The headline above is not my demand. It is my plea. Please, stop the presses, stop the propaganda, stop the lies. The mainstream news is giving me migraines. At the end of the day I know less than when I woke up in the morning.
My late uncle would tease that he only fibbed 10 percent of the time. He said people got upset because they couldn’t tell when that 10 percent was. The media, whose mandate is to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, are not even close to batting .900. I suspect we might be shocked by how often the media lies because of shoddy journalism or liberal ideology.
Billionaire media presidents and their millionaire anchors are worse than Hitler’s Nazi news. Joseph Goebbels was in charge of what the Nazi Party called the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. That name alone told Germans that they were not being told the absolute truth but rather what the regime thought was important. They were honest about being dishonest.
The Hitler label is worn thin as the elbows on a seersucker suit
The former publisher of The Washington Post is Katharine Weymouth, granddaughter of the deceased publisher Katharine Graham. That tells us that nepotism is alive and well even if the Fourth Estate is not.
Directly below The Washington Post’s front-page banner are these words: “Democracy Dies in Darkness”. The Post ought to know. They have tried everything they can to block out the light when they climbed on board President George W. Bush’s war wagon that was rolling towards Iraq in 2002.
The Washington Post said Saddam Hussein was Hitler to sanitize Desert Storm in 1990. Two years later The New York Times said that Serbia’s leader Slobodan Milosevic was “Hitleresque.”
After 9/11, America was defending liberty again with a second call to arms against Saddam Hussein, aka Adolph Hitler. Consistent with George Orwell’s 1984 and The Ministry of Peace, the United States Pentagon called the 2003 war — which killed more than 200,000 Iraqi civilians — Operation Iraqi Freedom. Who can argue that being dead doesn’t set you free?
The American mainstream media has two Hitlers, Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump. The media began calling Putin Hitler after he incorporated Crimea to the Russian Federation following a 2014 referendum in which 96 percent of Crimeans voted in favor of joining Russia.
Bringing Crimea under the Russian flag makes Putin an Indian-giver but it doesn’t make him Adolf Hitler.
The patriarch of progressives, MSNBC’s political commentator Chris Matthews, said that Trump’s inauguration speech this past January was “Hitlerian.” The Washington Post published an article that said: “President Trump’s ‘America First’ slogan was popularized by Nazi sympathizers.” Unmentioned is that in November Obama said: “Everybody is sad when their side loses an election… but we are Americans first.”
The mass media confirms “Godwin’s law.” Coined by U.S. attorney Mike Godwin in 1990, it states: “If an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler.”
An ocean of information, an islet of truth
Readers might think I have an easy time writing the facts because of the internet and Google. However, reporting facts is not easy when you are forced to question the source.
Providing rock solid research is harder today than it was in the 1980s, and much more worrisome to me as a writer. When I was in my 20s, I was a researcher for a large investment newsletter. In those days the publisher would give me an assignment and I would go out and dig up whatever facts I could. That meant days of searching for facts at the library where I had to photocopy articles found through index cards and read miles of microfiche.
There were sources I trusted. If The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times or The Washington Post reported something, I would bet my life it was true. I didn’t double-fact-check an article from the Big Three. I didn’t have to.
Today I give everything the smell test. Does what I read or just heard smell fishy? If it does, and if I can’t find confirmation from an independent source such as the BBC, CBC or Al Jazeera, I won’t use it.
The character assassination of Donald Trump
With the turn of the century, network news personalities were becoming arrogant. Dan Rather told CBS viewers in 2000: “If we (CBS) say somebody’s carried the state (Gore winning Florida) you can take that to the bank. Book it!” He is the one that should have been booked. Then again if reporters, journalists and news anchors were arrested for their mistakes there would be no one but the government to lie to us.
On January 23, 2017, one of the few U.S. newspapers I respect, The Washington Times, ran a story under the headline: “10 reasons why Trump should hate the media.”
The article indicts their crosstown competitor The Washington Post, who minutes after the president’s inauguration ran the headline, “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.”
Bromance for the black man
Despite the fact every misstep of the Obama administration can be viewed clearly in the rearview mirror is of no consequence to the mainstream news. Obama’s legend only grows with the liberal media and their hackneyed adoration of the former president. I believe this is because he is a black man.
The Globalists capitalized on this, making him their candidate a decade ago. He certainly has helped their agenda to weaken America with his disastrous diplomatic and economic policies from Tehran to Topeka.
After hearing one of his speeches during the 2008 presidential campaign, Chris Matthews displayed the discipline of a teenager. Matthews said on air that after hearing Obama talk he had a “thrill going up his leg that he had not had for a long time…” You don’t have to take my word for it.
Co-MSNBC liberal lackey Lawrence O’Donnell once said, “President Obama is the most noble man who has ever lived in the White House.” People in the arts have gone so far as to compare Obama to William Shakespeare’s ‘Othello,’ the fictional revered general of the Venetian army, but a native of North Africa.
Obama versus Trump is being constructed as a story of good versus evil, light versus darkness, hope versus hopelessness. If the far left sell this lie, the Fourth Estate is more dangerous to America than Donald Trump could ever be.
Yours in good times and bad,
— John Myers