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Let me look down at one of these emails. I received an email after the show, I think it must have been on Wednesday because it was after the Dobbs case, and someone said Ed you didn’t give us enough of what you thought happened in the Dobbs case. And I did a whole bunch of interviews. I did interviews across the country on radio stations, mostly, (a couple of TV) talking about what I’d seen or actually, more accurately, what I’d heard in the Dobbs oral arguments. Because, I did not listen live.
I went back about lunchtime and went back to the beginning and listened to the arguments, the oral arguments, they weren’t broadcast on TV anyway, just oral, just audio. But here’s what you need to know about the Dobbs case. This is a little bit of a pullback from the actual case. Let’s talk about what I’m observing that the media is trying to do to the debate about the Dobbs case and pro life and how Republicans in power will be tempted to take the bait.
Okay? What do I mean? What I mean is the coverage after the Dobbs argument split off into two camps. I’m talking about the mainstream media, the fake news, and you can say you don’t believe them, and you probably don’t believe them because you listen to this program. But a lot of us do, a lot of people, we get beaten down by the power, as we’ve talked about, of the narrative machine – big tech, big media, and, of course, big government. But you can say you don’t believe them, but you have to observe what they’re trying to do to persuade, to brainwash the country.
Remember, half the country thinks that the Russia hoax happened because the media fake news as well as the fake news. Big media as well as big tech did that to us. So here’s the two things I saw coming away from the oral argument, that I saw the big media and big tech doing. Number one is they’re trying to seize on the idea that the Roe v. Wade decision is old. “It’s been around for 50 years. Why are these three new justices just on the bench in Trump’s era, why are they going to change 50 years?” And the very simple answer to that is the one that, I think it was, Alito did. Plessy v. Ferguson was a separate but equal U.S. constitutional ruling, excuse me, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, that said it was legal to discriminate against black people, separate but equal.
And finally, Plessy v. Ferguson was thrown out because the nature of the Supreme Court is they get to review, as the final judge, the final umpire. But it’s kind of effective if you say to a normal person, do you want to change something that’s been around for 50 years, even though the leftists like to tear down statues and all, the human psyche, our mindset is that if something’s been around for 50 years, we must be used to it. It must be okay. Why would we do that?
So that’s the first positioning that the media is doing. It’s saying, “how can you change something that’s been around so long? We’re all used to it. It works…” because you got three appointees under Trump. And so it’s a way to do a Trump thing as well as play on the natural tendency for people to believe the things that have been around for a long time are going to be something you want to keep in place or be careful to change.
Well, the second thing is a little bit more devious, but I do think it’s really important to know this, notice this. The media has been quoting a series of polls that say that the American people believe that abortion should be a decision between the doctor and the patient. It shouldn’t be a decision that someone else gets in the middle of, whether it’s a bureaucrat or a legislator or even a judge.
But you see, I think I agree with the idea that medical decisions should be between a patient and his doctor. But that’s not what abortion is about, right? And so what they’re doing is conflating this sense that you should have control of your body and your life, and you shouldn’t be buffeted by other forces when it comes to these things and abortion, right? This is a very simple decision.
The question is whether you want to limit what the culture thinks is… Well let’s say it again, the question is simpler. Do you want to say that in the Constitution, there’s a right, a privacy right to abortion that can trump other considerations? Or do you think there’s no such right? And therefore you can limit abortion? But the way it’s being positioned, let me try to back out of this and be a little clearer. Is it’s positioning as a very personal decision and the media is pounding the message, saying 70% of Americans think that the decision should be between a woman and her doctor. That’s not the same thing as asking whether abortion is right or wrong or should be allowed or not.
You do the same poll and take the same polling question and say, do you think you’re prolife? More and more young people say they’re prolife because they’ve seen the technology that shows the baby. But my point here is the media is sharp enough to know that they have… remember the decision in this case won’t come down until June of 2022.
So they have seven, eight, nine months to lay down a drumbeat of “this is about you being empowered and it’s overstepping into the relationship between a doctor and a patient.” And more and more people, seniors on down to young people are aware, especially in the pandemic, of the importance of the relationship with their doctor. So I’m watching this.
What you need to know is the media and big tech and the left are not playing a short game. They’re not trying to win the debate about what happened in the Dobbs oral argument earlier this week. They’re playing a long game to convince the public that if the Supreme Court – and by the way, the Supreme Court will be buffeted by the public opinion that they’re seeing, you can say they won’t, and you hope they’re not. But they will be. They’ll be influenced. And what they’re setting up is a political dynamic that will be a powder keg.
And by the way, it’s a business model, right? We’ve told you. Create a crisis, create tension, and people will come to CNN and MSNBC and even Fox News to see what it’s about. They’ll rush to get a dopamine hit on the internet. That’s what you need to know. We’ll talk more about this. We’ve got to take a break. We’ll be right back. Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report, back in a moment.