Mainstream Tunnel Vision
by Matthew Ung
There is a lot of blame going around in politics this season. The divide in our country is marked and bitter. Why can’t we all just get along? Well, I’m going to tell you one big reason. Our mainstream media is fueling the class warfare so shamefully pushed by the Democrats. While they demonize the rich and mollify the poor, they abandon breaking news and actual reporting, especially at the international level and specifically if that news makes the Obama administration look bad.
What do I mean? Some of the more recent high-profile examples are these: it was the French media who told us that our Ambassador to Libya was assassinated while on duty. It was the British media who told us that our government knew about the attacks beforehand and didn’t beef up security on the anniversary of 9/11.
Meanwhile, America mainstream news was covering the Republican nominee’s response to the situation and spinning the fabrication that the chaos and murder was because of a irrelevant Youtube video.
Something is wrong when you can get more relevant and unbiased news from your Facebook/Twitter feed than from prime time cable news. How many of you begin the day by watching any of the “major” newscasts or on their websites? I’d take a guess, not many of you reading this today can even remember the last time you watched alphabet soup news.
But to the rest: Wake up, mainstream news watching America! Obama’s “Arab Spring” uprisings are bearing fruit–and it’s deadly. Touted as a “democracy movement,” your tax dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood have resulted in Christians being crucified on trees in Egypt. Both the United States and Israel has lost an ally. Ironically, Obama couldn’t even go to Cairo to give a class warfare speech today. He wouldn’t be invited.
But you’ll never hear about this in the mainstream. They are busy spinning for the regime.
While our government and media tells us that Islamofascists never would have murdered our Ambassador if someone didn’t make a cheap YouTube video, the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Civil Rights just testified before your Congress—and refused to assure your representatives that Obama’s “Justice Department” will never seek to criminalize free speech.
Did you hear about that on ABC, NBC, or CBS? Our government refused to say it would protect the first amendment of the US Constitution . . . but they won’t report that (unless it was a Republican who said it).
Our Republic is supposed to elevate freedom of speech and religion, and protect it. Conversely, Sharia Law says “If you don’t agree Islam is a peaceful religion, we will kill you.” But in our mainstream media, Sharia gets the rosy glow while our government apologizes for our right to free speech.
Meanwhile, our questions go unanswered, because they go unasked by our media. Come to think of it, we couldn’t trust the answers even if we got them.