What Has Turned Cinderella & Prince Charming into Snowflakes? Part 2, Society and the Education System

The gig is up.  Society and the educational system has been unveiled as supporters and co-conspirators of the Snowflake generation, and it is apparent that they have lost control.  They have not only helped cause the problem, they are reaping the theconsequences as well.  Not a pretty picture.

download (1)First a quick recap of who Snowflakes are and where the seeds began.  Snowflakes are almost cult like.  They are a generation of uninformed and uneducated kids who reject facts that produce successful adults. They reject  concepts that produce winners.  They thrive on rebellious behavior, and are emotionally vulnerable individuals who have probably never heard the word no, or had to face consequences for their actions.  They have not learned boundaries and think throwing tandems  will get them what they think they want.  They probably grew up with trophies lining their bedroom walls that they didn’t earn but only had to show up to get.  They have grown up in an atmosphere of, don’t bother to think, we will do it for you.  They have been told they are special without doing anything to earn that label.  The journey of becoming Snowflakes began with their parents.  I don’t think the concept of reason or common sense has ever been in their vocabulary. A misguided society has stepped aside and let them run wild.

I believe the seeds of this movement began when a Pediatrics Psychoanalysis named Dr. Benjamin Spock wrote a book on child rearing which preached permissiveness and  instant gratification as  teaching tools,  and encouraged parents to focus on the uniqueness of the child. No where to be found were the concepts of boundaries, respect,  responsibility. or self-control.  Why parents didn’t throw this book out with the garbage is beyond me.  His book came out in 1946, and the movement must have had a lot of momentum by 1998, since over 50 million copies had been sold by then.  That was 19 years ago.  This number is important, because that covers almost two generations, so by now grownups have seeped into the world with these attitudes being a part of their belief systems, and many have chosen teaching as their profession.  Bingo.  Now teachers were teaching the lesson they had been taught.

It is my belief that teachers need to have the mind-set of Supreme Court Justices. Interpret the law, don’t break or rewrite laws. They need to encourage their students to think and reason for themselves and not try to brainwash them. Teacher’s responsibilities should be to teach  what children need to learn to be productive individuals.  English, Math, and Science of the day(because science is fluid), are the foundations of education. A perfect model for teachers should include teaching respect, highlighting how important and necessary  following laws are for society  and that adhering to boundaries in a public  venues are important concepts that allow them to fit nicely into society.

When children first enter school they  are like sponges and soak up what they see, hear, and experience.  They are vulnerable, because they have no reference to what is right and wrong, and trust that the lessons and experiences they get at school are what they need to know.  They are at the mercy of what the teachers want to teach them.  Today that is scary.  I think that is why so many parents are choosing to home school their kids, because the school system is supporting fake education.  Those parents don’t want to raise Snowflakes.  And parents sending their youngsters to public schools are prevented from having much of a say when they see ridiculous  things being taught  like the Common Core curriculum.  Some  teachers have been known to throw away a food item from a students lunch that they thought was  unhealthy or  inappropriate.  A wise teacher would have called the parent and had a discussion on what was best for the child.  A teacher with Snowflake inclinations would act like a bully and upset the child by tossing the food item in the garbage.

The decay of  society has left its mark on children.  They are seeing the government step in when their parents don’t or can’t work.  They see rewards for bad behavior.  Often this goes back a generation or two.  Welfare programs don’t seem to be geared to get families on their feet but feeds the “Let us take care of you”, mentality, because that is job security for  local, state and federal employees. And once the incentive to take care of one’s self  is removed, the rabbit hole grows in size.  The message kids get is, I don’t have to finish school, or work to survive.  There is a safety net that I can use, forever.

Another piece of the Snowflake  problem is the lack of discipline and accountability society has let slide by.  Society has changed the rules on how to discipline kids.  Kids know this. We  see classrooms in turmoil, because the misbehaving child feels there will be no consequences if they bully their classmates or teachers or disrupt the classroom just for the heck of it.  Kids have stuck up their noses and said “Make me, if you think you can”. Teachers almost need an armed guard in every classroom to keep order so they can teach. Often Society turns a blind eye and makes excuses  when kids bully and act out in gangs and protests that turn into  destructive behavior.  Recently at the University of California, Berkeley we all got to see the bully side of Snowflakes when they protested over a speaker they did not want to allow to speak.  A riot ensued.  The sickest part of this story is that Professors participated in the riot, and police were told to stand by and watch, and not try to stop the rioters, by their superiors, and the mayor also supported this behavior.  Here is an example where the face of education and society marry to help destroy and divide America. Shameful to say the least.

