By Matthew Falconer
In the Internet age people are able to pick and chose the news sources they watch and read. And like most Americans I have stopped watching the network news, stopped reading the New York Times, and cancelled my subscription to the Orlando Sentinel.
I grew tired of the liberal media trying to sell us their ideology in their news coverage.
When I get my news I want facts, logic and common sense. When I encounter the liberal media I receive the events of the day seen through their progressive lens. Every news report is spun to show favoritism to progressives and progressive causes. But this week I was forced to read and watch the liberal media’s coverage of the Arizona tragedy because they were questioning my integrity and that of my friends. I am a conservative and a proud member of the tea party movement.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman blamed the actions in Arizona on the crowds attending the McCain-Palin rallies. I was at one of those rallies with my 14 year old daughter and I am absolutely certain we had nothing to do with Arizona. Ignoring the fact the gunmen was a mentally imbalanced individual, he was a self-professed liberal. But conservatives do not blame all liberals for this one man’s actions. As Ronald Reagan said; ”We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”
Krugman said the “vitriolic rhetoric is coming overwhelming from the right.” We all know this is not true because we all have seen the left denounce Bush as a murderer and watch them hang him in effigy. Angry people live in all political parties and no party or movement can control the words and actions of every person who follows it.
But the liberal media’s attack on conservatives is a sign the left cannot debate progressive issues any longer. The left can only attack the right because the progressive policies of the past four decades have clearly put America into economic despair. With a $14 trillion national debt and $54 trillion in unfunded entitlements, the cradle to grave welfare society they created is on the brink of failure. While the debt ridden American economy struggles, the nations with sound economic policies (China, India and Brazil) prosper.
The left and the Keynesians have lost the debate so all they have left is to criticize conservatives. And my message to conservatives is simple; ignore them. Ignore the liberals when they pull out the race card and ask them what their plan is to pay back our $14 trillion national debt. When they call you names tell them even the Congressional Budget Office says our deficits are not sustainable.
By sticking to the facts conservatives will win the debate every time.
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