Dear Friend of America's Survival,
After 40 years of being a critic, and writing several books on media bias, I think I know something about the media. But it's not just "media bias." It's media bias with a purpose. It all depends on the agenda. Today, media bias can be explained by three things: Trump, guns, and climate change. These are the villains almost every night. Another popular villain is "white nationalism."
Tonight I watched two of the three evening news broadcasts, CBS and NBC. Trump was blamed for the suicide of a farmer. Guns were blamed for the Texas killings. And it was implied that hurricane Dorian was unusual and the result of climate change. This formula repeats itself almost every night.
It would be an understatement to say the coverage was superficial. But it takes a toll. H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., of the Heatland Institute notes that NBC News even ran a story titled “‘Climate grief:’ The growing emotional toll of climate change.” Here's another one: The New York Times: "Climate Change Threatens the World's Food Supply, United Nations Warns"
Senator Bernie Sanders announced on July 9: "Climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Today, I introduced with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a resolution in Congress declaring climate change to be a national emergency. " So what is the answer? Government control of energy. And what is the answer to "gun violence?" Government control of guns.
And what is to be done about farmers killing themselves? Get rid of Trump and his China tariffs.
This is how real mental illness infects society. The media are the transmission belt.
For America's Survival,