Motivation has been lost in the mix of goals for success for many.   Without a purpose these kids are left with boredom and turn to drugs, alcohol and hang out with like-minded kids who are prone to get into mischief. The rabbit hole keeps getting larger to the point of no return.  They begin to resemble puppets without any core beliefs.  They listen to fake news and eat it up.  They are lazy thinkers and follow whatever cause that comes along that sounds fun or exciting without looking around the corner to see what consequences lie ahead. I think they feel like empty shells, and worthless blobs most of the time.

Here are some stories about some Snowflake motivated events.

A few years ago in CO students walked out of their highschool class to protest having to learn Capitalism in their economics class.  If I had been in charge I would have sent them home with a note telling their parents not to let their kids return until their  student was willing and eager to learn the courses being taught and why capitalism was important to understand.  If and when they returned I would have told them about dozens of workers who lost their jobs for participating in a” Day Without Immigrants” protest and walkout.  That is how a healthy educational system should respond.  The school missed out on a valuable teaching moment.

This next one gets the Bone Head Award of the century.  George WA University removed U. S. History as a requirement for their History Major.  Not too smart in my view.

Harvard Approved a Black Only Graduation Ceremony.   If whites had said “You have to have your own separate ceremony” there would have been a huge backlash?  All hell would have broken out.  They would have screamed, SEGRAGATION.  Stanford , Temple and Columbia also have all black student graduations.  This is simply nuts and clearly a product of Snowflake thinking.

This example takes the cake.  At Texas A & M University located in the “Great state of Texas” and a “Conservative” state at that, a far left liberal, tenured professor, who does not even know how to speak proper English,  spewed “Kill White People” after seeing a Quentin Tarantino film named Diango, staring Jamie Foxx.  He said the film made killing white people look fun.  This story is packed full of Snowflakes.  The professor, the actor, the director, the writer of the screen play, and the audience who viewed the film.  There is a small ray of hope attached to this example.  The film was a flop, because the community of our brave men in law enforcement publicly boycotted it and the public’ out cry caused many Americans to follow suit.  Brovo for sanity sneaking in.

Educational systems and society have both let America down by not stopping this destructive movement.  I ask myself why.  I think the left wants to see America divided and think Snowflakes can help in that goal.  We are seeing lazy thinkers or better yet, non-thinkers.  Critical thinking is in a death spiral.  Garbage in, garbage out is the mantra.  Snowflakes are gobbling up fake news rapidly. What do these misguided kids think will happen if they go for an interview for a job, don’t get it, and throw a tantrum. Do they think that will change the outcome? Do they think they can sue the employer to force them to give them a job because they did not yield to their tantrum?

Nothing ever stays the same.  It either gets better or it gets worse. I cringe when I consider these Snowflakes might be our future leaders.  I suspect there are some Snowflakes already sprinkled in government, at all levels. Recently Seattle, WA’s Police Department said they were no longer using the word “suspects”….they now use the  words “Community members” in its place.  They also do not have the word” citizen” on their paperwork, because the person might not be a U. S. citizen.  I am convinced that Seattle is one HUGE SNOWFLAKE. Respect and knowledge trumps emotion and propaganda. I hope Society starts standing up to these misguided individuals sooner rather than later so America can get on the fast track of becoming great again.

 

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What Has Turned Cinderella & Prince Charming into Snowflakes? Part 1, Parenting & Family

Snowflakes aren’t born with that mind-set.  They are molded by what they see, hear, and experience.  Parents are the core , because they are the only resource in the beginning of a child’s life.  What is a Snowflake? They are the teens and college students needing safe rooms and or throwing tantrums, or maybe even teachers at all levels in the education system. They seem to be more prone to take offence at concepts they disagree with, and are the generation of young adults living in the 2010 era to present time, meaning they are less resilient than previous generations.  They seem vulnerable when coping with views that challenge what they think.  They sea-saw between being victims and bullies, without any openness to rational debate or critical thinking.

