Notice the two headlines below, both of which concern the same news story, which can be seen in the video above.
The first is from a conservative alternative news outlet:
Democratic Congresswoman Says U.S. Is Funding And Arming ISIS http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/10/democratic-congresswoman-says-u-s-is-funding-and-arming-isis/
The second is from a liberal mainstream media news outlet:
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill To Halt U.S. Arms Supplies To Syrian Allies https://n.pr/2h9pv2b
There’s a big difference between “ISIS” and “Syrian Allies”, is there not?
What are we to make of news like this? After watching the video, what do you think would be a proper headline for an article about this?
“U.S. Is Funding And Arming ISIS” is far more accurate than “Halt U.S. Arms Supplies To Syrian Allies” which is, in fact, deceptive.
Does the average person in the USA believe al Qeada and ISIS are US allies in Syria? Is this what the mainstream media tells us? That al Qaeda and ISIS are on our side? Hardly.
I’ve written before about how news writers and editors will make sure the headline of a story will be written in such a way as to communicate all they want you to know, without your having to read the story. Because they know most people only read headlines, and don’t bother reading the stories.
There’s been a lot of talk about “fake news” lately, most of which concerns what used to be called “internet rumors”, which is nothing new. But the “fake news” talk has created something of a backlash, with many people now excoriating the mainstream media for proffering its own version of fake news (i.e., state propaganda).
This recent article written by Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is worth reading:
The Fake News Fake Story http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-fake-news-fake-story/
When we live in a world that presents us with two opposite views of what is supposed to be reality, what are we supposed to do in order to make sense of our world?
Are we on the same side as ISIS and al Qaeda in Syria? If we are, what does this mean?
Are the US government and its mainstream media allies speaking with a forked tongue?
I think they are. They want us to believe ISIS and al Qaeda are a terror threat, while at the same time arming, training, and funding ISIS and al Qaeda in their terror attacks against the people of Syria.
I, for one, and ashamed to be an American. I hope this “fake news” fiasco is the beginning of the end of the US government and their mainstream media allies. I’m sick to death of the myth that we are “the good guys” when the whole world, except us, knows we’re not.
It’s time for Americans to climb out of their mainstream media bubble and find the truth.