I am going to be kind in my assessment of the Accepted Media, by suggesting that their UNTRUE stories are a result of INCOMPETENCE . . . more so than dishonesty.
HERE’S A PERSONAL EXAMPLE:
When I was leading the fight against French Quebec Separatists, and in defense of Freedom of Expression in Quebec and throughout Canada, there were many DOZENS of Rallies and Events, which attracted thousands of supporters and a huge number of Media.
So imagine how I felt, when I would read Newspaper Stories in Major Canadian Publications, heard on Radio, and saw on Television News how I said or did things that I never said or did?
Also . . . Imagine how I felt, when these same Media Bad Actors divulged policies credited to me, which was somehow attributed to one of my “Insiders”, when no such “Insider” existed, or even if one did, he or she would never have had any authority to speak on my behalf?
As a leader against Ethnocentric Quebecois Nationalism, and for Freedom of Expression, I was misquoted all the time, and put in places and under circumstances where I never participated. So I know what it feels like to be in the Media Meat Grinder. And it doesn’t feel good.
WHAT I DISCOVERED ABOUT THE MEDIA IS TWO FOLD:
1 – There are indeed many dishonest Journalists who do LIE, and twist the TRUTH to promote their own personal agenda, or the agenda of the Media they work for.
2 – But there are far more “honest” Journalists, who are either too LAZY, in far too much of a RUSH to get the story out before anyone else does, and/or are too SLOPPY to verify the veracity of what they report.
Nonetheless, they’re reporting with good intentions.
BUT EITHER WAY . . . BAD JOURNALISM IS BAD JOURNALISM:
The other day, as you and I are aware . . . Ben Carson endorsed Donald Trump, which to me was a very big deal, since Carson is, and was the most respected Candidate in the Nomination Race, who was held in very high regard right across the spectrum.
SO IMAGINE HOW PEOPLE FELT . . . ‘cause I know how I felt, when it was reported on all Media, INCLUDING Fox News, that Carson’s Endorsement of Trump was really wishy-washy, and was in fact, that Trump was Carson’s SECOND Choice, which he made, because he was promised a position in a Trump White House?
THIS BIG STORY WAS CARRIED FOR DAYS . . . and is still regarded by many, if not by most, as the absolute Truth, which diminishes the value of the Endorsement, and demeans the Character of Ben Carson – BUT IT WASN’T TRUE.
What Ben Carson meant . . . was that his FIRST CHOICE to win the Nomination was HIMSELF. And that as far as being promised a position in Trump’s White House, if Trump were to win the November Election, didn’t happen, and was not discussed, other than how important the issues are that currently confront the United States of America.
BUT THE PEOPLE WHO HEARD, READ, AND SAW THE HEADLINES . . . will never know the Truth, because that’s how it goes in this world’s information cycle.
HERE’S ANOTHER MEDIA FRAUD . . . WHICH IN THIS CASE IS SIMPLY DISHONEST:
We have been inundated with the stories of the VIOLENCE surrounding the Trump Rallies, as if good and decent people are risking life and limb to stop a New Nazi Movement in the name of Trump . . . to cut it off at its source.
Trump is being BLAMED for the violence at his OWN Rallies, because of things he said, things he says, and how he says them, whether through the Media or on the Campaign Trail.
But, when you look at ALL THE MEDIA VIDEO FOOTAGE taken from a Gazillion Media Photographers, and an Army of people with Smart Phones . . . isn’t it curious, how it’s always the SAME “FEW” IMAGES that are ALWAYS played across the Television SCREENS – INCLUDING ON FOX NEWS – to give the appearance that it’s Hell and Mayhem surrounding Trump?
AND THEN THERE’S THE MEDIA CLAIM . . . that Trump’s words are inciting violence. But we have to ask ourselves several questions . . .
1 – Since no one has been hurt at Trump Rallies, which attract TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, where there were no riots . . . what violence is the Media referring to?
2 – What part of anything that Trump has said in his statements, speeches, and debates, were a Call To Arms for violence, as the Media keeps on claiming, even though they never articulate how?
Because . . . if the Media doesn’t like what or how Trump says things . . . TOUGH, it’s called the FIRST AMENDMENT, which is something the Media should know more about than most.
3 – How can the Media so easily dismiss Trump as a THREAT to the civility of the American Dream, and NOT include the many MILLIONS of Americans, who from what all of us can see, are DECENT HUMAN BEINGS with grave concerns for the future of their country?
I’m not a FOOL, nor am I a PROVOCATEUR . . . and neither are my friends and relatives who are now putting their support and hopes behind Trump’s Candidacy. And for the Media to dismiss Trump as a loose Cannon . . . is to demonize all the people who are supporting the things he is standing for. And that is simply not fair.
THERE IS NO REPUBLICAN “BROKERED” CONVENTION:
I wish the Media would either get it RIGHT or just SHUT UP. A Brokered Convention is when a number of PARTY INSIDERS get together to decide who will be the Republican Nominee . . . AND THAT’S NOT IN THE CARDS.
A CONTESTED CONVENTION . . . is when all the Nominees come together at the Convention, and VOTE DEMOCRATICALLY for the Candidate they will want to be their Nominee, if none of the Candidates reach 1237–Delegates before the Convention . . . WHICH IS POSSIBLY GOING TO HAPPEN.
SO THE MEDIA . . . should forget about promoting something that is not on the Republican Agenda. And in the extremely unlikely case that the Republican Insiders should attempt to hijack the Convention in one way or another – The Insiders could kiss the Republican Party GOODBYE.
AND WHEN TRUMP SAID – that there will be riots if the insiders try to steal the nomination from him . . . he is 100% right, and the people who would resort to violence, would be 100% justified.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov