We have waged war on the mainstream media for good reason. They have proven themselves not only to be completely untrustworthy over the years, but also quite dangerous in their reporting on numerous issues. This has never been more apparent than recently, when the mainstream media prematurely reported the Ohio State University terrorist attack as being an act of gun violence. Of course, we all quickly learned that the only gun used in the event was the one fired by the heroic police officer that shot and killed the attacking radical Muslim, but that didn’t stop the left from pushing their agendas.
Jay Syrmopoulos of Blacklisted News reports, “This phenomenon highlights exactly how the ‘fog of war,’ and rush to be the first to report on a story, can result in a story being reported fallaciously. Of course, the narrative sold by the mainstream is that alternative media is unreliable, and thus, corporate media must be relied upon as the standard bearers of ‘truthful and legitimate’ information.”
Conveniently, the mainstream media also managed to completely avoid mentioning the fact that the Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the attacker, was inspired by ISIS and radical Islam in order to carry out his act of terror. Yes, somehow these people managed to take a knife and car assault at the hands of an Islamic terrorist into an assault on the Second Amendment. While this may sound completely irrational — and it certainly is — there is actually a pretty good reason why the Regressive Left did this.
Though we often want to pass these people off as being completely idiotic, they really seem to know what they are doing when it comes to getting the mainstream media to ignore the truth. They constantly manage to distract them from the real story by mentioning something completely unrelated. So while the real story of the OSU situation should have been the fact that an Islamic refugee from Somalia attempted to murder a bunch of innocent people in the name of his twisted religious views, it instead became about whether or not America should enforce gun control.
The fact that the mainstream media are so easily manipulated by the Regressive Left shows all of us that they cannot be taken seriously any longer. During the wake of the “fake news” controversy, it is all too apparent that the alternative media is the legitimate media now. The mainstream has become a joke and it’s time to treat them as such.