The 21st century has seen extraordinary events involving pandemics, riots, impeachment attempts, international threats, and other near-apocalyptic issues. Much of the media’s presentation of related news has reflected partisan views rather than actual facts.
Reporting on foreign affairs has been tainted by the goal of many journalists to divert federal spending away from the military and towards social programs. To this end, reality is ignored. China has escalated its military spending faster than either the USSR or the USA at the height of the Cold War. It openly threatens its neighbors, and actually has sent its naval vessels to illegally lay claim to their territory. It has developed a formidable nuclear force.
Russia, thanks to an arms treaty signed by Obama, owns the world’s largest nuclear force. Iran’s leadership consistently chants “Death to America.” All that is downplayed, because to admit it would mean that the Left, which essentially owns most of the major media outlets, is irresponsible in its attempt to underfund the U.S. military, which still suffers significantly from the Obama Administration’s years of cutbacks.
Trump derangement syndrome has made coverage of the pandemic ludicrous. The COVID-19 virus began in China, and the Beijing regime hid the information from the rest of the world, allowing its citizens from the most affected regions to travel across the planet. President Trump stopped travel from China when all this was discovered, and was branded a “racist” and “xenophobe” for doing so. The Democratic leadership of America’s largest city, New York, ignored the threat and actually encouraged people to take the subways and attend crowded events. It soon became the planetary epicenter of the contagion. But the media casts Trump as being responsible for the epidemic.
The House hearings on Democrat charges of Russian Collusion nearly tore America apart, but the charge made no sense and had no basis from the start. Despite a complete lack of evidence and charges proven to be completely false, the media clings to the collusion narrative that led to the impeachment hearings. To admit their bias and error would be too painful an admission.
On another irrational note, The Trump Administration’s economic policies produced the lowest unemployment rate for blacks in history. Its policies to stop illegal immigration directly assist African-American communities in a variety of ways. It has appointed Blacks to major positions. But the media has decided that it is racist, because the Democratic Party “owns” the black vote, and anything that threatens that plantation mentality contradicts the media narrative that the Trump Administration doesn’t help blacks.
As a Ballotpedia study reveals, 75.4% of the population of the top 100 cities lived in cities with Democratic mayors. Of the top 10 cities, only San Diego has a Republican mayor. Cities with serious racial incidents, including Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, all have Democratic mayors. The media ignores the fact.
Equally ludicrous is the allegation that the Trump Administration favors the wealthy. Until COVID struck, the Trump Administration achieved the best unemployment rate in about half a century. His policies to force industries to move back to the U.S. from abroad are unprecedented. The bulk of plutocrat donations go to his opponents. But the media has decided that Trump is for the rich, not the middle class or the poor, because, while lowering taxes for all, he also pushed lower taxes for corporations, which were previously moving out of the U.S. to more tax-friendly nations, and taking their jobs with them.
Most of the media has essentially abandoned the concept of honesty, and serves largely as a spokesman for leftist organizations.
Frank Vernuccio serves as editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy & Government.