Every morning, afternoon, and evening, people all across America gear up to watch their favorite newscast. They kick off their shoes and relax, ready to catch up on the headlines of our fast-paced world. It is hard enough to keep up with every story, but what about when the sources people are hearing them from are unreliable? Well, this is all too often the case for millions of citizens across our country. The mainstream media casts incessant lies upon the general public year after year, suffering little to no consequences for their blatant contortion of facts and reality.
Over the years, there have been multiple examples of the mainstream media lying and distorting stories in order to push a clear political agenda. This agenda consists of protecting any Democrat in public office and denouncing any conservative policy or principle without an ounce of shame.
1) One of the biggest lies that the mainstream media has pushed is race relations in the United States. Everyone knows that the bigger the schism between black and white America, the more fruitful the benefits are to incumbent Democrats. These politicians make a living by telling minorities that they cannot survive without the help of the ever-powerful government by their side. While conservatives and libertarians alike understand that this could not be further from the truth, it is an easy line of rhetoric to buy into. Networks such as MSNBC and CNN have consistently put forth the narrative that black men being killed by white cops is the rule in America, not the exception.
The panel of CNN political analysts, including the uber-liberal Sally Kohn, publicly backed the “hands up, don’t shoot” movement that was proved to be false by Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. Additionally, a recent study by the Media Research Center has exposed the mainstream media for saying “hands up, don’t shoot” 140 times. For the media to expose its viewers to a blatant lie to that extent is unacceptable to say the least. The mainstream media has also chosen to exclude important statistics from its broadcasts night after night, in the wake of the Ferguson and Baltimore incidents. MSNBC, ABC, and CNN failed to inform its audience that the number of blacks killed by cops decreased by 75% from 1981 to 2000. Additionally, a six year FBI study (2007-2012) found that cops killed about 400 Americans per year and approximately 100 were African-American, only 25%. Oh, and get this, in 2012 alone, 133 police officers were killed in the line of duty, outnumbering the amount of blacks killed by white cops. Not one single mainstream media network has covered these facts, and it is unlikely that they ever will.
2) The liberal mainstream media also makes a point to deceive its viewers about guns and gun control. Over the years there have been many of examples of this type of deception. In 2014, CNN’s Don Lemon told his audience that “automatic weapons” must be banned. What he clearly does not know is that automatic weapons are machines guns…which, believe it or not, have been illegal in the United States since the passage of the The National Firearms Act of 1934. Sorry to burst your bubble Don, but an automatic weapon is not “anything that … can shoot off a number of rounds very quickly.” as Mr. Lemon so infamously declared on national television. *sigh*. I also sat through a painful 2 minutes of listening to this clip from “Hardball with Chris Matthews”. Matthews rambled on to his simpleminded audience about how gun lobbies “want everyone to have a gun” regardless of their maturity, mental condition, or knowledge of how to utilize one. He makes a mockery of gun owners everywhere and acts like anyone could get ahold of a gun in America with no problem. Quite the contrary is true. In the last ten years alone, the government has performed over 100 million background checks. And not to mention that Chris ended his striking analysis by glorifying Obama stating, “The President, as he often is, is right on this, common sense gun control makes common sense.” *another sigh*.
3) In the past few weeks, as the deplorable Planned Parenthood scandal has unfolded, the media has been in a tizzy trying to protect the top abortion provider in America. You might remember Savita Ginde, a medical director who was exposed for informing an undercover buyer about the baby-part selling industry. Well, according to Patrick Howley of The Daily Caller, ABC, CBS, and NBC News did not mention Ms. Ginde’s name. Not even once. Unbelievable to say the least. Most mainstream media outlets refused to label this as a scandal, or even discuss the legality of the videos. The media instead decided to repeatedly delegitimize the videos and the Center for Medical Progress.
While the media was first originated to raise questions about public officials and policies, it has morphed into a coddling agency, used only to protect elitist Democrats and cover up their guiltless fallacies. Remember everyone; stay informed, always check other sources for a story, and most importantly, do not be afraid to tell others what the mainstream media is not.