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Roger Helle / Sep. 2, 2020

Media Negligence

The media deliberately and willfully distorts stories to accomplish a political end.

How long will we citizens who love our country neglect to hold the media accountable for its deliberate malfeasance? Understand that I firmly support First Amendment rights. We need a FREE press, which is supposed to hold government in check. It’s doing that, but only if the elected officials are Republican. Democrats apparently don’t need to be held accountable because they’re the good guys.

The malfeasance I’m talking about is when the media deliberately and willfully distorts a story to accomplish a political end. There’s a long list of examples. Let me just start with two very recent incidents.

Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is a good example. The public saw a short cellphone video of police shooting a black man in the back. End of story? Once again, evil policemen hunt down and murder an innocent black man. Get the story out there, watch the city burn, and blame President Donald Trump.

The WHOLE story is much different. From further accounts, police were responding to a call from a woman who had been sexually assaulted by Blake, and he was violating a protective order. Blake fought with the officers, had one in a chokehold, and, after being tased unsuccessfully twice, continued fighting while holding or reaching for a knife. But you didn’t see that part of the incident. Kenosha burns, minority businesses are destroyed, and people are dead. Why? Because the media had to propagate a narrative to show America that the police and, by association, Trump are racist. The destruction and deaths are acceptable collateral damage.

George Floyd is another example. The entire Black Lives Matter and antifa riots are allegedly because of his death. We saw video of Floyd on the ground saying “I can’t breathe” for eight minutes. Why the officer had his knee on Floyd is unclear. But the resulting firestorm has led to dozens of deaths, over 1,500 police officers injured, and when all is said and done, billions of dollars in damage.

The country did NOT see the video of the initial confrontation and Floyd’s refusal to comply, but according to reports, before he was even taken into custody, he was struggling to breathe. You probably didn’t hear the results of Floyd’s autopsy. Fentanyl is a deadly drug and, according to the coroner’s report, Floyd had excessive amounts in his body. According to the autopsy, he was dying before the police even arrived.

How long will the media be allowed to lie, distort truth, and fan the flames of outrage and hatred? It’s costing innocent people their lives and destroying the economies of mostly minority communities. I guess it’ll continue until the media gets Trump out of office.

These are only a few of the incidents the media has lied about and distorted. Remember Nick Sandman, the kid from Kentucky; Michael Brown of “Hands up, don’t shoot” fame; and Freddie Gray, the innocent drug dealer in Baltimore. You know the ones I’m talking about.

We need a free press, but it is criminal to have a press that willfully distorts the truth to serve political goals. There has to be accountability!

Something to think about?

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