By Rob Morse
I’m writing this before the inauguration. I’m already listening to the legacy media spin the news.. and Trump isn’t in office yet. Get used to it. We should expect a steady stream of propaganda for the next 8 years as the Socialists and RINOs try to discredit our choice for president. Count on it. Plan for it, and chose your news carefully.
The media spin isn’t subtle. It is amazing how hard the Socialists need to spin the news to feel comfortable. Yes, the legacy media tells the socialists minority the lies they want to hear. If you don’t believe me, then please ask yourself this question over the next few days. Which event got more media coverage? Did the media report on the hundreds of thousands of american citizens who marched for life in DC.. and in cities across the nation.. or did the legacy media heap coverage on the handful of paid actors who protested Trump’s inauguration? Told ya. The media wants us to focus on their issues rather than the real news.
Dear mainstream media, your bias is showing.. Again.
Look at how legacy media spun the news in order to create new classes of “victim-activists”. There will be a hundred thousand women marching to stop state-funded abortion. The legacy media will extensively cover a few progressive women who don’t like our new president. The legacy media will claim that all women dislike Trump.
That is paid propaganda, not reporting the news.
We’re in an era of “post factual partisanship”, so don’t expect honesty from the legacy media. This is the same media who leaked debate questions to Hillary Clinton during the campaign. They cleared their “news articles” with Democrat campaign managers before they were published. This is the same same media who magnified Trump scandals. At the same time, the legacy media ignored the billion dollar pay-to-play corruption of the Clinton Foundation.
For the last eight years, the legacy media couldn’t see anything wrong as corruption flourished in DC.
This is the same media who hid Obama’s corruption as our ex-president violated the law time after time. Socialists politicians looked the other way as well. All that will change now that Trump is in office. There are millions of contradictory laws on the books. The media and the Socialist politicians will demand that Trump follow every one of them.. to. the. letter.
That isn’t a double standard. The media will shift from no-standards-at-all.. to condemning each imperfection in the Trump administration.
The Socialists and the legacy media will have company. The RINOs will join them because Trump threatened their graft-as-usual. I’ll ask you now to carefully consider who you believe.. and what you believe. For the next eight years, we will have to search hard to simply get the facts.. and we will have to search harder to understand what they mean.
There is a sliver of good new in this ongoing propaganda war. You wouldn’t read a minor writer like me if the legacy media was scrupulously honest. That is why I’m grateful for sites like Ammoland. Like you, I’d trade all my readers for a few more honest reporters. They are out there. Please follow them.
In the meantime, don’t confuse the legacy media with reality.. or the news.
Rob Morse: Rob writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.