A free press is critical to the United States, or any representative republic, as the Founders well knew.
It is too bad we don’t have one.
The mainstream media is now acting as an arm of the Deep State, not substantively different than Pravda, the (North) Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), or China’s Xinhua News Agency, which heartily supports the Black Lives Matter Movement. Whether promoting the Russian collusion hoax, the “very fine people on both sides” hoax, or any number of literally countless other hoaxes and lies, the mainstream media has utterly discredited itself to any sentient, rational human being.
And now, as American Thinker’s Andrea Widburg recently reported, the media flat-out lied about President Trump’s phone call with Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger. Papers like the Minneapolis StarTribune ran banner headlines reading, “Trump tells Ga. official to ‘find’ votes.” What was actually said on the call, which included several other members of the trump team, was quite different. Trump himself stated: "We think that if you check the signatures — a real check of the signatures going back in Fulton County you'll find at least a couple of hundred thousand of forged signatures. ..." Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff, said that he hoped they could find “some kind of agreement to look at this a little bit more fully." Finding existing fraudulent ballots and/or an agreement to look at potential voter fraud more fully is not instructing someone to “find”—i.e. manufacture—votes.
The Washington Post flatly stated Trump made “false claims,” while CNN stated that Trump’s claims of election fraud were “baseless.” It is those claims that are “false,” “baseless,” simply not true. It is astounding that, like leftist politicians, the media no longer goes to great pains to hide its overweening hatred for truth, justice and the (formerly) American Way. This is in large part because they know the schools, entertainment industry, and social media giants have already succeeded in indoctrinating/brainwashing a significant portion of the population, paving the way for them to further advance their agenda.
Prevarication is now the mainstream media’s preferred method of communication. Many of us, understandably, no longer believe anything the legacy media “reports.” This is by turns sad, disastrous for the nation, and anger inducing. Trump was absolutely correct in declaring the media to be “enemies of the people.” They are worse than that. They are immoral liars akin to Ananias, Sapphira…or even Satan. I know that sounds harsh, and I take no joy in stating it, but let me explain.
Acts 5:1-11 tells the story of a man named Ananias, who, together with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full knowledge, he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. At which time Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” At which point Ananias fell down and died. Shortly afterwards, his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter said to her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” She said it was. Peter stated, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.” Sapphira then fell down and died.
The New Testament declares that Satan, the “Great Deceiver,” the “Father of Lies,” masquerades as an angel of light. That he is able to deceive others by appearing as angels or other holy beings is the biggest lie—and sin—of all.
Similarly, the mainstream media—and its coastal elitist co-conspirators in Big Tech, Big Academia and Big Government—portray themselves as being angels of light, smarter, hipper, and holier-than-thou.
So The New York Times proclaims, “The truth is more important now than ever.”
And The Washington Post sniffs, “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”
They are naught but deceivers, liars, purveyors of prevarication.
John 8:32 notes, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
The media is trying to enslave your mind. Other elites and “experts” are now trying to enslave your body-- through ever more preposterous COVID-19 mandates and lockdowns.
That is the truth. The truth that shall make you free.
(Postscript: the media cheered on the throngs of thugs looting and burning down American cities all summer. Entertainment types and other leftists raised money to help get the few who were arrested out of jail. “Passionate resisters” they cried! “Freedom fighters!” Now, after a relatively few supposed Trump supporters, many of whom were actually Antifa members dressed up to play the part, breached the Capitol Building, they are demanding blood. “Throw the book at these heinous villains” they cry! “Impeach or arrest Trump!” This is pathetic hypocrisy and perfectly illustrates why non-violent protests by non-leftists can never be effective. Leftists control all the levers of power, and the dispensing of information. Therefore there is no way for the silent majority to vote their way out of tyranny.)