It is a well-established fact that the United States is a center-right nation, yet over the last fifty years, the country’s laws and policies have slowly drifted leftward. One reason for this is that the Right has passively accepted the premise that the Left holds the middle ground. By labeling conservative ideas as extreme, the Left is laying claim to a default position in the center.
Too often, the way conservatives are portrayed in the media is more a reflection of leftist traits than conservative behavior. If conservatives are as contemptible as the Left posits, an honest portrayal of them should be enough to demonstrate their negative impulses, yet much of how they are depicted in the media is exaggeration, amalgamation, and falsehood.
The Left’s prevalence within the arts and entertainment world has given them access to sophisticated research that has been exerted in the quest to manipulate the human psyche, and although they claim that it is unethical to use such techniques in advertising, they are unabashed in applying these methods to potential voters.
The Left have fused questions about President Obama’s religious affiliation to the birth certificate issue in an effort to paint conservatives as conspiracy minded paranoids, but what is more disturbing about this strategy is that, sewn into the new approach, there is a subtle mix of McCarthy-era loyalty oath and Orwellian show trial.
The Left feigns ignorance, twists meaning, and makes radical assertions. By the time their marks (conservatives) have caught on to the sleight-of-hand, the media memes have run their course. Conservatives often issue a response, but by then, the narrative has already been established, and those that have a peripheral interest in politics have moved on to other news.
The same people who dismiss conservative speech as promoting fear and suspicion have gotten into the paranoia game themselves. Along with serving as an excuse to distract from the childish premise that Sarah Palin was to blame for the Arizona shootings, the left-wing media have crafted an aimless conspiracy around the phrase “blood libel.”
As outdated as the Left claims the Constitution to be, when it serves their purposes they dramatically embrace the First Amendment. The Left loves a good censorship controversy, and there is seldom anything that brings out the leftist media’s self-righteous indignation more than the issue of literary censorship. They practically climb over each other in [...]