Accuracy in Media

Donald J. Trump is labeled by CNN as a liar on a regular basis, while the dead communist tyrant Fidel Castro is lauded as a revolutionary hero. American reporters are in Havana, Cuba to film people crying on their way to honor a dictator who had recommended that the Soviets launch a nuclear attack on the United States.

Our media never fail to demonstrate that there is no limit to how low they can sink. The sickness in the media is only matched by the pro-Castro sentiments in people like Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate working with Hillary Clinton to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election. Stein remarked, “Fidel Castro was a symbol of the struggle for justice in the shadow of empire. Presente!”

Virtually all day long on Monday, CNN was broadcasting the “news” that Trump had “falsely” claimed that millions had voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. CNN had not bothered to provide to its viewers the 45 pages of documentation of Trump’s claim from the Trump transition office. Instead, CNN simply dismissed it out of hand.

CNN correspondent Jeff Zeleny reported, “Donald Trump is showing signs tonight of being a sore winner. The president-elect is suggesting with zero evidence to back up his claim that he won the popular vote,” and that “he’s a victim of widespread election fraud.”

Zero evidence? That’s a matter of opinion. Viewers had no way of knowing that the Trump transition team had provided 45 pages of documentation.

Contrast how quickly our media were able to “debunk” Trump’s claim to how long it took them to determine that the attacker at Ohio State University was an Islamic terrorist. On Tuesday morning, Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times, sent an email to subscribers listing various headlines from the news, including that “A man drove a car into a crowd of students at Ohio State University and then attacked bystanders with a butcher knife, injuring at least 11. Officials are investigating whether terrorism was a motive.”

This kind of formulation is not only an indictment of the media, which knew the facts about the Islamic motivations of the terrorist by that time, but also of the anonymous “officials” supposedly investigating “whether terrorism was a motive.”

Why are the media so quick to denounce Trump and so eager to whitewash radical Islam?

This sickness in the media is matched by the reaction of leading “progressive” organizations to Castro’s death.

Black Lives Matter says, “There is an overwhelming sense of loss, complicated by fear and anxiety. Although no leader is without their flaws, we must push back against the rhetoric of the right and come to the defense of El Comandante.”

Black Lives Matter supports convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur, who is listed by the FBI as a domestic terrorist with a $1 million bounty on her head. She is living in Cuba under the protection of the Raul Castro regime.

Global Exchange, a group co-founded by Medea Benjamin, who is also the co-founder of CodePink, noted “with sadness and respect the passing of Comandante Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz.” It added, “His life has been in the service of humanity. His leadership in the Cuban Revolution can never be forgotten. The peoples of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States are beneficiaries of Cuban internationalism—a unique internationalism not based simply on theory but on practice, sacrifice, and love.”

Ironically, Global Exchange claims to be “an international human rights organization.” The group makes money from trips to Cuba.

Not to be outdone, the Cuban Communist “news” organization, Prensa Latina, highlighted how Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) had praised Castro, saying, “President Castro was a recognized world leader who was dedicated to the Cuban people.”

Lee was a secret member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, a spin-off of the Communist Party USA. She was Barack Obama’s Western Regional co-chair during the 2008 presidential campaign.




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  • Bertharina Rina

    Entangling Alliances THE SPOTLIGHT
    BLOGGED The real news
    Rep. Ron Paul
    … When we look at global situations today, the words of our founding fathers are becoming more relevant daily. We need to understand that a simple, humble foreign policy makes us less vulnerable and less targeted on the world stage. Pakistan should not be getting an “allowance” from us and we should not be propping up military dictators that oppress people. We should mind our own business and stop the oppressive taxation of Americans that makes this meddling possible. END.
    Hog is not speculating, when attempting to assure all voters that the, “ Hidden Hand “- -also known as the, “ Evil Eye “, is weighing in on two individuals that might lock hands, while national citizens follow suit to be fed some google DE gook, of loose golf-course conversation. America is absolutely in the hands of a universal elite, as fronts, for any & all political whores being salted down among our federal republic. Hog is witnessing
    the politically orientated division of our national Republic, right into arms of a politico/religious machine of global intrigue ! Indeed, through the ballot-box gutter, straight into a fifty-state slaughter pen. Satan had taken our Lord to a very high precipice, Him the whole world was offered, if He, ( Christ, would bow down to. SATAN. Our Lord refused, and denounced Lucifer. America is the final vestige, of an Alice in Wonderland. Many voters have taken sides seeking falling crumbs from the table of pseudo Democracy. Whomever swelters down within the U.S. State Department
    will surely fit right into Art.6, Sec.6 on treaties, of which was originally grandfathered into our Constitution after it was ratified. Here, the Bank of England lay the ground work, of which has brought this Republic to its president day knees.

