Are the mainstream media complicit or just lazy?

On these pages we talk about the big things going on – like the fact our embassy in Tripoli has now been abandoned. Oh, you didn’t hear about that? Exactly.

As I was taking my morning run today, I thought about “low information” voters. Granted, there are some people who consciously avoid news and current events. But how many more are simply not getting the truth?

Yesterday I met with my editor to go over some items and she told me about a phone call she received from a local newspaper journalist regarding the story we posted about “that question everyone is asking me.” The reporter wanted clarification, but to be honest, the piece was pretty self-explanatory. Then my editor changed the subject and inquired if the paper would be covering the still outstanding Florida voter registration fraud issues in Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties – part of the newspaper’s circulation areas.

The reporter’s response – and he’s a political columnist — was “probably not.”

How can we have an informed electorate if the media can’t be bothered to inform? But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

On a greater scale, consider the recent Time magazine cover, screaming in red, “Cold War II,” with a picture of Vladimir Putin. It was right here in South Florida in Boca Raton on the campus of Lynn University — at the final debate on foreign policy and national security — where GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was derided, skewered, and ridiculed for saying that Russia was an enemy. I believe President Obama made some backhanded disrespectful comment like, “the 80’s called and wants their foreign policy back.”

But it was a lazy media more focused on election politics than truth and strategic vision to alert the American people, and make an objective assessment. So now look at where we are.

A failed “reset” which has led to the shoot down of a civilian airliner by Russian-backed paramilitary goons and Russia firing from its territory into a sovereign state, Ukraine. Not to mention Russia annexing Ukrainian territory, Crimea.

And where was the media? It was too busy writing stories about Mitt Romney’s dog on the roof of his car or how his company killed some man’s wife — journalistic integrity anyone?

Consider this week’s MSNBC host Joy Reid interviewing a senior Israeli administration official and asking him about the “Israeli occupation of Gaza.” Obviously this uninformed talking head had no clue that years ago Israel had turned over Gaza to the “Palestinians.” Not to mention Reid unconsciously, or actually consciously, failed to state that Hamas is a terrorist organization and Israel is a sovereign state. She failed to mention how Hamas advocated using its people as human shields for the sake of propaganda — for willing accomplices like Reid.

And that “phony scandal” in Benghazi, when all we heard about was a stupid video? Not so phony after four Americans are dead and our embassy has been abandoned. I guess there’s so little going on in Libya, the U.S. can just pack up and go home.

My frustration is that our Founding Fathers gave us a First Amendment right of a free press. The press has now used that privilege to freely lie, deceive, and influence Americans based upon its own liberal progressive agenda. Any reason why we have such an uninformed mass in America? It is by design, and as they say, “in a universe of deceit, truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

How many mainstream media outlets are informing the American people that President Obama offered to just send planes to Central American countries like Honduras and El Salvador to carry the “refugees” straight to America?

I laugh at members of the media who are now issuing letters and filing complaints against the Obama administration for restricting their access. That’s what Obama meant all along about “transparency” and you all fell for it — no sympathy from me since you enabled it these past six years.

So, as you enjoy your Saturday, ask yourself, am I informed – or have I allowed myself to be a “useful idiot?”


  1. Sadly, low information voters (LIV) will remain low information voters. Emotional appeals wrapped in the guise of “humanitarian issues” covers have many denying the easily seen fact that Hamas is a savage terrorist organization hidden from the narrow view of thr LIV. The recent invasion, supposedly of the “children” reminds me of the biological class of insects who lay their eggs in the bodies of other groups of insects. They are fed upon and eventually the eggs mature and the insects that emerge lay their eggs in turn until the colonies of the host insects are gone.

  2. “On these pages we talk about the big things going on – like the fact our embassy in Tripoli has now been abandoned. Oh, you didn’t hear about that? Exactly.” Oh…we are getting transparency, plenty of it, and it ain’t pretty! Perhaps, in our country, ignorance is no excuse, but it is bliss, certainly, because no one is doing anything about it all anyway, but talk. LTC West, are you waiting until you see “the whites of their eyes?” Do you think that we are going to have a Midterm Election, a real one? I am putting my faith in the Lord alone, to act, and to do, according to His Will. How do you think He is speaking to you, and to us now?

  3. Allen west you’ve lost your right to complain about ANYTHING when you decided not to run! If you are willing to do anything to change it….don’t complain about it! I would say the same to the people that do not vote! COWARD!