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Parents don’t get an instruction book when they have a child.  However, there is a lot of advice floating around in the universe by way of books.  There was a popular professional that influenced many generations of parents named Dr. Benjamin Spock, a Pediatrics Psychoanalysis, who wrote a book in 1946. By 1998 his book had sold over 50 million copies.  His advice planted the seeds for todays Snowflakes, in my opinion. The book was entitled “Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care”. His advice was  for parents to be more flexible and permissive. He also promoted instant gratification as a  child rearing tool. Bingo. Not what the kids or society needed.

Many parents think their job is to  make their children’s lives easy.  Wrong, big mistake.  A parent’s job is to love them profusely, keep them safe, feed them, put clothes on their backs, shelter them and prepare them for life for when they leave the nest.  Another responsibility of parents is to help teach their children to become productive human beings so they don’t fall face down when they enter the world away from the protection of their home.  This also entails teaching respect, both for themselves and others, the value of learning and understanding the value of boundaries and self-control.  They also need to guide them towards  learning the art of  critical thinking and the importance of patience.

The concept of “hard” is one of the best  tools parents have in their  tool-box.  Nature has given them a fabulous model and example of  how “hard” works. The formula is EFFORT, WINNING,  LOSING, AND FINALLY SUCCEEDING. This formula involves all of the lessons needed to learn to walk. First the child has to learn to roll over, then sit alone, then crawl, then stand, then learn balance then walk.  All parents can do is sit back and watch the struggle and be cheerleaders.  The child falls down hundreds of times before they master walking, but it never occurs to them to quit trying to reach their goal. They  don’t give up until they master the task.  Here is what they learn, even if it is subconscious.  Patients, persistence, pride, self-esteem, and that a task has a beginning and an end, no matter how hard the job is to  achieve.  The best part is probably the joy and raves the child gets from  his audience when walking is mastered.  I wonder how many Snowflakes have been  sheltered from hard things in life?

A huge problem with parents of Snowflakes may be the third-party parenting that is prevalent in today’s society.  There are programs and schooling available for children as young as 3.  Kids are being raised with the help of daycare and baby sitters because both parents need to work.  Children are enrolled in endless sports programs and other activities.  Then there are the subtle babysitters lurking in the shadows that kids are not  able to live without.   Smart phones, computers and gaming devices fill up what time is left in a day, and those choices  don’t create much creativity or critical thinking, in my view.  Parents don’t have the energy or interest to monitor the teachings at the schools their children attend.  I will go into more detail on schools in part 2.   Is there an underling consistency in all of this third-party parenting? Hasn’t it helped turn out Snowflakes?

Family dynamics, consistency, and expectations  are three huge pieces of the parenting puzzle that probably impact the developement of the Snowflake mind-set.  Many kids live in single parent situations. When one parent is left with all of the responsibilities, resources are sometimes spread thin and little energy is left to parent in a healthy way.  Actions speak louder that words, and kids learn from what they see, hear, and experience.  If a mom says, “You need to get your homework done and be in bed by ten”, and doesn’t follow through on seeing that happen, a child gets a troubling message. If there are no consequences for the child another message pops up, especially if this is a reoccurring pattern.  That message is, what I say doesn’t matter, and there is no price to pay for not doing what you are told to do.  I think trust is damaged as well.

So look at Snowflakes as victims of a decaying society based on,  not learning the value of “”hard”,not learning boundaries, not being taught self-respect for themselves or others, not valuing debate, not recognizing the importance of consistency, not having realistic expectations, and not knowing  how to engage in critical thinking.  I hope Snowflakes have a light bulb moment and figure out they need to go back to the drawing board and learn or relearn a dose of reality, so they can become a healthy element of society, and stop being spoiled and entitled brats.

Todays parents need to rethink their role and figure out what is working and what is not,  and make changes if they don’t want to add to the Snowflake population.  I have read where a child is pretty well set in their habits and values by the time they are seven or eight years old.  That is a narrow window for raising outstanding adults.

 

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An Unasked Question Answered….A Surprising Gift From a Friend.

A friend’s guidance showed me my current purpose.  Purposes change over a lifetime. God sees the big picture of why we are here on earth, but we only see a chapter at a time as we amble through life.  I am going to tell a story about the past few years  that I faced, wondering what my new purpose would be and how my purpose was right under my nose.  It took a special friend to point me to it.friendship day

Over my seven plus decades I have faced many different chapters with many responsibilities. I grew up, married, had children, took care of a parent until her death, and became a widow.  Each chapter has its own story.  Becoming a widow had a surprising result.  I found I had no idea how to put myself on the front burner.  l felt lost.  I realized I needed to find a meaningful reason to get up every morning.  I was a quitter and tried filling my time with family bound  and charity quilts, but something was missing.  I have moved around most of my life so family and friends were not near by.  What was I going to do?

