Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Five Ways The Media has Broken the Public Trust in Four Days

...I found a few things that have happened just since Donald Trump signed the highly publicized immigration executive order that make it easy to see why the public has zero confidence in the press.

Muslim Ban

There is not muslim ban. There never was. Donald Trump signed a travel ban to specific countries, but that is not how it was reported by the mainstream media. The seven countries selected were chosen by Barack Obama, prior to him leaving office. Another tidbit you won’t see widely acknowledged. However by using #MuslimBan they insured that those not paying close attention would find this to be a bigoted move. Even if it wasn’t true, it didn’t stop those in the media from spreading the false narrative...

Trump Has Secret Plans for the Gays

Social Media has been aflutter for days, with rumors swirling that Donald Trump had a super secret plan to punish the gays. He was just waiting to unleash it. Nevermind that Trump is the most gay friendly president in the history of the country. It took Barack Obama until Joe Biden said they’d changed positions during their re-election campaign that he “evolved” to be support Same-Sex Marriage. Trump for all his faults, has never publicly opposed it. In fact he has been fairly vocal in his support of the gay community. Having Peter Thiel speak at the Convention, Caitlyn Jenner is a family friend, and of course Trump even took to the stage wrapped in a Gay Pride Flag, but this hasn’t stopped those hell bent on painting him as homophobic. The long awaited pronouncement was made that Trump would be continuing the policies put in place by Obama for LGBTQ protections against discrimination. The media’s response after nearly a week of ginning up outrage? Somewhere between a shrug and a snide “well that’s what he says, now”. No that’s what he’s been saying, the media needs to stop telling people Trump is going to put them in camps.... MORE at the link