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The Best Time to Stifle Freedom of the Press… Is Here

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Let’s say you’re a power-drunk government official who wants to suppress a news story that might embarrass the government and call your position into question.

Has there ever been a better time for doing that, than this?

Recently Australian police, armed with warrants, raided the offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Australia’s equivalent of PBS), seizing files and computers, looking for evidence that an editor and two reporters broke some law when they reported that in 2017, some Australian soldiers in Afghanistan killed unarmed civilians (https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Australian-police-raid-public-broadcaster-seize-13938095.php). Someone, it seems, wants to track down whoever were the sources for that story and make them sorry for it.

We would not like to see this happen in America. Freedom of the press is enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution, and by long tradition.

Our problem is that our “free and independent press” has abused its freedom and turned itself into a 24/7/365 shill for the Democrat Party. Time and again we catch them making up stories, embellishing stories, leaving things out, putting things in–and then having to walk it all backwards once it’s been demonstrated that those stories aren’t true. Think Jussie Smollet, the Covington kids, and “Trump’s a Russian agent!”–all crapola. All designed to help the Far Left Crazy take over the country.

Consequently, tens of millions of Americans don’t trust the mainstream nooze media to tell the truth about anything–only because they’ve been caught lying so many times. All they ever do, anymore, is to attack Donald Trump and anyone who stands with him. All they want to do is drive the president out of office. Because their candidate, Hillary Clinton, didn’t win in 2016. Hence more than two years of wall-to-wall “Russian collusion” coverage… which turned out to be false. Even now they haven’t let it drop.

So who’s going to shed a tear if government agents raid, say, the Washington Post’s editorial offices? Who’s going to believe the New York Times, if their offices get raided?

A free press is a vital component of a free republic. But the press in our country has all but pissed away its freedom–voluntarily, to gain a political end. The government didn’t turn them into Pravda. They turned themselves into Pravda.

At this point you might want to ask me, “Well, what do we do about it? How do we fix the problem? How do we get our free press back?”

I think the noozies have to fix it themselves–and soon.


Journalism: A Travesty (Part 2)

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Once upon a time there was this image of the reporter as a hard-headed, skeptical, show-me type. Those women who were the infantry of local journalism in the 1970s–they could see through a brick wall; and what they saw, they wrote.

I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. I was a newspaperman: reporter and editor. And I’m ashamed of what my former profession, once an honorable profession, has become.

The hard-headed, skeptical reporter is extinct. Oh, there are cryptozoological reports about isolated members of the species surviving in out-of-the-way places in the hinterland; but you won’t see them unless you look real hard.

No one outdoes today’s free and independent press when it comes to believing pure crapola and pushing it on the public. A man gets his junk chopped off, shoots up with female hormones, and says he’s a “woman”; and every single noozie in the Western world calls this wacko “she” and “her” and makes like the guy really is a woman now–and piles on anyone who says different. Could anything be more soft-headed, more credulous? There would be no “transgender” without the nooze media.

Once upon a time reporters didn’t just pass along the Far Left talking points. Once upon a time reporters questioned what they were told, and kept on asking questions till they got the truth. (Most of them, at least–The New York Times parted company with truth quite a few years ago.) But today noozies never question anything, no matter how preposterous, said by any Democrat.

That’s why they keep banging the drum for Russian Collusion, never mind there wasn’t any. It’s “the narrative.” It serves the Democrat Party. So the noozies have it on the menu every day.

Okay, sure–it’s true that the TV nooze networks, even that far back, were about as straight as corkscrews. Ditto the major print media. Democrats are nostalgic for those days when Walter Cronkite spun his spiel and the whole country believed him because there was no meaningful competition. We thank God for His providence: the Internet has put an end to that, let Google and Facebook try as they will to establish themselves as an information monopoly. There always have been and always will be corrupt, dishonest news media.

But there certainly used to be more honesty in the news than there is now. And don’t tell me any different, because I was there.


A New Low for the Nooze Media

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I’m ashamed that I used to be a newspaper reporter and editor. Even though it was a long time ago, long before the nooze media morphed into hatchet-men for the Democrat Party.

Today they’re trying to convince us that President Donald Trump “worked for Russia” (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-i-never-worked-for-russia-idUSKCN1P81NM?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews)–never mind that Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state, sold 20% of our nation’s uranium to the Russians. The nooze media’s all over this fable, and when they asked the president this stupid and insulting question at a press conference, he lost his cool and denied it. So now they can “report” that “Trump denies working for the Russians.”

Ooh-ooh! Now we can impeach him! Now we’ve got him!

Even for them, this is shameful.

I apologize for ever having been a journalist. It has become a truly disgraceful line of work. The newly-coined term, “presstitute,” is right on target. I would be less ashamed of having been a pickpocket.

How much more of this does our country have to take?


Nooze Media Chicanery: MSNBC Calls Election–Before the Vote

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“We don’t need no stinkin’ election!”

Well, here we go with the “news” media trying to be players affecting the outcome of the election–in this case, MSNBC “reporting” the result of the Florida gubernatorial election… the night before Election Day (https://deadline.com/2018/11/msnbc-graphic-mistake-florida-governor-race-1202496555/).

The fake news giant reported that the Democrat won the election “with 99% of the vote counted”–when, of course, the polls had yet to open and none of the vote had yet been counted. The lame excuse was “our system had inadvertently populated some test numbers.” Aren’t you glad they cleared that up? Like it could happen to anyone.

In that the media repeatedly and purposely emit falsehoods in a blatant attempt to deceive the voters and swing the election to their Democrat masters, President Trump does not exaggerate in calling the media an enemy of the people.

They’re certainly not our friends.


Why They Think It’s OK to Lie to Us

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You gotta read this column by Bernard Goldberg in townhall.com yesterday (https://townhall.com/columnists/bernardgoldberg/2018/05/22/fake-news–the-mainstream-media-version-n2482836).

Working as a newsman at CBS News in the 1980s, Goldberg recalls how his colleagues cooked up deeply bogus stories about “the homeless” (President Reagan’s fault: the homeless magically disappear when a Democrat is in the White House) and “the heterosexual AIDS epidemic.”

They knew they were lying, knew they were filling their broadcasts with purposeful misinformation. But it was all in a good cause! And that excuses everything. You don’t have to tell the truth, if lies will lead the public in the right direction. Sorta like scientists lying about Climbit Change to get the public to behave as the scientists think they should. If it brings about good results, it doesn’t have to be true.

The cost? In the long run, no one believes anybody. Because they’re sure that everybody’s lying.


More Fake News from CNN: ’22 School Shootings’

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Speaking of fake news and false information, what are we to make of CNN’s claim that America has had 22 school shootings so far this year? A lot of left-wing media outlets have picked up this statistic and run with it–but is it true?

No, it’s not.

CNN, allegedly a “real” news organization, cooked the books by counting as “school shootings” accidental shootings, domestic violence, gang shootings, and fights (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/may/18/whats-true-whats-not-about-santa-fe-texas-school-s/). It reminds me of a quip by Abraham Lincoln: “How many legs does a sheep have, if you call the tail a leg? Four–because calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it one.”

Why are the noozies ramping up the total? Is it just because sensationalism has always sold newspapers, and pumped up TV viewership? Or are they purposely–and deceptively–exaggerating the problem because it fits their political agenda of disarming the law-abiding people of America?

You be the judge.


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