But behind the scenes it was focused on shaping who the mainstream media, and in this case, CBS in particular, wanted you to hear from – or not hear from.
In a leaked memo, it appears that CBS was planning on shutting down Michelle Bachmann from the beginning. Bachman is on the House Intelligence Committee which is charged with the oversight of the United States Intelligence Community. Bachmann touts this position as her key insight into foreign policy.
However, Keith Nahigian, who is Bachmann’s campaign manager, posted on their Facebook page an email exchange between John Dickerson, CBS New’s political director, and correspondent Caroline Horn.
In the memo, Dickerson apparently had already decided that Bachmann was not going “to get many questions and she’s nearly off the charts in the hopes that we can get someone else”. This memo not only seems to indicate that CBS had already determined that Bachmann was not going to be involved in the debate much, but also more importantly it sounds like they definitely don’t want to see her do well.
What is CBS afraid of? Why should they be allowed to shape what the people hear?
The answer to the last question is because they have always been allowed to shape what people hear, and to a greater extent, to which candidates they want the people to vote for in the primaries. If they can shape your thoughts to get you to vote the way they want you to vote they can, to a certain extent, control the outcome of the Presidential election. They can control the highest political offices for their own agenda.
And don’t think they don’t want to do that.
This memo is just the tip of the unethical iceberg in current journalistic circles. Which brings about another reasonable assumption.
This is why the people of the United States can’t trust the mainstream media for anything.