Why no one trusts main­stream news

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

Last Wed­nes­day I heard mul­ti­ple ra­dio com­mer­cials from the AARP hys­ter­i­cally at­tack­ing the Se­nate’s health-care bill and urg­ing West Vir­ginia vot­ers to call Sen. Shel­ley Moore Capito and pres­sure her to op­pose the bill. This morn­ing, as Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell was still on the floor of the Se­nate mak­ing his very first pub­lic state­ments about the bill, many main­stream-me­dia out­lets were pub­li­ciz­ing a poll in which large num­bers of Amer­i­cans op­pose the bill.

How the main­stream me­dia and AARP man­aged to get those things done be­fore the bill was ever made avail­able to even most mem­bers of the Se­nate is in­deed a mir­a­cle for the ages. One need not be a trained in­ves­ti­ga­tor to ob­serve that both of those moves were in­ten­tion­ally mis­lead­ing and their con­tent false. The main­stream me­dia and its al­lies — such as the AARP — have again shown so clearly why nearly no one in Amer­ica trusts any­thing they say. Ob­vi­ously, both were in­ten­tion­ally ly­ing to neg­a­tively im­pact pas­sage of the Se­nate bill. And the Democrats, who are at­tached at the hip with the main­stream me­dia, still can­not un­der­stand why they con­tinue los­ing elec­tions and will do so well into the fu­ture.

BOB SE­GAL Burke, Va.

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