We are seeing more and more RINO (Republican in name only) Republicans and Democrats alike throw hissy fits over the ever expanding alternative media sources. We are at an unprecedented moment in history. Never before have so many people had access to as many different news sources as we do today. The Internet has given birth to entirely new ways in which we consume and share news. The social media boom now let’s individuals share articles with thousands of other people with just the tap of a screen.
Liberals and RINO’s long for the days in which a select few controlled the talking points, a day when they could literally force feed the general public the so called “facts”. They could do this and no one knew any better as there was no real way to question the news stories unless you wanted to take up investigative journalism. Today a growing number of people, myself included, look to sites like Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to get our news as these social media sites often times offer a wide variety of news articles posted by friends foes alike. We also have alternative sources like blogs, news outlets like The Blaze, Brietbart, Drudge, and many more similar sites offering a wide range of news topics one can read that would have never been available just a mere 10 years ago.
These ever expanding news outlets scare the crap out of mainstream politicians as they can no longer tell us what we want to hear to get elected. We now have the ability to fact check what it is they say. We can look up their history and see what it is they once stood for and compare that to what they are telling us they stand for today.
Establishment Republican Mitt Romney is one RINO that is absolutely terrified of the new age media as he explained in this Brietbart piece,
“There was a time when we all got the news with the same facts, if you will,” he said. “We had three networks we watched for the evening news. Most of us got newspapers. Everybody in the middle class got a newspaper, so we got the same facts whether we agreed or not with them.”
This statement by Romney exemplifies what is wrong with our entire governmental process. We heard Obama say he was going to have one of the most transparent administrations in American history and we all know that couldn’t possibly be further from the truth. Now we hear a Republican complaining that the government can no longer control the news narrative throughout the media. This proves those on either side of the isle are truly worried that the average citizen has the resources to hold their feet to the fire and call them out when they do not govern as promised.
While many turn to alternative media for their news far too many still fall victim to what is fed to them by the mainstream media.
In this election cycle in which outsiders on the GOP side are getting the majority of the vote, Donald Trump has bypassed the traditional media and gone over their heads to get his message directly to his supporters and American voters. Romney blasted Trump on the podcast and implied that his remarks about women, “members of the news media,” and Hispanics would hurt Republicans like Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” remarks during the 2012 election cycle. Romney referred to “certain things” that were “said by Republicans during my general election race in 2012 colored the perception of the Republican Party and may have caused some people to stay at home.”
While they like to claim that Trump has gone over the heads of traditional media outlets one must always remain skeptical as Trump is now being shoved down our throats by those same mainstream media talking heads. Ask yourself why is everything all about Trump. Does the media know something about him we don’t? Do they have an ace in the hole they will play if Trump becomes the Republican nominee? Before you jump on the Trump bandwagon I suggest you do your research and really look into all of the candidates. For the first time in history we have virtually limitless resources at our disposal giving us the opportunity do our due diligence to ensure we make an educated decision for the upcoming election!