Dying Newspapers Dying Nation: Repent or Perish
by: William Gheen
President, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)
March 13, 2009
From the New York Times to the Raleigh News and Observer, there are For Sale signs hanging on the doors of prominent newspapers across America with only a few buyers at hand.
While this must be very stressful for newspaper employees, editors and reporters alike, a large consensus of American citizens are waving and saying “goodbye and good riddance!”.
Public trust for the contents of the American print media has reached all time lows. Most Americans who still read these papers have become adept at discerning the truth of what is happening by what is either distorted by the papers or what facts and perspectives are completely missing from articles like large elephants in the room.
Reading between the lines is what news consumers have been forced to do, as the ethics of journalism have been abandoned and many major print media institutions have become more concerned with attempts to politically indoctrinate their readers to fairly unsupported views, instead of telling readers what is really going on in our nation.
You can trust my word on this, because I am a man who is lucky to even be quoted before at all in publications like the LA Times, New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Chicago Tribune.
While the Washington Times stands alone, with their fair treatment of my positions in favor of more border security and immigration enforcement, almost every one of these other publications have abused me, my positions, and the truth!
If you do see a quote from me, the chances are higher than 50% that I’ve been intentionally misquoted by a reporter working for a newspaper that favors amnesty for illegal aliens. If you are lucky enough to even have an opportunity to hear my view, which is representative of the vast majority of Americans on immigration issues, you can usually find my quote just past the half way mark in any article, which has been determined to be the part of the article people are least likely to read or remember.
My opposition, those who favor amnesty for illegal aliens and open borders, will usually be found in the first and last of the article, which are the prime locations for quotes. I am lucky if the article quotes less than five opposition sources compared to my single doctored comment.
These are the least of the offenses offered by many of these publications, which now flagrantly try to portray me or any American who speaks out against illegal immigration as using some kind of “code words of hate”, which mere exposure to these mythical codes could cause the American peasant class to lash out and harm blacks and Hispanics. While these outlandish attacks on free speech are ridiculous, they have traction in the land of unicorns and fairies in the newsrooms, where creative writers manufacture synthetic realities like a movie script.
These newspaper writers are taking their extreme left marching orders from low credibility political groups like the Anti Defamation League (ADL) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Both of these groups have exchanged their prior credibility fighting racist groups, by overtly lying and defaming any American who speaks out against Amnesty or illegal immigration. They have labeled legal immigrants, blacks, Hispanics, and white Americans working together for border security ‘nativist extremists’ or the new KKK! Their lies and distortions have become so overt that many of us now call them the Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Lie Center.
In effect, these highly biased newspapers and the SPLC and ADL are engaging in rampant anti-immigrant behavior by equating legal immigrants with illegal aliens. My legal immigrant supporters are highly offended by this. Can you imagine the outcry, if a newspaper constantly compared tax cheats to law abiding tax payers or rapists to married couples trying to conceive a child?
These papers and these defamation groups are also engaging in racist behavior by attacking multi-racial groups that support immigration enforcement and falsely labeling them as hate groups! For political expedience, the papers and crew are equating illegal aliens with all Hispanics, even though half of the Hispanics in America are here legally. Can you imagine the outcry, if a newspaper compared drug dealers to black people or shop lifters to Hispanics? Only with the crime of illegally entering the US can we find the racist comparison between crimminal actions and a particular ethnic group.
The bottom line here is that the newspapers are massively abusing the ethics of journalism and their important role in the health of the American Republic for which our flag stands.
Gone are the days of true investigative journalism, as any ramped up news story has, to pass through intensive Political Correctness filters creating a world where every child in America has heard of the Duke LaCross Team, but not even one newspaper in North Carolina will mention the more than four documented and horrific gang rapes of innocent Americans by illegal aliens in the last few years.
The real gang rapes are suppressed and censored information because it might alarm the natives and the public might seek political change towards more immigration enforcement and border security. The Duke LaCross fiction novel was big news because it fits the story cliche that white people, especially wealthy white people are the cause of all of society’s ills. Racial equality concerns have given way to racist one way streets in the modern print media. Of course, the Duke LaCross fiction story had to go out of the limelight immediately once the abused college students were exonerated.
The real problem with the newspapers goes far deeper than racial issues or even top political issues like illegal immigration.
The real problem with the American print media is with the truth. Many of them have sacrificed the truth at the altar of politics and engaged in unethical behavior to conceal the truth, while propagating lies. The results are manifest in our nation, and the results are a key reason America is in so much trouble and experiencing so much hardship today.
The same lack of integrity, the same lack of principles, the same disconnect from the American public, and the same greed and political corruption that infects Washington, DC is pandemic in the newsrooms and offices of the editors.
