The Main Stream Media and Assange

Have you guys noticed that the MSM, from establishment newspapers like WSJ, NYT and web-papers like Huffington Post, want Assange dead or discredited. Even many prominent LIEbral and CONservative bloggers seem to be enjoying the thought of his demise.

I have a theory about this phenomena-

The MSM, its derivatives and people raised on the MSM share a certain world-view. In their mind, anything that goes against what they have believed and worshiped is heresy.

The human ego is very fragile, and most do not want to admit that the world they grew up and believed in is dead. I realized this when people of my age started saying stuff such as “kids these days”, which is funny since I am in my early 30s. Having never married, or otherwise subjugated myself, I did not need to hold on to some fake memory of a glorious past.

However many people ‘grow up’ and kill their souls through marrying and having drone jobs, thereby losing their enthusiasm about living life, discovering new things and just enjoying it. But the world moves on, and sooner or later they realize what they have lost. But they ossify their views rather than change, preferring to live in a glorious past which never existed.

In a way the MSM, its derivatives and many older ‘prominent’ bloggers are still living in the 1940s-80s, which were the formative years for most of their employees and readership.

Reality has however moved on.

Comments?

  1. Hughman
    December 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    The British newspapers are largely in favour him (seeing as the Guardian helped with the latest leak, and all the broadsheets are working through it to find the juicy stories). Their misandry is clouding their comments on his arrest warrant, but overall it’s positive.

    The BBC and TV is less sympathetic – they claim neutrality, but they are only quoting politicians opposing Assange, whilst only old clips of him, or his lawyer, are used in defence.

    Then again, the British newspapers still maintain a tradition of investigative journalism. They are embarrassed that Wikileaks has got so huge, but instead of fighting him, they are aligning with him.

  2. Anon
    December 6, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Huffpo hates Assamge because he blasphemes the temple of Black Jeebus.

    To them tyranny is ok as long as a Democrap is in power.

  3. the dude
    December 7, 2010 at 4:26 am

    at least in Europe, there is a significant amoutn of articles based on his cables, and unisono thankfulness by journalists for the insight

    Yes, being a spastic is not bad as being a paraplegic.

  4. DoesNotMatter
    December 7, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Death to the MSM! Yea to the bloggers. May the incendiary bloggers live long, even the ones I don’t agree with. No matter how much I disagree with you on certain topics, I enjoy your blog and your abrasive writings even though you want everyone to suck your cock and I won’t. But the MSM, not only do I dislike them, they are also mind numbingly boring. Death to the MSM, amputation to the CONservatives, castration to the LIEberals (oh! wait, they already castrated themselves).

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