Facts don’t matter to the media

One of the smartest men alive, Thomas Sowell, has an opinion piece at Townhall.com about how the media, and some politicians create then win from promoting a mob mentality, often without any facts at all, or in many cases just making stuff up.

He discusses the recent cases of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, plus the older case of Rodney King. All case that were portrayed wrongly by the media, and then pounced upon by politicians or commentators like Al Sharpton in order to promote their own race based agenda. Before everyone gets all uppity, you might not be aware that Thomas Sowell is black.

He even points out the inconsistencies (probably deliberate) of the media.

Incidentally, did you know that, during this same period when riots, looting and arson have been raging, a black policeman in Alabama shot and killed an unarmed white teenager — and was cleared by a grand jury? Probably not, if you depend on the mainstream media for your news.

Sowell concludes:

The media do not merely ignore facts, they suppress facts. Millions of people saw the videotape of the beating of Rodney King. But they saw only a fraction of that tape because the media left out the rest, which showed Rodney King — another huge man — resisting arrest and refusing to be handcuffed, so that he could be searched.

Television viewers did not get to see the other black men in the same vehicle that Rodney King was driving recklessly. Those other black men were not beaten. And the grand jury got to see the whole video, after which they acquitted the police — and the media then published the jurors’ home addresses.

Such media retribution against people they don’t like is part of a growing lynch mob mentality. The black witnesses in Missouri, whose testimony confirmed what the police officer said, expressed fears for their own safety for telling what the physical evidence showed was the truth.   

Is this what we want? Grand juries responding to mobs and the media, instead of to the facts?

We see this here…the lynch mob mentality as practiced by the media, and then the lefty bullies who follow along behind them…demanding boycotts, bannings and general degradations of a person’s human rights all on the basis that they don’t like them or don’t agree with them politically.

A silly tart is still carrying on with her wonky jihad and a couple of fat-bottomed girls are also carrying on on Facebook. They mouth off self-righteously like they are important. The problem these people now have with me is they are going to war with an army of over 218,000 loyal readers and fans.

But I digress, the bottom line is the media make a lot of stuff up and print it as though it is gospel. Almost anything from Nicky Hager is accepted without question, despite glaring errors in his book. It doesn’t suit the narrative to question Hager.

It certainly didn’t suit the narrative for them to collaborate with criminals.

They are intent on changing history or the political landscape to suit their own prejudices and to use the media organisations they work for to enable it. Remove each of these so-called “journalists” from their publisher and they are but the sound of one hand clapping.

I created my own media outlet, it can’t be bullied, or shut down, or threatened. But it has created a threat tot he John Armstrong’s, Fran O’Sullivan’s, David Fisher’s and Matt Nippert’s of this world, so they pile in and try to destroy. Problem is despite their best (rather poor IMHO) efforts they failed.

Now it is a new year, and now some facts are going to start emerging.

Because, as Thomas Sowell points out, fact do matter.


– Townhall.com


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.