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Journalistic malpractice is a term used to describe the once objective field of journalism which has now been reduced to ideology and slander. It is attributed to people within the mainstream media and old-media, but not exclusively. Their failure as a group willfully misleads, manipulates and distorts the public.

Objective journalism was once the cornerstone of America's democracy. When objectivity is replaced with malpractice then the media loses credibility. Without credibility, journalism becomes error-filled, journalistic failure, reckless journalism, Gotcha! tabloid-like reporting, scaremongering or yellow journalism, outright factual inaccuracies, promotion of fact-free journalism or falsehood-spreading.

One of journalists' corrupt goals is to manipulate or selectively edit statements to hide facts <ref> Two Weeks Out, Campaign Goes to Last Place Obama Wants it to Be Rush Limbaugh, October 21, 2008</ref> or to perpetrate falsehoods <ref>Bozell on the Palin Book-Burning Myth NewsBusters.org, September 22, 2008</ref> or hide unflattering stories of like-minded individuals. <ref>'Today' Pumps Bachmann 'Million Dollar Mistake,' Still Ignores Mahoney Scandal Newsbusters.org, October 22, 2008</ref> <ref>How Did Edwards Affair Stay Hidden? Gawker.com, July 22, 2008</ref> Another is to repeat falsehoods so that an issue dear to their agenda is kept alive in the public's mind.<ref>Journalistic Malpractice in "Marriage is Dead" Report, Michael Medved, Townhall.com, January 18, 2007</ref> Another unethical tactic is to report “off the record” statements in a deception of the journalist's sources and interviewees. Most famously, Connie Chung interviewed Newt Gingrich's parents and solicited Gingrich's mother to repeat an insult he said in private about Hillary Clinton. Chung plied the information from Mrs. Gingrich with the lie: “Why don't you just whisper it to me? Just between you and me”, falsely implying that she had no intent to repeat or broadcast the comment.<ref>Connie Chung interview with the Gingriches Warning: insulting word appears at end of interview transcript.</ref>

Roy Peter Clark, a journalism scholar at the Poynter Institute says that journalistic malpractice is not a new phenomenon and pre-dates the internet by decades. “Classic forms of journalistic malpractice, going back decades, are making stuff up, ripping other writers off, and the third is peddling special interests without letting the reader know. <ref>Frauds: An ugly, old journalism tradition, CNET, February 22, 2010</ref>

Rep. Lamar Smith (R) of Texas is a member of the newly formed Media Member Caucus saying, “media bias is the “greatest threat to our democracy today.” <ref>GOP House Members Form Caucus To Fight Media Bias NewsMax, June 3, 2009</ref>

Journalist comments

Michael Hastings, formerly of Newsweek, had an assignment to write behind-the-scenes stories about the presidential campaigns. He admits upfront that “objectivity is just a fallacy for reporters.” <ref>Former Newsweek Campaign Reporter: 'Objectivity Is a Fallacy' Newsbusters.org, October 22, 2008</ref>

ABC journalist damns whole field of journalism over “DANGEROUS” bias. <ref>Media’s Presidential Bias and Decline The American Sentinel, October 29, 2008</ref> Michael Malone writes, ”…not just bewildering, but appalling.”

Time magazine's Mark Halperin called the media's performance during the Presidential campaign simply “disgusting.” He told a media panel, “It was extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage.” <ref>'Disgusting' Bias for Obama, Time Writer Admits NewsMax, November 23, 2008</ref>

E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic, “I know i'm a journalist, and i should be objective … but she is an ignorant disgrace and she makes me sick to my stomach.” Speaking of the answer given by Miss California's Carrie Prejean defending traditional marriage. <ref>Alicia Silverstone Joins Hollywood Celebrities to Spoof Traditional Views on Marriage Fox News, April 22, 2009</ref>

Culture war

The mainstream media has chosen it side in the culture war. Traditional values, respect for others, impartial objective reporting has been made the enemy. Liberalism and all who support liberal causes are given high priority. Conservative causes are typically distorted by liberal journalists. Partial-birth abortion physician George Tiller is murdered, front page news in the New York Times. U.S. Military recruiter is murdered by a crazy Muslim terrorist attack, page 16 of the New York Times. Crimes against MSM supported issues (abortion) is newsworthy, Muslim terrorism is not a MSM supported issue.

