Wish you all the best for this year… may you find gorgeous shoes on sale everywhere you go, may the lovers in your life treat you as royalty, may the chocolate you eat not add pounds…
There are many sources of fake news and abusive people being revealed. Politicians of all parties are revealing themselves as members of the establishment party. More and more often it is the Establishment against the people. THEY are interested in power and control. We struggle to stay free.
For 2018 you will need a variety of news sources to be able to see the chess game of propaganda in play. Every October outrageous allegations are made. October is the time for them because it leaves no times for court cases to determine facts before the election. The American ideal of innocent until proven guilty is systematically being destroyed and allegations are decided in the court of public opinion.
Examine what your current news sources are telling you. Then search for more information on the subjects that interest you. Discover who is telling the truth. You’ll need diverse sources of news this election year. Without a diverse set of sources, you’ll probably find every source you watch has the same story. A sure sign you are watching the propaganda machine at work.
The mainstream media is nearly useless at election time, providing only one side. Fox News used to provide some of the other sides. Now that management has changed, I see FNC as moving to join the crowd and has started using propaganda tactics.
To figure out who is being honest with you consider The Drudge Report. It is accused of being way right-wing. But, read it and notice where the articles are coming from. Drudge doesn’t write them, He provides a news aggregator service. Only very seldom does he write an article. This morning the site is pointing people to articles in:
- Daily Mail UK
- AP News
- Washington Times
- New York Times
- Daily Caller
- The Hill
- New York Post
- Daily Star UK
- The Guardian
- Times of Israel
- Fox News
- Wall Street Journal
These are just today and only the better-known ones. So, if you have been told Drudge is biased, well ‘he’ is but the Report is WAY diverse. If you are Trump, Hillary, Bernie, whoever supporter you’ll find articles that piss you off and others that you like. I think that is what a ‘NEWS’ service is supposed to do. That Drudge consistently pisses off the media and politicians is the best reason going for you to be reading the Drudge Report.
TV News… a disaster. An old-time comedian, Will Rogers (1879-1935), once said, “If you do not read the newspapers, you are uninformed. If you do, you are misinformed.” He understood. TV news is our newspaper. As an example, take Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and a growing in popularity ‘news’ anchor, Politifact.com in their Pundit Facts rates her at 48% lies and 52% true. So, as she reports the news I have a 50-50 chance she is lying to me? (Check out your favorite personality here.)
As it is lining up we have ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and sort of FNC on one side. On the other are OANN, NewsMax, and the Blaze… can anyone actually watch the Blaze? OMG! But, OANN and NewsMax have watchable counterpoint. In other countries, these change a bit. I think ABC in Australia is more conservative and honest than in the USA. But, I generally see the print part when researching an issue.
Just make sure you are not being played this year.