Thursday, March 19, 2015

Presidential speeches taken out of context by Mass Media

The Mass Media has a history of taking many speeches out of contest and they rarely if ever encourage the public to go directly to the source by telling them where to find it in an easy manner so that they may be more inclined to realize that they’re being fed propaganda. This is why more members of the public should take the initiative to do their own home work and check the material they receive from the Mass Media for themselves. In some cases they could receive some help by good researchers that may help them sort through the details. Most of these researchers deserve credit for the help they provide; however there are a few of them that have a history of pretending that that is what they do and yet they also turn around and do the same thing.

This is despicable! 
However it is not uncommon for many people to try to warn people that others have tried to deceive them and then turn around and do the same thing while pretending to help them. The reader or listener should use their own discretion when encountering this tactic. In some cases they often even go one step further and attempt to accuse those that aren’t using manipulative tactics of using manipulative tactics so that they can obtain the trust of the reader or listener that way as well.

Believe it or not whether I have used manipulation tactics or not I have been accused of doing so on several occasions. 
However, I don’t hold it against them; in fact I kind of feel sorry for them. Therefore to avoid turning them into liars I’m going to do exactly what they accuse me of and take a presidential speech out of context and present it to you. This really is wrong and it really should be put back into context properly so perhaps someone more sincere than me can follow up and correct the context of the following excerpt from the following historical speech from a former president. Perhaps that someone could be Herman Cain or Michelle Bachman or some other notable candidate for higher office that feels the need to educate the public properly.

…. "Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine, but against hunger, poverty, desperation, and chaos."

… then, there stands before the entire world one great and inescapable conclusion: Freedom leads to prosperity. Freedom replaces the ancient hatreds among the nations with comity and peace. Freedom is the victor.

…..Or are they token gestures, intended to raise false hopes……We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.

There is one sign ….... can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace…..if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the….. if you seek ___________: Come here to this ____! …., open this ____! __. _________, ____ ____ ____ ____!

Clearly this speech never should have been presented in this obviously censored form! Perhaps if Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman or any of the other presidential candidates wanted to correct this they could speak those censored words which could be very important. Well maybe not all of them since they might not apply to all circumstances but perhaps the last four words would do. Perhaps that would be the best way for them to put it back into context and let the public that they can be relied on to make the right decisions if they’re elected president.

Perhaps they could go one step further and choose a good location where this speech would be applicable to current events being debated during the campaign which many people consider very important. Perhaps that location might be Southern Texas, Arizona or perhaps Arizona. That might be a good location for this speech.

Of course that might not be that appropriate after all; perhaps this speech was made by a president that they didn’t like that well and wouldn’t want to be associated with. If so then they could always discuss why they don’t like him. However if it is a president that they have idolized then they should be happy to adopt his beliefs. In fact the last four words are quite famous and have been repeated over and over by the Mass Media; although they rarely ever mention most of the other words that accompany them; however I think the meaning of those four words could be very important to these candidates especially if they want to prove their much more sincere than me and that sincerity is part of what makes them qualified to lead this country.
Or perhaps they’re not the right person to correct this speech isn’t even in the presidential race for this country; perhaps it is Benjamin who is Prime Minister of his own country which was on the eastern end of the Mediterranean the last time I checked. I doubt if anyone moved it; perhaps he could make a similar speech on the eastern border of his country and he could be sure to include the last four censored words in the speech and prove that he is a more sincere person than me.

Just a thought

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The following are the original replies when this was first posted on Open Salon.

Good morning Zachery:

Remember the days of Walter Cronkite when journalists took pride in reporting and educating the public with facts and truth? I'm afraid those days are long gone. I wonder if they really even know about the things they report about.

More than ever, the media is nothing more than a huge propaganda machine.

Fay Paxton October 23, 2011 12:25 PM

Good morning Fay, first of all I'm stunned to see this post on my blog; I would never post an excerpt of a presidential speech out of context to make a distorted point for my cause! I'm flabbergasted; clearly someone has hacked into my account! ;-)

How ever I agree that more than ever the media is clearly a propaganda machine; I'm not so certain that it was quite as credible as I used to think of it when Walter Cronkite was reporting but at least they weren't so absurd and gave the public some credit. they also advanced many worthwhile causes at times including some reporting on Vietnam and segregation instead of trying to roll things back as they are now.

zacherydtaylor October 24, 2011 11:03 AM

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