The Washington Post includes anti-Christian bigotry in their paper. <ref>Anti-Christian Bigotry at The Washington Post Fox News, June 19th, 2009</ref>

Multicultural media liberals

Due to the liberal's agenda to champion multiculturalism (any country just not the West), they often employ English-speaking foreigners as journalists and commentators. The culture war America finds itself in has foreign liberals trashing other Americans. Time and time again you'll find these personalities railing against traditional America:

  • Martin Basher, MSNBC, Britain
  • Cenk Uygur, MSNBC, Turkey
  • Fareed Zakaria, CNN, India
  • Christiane Amanpour, ABC, Iran
  • Piers Morgan, CNN, Britain
  • Ali Velshi, CNN, Kenya

Journalism and Iraq

There were many instances of corruption within this elite group of journalists.

Good News

Howard Kurtz of CNN accurately pointed out on “Reliable Sources,” few media outlets seemed at all interested in giving much attention to the great news out of Iraq last week regarding September's sharp decline in casualties. <ref>‘Journalists’ Tell Howard Kurtz Why Good News from Iraq Shouldn’t Get Reported NewsBusters, October 7, 2007</ref>

Bad News

In 2005, Sabrina Tavernise of the NYT's tries her very hardest to cast the future of Iraq as a lost cause. <ref>NYT: Iraq Middle Class 'Stalked by Death,' Initiating 'Exodus' NewsBusters, May 19, 2006</ref>

CBS's Lara Logan declares US defeated in Iraq. Logan on 60 Minutes tells General Abizaid, “We hear very little about victory in Iraq these days. We hear a lot about how to manage the defeat.” <ref>CBS's Lara Logan Declares US Defeated In Iraq Newsbusters, November 27, 2006</ref>

Fake News

Associated Press reported on Thanksgiving 2006 about the six Sunni civilians burned alive as they left Friday worship services. The shocking dispatch received massive, global coverage. <ref>Fake news vs. real news from Iraq Michelle Malkin, November 28, 2006</ref> Subsequently, the story never was verified as true. <ref>The media fog of war Michelle Malkin, November 27, 2006</ref>

In April 2003, New York Times journalist Jayson Blair wrote “In Military Wards, Questions and Fears From the Wounded.” Blair described face to face conversations with four injured soldiers in a Navy hospital. The only problem is that he was never there and only talked to one soldier over the phone. Then he proceeded to fabricate quotes. <ref>Credibility In Question PBS, May 1, 2003</ref>

Hypocrisy

Bush was scorned for golfing while U.S. troops were dying on the battlefield. Scorned again for giving up golf out of respect for U.S. troops. No such accusations from journalists against Barack Hussein Obama who has golfed more than 75 times in a little over two and half years in office.

Journalism and Global Warming

New York Times is creating a new environmental 'pod' of reporters to promote green news. It is led by activist Glenn Kramon who says about his readers, “My goal is to make 'em angry enough to do something.” <ref>Environmental S.W.A.T. Team Columbia Journalism Review] January 13, 2009</ref>

For a top 100 list of journalists presenting global warming alarmism, see the U.K.'s Numberswatch Warm List. Every imaginable absurdity from animals shrink to Yellow fever is the outcome of made-up science.

Public Survey Results

Zogby survey finds two-thirds dissatisfied with the quality of journalism. 67% of the American public thinks traditional journalism is “out-of-touch.” <ref>Zogby Poll: 67% View Traditional Journalism as "Out of Touch" Zogby, February 27, 2008</ref>

Media Malpractice and Sarah Palin

Media malpractice from journalists does not care whether Sarah Palin is right or wrong, because facts and truth is irrelevant to the Mainstream media. The relevant point is that TV and print journalists incorrectly report what Sarah Palin says, instead focusing on “reporting” what they want their viewers or readers to believe she said. Journalists who are a part of the MSM machine routinely report incorrectly.

