Friday, February 10, 2012

They Who Must Not Be Named in Arkansas Media

UPDATE:   It looks like KHTV did cover the story including names at some point.  Their report on the news the night of the event was as described in this report, but subsequent to that report Craig O'Neil did do a long report on it.  A reliable source tells me O'Neil's report went up around 2:30 PM, after I filed this earlier report complaining about the original coverage.

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Hahaha. The big media in this state is such a pathetic joke. Hahaha. The powers that be have things so locked up, it seems no outsider politician can get their name mentioned in the media no matter what sort of initiative they might undertake. If you are one of the favorites, you can get media credit that really belongs to others. If you are not the favorite, then forgetaboutit. Alleged media professionals will file stories about your event that somehow never even mention who was behind the event! Hahaha.

 A recent example was a group of a dozen Arkansas legislators who held a well attended presser about their plans to introduce a resolution for a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Sen. Jason Rappert spoke for the group of legislators, but neither he nor his cohorts got any name mentions, or face time in the KHTV report on the matter. Hahaha. You are not introducing plans the power brokers in this state approve of so NO MEDIA ATTENTION FOR YOU! Instead, they ran a five minute piece where first Lady Ginger Beebe talked about what it was like to be an orphan. Hahaha.

 That group was almost all Republican, but it doesn't matter what letter goes in front of your name. What matters is that politicians who cooperate with what the big-money boys want get lots of coverage, even positive coverage they did not deserve. Those who buck the system in any way get iced out.

 For example, Democrat State Sen. Jack Crumbly is suing the State Board of Reapportionment. That would be Gov. Beebe, Attorney General McDaniel, and Sec. of State Mark Martin. Martin is the only Republican on that group. Crumbly complains that his new district is not sufficiently black to preserve a minority-majority district. Crumbly is rousing rabble not from the right, but from the left. The direction is different but the outcome is the same: the Democrat Gazette article on the affair does not even mention Crumbly by name. It just says, hahahahah, that "a black State Senator" is suing the state over the issue. Hahahah. No press for you rabble rouser!

 What is even funnier is that, unless you read closely and know the real backstory from other sources, the language in the article leaves the impression that evil Republican Sec. of State Mark Martin was responsible for the diluted black vote in Democrat Crumbly's district. Hahaha. Fact is, Martin's plan for redistricting had more black majority districts than the plan that Beebe and McDaniel forced down our throat. Beebe and McDaniel are the ones that want the black vote spread out among several districts because blacks vote Democrat so often. They wanted to win three districts 54-46 instead of dominate one district 70-30.

 Martin and the Republicans were the ones more willing to listen to the Jack Crumblys of the legislature. They could win more seats concentrating the black vote, because that means there would be that much less black vote in surrounding districts. You can't get any of that from the article, except that it does mention, without explanation, that Martin voted against the redistricting plan that was adopted. Because he is Sec. of State, he is left to implement and defend the plan that OBeebe and McDaniel imposed on him. Hahha. We are in so much trouble in this state so long as the sheeple listen to the big media around here. Hahaha.

1 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Hahaha. The big media in this state is such a pathetic joke. Hahaha. The powers that be have things so locked up, it seems no outsider politician can get their name mentioned in the media no matter what sort of initiative they might undertake. If you are one of the favorites, you can get media credit that really belongs to others. If you are not the favorite, then forgetaboutit.

8:17 PM, February 10, 2012  

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