The Business and Media Institute — Guarding the news of our Free Enterprise System

The engine of America’s freedom and prosperity (yes, they go hand-in-hand) is our system of free enterprise. It is under attack now more than ever in a steady march toward facism. No, I don’t think I’m being an extremist in stating that.  That march has become a rush and it is fueled to a great extent by the so-called main stream media.

Want to find a source of credible information about attacks on our system of free enterprise?  Here is a bit about the Business & Media Institute:

Before the Media Research Center (MRC) launched the Business & Media Institute (BMI) in 1992, there was no entity in America devoted solely to analyzing and exposing the anti-free enterprise culture of the media. With the BMI in operation, that void has been filled.

The mission of BMI is to audit the media’s coverage of the free enterprise system. It is our goal to bring balance to economic reporting and to promote fair portrayal of the business community in the media. Providing resources for journalists, such as connections to sources who can speak intelligently about the economy, is one way we pursue this end. BMI is the economics division of the Media Research Center, and it is the only organization in the world dedicated to the unique challenge of correcting misconceptions about free enterprise in the media.

BMI has produced numerous pieces of research, many of which received critical acclaim in the national media. BMI focuses on the culture of the free enterprise system. Analysts research and assess material concerning taxes, regulation, government spending, the environment, Social Security, and business.

via About BMI – The Business and Media Institute. http://www.businessandmedia.org/about/about.aspx (accessed 11/18/2009)

They have a nice newsletter to which you can subscribe here.

Stand up, Silent Majority

Stand up, Silent Majority. Take a moment and consider this, Lt. Landaker’s last flight. The following is the “punch line” from an excellent piece:

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February 7, 2007, Anbar Province , Iraq .  1st LT Jared Landaker United States Marine Corps, Hero, from Big Bear California, gave his live in service to his country.  Fatally wounded when his CH-46 helicopter was shot down by enemy fire, Jared and his crew all perished.  His life was the ultimate sacrifice of a grateful military family and nation.  His death occurred at the same time as Anna Nicole Smith, a drug using person with a 7th grade education of no pedigree who dominated our news for two weeks while Jared became a number on CNN.   And most unfortunately, Jared’s death underscores a fact that we are a military at war, not a nation at war.  Until we become a nation committed to winning the fight, and elect leaders with the spine to ask Americans to sacrifice in order to win, we shall remain committed to being a nation with a military at war, and nothing more.  (And possibly no funding if congress has their way!)

Now go  and read the rest of it . Then visit his life story page.

Stand up, silent majority.

I originally wrote this piece in March, 2007. In February 2009 (the date I pulled this from my old blog site), little has changed.