Monday, January 2, 2017
Nunya's Year In Review...
I know it's a long shot but I have considered the possibility that you guys get tired of hearing me babble on week after week about the same old stuff.
And with that in mind I thought I'd kick off the new year by sharing my week in the lineup with a guest host.
You guys all know him.
And you know his work.
So without further ado I'll get out of the way and let our good friend, Nunyabiz have the floor...
"C-J Online Blogs Year In Review"
January 2016: Topeka Capital-Journal "apparently" makes resolution to stifle conservative voices in this election year, 2016, considering the very-public and undeniable actions throughout year.
February: Apparent appointment of kicked-off blogger (who has apparently resurrected himself several times) as "Official Unofficial Moderator" on CJ Online blogs. Duties include "Word and Phrase P.C. Police", and "Resident Tattletale". CJ bows to all demands to censor many common innocuous words and phrases, at the whims of this "self-appointed and tolerated-by-CJ moderator".
February/ early March: Censorship reaches fever pitch, with bloggers who express conservative views having many posts removed, and some even banished from site for no legitimate reason, often with no explanation.
Early March: Most conservative bloggers mysteriously disappear from site, much to the curiosity, amusement and great satisfaction of the liberal bloggers. CJ Online blog traffic grinds to a crawl, with very little interesting or factual content for anyone to read, or to debate.
March: CJ Online moderators bend rules for liberal bloggers, allowing select liberal bloggers to continually post outrageous falsehoods, innuendos, unproven allegations, and just plain proven-lies in their low-traffic blogs.
April 1: Conservative bloggers suddenly reappear, just as mysteriously and quickly as they disappeared, much to chagrin of CJ Online staff, and liberal bloggers.
April-early June: As the Primary Election campaigns were heating up, and early primaries were adding up, so was the rhetoric from all sides of the political spectrum, on the blogs. Thanks to the reemergence of conservative bloggers, CJ Online blogs were again attracting more traffic (and more revenue for TCJ). The well-thought-out and factual conservative blogs also attracted much more vitriolic attacks, devoid of all substance, from the liberal bloggers. The liberal bloggers were free (despite TCJ policies) to continue to post outrageous falsehoods, innuendos, unproven allegations, and just plain proven-lies in their blogs, of which few responses were ever generated, for obvious reasons. The "Official Unofficial Moderator" had free-rein (despite TCJ policies) to cajole and harrass conservatives, and to continually post the same things, over and over and over, again.
Late June-October: After Hillary Clinton's collusions to dishonestly (and perhaps, illegally) secure the Democrat Party nomination, and Donald Trump defied all predictions to secure the Republican Party nomination despite bogus polls, the Democrat Party's dirty tricks, and even entrenched RINO's who feared for their own futures, facts and falsehoods about both candidates went nuclear, from both sides, making it nearly impossible to know what is real, or not.
Early-October: TCJ chooses VERY curious time to update its website to a "new and improved" site, a mere month before the election. In an OBVIOUS cynical ploy to try to stifle the voices of conservatives so the left-leaning staff at TCJ could better "control the narrative" (as leftist mainstream media has been trying to do for years), they changed their blog format to connect to personal Facebook sites, in a miserably-failed attempt to positively identify all bloggers. Obviously, bogus Facebook accounts started popping up like Whack-A-Moles, especially from liberal bloggers. Many, many previous bloggers decided to just not play along with this farce, and CJ Online blogs thinned-out greatly.
Mid-October- November 8 (Election Day): New website is extremely disappointing. Buggy, with poorly-functioning "features". (Try their "Search" feature. It's completely useless to find ANYTHING inside CJ Online, as it takes one only to an external "Google Ads" page, with four completely irrelevant links. It's COMPLETELY useless.) Meanwhile, they had managed to keep the website "buggy enough" to discourage much debate in the month prior to election, especially from conservative voices.
November 9-present: TCJ 'tweaks' SOME bugs to finally allow a bit less frustration, though site is still poorly-designed. The site is "MORE" crazy, in that to dig in to find anything even very recent, it's more and more clicks on "MORE", with not much "more" appearing, necessitating more and more clicks on "MORE"! Very frustrating.
Also, many times during and after website change, the staff at CJ Online sought to "justify" and "explain" their decision to change, and their blog format. It is completely understandable that they should be defensive, and try to come up with excuses. The political leanings of most of the staff are very well-known, and the timing and execution leaves no doubt in anyone's mind about what they were attempting. They even alienated some who would normally agree with them. Just the fact that they were even attempting to "justify" their actions suggests that they HAD to try, because if the perception wasn't so strong...(if it walks like a duck...) they would have felt no need to do so.
Lastly, with yet another "excuse" (amongst MANY bogus ones) by the whining left to explain why Hillary Clinton lost (and refusing to believe the obvious MAIN reason...that "It was Hillary") the editorial staff at TCJ has joined the chorus to denounce..."FAKE NEWS!"
It is understandable that they would object. As a "legitimate" business, whose top motive is profit, but main agenda has been exposed through all this to "control the narrative", it would certainly irk them that non--leftist, non-1%er, non-corporate FAKE "Fake News" sites are trying to use the same propaganda tactics of misinformation, deflection, deception and outright lies to compete with today's leftist mainstream media's "legitimate" corporate "Fake News" sites.
In closing, we can logically deduce that the tactics of TCJ, and mainstream media worldwide, have been thoroughly exposed for what they really are. Having lost all credibility, completely devoid of "journalistic integrity" and "objective reporting", and their exposed tactics having greatly contributed to Trump's election...just like Hillary Clinton's deserved and devastating loss...it would seem that judging "C-J Online Blogs Year In Review" would render it a completely disappointing year, and a dismal failure.
It remains to be seen if they will "clean up their act" in the New Year, to report and act honestly and fairly, with truth and without bias, as they are supposed to do.
Early indications show not much hope for that.