Folks, we are all Americans, and it may be high time to remind ourselves of that fact.
Our nation is living in unprecedented political times, at least for those of us who are under the age of 150. Not since the Civil War has there been this much animosity among the American people, and it’s no secret where this nonsense is coming from: The sensationalist mainstream media, whose ratings and paychecks are dependent upon whether or not we tune in and watch commercials.
And if their own salaciousness isn’t even to shove us into anarchy, the fact that the “news” is now a competitive business, all of these networks are competing with one another in order to garner your viewership…further escalating the hyperbole and nonsense.
All of this vitriol has culminated in violence, or threats of violence, aimed in purely political directions.
Ben Shapiro is just the latest victim.
The suspect reportedly threatened both Shapiro and his family. Sources told the outlet the threats were “extremely serious.”
Shapiro, who currently serves as editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire and hosted an election show on Fox News last year, filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department related to the threats, according to TMZ.
A palpable turn in the public-political relationship occurred early in the Trump presidency, after Kathy Griffin’s “Trump beheading” photoshoot gave way, just two weeks to the day later, to the attempted assassination of the GOP charity baseball team by former Bernie Sanders campaign worker James T. Hodgkinson.
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STRANGER THAN FICTION: ‘Law and Order’ Mashes Ilhan Omar into Covington Catholic Scandal
This is lazy writing at its very finest.
Day in and day out, writers in Hollywood work to create arcing storylines and thoughtful dialogue that we may hear passively while we’re cooking dinner. All of the work that goes into weekly television occurs ad nauseam, no matter the reality of the those producing it. The show must go on, essentially, and there are times in which writers get a little bit lazy. Some of television’s most profound pieces of real estate fall victim to such concerns week after week, and these lazy and uninspired bits often conflate themselves into a loss of viewership. It is this concern that has Law and Order: SVU staff worried this week. NBC crime procedural Law & Order: Special Victims Unit featured a “ripped from the headlines” theme in its latest episode, which smeared the Covington Catholic kids by pitting them against an Ilhan Omar-styled character who is portrayed as a hero. The plot centered on a poor, put-upon Islamic city politician being confronted by a red ballcap-wearing crowd of young men who scream at her and taunt her. But the episode also throws in a big dollop of male oppression and lesbianism for good measure, Newsbusters reported. The Law & Order: SVU episode entitled, “Assumptions,” opens with a pair of teenaged boys running away from a vandalized mosque in which we soon see that Muslim Councilwoman Nahla Nasar (Nazneen Contractor) has been raped. The story, which is an amalgam of two real life American situations, was undoubtedly meant to invoke the emotions of the politically-savvy US populace in order to sell commercials on NBC. This monetization of the American outrage machine is something worth monitoring, especially as we slip closer and closer to the possibility of a constitutional crisis…at least according to the liberal left.
Infotainment Personality from NBC Mocked After Likening Climate Change To…
Here is yet another example of the mainstream media turning to sideshow tactics to keep advertisers happy, while scaring the daylights out of the rest of us.
The American people seem to forget a very salient point regarding the mainstream media, seemingly on a daily basis: It’s all for show. The entirety of the television “news” industry is dependent upon selling commercial advertising space in between salacious segments of shouting, and it shows. The competition is stiff on cable, too, creating an opportunity for networks to desperately grasp at niche demographics with their coverage. And while it certainly is entertaining, it doesn’t equate to too much else, especially in this digital world where the facts are easily attainable. This reality may be most prevalent in issues that are heavily divided down party lines and, therefore, tend to create the most drama…something that advertisers love. It’s the chasing of this revenue that has led on NBC infotainment personality to take his climate change rhetoric out of this world. An NBC News reporter raised eyebrows and prompted pushback from an MSNBC host after suggesting that climate change is like an alien invasion that is visible to everyone. The reporter, Jacob Ward, made the odd comparison following the release of the United Nations climate change report that claims a number of “transformative changes” will be needed to save nature and humanity from climate change and other threats. What exactly did he say? “Yeah, you know, it really is devastating, Stephanie. I mean, this is how dark the times are in the view of researchers… people are sort of getting ready for the horrors that this report is talking about. So it is dark times, I gotta say,” he told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle during a Monday show. Ruhle then lamented that “there’s not even a consensus around climate change,” prompting Ward to make the comparison. “I know, I know. I mean, that’s the thing, right? You look at it and you think…
GAME ON: Trump Gives Bill Barr Complete Authority to Declassify Origins of Russia Probe
HERE WE GO...
BOMBSHELL: Obama Admin’s Surveillance Of Reporters Is MUCH Worse Than Anyone Imagined
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LOOK: Anti-Trump John Cusack Remains Seated for Military Salute, Blasts Trump As Unpatriotic
WHAT A SHAME!
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AOC is only 29. Americans will be dealing with her for many decades to come.
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