“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” – Malcolm X.
The question that has fascinated me for quite some time now is this: Can you catch a liar? In a world defined by deception—as politics is—a liar has many avenues down which he can run. A liar is like water running through your hands. No matter how tightly you press your fingers together, water will always find a passage, and suddenly, your hands are empty. You did your best, but something so malleable cannot be easily contained.
Over the last several days, the big political news has been the newly released emails which suggest that the Obama administration directly and purposefully manipulated the post-Benghazi talking points. The emails also reveal that one of the top priorities of the manipulated talking pints was to protect president Obama from looking bad. Because, you know, when a disaster occurs, and Americans have died, the most important factor is image related. Of course, we already knew all this—or at least suspected it—but the confirmation is nice. Conservatives are calling the emails a smoking gun in the Benghazi investigation.
When the news first broke, I sat down, and imagined all the avenues the Democrats could take to spin the facts. I thought that they could deny the authenticity of the emails, or perhaps they would claim that protecting the president’s image was necessary so that we would continue to look strong to our enemies. What I didn’t imagine was that they would simply deny that the emails were Benghazi-related entirely, but that’s exactly what they did.
According to Obama’s mouthpiece Jay Carney:
“It was explicitly not about Benghazi…It was about the overall situation in the region, the Muslim world, where you saw protests outside of embassy facilities across the region, including in Cairo, Sana’a, Khartoum and Tunis.”
Carney’s assertion is obviously a fabrication, but that’s not my focus. We are at war and information is our weapon. You cannot catch a liar, per se. No matter how damning the evidence was, Obama would never be the bad guy. Obama could confess to a crime on national television and it would be dismissed. So, if the Democrats are the roadrunner, and we are the coyote, what can we do?
The Democrats have their media, and we have ours. Everything comes down to point stacking. NBC says this, FOX says that. In the end, it is the hands of the American people that decide our fate. So what’s to be done? We cannot catch a liar, but we can do our best to flood the airwaves with enough truth to slow him down. However, there is a point at which they reach saturation, and the media can no longer make gains. Once that has occurred, the baton is passed to us. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: we are the new media.
There are a lot of people out there who know little to nothing about what’s going on in this country. They are untouched by either media. These people are sitting ducks; they are being served up on a silver platter to the liberal media so that they may be brainwashed. We need to be vocal and, moreover, engaging. We have the facts and it’s our responsibility to use them to educate those who would otherwise be turned to mush-head drones by the liberal propaganda machine.
Jay Carney and Obama are consummate liars. They will never be the ones under the anvil. The Democrats—see: liars—have control over most of the media, and conservatives have control over the rest. We, the people, are the closers. We are the ones who fill the gap between the saturation point of conservative media and the seemingly unending resources of the liberal machine.
In a game of points where one side has an unfair advantage, every player on the underdog team has to give it everything they’ve got if they want even a shot at victory. We are the underdogs, and it’s time to give 100%. If we don’t, we lose. It’s that simple.