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Mainstream Media Caught Red Handed

No longer can journalists and editors freely intimidate without paying the price; and they don’t like it!

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As Written By Jim Bowman.

In pre Trump times, the well worn phrase “liberal press” was simply the acceptance of normal media bias. The reader was resigned while the journalist felt a sort of pride in knowing that his slant was being digested daily.

Not so today. Now, that “liberal” moniker is being subjected through a detailed microscope, one that they themselves instigated. Decades of indiscriminate accusations and ridicule now face a Presidential accounting. No longer can those assorted journalists and editors freely intimidate without paying the price; and they don’t like it!

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Last week, the Boston Globe organized over 300 editorial chiefs into one voice of rebuke against this White House review. This stemmed from Trump’s responses to what he considers as a “fake” presentation of news events. What follows is a rebuttal to such editorial thin skinners. It should offer a greater understanding and accounting of the results from the media’s habitual fakery. Also, this tends to bolster our President’s messaging.

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Fifty years ago, our “free press” began its coverage of the Tet Offensive. This month long offensive was often brutally detailed during evening viewing and was depicted as a major defeat for our military in Vietnam. Only problem was, nothing could have been further from the truth! With this time span, an emerging inference that our President’s characterization of the media’s “fake news” product is long overdue and welcomed.

For some reason, our “free press” chose to report that our forces suffered a humiliating defeat rather than detailing the enemy’s near total destruction. The question which has never been addressed is “why?” Why report such a total fabrication when it would obviously increase at home unrest but more disturbingly, aid our enemy? When comparing that long ago abuse of the truth with today’s media parade of anti-Trumpisms, one could say that similarities exist. That long ago false reporting redirected our Country’s war effort while also affecting our societal norms. Could the present media agenda be a rescale of such disloyal heights? Since it’s obvious that only an impeachment will silence the angry three hundred, could their goal be to once again achieve a redirection of our National policy?

A glimpse into that time so long ago should provide a more accurate focus or understanding of just what the media’s reporting of Tet reversed. A detailed but relatively unknown analysis comes from North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin who wrote of Tet in his “Following Ho Chi Minh: Memoirs of a North Vietnamese Colonel,” that “our losses were staggering and a complete surprise.” The Colonel continues that “Our forces in the South were nearly wiped out by all the fighting in 1968. It took us until 1971 to re-establish our presence…” Also, “If the American forces had not begun to withdraw under Nixon in 1969, they could have punished us severely…”

Our media’s month long “Tet campaign” to deceive both the American public and governmental leaders with reporting a defeat, rather than rejoicing over our military victory, is best undressed by Col. Tin’s conclusion that, “If Johnson had granted Westmoreland’s requests to enter Laos and block the Ho Chi Minh trail, Hanoi could not have won the war.”

Try to measure the damage from such a deceptive media agenda and at a time when Americans were serving and dying in the very effort which was being sabotaged by our “free press!” It would seem that Trump’s labeling of “fake news” is a well earned and deserving acknowledgment?

To think that now, the Boston Globe is joined by their cabal of thin skinned journalists and editors who mutually feel that as one editor stated, “Trump diminishes and belittles the work of the nation’s free press.” This was presented in an August 16th editorial in the Daytona News Journal. Also expressed was that “At every level, most media outlets have restrained from firing back at Trump. We strive to be rational and fair…” No comment on their “rational and fair” efforts, that goofiness speaks for itself, but what is implied from the 300 editorials if not a “firing back?”

Such a long ago accounting of a supposedly battle lost, while fully aware that the opposite was true, may now qualify as the cornerstone for today’s legitimate “fake news” impressions. The degree of injury, both at home and in the field, from this anti-American format stands as testament to the harm that is created when journalistic integrity and truth fall out of favor. After all this time, hopefully what is taking place is a long awaited undressing of what the media has managed to accomplish with its pen; a pen that was and apparently still is valued to be “mightier than the sword.”

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Businesses Should Require Vax Proof from Customers, Says NIH Director

This is simply unconscionable.

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There have long been fears that this sort of discrimination was on the horizon, as the willingly unvaccinated become second-class citizens right here in the United States. With only about half of the US population fully vaccinated, (and largely by their own accord), herd immunity looks to be some time away yet.  Nearly 20% more of the population will need to wind up with COVID antibodies in order for public health officials to consider the pandemic to be waning, and a maximum pressure campaign is taking shape throughout a number of levels of government. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dr. Frances Collins used his position as the Director of the National Institutes of Health to pressure businesses around the nation to enact strict vaccine-proof restrictions. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Some businesses are going a step further and requiring proof of vaccinations not just for employees, but even for customers in some cases. Audience members for broadway plays and musicals need to be vaccinated. Some bars in San Francisco and D.C. are requiring proof of vaccinations. Do you think as a public health measure it would be good for more businesses to require vaccine credentials in order to have vaccinated customers?” His answer was astonishing. Collins said, “As a public health person who wants to see this pandemic end, yes. I think anything we can do to encourage reluctant folks to get vaccinated because they’ll want to be part of these public events, that’s a good thing. I’m delighted to see employers like Disney and Walmart coming out and asking their staff to be vaccinated. I’m glad to see the president has said all federal employees. I oversee NIH. With 40,000 people need to get vaccinated or if they’re not to get regular testing which is inconvenient. All of…

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Unrepentant YouTube Decides to Suspend Mainstream News Channel Over ‘Misinformation’

The barons of the Information Revolution are no less corrupt than those of the Industrial Revolution before them.

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There are concerns that the barons of the Information Revolution, much like the barons of the Industrial Revolution, are exploiting their content producers at an unsustainable clip, and creating a very dangerous bottleneck in the world of free speech. Given just how much of the internet’s traffic flows through just a few sites, it is imperative that we keep a keen eye on what platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are doing.  They are the new gatekeepers of nearly the entire breadth of current information, and if they were to choose to keep us in the dark on any particular issue, it would be quite easy for them to do so. That’s why the latest news from YouTube is so terrifying. YouTube said Sunday it had barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for one week, citing concerns about Covid-19 misinformation. The move comes after a review of posts uploaded by the Rupert Murdoch-owned TV channel, which has a substantial online presence. “We have clear and established Covid-19 medical misinformation policies… to prevent the spread of Covid-19 misinformation that could cause real-world harm,” a YouTube statement said. With 1.86 million YouTube subscribers, the channel — which is owned by a subsidiary of Murdoch’s News Corp — has a conservative following well beyond Australia. The mainstream media and the mainstream social networks haven’t always gotten their COVD info right, either, which makes their declarations regarding “misinformation” all the more laughable. Early on in the pandemic, these platforms pushed back against the possibility that the virus itself may have been a part of some sort of lab leak, even going so far as to censor any such discussion.  Over a year later, and as health experts began to suggest this yes, this was truly a possibility, the premature nature of…

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