith says “Love one another”. This is why I cut out CNN and anyone or anything associated with them, years ago. They in every way go against my value system….and apparently that of a LOT of others too.
I’m patient, and I know it takes time for ‘voting with my feet’ to take effect. I knew, years ago, that spewing out hatred, attacking individuals and institutions that disagree with you, was the absolute wrong thing for a respected, beloved NEWS organization, to do. And I knew CNN was crippling itself by degrees and would fall to its knees. I also know that when I feel this way, so do a WHOLE bunch of other people. I knew others were doing the same thing I did.
CNN was my go-to for news, for truth, for objective reporting, done professionally. Then…the environment became toxic and one pointedly trying to make me believe what they thought I should believe. WAIT a minute. YOU are supposed to tell me facts, people, just facts. I can make up my own mind how to FEEL about them. Exactly who gives you the right to tell me how to think and how to feel?? And I saw things happening in the news that CNN wasn’t reporting, because it apparently didn’t align with the great big talking head on the screen’s agenda. What exactly was happening over there?
Look, I don’t watch one single outlet; I watch dozens. So I can clearly see when the same phrase is recited by ALL of the manipulating outlets. People don’t do that. We’re not robots. We don’t walk in lockstep repeating a mantra doled out by the great big talking head on the screen. Good writers don’t WANT to use someone else’s words! Apparently CNN does, and so do their affiliates. That tells me something about their content writers, actually. So the intelligent ones of us who like the truth and need clean data in order to make decisions, can EASILY see ‘talking points’ shared among the outlets who have an agenda to manipulate, rather than to disseminate actual news. The job of these people is to JOURNAL the truth, not to fold in their corporate agenda designed to manipulate the people. That’s why they are CALLED journalists, but actually are not. There’s no journalizing; it’s called crybaby whining and temper tantrum manipulation. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Now, it should be said that this TACTIC works for ‘some’ people, who might say, “Oh wow, they’re all saying the same thing! It must be true!” Well bull crap. That behavior should make you nervous! Why? Because you are very likely to be manipulated. Check it out.
I don’t CARE what your political affiliation is, nor do I care what anyone’s is, unless they try to strong-arm or manipulate me to thinking like THEY think. I get to make up my own mind and furthermore, I’m capable of doing that. I refuse to hate anyone and certainly won’t do it because you TELL me to. That goes against what my parents taught me, it goes against my faith, and…I have a high IQ and I use it. By the way, if you are a news anchor I should in NO way be able to detect your political leanings. I do not CARE how you feel about the news.
Speaking of IQ, I could see that every issue they ‘hated’ they made sure to say ‘Trump’ with it. I believe it to be a psychological ploy to align the name Trump with everything bad. That, by the way, is still going on. Watch for that and see what you think! Trump can’t be the reason for everything that goes on! Intelligent people know that, and we also know…are you ready for this…ALL politicians are full of crap. ALL of them. So when you try, as a NEWS organization, to make me think Trump and Bad Stuff go together, give me a break. Go away. Oh yeah, that’s what you’re doing.
Trump. Oh my god. I got SO tired of hearing them smear him like school children misbehaving! I did not care, do not care now, what they think about him, and if they know anything about politics, they know ‘mainstream’ means people use some of the democrat ideas and some of the republican ones. That’s the mainstream, the ones CNN lost, by the way. MAIN being the operative part of that word, implies the great numbers of folks they were pissing off. Well, good bye CNN. I hope you get the message finally. You are still on your knees but you will fall onto your back soon enough, and that will be okay; in fact it was my hope when I cut you out of my life. There’s no coming back from a cancer like the one that took over this once great company. It’ll be a shame, because I REMEMBER when you were the giant, the best, the most trusted. I kept you on my TV all the time in those days. But, now, I will still be glad to see truth win. Truth, remember, is important to me.
Now when I see the vitriolic talking heads being fired or moved to the shadows, I’m not sorry. They are getting what they deserve. They forgot they are there to tell the news, unbiased. Didn’t that used to be part of their advertisement years ago? Apparently MSNBC takes some of them, but hmmm. Let’s see what happens there. And here’s another thing personal to me: I’m not inclined to be a follower, particularly a follower who looks right into the butt of the mule on the cart path in front of me as the CNN employees do, I’m either a leader or a loner, most of the time. If I’m in a job where I am forced to go against my upbringing, I’M QUITTING! Why? Because the dollar bill is not my god. In other words, I have integrity and I have a brain I actually use. And now, what are the chastised ones saying?
Oh they’re denying they did what they did, the things that are actually in video archives to be replayed to the universe. So when they lie, it’s a galaxy-wide lie. And the ones glad to see the lying institution falling, are happy to show those videos. Look, these toxic people need to be OFF CAMERA. Period. I don’t need to be whined to; I need the news, the FACTS.
Late night talkshow hosts who jumped on that bandwagon were also cut from my list of people to watch. So, mainstream, whatcha think? Netflix? Are you listening? Facebook, looked at your stock lately? Disney? How about you? Twitter? I know you are. All of our ‘institutions’ need to get in touch with reality, the mainstream, and start realizing, we can take you down, and we are doing that. Watch the news, watch the stock market. WE matter. WE are the mainstream, and we are all colors, all genders, all socioeconomic groups, all faiths, we work all kinds of jobs and we do not like hate being forced into our lives.
Do we want you to think like we think? Nope. We want you to see facts, all of them, so you can make up your OWN mind. You can still do what you do, but you won’t have the big microphones and big cameras to try to manipulate smart people. You will still get the dumbasses to follow you, the ones too lazy to do little bit of homework, but that’s another blog. Know there are a lot of thinking, smart folks out here, who do NOT do the things you accuse us of, and we do NOT think the way you say we do. We DO love one another; we are NOT racist; we are not killers; we are not ANY of the things you “stereotype” us to be. We are good people, hardworking people, who pay taxes, who help others, who donate to causes, you know, the mainstream stuff. And isn’t it wrong to stereotype? Isn’t it wrong to discriminate? Well, CNN, that’s exactly what you have been doing to us. So good riddance.
I don’t have anything against a good debate. I grew up in science, where sometimes scientists disagree and they have debates, they defend their work, they work it out! And then, we went for coffee together and talked about our lives. A true debate has NO HATE in it. It has a position to be defended. Remember, you learned that in college? If you have to manipulate and lie, you have no actual position; you have a WISH.
So yeah, CNN. I would say, “See ya”, but I won’t see ya. Haven’t for many years. MSNBC, look out the window at the mainstream down on the sidewalks. Don’t say you weren’t given a heads up.