The newspapers have been lying to their readers by crafting political propaganda so thick that there should be a “paid for by” disclaimer beneath the articles as campaigns for public office are required to provide. I wonder if the Federal Elections Commission could handle the extra work load of regulating these paid political writers at the papers?
There’s lots of talk in Washington, DC of regulating free speech on talk radio shows and the Internet. Could it be any more overt that corrupt politicians in DC are trying to protect their corrupt political advertisers in the print media? If we needed any regulation of free paid political speech in America, which I do not approve of, it should start with the newspapers.
Vox populi vox Dei
After all, Internet news, blogs, and talk radio shows have rapidly growing and loyal audiences. This is because Americans are getting more accurate information via these mediums and if there is a political slant to the coverage at least it is overt and not masquerading as fair and balanced, as the newspapers claim.
I would bet you my left kidney that four out of five of these politically biased lying newspapers would all support a clamp down on talk radio and the Internet. They are elitists and espouse the elitist view that it is their job to determine what is news worthy to Americans, not the other way around.
They are top down operations who believe what they write that will cause life to imitate their art. Most American citizens feel their art should imitate true life instead! Just ask Harrison Ford. His new movie “Crossing Over” is a pro-amnesty for illegal aliens propaganda film that labels our Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers ‘Gestapo’. The movie has completely bombed in the reviews and the theaters because of the movie’s overt politics. Now, if Harrison Ford’s new movie paid tribute to our brave ICE officers who put their lives at risk to apprehend illegal aliens and deport them, it would likely be a smash hit at the box office, instead of Ford’s career ending with a whimper.
Many of these newspapers could be saved, rebuild trust, rebuild loyal audiences and loyal advertisers by firing large volumes of their staff members with liberal arts degrees and hiring realists with a more diverse range of political views and a more diverse range of educational backgrounds.
Many of these creative fiction writers at the papers need a new job, preferably one where they have to compete with illegal aliens and at illegal alien wage levels.
It is time to swim or drown, shake the tree and let the loose nuts and fruits fall to the ground! You need writers and employees who write for the American public, instead of global corporations and unpopular social engineering political views! Take two doses of populism and call me in five years!
These newspaper owners should go through the editorial staff and news rooms and fire every person who has ever written the phrase “undocumented immigrants”, “jobs Americans won’t do”, “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”. “Anna Nicole Smith”, “Lindsay Lohan”, or “Paris Hilton” in a news or opinion article!
Furthermore, don’t just fire these fiction writers, dress them in clothing adorned with American flags and drop them off deep in a neighborhood in America controlled by MS-13 or SUR-13, or drop them off in Nuevo Laredo or Juarez, Mexico in their American attire. If they survive, they may come out of the experience with a hefty dose of reality from the tough streets of reality!
These papers can find plenty of new workers down in the soup kitchens at the churches or in the car lots and tent cities, where innocent American families have been cast. Grab some people who can write truthful articles from the perspective of average American citizens who are concerned and suffering and give them a week to write something readers like and appreciate.
The true political battle in America now is between the truth and the lies. This is a battle between right and wrong, good and evil, principles vs. corruption!
If civil engineers designed politically correct bridges they would collapse and when doctors lie, people die.
Only the truth and God, manifest in American citizens, can save America now as the atrophy of America’s Judeo Christian values and principles has brought our nation to the verge of collapse and ruin. The Ten Commandments would serve these papers well, you know the parts about not lying about your neighbors and not placing other idols before God. From my intensive experiences with the newsrooms of America, I can tell you that my brief mention of God here will result in some discomfort among many in the newsrooms, and hopefully no explosive vulgarity or backwards Latin. Mentioning God in a classroom or newsroom could easily result into an inquiry these days.
These newspapers can be saved by hiring writers who have shared values with the American public, instead of elitists values shared by only a small percentage of the public. And by shared values, I do not mean the recent multiculturalist, Globalist, and radicalism we face today in America. I mean the shared values that have been prominent and dominant in America for the last 200 years!
We get enough political fiction out of Hollywood and the corporate TV commercial industry today, so let’s start by returning the truth, in preference to fiction in our newspapers and some may be able to survive.
For those who fail to heed this advice, let those newspapers disappear from our land. I’ve been warning them for several years now that the New York Times, the Raleigh News and Observer, and others are like dinosaurs breathing their last gasps of comet dust. America would be better off without many of these destructive giants that fail to see they are no longer the top of the information food chain.
It is time to adapt or fail and adapting means newspapers need to become more like talk radio and more connected to and representative of the people of America like Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs, and Glenn Beck and others in talk radio, Internet news, and on TV who represent Americans better than newspapers or lifetime politicians in Washington, DC.
Abandon the corrupt and dishonorable methods and practices that have fostered the recent failures in America, and return to the principles and values that once made America the most free, opulent, and successful society in human history. Adapt or fail, improve or perish, this is the challenge for all of America.