A few years ago I joined Facebook to keep track of family members in TX, where my original roots began, CO, CA, AZ, and  kids, grandkids, and great grandkids  throughout the state of WA where I now live.  I had become somewhat of a recluse, so Facebooking fit right in.  I had few Facebook friends and used my page to write my thoughts, not caring who read my posts.  Few did.  One day a person sent me a friend request soon after I wrote an opinion piece about Robin Williams’ suicide. I am bipolar and suspected  he was as well.  Devastating depression is probably 80% of Bipolar experiences.  I was surprised that anyone had read my post.

That friend request and his response was the beginning of a friendship that I greatly value to this day.  He commented on the Robin Williams story I wrote.  He said that it sounded like I had some insight  and understanding on mental issues.  I said yes I did, and told him I was Bipolar, and was well versed on mental issues.  Turns out he was founder  of World Think Tank and thought having a discussion on mental illness would be a good topic for the group with me overseeing it as sort of a moderator.  I agreed.  We tried to get a dialog going.  The topic never took hold.

I did not know it at the time, but this new friend had a passion and drive to communicate on a vast array of subjects and platforms.  World Think Tank, Chandler-Gilbert Think Tank, Atridum News Journal, a blog on WordPress, and his personal Facebook page were just the tip of the iceberg for his endeavors.  I found he had a sharp mind, and a giving heart to boot.  I also learned that he was active in supporting his community and was not afraid to speak his mind.  I didn’t know it at the time but a gold mind had  landed at  my feet, and I had fallen smack dab into the middle of it.

He turned his attention on me becoming a blogger.  He thought I had something valuable to say about mental issues, and since the effort on WTT didn’t take off this was another avenue to pursue. I had no clue how to even begin so he patiently guided me in setting up a blog on WordPress.  We spent  hours sending emails to each other with directions for me to follow.  I would get step one, then step two and so on until I had an up and running blog of my very own.

I published about 15 articles.  One was on bullies, one was a suggestion on how Michael Brown’s mother could make a difference in turning troubled kids around.  I also wrote intimate pieces about my own journey about being bipolar.  I gained a fairly nice following, but reading  a duplication of my own pain became too unbearable.

I felt terribly guilty when I stopped writing on my blog because of all the time my friend had invested in me.  He was gracious and did not say a word of reprimand.  I continued to be active in WTT and joined CGTT and agreed to be a guest reporter on his Atridim News Journal, and his personal Facebook page.  That entailed sharing things from Facebook that seemed news worthy and commenting on other’s posts in the two tanks.  Occasionally I wrote an “Editorial” piece sharing my opinions.  I received numerous “Stated with Excellences” awards from my friend.  I got thank- yous for supporting his sites as well.  He seemed to like what I wrote and was generous in letting me know that my opinions were valued.  I think he saw that I enjoyed writing.  On one occasion he pointed out that he saw  a Journalistic eye in my writing. He invited me to be a guest contributor on his WordPress blog. He mentioned Fake News as a starter. ( I have since written a seris of three on that subject on my own blog.) I said sure.  While we were in the process of setting that up he threw out a question.  Would I rather be a guest on his blog or begin again blogging on my own.  I shared my concerns on being pigeon holed as a mental illness blogger.  Shortly I got a surprise email.  He said “look at your blog”.  To my surprise it now  has a new name.  It was now AHUELON News Journal instead of A Bipolar Journey.  I can’t remember why I used ahuelon in the begging.  It had something to do with finding a name that did not have hundreds of the same name on search engines.  My brother’s middle name was Huelon and we just stuck an A in front.   My real name and story can be found in the two menu’s on my blog home page.  Anyway I chose to begin blogging on my page, again.

Here is where purpose enters  into my story.  I had become concerned that I was feeling  that there was little purpose left in my journey.  My friend skillfully guided me back to where I belonged.  He answered a question I had not asked, WHAT IS MY PURPOSE.

