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Big Government: How MSNBC is Promoting Economic Stagnation Through a 'Lean Backwards' Approach
Pinnacle Digest writes: Can MSNBC be more aligned with Obama and big government? In MSNBC's recent rebranding effort, it uses the slogan 'Lean Forward' to promote progressive growth in America (symbolized by their efforts). The short ad, highlighting past accomplishments of the America we all cherish, is completely flawed. The message that 'if we all pull together and work a little harder, things will be alright' is under examination in Bill Frezza's latest article.
The policies which took America to the pinnacle of economic prosperity have to be resurrected if the country is to make a recovery of any merit. Frezza highlights the fact that many of our great accomplishments would not have been achievable in today's "politically correct, hyperactive regulatory environment."
MSNBC's recent promo campaign, directed by none other than Spike Lee, features pictures of the Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore. Frezza attempts to understand this choice of symbolism by MSNBC and how in the world it relates to the big government of today, which is stifling economic independence and growth throughout the country.
Frezza encourages readers to imagine the MSNBC of today covering America's great stories of yesterday. Would they be glorifying them as they are now, to promote unity and triumph? Frezza questions how MSNBC's correspondents would have reported historic events of the past.
Let's take Mount Rushmore and his first example:
June 7, 1927 – Keystone, South Dakota, Chris Matthews: “And so it begins, the defacing of a once majestic work of nature, Mount Rushmore, more properly called Six Grandfathers by the Lakota Sioux whose sacred land was stolen by the white man despite promises made in the Treaty of Fort Laramie. The planned sculptures, designed to romanticize the presidents most known for their policies promoting imperialist expansion at the expense of native Americans, is designed to attract tourists who can only despoil this pristine wilderness. Construction will also disturb the nests of at least three bald eagles and a dozen white-breasted nuthatches. Count on MSNBC to keep you updated as this tragedy unfolds.”