Karen Siegemund

Karen Siegemund is one of the new breed of “reluctant activists.” A mother of two, an educator, a scientist, an American who is deeply concerned about her country, she never in her wildest dreams imagined herself doing what she has been doing these past months: channeling her long-pent-up rage at the media and taking a stand against it. As the daughter of a man who grew up in Hitler’s Germany, she is highly aware of the creeping dangers of a monolithic press, and she is also, in her bones, grateful for what America is and stands for: that shining city on a hill, the last best hope, the land that people from all over the globe look to as representing the best of us, the greatest freedoms, the infinite possibilities that the American Dream had always promised.

Karen has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, a master’s degree in international relations, and a doctorate in Education and American culture. And while all of these convey a background of widely diverse interests, there has been a common thread throughout: a pursuit of truth and of understanding; a thirst for knowledge about how the many pieces of our global puzzle fit together, and a desire to understand the relationship among culture, education and politics so that we can best pursue those goals that empower each individual, each and every one. And through it all, there has been a constant recognition that whoever tells the story has power over the story. Translated, that means: the media is too able to control the message.

Her breaking point was the horror that broke this past September 12 when the news of the Benghazi murders was being revealed even as the main-stream media and the White House lied about it. After a week of crazed fury, she launched the Rage Against the Media movement. Since then, her rage has only increased at the continued cover-up of events in Libya, as well as the countless ways in which the media supports and has supported the progressive agenda and the Obama administration generally.

But while the anger continues, so too do her efforts to give each of us a voice in the fight against the monolithic mainstream media. We all suffer from living under what Roger Simon called a media coup d’etat, and Karen is driven to fight back.
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Tammy Messina
Christ following, wife, mother, grandmother, and small business owner with passions for holistic wellness, gardening, raising critters, and preserving our Constitutional liberties especially free speech, religious freedom, and the 2nd Amendment. God gave me the most wonderful husband, who I love dearly and am grateful to have the opportunity to work with every day as his Producer in this Real Side venture. When you see my posts, they are truly mine. So please don't hold him accountable for what I write. Contrary to what some say, I'm not a Stepford wife. I have my own opinions and am willing to share some of them here.

 

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