DISGRACEFUL MEDIA – For many years, news media were very legitimate and trustworthy. News anchors like Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley were respected for their honesty and accurate reporting of news. Sadly, most media today are very, very biased. Many so called news “stories” are nothing but political hit jobs with the intent to give a false, twisted narrative of what they are “reporting”.
Anyone can make accusations. Over the past few years, the left-wing media, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Washington Post and many others, will take such accusations and sensationalize them as if they are FACTS. BUT, in most cases, there is absolutely no credible evidence these accusations are true. THAT is “yellow” journalism – sensationalism for TV ratings or to sell more newspapers.
What can be done about it? Really nothing legally – unless a person is slandered or liabled- then they can sue. But most often, a lawsuit judgement happens long after the damage is done. SO, YOU can make a difference. Do not patronize, follow or support such FAKE news on low grade media. When you see or hear such fake news, raise hell with the source – call them, E-mail them, call them out. Media “news” reporting needs to go back to the basics – FACTS, not biased political propaganda.
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Good point, Sparky! Looking forward to what you have to say about the right wing media. You don’t suppose they ever ” take such accusations and sensationalize them as if they are FACTS”, do ya?
Thanks Biff. I was going to head down that lane myself.
Just wanted to point out there’s BS at both ends of the spectrum. I agree with Sparky, all media should be focused on facts and truth but that isn’t something only the “left wing” gets wrong.
Biff, I agree with you. Both the left and the right should be held accountable. If not, we come across like Russia and Syria, like a one party state controlled media.
So you’re all very comfortable on your high horses, smugly deflecting Sparky’s comment, but you all agree that many of the stories in major newspapers and on mainstream media are twisted narratives and political hit jobs. Good to know.
More Lies from the Presstitutes
By Paul Craig Roberts
The shameless liars that comprise the US media intentionally exaggerated the marchers against “gun violance” by four times the actual number.
Why are the media presstitutes involved in advocacy of agendas and not in reporting factual news?
Recent polls show that a majority of Americans believe that gun ownership makes people safer. Americans do not believe that people should be denied safety because of an occasional nutcase or a staged shooting to advance the gun control agenda. Indeed, they wonder who is behind the gun control agenda. They wonder about the dumbshits who are protesting the Second Amendment instead of Washington’s rush into conflict with Russia.
I have no doubt that gun control groups are organized by agents of the police state. The United States is falling apart. All of the increase in income and wealth is going to the One Percent. Everyone else is hurting more each day. See Chris Hedges, for example: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49082.htm
The vast majority of Americans are being ground into the dirt by government at all levels. There is no democracy. There is only looting. The One Percent fear that sooner or later even insouciant Americans might rise up. But they can’t if they are disarmed. That is all gun control is about.
Deaths from what the propagandistic “gun violance” shills for the police state hype as a massive problem are such a small percentage of US deaths that they do not even show up statistically. Yet we have all this protest over an infintestimal number of deaths, and no protests at all by opponents of “gun violence” over police killings, which are larger that “gun violence” deaths or over America’s massive murders on a world scale. Where are the “gun violence” protests over the millions of deaths and millions of displaced peoples in Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan? Where are the “gun violence” protests against Trumpt’s chosen national security adviser John Bolton’s plan to bomb Iran and North Korea into the stone age?
They are nowhere to be found. How much more evidence do you need that the “gun violence” people are totally insensitive to real violence and only serve a police state agenda?
A reader sent me this . I don’t have the time to check it out. So some of you check it and let me know. If correct, I will acknowledged it, and also if incorrect.
This was posted by a friend on FB, I thought it worthy…
Sharing this data from a friend who has researched these statistics
thoroughly. There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms,
and this number is not disputed. The U.S. population is 324,059,091 as
of June 22, 2016 (the last searchable census numbers) Do the math:
0.00925% of the population dies from gun related actions each
year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never
told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in
perspective as compared to other causes of death:
-65% of those deaths are by suicide, which would never be prevented by gun laws.
-15% are by police.
-17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally
-3% are accidental discharge deaths.
So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to
5,100. Now lets look at how those deaths spanned across the nation:
-480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago
-344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore
-333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit
-119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years)
So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of
those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that
is the root cause. This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of
the nation, or about 75 deaths per state -an average because some
States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had
1,169 and Alabama had 1.
Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far? California, of course, but
it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number
of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So if all
cities and states are not created equal, then there must be something
other than the tool causing the gun deaths.
Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other
deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the
commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery,
death, rape, assault are all done by criminals. It is ludicrous to
think that criminals will obey laws. That is why they are called
But what about other deaths each year?
Nearly 75% of all deaths in the United States are attributed to just
10 causes, with the top three of these accounting for over 50 percent
of all deaths. Over the last 5 years, the main causes of death in the
U.S. have remained fairly consistent.
1. Heart disease
2. Cancer (malignant neoplasms)
3. Chronic lower respiratory disease
4. Accidents (unintentional injuries)
5. Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases)
6. Alzheimer’s disease
8. Influenza and pneumonia
9. Kidney disease (nephritis, nephritic syndrome, and nephrosis)
Guns don’t even make the top ten list. Not to mention:
-40,000+ die from a drug overdose–THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!
-36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths.
-34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities(exceeding gun deaths
even if you include suicide).
-200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical
errors. You are safer walking in the worst areas of Chicago than you
are when you are in a hospital!
-710,000 people die per year from heart disease. Where is the real war
on fast food? Why are we not teaching healthy eating in schools?
So what is the point? If the liberals and the anti-gun movement
focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in
cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all
gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.). A 10%
reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total number of gun
deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides -Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions! So you have to
ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns?
It’s pretty simple: (to Steven Waugh’s point)
Taking away guns gives control to governments. The founders of this
nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power
may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to
disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand
that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.
Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S.
Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs. So the next time
someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look
at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster: “Before a
standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed.”