Let’s Talk about the Media
July 26, 2023
We have talked many times about the current state media. It goes by many names: Fake News, Drive By News, Corporate Media, Mainstream Media.
Almost no one refers to it as The Fourth Estate. The entire enterprise has dramatically shifted away from the concept of an independent press, whose main charge was to hold government accountable to the people.
These days, the fake media all has one thing in common, it is enthusiastically and uniformly pushing a far left, insane, pro-Democrat Party agenda.
For this reason we have urged you to avoid it. We have suggested alternatives. Many of you now get your news from many of these alternative sources.
Of course, one great alternative is THIS three-days-a-week newsletter, which we hope you will subscribe to. Thank you for your support.
Today we give you more reasons to turn to independent news gathering.
1- If you have any doubt that Fox News has gone off the cliff, this should remove all doubt.
People working at Fox News have come to The Blaze to show them the company website that lists the organizations Fox News is encouraging their employees to support. Fox offers to match the donations.
These companies are antithetical to our Christian and American values, as is Fox News.
DO NOT WATCH FOX NEWS!
QUOTE: Fox News’ viewership has historically leaned right and favored Republican causes. While the company wears a conservative face on air, it appears that behind closed doors, Fox is willing to lean left or in whatever other direction the wind is blowing.
Insiders have revealed to Blaze Media that Fox will subsidize some of the very activist groups that despise and seek the ruin of the network’s viewers, evidencing a “complete disregard and hatred” for its core audience.
“Fox Giving” is an app in the company portal that facilitates charitable donations via the Canadian-based donation management platform Benevity. Fox will apparently match donations up to $1,000 to various organizations that satisfy the company’s criteria.
While on its face, this appears to be little more than an attempt at corporate beneficence, the company is willing to match donations to the Satanic Temple, the Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood (and local Planned Parenthood branches), and the Southern Poverty Law Center – radical leftist groups antipathetic to conservatives and the values they hold most dear.
The Satanic Temple is an atheistic leftist organization that has distributed satanic literature to children; publicly performed “unbaptisms”; sought to ensure that women can legally have their unborn children killed by way of their “religious abortion ritual”; and erected statues of Baphomet on government property.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a leftist grievance organization that tends to characterize conservatives, parental rights groups, constitutionalists, and those critical of big government as extremists and bigots.
The Trevor Project is an activist group that purportedly seeks to “end suicide among LGBTQ young people,” but actively promotes gender ideology and woke propaganda.
Planned Parenthood is not just in the business of exterminating the unborn, having executed nearly 9 million babies in its abattoirs since 1970, but is among the second-largest provider of cross-sex hormone therapy in the nation
These insiders detailed how donations to the Satanic Temple, the SPLC, Planned Parenthood, and the Trevor Project would all receive 100% matching donations by Fox (i.e., $1,000 matching $1,000).
Planned Parenthood similarly gets a 100% donation match with funds ostensibly raised, in part, with the help of Fox News cable subscriptions.
2- The difference between the coverage of Biden vs. Trump is stark. The fact of the matter is, the coverage shoud be the same. Both Presidents should be treated the same way and questioned on policies and decisions with equal zeal.
It is heartening that despite the never ending positive, glowing and glossed over coverage of Joe Biden, the overall public is not buying it!
QUOTE: Over the weekend, CNN ran a segment titled “Why isn’t Joe Biden more popular?” noting that only one president in modern times had a lower approval rating at this point in his first term. That president was Jimmy Carter.
CNN pointed to an analysis by poll aggregator FiveThirtyEight, which finds that 57.6% disapproved of Jimmy Carter 915 days into his term, while 55% disapprove of Biden. At this point, Trump had a disapproval rating of 52.6%. Biden is also far more unpopular than George H.W. Bush (36% disapproval), who went on to lose his reelection bid to Bill Clinton, and Lyndon Johnson (33% disapproval), who decided not to run for reelection.
To say this is baffling to the mainstream media is putting it mildly. For years, they’ve been scratching their heads to understand why Biden has been underwater with voters.
Here’s a (very small) sampling of stories over the year:
• “How has Joe Biden become so unpopular so quickly among Americans?” — New York Times, September 2021
• “Six Theories of Joe Biden’s Crumbling Popularity” — The Atlantic, November 2021
• “Why Biden is so unpopular now?” — Christian Science Monitor, April 2022
• “Why Is Joe Biden So Unpopular?” — U.S. News, January 2022
• “Why is President Biden so unpopular?” — Washington Post, July 2022
• “Biden Has Had a Remarkable First Term. Why Is He So Unpopular, Even With Democrats?” — Newsweek, May 2023
The articles all flop around trying to figure out the answer. The economy is doing so well. Inflation is “coming down.” Jobs are plentiful. Biden passed a huge infrastructure bill. He’s getting tough on climate change.
Even more puzzling is the fact that as a previous CNN poll found, 66% think a Biden win in November 2024 would be a disaster for the country, compared with 56% who said that of a Trump win.
What’s the problem, they ask? Of course, the real reason that media outlets are confused is because they’ve spent the past three years doing everything possible to make Biden more popular.
3- Newt Gingrich said: “At some point, the dam is going to break and even The New York Times and The Washington Post are going to recognize that we have a huge problem on our hands.”
Is that dam going to break? Will the WaPo and NYTimes objectively cover this massive story of government corruption? We are not holding our breath. We are counting on all the alternative media to fill the role of The Fourth Estate.
QUOTE: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes there could be a “criminal family” sitting in the White House following the recent release of an FBI informant file describing a $10 million bribery allegation against President Biden and his son Hunter. Responding to the FD-1023 FBI informant form made public by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) last week, Gingrich speculated that the evidence of alleged wrongdoing could soon become overwhelming.
“What this says to me is that it’s very possible that there was a direct payment to the then-Vice President of the United States,” Gingrich said Saturday.
“At some point, the dam is going to break and even The New York Times and The Washington Post are going to recognize that we have a huge problem on our hands. We may have a criminal family sitting in the White House that took money from foreigners in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and China.”
Gingrich further contended that the Biden family’s overseas business dealings could have drastic repercussions for the country.
“Now, that’s a pretty sobering comment that has huge national security implications and also just basic honesty implications,” he continued.
4- What are the alternatives?
We are big fans of podcasts. You can listen any time, any where. You can pause them and share them.
This is by no means a comprehensive list. We offer you a few to check out. Our advice is to listen to several episodes to get into the style and see if you like it. (Rush always said you had to give him a couple of weeks of listening to get comfortable with him.)
You will not agree with everyone and everything said. We don’t! But we appreciate a full array of ideas in order to come to our own conclusions.
All of these can be found on Apple Podcast app that comes on your phone with a quick look up by the name of the podcast, or by searching on YouTube.
-The Charlie Kirk Show
-The Monica Crowley Podcast
-The Rubin Report
-The Dan Bongino Show
-The Victor Davis Hanson Show
-Red Pilled America
Although not a pure podcast, we suggest that you listen and watch The War Room daily. You can get the episodes on Apple podcasts later in the day. Or you can listen live at WarRoom.org
Of course, what more do you need than the Defending The Republic newsletter three times a week from Substack?
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