Recently, I sat down with a friend who has spent almost three decades working as an intelligence operative in the defense of our nation. During the course of our conversation, I asked him what -- based on his vast experience -- was the number one threat facing our nation? Without even pausing to think about it, he forcefully answered, “Our mainstream media.”
More than Al Qaeda, more than homegrown terrorists, more than heavily armed Mexican drug cartels, more than non-existent borders, more than out-of-control and extremely violent domestic gangs, and even more than biological and nuclear terrorism, this dedicated intelligence operative felt that our own liberal media was a greater threat to our safety. Why?
“Simple,” he answered. “They enable all of those things and more. They betray our secrets, assign civil rights to enemy combatants, and push for a multi-cultural nation with no borders. The vast majority of those who work in mainstream media have a visceral hatred of traditional values and all those who espouse those values.
"Many have strong socialist tendencies, are vastly inexperienced when it comes to the actual plight of working Americans or corporate America, or were hired for politically correct reasons.
"Fortunately, their hatred of traditional values and the average American has caught up to them and they are going out of business in droves, but that said, they are still capable of inflicting incredible damage upon our republic.”
The more he spoke about this threat, the more he felt resigned to our fate. “Look at what has just happened,” he continued. “The far-left hates Sarah Palin, so their dishonest lapdogs at Newsweek did everything in their evaporating power to smear her one more time with a demeaning cover.
"Beyond that, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other far-left outlets think nothing of betraying national secrets on the front pages of their papers in the hope of winning the far-left Pulitzer Prize.
"They do this while simultaneously wringing their hands and crying foul when someone hacks into a computer system and exposes as lies, their false and economically crippling religion of global warming.
"In the United States of today, no one on the left is ever held accountable for their sins because their protectors in the far-left media ensure that they are blameless. Worse than all of that is the fact that the far-left controls the content and socialist propaganda fed to our children on a daily basis.
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