Politics

The Information Vacuum

Contrary to the apparent thinking of most journalists, history did not begin in 2016.

Roger Helle · Aug. 14, 2020

I’ve been critical of the mainstream media (MSM) for some time now. But I have to give them credit. They have succeeded far beyond anything they could have imagined in the beginning. But then, their beginning was much longer ago than many people realize. The Left did not start the undermining of America when Donald Trump became president. Leftists have been playing the long game for decades.

For many younger journalists who are manning the ramparts of the Leftmedia, history began when Trump was elected. They see no faults in their heroes of the Left prior to 2016. Today, Trump writes an executive order and the world is coming to an end. They don’t remember Barack Obama’s famous “I have a pen and a phone” line and his changing immigration policy after repeatedly saying he couldn’t do it … until he did. That’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Biden is being kept in his basement lest he say something his campaign staff has to try to clean up and clarify what he “meant to say.” Joe Biden has been saying stupid stuff since he began public life, and yet he seems to have an overinflated opinion of himself. He’s guilty of using other politicians’ speeches as his own, arguing with people at campaign stops to try to prove he was the superior intellect in the room, and claiming degrees he does not have. But hey, it’s just Joe being Joe and “misspeaking.” I’m old enough to remember when we called it “lying!”

Today’s journalists apparently don’t know how to use Google to find out anything earlier than the Trump years. Things like a failed Biden presidential bid because he could not stop lying about who he was and what he had done. It’s like an “X-Files” movie. “The truth is out there!” They just don’t want to find it.

My fear that the Left and the media would resort to the Joseph Goebbels theory of reporting has come to pass. Tell a lie (preferably a big one) long enough and eventually people will begin to believe it (my paraphrase). This includes many smart people who have believed every single lie the MSM has been propagating about Trump for nearly four years now. The more outrageous the lie, the more eager they are to swallow it hook, line, and sinker.

They’re not interested in Hunter Biden’s dealings with Ukraine and China and how he got positions with his dad’s help. They won’t be bothered to look into Biden’s suggesting the use of an antiquated law to prosecute Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to cover up the deep state’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Why bother? It’s history, as Bill and Hillary were famous for saying. It’s time to move on. Leftists, with the media’s help, are rewriting history. The only “truth” is their truth!

Now that Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris to be his running mate, her history will be sanitized as well. A woman who polled at about 2% when she was running in the primaries will be a heartbeat away from being president. Will we hear about her political baggage from the MSM? Don’t hold your breath.

My fear? If elected, six months after taking office Biden will be removed from office under the 25th Amendment due to his frail mental capacity. Then we will have a President Harris. God help us then.

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