‘MEDIA LIES THAT RADICALIZED THE VIOLENT LEFT’
Liberal strategists, it seems, have weaponized certain news headlines to convince the American public that President Trump and Republicans in general are an evil bunch. It is a powerful and ongoing campaign — talking points tossed like incendiary devices into news coverage. Some are worse than others, however. Megan Fox, a columnist for PJ Media, has identified the top-six strategic headlines, which she says are “media lies that radicalized the violent left.”
Her meticulous analysis is lengthy, citing examples from The New York Times, CNN and other sources. In essence, however, here are the half-dozen headlines she says feeds the outrage:
“Trump is colluding with Russia!”, “Donald Trump hates the planet and so do all Republicans,” “Republicans hate gays,” “Republicans have launched a war on women’s health,” “Republicans want you to DIE,” and finally, “Nationalism is synonymous with racism.”
Much of the news media itself, of course, enables this effort, which has been around for a while, and grown in intensity. Consider that 31 years ago, veteran media researcher Robert Lichter examined voting records of what he termed the “media elite” to find that 81 percent to 94 percent of the nation´s journalists voted Democratic in presidential elections from 1964 to 1976. Since then, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Times, the Freedom Forum and other organizations have also tracked the liberal leanings of the press with similar findings; one report found that 90 percent of the White House press corps voted Democratic. And according to ongoing analysis of polling data by Indiana University, only 7 percent of journalists now say they are Republicans.