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POLL: 60% of Americans Don’t Trust the Media to Tell the Truth

A new poll finds that America’s trust in the media is getting worse, not better.

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A new poll finds that America’s trust in the media is getting worse, not better. Now fully 60 percent say that the media is untrustworthy and won’t report the truth.

To that I have to say… aren’t the other 40 percent paying attention?

The latest Gallup poll found that the media is still losing ground among Americans.

Per Gallup:

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At a time when Americans are relying heavily on the media for information about the coronavirus pandemic, the presidential election and other momentous events, the public remains largely distrustful of the mass media. Four in 10 U.S. adults say they have “a great deal” (9%) or “a fair amount” (31%) of trust and confidence in the media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly,” while six in 10 have “not very much” trust (27%) or “none at all” (33%).

So, only about 40 percent trust the media.

This is the lowest percentage of those who trust the media since Gallup’s 2016 findings when it was down at 32 percent. And trust hasn’t been above 50 percent on the Gallup polls since 2003.

The vaunted independents are also not fans of the crooked media. Only 36 percent of respondents who claimed to be political independents said they trust the media.

More people trust used car salesmen more these days than they trust the left-wing, sold-out, anti-American media, it appears.

… and it should be higher than 60 percent, let’s get real!

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Amazon Prime Cancels Black America Documentary from Conservative Scholar Shelby Steele

Amazon Prime has not only decided to cancel the showing of a documentary about black America by conservative scholar Shelby Steele.

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Amazon Prime has not only decided to cancel its showing of a documentary about black America by conservative scholar Shelby Steele, they also told Steele he would be denied any appeals on the decision.

Steele is a preeminent scholar of American history and its social order and he recently put that expertise to work with a new documentary created with his son, Eli, entitled What Killed Michael Brown?

But, according to a report at the Wall Street Journal, Steele has now been told that his documentary is no longer welcome at Amazon Prime.

Amazon said the movie was rejected because it “doesn’t meet Prime Video’s content quality expectations.” Amazon added that the show isn’t “eligible for publishing” and they “will not be accepting resubmission of this title and this decision may not be appealed.”

It isn’t as if Steele has no credentials. He is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a well-regarded intellectual who has decades of published articles, books, and studies exploring race relations in America.

As National Review noted, “Steele received a National Humanities Medal and won a National Book Critics Circle Award for his essay collection The Content of Our Character.”

Steele also won an Emmy for his documentary, “Seven Days in Bensonhurst,” about Yusef Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered by a white mob in 1989.

Is Stanford now a step lower than talk radio, as far as Amazon Prime is concerned? Are all these prestigious awards mere fluff to the high intellectuals at Amazon Prime?

So, what is going on? It’s all about politics, not the seriousness of the project.

Steele does not spout the left-wing dogma that the half-wits at Amazon like.

Update – Oct. 22

Amazon has reversed its ban on the film and will now stream What Killed Michael Brown.

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CSPAN Suspends Debate ‘Moderator’ Steve Scully After Lie that His Twitter was ‘Hacked’

“Journalist” and presidential debate moderator Steve Scully was suspended by CSPAN after admitting he lied that his Twitter had been “hacked.”

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“Journalist” and presidential debate moderator Steve Scully was suspended by CSPAN after admitting that he lied when he said his Twitter account had been “hacked.”

Scully, who has been a 40-year “journalist” in Washington D.C., was — until now — CSPAN’s senior executive producer and political editor. He was one of the hosts for the network’s “Washington Journal,” and was also picked by the Commission on Presidential Debates to be a debate moderator this year.

Now he is neither.

Why? Because he lied that his biased tweets about Trump. After his tweets were discovered, he claimed he never wrote them and his account was “hacked.”

He has finally admitted that he lied, though.

But, guess what? It wasn’t his fault, he said. He lied because conservatives were mean to him.

Get a load of this nonsense:

“For several weeks, I was subjected to relentless criticism on social media and in conservative news outlets regarding my role as moderator for the second presidential debate, including attacks aimed directly at my family,” Scully wrote. “This culminated on Thursday, October 8th when I heard President Trump go on national television twice and falsely attack me by name. Out of frustration, I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci. The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a controversy, I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.”

See. It isn’t his fault that he lied. Really, really, it isn’t.