So today I sit here with many subjects floating around in my mind that  I want to write about.  I am not concerned if I get an audience or not.  I had thoughts about writing a book some years ago and tabled that idea .  Short essays  and story telling seem to fit my style.  I love to ask questions, compare social issues  based on my 70 plus years of experiences and observation, and I love to challenge  and encourage  people to think for themselves.  I want to help stomp out lazy thinking, and inspire healthy debate.

  • So here is a huge thank you and long distance hug to my friend who never gave up on what he saw in me and helped me see it as well.
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A Series on Journalism and How Fake News Is Infecting Us…..A Modern Day Jim Jones Comparison: Part 3

Leftist leaning Journalist are Generals for the Democratic driven cult that seems to be prevalent in today’s society. I look at them in the same way I looked at the cult Jim Jones started.  Brainwashing, indoctrination, teaching a specific point of  view without debate and suppressing facts are a large part of creating a cult. Elements and tools  the left have used to create this cult are: labeling common sense actions as being politically incorrect, miss- labeling actions as being racist, and lots of bullying toward conservatives, under cutting police and elevating Black Lives Matter rhetoric over All Lives Matter, are just a few examples.  They try to shame white people for their color  when many of these Generals are white themselves.  They stand behind GLTB groups who want special treatment rather than support them blending into society.  They want to divide, in my opinion, rather than encourage society to mend their fences and get along.

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Many may not know the story of Jim Jones.  Here is a refresher course. He was a communist and a cult leader.  He was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor.  He founded radical leftist Peoples Temple. He was in Jonestown, Guyana when he committed a mass murder and suicide of 918 of his followers on November 18 1978 by forcing them to drink a flavor aid mix with cyanide in it.  The expression “Drinking the Kool-Aid” is still used today to represent dying a cult death and suicide.  Democratic Congressman, Leo Ryan was murdered while boarding a plane after investigation the commune that day for human rights abuses that had been reported.  He was accompanied with some who were try to escape. They were killed as well.

In the fake news reporting truths are hidden, twisted, or re-written.  No debate is allowed.  When these reporters and talk show guests are interviewed they come with a stack of talking points.  The subjects are how Trump is doing a horrible job, slamming his every move, racist claims, saying that the Constitution is outdated, free speech only matters if you have a lefty point of view, guns are bad, police only target blacks and minorities.  Colleges and Universities have  Generals as well.  They are crammed with Professors who only want to teach their lop-sided progressive views, and even give F’s to students who write papers with conservative points of views. Some talk show hosts cut the feed to guests they think are sneaking in conservative views or are trying to debate a subject in an intelligent manner.

Here are some examples of the cult frame of mind at work.  And the examples I will give in this post are just the tip of the iceberg.

The first is about a recent story involving the arrest of two doctors and  office manager who were performing or involved in Female Genital Mutilation on Muslim girls.  The New York Times editor said the newspaper would not use the phrase ” Female Genital Mutilation” and called it genital cutting, because FGM was culturally loaded and widened the chasm between African and western civilization.  Tucker Carlson talked about this absurdity and asked if the news was going to start calling beheadings “Head Cutting”?  Or if acid attacks on women would become “Corrective application of corrosive  chemicals?

A reporter named David Seaman, who reported for the Huffington Post, was fired when he turned in a piece he researched. His subject was Hillary Clinton’s health, after some reports surfaced about her strange behavior at some of her events, and her falling down, on camera, while getting into her car at one event.  She did not seem to have a vigorous campaign schedule and went months without giving press conferences, which is highly unusual for someone running for such an important office. Why wouldn’t that be a great story, considering the facts that were widely talked about?

Facebook, Google, and U-Tube are right up their acting as coverup Generals.  They don’t create the news like Journalist but have a hand at covering up stories.  Facebook recently suspended 30,000 accounts in France  ten days before an important election, because  holders of those accounts were backing LePen, and that was not Facebook’s choice.  Many groups supporting Trump have had their members suspended or put in “Facebook jail” for extended periods of time.  Alternative news sites have had big blocks of videos removed, and followers have had their “Following designation” removed  without their approval.  U-Tube removed videos about stories of Trump’s good deeds over the years during the election cycle.   Google  has figured out how to move stories far down the line to keep people for finding what they are looking for.  One story about how to donate money to a group working to help free children from  traffickers was removed.  Facebook, Google, and U-Tube don’t make news, but they have, in the past supported a way for people to communicate ideas, UNTIL THEY BECAME PART OF THE CULT PROMOTING MISSION.

