Political Editors / August 8, 2022

In Brief: The Big Lies We Cannot Question

Partisan journalists claim to be concerned about “mass lying.” But their ideological bias prevents them from questioning the lies they believe.

It’s no secret to most conservatives that the Leftmedia lies. The biggest threat now is not so much their lies but their power to suppress the free speech of their political opponents simply because they disagree. Edward Ring of American Greatness takes this on.

First, he quotes a journalist who worries, “It was bad enough when we had a lying POTUS but it is now clear that it’s become a political tactic of a large part of one of our main political parties.” Clearly, Ring notes, this journalist is “obviously referring to the Republicans and obviously blind to the lies promulgated by the Democrats.”

The biggest lie allegedly spread by Republicans, now called “The Big Lie,” is to claim the 2020 election was illegitimate. But even if the 2020 election was not compromised due to a relentlessly hostile and partisan media, endless political persecution designed to damage Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, voting rules that were violated and manipulated in swing states, Zuckerbucks, and possibly much more, this assertion still isn’t a Republican “lie.” For better or for worse, there are diverse opinions within the ranks of Republicans. Some think it was a stolen election; others don’t.

But no such dissent exists among Democrats over some of the biggest lies ever told.

The lies Democrats unanimously affirm, with the active complicity of almost every major American institution, are treated as background facts. To deny any of them is to spread “misinformation.” They have become the premises upon which reports are prepared, decisions are made, debates are framed, and policies are imposed. They’re so ubiquitous that if you’re not a skeptic, you don’t even notice.

Collectively, these lies are destroying our civilization.

What are these lies? Ring is glad you asked.

Perhaps the biggest lie in terms of how it is going to damage the prosperity and freedom of Americans is the so-called “climate emergency.” … The reality of climate change is not in dispute. The Big Lie is that we face a “climate emergency.” That lie, in turn, is built on many lies: Anthropogenic CO2 is the sole cause of climate change. The most likely climate scenarios are catastrophic if we don’t act now. Weather has never before been this extreme. Renewable energy is more sustainable and climate-friendly than conventional energy. We can accomplish dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions without destroying the American middle class. It is feasible to replace fossil fuels. Humans have to be concentrated in cities because that is more “climate-friendly.” Other nations will follow our example, regardless of the consequences. People who question the climate emergency are “deniers” and should be marginalized if not prosecuted. Global warming is certain to cause more harm than good.

An honest fact checker would rate every one of these assertions as “mostly false.”

Too bad there are no honest fact-checkers in the mainstream media.

Ring goes on to explain another big lie — namely “adherence to woke race and gender ideology,” which “is going to destroy American culture.” But “The biggest lie,” he says, “is to suggest that Republicans are spreading lies and misinformation, and Democrats are not.” He concludes:

In any healthy democracy you are going to have hyperbole emanate from every side. And our media, backed up by our once trusted institutions, are doing everything they can to marginalize as hyperbolic and untruthful the political party that is still dedicated to preserving our prosperity, freedom, and culture. At the same time, they are promoting countless harmful lies that constitute the base currency of their partisan favorites, the Democrats.

Partisan journalists claim to be concerned about “mass lying.” But their ideological bias prevents them from questioning the lies they believe, or considering the truth in things they don’t believe. As a result, the epidemic of misinformation they help spread is becoming critical and increasingly dangerous.

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