Well, CSPAN wasn’t fooled. They dumped him.

And he deserved it.

Once again, Trump was right again:

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Fake News Fraud: NBC’s ‘Undecided Voters’ Appeared Earlier on MSNBC as ‘Biden Supporters’

NBC presented a number of people who claimed to be “undecided” voters, but these are the same people who already said they were Biden Supporters.

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During Joe Biden’s recent NBC “townhall,” the network presented a number of people who claimed to be “undecided.” But it turns out these are the same people who earlier appeared on MSNBC and claimed to be solid Biden Supporters.

NBC aired a supposed townhall on Oct. 5 that featured a lawyer named Peter Gonzalez, and a marketing executive by the name of Ismael Llano. During the Oct. 5 TV event, both Gonzalez and Llano claimed to be “undecided” voters in the telecast.

However, these exact same two men had already appeared on MSNBC in August claiming to be locked-in Biden voters.

As the Washington Free Beacon reported:

Both Gonzalez and Llano, however, were featured in an MSNBC segment in August to explain why they support Biden. “If we get four more years of Trump, good luck, and good luck with the future attracting younger voters,” Gonzalez said as an MSNBC chyron noted he was “voting for Biden.” Llano was also identified as “voting for Biden” and offered praise for the former vice president.

On Monday, NBC’s Lester Holt said that Llano “voted for Hillary Clinton four years ago but has voted Republican in the past.”

By the Beacon’s count, the media has recently presented no less than four other voters as “undecided” even though all four of them have repeatedly attacked Republicans and Trump on their personal social media accounts.

One of them who claimed to be “undecided” has posts on social media calling Trump a “fucking moron,” “pathetic,” “pig,” “swine,” and a “punk ass” on social media. That seems pretty undecided, huh?

Once again, we see the left-media perpetrating a fraud on America all with the singular purpose of destroying Donald Trump.

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Everything Liberals Have Said About the Breonna Taylor Shooting is a Lie

It must be reinforced that every single thing that the liberal media and other leftists have said about the Breonna Taylor shooting is a lie.

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With Wednesday’s indictment of a Louisville police officer, it must be reinforced that every single thing that the liberal media and other leftists have said about the Breonna Taylor shooting is a lie.

The media has gaslighted the American public over the Breonna Taylor shooting. Every claim the leftist media has promulgated as a “fact” in the shooting never happened.

The media has told you that the Louisville Police smashed down Taylor’s door without warning, emboldened by a “no-knock warrant.”

This is untrue. Witness have testified that the police announced themselves at the door of Taylor’s apartment and that the police did not just batter down the door without any warning. In fact, the man who was the first to open fire, Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, has admitted that he heard the police knocking on the door. While he also claims he did not hear them yell that they were the police, the fact that he is admitting that they knocked first means that they did not batter the door down without warning.

Next, the media “reported” that Breonna Taylor was killed lying in her bed wholly unaware about what was happening.

This is another lie. In fact, Taylor had started walking down her hallway toward the living room area when police returned fire at her boyfriend. Taylor fell shot in that hallway. She was not killed in her bed.

Next, media and leftists continue to claim that Taylor was “murdered.” This is also false. Tayler was certainly killed — and you can argue whether or not it was justified. But she was not murdered. Murder has a very specific legal definition. Someone killed during a legal police action is never “murdered.”

Finally, the media has also claimed that the Louisville Police opened fire without cause. Another lie. The fact is, Kenneth Walker fired at the police first. That bullet hit one of the officers in the leg. Only then did the other officers return fire in fear of their lives. Remember, they had no idea how many people were in Taylor’s apartment. For all the officers knew in that split second instance, there could have been any number of possible assailants.

Liberals are furious that no officers were charged with “murder” for killing Taylor. But that is because the police were committing a legal action. The law could not be construed to charge any of the officers with “murder” in this case.

Indeed, if some errant prosecutor was foolish enough and had leveled that charge, it would surely be so easily knocked down in court that it would be a waste of time to offer the charge in the first place.

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‘Washington Post’ Colludes with Big Tech to Ban Pro-Trump Teenagers from Social Media

The anti-free speech ‘Washington Post’ colluded with big tech to track down and cancel a group of teenaged Trump supporters.

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Once again, we see that the media is an enemy to free speech and the American people, this time it’s the Washington Post which colluded with big tech to track down and cancel a group of teenaged Trump supporters.

