“Antichrist’s Press in Training?” by Terry James

Members of the American press are charting new political coverage waters with their sycophantic reporting on Barack Hussein Obama’s tour of the Middle East and Europe. Even the mainstream news media’s own are finding problems with their institution’s obsequious treatment of the Democrat Party’s presumptive candidate for the presidency of the United States.

A pundit pointed out criticism by one mainstream journalist about the coverage of Obama’s out-of-country trip. The well-known news personality voiced her concern that Obama was getting away with less-than-honest comportment as a first-line presidential candidate while he barnstormed far away from domestic turf.

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was the one journalist with the courage to name what she was actually seeing happen: Obama faking even being interviewed by the press. “Let me say something about the message management. He didn’t have reporters with him, he didn’t have a press pool, he didn’t do a press conference,” either in Afghanistan or Iraq, noted Mitchell on the air. Instead Obama manufactured “what some would call ‘fake interviews,’ because they are not interviews from a journalist,” Mitchell went on. Mitchell understands very well that this contrived image management is powerfully all to Obama’s political advantage. He’s shameless when it comes to managing his own image. “Politically it’s as smart as can be,” she conceded before noting the big obvious truth nobody else in the media was bothering to expose: “We’ve not seen a presidential candidate do this, in my recollection, ever before” (“Obama Faking It,” by Maggie Gallagher, Real Clear Politics, July 23, 2008).

Slavish media attention to the nation’s first African American to have a possible chance, even probable likelihood, of being elected to the nation’s highest office was having some apparently unintended effects. Despite the intensive Hollywood-like publicity coverage at every turn to Obama’s posturing as if he were already president, the polls in America seemed to reflect a recognition, similar to Ms Mitchell’s, that the American media monolith was engaging in overkill –or maybe that would be over-exuberance for the candidate they obviously champion.

Even before the news was out that all three TV broadcast networks–ABC, CBS, and NBC–had sent their anchors along to cover Obama, leaving only a modicum of network coverage for McCain back in the states, the polling statistics were not looking good for the mainstream news conglomerate.

“[A] Rasmussen Reports survey found that plenty of…Americans agree: ‘49% of voters believe most reporters will try to help the Democrat with their coverage, up from 44% a month ago. Just 14% believe most reporters will try to help McCain win, little changed from 13% a month ago. Just one voter in four (24%) believes that most reporters will try to offer unbiased coverage’” (The New York Times, “The Opinionator, Has the Press Voted for Obama?” by Tobin Harshaw, July 21, 2008).

I haven’t found a similar poll since the news has been made well-known that the major television networks have assigned their news anchors, CBS’s Katie Couric, ABC’s Charles Gibson, and NBC’s Brian Williams to do special interviews with Obama while he moves through what many are calling a “campaign extravaganza.” As of this writing, the grandiose treatment the Democrat candidate is receiving isn’t helping. At best, he has held even in the tracking polls, and the trend has been one moving slightly downward. Again, as of this writing, the race is statistically even, when the margin of error is included.

So, it seems the American press, at least, will have to come up with new, innovative techniques that the voting public hasn’t yet caught onto, if they are to influence elections in the future, to the extent they influenced them in the past–when the big 3 networks had a collective monopoly on coverage. Now, the news venues are so fractionalized by the cable and satellite additions for the viewing/listening/reading publics, that old techniques, no matter how powerfully presented, run the risk of turning off the voters, rather than turning them on.

The U.S. press–at least, the traditional, mainstream press–is proving inept in shaping the political landscape as they once did. But, they continue to act as if they believe they can still do it like in the good ol’ days. With their venturing into the Mid-East and Europe, acting for all the world like Obama’s personal publicity machine, the sense is that this is but the beginning of the process to thrust forward candidates of global, rather than of merely national, jurisdiction. European media already speak as one, for the most part. It is their American brethren they must wait upon to come into the global news propaganda siege machine. The American journalists are in training, so to speak.

One day, a man of supernaturally infused charm and abilities will step on the end-times stage of human history. God’s prophetic words say the following about this future global politician: “I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things” (Dan. 7:8). And again the prophetic word says: “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months” (Rev. 13:5).

Antichrist, the supreme globalist-politician, will utilize a future propaganda siege machine, the likes of which this Armageddon-destined world has never seen.

–Terry

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One Response to ““Antichrist’s Press in Training?” by Terry James”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The news media is an anti Christ.your either for Christ or your against Christ. the news media ,has for a long time been against any thing good in this country. they glorify the aclu,and every thing the aclu attacks.the aclu are trying ,like muslims,to eradicate ,all christiananty in the US,out of schools,place of work ,gov.parks, our currency,even home subdivisions.their agenda is for one world government.With Christ gone in the US , their strong hold is sure.1963 prayer removed from the schools,Pledge of Allegiance to God and country,almost all traces from civil life, are almost all gone.The news media are great deceivers.

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