    R

  • RMThoughts

    Moral sickness; We possess a ruling class of both parties that is antithetical to personal freedom, addicted to stupid foreign wars and destroying foreign national sovereignty, obsessed with global control of the world’s people and resources, inherently anti-family or national borders, pro-central banker federal reserve, maniacally dedicated to controlling all forms of the major media, obsessed with remaining at the top and crushing under their boot-heels, every one else not lucky or sociopathic enough to be in their “club.”

  • This is moral sickness and again I question the morality of an entire humanity in a civilization whose leaders and others have encouraged the outright slavery of their people due to their spending and their “we just don’t care attitude.” Well they know that a nation, whose bounty God has given them matches no other, they in their turn turn away from that very hand who gave it to them and worship instead the enemy of the real God. Although It makes good people question these acts of treason, lack of reasoning,indulgence and utter depravity, it also reinforces the belief that this same God will in His turn return the favor 7 fold to each in their turn.

  • If I have said it once, I have said it a million times. These riots that are being paid for by the enemy to all peoples, not just Americans, for the wars they brought entire countries down are being witnesses by displaced refugees. Because of the enemy infusing itself within these peoples who have lost everything, Americans just cannot risk the terror they also carry with them. Yes, we do feel empathy, but that there is no such thing as unlimited resources. We have to take care of our own. Then we see just what they have wrought to London, Germany, France, Austria, Sweden, and all of Europe and can see for ourselves what is going on here. But that isn’t why the party that lost so swiftly and significantly continues to fund these riots. They want a “shiny object” to keep the people’s eye on one thing, almost as a shill game, while they rape, pillage, and steal what is left of American’s pickin’s. They were so sure of winning, they never thought Trump could win, or that people would actually stand up and cry “enough.” (how soon they forgot two years ago when the people stood up and threw the Democrat Progressives out of their majority). So now, what wasn’t tied down before, will be taken as quickly as they can do it. The trouble with these dangerous ideologies are twofold. One is that they are for European consumption and are antithetical to America because of of the very nature of our Constitution. Secondly they take into account only the ruling party and the elites, the natives and the villagers are nothing more than slaves and “bottom feeders” the ruling party and the elites need to further their own interests and resources. When the natives and the villagers saw that it was their heads on the chopping block, they ran like Hell to the polls with the words of a certain MIT professor, Jonathan Gruber still ringing in their ears: “The Stupidity of the American voter.”

  • John Cunningham

    The Left, Progressives/Socialists/Communists/Fascists, or better known in this Country as Democrats, are and have been the scourge of the entire World for over a hundred years. We normal People, sat back and slow boiled in the pot while they slowly unleashed their cancerous disease.

    It all metastasized when Barack Obama became President. The whole cabal left the closet.
    We now know exactly who the enemy of all People are. Now, what are we going to do about it. We have two years before another election. We must show America what we were and can be again.

    If we fail America will fail and subsequently the World. Radical Islam is horrible but nothing compared to the Liberal. The Liberal wants to enslave all mankind. History teaches that this kind of rule doesn’t work. It is responsible for at least one hundred million lives the last Century and we must educate our Children. Liberalism is a cancer. Lets stop it now.

  • Ted

    So … the rightwingnuts and radioheads don’t go “low”?

    Just look at some of the garbage YOU post here … followed by some of the sick, demented, and super-garbage comments that often appear here in support of your garbage.

    Leftwing **** stinks.

    Rightwing **** doesn’t.

    Hypocrisy in action!

  • Patriot159

    This is why they are sick:
    Ephesians 4:17-19,
    17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
    and,
    Rom 1:18-32
    18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
    21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
    26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

  • MikeOneInIndy

    Here’s a thought Ted… If you’re disenchanted, hit “unsubscribe” and then make a sincere, concerted effort to pull your radome from your exhaust area.

  • James Bogacki

    Wake UP America .

