The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

On Main Stream Media

Bernie Goldberg in his Monday blog--highlighted on an interview with Bill O'Reilly--points out the ineptitude of the current accepted use of term "Mainstream Media" or MSM. In Nacilbupera's view the true "main stream" is now Fox News. Fox, with by far the largest viewership, breaks the stories such as the Van Jones and the current ACORN scandals. If you are in the news business and don't cover these stories, you are not reporting on the issues important to Americans as we keep our country safe from corruption.

Nacilbupera doesn't really care about ABC, CBS, or NBC because the stories they break are irrelevant. They are biased Democratic cheerleaders in media decay. We had to depend on the National Enquirer to tell us of a Presidental candidate (John Edwards) lying about an affair and an out-of-wedlock child.

We have pointed out on this blog some of the biases that exist on the media and find these progressive, liberal, and sometimes socialistic views outside of main stream America. As Goldberg points out how can you possibly call that branch of the media MSM? Goldberg with good reason called for a renaming of MSM.

We have noticed other commentators using alternative terms to describe the liberal likes of MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and many newspapers like the NY Times. Bill O'Reilly often uses the term "establishment media" while Rush Limbaugh likes "drive-by media."

Commentators on Goldberg's blog had all good ideas, perhaps the closest to our sentiment was a proposal by Steven Friday to use the term "legacy media." We like the term because it conveys the sense of the outdatedness of those medium: newspapers and pre-cable television both of which have experienced tremendous declines in followership. We don't like the term however because the word "legacy" often conveys a positive residual, such as when one leaves a legacy for their posterity. These leftist media organizations are currently leaving little in the way of positive residual for us to be proud of.

So thus it is we have decided for the purposes of this blog to use a phrase we coined--"old school media"--to describe the out-of-mode leftist media that has fallen out of fashion with most everyone except the progressive elitists. And yes MSNBC, you are so old school.


nacilbupera said...

Seems like we weren't the old ones to come up with "Old School Media"--Brian Goettl also proposed the same term. See:
And certainly we are confident there are others out there using this term...

RightKlik said...

I like the term "old school media". It's one of the best I've heard. I've been struggling to thing of a good descriptive term as well.

What if we throw in the new lib media?

Above all, they are the Democrat Media. Wherever the Democrats lead, the NYT, CBS, NBC, ABC, Newsweek, Politico, HuffPo et al will follow.

Big Democrat Media?

nacilbupera said...


Thx for the comments; those are great ideas as well. Bottom line is that ABC & gang should never be referred to as MSM going forward.

"Old school" can apply to both the medium (ie broadcast TV) or the "old school" ideology of socialist journalism when applied to modern media (ie blogs).

sandyseashells said...

good points.
I was surprised to see your comments on my blog. Thanks for the the comments. It's nice to know that there are others out there with simular thoughts.
I like how you write your thoughts.
I may stop by your blog, now and then, and leave the comment,
"ok", which means, I read it, and enjoyed it. I don't type very fast and it's just a quick way to acknowledge your blog. So,

"ok" is "a good thing" from me.