In the 1967-68 TV series “The Invaders,” Roy Thinnes was able to identify the alien infiltrators by their pinkie fingers, which stuck out as stiff and haughty as Barack Obama at a country club. In 1988′sThey Live, Rowdy Roddy Piper’s Ray-Bans allowed him to detect the skull-faced extraterrestials who were surreptitiously running the country. And now, WorldNetDaily CEO Joseph Farah shows us how to sniff out the subversive elements infesting America’s vital news organs:
Have you ever opened up your local newspaper and wondered why there is so much coverage of homosexuals and issues of concern to homosexuals?
I assumed it was because each time gays made an incremental advance toward parity with the rights and privileges of the heterosexual majority, people like you and James Dobson immediately issue hysterical press releases and run radio ads like this:
“Mom…”If the Colorado legislature has its way…“A man in a dress came into the girl’s restroom at school today.”We could all be dealing with a new type of predator.“Honey, there was a man in the women’s showers at the gym today, and the management said it was, it was Colorado law.”And instead of our kids worrying about class work, they’ll be worrying about who might be in the restroom with them.“No way I’m going in there (school bell), I’d rather wait all day if a guy’s in there.”Our children must be protected from predators, but if Governor Ritter won’t veto Senate Bill 200, all public restrooms, including those in our public schools, will be open to anyone of any sex.
Anyway, back to Joe:
Have you ever wondered why coverage of homosexuals and their cause is so universally positive?
Well, since I occasionally read your site, um…no.
I will explain it to you.
Really, don’t put yourself out…
When I first entered the news business back in the late 1970s, there was an indelicate old adage that simplified the standards of the industry with regard to personal and journalistic conflicts of interest.The curmudgeonly city editor would straightforwardly explain to his reporter: “Hey, I don’t care if you sleep with elephants, just don’t cover the circus.”That remained the American journalistic ethic until “the invasion.”What invasion?The invasion of America’s newsrooms by the elephants and their suitors.Of course, I don’t literally mean elephants and those fond of elephants invaded the news business.
Oh, phew! It was just another one of those metaphors I keep hearing about…
But the very behavior that crude expression was meant to discourage became de rigueur.What am I talking about?
I was hoping you knew.
I’m telling you something few others could tell you. I am talking to you as a long-time member of the media elite.
“Elite,” eh? Well, latte dah.
Farah made a name for himself in 1990, when he became editor of the Sacramento Union newspaper under the ownership of Daniel Benvenuti, Jr., and David Kassis when the three turned the paper in a more conservative direction. Benvenuti and Kassis bought the newspaper from billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife…After fifteen months as editor of The Union, Farah stepped down, in part from the 30 percent decline of the paper’s circulation. (The Sacramento Unionwas bankrupt by 1994…Prior to working at The Union, Farah was the executive news editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner (now closed)
Sorry, Joe, just wanted to check your bona fides. You were saying…?
I am relating to you unique experiences I had as the editor in chief of major-market daily newspapers.
And if I was looking to crater a metro broadsheet, I’d be grateful.
I am explaining to you how America’s news business became a propaganda business manipulated by pressure groups. I am revealing, as an insider, the way the press was invaded and taken over by radical activists with a perverse and extreme agenda.
Right, right. But if your experiences were “unique,” then by definition they weren’t common, and wouldn’t explain a widespread phenomenon, would they? I mean, this all seems like an awfully big build-up just to out a few queers on the City Desk. You’re not, by any chance, trying to sell me something, are you…?
You can find out much more about this dirty little secret in my latest book, “Stop the Presses! The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution.” But here’s an example of a group that has virtually dictated the way newspapers and broadcast outlets cover issues involving homosexuality and other forms of sexual deviancy. It’s called the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.Not only is the organization successful at working inside the media to ensure favorable coverage of homosexuals and their political agenda, it even persuades the corporate press barons to pay their freight! The Hearst Corp., McClatchy Company, Gannett, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, Washington Post, NBC News, ABC, CBS News, CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and the parent company of both, News Corp., are all sponsoring the group’s convention in August this year. Other big corporations underwriting the event include jetBlue, Harrahs, Orbitz, Pfizer, Coca Cola and Toyota.
The Invisible Hand of the Market has a limp wrist! Noooooo!
The NLGJA’s president works at the New York Post. Board members work at Fox News Channel, CNN, NBC and major newspapers.
They won’t stop until Bill O’Reilly directs at least 10% of his sexually harassing late night phone calls to gay staffers. Fair and Balanced, people…
Maybe you think this is a healthy development within the media. Perhaps you believe it will lead to more “tolerance” and “diversity” within the press.I’ve got news for you – it leads to exactly the opposite.
“Maybe you think I’m a jerk. Well it turns out, you’re a jerk!”
At previous national conferences, it has been suggested by participants that journalists should not even bother seeking other points of view on homosexuals’ issues and stories. It has been suggested that differing points of view should not even be permitted to be aired by their news organizations.
It has also been suggested that repeated, if not constant use of the passive voice allows me to make accusations without backing them up with facts or links or citations.
But, here’s the good news – and there’s much more to be found in “Stop the Presses!”
“Did I mention that I wrote a book?! And not just the one I ghosted for Rush Limbaugh…!”
I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but if I were the sort of person who managed to drive the one newspaper I edited into bankruptcy — despite lavish subsidies from deep-pocketed wingnuts — I don’t think I’d title my book, “Stop the Presses.”
These people, these activists masquerading as journalists, do so in the controlled media – the establishment press, the “downstream media.” And what’s happening in the world of the “lamestream media” these days? It’s imploding.
The activists within the media, whether they realize it or not, are mapping a route to their own self-destruction and disfranchisement.
Sounds serious! So what exactly are they –
In my humble opinion, it couldn’t happen to a more arrogant bunch of fascist mind-control freaks.
Oh, I see. You’re saving all the good stuff for “Stop the Presses! The Inside Story of How I literally Stopped the Presses!”
Fair enough, Joe. I’ll be sure to click on that “Wanna Know the Secret to Getting 37 Paychecks in the Mail Per Month? And All at the Push of a BUTTON!” ad on the front page of your site so I can get my free copy.
Posted by scott on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 12:14 am.