Remember journalism? This was an archaic art form once practiced by investigative reporters who tried to discover the truth and then inform others of what they found.
While true objectivity is a mirage or an Historian’s joke, once upon a time, there were people who attempted to present the facts and then allow readers, viewers, or listeners to decide for themselves. We called them jour·nal·ists. In today’s hyper-partisan world of Spy vs. Spy corporate tit-for-tat attack media, true journalism has been abandoned. People like James O’Keefe of Project Veritas who actually investigate and report, are treated as tinfoil hat-wearing denizens of the fringe by the hacks infesting the Corporations once known as the mainstream media.
As a case in point, one of the most virulent myths that have metastasized through the chatocracy bouncing like a ping-pong ball from talking head to talking head is the lie that President Donald Trump is a racist who described the neo-Nazis who rallied in Charlottesville, VA, in August 2017 as “fine people.” This Faustian fabrication twists the words of the president, whose statement with regards to the tragic incident in Charlottesville clearly related to those on both sides of the Confederate monument debate.
Judge for yourself. Here are the actual words of the President at a news conference shortly after the Charlottesville incident:
“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.” Then, in answer to a misleading follow-up question, the President further clarified his meaning by stating, “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”
The Democrat media’s blatant rewriting of history, in this case, has been so outrageous it has even earned a challenge by CNN’s political commentator, Steve Cortes, when he stated, “As a man charged with publicly explaining Donald Trump’s often meandering and colloquial vernacular in highly adversarial TV settings, I appreciate more than most the sometimes-murky nature of his off-script commentaries. But these Charlottesville statements leave little room for interpretation. For any honest person, therefore, to conclude that the president somehow praised the very people he actually derided, reveals a blatant and blinding level of bias.”
And if the President was not clear enough about his views at the news conference, his words in a subsequent statement condemning the attack that killed a counter-protestor at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia should have laid the racist talking point to bed. In that statement, the President said, “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
Later, after the shooting in El Paso the President said, “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America.”
In their epic battle to maintain the chains of their nearly universal hold on the Black vote, the Democrats, masquerading as journalists, will go to any lengths to keep the Charlottesville hoax alive. Repeating their lies over and over on every network, and in every newspaper, they hope the width, depth, and volume of their calculated cacophony of criticism will fulfill the cynical belief espoused by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels when he said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
Those who refuse to believe the truth will believe the lie. The denizens of the Deep State swamp know this and the second part of Goebbels’ quote clarifies the goal of their efforts; “The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Truth is their enemy. Truth is our ally. Turn away from the false narrative of the echo chamber commentary and read for yourself the words of our president and watch as Trump negates a nasty narrative.
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens email@example.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens