Suddenly, after a long, long season of the mainstream media only listening to themselves, there emerges a new talking point: Trump supporters are dangerous to the republic because they refuse to listen to anything but pro-conservative commentary and news. The words “echo chamber” are being used.
The left invented the echo chamber! But let’s play along with the condescension we are observing from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, shall we?
Every time someone posts something about Trump, his rallies or ones that support him, election fraud, etc., mama Facebook attaches a propaganda announcement that is the equivalent of a little child who puts her fingers in her ears and repeats, “La, la, la, la, la…” when she doesn’t want to hear an opposing idea. The same can be seen on Twitter (the cesspool of human communication) and YouTube.
Perhaps the best way to describe what we see happening today is abuse of power. Maybe breach of trust would be more accurate.
Never have Americans seen the dissemination of propaganda and misinformation that is being foisted upon the population at this very moment. It used to be that you could get the facts anywhere although the opinions might vary. Then came spin. Now, the major news networks are merely mouthpieces for Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the socialist Democratic party. Sadly, FOX News is now part of the problem.
Faulkner, Francis, Smith, and Cavuto
By now, hopefully you know about the incident on FOX’s Outnumbered where Newt Gingrich was censored when he spoke out against George Soros. If not you can catch up here.
In two different recent incidents, popular FOX on-air personalities have been observed to behave as though they themselves are the arbiters of truth and the validators of evidence.
In a “hot mic” incident, Sandra Smith is off camera but responds condescendingly when she hears Cleta Mitchell, an American lawyer, politician and conservative activist, express her concerns over the validity of the 2020 Presidential election.
Smith is shocked and agitated. As Mitchell exhorts that the networks dont decide who the president is, Smith is stunned: “What? What is happenning? Trace, we’ve called it.” As though their “calling it” is the last word!
In another incident, Neil Cavuto cuts away from a live press conference being held by the White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, who was laying out specifics concerning voter fraud in the election.
Cavuto cuts away from the coverage because he couldn’t “in good countenance continue showing” the audience what was being said! Why? Suddenly, Neil Cavuto is not a journalist but the decider of what news the viewers should see. “I can’t…continue showing you this,” he said, going on to say that if she presents evidence he would allow the press conference to air. Was it news? Yes. But Cavuto decided we didn’t need to know about it until he was able to verify its truthfulness. That’s not his job.
We are nearing a precipice over which we will fall headlong as a nation and from which we will not recover without significant bloodshed if we don’t see present efforts to expose the darkness, fraud, and corruption succeed.