There is not a conservative alive who has not complained about leftwing media bias. For decades, conservatives have had to watch, read and listen to slanted news and out right lies against conservative politicians and conservative thought.
Things started to improve with the dawn of conservative talk radio and the internet. With these two things, conservative and their message could be clearly given to the American people without the mainstream media’s slants and lies. However, with the 2008 election, the media seems to have abandon any pretense of objectivity and have boldly and openly chosen sides. No surprise they did not choose ours.
Barak Obama owes his victory to a press that refused to question his relationships, refused to investigate his ideology and refused to question his qualifications, all the while holding McCain and Palin to the most intense scrutiny ever. The media even went as far as to actually go on the attack against the republicans. The New York Times invented a story about John McCain having an affair with a female lobbyist and what they continue to do to Governor Palin is down right criminal!
The media’s new open hostility towards conservatives was on full display last week with the Tea Parties. Witness Anderson Cooper’s comment about “tea bagging” (he ought to know) and Rachel Maddow's repeated reference to the term. In addition to the ridicule, the JournoList meme of the day was that the Tea Parties were not a grassroots effort but rather an Astroturf campaign spearheaded by Fox News. But the clearest example of the media’s open hostility towards Tea Parties was CNN’s Susan Roesgen’s attack on a Tea Party protester in Chicago!
So what are conservatives to do now that the media has dropped its veneer of objectivity? During the 2008 VP debates, Governor Palin gave us the clue:
I like being able to answer these tough questions without the filter, even, of the mainstream media kind of telling viewers what they’ve just heard..
Speaking directly to the public without the media is the key for conservatives to get their messages across and to expose the media’s bias towards them. No better tool is suited to this task than YouTube.
Remember, Susan Roesgen’s attack above? Here is a YouTube video of what happened after CNN’s camera’s stopped rolling. See how the female protester tells exactly how Roesgen was deliberately slanting the report by ignoring anti Republican messages and zeroing in on people with anti Obama signs. This video is now out on YouTube and there isn’t a damn thing CNN can do about it. Their bias reporting is forever recorded for all the world to see.
Think about how much different Sarah Palin’s primetime interviews would have gone if the McCain campaign had its own camera rolling right along with ABC and CBS. Would Couric and Gibson have risked playing gotcha if they knew there was video that could have been splashed across the net with their bad moments on it? This should be standard operating procedure for any 2012 Republican candidate! (Are you listening Mr. Steele?)
YouTube not only helps to expose leftwing media bias and defend conservative candidates, it is also an excellent way for spreading the conservative message. YouTube videos by Thomas Paine, AlfonZo Rachel, Daniel Hannigan and this young soldier all went viral by delivering a clear, solid and forceful conservative message directly to the people. If the media tries to slant the news on a video, all it does is spark curiosity and makes people search the video, they are then exposed to the entire message and free to make up their own minds about it.
My advice to conservatives is get yourself a YouTube account today, learn how to use the service to rate, upload and share videos. Take courses in video production, animation and editing. Take video cameras with you to Tea Parties and rallies. Write to officials that have your support and tell them to embrace YouTube today. We need not be slandered by the left any longer we can follow YouTube's advice and broadcast ourselves!