All day every day, every second of every minute of every day, there it is … The News!
If all the money paid to bring us The News were, instead, paid to feed the hungry, there would not be any hungry people in the world.
And we would not be any less educated. As Thomas Jefferson explained: “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” And as he more emphatically explained: “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.”
The New York Times and The Washington Post, once esteemed as sources of The News, now are described as follows: “Two of the three most influential papers (at least historically), The New York Times and The Washington Post, are virtually Democratic Party broadsheets.” [Senior Circuit Judge Laurence Silberman, Tah v. Global Witness, Case No. 19-7132, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, March 19, 2021]
In October 2021, Gallup reported the following polling data: only 36% of Americans trust the media.
The New York Post published a May 18, 2022 article titled “Justice coming for the ‘Dirty 51’ Hunter Biden laptop liars”. What pure balderdash! We all know that none of the ‘Dirty 51’ ever will face justice. We all know that the ‘Dirty 51’ are laughing at us.
The News makes our heads spin. America’s national security requires 58,000+ of our loved ones to die in Vietnam. Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. Obama will close Guantanamo. Hillary will defeat Trump. Trump colluded with Russia. Closing our border to travel from China during the coronavirus pandemic is racist. Hunter Biden’s laptop is Russian disinformation. Joe Biden’s top priority is unity.
If Joe Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board were to fact-check The News, it would have to shut down much of the Fourth Estate. Oh, wait a minute. On March 18, 2022, Joe Biden’s Press Secretary said that his Disinformation Governance Board has been put on hold, because of disinformation. Because of disinformation? Was his Press Secretary conveying The News, or was she doing stand up comedy?
Many people’s personal favorite is listening to television pundits in every time slot on every channel who explain The News using the exact same words, words scripted by unidentified wizards behind a curtain … unidentified wizards who deeply believe that no news is good news.
The News is America’s existential threat.