Conservative author and host Daniel Bobinski says that a free, unbiased press is fundamental to a free society. He declares this during the Sept. 9 episode of his program The Voice of Conservative Values (TVOCV), which airs on Brighteon.TV. Bobinski cites the website Uncover DC, which he is a part of, as a media outlet embodying the values of a free press.
Bobinski begins by quoting the second President John Adams, who wrote how the Constitution was drafted for a “moral and religious people.” The Founding Father wrote in 1798: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
The TVOCV host also says that a free press is part of the values in the mindset put forward by Adams in his 1798 statement. Bobinski, however, laments how most Americans took the concept of press freedom for granted. “A lot of folks use that phrase … just as if it’s taken for granted,” he says.
“Many people don’t realize that prior to our country becoming free [in 1776], printing presses had to be licensed. You had to have [a] license to operate [a printing press]. If the government [is going to license] something, [then] the government [is going to] control [it]. That’s why a free press was mandatory for a free society – and that’s how our founders viewed that,” says Bobinski.
He then welcomes his guest Tracy Beanz, the editor-in-chief and founder of Uncover DC, who talks about how the conservative news outlet set itself apart from other mainstream outlets. Beanz shares that she was an independent journalist for a long time – focusing on the Spygate scandal. The plot involved a spy planted by former President Barack Obama in the administration of his successor, former President Donald Trump.
Beanz eventually reached out to two of her publicist friends, who suggested that she reach out to other media outlets. But she realized: “I’ve always wanted to start my own organization, to bring in actual journalists who do the right thing with integrity. [I wanted to] really have a handle on what comes out and how it is presented, and I don’t want to be told I can’t report on something.” Thus, she established Uncover DC for this purpose.
Beanz tells Bobinski: “We need more people to become active. We need a certain standard set with our information because you can’t make an informed decision unless you have good information.” She also believes that more Americans have woken up to the truth because of the “blatant propaganda” espoused by mainstream media outlets. (Related: That didn’t age well: Wuhan propaganda from MSM laid bare.)
“I think that there is a large percentage of the public now that is becoming more informed about issues because of how blatant the propaganda has become. If we … can be the place where people know they can get actual, factual information they can share with their friends, I am overjoyed. I guarantee you – we’re constantly working to make sure we’re doing the right thing for people that come to us for good facts.”
Bobinski mentions two rules Uncover DC had in place for its journalists. The TVOCV host had his start with the website back in its infancy, subsequently having his own show on Brighteon.tv. These two rules were citing sources to back up arguments and giving more prominence to any corrections for stories.
Bobinski says on the first rule: “[You] want us to cite our sources. We can’t just offer an opinion without citing some sort of data to back it up. [We] want people to see: This is not just our opinions here. We’re basing our presentation on the news [at] Uncover DC on facts.” The host even shares an instance where Beanz returned a piece he made in a hurry, asking him to “cite a few more sources” – something he lauded.
He then moves on to the second rule and asks Beanz to elaborate more on this. She replies: “I made this rule for us: If we ever make a mistake – which we try very hard not to do – we’re going to give the correction more attention than we gave the original story. [We] try not to make any mistakes and I’ve never had to do this yet. But I’m sure one day we will and when we do, we will make sure everyone knows it.”
Beanz mentions recent news stories about Oklahoma hospitals being filled to the brim with patients who overdosed on animal-grade ivermectin as an example of why these two rules were important. These news stories also report that victims of gun violence are “being pushed to the side of the line” to accommodate those who suffer from high strength ivermectin intake.
However, Oklahoma physician Dr. Jason McElyea later clarified that the story was false and that he was misquoted by these mainstream media reports. “As the story ran, it sounded like all of Oklahoma hospitals were filled with people who have overdosed on ivermectin and that’s not the case,” he said.
The Uncover DC editor-in-chief says the stories received much attention from mainstream media outlets at first. When the stories were later debunked as false, mainstream sources did not even issue an apology or retraction. “We have to do better than that, obviously, and I’ve vowed to do that,” says Beanz. (Related: Fact check: Oklahoma hospitals NOT backed up due to ivermectin overdose… it was all a lie pushed by the fake news media.)
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