I recently posted the above meme on my FB page and on my FB Story. I had someone say that it is not true, that we had fake news for a long time. Let me delineate the difference between now and then. To some it will seem like nitpicking. Though it may seem subtle, the difference IS actually vast. Shall we begin?
Bias is: weight in favor of or against an idea or thing; a learned, acquired world-view; an inclination of temperament or outlook/world-view…
Every source IS biased due to every source having a person/people involved. ALL people have bias, because ALL people have a world-view, a core of beliefs, opinions, principles, and values that make them who they are and guide them. Biases are learned via nurturing, upbringing, education, and personal experiences.
EXAMPLES OF BIAS.
When the MSM report on the conflicts and unrest in Israel it will go something like this:
“Today the IDF aggressively fire upon Palestinian protesters in The West Bank area…”
Notice the Israelis were “aggressive”, and the Palestinians were “protesters”.
Israel DID fire (not aggressively) upon the Palestinians, who were looters and rioters, NOT “peaceful protesters”.
What happened did happen.
Just NOT in the manner that it was “reported”.
Back in the ’90’s the bias was seen in SUV reports, such as: “The SUV ran through the crowd of people.” It was NOT the SUV that did this. It was THE DRIVER. But there was,and still is, an anti-SUV/Green Bias. An SUV DID run through a crowd of people, BUT the SUV was driven by a PERSON. They do the same thing when reporting about a crime with a gun involved. “The gun fired five times into the victims body.”
TRUTH: “A woman in self-defense fired a gun at an assailant trying to rape them”. A gun was fired. a person shot. BUT the bias changes the tone of the story entirely. Though bias can be untrue, it still presents FACTS that, IF sifted and discerned properly you CAN KNOW what actually did happen.
Not so with out right LIES, aka “fake news”.
“Alternative facts” was a phrase used by U.S. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway during a Meet the Press interview on January 22, 2017, in which she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s false statement about the attendance numbers of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States.
Not sense Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Goebbels, or even Hitler have we had a leader so given to lies as Trump. The pattern for Trump:
- LIE. TELL MANY LIES. TELL LIES DAILY. LIE ABOUT EVERYTHING. LIE ALWAYS.
- LIE ABOUT YOUR LIES. CLAIM YOU WERE “MISUNDERSTOOD”, OR THE PRESS “MISREPORTED” YOU.
- TELL MORE LIES. LIE ABOUT LYING.
- TELL THE TRUTH ONCE IN A GREAT WHILE, SURROUNDED BY A MULTIPLICITY OF LIES SO THAT THE TRUTH IS OBSCURED OR EVEN REJECTED AS “ANOTHER LIE”.
- THEN LIE SOME MORE. MAKE THE LIES NUMEROUS AND OUTRAGEOUS.
- SO FLOOD THE NEWS CYCLE WITH LIES THAT IT BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE TO SORT AND SIFT THROUGH THEM ALL.
Oh, and Step #7…REPEAT AD NAUSEUM.
In 1,226 days, President Trump has
made 19,127 false or misleading claims
The Fact Checker’s ongoing database of the false or misleading claims made by President Trump since assuming office.
- WHAT we know and call Conservatism, God and His Word calls RIGHTEOUSNESS, aka RIGHT/MORAL.
- WHAT we know call Liberalism, God and His Word calls UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, aka WRONG/IMMORAL.
- THE MORE TIME PRAYERFULLY SPENT IN God’s Word the more Conservative we become. SOURCES: HERE . HERE . HERE . HERE . HERE .
- Right is ALWAYS right.
- Wrong is ALWAYS wrong.
- Truth IS Truth. Period. There is NO “That is ‘your truth’.” There is TRUTH and your/my opinion.
- Two opposing views are NOT, and CAN NOT, both be right. ONLY ONE can be right. EXAMPLE: 2+2 can NOT BOTH equal 4 and “any other number”. Gravity does NOT BOTH pull us down and and make us to float. Fire is NOT BOTH hot and cold.
- The closer we get to The Truth the more our thinking, doctrine, attitudes, speech, behaviour, and life become Right.
IF YOU want to believe that a person who commits serial adultery, commits fraud, commits perjury, lies, admits to and brags about sexual assault, who is an egomaniac, sells out his/her country for personal favors/property/$$$, sells out their barely-there-thinly-veiled-pretense at RELIGION, berates and insults everyone, is a bigot, and a LIFE-LONG LIBERAL is “somehow”: The Chosen One of God, Godly, moral Christian, and is honest, and a true patriot servant…then go right ahead and do so.
BUT DO NOT EXPECT rational, moral, praying, Bible reading, Reality based Christian-Conservatives to fall for that nonsense.
Especially when there is NOT ONE shred of proof to support your BOGUS claim.
IF you have any REAL proof present it to be examined and evaluated.
BUT DO NOT say all sources that disagree with you are biased, “fake news”, and lies…just because YOU don’t like it. THAT is NOT a rational argument.
THAT IS CHILDISH AND CHURLISH.
America is dying, if not already dead, because for too long too many have believed convenient delusions rather than HONESTLY examining ALL the evidence, facts, and eye-witnesses.