Needless to say, it is NOT the job of a newspaper to help leftists take away the free speech of teenagers who support Donald Trump. But, the Post’s Isaac Stanley-Becker became an anti-free speech activist instead of a “reporter” when he helped tar the teens as “Russian bots” and helped social media shut down their Internet accounts.

As Breitbart News reported:

The article goes to great lengths — even interviewing PhDs — to compare the teenagers to “bots,” even though the article presents no evidence that any accounts were not operated by humans, and to “Russian trolls,” even though the article acknowledges that the people in charge of the accounts were Americans.

The article also casts normal behavior of political activists, like reading from a shared list of talking points, as somehow unusual. The Washington Post labels the act of paying people to repeat political messages — a standard feature of virtually all major political campaigns — as “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”

The anti-American Isaac Stanley-Becker then contacted Facebook and Twitter and demanded that they shut down the teenagers’ accounts.

Unsurprisingly, the free speech-hating social media giants followed their orders and canceled the accounts.

One of the teens the Washington Post improperly smeared said she could not understand why the paper targeted her and her family.

“It’s sick that the Washington Post and Twitter are working together to take away my right to free speech,” Paige Noonan told Breitbart.

“It’s stupid and dumb,” said Brent Hamilton, another activist whose account was banned, according to Breitbart. “They call us ‘Russian bots,’ which we’re obviously not. We’re American and Arizonan, writing about what we believe in.”

“It’s censoring free speech. What we’re saying isn’t bad. We’re not spamming… we’re saying what we believe in — actual, fact-based information,” he said.

It is not the job of an American newspaper to act like an American Stasi and to hunt down and destroy the free political speech of Americans.

But that is where the U.S. media is today.

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CNN Alters a 1970s Era Photo of Biden to Get Rid of Washington Redskins Logo

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CNN used a doctored photo from the 1970s of Joe Biden and his son who was wearing a cap that originally had the logo of the Washington Redskins on it — now edited out.

In its hagiographic fluff piece entitled, Fight for the White House: Joe Biden’s Long Journey, the cable “news” network used a photo of then Senator Biden with Beau, his then pre-teen son, laying his head on daddy’s chest. Beau was sporting a stocking cap with the Redskins logo on it in the original photo.

But in the CNN puff piece, suddenly Beau’s hat was just red with no Redskins logo on it.

The airbrushing of the Redskins logo to make Biden’s history more “correct” is like something out of Orwell!

Remember how Orwell put it in his seminal book, 1984:

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.

Now, Stalin-like, CNN is helping Joe Biden airbrush out the things Joe wants you to forget.

As to CNN, the network is blaming Biden and saying he gave them the photo doctored like that.

Per The Hill:

CNN source confirmed in an email to The Hill Wednesday that the photo that was aired by the network had been sent by the Biden campaign for the special.

“As with any biographical documentary, we ask the subject for photos and videos. We received this picture and many others from the Biden campaign, and any additional inquiries should be sent their way. Future airings will include the original photo,” the CNN source said in an email.

Biden’s people tried to claim that they were trying not to break “copyright laws.”

Asked about the photo, a Biden aide said, “We removed the image because it is copyrighted, as is a very common practice on campaigns.”

Oh, come on. That is as weak an excuse as you can get!

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WATCH Disturbing Video of the Many Times Liberals Called for Violence Against Republicans

THIS video is disturbing: This video proves that it is the left, not the right, that goes around calling for the maiming and death of their opponents.

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THIS video is disturbing: This video proves that it is the left, not the right, that goes around calling for the maiming and death of their opponents.

Liberals always call for violence against their opponents even as the media claims it is conservatives who are spouting “dangerous rhetoric.”

The media accuses the right of being “dangerous” every day. They claim there are “right-wing militias,” and violent conservatives wandering around out there making life perilous for those innocent Democrats.

Remember when the whole of the leftist media establishment went crazy accusing Sarah Palin of advocating for the death of Democrats because she had an electoral map on her website that had target symbols over Democrats she wanted to beat on Election Day?

The claim was false, of course, but that didn’t stop the media from claiming that Palin was “inciting violence.”

But this video shows that it is really the left that incites violence against conservatives:

Liberals are liars. So are their media lapdogs.

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