Journalists throughout the US are now reconsidering their roles of being 'reporters,' as an increasing number of newspapers terminate their print editions and the viewership of broadcast media outlets continues to decline.
The reason seems obvious: Americans are looking to the future rather than the present.
This was made apparent during the Presidential Election of 2012, when most voters showed little interest in such transient minutiae as the US debt, unemployment, Federal Budget, the Benghazi incident, and ongoing international conflicts. At the same time, Americans seemed increasingly concerned with such long-term objectives as avoiding futuristic climate change scenarios, global population reduction, a lifetime of guaranteed government pensions, collectivized medical care, and even a romantic life of the Obama family.
Journalists are now called upon to make a transition from examining present issues to focusing more on stories that will help Americans envision their new future, as outlined by President Barack Obama.
In his Inaugural Speech, the President explained to Americans what their utmost desires are: a future utopia that excludes all the unpleasantness of the present reality. By providing this new vision of an America without its present, Barack Obama has set the standard for media.
Rising to this challenge, the US media complex must now embrace the new direction - away from the harsh realities and immediate matters of day-to-day life - and to prepare Americans to their upcoming future, which is currently being designed for them by the governmental experts.
At the same time, we in the media need to remind ourselves of our mission as the 'gatekeepers of truth.' Our most important work is to 'chew' the hard facts for the public, providing our audiences only with the information we know they need to make the right decisions.
President Obama’s reelection has shown us that we have the power to transform America by helping citizens to make correct choices, and thus propel forward the unstoppable spiral of progress. As we have now achieved the next turn of the spiral, it has become historically inevitable that our jobs as reporters also get fundamentally transformed with the rest of the society.
Faithfully submitted to the Collective of the People’s Cube,
Dialectical Progressivism Translator
What the current "reporters" cum propgandists need to do is constantly rewrite current events and history, as it unfolds, in order to define to us low-information zombies exactly what it is we must think and feel and how it relates to the Current Truth™. All connections to national pride and patriotism must be severed and destroyed in order to remove any trace of a national indentity that can be linked to "Americanism". Then can the new social order be injected into the identity void and Hope 'n Change™ can be made complete.
Actually, patriotism and national pride are impossible to eradicate, so one must 'redefine' them in a manner conducive to Socialism. The Reactionary Reagan used patriotism to win, and our Glorious Leader has likewise, with the help of the media, steered the Left in the direction of less overt Anti-Americanism. Patriotism feels good, though not as good as medical marijuana, but it is a good feeling nonetheless. The Soviets saw themselves as 'patriotic' even when jailing and executing vast numbers of their 'fellow citizens.' You just have to make sure you can properly condemn the 'disloyalty' of the opposition so as to define your party as the 'Patriotic' one.
So the "New Patriotism" is paying higher taxes and loving it, poo pooing the military while we spit on the troops coming home, giving a big thumbs down to American exceptionalism and burning the flag while we strangle the ones who are outraged over this, all the while waving the banner of "Free Speech".
I'm starting to understand it all now. It's becoming clear as funk.
If one should like to find out exactly how deep the rabbit hole goes I would suggest Voltaire.Net.
Stop reporting about the present!
The reality is no more. The present will be the past tomorrow. Forward!
Prepare Americans for their glorious future!