WORSE, The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ is exchanging the incorruptible Truth for a LIE at ever increasing rates til what passes for THE Church today bears little-to-no resemblance to THE Biblical Church of The Lord Jesus Christ at all!
Here are just some Trump’s LIES from his campaign:
1. I’ll repeal Obamacare in my first 100 days. LIE.
2. I’ll complete the wall across our southern border. LIE.
3. I’ll lock Hillary up. LIE.
4. I’ll cut taxes. LIE.
5. I’ll cut our deficit. BIG LIE.
6. I’ll reduce our National Debt. BIG LIE.
7. I’ll balance the budget. LAUGHABLE LIE.
8. I’ll be the Law and Order President. BIG, BIG LIE.
“Fake News”, Where Have I Heard That Before? UP-DATED***
IF Everything you disagree with is “fake news”, regardless of the direct quotes, evidence, witnesses, and video that link it directly to the source, then it is NOT “fake news”, aka NOT a lie, but rather an irritating TRUTH.
By L Whitener
The term Lügenpresse, ‘lying press’, [MY NOTES: Or as re-coined by Trump and company “Fake News”.] has been used intermittently since the 19th century in political polemics in Germany, most notably when the Nazis began using it to vilify the German press that was critical of Hitler and the Nazis…
…In 1933, Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, was assigned the task of producing Nazi controlled media that was conducive to their agenda and to further undermine the press. This propaganda was a crucial instrument for acquiring and maintaining power, and for the implementation of Nazi policies. During the first weeks of 1933, the Nazi Party seized control of printing machines in Germany. The regime deployed the radio, press, and newsreels to stoke fears of a pending “Communist uprising,” then channeled populist anxiety into political measures that expunged civil liberties and democracy.
The term has been reintroduced in recent years by various alternative political groups. Most recently, the alt-right in America. At Donald Trump rallies, his supporters taunted the media, calling them “lügenpresse.” And, Donald Trump echoes their sentiments and fuels their disdain daily with claims of “fake news.” Watch here:
Allowing the President of the United States to dictate the way media is to be perceived is perilous to freedom and our American way of life.
Every report, every investigation, all research that does not look favorably upon Donald Trump he and his cronies call “fake news”.
Even if the report has direct quotes (in context), multiple witnesses, expert testimony, facts galore and video to fully substantiate what is reported… IF Little, Lying, Liberal Donnie El TramPutin doesn’t like it??? Well, just slop the (BOGUS) label “fake news” on it and then we can “safely” reject and dismiss out of hand said report.
We REAL Conservatives warned about ALL this before Trump was even the G.O.P. nominee. We intensified our efforts after DT became the G.O.P. nominee. We invoked Hamilton’s Rule:
Better to lose to a true enemy whose policies you can fight and repudiate, rather than to a false friend whose schemes will drag you down with him.
As was applied to Trump back during the campaign:
…I think Hillary Clinton is one of the worst human beings in American politics. She has few principles that I can discern, other than her firm conviction that she deserves the Oval Office for enabling and then defending her sexually neurotic husband. She lies as easily as the rest of us breathe. She has compromised national security through sheer laziness at best, and corrupt intent at worst. If elected, she will enrich Wall Street and raid the public coffers while preaching hateful doctrines of identity politics to distract America’s poor and working classes.
But Trump will be worse. Morally unmoored, emotionally unstable, a crony capitalist of the worst kind, Trump will be every bit as liberal as Hillary—perhaps more so, given his statements over the years. He is by reflex and instinct a New York Democrat whose formal party affiliation is negotiable, as is everything about him. He has little commitment to anything but himself and his “deals,” none of which will work in favor of conservatives or their priorities.
Trump’s voters are willing to “shake up the status quo”—whatever that means—by putting an ignoramus at the head of a party and a movement he’s actually trying to destroy…
…In pulling down the GOP, Trump will take conservatism with it, and enshrine 30 or 40 more years of liberal dominance, beginning with his own liberal administration.
There ARE actual, and real sources of Fake News, aka “Alternative Facts”, aka propaganda, aka LIES. Among them include, NOT limited to:
THE GATEWAY PUNDIT
These are ALL sources of very fake news.
They were at least thought to be Conservative. Maybe they were.
BUT NO MORE.
They are now lying, sniveling lap-dogs for TrumPutin and his cabal of Traitors.
16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
33 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
Here is a link to the 19,127 (so far) LIES Trump has told since announcing his candidacy. If we counted ALL of Trump’s LIES from all his life we’d never do anything else.
So, yes. There IS bias not only in the news but in everyone, and in every day life..always has been.
For instance my bias is founded on and in Biblical-Christianity and by extension Constitutional-Conservatism.
Bias that IS rooted firmly IN, and founded squarely ON facts, evidence, eye witness accounts, expert testimony, aka truth…is a bias that is credible and believable.
Bias firmly rooted IN bombastic opinion, and egotistical greed, and a rejection of logic is foolish at best,and deadly dangerous at worst.
THIS IS The very last moments of The Last Days.
The Lord Jesus Christ could return for HIS Church at ANY TIME…
Make sure that WHAT AND WHO YOU believe in IS True.
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.