The Daily Caller documents 16 Trump killing incidents that never happened. Yet CNN and most of the other media outlets all reported these events as if they did. These incidents were all reported with descriptions such as ‘bombshell’, ‘The walls are closing in’, and ‘impeachment’. Each network describing each fake event with the same exact words, clearly fed to them by a single source. The simple fact that all 16 incidents never happened, never had any verification, and were never vetted did not matter to these news organizations.
Much of the public, having become used to being fed lies, just lapped up these stories as true. For at least these 16 times news outlets sold their view that Donald Trump was finished, doomed to be impeached and most likely would go to jail. In most cases the quiet retractions were unnoticed by the consuming public. These organizations, reporters and journalist have become nothing but mouth pieces for an agenda. In this, they have violated the public trust. Publishing unverified and often clearly untrue stories as news put them in violation of FCC rules regarding communications companies.
“Before we can renew a station’s license, we must first determine whether, during the preceding license term, the licensee has served the public interest, has not committed any serious violations of the Communications Act or the FCC’s rules, and has not committed other violations which, taken together, would constitute a pattern of abuse.”
A pattern of using lies and uncorroborated, unverified stories in order to promote the impeachment of a sitting, duly elected president is a violation of the public interest. When combined with the actions of top FBI and DOJ officials such as John Brennen, James Comey, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, and James Clapper, these organizations literally signed on to promote a coup against president Trump. Three of these have been dismissed from the FBI for lying. Yet even with tainted, proven falsehoods at least 4 of these people have been given a platform on major media without challenge to continue to promote untruths.
Why would major media companies sign on to supporting a plan to take down the president of the United States? Does the idea of support for a progressive ideology alone account for the same identical headlines and the identical false narratives often promoted by CNN, Buzzfeed, MSNBC, NBC and CBS? Or, is there something else fueling the choice not to vet, not to research and not to report on the truth about these narratives.
Clearly in the case of Nicholas Sandman, the 16 year old wearing the ‘hated’ MAGA hat, not one of these outlets bothered to review the whole video. Destroying this kid and creating the idea that MAGA was somehow racist was the prime objective. Truth had no part in the story. Did the story, as with those many other fake outrageous claims for impeachment, drive ratings and advertising dollars. Is that the real motivation? Or are progressive groups actually funding the rise in these unreported stories. I suspect that money, more that anything, plain old corporate profit is the real motivator behind these fake new stories.
The fact that sensation brings viewers is well known. If the truth that the economy has improved, or that unemployment is at historic lows, or that minority employment has improved greatly is boring, why not accuse the president of being a racist. His support for Israel, support for minority opportunity zones, his own family ties being multi ethnic do not matter. Instead the media will parse a few words and create a story that he is racist when his actions, stemming from way before he was president would say otherwise. Does that story bring democratic votes? Who is paying to put that idea out there? Does it somehow increase viewership?
At what point when the border is overrun (as it is now) and reporters families are harmed by drugs or gangs, or murdered by someone who crossed the border illegally will these ‘reporters’ report on that crisis. Will they ignore the ‘Angel Families’ until they themselves become ‘Angel Families’. How much profit is worth the death of an American citizen? The harm in misreporting this one issue is enormous. More than any entity these organizations are responsible for harming the security of this country. Yet, they are not held accountable.
At the minimum their license to broadcast should be placed under scrutiny. They are not serving the public interest. Further, the origins of their coordinated reporting of false narratives needs to be investigated. As long at they purport to be journalists and purveyors of news, not doing the research and corroboration should result in fines and penalties for every false story. In this case no news is bad news.