Start The Restoration With Your Own Values
by Michael D. Hume, M.S.
Today, the U.S. “news” media is undertaking what amounts to a new campaign of propaganda (or advertising, or marketing… you decide). The mainstream media is overwhelmingly “progressive,” and no longer sees itself as a watchdog for the American people but as a tool in service of the nation’s continued march toward statism (a march against the very people journalists once aspired to protect). Today’s new media campaign is the promotion of what they’re calling the Republican and conservative “war on women.”
Here’s what happened: the economy continues to flounder, and President Obama (leader of the progressive statist movement) began to suffer in the polls… rallying to his defense, the media changed the subject, doing their best to focus the nation on “social issues” and away from the economy… as part of this distraction, Democrats in Congress invited (in a last-minute switch) a young co-ed from Georgetown Law School, Susan Fluke, to address a Congressional committee on what they call the “women’s health issue” of government-subsidized contraceptives on campus… conservative talker Rush Limbaugh, musing about Fluke’s appeal to the committee to subsidize her contraceptives to the tune of a thousand dollars per school year, called Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut”… the media, thrilled to continue the distraction from the economy, fired all their considerable weaponry at Limbaugh for using those words (and nothing at Fluke, who, at a rough cost of one dollar per condom, was asking taxpayers to pick up the tab for about three sexual encounters per day, somehow to be worked in around the nominal study of law)… Limbaugh issued a detailed apology, acknowleding the inappropriate choice of words and the distraction from his overall message about the central craziness of Fluke’s appeal… the media scrambled over each other to declare the apology insincere… Limbaugh and other talkers kept talking about the issue… and the progressive media was then able to create this new campaign, pronouncing that their opponents had declared a “war on women.”
Over a long career, Rush Limbaugh has been called every dirty name in the book… and this is far from the first time he’s been called a sexist. Anyone who listens to his show for more than a couple days in a row undoubtedly knows he’s nothing of the sort. But that’s not the point. For daring to stand up against the progressive march,…