Bill Barr was speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention and let the mainstream media have it.
“Today in the United States, the corporate – or ‘mainstream’ – press is massively consolidated,” Barr started.
“And it has become remarkably monolithic in viewpoint, at the same time that an increasing number of journalists see themselves less as objective reporters of the facts, and more as agents of change.”
“These developments have given the press an unprecedented ability to mobilize a broad segment of the public on a national scale and direct that opinion in a particular direction.”
Correct – when the media works in tandem with the deep state we see things like the Iraq war – remember and never forget the New York Times gave the Bush admin cover for the lies or bad intel that started that disastrous war we are still dealing with.
“When the entire press ‘advances along the same track,’ as Tocqueville put it, the relationship between the press and the energized majority becomes mutually reinforcing,” Barr continued.
“Not only does it become easier for the press to mobilize a majority, but the mobilized majority becomes more powerful and overweening with the press as its ally.”
“This is not a positive cycle, and I think it is fair to say that it puts the press’ role as a breakwater for the tyranny of the majority in jeopardy.”
“The key to restoring the press in that vital role is to cultivate a greater diversity of voices in the media.”
“This form of democracy is messianic in that it postulates a preordained, perfect scheme of things to which men will be inexorably led,” Barr said.
“Its goals are earthly and they are urgent.“
“Although totalitarian democracy is democratic in form, it requires an all-knowing elite to guide the masses toward their determined end, and that elite relies on whipping up mass enthusiasm to preserve its power and achieve its goals.”
“ Totalitarian democracy is almost always secular and materialistic, and its adherents tend to treat politics as a substitute for religion.”
“Their sacred mission is to use the coercive power of the state to remake man and society according to an abstract ideal of perfection,” he said.