- - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

When President Trump complained repeatedly that the media was biased and reported fake news, it sent repercussions throughout the press. Of course, not all news is fake news, as Mr. Trumps says, but there is extreme bias within the mainstream press, which distorts accurate reporting and sometimes leads to lies.

For example, remember Mr. Trump’s hat toss at the White House Easter-egg hunt? Media outlets from CNN, to NBC News, to Politico screeched that the president, after signing a boy’s hat, tossed it carelessly into the crowd. Some media members even said the boy began to cry. All false. As can be seen in online videos, Mr. Trump actually tossed the hat playfully back to the boy. Biased media outlets just wanted to mock Mr. Trump by reporting falsehoods.

In another recent example, multiple CNN journalists, including Gloria Borger, Jake Tapper and Anderson Cooper, falsely and repeatedly reported that prior to his Senate testimony, former FBI Director James Comey said “he never assured Donald Trump that he was not under investigation, that it would have been improper for him to do … ” As we learned, however, Mr. Comey did tell the president he was not under investigation.

Last year, Wikileaks released documents confirming that numerous “reporters” were biased and left-wing, and that some had inappropriate, unethical contact with the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. This, as Wikileaks reported, corrupted their “objective” reporting, causing them to unfairly attack Mr. Trump.

Sadly, media will always contain biases. This will never change and is only getting worse. Reporters and others in the media should add under their byline their political leanings so all can see their influences.

As Thomas Sowell stated: “If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.”

CHRISTIAN GATSBY

Hoover, Ala.

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