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Shame on Mainstream Media; How Do We Go Forward With the Damage They've Done, With the Damage They Do?

Ignore the in-my-face obvious issues and lend all of my attention to unwarranted, groundless non-issues? Not happening!

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Corrupted Media

For the past several years; whether it was in their love affair with Barack Obama (D), caught up in the perpetuating of the many lies told about Donald Trump (R), or in their over-sensationalism of the few and far between, rare situations, where interaction between law enforcement and civilians goes horribly wrong, Mainstream media has been there for it all!

Not in a good way!

No longer simply reporting the news, once their fact-finding mission is completed, but rather having a personal reaction to a certain story and going with it...as they wish it to be, willing it and pushing it, in the direction, they prefer it go!

No longer waiting until their ace reporters or their trustworthy news sources gather enough facts in order to go to print or before the camera.

But, rather going with whatever it takes; in order to either protect and prop up an individual, they’ve deemed worthy or to misrepresent an individual they’ve deemed unworthy; completely altering the truth and the real story, in order to destroy the individual!

They pick favorites

They've gone from completely ignoring any and all unflattering stories from the Obama Administration to sensationalizing and piling onto any story, which had the potential of doing harm to the Trump Administration, back to hiding or ignoring any story which would have a negative impact on the Biden Administration!

How many times did you repeat or discuss the many things President Trump had supposedly said or done or been involved in... only to find out later, that it wasn't true, it was a bunch of hogwash, made up in order to do him harm?

If it did harm to this Country in the process, so be it, because CNN, MSNBC, ABC's The View...among many others, don’t care!

They are in the tank with the left, with the Marxists; those working against us {as in, you and me} and against the best interests of this Country!

We have all seen it!

It happens time and time again, it's just that some choose to ignore it each and every time.

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For one example, the original {as opposed to one of the latter} Russian collusion story, proven to be a hoax. Once Mueller could not prove a thing or produce any evidence of any such collusion taking place between Donald Trump and any one in Russia...

We never received an apology for their obsessive Trump-hating reporting

We never received an...oops, our bad!

There were to be no corrections -

to the many misleading news stories which had been in print day after day or angrily read aloud, literally, in twenty four hour seven days per week, never-ending cycles.

They simply stopped talking about it.

All that garbage talk just abruptly ended.

The corrupt mainstream media just stops talking about it, that's how they handle it... as they lie in wait for the next big story to sensationalize in order to take someone else down or in order to protect someone else.

It's what they do, it’s who they are!

As they diligently worked, not in the capacity their industry once worked in, but rather to see to it that any story critical of President Trump would not die out, at least until another (still green...but we all know how they love green) was regarded as ready to take its place!

Something worthy to be crammed down the throats of their viewing audience, ingested to the point of a mind-numbing state of consciousness, destroying all reason, leaving no room for questioning, in the process.

Utilizing and working with only a few pieces of a very large and very complex puzzle, gathered by what have become their accomplices in the field, rather than ace reporters, fact-finders, sleuths and in the end...the accomplices are getting those few pieces and any information from the bystanders any way, so...

They provide a piece from here, a piece from there, just enough, a tantalizing taste...so eager to pass judgement!

What should be the whole story...otherwise, it doesn't make it in time for print or in time for the reading of the six o'clock news, goes forth, based on and reduced to, just two small pieces of the much, much larger picture.

Two pieces from here and two pieces from there...

which brings us to two of the biggest stories in the news today; the State v. Chauvin and the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

With one intention, to complete the picture for their particular viewing audience, as they wish it to be...their will be done.

The real story or the rest of the story, not worthy of mention.

No matter the loose ends, no matter the failure to meet total accuracy, pushed through in an unprofessional, partisan manner.

A profession once revered, facts once weighed, gauged, checked and rechecked six ways from Sunday...before worthy of the six o'clock news.

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In the News

Two stories on everyone's mind, have been constants in the news.

I, like everyone else who saw it, was shocked by the video of what happened to George Floyd, nearly one year ago.

When I heard the opening arguments, incidentally, that is all that I watched, the opening arguments from both sides, I learned so much that I had never once heard from media!

I came away not any less disappointed or disturbed by the actions of this Officer, but annoyed by and angered by all that I didn't know!

First off and most importantly, I feel for those who loved and lost Mr. Floyd

But, I also feel for the many Americans whose lives have been forever altered due to the behavior of those who reacted to this story, by looting, rioting, destroying people's property, murdering... based solely on parts and pieces of this story.

