Sunday, October 16, 2011
Don’t Let OWS Distract You
It’s A Perfect Diversion
By Dell Hill
Yes, it’s important to keep abreast of the news, and yes, it’s important that we monitor the Occupy protests very closely. But it’s even more important that we keep one eye on our own federal government and its various agencies. What we’re seeing right now is a well-organized and politically orchestrated diversion; an opportunity to take action elsewhere without any public notice.
The Obama administration has become famous for what’s known as “Friday night document dumps”, whereby an agencies actions are released to the public late on Friday night, thereby missing the TV networks evening newscasts and - with skeleton crews on every weekend - if we find out about that action at all, it isn’t until Monday. Those releases, for the most part, shed negative light on President Barack Obama and his socialist agenda.
We can’t get so caught up with the diversion that we develop tunnel vision and miss what’s going on during the mayhem taking place in the streets.
There used to be one television network we could depend on for keeping track, and appropriately reporting, the slick shenanigans inside the Beltway, but that network has obviously taken a route, tacking to the left and, therefore, failing to report in what they used to call a “Fair and Balanced” protocol.
So, with the lame-stream media to rely on, how does one go about monitoring government activity?
It’s actually much easier now than it was back in the day. We have the Internet now and with the Internet came web sites, and with the web sites came news-based blogs. Some of them - like the Drudge Report and Breitbart’s Big Government web sites - have scads of new-age reporters on duty day and night, and it’s not uncommon for millions of people to click on their links to get the news.
While Matt Drudge and Andrew Breitbart’s web sites are automatic daily reads for me, I have a short list of blogs directly linked on every page of this blog and I subscribe to every post they publish via the RSS feed on Google “Reader”. I don’t read every single post, but the “reader” service gives a thumbnail of the post, which allows me to decide if the subject matter is worth my time. Often stories are duplicated, but I like to read them anyway; it gives me a different perspective and helps me make my own opinions based on a thorough review.
When you have a moment, scan down my list (it’s over there --->) and you’ll see exactly what I see in the RSS reader. Don’t be shy; click on one and you’ll be transferred immediately to that web site.
This blog doesn’t attempt to keep you up to date on every news event taking place. I’m a “one-man-band” and try to stay on top of the major stories, but often defer to my larger and better staffed compatriots elsewhere.
This is one of the very best ways you can keep a watchful eye on “big brother” and his merry band of outlaws.
Posted by Dell at 7:13 PM