  • James Bogacki

    The Communists aka Democrats have a hold on this country and it is dangerous to our way of life.They didn’t need a war they did it from within.When I see imbeciles saying good things about pure evil I know there needs to be some serious corrections made.People need to called out as enemies of country.Quit worrying about PC because you may not get to do it again.Hillary is pure evil thank the Man Above because she would of stomped and spit on rights

  • Bruce

    Way to go, Cliff. Keep hitting the lying media with vigor and conviction. Liberal Media is one thing. But the incessant spin, omission of facts, and the obvious “slant” of every story gets old fast. I am so glad not to have a television in this political season of deceit. I am still in search of “Alt-center” news, with compelling and articulate reporting. AIM.org is the closest thing I can find to that. You should consider video reports & production.

  • Bertharina Rina

    LIBERTY LOBBY
    ( only truth )
    Blogged
    Can Diversity Destroy Us?
    Patrick J. Buchanan

    … And so our rulers, marinated in the myths that we “are a nation of immigrants” and “our diversity is our strength,” continue to embrace mass immigration, the more the better. But are the myths true? … How can we say diversity is a strength, when the most diverse nations of Europe, Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, shattered into 22 nations as soon as they became free, and Slovaks and Czechs divorced? … This generation is witnessing the Deconstruction of America. Out of one, many. End !

    Hog says that the throw off of world-rabble rousers are flooding our country. This composition is composed of political incindaries & Marxian revolutionaries. Vladermir Lenin has lain the roots of hate, and a deepseated disgust for God’s people. Many invading America are agents of Satan, and harbor a deep seated hatred for Christianity.

    Actually, this type are mud-slappers, sewer dwellers, beggars, theives, & liars. This gang are Satan’s followers and global wanderers, and most likely are shape-shifters, in the hands of a souless posterity. This is a collective observation not individually !

  • Bertharina Rina

    LIBERTY LOBBY
    ( only truth )
    Blogged
    Can Diversity Destroy Us?
    Patrick J. Buchanan

    … And so our rulers, marinated in the myths that we “are a nation of immigrants” and “our diversity is our strength,” continue to embrace mass immigration, the more the better. But are the myths true? … How can we say diversity is a strength, when the most diverse nations of Europe, Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, shattered into 22 nations as soon as they became free, and Slovaks and Czechs divorced? … This generation is witnessing the Deconstruction of America. Out of one, many. End !

    Hog says that the throw off of world-rabble rousers are flooding our country. This composition is composed of political incindaries & Marxian revolutionaries. Vladermir Lenin has lain the roots of hate, and a deepseated disgust for God’s people. Many invading America are agents of Satan, and harbor a deep seated hatred for Christianity.

    Actually, this type are mud-slappers, sewer dwellers, beggars, theives, & liars. This gang are Satan’s followers and global wanderers, and most likely are shape-shifters, in the hands of a souless posterity. This is a collective observation not individually !

  • mioahu

    Hey, Little Ted, the problem is that there are SOME rightwingnuts out there on some websites and talk shows, while ALL mainstream media, from CABLE to PRINT , to DISGUSTING HOLLYWOOD to stupid late night shows are LEFTWING MORONS continuously spinning all the news, The NEW YORK Times, NEWSWEEK, Washington Post, TIMES magazine are disgusting left wing propaganda … BUT the people saw right through it, their viewership and subscriptions are dwindling, and only idiots like you sitting in your safe space libtard echochambers still listen to them… good work libtards in alienating the american people with your constant stupid PC moaning…
    well, SAY HELLO TO PRESIDENT TRUMP !!!!!

  • PGC

    i totally agree. this election showed how bad the LibRot had become.

  • John Cunningham

    It’s like Liberals are Vampires and the Right was all wearing crosses. I can still smell the sulfur.

  • ThraceThrice

    Social democrats (you call ’em liberals, which they are not, in any sense of the word) love to believe they are revolutionaries. They dream of squatting in the jungle with an AK47, surrounded by pretty/handsome young comrades, fighting against oppression. Well, they dream of it. They wouldn’t actually do more than talk or spend (hopefully, other people’s) money. But they will still put on that old Che Guevara t-shirt and sing labor songs at the party they drove the Mercedes to.

    So of course they admire Castro. He did things they would never dare to do, but love to believe they are capable of: crush opposition; kill who “needs killing”; and make the peasants… excuse me, citizens… miserable for an ideal. Castro never wavered in his belief in an idea that had quite obviously failed to provide the workers paradise he kept talking about. He sucked wealth from the Soviet Union; from Venezuela; and took bribes from cocaine cowboys — all to stop his paradise from starving to death. There’s a word for such men. It isn’t “hero”. It is “psychopath.” Pol Pot was such a ‘hero’. Joe Stalin was such a ‘hero’. Saddam Hussein was such a ‘hero’. Adolf Hitler was such a ‘hero’.

