Alex Jones is a conspiracy theorist supporting the right-wing. He is nothing more. His credibility is below zero. Any agency which claims legitimacy and reports any comment by this traitor to America is fake news and must be boycotted by real Americans.
Will Sommer, reporting for the sketchy ‘Daily Beast,’ is offering credence to Alex Jones who is a supporter of one of Trump’s circle of sinners, Roger Stone. Allowing a man who hates America to voice his opinion is unacceptable.
The fourth estate is virtually non-existent. Freedom of the press is only valid when it reports the truth; facts. Our founding fathers believed that a free press; a group of men with journalistic integrity; was paramount to ensuring that our government was free from corruption. This first amendment right is now allowing anyone, in any form of media, to spread lies and influence the electorate.
Sadly, broadcast news has become complicit in the failures of our news services. Advertising dollars have become more important than the truth. CBS, ABC, and NBC have followed the lead of Fox Noise which has been a right-wing propaganda machine since 1986. Profit has become more important than the United States of America.
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to allow the right-wing to place ads on his social media outlet, knowing that they were blatant lies which would influence uninformed voters, I cringed. This is the same action taken in the 2016 election by Russian agents who were partly responsible for Trump’s victory in the Electoral College. Sadly, this antiquated and unfair law failed the majority of Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.
Throughout the 2016 campaign the mainstream media offered five-times more coverage to Trump than all other candidates combined. Consider this reality for just a few minutes. It is a fact that most Americans cast their ballots based on what the see and hear on the “boob tube;” aptly nicknamed. Without this failed media outlet, Trump would have lost by a huge majority in the Electoral College and the popular vote.
Here’s the bottom line; the only fact which matters. The President of the United States is required to represent all Americans; regardless of their party affiliation and the ‘color’ of the state in which they reside. Therefore, it is mandatory that the people elect the president, not a small group of men and women who are allowed to decide the future of America. Every vote must count, and the Electoral College denies the legitimacy of millions of votes every four years.
A final fact which politicians and the media don’t want you to know. If the people elected the president, a Democrat would be living in the White House today and would have been since 1993. Bill Clinton won the popular vote in 1992 and 1996. Al Gore won the popular vote in 2000. Barrack Obama won the Popular vote in 2008 and 2012. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016. The only exception in that 24-year period is “W’s” second term in 2004 which would never have become a reality if Al Gore became the president in 2000.
The truth lives here; please tell everyone. I will never post my articles on Facebook again. Zuckerberg has chosen to be an agent of the Republican Party.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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