By Thornton Crowe
Many are confused now days as fake news continues to flow forth from the mainstream media - its torn apart our society and caused many unnecessary stress and upheaval. For those of you who frequent the social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, see it all the time. Unnamed sources and flat out ginned up stories are overloading the digital matrix so much, no one knows what to believe anymore.
Jim Acosta's lack of journalistic integrity...
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Notice the one correcting the record got only 68 returns while the damning fake news tweet got 1,202. Therefore, it's a safe assumption most don't know the President did go to fallen Senator Scalise's room to visit him. Most believe the President did this for 'show' without any meaning.
Acosta makes these mistakes daily (sometimes hourly) but is unapologetic about misleading the few people who still follow the failing news network. Yet, he still wonders why the Trump Administration doesn't 'cow down to him at pressers.'
This brainwashing is also evident from some of comments found here on Salisbury News. Go read them; you'd be amazed at the misinformed rambling nonsense from locals. Everything from tin foil theories to flat out denials about truthful events in spite of pictorial evidence. The sad bit is most of you are probably not aware because of Trump's discussions with top corporations, he's bring jobs back from China at a rapid rate. For example, Apple is now looking at states like Wisconsin to be their manufacturing base for iPhone. This could be happening here in Maryland but unfortunately, even if it were, we wouldn't know bones about it because of WBOC and WMDT's fascination with Trump vilification.
Isn't it disheartening our President feels the necessity to tweet knowing that if he didn't, no one would have any clue what's going on? The real shame is he has to do this at a high opportunity cost because every minute he tweets progress reports to us, is a minute taken away from making new strides on our behalf. Thus, it's become a necessary loss liter due to a dishonest media.
It's not just national, kids...
Our local media is just as guilty of this bias reporting stylistic and it's ever-present when it comes to local politicians. They pay attention to the machinations of Day and Cannon yet, ignore or vilify most everyone else whose working to make your lives better. They don't cover the truth about their schemes and sweetheart deals. Instead, they lead you to believe Jake and company are standup people who are making it all happen here!
Think about it: our mayor employs six people to defuse negative press about City Hall, yet if he did his job, he wouldn't have to employ them at all. These people are actually paid to make comments on Salisbury News (which seldom get cleared) so you don't believe the truth about the sweetheart dealings at your expense or the other nonsense that goes on in his office.
Here's a reality break: You work 5 (some 6) out of every 12-month calendar year to pay your taxes and this is what you're getting in return at City Hall. Frankly, you should be outraged at this gross abuse and wasteful sloth!
But it's not just media or the politician's fault. We must shoulder some of the blame, too, because we allow them to form our inferences rather than educating ourselves on the facts.
Why do we, free intelligent thinkers, allow them to play us for fools?
Isn't it time we started thinking for ourselves rather than run with the herd?