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.”
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. But the very behavior that crude expression was meant to discourage became de rigueur.
What am I talking about?
I’m telling you something few others could tell you. I am talking to you as a long-time member of the media elite. I am relating to you unique experiences I had as the editor in chief of major-market daily newspapers. I am explaining to you how America’s news business became a propaganda business manipulated by pressure groups. I am revealing, for the first time, the way the press was invaded and taken over by radical activists with a perverse and extreme agenda.
You can find out much more about this dirty little secret in my new book – just out today – “Stop the Presses! The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution.” But let me provide a little appetizer.
See what “Stop the Presses!” is all about
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., Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, Knight-Ridder, the New York Times, Newsweek, NBC News, Time, ABC, CBS News, CNN, Fox News Network, Washington Post, Newsweek and Newsday are among the Big Media companies that lend financial support to this cause. The Ford Foundation, General Motors, Allstate, jetBlue, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Verizon and HBO are other major patrons.
Have you ever opened up your local newspaper and wondered why there is so much coverage of homosexuals and issues of concern to homosexuals? Have you ever wondered why coverage of homosexuals and their cause is so universally positive?
Now you know.
The NLGJA’s president works at the New York Post. Board members work at the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald, Fox News Network, the Washington Post, NBC News and AOL Time Warner.
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.
At the group’s 2000 national conference in San Francisco, the big debate was over whether journalists should even bother getting other points of view on homosexuals’ issues and stories – whether such viewpoints should even be permitted.
CBS correspondent and NLJGA member Jeffrey Kofman made the point: “The argument (is): Why do we constantly see in coverage of gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues the homophobes and the fag-haters quoted in stories when, of course, we don’t do that with Jews, blacks, et cetera?”
Paula Madison, vice president of diversity at NBC and news director for the NBC New York City affiliate WNBC, added: “I agree with him. I don’t see why we would seek out … the absurd, inane point of view just to get another point of view.”
Kofman rejoined: “All of us have seen and continue to see a lot of coverage that includes perspectives on gay issues that include people who just simply are intolerant and perhaps not qualified as well.”
And those are examples of why we advise against sleeping with elephants and covering the circus.
But, here’s the good news – and there’s much more to be found in “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.
In my humble opinion, it couldn’t happen to a more arrogant bunch of fascist mind-control freaks.