ClashPoint: The Arrogant Excretions of the Media Elite

Doug Giles

2/7/2004 12:00:00 AM - Doug Giles

If you?re a conservative; if you drive a sperm whale size SUV; if you voted for George W. Bush in the last election; and if you supported the war in Iraq ? then, according to the media elite, you?re Beavis.

If you go to a Bible believing church on a regular basis; if you argue for the traditional family; if you live in a rural environment (especially) in the south; and if you fly the American flag ? then, according to the media elite, you make Jethro Bodine look like a member of MENSA.

If you own a gun; if you believe we should bolster our national defense; if you believe in the goodness of America and its founding principles; and if you think we should fight back when attacked ? then, according to the media elite, you?re still in a Darwinian holding pattern.

If you believe in limited government; if you argue that lower taxes spur economic growth; if you want our borders protected; and if you are a white man ... then, according to the media elite, you are the source of all that is wrong with America.

That?s right: according to the media elite and their smarmy Thurston Howell, III?s, point of view, those of us who make up the core of traditional American values are woefully na? bores.  The average working hard, playing hard, salt-of-the-earth American is despicable to the pompous, wannabe-Euro-socialist-talking-heads that carp, fart and blather anti-American sentiments at us via the CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN nightly news.

And you know what?  Good, old Americans like us have had enough, and we are decisively turning them off en masse, for their unfair and unbalanced, blindingly liberal reporting and their condescension towards those of us who dare to differ.

America is sick of the ridiculous, oh-so-obvious, Matt Lauer-like hard ball played when liberal journalists go toe-to-toe with a conservative, not budging an inch and always giving them that ?Tsk-tsk, you?re guilty ?til proven innocent? look on whatever stance the conservative takes on whichever issue.  In the meantime, they preen, praise and pamper every liberal from Hillary Clinton to Ted Kennedy, and everyone in between.

Bad conservative ? BAD, BAD conservative for having a point of view other than the one that?s in agreement with those of Katie, Matt, Dan, Leslie and Aaron.  Their biased bunk is more obvious than Janet Reno subbing in an all boy Japanese middle school wearing a day glow unitard.  KY jelly is less transparent than Dan Rather?s ideological foundations. 

It?s no wonder the majority of newscasters (and I use that word loosely) are severely bent to the left. The top journalism schools from which the major broadcasting companies draw their ?talent?, make David Koresh, Adolph Hitler and Jim Jones roll over in their graves with envy vis-?is their brainwashing abilities.

Sure, these universities spit out a diverse group of professionals from various cultures, but ideologically speaking, they couldn?t be more inbred than the kid on the front porch picking a banjo in the movie Deliverance.

My ClashPoint is this:  Mr. and Ms. Media Elite, we don?t like you anymore.  We don?t like to be told what to drive, how to vote, whom to worship or not worship.  We don?t like to feel guilty and naughty if we dissent with your values.  We don?t want to be like they are in Europe.  That?s why we left.  We don?t like to switch on TV and hear everything that we value somehow put down and vilified.  We don?t like you trying to make us feel stupid because we believe in God, freedom, family and the flag.

That?s why we?re taking our remote control and turning you off.  Because, you see, you?re way off.  Frankly, we would rather watch the paint-drying channel or the grass-growing marathon than listen to your too obviously imbalanced, liberal, psycho-political, brainwashing blather.

And don?t think for one second it?s because we can?t handle the weight of your philosophic constructs ? or destructs.  It seems you?re not convertible.  Therefore, we?ll just shake the dust off our TV clicker and move on down the road, to that which really is fair and balanced.

Doug Giles pastors a church in Miami and hosts two award winning radio programs. 
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