In the case for Sarah Palin when she was the 2008 Vice Presidential nominee, widespread journalistic malpractice had a large effect on the outcome of the elections.<ref>Kyle Drennen. CBS: Sarah Palin ‘Launched an Offensive’ Against Media, NewsBusters, January 02, 2009.</ref> On November 4th, 2008 millions of Americans were shocked that a man of Barack Obama's limited experience, extreme political positions and radical alliances could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, the explanation was rather simple. The news media, completely enamored with Obama, simply refused to do their job.<ref>Media Malpractice Polling Research, Media Malpractice.</ref><ref>Editorial by John Ziegler. John Ziegler's Exclusive Interview With Sarah Palin, The Sarah Palin “Media Malpractice” Interview, January 07, 2009.</ref>

Due to media malpractice in America, the entity that Americans have depended upon so long to deliver honest, hard news can no longer be trusted. In response to the death of journalism, Bloggers, Fox News, Matt Drudge, and others took it upon themselves to fill the massive void left by a mainstream media that had abdicated their responsibility to inform the public in lieu of taking on an advocacy role for Barack Obama and leftwing causes.<ref>Anthony G. Martin. The death of journalism in america, examiner.com, May 09, 2009</ref>

Obama's First 100 Days

None of the three broadcast network aired a single story focused on whether President Obama’s economic policies were driving the U.S. towards European-style socialism.

Not a single network news reporter used the term “socialist” to describe how Obama’s policies are shifting economic authority to the federal government, away from the free market.

Network reporters never even called Obama or his agenda “liberal.” NBC and CBS never even used the word in reporting on Obama’s radical agenda.

On three of Obama’s major economic policies and plans - his banking bailout, his auto bailout and his plans for universal health care - the networks never had a single sound bite from a conservative or a free market expert. <ref>[Special Report, Cheerleaders for the Revolution]MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER</ref>

Obama's Birth Certificate

The mainstream media is in cover-up and counter-act mode. During the campaign, hardly a peep about Obama birth certificate lawsuits. After the election, coverage is also scarce. The few mentions of it have been dishonestly swept away, ridiculed as a nonconsequential matter. Enter the new catch phrase in the American lexicon, 'The Birthers' as coined by Politico. <ref>Culture of conspiracy: the Birthers Politico, March 1, 2009</ref> So now the media has made the issue into an internet 'conspiracy', it's a conservative rumor. Journalist will go as far as they can to cover for Obama.

Tea Party

The Tea Party Movement represents a growing concern among the American people, great concerns for their country and for their families. Journalists from CNN and MSNBC mock the protests with sexual jokes, while at the same time neglecting to report on the movement with an unbiased point of view.<ref>Cable Anchors, Guests Use Tea Parties as Platform for Frat House Humor Fox News, April 16, 2009</ref>

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Liberalism can refer to a number of political philosophies derived from Classical liberalism. In this article, the American political platform referred to as “liberal” within the United States is contrasted with other meanings of the word, particularly in Europe and in other parliamentary democratic systems.

  • “Whereas Liberalism is the triumph of emotion over reason (as defined historically), Conservatism is an applied intellectual process; based on observation, deduction, and the study of provable historical fact.” - Sandy Stringfellow<ref>Sandy Stringfellow</ref>
  • Cal Thomas said, “One of liberalism's many problems is that once an idea or program is proved wrong and unworkable, liberals rarely acknowledge their mistake and examine the root cause of their error so they don't repeat it.”<ref>Cal Thomas</ref>
  • Fred Seigel wrote, “Liberalism has become an ugly blend of sanctimony, self-interest, and social connections.” <ref>Fred Seigel</ref>
  • :A distinguishing element of liberalism has been its admiration of autocratic leaders and this explains its embrace of dictators from the likes of the German Kaiser, Lenin and Stalin, through to men like Fidel Castro and his murderous sidekick, Ernesto “Che” Guevera.<ref>The Curse of Liberalism Alan Caruba - September 9, 2013</ref>
  • Michael Savage wrote, “As much as the Left fashions themselves as being progressive, they’re not. In reality, today’s leftist movement is made in much the same way as a sausage—it’s a blend of fascist, Communist, and socialist ideologies from twentieth-century Europe, with a pinch of Nazism, all ground together, yet retaining the flavor of its various parts.”<ref>Quote from ''Liberalism is a Mental Disorder'' by Michael Savage</ref>

Since the definition of liberalism often – but not always – means to advocate for and be open to change, its specific reference depends on specified context. For instance, American liberalism has changed drastically since the 1960s, with liberals then (see: John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.) advocating for personal responsibility and true liberty, in sharp contrast to modern-day liberals, being very close to leftists, denounce and devalue.

United States

In the U.S. the word liberal is usually used to describe the platform espoused by the Democrat Party, that is, support of social welfare systems, redistribution of wealth, and government regulation of the economy - combined with a certain brand of individual libertarianism, emphasizing social equality, and (to a certain extent, these days increasingly radical) rejection of traditional Judeo-Christian standards of morality as a proper justification for law.

