The Truth Then and Now
I was reading a selection from Thomas Brewton's "The View from 1776" (be sure to read "The Unwritten Constitution") where I have a recent posting. I was thinking about a conversation I had with a very good friend of mine just a few years ago. We were talking about the hard political divisions in the country. We observed the divisions and arguments were much more heated. And I posited the following:
When we were kids 40+ years ago, where did we get our information? TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.
What about 30 years ago? 20 years ago? Same sources.
10 years ago? Well, in 1993 I started listening to a guy that a number of people had asked if I'd heard-Rush Limbaugh. And from there I listened to Jason Lewis. And a few years ago I started listening to AM1280 The Patriot. And we now have another conservative talk radio station (FM100.3 KTLK).
In 1999 I bought my first computer and discovered the internet. And 2 years ago heard of "weblogging".
And now, early 2006, I no longer listen to the Big 3 on TV or radio. I no longer get all , and truth be told, I get very little of my information from the same MSM sources I did 40, 30, 20 or even 10 years ago.
I can do more research in an hour at 3 a.m. in my living room than I could in a full week in a library 10 years ago. I can communicate with 100's, 1000's or more with a few keystrokes.
So, the MSM no longer has a monopoly on information, the truth.
To quote the X Files "The truth is out there!"
We are discovering how the MSM and lefties have lied and deceived us for decades.
And it has the left terrified.