It’s only pro­pa­ganda

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

Once upon a time, we had (mostly) jour­nal­ists in the main­stream me­dia. No more. Slanted sto­ries based on shady in­for­ma­tion aimed at push­ing an agenda seem to be the norm now. It is not just fake news; it is of­ten dis­in­for­ma­tion and dis­torted “news.”

We keep hear­ing about immigration but that is not the real story. It is il­le­gal immigration that is the fo­cus of bor­der con­trol and pol­icy dis­cus­sions. It seems en­forc­ing the long-ex­ist­ing laws and sup­port­ing or­derly immigration doesn’t sup­port the agenda of the largely left­ist me­dia, so they con­stantly paint those want­ing the laws of the United States en­forced as be­ing anti-im­mi­grant in­stead of telling the truth re­gard­ing il­le­gal immigration.

Cli­mate change/global warm­ing. Yep, it is hap­pen­ing. Cli­mate change is al­ways hap­pen­ing—short- and longterm. We are about 11,000 years or so on our way out of an ice age; of course the earth is warm­ing. The real ques­tion is how much, if any, has hu­man ac­tiv­ity af­fected the warm­ing? Will it make any dif­fer­ence if hu­mankind re­verts to Flint­stone-like liv­ing? Do we re­ally need to de­stroy our economies or change our life­styles for what might be a frac­tion of a per­cent of warm­ing? The me­dia agenda wants us to think that we can stop the warm­ing if we would only … what­ever the fla­vor of the day is for the cure.

Gun crime is an­other fa­vorite dis­tor­tion. Across the coun­try there are thou­sands of gun laws. Crim­i­nals break the law—that’s what they do. It ap­pears the new left­ist me­dia wants to make law-abid­ing cit­i­zens crim­i­nals by at­tack­ing their guns rather than do­ing some­thing about the real crim­i­nals.

I shouldn’t even men­tion their fas­ci­na­tion of Rus­sia, Rus­sia, Rus­sia and Trump with­out men­tion­ing the ac­tual con­nec­tions with the DNC and the Clin­tons. Again, men­tion­ing the left’s deal­ings with Rus­sia doesn’t pro­mote the anti-right agenda.

News. No, not re­ally. With few ex­cep­tions, just pro­pa­ganda for the left. MARK BARNHARD

Lit­tle Rock

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