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Why We Need Noel Sheppard

January 19th, 2014 - 3:32 pm

The incomparable Noel Sheppard of the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters site is dealing with some scary health issues. That makes this an excellent time to consider the great work the guy does.

We are living at a time when our freedoms, our Constitution and our economic well-being are under attack by statists. This is not a rare occurrence. In fact, it’s a constant throughout history. Liberty is the exception not the rule. But after a century that proved the efficacy of free markets and free minds beyond a shadow of a doubt, a resurgence of these pests in the form of the disastrous Obama administration would not have been possible if it weren’t for the ideological corruption of the news media. In order to promote tyranny by their political allies, the vast Democrat majority of the American news media have now transformed themselves into professional liars — liars by omission and false emphasis as often as by commission, but liars nonetheless.

The American news media have become the enemy of the American people and of the American people’s power to self govern. Those who oppose the media are modern Minute Men battling an Empire of Lies. Noel Sheppard’s among the best of them.

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Nothing like cheering up a man in poor health by dismissing his entire professional endeavor.
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Our prayers are with you, Mr. Sheppard.
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Yes, Yes, Yes, it's the media, stupid. You know it, I know it, everyone should know it. They brought Nixon down, they keep Obama up.
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All my prayers to Mr. Noel.
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"We are living at a time when our freedoms, our Constitution and our economic well-being are under attack by statists."

God bless you, Andrew. It's good to read someone using the correct noun.
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The political bias of the media is the foremost threat to real democracy we face today. It rises to constitutional levels. The press has a very important role to play in the governance of the country and providing the information voters need to make informed choices at the ballot box. If it is polarized and politicized, it cannot serve that function but will instead short circuit the democratic process.

And that is where we are today. The press, most of it, is actively supporting one position in the battle of ideas and philosophy, and its influence is so pervasive no other point of view has much of a chance of prevailing.

Media research and exposure should be the highest priority of all political organizations which are not "progressive" in orientation.

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This work is hard, and sometimes has a long horizon.

It's been what, 40 years, but people are now beginning to discuss MLK's plagiarism.

Joe McCarthy was a nutcase. He was also right.

We have to keep doing this work, or the other side wins.

God bless, Noel.
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Noel Sheppard will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping for the best as he battles lung cancer. Both Noel and Brent Bozell are doing thankless work at MRC where they are constantly attacked by the MSM for exposing their lies, half truths and blatant partisanship. We need more courageous men and women, like Noel and Brent, to do what they do to shine a bright light on our corrupt media.
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I hope he gets better, but things like News Busters and Media Research Center never go beyond the conservative echo chamber - right wing blogs, Fox News, Talk Radio.

Being perpetually outraged by what the left wing does accomplishes nothing.
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Happily, you're wrong. Many a thoughtful leftist discovered their inner conservative, and their outrage, through exposure to that echo chamber.
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It's an echo chamber to find examples of media hypocrisy and lies and then call it out?

I think men like Noel Sheppard give Constitutionalists hope. We hear the statist's side all the time in the media. It's overwhelming sometimes. It's nice to see an alternate media outlet getting the word out for the truth.

In fact, it is the truth, not just more political bias from an opposing point of view. The echo chamber is inside your skull.
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It gives us ammunition.
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I missed your proposed solution, disco boy.
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Nothing like cheering up a man in poor health by dismissing his entire professional endeavor.
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