In an era of politics by polling, the leftist misinformation media will lead to a divided nation.
It’s becoming an increasingly Herculean task in trying to access the news each morning and still stay out of the echo chambers. The situation resembles two parallel universes with almost completely different narratives emanating from both sides.
The key difference is that we patriots of the pro-liberty right are willing to at least listen to the media organs of the socialist-left. That doesn’t seem to be the case with those on the left, they seem to have a tunnel vision in what their obsessions. In some cases they will make a perfunctory report on a breaking news story, then quickly drop it in favor of one of their preferred obsessions.
The situation is far beyond the quaint idea of leftist media bias to the point of being incomprehensibly one-sided. We have three examples that illustrate the divided media situation, but suffice it to say these are just the tip of the iceberg.
Nothing illustrates the dire situation than the leftist misinformation media having become myopically obsessed with getting president Trump while ignoring the 2” x 12” in their eye. Having listened to radio raconteur Glenn Beck for years, we were well appraised of at least the appearance of impropriety with former Vice-president Joe Biden and his son in connection with dealings in Ukraine and China.
To top it all off, they have made an extensive investigation into what has happened in that country for years exposing all manner of corruption at the highest levels. As colleague Blaine Traber noted in his report:
Listen to this audio. It brings to light some of the reasons why Democrats are so desperate to keep the narrative focused on whether or not President Trump should be impeached. He asked the Ukrainian government for help with CrowdStrike and investigating Hunter Biden’s involvement with allegedly corrupt energy company Burisma. For this, Democrats are trying to remove him from office while ignoring their party’s own involvement that runs much deeper and for much longer than we’ve been told by the press.
The audio in question details how Artem Sytnyk, Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau helped Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. This is quite a revelation considering the incessant accusations being hurled at the president, but was this even mentioned in passing by the nation’s socialist media?
One would expect that at least some of this should have been reported on when it came out last Thursday night. Instead, the reporting has been on the 2nd whistle-blower to the ‘exclusion’ of everything else.
The record decline in violent crime.
Violent crime has been on the decline for the last 25 years according to the data from the FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics. To quote from a January 3, 2019 report from Pew research: 5 facts about crime in the U.S.
1.Violent crime in the U.S. has fallen sharply over the past quarter century.
The two most commonly cited sources of crime statistics in the U.S. both show a substantial decline in the violent crime rate since it peaked in the early 1990s. One is an annual report by the FBI of serious crimes reported to police in approximately 18,000 jurisdictions around the country. The other is an annual survey of more than 90,000 households conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, which asks Americans ages 12 and older whether they were victims of crime, regardless of whether they reported those crimes to the police.
Using the FBI numbers, the violent crime rate fell 49% between 1993 and 2017. Using the BJS data, the rate fell 74% during that span. (For both studies, 2017 is the most recent full year of data.) The long-term decline in violent crime hasn’t been uninterrupted, though. The FBI, for instance, reported increases in the violent crime rate between 2004 and 2006 and again between 2014 and 2016.
This image from Pew research center shows how crime rates have fallen since the early 1990s based on data from the FBI and the Bureau of Justice Statistics
Pew research center
These trends were confirmed recently with data released by the FBI: Murder and violent crime both declined in 2018
While violent crime is dropping, gun sales and concealed carry numbers are up.
As the crime rates have dropped, gun sales are up as reported by The Truth About Guns: Democrats’ Gun Sales Surge Continues – September NICS Checks Up 10%.
In addition to record gun sales, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) recently released a report concealed carry for 2019: 18.66 Million Permit Holders Despite 16 Constitutional Carry States, Over 1.4 Million More Than Last Year
The number of concealed handgun permits has increased for the third year in a row. The figure now stands at over 18.66 million– a 304% increase since 2007. It’s also an 8% increase over the number of permits we counted a year ago in 2018. Unlike gun ownership surveys that may be affected by people’s unwillingness to answer personal questions, concealed handgun permit data is the only really “hard data” that we have. Sixteen states are missing from the data because people there don’t even need a permit to carry.
Despite the facts, the national socialist media maintains the drumbeat of a gun violence epidemic.
There are more guns in the hands of the innocent than ever before, while crime is on the decline. The national socialist media and national socialist left ignore these facts to the point that the previously mentioned Pew research report noted that:
Public perceptions about crime in the U.S. often don’t align with the data. Opinion surveys regularly find that Americans believe crime is up nationally, even when the data show it is down.
One could easily attribute this to the one-sided nature of the leftist misinformation media and the national socialist left [but we repeat ourselves] incessantly talking about an ‘epidemic’ of gun violence while the data shows just the opposite.
Selective coverage of societal violence.
The past few days have seen a number of cases of societal violence:
4 homeless men beaten to death with pipe in New York City
Florida woman arrested after 24 pipe bombs found in home
Three police officers among four killed in Paris knife attack
Sword-wielding student kills 1, wounds 9 at Finland school
Stabbing spree at Maryland shopping mall injures 5, police kill suspect
Man drives car into crowd of people after an alleged fight, 1 dead and 4 injured
But the no one is talking about banning pipe, ceramic knives or swords. Instead they are focusing their attention on the story of bar fight that turned deadly that furthered the liberty grabber left’s favourite hobby-horse of gun confiscation:
Politicians offer condolences, calls for action after shooting in Kansas City, Kansas
That once again took place in liberty free zone [aka ‘gun-free’ zone]. This lopsided coverage of these stories epitomised by how CNN chose to list them out in it’s 5 things to know for October 7: Turkey, whistleblowers, protests, bar shooting, NYC attacks:
1. US and Turkey
2. Impeachment inquiry
3. Hong Kong protests
4. Kansas City bar shooting
5. Homeless men attacked
Both cases were similarly horrific, but CNN was sure to note the gun aspect while downplaying the deaths by other means in NYC.
These examples show why news sources that balance out the dominance of the national socialist media that represents the interests of far-left totalitarian ten percent. This is why sites like the NOQ Report are important, we are a counterbalance to the echo chambers of the socialist-left.
Despite their pretenses for diversity, the left tends to speak with one voice through their dominant media organs. They work in lockstep, producing slight variations of the same story that can be seen over a number of sites at the same time. Many is the time when looking at one will provide all the information on what the far left-political minority wants you to know as well as what you are supposed to ignore. Such as what they are doing in the Ukrainian scandal.
Whether the fake news leftist media knows it or not, they are dividing the country. Every nation is bound together by it’s culture and common ideas. The left is trying to tear it apart by destroying the culture while setting out their own set of common dreams and reality. This is why it is important to have media sources that look at all the facts, report on them no matter the consequences, and hold the country together.
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