I think I have made my case comparing the hard left being much  like a cult similar to the one Jim Jones ran.  I think poisoning minds is far worse that drinking a beverage laced with cyanide.

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The Title of Bill O’Reilly’s Next Book Should BE ” THE KILLING OF FOX NEWS”

I think what has surfaced from the departure of both Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly is far more sinister than many people are willing to admit.  The story is full of a cast of characters and concerns including, O’Reilly, Ailes, the Murdoch family, Fox News, Obama, Hillary, Media Matters, David Brock, an ambulance chasing attorney, revenge, the desire to stomp out conservationism and free speech at any cost. The use of sexual abuse and harassment allegations is a tool being used for destruction.  O’Reilly has recently come under fire for alleged harassment charges which he adamantly denies.2017-04-19T183730Z_1833804921_RC182A275DB0_RTRMADP_3_FOX-OREILLY

His official statement is as follows: “It is tremendously disheartening that we (Fox) part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with”.

O’Reilly’s leaving could very well be the final straw that causes the demise of Fox News, the only conservative leaning 24 hour news network we have today that is main stream.  He has been the jewel in the crown, so to speak, bringing in billions for Fox over the twenty years he has worked there.  As of Feb.  2017 Fox had led the rating for 182 consecutive months in total viewership largely due to his O’Reilly Factor Show. Fox News beat CNN and MSNBC COMBINED in Feb. ratings.

There are some interesting reasons why O’Reilly has become a target, in my opinion. Before the 2016 presidential election he tried to be “Fair and Balanced”, offering time to both Clinton and Trump.  Clinton declined, Trump showed up regularly. Since the election he has been more Pro-Trump. Whether he was for him or not he has been on the side of …..he is my president now and I support him. He has come down hard on the fake and disrespectful press because he felt they were clearly targeting Trump to the point where they want him gone at any cost.

He also had a segment on one of his shows where he slammed the press for not covering a story about a developmentally delayed girl who was raped and abused by 3 immigrant boys in Twin Falls Idaho. He questioned the wisdom of the cover up, gaining some enemies.  The story is still on going in the court system.

A second story, on his show, that must have ruffled feathers was a story on ICE activities.  He went on the record to say that ICE’ raids targeted illegal immigrants who were criminals and were not reported by the radical left. He said the media was  misleading their readers and were being BLATANTLY DISHONEST. He noted that The President was upholding laws we have in this country.

Let us go to another piece of the puzzle in this saga, The Murdoch family. Rupert Murdoch replaced Roger Ailes, who had guided Fox New to its success, as Chairman and CEO, amid sexual harassment allegations.  Murdoch and his sons are main characters in 21st Century Fox, the parent company to Fox News, Murdoch’s youngest son, Robert, is Chief Executive at that parent company as well. Rupert has since turned over much of the decision-making over to his sons. The two sons have wives who do not share the conservative leaning of Fox News and their  message.The story  goes that Rupert and son Lachlan wanted O’Reilly to remain, at least until the recent allegations were resolved. O’Reilly’s contract had just been extened only weeks before.  James’ wife works for Clinton Climate Initiative, is on the board of Environmental Defense, and is openly an  outspoken hater of Trump on Twitter. James wanted Fox to become CNN2.  Both wives were reportedly instrumental in convincing all involved to oust O’Reilly.

I was reminded of a side story about James and his father.  Both were involved in a scandal of sorts in the U. K. James was forced to resign as chairman of BSkyB in the wake of a phone hacking story. BSkyB was formed in 1990 by Rupert. It is a British broadcasting concern. In  July of 2011 James announced the closure of the British tabloid newspaper News of the World in wake of the scandal. And in a 2012, a U. K. Parlimentary report  stated that both father and son should take responsibility for wrong doing that occurred pertaining to their World New International, which I am assuming was the parent company of News of the World.

Now for the dirt involving the alleged  harassment complaint about Bill. The accuser’s name is Perquita Burgess, an African-American lady, who lives in North Carolina, and worked as a Temp for Fox in 2008, and did not make any complaints until recently. Burgess’ complaints were as follows: O’Reilly leered at her breasts, grunted at her, called her hot chocolate at one point, and said “Looking good there girl”.

