How “News” is Made

I am neither a follower nor a fan of the mainstream media news, but occasionally I listen or watch just to see how they are spinning the latest news on whatever they deem newsworthy.   Much of what they broadcast isn’t news, it’s opinion, speculation, gossip, and wishful thinking centered around opinion and a perverted sense of right and wrong and completely void of ethical responsibility.

Here’s a pretty good example (from wnd.com):

“A little girl was leaning into a lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, all under the eyes of her screaming parents.

A biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.  Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.  A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, “Sir, this was the most gallant and bravest thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.”

The Harley rider replies, “Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.”

The reporter says, “Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page.

So, what do you do for a living, and what political affiliation do you have?”

The biker replies “I’m a U.S. Marine, a Republican and I voted for Trump”.

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:

* U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT & STEALS HIS LUNCH *

And THAT pretty much sums up the media’s approach to the news these days!!”

I used to say the mainstream media could only report the truth about the weather, but when hurricane Florence hit last month, reporters were exposed staging scenes to make their reporting seem more– what?  Sensational?  So now they can’t even be trusted to report even the weather without putting a spin on it!!

I resent being treated as if I have neither the education or understanding to make decisions about what’s going on in the world around me, and that is exactly what the liberals and their propaganda-machine-media does.  Instead of telling us the truth, they believe if they sensationalize it, make it look more frightening, more intense– or less so– than it really is, they influence our thinking and our opinion.

It is literally attempted thought control.  The desire to present information in a way that directly influences the way people think.

I question every report I hear in mainstream media.  I rely on my God-given sense of self-worth which reminds me I am much more than a “deplorable, ungovernable” hick, and  have the ability to apply critical thinking to what others say and form my own decisions.  It does not make me narrow-minded or short-sighted.  It does not make me prejudiced, racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, or any of those other things which conservatives, Christians, and people with common sense are accused of being.

I am an American.  I am a Patriot.  I am a Free man in a Free Society.

But for how long?

May God protect us from those who seek to destroy our freedom and our country.