Originally published November 11 2015
Republican insider Mitt Romney can't stand the fact that rising new media is taking away his power to control people
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Two-time Republican presidential loser Mitt Romney misses the "good old days" when the mainstream media was unchallenged by the alternative media and able to craft narratives, spread propaganda and toe the corporate line completely unchallenged.
As reported by Breitbart News, Romney complained recently that the fall of traditional media, which today does everything it can to discredit and destroy his political party, is a bad thing because it has empowered GOP "insurgents" (i.e. conservatives) while preventing establishment Republicans (i.e. RINOs) from achieving more compromise with the Democratic Party. The Democrats, of course, also seek daily to discredit and destroy the Republican Party and GOP brand.
In the days before Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was elected to the position of Speaker of the House and Romney and the rest of the establishment GOP were trying to convince him to run for the office, the former Massachusetts governor told former Obama operative David Axelrod on "The Axe Files" podcast that the "extremes within our respective parties are having a louder and louder voice and demanding more attention" and "immediate action" as opposed to more "collaborative action."
Romney said that this is occurring in large part because of the "change in the world of media."
"There was a time when we all got the news with the same facts, if you will," he said. "We had three networks we watched for the evening news. Most of us got newspapers. Everybody in the middle class got a newspaper, so we got the same facts whether we agreed or not with them."
No, Mitt, we all got the same propaganda and one-party bias.
It's not good when we all have the same informationNow, he continued, Americans dare to "get their news on the web" and "they tend to read those things which they agree with." He also said that people are "not seeing the other side" and "not even getting the same facts" while "we have commentators" on left- and right-leaning cable news channels "who are hyperbolic in expressing their views on issues."
Romney went onto to complain that more Democrats consider themselves "liberal" and "in my party, there are more and more who feel they are more insurgent than towards the center of the party."
"And I think that divisiveness is one of the things that has led to Washington having such a hard time getting things done," he said.
For the record, the Republican Party was genuinely filled with conservative leaders once upon a time, hence its conservative bent, but that is no longer the case. Today, Republicans get Mitt Romney, John McCain, John Boehner and Paul Ryan as "leaders" who criticize the conservatives of the party more than they do "opposition" Democrats.
Completely off of Romney's radar and obviously out of his scope of understanding is the fact that the mainstream media he nostalgically recalls is responsible for its own demise just as much as alternative media sources are responsible for their own rise. In the past, there was no free market of ideas, no competition for the status quo, and no challenge to the party line, which is why "we all got the news with the same facts"). When those challenges and choices became available, people began voting with their remotes and computer mice.
Breitbart News noted further:
In this election cycle in which outsiders on the GOP side are getting the majority of the vote, Donald Trump has bypassed the traditional media and gone over their heads to get his message directly to his supporters and American voters. Romney blasted Trump on the podcast and implied that his remarks about women, "members of the news media," and Hispanics would hurt Republicans like Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" remarks during the 2012 election cycle. Romney referred to "certain things" that were "said by Republicans during my general election race in 2012 colored the perception of the Republican Party and may have caused some people to stay at home."
They want to control what you can and cannot knowSo now, like Democrats, RINO Romney and his merry band of establishment leaders are complaining that they can't control the narrative any longer. That's really what this is all about.
You can – and should – read the full Breitbart News report here.
Speaking of new/alternative media, check out truth detectors and honest news brokers like MediaFactWatch.com and Freedom.news so that you don't let a two-time presidential loser dictate to you what you can and cannot know.
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