As if at this point we need more proof that our news media is garbage.
We really don’t. But here we are.
The breathless news media is all a-flutter because of a video meme created in 2018 that depicts Donald Trump shooting up a church where the congregants have the logos of news media outlets superimposed over their faces.
And it’s a threat to the media!!! It puts their lives in danger!!!
I haven’t seen the video which, again, has been around since 2018. But apparently it was included in a “meme exhibit” at this weekend’s American Priority Conference’s AMPFest19 in Florida.
The New York Times caught wind of it and wrote an apoplectic, pearl-clutching article. It had all the necessary story points.
It was a video meme that showed journalists as victims.
It was shown at a pro-Trump event.
And the pro-Trump event took place at a Trump-owned property.
Therefore, it is all the fault of that evil Orange Man!!!
Within no time, every blue checkmark “journalist” was on Twitter wailing and gnashing their teeth over this “incitement of violence against journalists” that nobody saw until the New York Times publicized it.
The hypocrisy isn’t hard to miss. Because if any group has perfected the art of selective outrage, it is our garbage news media.
Just this past week, violent Leftists attacked Trump supporters on their way out of Trump’s campaign rally in Minneapolis. It wasn’t a ham-handed video meme, but actual living, breathing people being set upon by actual people committing actual violence.
Where was the New York Times when that happened?
Where were all the pearl-clutching blue checkmark “journalists” on Twitter decrying actual violence against ordinary Americans whose only “crime” was attending a Trump rally?
I’ve written about this before – how the media becomes super upset about imaginary violence from the Right, yet turns a blind eye to actual violence from the Left.
A video meme depicting imaginary violence is in poor taste. But no people were harmed in the making of it.
Actual violence harms actual people.
Yet I don’t see the New York Times getting outraged over it, do you?
A man went to a ballpark and opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers. And that story quickly disappeared from the news cycle.
But some anonymous meme maker creates a video in 2018 that barely anyone saw (until now — thanks New York Times!) and the news media is fit to be tied.
Keep in mind, in October 2018, the New York Times published a fictional essay about President Trump being assassinated by a Secret Service agent and a Russian.
Did Maggie Haberman denounce that? Was she concerned that the New York Times might be inciting violence against the President?
The “journalists” now wetting themselves over a video meme that nobody saw until Maggie Haberman gave it a national platform didn’t say boo about the assassination porn published in the New York Times.
Brian Stelter (the very same CNN host who invited a psychiatrist on his show to accuse Donald Trump of being worse than Hitler or Mao, whose own network has defended and praised the actual violence of Antifa and whose fellow hosts have accused Trump supporters of being Nazis, White Supremacists and terrorists) is now in a tizzy over a video meme from 2018.
This is why I do not take their freak-outs seriously.
Our news media is garbage. Their selective outrage is transparent.
And their freak-out over this video also exposes their phony horror over the Kurds who, just yesterday, these idiots were clutching their pearls and howling over. Yet today, the Kurds are all but forgotten because of a video meme created in 2018 that nobody saw until the New York Times promoted it.
But the reason for their outrage over the video meme is the same as the reason for their outrage over the Kurds: Orange man bad.
That’s it. That’s their only motivation.
Which explains why they yawn at incidents of actual violence perpetrated against Trump supporters.
Violence — real or imagined — that doesn’t serve the garbage media’s purposes gets ignored.
Are you ready for even more irony?
ABC News showed video purportedly depicting “Slaughter in Syria.” But the video in question was actually footage from 2017 filmed during the “Knob Creek Machine Gun shoot.”
So, if you’re following along, the same news media that is outraged over a clip from a movie being used to depict something else are using a clip from a video to depict something else.
One of those things doesn’t hide the fact that it is a meme.
The other – the one from ABC News – is flat-out lying and hiding the fact that the video they show is not what they claim.
Which one is truly a threat to a free and independent press?
Listen, our news media is garbage.
They are garbage.
And it doesn’t escape my notice that their pearl-clutching and howling over a video that has been in existence for over a year is all happening just hours before Project Veritas drops their latest exposé exposing CNN.
Our garbage media are manipulative propagandists.
As Jesse Kelly often puts it, nothing you see is real.
Like, for example, this viral video of a Kurdish mother cradling her “dead” child.
Yeah. The child is alive. The video is fake.
Because our news media is garbage.
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