Editor's Notes — July 2014

 

 
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True North Perspective
Vol. 9, No. 7 (349)
July 1 2014
 

Editor's Notes

 

Obama takes the final turn of the political loser

 

He attacks his servile media for not filling his cup

Image: True North Perspective Editor and Publisher Carl Dow. Photo by the Phantom Phographer.

The American Press Corps since 2001 has been the most servile group in the otherwise best traditions of journalism. Has the worm turned? Has the media been finally struck dumb by the lies they have been forced to parrot?

Or have they been simply silenced by the embarrassment of real competition by rt. cable TV and its companion rt.com, and the social media, to which all growing millions of readers and viewers are turning to escape the lies, distortions, and omissions in the traditional, increasingly narrow, corporate-owned media.

During a late June 2014 tour of Minnesota President Obama mocked the media and in effect mocked the millions of desperate Americans who have and who are slipping out of the so-called American Dream into the quicksand of spreading economic collapse.

Obama said he and his wife have known what it is like to work at low-paying jobs and he said it would do his children good to experience the same. What gall to compare their camping trips in economic misery with the millions who are losing the roofs over their heads, the humiliation of food stamps, and the corroding of self-respect that comes with years of economic deprivation. Flirtation with the latter during your college years in no way compares with the soul-destroying poverty that infects those who have experienced the curse for years mounting to decades.

Obama says that he is serious about solving economic problems. But why should anyone believe him. He has a proven history of broken promises and lies that stretch from America's Main Street to the death and destruction in the Ukraine.

For one who offered high hope to millions, even winning the Nobel Prize for Peace before getting his feet wet as President, he has certainly made a mockery of all that he pretended to stand for. He has made Shorty George W. Bush look like an amateur in advancing the interests of the military/industrial complex that General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower had warned Americans against.

And now he whines about the Press Corps not giving him the attention he wants.

Wow! It's breath taking.

Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it.

Looking forward.

Carl Dow

Editor and Publisher
True North Perspective
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