Just after proving themselves to be unreliable and misguided fear peddlers who got just about every prediction about the election wrong, the media dashes ahead today with a new set of false memes, brimming with the same unjustified confidence.
Thankfully for them, there is never an apology needed for having fed the public artificial and contrived “worries” that had no basis in truth or reality.
It was not legit when they questioned if Joe Biden would be replaced on Obama’s ticket with Hillary. It was not probable or likely that Obama would win the Electoral College but lose the popular vote. It was just plain dishonest to claim that Obama’s long term leads in most swing states were “toss ups” because they were within the margin of error. And the list goes on…
But being a corporate news outlet means never having to say you’re sorry…or ever having to stop saying “BOO!” to the American public. Anything they do in pursuit of manipulating Americans to watch their channels and increase their ad revenue, is apparently fulfilling their interpretation of the 1st Amendment.
So here we are, the day after an election took place that they almost uniformly denied would happen the way it did…despite a preponderance of polls saying it would happen exactly as it did…and…they’re ba-a-ack, with a new set of dishonest and slanted memes.
Here are some of the memes going around in the media today…from the same sources who promised you a “razor tight” election night:
MEME 1. Now that President Obama has been chosen by Americans to lead the nation, he must bow down to the Republicans in Congress and do the things that they want to prove that he is “bipartisan”.
TRUTH: President Obama is the one with the mandate from the people, he is the winner. The Republicans have been rejected nationally, in Senate and House races as well, the onus is on them to compromise and move towards Obama’s positions or face losing their seats in 2014.
MEME 2. The makeup of Congress has stayed pretty much the same. The American people have thus said, they want things to remain as they are.
TRUTH: House races are local races and the voters who decide them are not interchangeable with all other voters. Just because Michele Bachmann squeaked out a win, it doesn’t mean the majority of Americans wanted her to win. Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin lost, showing extremists were being rejected by voters. Meanwhile real Progressives like Elizabeth Warren were elected. The makeup of The Senate is actually meaningfully more Progressive and stronger Democratic. Right wing extremists like Joe Walsh and Allen West lost in the House and were replaced by moderates and Progressives, that changes The House.
Congress has changed and reflects change, it is not “pretty much the same”.
MEME 3. The GOP will go through some soul searching to figure out how they can change their policies to appeal to the rising demographics that defeated him.
On the periphery of the GOP, there is some chatter about the GOP appealing to Latinos and younger voters. However, the voices from the power centers of the GOP are loudly and clearly stating that their losses have nothing to do with their principles which they believe are righteous and shouldn’t be touched, it was all about poor messaging and a poor messenger.
The GOP Elite and their Bagger core don’t see any problem with their message, they just think everyone else is ignorant or has been brainwashed. So, their takeaway is, “We just need to find better ways to manipulate Latinos and younger voters into voting against their own interests and supporting our plutocratic/religious extremist agenda…just as we have done with poor white rural voters.”
The MSM Meme Factory is chugging away at full speed but after being exposed through yesterday’s election as being wrong most of the time and focused most in whipping up people than reporting the truth, folks out there should from now on take such pronouncements with a boulder of salt.