I don't know of anyone who grieves by making life more difficult for those around them!

Communities have been completely destroyed.

Small business owners just needing to go on with their lives, to run their little businesses, in order to provide for their families, have had their lives turned upside down and for no good reason!

For several months, I was under the impression that Officer Chauvin had stopped Mr. Floyd in traffic, had dragged him out of his car, pinned him down, in order to hurt him, just because...

That turned out to be a lie, which was perpetuated by a corrupted media, there was much more to the story.

More communities in more cities, along with more of our fellow Americans, continually had their lives impacted and turned upside down, in many cases destroyed. It was as constant as the 24-7 news cycle that saw to it that the chaos would never end!

Their lives, their existence, made harder, not because of anything Officer Chauvin did or didn't do, but because those reacting to the story.....decided to make life miserable for those who just wanted and needed to go on with their lives, run their little businesses, in order to continue to provide for their families,

Nearly a year after it happened, the whole story finally came out.

in the opening arguments; I found out that Mr. Floyd had ingested drugs at the scene. I never knew that he had been in a store passing a counterfeit bill or that employees of the business had been out to his car, still parked outside the store, numerous times, attempting to have him make things right!

I never knew that Officer Chauvin was late to the scene, called in for backup due to a volatile and potentially explosive situation.

I am not making any excuses for the Officer, he has been found guilty by a jury of his peers. The evidence convinced them of his guilt and that's that. Other than the sentencing and the appeals which will inevitably come.
It is the process we utilize here in the U.S.A. and no other process works any better.

But, what of the media?

What has become of the media?

Sensationalizing everything, running with rumors, with only parts of the story, with only a piece or two of the puzzle; allowing the story to become what they perceive it should be, no longer a simple reporting of the news.

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I remember watching President Trump's speech, which took place in our Nation's Capital on January 6, 2021. Massive crowds were in attendance, but I noted that it was a festive atmosphere.

The crowd was very calm and then, as we all know, some members of that crowd joined in with others, for a march over to the Capitol Building, that is when things began to unravel and then went downhill fast.

But, we were led to believe (by MSM) that only Trump supporters were involved in any mischief which took place that day and that wasn't the worst of it!

We were led to believe that Trump supporters were attacking and killing people, including a Capitol Police Officer named Brian Sicknick.

Of course what we now know is that only one woman was killed in the Capitol Building and that she was killed by a Capitol Policeman.

But, this isn't the story that MSM chose to focus on and to over-sensationalize!

An unarmed 35 year old female Veteran, Ashli Babbitt, in the wrong place at the wrong time (the U.S. Capitol Building) killed by a Capitol Policeman, was never the story!

In fact, I've never heard her name again, I had to look it up!

The story, the focus was instead on the death of Officer Brian Sicknick.

I remember many of these so-called news celebrities, vividly describing his murder, as if they had witnessed it. I kept looking for the footage...

They had already convinced their viewing audience that only Trump supporters had entered into the Capitol building, forget the fact that there’s footage of many people, not just Trump supporters, walking in, as if invited in.
They also were {apparently} convinced that Ashli Babbitt was a threat and got what she deserved, all while working to convince their viewing audience that Trump supporters....beat a Police Officer to death with a fire extinguisher!

But, here's your fact check...it did not happen!

Officer Sicknick died of natural causes the following day, he had a series of strokes and his life ended.

There was no evidence of any external injuries, which would have been obvious if he had been beaten to death with a fire extinguisher and what of his family in hearing such things?

Don’t expect to see or hear from these News celebrities:

We apologize for getting it all wrong

Oops...our bad!

There will be no corrections to the story they ran with and promoted.


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Shameful

I had to go back and make some revisions, the majority of this was written before the verdict came in.

I hope that all who spent this past year disrupting other people’s lives can and will go on with their lives, allowing for those whose lives have been disrupted for no good reason, for far too long...to go on with theirs

Hopefully, they still have their little shops, their little restaurants, their businesses to go back to. If not, if they have been stripped of all goods, their shops completely destroyed, I pray that they can rebuild and reopen once more.

However, I completely understand if they choose not to do so or if they choose to leave their former businesses behind...along with the democratically-run cities which let them down. These cities that care for and promote the rioters and the destroyers of businesses more than they do the business-running, law-abiding, always trying and working to do the right thing, type citizens.

