This is why attending BlogCon is so important
CLICK HERE to register for Upstate BlogCon, facilitated by the Franklin Center, Saturday February 16 in Spartanburg SC. And now … read on!
Were you at last year’s Groundhog Day event we had for school choice at Cleveland Park? The single biggest applause that night I can remember was when I talked about the local media. The Spartanburg Herald Journal has consistently printed misinformation about the school choice legislation, you can see my push back in these two posts, HERE and HERE.
Although I’ve had my criticism, I do commend SHJ for allowing a wide variety of Letters to the Editor to be published, that is not something that is available in every community.
However, we all know we have a situation where the media in our country, some not all, but in my opinion most, is biased at best and complicit in promoting the left’s agenda at worst. I want you to read this blog by Anne Sorock at Legal Insurrection. In it she points out a piece at Ace of Spades HQ that I also want you to read.
And ask yourself: Is the media any less dangerous than the most liberal politician?
(Then why aren’t we fighting them just as hard?)
Note this in Anne’s post:
While I donâ€™t have the answer, I have thought about a few solutions.
First, correctly identify the problem, as Ace has. It takes some reframing in our own minds, I believe, to grasp the idea that it is simply a political candidate or policy we are fighting. We must destroy the food chain that is rotting our country, the primary vehicles of which are the media and the government-run schools.
Second, I sometimes fear that we focus too much on the large national news outlets, when perhaps more Americans, more of the persuadable middle, tune in to their local nightly news broadcast than the politics-laden super media networks like Fox. Treat your local news anchors like your congressman. Call them, follow them on twitter, write about their biased reports, because they weave bias into their nightly news reports on fires and high school sports teams like you wouldnâ€™t believe. Film them when theyâ€™re doing their job. Ask them why they didnâ€™t film the people in the Socialist Worker t-shirts at the so-called teachers union protests. Hold THEM accountable, and you will do more to reach the persuadable middle than any large new network can.
And that last bit there … holding LOCAL MEDIA accountable and by doing so reaching the persuadable middle … is why I want you all to consider signing up for BlogCon today. Many of you ask me “How can we get more people to understand?”