Tag: mainstream media

Are Americans Indifferent to Torture?

 

shutterstock_217094626The protests and condemnations of the political Left and mainstream media following the election of Donald Trump have been deafening. To a great extent, many of us may have resorted to simply rolling our eyes and shrugging our shoulders since the complaints and accusations are non-stop.

But lately I’ve noticed a more insidious activity that is intended to influence the public consciousness. Although it is promoted with a veneer of truth, it is intended to continue to tarnish America’s reputation and character. In this case, the vehicle is “proving” that Americans are becoming complacent about torture. Let me show you how subtle and sinister these accusations have become.

Last week the MSM published articles on the 2016 report of the International Committee of the Red Cross. In particular the report highlights the American people as one group that has become inured to torture. They state,

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The recent, highly charged US Presidential election brought out a new word – Fake News. We were bombarded by information on both sides of the aisle, via social media, cable news, and other avenues. There were charges that Russian propaganda was influencing our elections by elevating unflattering stories about Hillary Clinton, therefore creating an unbalanced view. […]

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Checked out Google News and saw a link to this Washington Post article: “Trump supporter charged with voting twice in Iowa.” Apparently an Iowa woman cast both an early ballot and then another at a satellite voting location. She’s been booked and charged with first-degree election misconduct. Glad they caught her, and it is good […]

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Media to Trump: “Don’t Exploit Louisiana for Political Purposes”

 

20954257-mmmainDonald Trump went down to New Orleans with his running mate to check on things and hand out relief supplies. And the Democrat Media Complex has the nerve to caution him against “seeming craven, using crises for political gain.”

As GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump heads to Louisiana on Friday to survey the aftermath of deadly flooding, it’s worth remembering that disasters — whether natural or man-made — present a unique challenge for politicians. The goal is to appear statesman-like without seeming craven, using crises for political gain.

Trump can look to a recent history of Republican nominees making similar moves with mixed results.

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We heard an interview on 89.1 talk radio while heading to Lowes on Sunday. Whether you are pro or anti-Trump, it was interesting and informative, and secondly, in the radio interview, the journalist, David Cay Johnston, posed some important questions on the current state of journalistic reporting. While you may or may not like his […]

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Unconstitutional CA Law Forces Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

 

wide-b0827d5e12470eadc96938dbce042ab84879dfeb-s900-c85Imagine a state law that forced Weight Watchers to direct its health-conscious clients to locations where they’d be hard-sold piles of discount bacon. Delicious as Baconalia sounds to me and maybe you, what kind of government would threaten a weight-loss center for merely not promoting the very thing (weight gain) it was created to prevent?

Well, such a state government did pass such a law. And Alliance Defending Freedom is in federal court challenging it. ADF filed a complaint in federal court in October 2015 against the state of California for passing an unconstitutional law that forces pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion. The state law requires licensed medical centers that offer free, pro-life help to pregnant women to direct their patients and clients to state programs that offer free or discounted abortions. The pro-life centers, under the law, even have to give out the phone number for the abortion program!

And the case has generated serious national interest.

And That’s the Rest of the Story

 

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The story is always the same: the mainstream media hits conservative politicians much harder than liberals. Each cycle we see conservative candidates spend more of their time defending themselves against erroneous reporting, instead of sharing their message. This is nothing new — almost cliché, really — but it’s now more transparent than ever. As society becomes less dependent on CBS, NBC, and ABC to tell them what to think, more people have determined that the MSM may not have always been providing them with whole truths:

Americans’ trust in the national news media remains at an all-time low. A new Gallup poll shows that just 40% of Americans have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. That figure, which ties Gallup statistics for 2012 and 2014, represents a steep decline from the 55% high in the late 1990s when Gallup began polling.

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Los Angeles – Paul Krugman took home the Academy Award for Economics yesterday for his role as a pundit posing as a morally-vain economist who couches his arguments in contemptuous terms toward dissenters. “Those who disagree with my views are either fools, knaves or foolish knaves” he said in his acceptance speech, transforming into the award-winning roll before his colleagues who comprise […]

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We news consumers sometimes hear reference to “gate keepers” in the media industry. The implication is that we tend to learn only about what news major media managers want us to hear. Or perhaps those managers only tell us only what they believe they can profit from financially.  To what extent is this notion of […]

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