The economic aspects of this ideology are to a large extent a product of the New Deal policies of the Great Depression era, as well as Lyndon B. Johnson's “Great Society.” It also should be noted that a good portion of the Liberal economic philosophy has certain roots in the teachings of Karl Marx, such as the overall focus on social equality and the outrageous rejection of the Judeo-Christian morals. It should be noted, however, that Liberals are not pureblood Communists: Unlike their redder brethren, Liberals are far more insidious and dangerous, as they have successfully infiltrated the American society and now threaten the American way of life.

The Democrat Party's idea of social liberty and equality, though, came much later, partly as a result of the civil rights and counterculture movements of the late 20th century. It continues to be fueled by various youth movements and the interests of numerous special interest groups.

Europe and elsewhere

In Europe, liberalism refers to a political position that leans toward greater individual liberties and less government intervention in general. In short, this is the philosophy closest to classical liberalism, and is commonly referred to in the United States as libertarianism. In Europe and elsewhere, then, the opposite of liberalism is not conservatism, but authoritarianism.

Because of this, the terms “conservative liberalism” and “liberal conservatism”, which are seen as contradictory in the U.S., are not so in Europe. “Conservative liberalism” simply refers to a less radical libertarian philosophy, and is often referred to as “law-and-order liberalism.” Liberal conservatism is simply a variant of conservatism willing to allow for individual liberties, and, in a way, describes the ideology of the American Republican Party. Such examples of this obvious line of thought include the civil rights movement, when the Republican Party (and a few southern Democrats) just wanted to maintain the African American's right to have the choice of forced segregation.

The Liberal Party of Australia is the right-leaning party, in opposition to the liberal Labor Party, and is not to be confused with liberalism as an ideology.

Nazism and socialism

For more information please see: Nazism and socialism, Gun Control in Nazi Germany

was the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi Party), led by Social Darwinist Adolf Hitler.<ref>http://mises.org/daily/1937</ref><ref>https://creation.com/darwinism-and-the-nazi-race-holocaust</ref><ref>http://www.hourofthetime.com/socialist.htm</ref> ]] The Ludwig von Mises Institute declares:

There is debate about the similarities between Nazism and socialism. Despite whether Nazism is socialist or not, they, with the help of general improvement of economic conditions in Europe, helped propel Germany out of the Great Depression with their economic policy.<ref>http://www.nazism.net/about/economic_practice</ref>

Similarities between Communism, Nazism and liberalism

See also: Similarities between Communism, Nazism and liberalism

Communist Manifesto Nazi Party Platform Analysis
1 “Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.” “We demand an agrarian reform in accordance with our national requirements, and the enactment of a law to expropriate the owners without compensation of any land needed for the common purpose. The abolition of ground rents, and the prohibition of all speculation in land.” The stripping away of land from private owners. Liberalism today demands “eminent domain” on property.
2 “A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.” “We demand the nationalization of all trusts…profit-sharing in large industries…a generous increase in old-age pensions…by providing maternity welfare centers, by prohibiting juvenile labor…and the creation of a national (folk) army.” The points raised in the Nazi platform demand an increase in taxes to support them. Liberalism today demands heavy progressive and graduated income taxes.
3 “Abolition of all rights of inheritance.” “That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.” Liberalism today demands a “death tax” on anyone inheriting an estate.
4 “Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.” “We demand the nationalization of all trusts.” Central control of the financial system.
5 “Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.” “We demand that there be a legal campaign against those who propagate deliberate political lies and disseminate them through the press…editors and their assistants on newspapers published in the German language shall be German citizens…Non-German newspapers shall only be published with the express permission of the State…the punishment for transgressing this law be the immediate suppression of the newspaper…” Central control of the press. Liberals today demand control or suppression of talk radio and Fox News.
6 “Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c.” “In order to make it possible for every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education, and thus the opportunity to reach into positions of leadership, the State must assume the responsibility of organizing thoroughly the entire cultural system of the people. The curricula of all educational establishments shall be adapted to practical life. The conception of the State Idea (science of citizenship) must be taught in the schools from the very beginning. We demand that specially talented children of poor parents, whatever their station or occupation, be educated at the expense of the State. ” Central control of education, with an emphasis on doing things their way. Liberals today are doing things their way in our schools.

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References

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