As right-of-center New Media grows stronger (and it is much stronger today than it was even in 2012), because the mainstream media is in reality a propaganda outlet to empower central government and boost those who share that goal, everyday this same mainstream media becomes more desperate and ugly.
That’s why the media told serial-lies around Trayvon Martin, Ferguson, and religious freedom laws. And that’s why on Friday, the media was caught on three occasions fabricating evidence to smear the GOP.
- The New York Times and the NRA
Breitbart News twice requested a correction from The New York Times Friday. On its own editorial pages, The Times brazenly lied in an effort to accuse the NRA of hypocrisy on the issue of armed citizens:
After all the N.R.A. propaganda about how ‘good guys with guns’ are needed to be on guard across American life, from elementary schools to workplaces, the weekend’s gathering of disarmed conventioneers seems the ultimate in hypocrisy.
The fact that the Times was lying and knew it was lying did nothing to tone down the smugness of an editorial that chose not to tell its readers that citizens with a legal permit to carry a concealed weapon would be allowed into the convention.
The editorial’s biggest problem was that it sought to paint the NRA as hypocritical simply because the civil rights organization was following local, state, and federal laws.
The NRA is not only a law-abiding organization, it encourages its members to follow the law. Therefore there is no hypocrisy with respect to the issue of the NRA selling guns that require background checks, a non-issue that delighted the lying Times to no end.
The Times also found it hypocritical that the NRA requested its gun dealers to remove the firing pins from display guns that thousands of conventiongoers will have access to Apparently, the Times finds it just as bizarre when dealers remove the keys from automobiles at car shows and my local WalMart removes the video games from video game boxes.
The second time Breitbart News requested a correction from the Times was after the Times published a non-correction correction that addressed nothing detailed above.
- Rand Paul Storming Out of An Interview and Shutting Off the Lights
The left-wing Guardian birthed this lie.
The left-wing Politico taught it to walk.
Rand Paul politely told an interviewer from The Guardian that he only had time for one more question.
Like any good interviewer does, the Guardian interviewer pressed on after this question.
Because he had an interview scheduled with CNN, Paul walked off.
***Let me stop for a moment and explain that this happens all the time. To everyone, and everyone in the media knows this. When I interview someone, I always keep them on for as long as I can — past the agreed upon time limit. That’s what you do. That’s how this works. Frequently, the subject of my interview abruptly ends the interview. That doesn’t make them rude or prickly or temperamental. I’m pushing things. I know I’m pushing things. They push back. We part friends, and with me expressing my gratitude for their time. You don’t know this because I don’t write about it. I’m a professional. The Guardian and Politico are left-wing hit squads.***
After Paul walked off, the lights went off.
The Guardian blamed Paul for shutting the lights off on them.
You can watch the whole thing here.
CNN later admitted that they shut the lights off and that Paul did indeed have an interview scheduled with Dana Bash.
- Bloomberg Politics and Nancy Reagan’s Endorsement of Hillary
We’re told that Bloomberg has one of the most rigid and non-negotiable style guides in the media. Nevertheless, staffers at Bloomberg Politics found a story published at a fake news site entirely too good to check. A satire site called The National Report published a fake news story about Nancy Reagan endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
The widow of one of the most beloved Republicans in American history endorsing Hillary would be a major boon to Hillary, and a devastating blow and betrayal to Republicans everywhere.
Apparently, in full-Ready for Hillary mode, Bloomberg Politics chose not to contact Nancy Reagan’s press office, chose not to spend the 30 seconds required to discover The National Report is a satire site, and blasted the lie out far and wide.
Remember, good news for Hillary and humiliating news for the GOP, is always too good to check at Bloomberg Politics. Eventually, Bloomberg retracted its lie.
This week’s Narrative about Rand Paul being a sexist for treating female interviewers in the same way he treats male interviewers, is bias. We’re used to that.
What I’ve listed above are manufactured lies. Outright lies. Bald-faced lies. Three in a single day.
This is a feature, not a bug.
This is coordination, not coincidence.
Lies keep the GOP on defense, keeps them scrambling and off of offense, keeps them busy with nonsense instead of getting their message out.
To drag Grandma Hillary over the finish line, the media knows that its job is to keep the GOP permanently on its heels.
And if that requires the manufacturing and planting of evidence, so be it.
John Sexton contributed to this story.
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