I fear the giving mankind a dependence on anything for support in age or sickness, besides industry and frugality during youth and health, tends to flatter our natural indolence, to encourage idleness and prodigality, and thereby to promote and increase poverty, the very evil it was intended to cure.
And that is the fundamental basis of the a cappella agitpop that tries to pass itself off as news in America. The Lamestream Media’s go-to play is to find something, no matter how localized or minute, spin it into something outrageous, and sensationalize it in order to turn it into a widespread “issue” that demands the readers’ or viewers’ attention and reaction. Simply put, it’s how they make their money.
And, when the Lamestream Media is particularly successful, e.g., any negative encounter between a Black and the police, they create an actual nationwide problem that further feeds attention and money to the “news” media’s coffers.
While each of the many Lamestream Media outlets has its own guides for how to report on politics, they rarely differ more than in the specific wording and dog-whistles that are to be used. All of them follow the “journalists;” guide shown above with religious fervor.
And that is an existential threat to the very Republic that provides the freedom for the Lamestream Media to operate as it does. Even Malcom X recognized this approximately 50 years ago.
The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses. The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he’s a the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. It will make the criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
— Malcom X
This isn’t new – though Malcom X was mostly wrong about how his sorts were reported upon. It was obvious during the 2007 – 2008 Democrat primaries when the Lamestream Media engineered public opinion away from Hillary Clinton and toward the Black candidate. And then, even more, during the actual 2008 Presidential Election, when the media pilloried Sarah Palin. And it just continued on, escalated, and became more shamelessly overt since then, culminating in their unprecedented attacks upon President Trump, his family – including specifically young Barron, and any and all who weren’t sufficiently hateful towards them.
The Lamestream Media’s aka the Democrat Propaganda Corps‘ focus on international political-economics and election interference is driven wholly and solely by their agenda. It is not in any way shape or form driven by the truth. You will not see, read, or hear the truth from the barkers of the Lamestream Media unless that truth is harmful to President Trump and/or the GOP or can be spun by their “journalists” into being so.
They’ve been allowed to become the gatekeepers of information. Worse, they and the rest of the Democrats regularly decry any conflicting information as being a “conspiracy theory” or some form of “denier,” e.g., “science-denier,” and they refute the validity of any information source other than the Lamestream Media.
To sum it up, the Lamestream Media’s goal is shape public opinion in certain specific ways to further an agenda. It is not to inform the public or report upon issues of actual importance.
Mostly, it’s a great adverb. However, it doesn’t change things that much in the real world. Some things are effectively XOR binary toggles, and being mostly one thing still means that your actually something else.
And, this is especially true whenever the Lamestream Media, especially CNN, is spewing something these days, normally in an attempt to bolster the Democrats’ chances in any given election.
Systemic or institutional racism is a powerful and enduring shibboleth among the Blacks and their “woke” “allies.” Herein, is one of many examples of why this is so and why the fabrication of systemic racism is now a lamentable part of the American zeitgeist.
Various non-White journalists, media oversight and accounting organizations. and racial activists regularly lament that Black males make up of only 6.8% of sports reporters, when the NFL, NBA, and WNBA are over 70% Black. And that is how you create systemic racism.
Black males make up approximately 6.5% of the entire US population. Hence, they’re slightly over-represented among sports reporters. However, that same 6.5% of the entire US population, the Black males, is providing over 70% of the players in most national sports leagues.
The issue, if there is one, isn’t a dearth of Black sports reporters; it’s that professional sports is very close to a Black Only industry insofar as the player base is concerned. That’s where there’s the result of racism.
But, instead, it holds value to certain sorts to ignore the vast over-representation of Black males in professional sports in favor of imagining a fabricating an issue with the smaller – nigh perfect representation – of them in sports reporting. So, they scream systemic racism.
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