The Ends Justify the Means This one sentence sums up the absolute danger the "ProgressiveMovement" poses to the Freedom of we, the people of the United States.
The truth does not matter. Lie, Cheat, Steal, Bribe, Coerce Embezzle, Blackmail, even Murder. As long as it accomplishes their goals.
Although not committing murder yet (at least not that I know of), main stream journalism has adopted much of the philosophy of the Progressive Movement. Journalist who once served as the conscience of a nation, have become whores for the Progressive Movement - a movement that has as its core belief that the US Constitution is not a valid document and should be discarded and replaced.
How Did Journalism Die?
20-30 years ago, when people mostly got their news from local Newspapers, a key requirement before any news medial printed a story, was that the editor of the newspaper required TWO independent sources to verify that story was true and accurate? If they could not get those two independent verifications, the story was SPIKED - meaning it was not ran.
(Authors Note: 40 years ago, when I worked in the newsroom of The Stockton Record, I read numerous "spiked" stories that NEVER seen the light of day. A few of the stories turned out to be true and were published years later when verification was obtained.)
TV News - The Slow Death Of Journalism
The news business was ALWAYS competitive and ruthless. One thing that was as true then as it is now is the rush to be the FIRST to break a news story - The bigger the story, the more the urgency to get the story out FIRST. Since newspapers were only published once a day, there was a lot of pressure to any story verified BEFORE the publishing deadline.
Then Came TV News.
The good and bad of TV news was that it was able to report a breaking news right after it happened. The bad that in the rush to be first, the verification process took a hit. With the pressure of the three major networks (ABC, CBS and NBC at that time) to break the news first, independent verification became a victim to that rush. Not at first, but over time the verification process became almost nonexistent..
The verification mandate went from needing two independent sources 40 years ago to what it is today: if ANY news source runs a story, other news media outlets use it as an excuse to pretend that the story has been verified.
How Fake News Stories Become Mainstream
Say there is a juicy rumor or story being bandied about but without any documentation or proof of any sort. Some hack liberal internet blog or news website (Like Slate,TheYoungTurks, Political or Salon) will run across a news story and will publish it as is, without verifying any part of it.
(There are sources that actively write these phony hit pieces and forward them around for publication. George Soros funds many of these groups)
Because it was published, a mainstream news source, like CNN, MSNBC, ABC New and even The New York Times, will pick it up and run it, and pretend it is factual because a "news source" published the story. When it is pointed out that the story was inaccurate, they would blame the news source that first ran the story saying that since the story was published (By Media XXX) they assumed it had been verified and that is was true.
Whoops, sorry, it was an honest mistake, it's not our fault, blame MediaXXX. Yeah. Right. Like you can take it for gospel whatever Politico or Salon publishes
Meanwhile, because a Mainstream Media source published that "fake news story" other mainstream news media outlets will also publish that same"fake story" and millions of people read that FAKE story without ever knowing that the story was false.
Only The Narrative Counts
Today, the news media cares little about a story being true. They only care the story fits the narrative that they are pursuing. Oh, they claim that they only print stories that are factual, but that is just nonsense.
It really pains me to see an institution I once was a proud member of being ruined by a bunch of dishonest, unpatriotic, lying and mean spirited individuals. They only care for their cause, which is Progressivism, and not their craft, Journalism.
And if you get in their way, they will destroy you with a gleam in their eye as they walk over your still warm corpse.
George Soros - The Most Dangerous Man For America
If real Journalists were active today, especially Investigative Journalists, they would be researching and/or reporting on George Soros and his diabolical efforts to destroy America and create a new world order. You may think that statement brands me as a nut job spouting conspirator nonsense, but hear me out.
George Soros is the most dangerous man in America today. He is a treat to you and your children and is the single most influential person in the Progressive Movement.
Their goal is change America as it is today and replace the Constitution with open borders and global governance. Here is some research on George Soros. Take time to read this, and once you realize how dangerous this man is, pass it on to your relative and friends - or even your enemies.
Every American is at risk here, so the more people that are aware of the antics of George Soros and his Open Society Foundations (OSF), the better.
This man, and his movement MUST BE STOPPED. Your FREEDOM and you CHILDREN'S FREEDOM depends on it.
Hey, Jim Acosta. Of course the press is not the enemy of the people. Unbiased, honest, responsible journalism is a bulwark of free society.
Vain, narcissistic, biased blather is not journalism. You are, sir, are not a journalist, but you are the enema of the people.
Pheasant & A Bull A pheasant was standing in a field chatting to a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of yonder tree", sighed the pheasant, "but I haven't got the energy".
"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull. "They're packed with nutrients".
The pheasant pecked at a lump of dung and found that it actually gave him enough strength to reach the first branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. And so on.
Finally, after a fortnight, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Whereupon he was spotted by a farmer who dashed into the farmhouse, emerged with a shotgun, and shot the pheasant right out of the tree and had it for dinner.
Moral of the Story:
~ Just because you get to the top with bullshit don't mean it's gonna keep you there.