The  attorney on this case  is  well know,  named Lisa Bloom, who many consider an ambulance chaser. She is daughter to Gloria Allred, another with the same reputation.  Allred represented a Trump accuser who was allegedly being paid a huge sum of money by Allred, and those funds were being supplied,allegedly, by Clinton or someone involved with her. Talk about the apple not falling far from the tree.  Anyway Bloom heard O’Reilly claim that no one had ever complained about him to the Human Resources Department or called in to the “anonymous hot line”. Bloom had an “aha” moment. She knew of a person named Wendy Walsh, who had mentioned something about Bill that made her uncomfortable.  Walsh had no intention of pursuing her feeling but Bloom convinced her to call the Fox “Hot Line”, and file a complaint. Bloom had the call video taped for the record. Now there was a complaint on the record in the Human Resource Dept. in the form O’Reilly had deemed legitimate. Next Bloom flew to Burgess’ home and convinced her to report the alleged coarse  comments she had relieved back in 2008.

The enemy has their shoves out and are digging deep for any mud to sling at O’Reilly.  On one occasion Bill had Margaret Hoover and Kirsten Powers on his show.  He got Margaret’s name wrong. She corrected him.  He said “Oh, I’m sorry.  There are a lot of blondes in this operation.  I can’t keep them all straight.”  Then he said “Thank you for your blondness”, to both.  Powers has now brought that up.

Many groups are out to nail people like O’Reilly and the conservative message.  Media Matters, founded by David Brock in 2004 is one.  He is a Hillary shill and out to smash anyone who disagrees with his groups point of view. He is out for revenge for Hillary’s loss. An email has surfaced stating that O’Reilly was a target of theirs to take down. Allegedly this organization has reached out to advertisers to get them to boycott Fox and not to return for fear of bad publicity.   I am even wondering if Media Matters or some such group had any part of connecting Burgess with Bloom. They are clearly beating the bushes to squash Bill and maybe even Fox as a whole.

O’Reilly and Fox have settled conflicts over the years for a reported thirteen million dollars since 2004.  According to legal experts, companies occasionally settle disputes that they believe have little merit because it is less risky than taking the matters to trial, which can be costly and create a string of embarrassing headlines. To date O’Reilly has not been found guilty of any wrong doing, EVER.

This is what a friend had to say on the above subject. “I think sexual harassment was an excuse to get rid of O’Reilly.  Fox is moving to the left and he was not politically correct.  The feminist movement holds lots of sway with the media and the Democratic Party. Sexual harassment is a tool to do away with those who are not politically correct”.

In conclusion I think this whole event was an orchestrated campaign to destroy O’Reilly, He was the goose who was laying the Golden Eggs and brought in lots of revenue. If the king pin could be brought down then maybe the rest of the conservatives there at Fox would go down as well.  Free speech was also the target.  The Murdoch brothers and their wives want Fox to become CNN 2. Obama once said that if he watched Fox he wouldn’t vote for him (Obama) either.  What a telling statement. Harassment charges are hard to prove. Often they are more about perception rather than truth. Attorneys gobble these kinds of cases up.  They see dollar signs and fame. Much of the complaints are he said, she said, without much proof. Words are powerful, even lies.   Truth is hard to dispute, so the only way to fight it is to not tell the truth, to cover it up, or distort.


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A Series on Journalism and How Fake News Infected Us: Part 2

Brian Willams, Stephen Glass, Chris Cuomo, CNN, NBC, and CBS all have history involving FAKE News.  Some lost jobs, some lost credibility.  The public was cheated in all cases.

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I have  five examples, with  two different motives, for stooping low enough to offer fake news. The first four  fall in the category  of self promoting one’ own importance,  The last exhibits  the desire to deceive people from truth for political reasons.  The second seems more arrogant as it strongly indicates a lack of respect for his audience  by assuming they are stupid or naive.

In 1976 Jayson Thoma Blair resigned from a newspaper in the wake of plagiarism and fabrication charges involving some of his stories.  I guess fake news has been around a long time.

Number two on my list is Stephen Glass. He worked for The New Republic.  A movie,  Shattered Glass, dramatized his demise.  Stephen published articles that were fabricated with false quotations, sources and events, for at least three years.

Dan Rather is my third example. He was fired from CBS when the accuracy of a story he wrote questioned  President George W. Bush’ military service.

