Freedom of the “fake news” Press.

Freedom of the press. It’s a foundation block in the building of our republic. The intent of the Founders of our nation was that there were three branches of government, and the 4th estate was the press. The newspapers of the 1700s were brutal on government officials Often, they lied. Many of their stories were fabricated.

Fake news is still prominent, but the medium has changed. The press of today is primarily the TV networks and all of them are owned by just four companies. They all, (the so-called mainstream media) have socialist, left-leaning philosophies. A good example is the current hoopla about the corona virus. One news source called it “Trump’s Virus.” Never mind that only one elderly person in the U.S. has died, and less than 2 dozen cases have been reported in our country. Any panic or hysteria the press can muster up to damage President Trump’s election in November is fair game for our press.

Another example is the slaying of the worst terrorist in the world, General Soleimani. Let’s put political correctness aside for a moment and be honest. Other than the mentally unstable people, who is it that is causing terror attacks in the world? It’s Arabs. Our president has saved thousands of lives all over the world (while sparing innocent bystanders) by slaying Soleimani.

And what happens? We had the press, defending and the terrorist and calling our president a murderer. What kind of insanity is that? “Oh, God help us,” the news pundits scream. “Trump killed Soleimani. Now Iran is going to attack us!!!” Think about it. We’re talking about Iran and Iraq where the peasants wipe their asses with their fingers and then eat with the same hand. Does anybody with a brain really think that pissant countries like Iran and Iraq are going to attack America?

It was Saudi Arabs who hijacked planes and hit us on 9/11.Saudi Arabians. So, Bush invades Iraq. Why Iraq? It was Saudis who killed 3,000 Americans. We now have a president with common sense. A man who believes in massive retaliation. If Arabs kill Americans, they die.

Let’s consider the Arab mindset. Have you seen the tall spires of Dubai? Lovely skyscrapers touching the clouds. But they have no sewers. When you flush the toilet on the 29th floor it goes down a pipe to waiting dump trucks in the basement. When the trucks are full of effluent, they race out into the desert and dump it. That is Arab mentality.

For the first time in modern history the leader of our country opened talks with the communist regime of North Korea. And what do we hear on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and read in the papers? “Oh, my god, Trump is getting us into a war!” North Korea’s leader is a stubborn kid, but he is not crazy. A war started by North Korea with the U.S. would last less than an hour and North Korea would be a bug cloud of black smoke.

When our president calls the TV news and newspapers “fake news” he is correct. There is no objective source of news for the ill-informed people who watch CNN and the other cable channels. You don’t need to be bombarded by lies 24 hours a day. Try this. Do not watch ANY news channel (other than OAN) for a week. You won’t miss ANYTHING, and you will feel much better. I haven’t watched a major network for over a year and yet I’m up to date enough to write this blog. That should tell you something.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on and available from . .
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