    Castro was appealing to US social democrats in another important way as well: he blamed the US for everything, and so do they. Their self-loathing fit in very well with his blame-the-yanqis. He told them a message they loved, and so they loved him for it. Well, Fidel, you had 4 generations to crush the spirit of Cuba. I suspect you will wind up with as little success at keeping your grey dream alive as your Soviet masters did with 6 generations keeping theirs.

  • The sin of idolatry — putting anything or anyone ahead of God and His Law — is the source of much evil.

  • Bruce

    Kathy, while I agree with your sentiment, A lifetime spent in the shadow of Our Lord’s wisdom tells me that if our country doesn’t come to our senses– instead devoid of all Christ’s teachings, we will certainly “sink our own ship.” You see, God in His infinite love and concern rebukes us sternly, to avoid hedonism and evil, and warns us of His Great wrath if we should refuse Him, but in the end, we plot our own destruction when we turn from him. When AntiChrist spirit settles firmly on this Earth, we will certainly destroy ourselves with no action needed from The Father. ‘The Beast of Revelations’ will implode on itself, destroying everyone within its’ grasp.

  • Bertharina Rina

    SLAVE LABOR
    ( AUTOMATION )
    Blogged “ Liberty Lobby “ Prints only true news.
    America: Home of Wage Slavery
    Although the kept media continually espouses America’s “great economy,” facts within easy reach show a picture of unbelievable disparity between rich and poor.
    Exclusive to The SPOTLIGHT
    By Tony Blizzard
    President Clinton and Rush Lim baugh have at least one thing in common. Both claim the “robust economy” is the result of policies they favor. The economic facts are the opposite, and, if generally known, will bring down both of their political houses in favor of Pat Buchanan, Ralph Nader and similar truth tellers come election day.
    Thinking people everywhere wonder how the economy can be so great when millions of jobs have left the country for slave-labor states, leaving an ever growing segment of people with no job or a much reduced “service” job. According to house-pet pundits of the media, resulting cheap foreign goods are the Lord’s blessing on America.
    But U.S. wealth statistics that are ignored — because they can’t be made to lie — prove otherwise. Social Justice, Father Coughlin’s pre-war newspaper that was dedicated to collecting such figures, has used the establishment’s own numbers to expose it.
    For instance, the Federal Reserve Board reports that, in 1983, 54 percent of total net financial assets were held by two percent of U.S. families whose annual income exceeded $125,000. Worse, the top 10 percent of families held 86 percent of those assets. Of America’s net wealth (includes homes and real estate), that same 2 percent held 28 percent, while the top 10 together held 57 percent.
    From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development we learn that the United States has “the most inequitable distribution of income in all the industrialized nations and the middle class is in a serious decline.”
    Real U.S. wages began declining in 1973. From 1977 through 1989, the top 660,000 families took 75 percent of increases, middle income families got a four percent increase and the bottom 40 percent of Americans had real income declines. The average annual income of the top dogs increased from $315,000 to $560,000, while our median income gained about $1,000 in constant dollars rising to $30,943.
    The Economist reports that “since the 1970s, [U.S.] economic inequities have mushroomed.” The Luxembourg Income Study found in a study of 26 industrialized nations that “the gap between the wealthiest 10 percent and the poorest 10 percent is greater in the United States than any other country except Russia.” In 1970 the lowest U.S. fifth received 5.5 percent of the national income but that was reduced to 3.7 percent by 1990, a 33-percent decline in 20 years.
    In the meantime, our gross national product rose 33 percent in constant dollars. According to Federal Reserve data, between 1982 and 1994, manufacturing productivity rose 37 percent as non-farm labor productivity increased three times the rate of hourly compensation; wages and benefits remained flat.
    There is no mention of prison industries in the data. However, one can envision U.S.-based businesses struggling to compete with foreign-made goods by forcing more performance for the same wages.
    As one result of these conditions, the pay ratio of chief executive officers (CEOs) to wage workers jumped from 35:1 in 1974 to 150:1 today. The Council of Economic Advisors reported that “real income of men with high school educations dropped 21 percent between 1979 and 1990 while the top 1 percent of households net worth increased from 34 percent to 42 percent and the bottom 80 percent of net worth dropped from 18 percent to 15 percent” during roughly the same time.
    In the nation’s history, the only comparable disparity between rich and poor existed from 1922 through 1929, the “roaring twenties,” culminating in the great depression of the 1930s.