“The Media is the Enemy of the People”?

 

 

By George Miller

This statement “The media is the Enemy of the People” (also “the media are the Enemy of the State”) has been attributed to President Donald Trump, 24/7. Maybe more than a hundred MainStream Media (MSM) “news”papers/electronic media organizations are harping on that and intend to protest and refute it in coordinated editorials on Thursday, August 16. It is refreshing to hear that at least this time they will be putting those into their opinion sections, where they rightfully belong.

We quote the Washington Post:

Trump labeled the news media “the enemy of the American people” a month after taking the oath of office. In the year that followed, a CNN analysis concluded, he used the word “fake” — as in “fake news,” “fake stories,” “fake media” or “fake polls” — more than 400 times. He once fumed, the New York Times reported, because a TV on Air Force One was tuned to CNN.

First of all, it’s media “are,” not “is.” Putting that aside, are the media in fact the “Enemy of the People”? Well, some are, in some ways. We’ll get back to that soon.

But, first, let’s correct a major MSM lie, since Trump never even said that. When you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes cemented in the public consciousness. Unless, of course, that lie is refuted, over and over again.

So several questions immediately come to mind:

  1. What did the President actually say?
  2. What did he mean by it?”
  3. Why are the media/pundits lying about it?

 

  1. What did the President actually say?

What President Trump actually said was::

The Fake News media are the “Enemy of the People.”

Don’t believe us? Here are his own words, on video:

 

As we have already told you and proved, he actually said “The Fake News media are the Enemy of the People.” Watch the video above where Trump expounds on it and explains how the Fake News media lie and distort, even to falsely report his own words. He said “I am only against the FAKE news media or press.” Never mind that the fake news media encompass most so-called “Mainstream Media” publications, they know it and are infuriated at being called out on it to their faces, over and over at rallies, speeches, even news conferences.

  1. What did he mean by it?

President Trump was referring to the disgusting practice of publishing slanted, biased, distorted, omitted and outright falsehoods which are passed off as “news” coverage” in much of the MainStream media. Although the same media mostly claim to be reputable, accurate, honest and unbiased, much of their reporting has been proven over and over again to be false. The overwhelming majority- up to 95%- of news and opinion stories about Trump, the administration, even Republicans, are unfavorable.

These practices are very harmful to society- to “The People”- in that the Fake News Media deliberately misinform/misdirect people- to what ends are under continuous debate. Since they are supposed to be providing objective, unbiased, accurate, honest news and are sometimes doing anything but, some interpret that as a hostile act. Hence the appellation: “The Fake News media are the Enemy of the People.”

  1. Why are the Fake News media/pundits lying about it?

They are lying to deflect attention from their own falsehoods with still more falsehoods. Not only did they deliberately misquote Trump and misattribute his motives, but also equated them to Fascist control of the media.

Well, although he has expressed strong opinions, I haven’t seen Trump shut down any newspapers or TV stations, as the left has done by “shadow banning” or outright shutting down Conservative web sites and social media pages they don’t like. No newsmen we know of are being held by the US government as political prisoners, “disappeared,” or assassinated due to writing unfavorable things about Trump/administration, although many defamatory or even national security-jeopardizing things have been published.

Finally, what are Fake News media trying to accomplish in their attacks/distortions/lies/omissions?? We think two major things:

  1. To relentlessly promote a Globalist, secular Progressive agenda and its agents
  2. To tear down any opposition at all to that ideology, with Trump being Enemy #1 of the Fake News media that promote the above.

For the record, we have no problem with Globalist Secular Progressives promoting their agenda. But NOT when they disguise it as objective, accurate, unbiased news, attempt to monopolize the news media and demand our “trust” without ever earning it. All viewpoints should be aired and weighed fairly in the marketplace of ideas.

We’ll probably hear howls of protest/ridicule from the Left for this article.We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t.

 

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George Miller is Publisher and Co-Founder of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard. 


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Marc Langsam
Marc Langsam
2 years ago

The biggest plagues this society suffers from are biased media and indoctrinated academia. It is quite easy to prove bias, but one must compile all the positive reporting on Democrat Administration articles compared to all the positive reporting on Republican Administration articles. Same with negative reporting on Democrat administration articles and negative reporting on Republican Administration articles.

The media is supposed to question authority with tenacity, whether or not the authority is Democrat or Republican.

First we have “educators” disguising indoctrination as education and then the media makes sure the populace stays indoctrinated.

Nikita Khrushchev once said: I once said, “We will bury you,” and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.