More recently Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay from NBC for interviews and some writing from his past experiences as a correspondent in Iraq. He claimed he came under fire while riding in a U.S. military helicopter. In another claim he mentioned Hezbollah rockets buzzed his helicopter while he was  in Israel.  He even  talked about an incident during Hurricane Katrina that was reported to be false.  He said he saw dead bodies floating past his hotel, and that the hotel had no medical supplies and was anything but secure.  The manager of the hotel said she never saw Williams and that they did have  medical supplies and were very secure and that there was not enough water outside the hotel for anything to float by. At the time of his suspension he was the anchor for NBC’ Nightly News.  He is now MSNBC anchor for some of their programing.  I thought it was telling that a survey by Marketing Arm reported that at one point Williams ranked 835th for most trust worthy person.  Earlier he ranked 23rd.

Now here is what I consider the biggie in fake news in my story.  On a television talk/new program on CNN Chris Cuomo actually said the following. To paraphrase, he said it was illegal for anyone but the MEDIA to read Clinton’ emails  released by WikiLeaks. They were full of messages from her camp and especially her “Camp Master” John Podesta. He was her campaign chair.   He continued his nonsense by saying that is was legal for the media to read them and that they could tell the public what they said.  Unbelievable.  Cuomo looked absolutely stupid for saying that in my opinion.  Did he come up with that thought? Did his producer? Well he is still working and I am guessing so is his producer.

How do these examples “Infect Us”? People are too trusting, and maybe too lazy, and tend not to challenge news, from  ALL FORMS of media, nearly enough. Part of the infection is self-imposed because of that. The brain is one of the most important parts of the body and needs to be used more often rather than less.  It is a jewel of an organ that allows us to think, be leaders, and not be followers.  Being brainwashed can be a sign of being too lazy to fact check and verify.  So if we are fooled in the case of what CNN tried to feed us I guess we deserve to be uninformed.

The media should hold themselves to the highest standards possible to earn credibility.  Once it is lost it takes a very long time to repair.

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A Series on Journalism and How Fake News Infected Us: Part 1

I want to go down memory lane a bit  and talk about the news I grew up with way before fake news infiltrated our world.

My recollectiot of “news” growing up was hearing it on the radio and seeing my parents with the paper in their hands every night.  In Dallas we had a morning and evening paper.  One was considered to have Democratic views and the other had a Republican slant.  It was  my sense that my parents believed everything they read in those papers as the gospel truth.

In 1940 the original TV news program was seen in New York. It was a simulcast of Lowell Thomas’ NBC network radio newscast.

In my home town Dallas TV was not seen until December 3, 1949.

I remember voices barreling from both the radio and TV in no-nonsense fashion.  They just stated the news without comment or opinion.  It was unheard of to get teasers throughout the day.  If news was “breaking” they just broke in and told the audience what was going on.

One famous Newscaster was named Edward R. Murrow.  He is an example of what we do not have today in the world of journalism.  He lived from 1908 to 1965.  He was an example of honesty and integrity in delivering the news. There is a school of journalism named after him where he graduated at Washington State University in WA state.  During his career he wrote a series of news reports that lead to the censure of U. S. Senator Joseph McCarthy during a dark time in American history. He received  many awards both during his life and after his death. Many awards are named after him as well as a park in D.C., a school in Brooklyn, New York, and a street in Greensboro, North Carolina. Reporters and Journalist like him were why people trusted the media without reservation.

Fast forward to 1980. A fellow named Ted Turner started CNN which stood for Cable News Network.  He created CNN to broadcast news on television twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  I believe that just listening to the same news over and over again during a twenty-four hour period became tiresome and boring for those watching. So broadcasters began throwing out opinions and bringing on guest who also threw in their own two cents worth.  I don’t know if the political views of the ownership of the station or producers were what was featured but opinions were not necessarily facts.  I think this was the birth of FAKE NEWS.

I am looking forward to writing more instalments about truthful and fake new from my perspective. I think it is clear how and why journalism has gotten to the  point of no return. I think many young people have no sense of what role  news is supposed to play in our lives.  My thought is that  information is a tool.  Whether it be news or education the highest purpose it can offer is to get us to think and evaluate what we hear and read and then make decisions on facts. Fact check, fact check, fact check. Skepticism is healthy. The goal of news and education is not to tell us what to think but encourage us to think. If one can not listen to opposing views one is not secure in what they believe.  Not thinking but only following can be a symptom of being buried in ignorance in my humble opinion.

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