    • Do you honestly believe we can actually “vote” our way out of this mess? We are waaaaaayyy beyond political solutions at this point.

    • Earls Lee going with his old, tired complaining about Col. West “complaining”. Man, you got anything to add to the conversations on his articles?

      Next time, hopefully, you can further the conversation and bring some actual content

      • add conversation to a complaint? This man Allen west had the nerve to complain about cartoons being shown in the airport! Nah…only think i’m here to do is to try to help ONE of you loons see how idiots some of the things this man says.

  4. Exactly as lokiswife says. I cringe for what’s coming in the U.S. armed forces that Obama is cutting by 30,000 currently with outreach plans to enlist later those of “immigrant” background unlikely to be true patriots in a world where 10,000 “Americans” have already gone to the Middle East to train for jihad in the war of IS that has already exiled Mosul’s Christians after painting the red “nun [Nazarene]” symbol on their houses and other property before confiscation, also before IS torching and destroying their 1,800-year old church. This website of Allen West in an “older post” (from earlier today) has an analysis of the risk to Americans from the rapidly growing IS (Islamic State) army that has been terrorizing in Mosul and elsewhere as the news focuses more on the also appalling Hamas terrorism (not that MSM calls it that) against Israel.

  5. Fortunately, I grew up in an era when history was still being taught, you had to earn your own A’s in school, answer for your mistakes and earning respect was not only expected but, in itself a privilege.

    Col West, thank you for your service and never-ending commitment to this big, beautiful country of ours!

  6. Most people now days watch the news. Most TV news is 30 sec sound bits with little fact and no depth and you wonder why we have uninformed citizens.

    Folks I read Allen & and the Patriot daily. Allen West and
    Patriot post gives you the whole truth and nothing but the truth ….. WAKE UP AMERICA AND READ.

    • your kidding right?
      there are a lot of other very worthy news sites out there..
      broaden your horizon…
      all west knows how to do is tear down,,,, and prattle on with his dogma

      • Name some journalism sites that back that claim. And to generalize Col. West’s articles in the way you did is irresponsible without a rational to back it.

      • go seek them out,,,,I’m on about 7 different sites,,
        you not only get commentary,,,but ideas,,on how to move forward,,,
        west prattles on everyday,,,”Barry this,,,Barry that,,,everything
        wrong in the known universe is Dem/Libs/Progressives fault.
        do he take any responsibility?. with his so called “vast knowledge” of the world,,you would think he offer up some positive stories,,or ideas, or policy changes that would help
        all ‘mericans..but no,,easier to write the crap he does, and get all the close minded people to jump up and down and blame muslims,,and atheists, for the country’s woes,,and problems…
        no moving forward here,,,just stuck in the ____, day in,,and day out..

      • Exactly! No solutions, no ideas just complaints and blame! I understand why he is afraid to run for president…he has nothing to offer!

  7. Congratulations Col West. Liberal trolls bash everything you say. Dinesh D’Souza recently commented about liberals stalking him and opined that indicates he is making a difference. He took it as positive affirmation to his effectiveness.

    • Yes, liberals should really learn from Conservatives, who maintain a level of respect for people they disagree with like John Stewart, Rachel Maddow, Michelle Obama, and Sandra Fluke. I’ve never heard a conservative call any of them a nasty name. Nope, conservatives keep it to intelligent discourse all the time.

    • Making a difference in WHAT? This man is only intersted in getting you LOONS to buy his products….he is selling tee shirts now!

  8. I agree with Mr. West’s assertion that journalistic integrity is dead. However, I can’t help but point out the hypocrisy of only targeting the left-wing media. “Mainstream media” has become a code word for “liberal media” – proven by the fact that Mr. West includes MSNBC in his rant, all while being an active contributor to another cable news station, Fox News. Bias that reinforces your worldview is STILL bias, and therefore lacks integrity. It’s hard to have much respect for someone who lacks the introspection to examine their own place in the complicit media that they complain about.

    • You just went WAAAAAY about these LOONS heads! FOX news good everything else bad. Tea party good everything else bad. Thats is about as simple as these loons get!

  9. mainstream also includes FOX. They are the most watched cable news program. Bill and Kelly files are 1,2 top rated. Rush and Haninty on radio. Newmax and Drudge on the internet. 2013 had 22 conservative books on best sellers

  10. Allen….I’m noticing that you are running out of good topics. I suggest you post another BENGHAZI post or MUSLIM post or you will lose people to the new SARAH PALIN internet station!


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