These people need to be able to continue to do all of that, without living in constant fear and anxiety of more riots, more violence, more looting of their businesses, more death...every time the media and the Democratic party fails them by sensationalizing rare, few and far between cases!

The last thing we need right now...is an agenda-driven, partisan, corrupted media, focused only on creating further division in this Country, working people up into frenzies, with their Marxist bad attitudes...exposing innocent people to violence and much, much worse!

They’ll not change on their own, it will require us, the people calling them out and saying it like it is and so, I am doing my part!

~ God please Bless and heal this land


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 A B Williams

Comments

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 23, 2021:

Good morning KC. I've said it before, I don't want it to come to that, but...I've no doubt that is what the left wants!

What else could it be?

What is all of this crazy pitting one group against another, CREATING civil unrest (propagated by MSM) about if they don't want us at war?

You can only poke the bear so many times....you can only walk away, ignore, make excuses for, dismiss...so many times!!

We may have one last opportunity to throw the bums out; not just the many bums from all three branches of Government, which have outside interests written all over them, BUT when we begin to clean this house, we must throw out everything and start over. The propagating, treasonous media MUST go. They must be boycotted on a massive scale.

Parents cannot continue sending their children to indoctrination camps, disguised as schools, universities and colleges. (Not all, but far too many) Parents need to start vetting and doing a much better job. Even if it is their local public elementary school and it's participating in indoctrination and not teaching, pull your kid out!

We have to fight back before it becomes a literal war. :,(

KC McGee from Where I belong on April 23, 2021:

We Start a CIVIL WAR and take back our Country from these Marxist THUGS..

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 22, 2021:

Good Morning Vivian,

Project Veritas is a great example of what Doug brought up. They are all about investigative reporting and yet they are shut down, "cancelled" every time.

They end up in court every single time a new video or a series of videos comes out.

Although they win in court, while they are tied up, busy saving their skin, the stories fizzle out, the majority of the public never see them, never even hear about what they've uncovered. Just as cancel culture, the left, mainstream media, Dems, "communists" (all sharing the same umbrella) plan it! Deep-sixed!!

Vivian Coblentz on April 22, 2021:

Then, the Project Veritas revealed the video of that Chester guy on a "date" with a girl from Tinder admitting CNN ran propaganda! He said "fear sells." I don't even watch any MSM because it's nothing but lies, lies, and more lies. They run whatever story the Dems want them to and twist it however they're told to twist it. Just like communists!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 21, 2021:

Hi Doug,

I think so. 60 Minutes could be counted on at one time, but even they have become so partisan. It is sad!

Doug West from Missouri on April 21, 2021:

It is sad to the see the destruction of the news and journalism. No matter what channel you watch, they all have a similar story. Have all the investigative reports left the profession or been cancelled?

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 21, 2021:

Hi Ken, I wonder if I could still get a subscription to the New York Post? I know that the oldest published newspaper in America, can still be trusted to just give me the news, nothing more and nothing less, unless I choose to visit the Op Ed page.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 21, 2021:

Hi Sharlee, you're so right, that's what it is, 24/7 propaganda.

Those working against this Country are successful in "destroying this Country as we know it" and they are doing it right under our noses. They've sent all that would normally and typically stick up for this Country, running scared. Afraid they'll be labeled with some "ist" or "ism", (as has happened to the few good Journalists and the few proactive Congress men and women who aren't frightened away and who refuse to be silenced) so, they stay out of it and keep a low profile. How long before they are living in the same Country, but no longer recognize it as such.....wondering what happened!?!

Ken Burgess from Florida on April 21, 2021:

There was a time when there were 195 separate institutions which provided Americans their news.

Today all news sources are controlled by 5 entities. And 4 or those 5 work together to put forth the same messaging.

Much like there are only a handful of social media platforms, and they all work loosely together to control what content you are exposed to. They showed how powerful they can be when they worked together to silence a sitting President.

The Politicians and the Media that covers them, are both controlled or curtailed by these incredibly powerful corporations.

Americans do not get "news" today, they get well packaged messaging and they are kept in the dark on almost everything of importance.

Sharlee on April 21, 2021:

The left mainstream media is nothing but propaganda. There is no questioning it, we witness it every day 24/7. The left media is working to destroy the country as we know it, and doing a hell of a job at it.

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