How can you call it the "Mainstream" Media?
We need a new name for the partisan media
By Ric Wasley
May 22, 2017
When are we going to wake up and stop rewarding a bunch of frothing leftist partisans who are essentially card carrying members of the DNC with the title of “Mainstream Media”?
First of all, there is no longer anything “mainstream” about them. They are composed of Northeast and West Coast liberal elites who live cheek by jowl with one another and other limousine liberals who spend their time going to the same wine and cheese parties where they curse conservatives and sneer at all the rubes in ‘fly-over country.
But they do not represent anything approaching the “mainstream” of thought in the United States. They would like to. But in reality, they have not succeeded with the majority of the country - thank God!
They have done their best over the last 40 years to try to cajole, seduce, bully and shame the rest of the country into their convoluted, elitist point of view. And they actually were convinced they had succeeded - hence they were all wrong in predicting that Hillary would win in a landslide. And like spoiled, pampered children denied what they feel entitled to, they are throwing a classic toddler-tantrum. “I hate Trump! I hate Republicans! I hate conservatives! You’re all bigots and racist and mean and dumb and I hate you!! Whaa!!”
And that dear friends is the maturity level of the babbling heads and petulant elitists we see on the network news or late night TV, or Hollywood, or read in the daily newspapers. And while they control a lot of the media, their far left DNC inspired message does not represent the thoughts, feeling or beliefs or the rest of the country. Once again - thank God.
So isn’t it time to stop rewarding these narrow-minded partisans who exclude and denigrated the values of more than half of the country in their highly slanted coverage, with the appellation of “Main Steam”, and come up with a better and more accurate description?
My choice would be “Left-Wing” Media or DNC Media. What would yours be?
Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”
Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.