I have said it time, and time again the news is toxic. Everything you read or hear is suspect. Are they just telling you the facts or are they practicing yellow journalism?
There was a reporter who I knew personally that years ago reported that the scanners at the airport were safe and not as invasive as the pictures were showing.
I know better, and I called her on it accusing her of practicing yellow journalism.
What is Yellow Journalism?
Basically, it is half-truths.
“Officer, did you try to stop the bank robber?”
“Did you pull your service revolver?”
“Did you pull the trigger?”
“And the bank robber still got away with the money?”
“Your excused officer.”
“Boy, I am sure glad they didn’t ask me if my gun was loaded. I keep my one bullet in my pocket just in case.” He thought.
That is an example of yellow journalism. Albeit fictitious and oversimplified.
My friend was telling the world via the news media that the scanners at the airport were safe and one would get more radiation at flying at altitude than using the scanner.
The lie or half-truth is that they are two different kinds of radiation. Flying at altitude is cosmic radiation which is known to cause skin cancer.
Many Pilots get skin cancer from spending many hours above 30,000 feet. If you are a frequent flyer, go see a dermatologist regularly.
“You really do get used to having people examine all of you…NA, not really!” On my last visit, she looks at me in the face as I sat there with that flimsy paper gown falling off and shakes my hand and says. “It was nice to see you again…” Think about that one. She had just finished examining every nook and cranny. Rude bits included. “Nice?” I know, I am overreacting.
The kind of radiation that the scanners at the airport use are ionizing radiation which penetrates your body much more in-depth and does more damage than that of cosmic radiation. Yes, your chromosomes and DNA can be messed with. From cancers to who knows what.
What does that do to your eyes? Can it heat up the internal structures of the eyes causing them to get cataracts or maybe stop functioning as they normally would? I know, let’s ask someone in the news who has stock in the company that makes the machines, that will certainly get us the truth!
And then there is in some back room someone looking at everybody’s naked body one at a time. While I would imagine that they would become numb to it after a bit, the powers that be, are lying to us.
Is the old Jack Nicholson quote true? “Can we not handle the truth?”
Goddammit, this is America, not some third world dictatorship! Or is it?
What brought this to the forefront is the media and their complicit passion of assisting the liberal hooligans who want to disarm Americans and sell their poison using every disaster that happens as a wedge to pit one American against another. Then you have paid operatives who stir the animus created on both sides to further the schism that they have created. The chasm is already so deep that a Trump voter had best not tell anyone who he voted for. Did you see the guy get pulled out of his car and beat up because he had a Trump/ Pence sticker on it?
Today there was a politician railing against guns. He called the rifle “fully semi-automatic.”
I am sorry you ignorant moron, the non-shooting public may be traumatized by your rhetoric but the “truth” is, it is either fully automatic or semi-automatic. I have no effing idea what a fully semi-automatic weapon is. It is kind of like being fully half naked. I am either dressed or naked, not both.
How about clam chowder soup? It is either chowder or soup.
How do they find these morons to interview? Do they give them a script?
Lies and half-truths are to manipulate the voters. They need to tie all gun violence to the NRA and the Republicans. Entirely a false narrative but so many will hear “fully semi-automatic” and say, “we need more gun control!” Not having a clue that what the moron just said was bullshit!
I really do want accountability in the press. They should not be able to knowingly lie to you. In government parlance that would be collusion.
What are the long-term politicians afraid of?
Do you want to know who is crooked in DC?
I can tell you an easy way to determine who. While this may not be 100% accurate, I bet it is at least 95% correct.
Those that are squealing the loudest like a pig stuck under a gate, foolishly not supporting our president are most likely the ones that need to go. Their gravy train with biscuit wheels is being threatened by a man who cannot be bought.
Do you realize how many people have run for office on getting term limits passed and it has never happened?
It is time for the crooks to be prosecuted and those long-term “politicians” to go home.
When the media is in bed with the snakes in the swamp, we the American people are the victims.
- Is it time to look at how we elect our “rulers” and lawmakers?
- It is past time to look into the appointed demigods who think that they know better than you?
- Is it time to hold the press accountable for creating this rift between the American people?
- Is it time to tell comedians that they are not funny when they poke half of all Americans in the eye with a stick?
If you want to take over a country, you control or dismantle the press. In war times they took out the transmitting towers. They jammed the airways keeping the people from hearing the truth. Some countries do not allow any outside input to get to their citizens to keep them in line. Of course, they also do not have any weapons, so they are entirely subjugated by the ruling class. We are headed that way, and our press is complicit with those that want to destroy this country. Why?
- If you voted for Trump, good for you.
- If you voted for Hillary, good for you.
- If you voted for Bernie, Bless your heart but, good for you.
At least you voted!
I would like to see legislation passed to hold the press accountable for knowingly spreading lies and propaganda. Whether it is for ratings or some darker more nefarious purpose, it is time to stop the hate, and that starts with the media.
It should not make any difference which network you watch. The news should be the news. Journalism in our country seems dead at the moment, and I believe that the community organizing of one community against the other is to blame for it.
Like labeling on cigarettes, if some talking head is “opinion” based a label on the screen should alert the viewer “Caution what you are looking at and listening to is biased opinion and not necessarily the truth.”
Who is behind this community organizing? Who is spreading so much vile hate and ugliness? Who is promoting these lies and myths at the expense of children?
Hold these people accountable.
That is all!
I am going back to writing fantasy as I create the rules, the settings, the relationships and I can kill whoever I want to! I can also love whoever I want to. There is power in the pen, and that is doubly true for the keyboard and a fertile imagination.
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If you have a comment, feel free to agree, disagree or just say hello. Please keep it civil as I really am about stopping the hate. Hate is toxic!
Love will fix a lot of blunders and just stupid prejudices, and that is what I am about. There is no room on this earth for bigotry and hate, and it starts with you; Love someone.
Much Love -TW