This article was written by a journalist for THE RHINO TIMES in Greensboro, North Carolina who is a Democrat (confirmed by TRUTHORFICTION.COM). It is an excellent summation of the state of the American news media. This is nothing new. Our news media has slanted the news as far back as I can remember (which goes back to around 1970 when I became interested in world events and politics). I became disgusted as a pre-teen with the distortions and outright lies of the media. The most blatant lies were perpetrated by the television news networks, and this was of course before cable news, about the Vietnam war. Primarily CBS News kept on giving the American public on how we were being defeated in Vietnam, and the sick, morbid body count was heard daily. CBS News made one mistake that began my questioning them - their video was of the SAME AIRCRAFT CRASH over and over again. I said at the time it was either the same airplane, which looked like a C-130, or the soldier standing in the lower right hand corner really got around! It was obviously the same man while the newscaster was leading the American public to believe that these were different photos of different crashes. After listening to the BBC World News for a while on shortwave radio, I found stark differences between the accounting of the war by our media and theirs. I finally drew the conclusion, and told a number of my friends, that the only thing one could count on in this news coverage was that there was a war in Vietnam. Beyond that, we had no way of knowing what was fact or fiction. The same holds true today.
Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights?
By Orson Scott Card
October 5, 2008