June 16, 2016

How the media’s “cognitive dissonance” on this ONE issue is making us dumber

Gavin McInnesArchive

Their coverage of the Orlando terror attack shows once again that the mainstream media is too terrified of being called "racist" to do their job.


In a time when the New York Daily News calls Islamic terrorism the "NRA's Sick Jihad," my wife has to go on her mommy message boards to get the real news.

But this bias goes beyond reporting on terrorism.

I'll show you how the New York Post -- which is considered a "right wing" paper -- is misreporting a far less earth-shattering story.

They're "burying the lede" because the real implications are too controversial to talk about.

The photos accompanying the story don't even match their own narrative, but they think we won't notice.

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commented 2016-06-16 19:21:14 -0400
Bill, Ron great videos, thank you.

It has gotten to the point where when I occasionally watch MSM, I don’t believe much of anything except maybe something happened. More often than not, it is just a waste of my time watching anything the MSM spews out, it’s just become so completely unreliable as to be called a bad dream or at the very least a fairytale.
commented 2016-06-16 19:06:23 -0400
Bill Elder: I can’t tell you how many times I have thought myself of the movie, “They Live”, when I see what is going on with the Western world today. If only all of the lefties were forced to wear Roddy Piper’s special glasses maybe this world would be a better place. What a pipe dream.
commented 2016-06-16 16:36:10 -0400
When are they going to change CBC TO LBC?
commented 2016-06-16 15:03:15 -0400
Ron Voss commented – “BILL ELDER, an interesting clip from the movie, “They Live”. A worldview is a person’s perception of reality.”

Ya like that eh? well here’s what happens when your objective optics help you identify lying commie scum in the media/political elite -
commented 2016-06-16 14:43:53 -0400
I never go to mainstream for ‘news’. That would be akin to watching The View and thinking their views represent most women.
commented 2016-06-16 14:11:12 -0400
I couldn’t agree more Gavin. I am constantly wondering what I am not being told whenever I hear a story particularly involving knife or gun attacks where the information is scant at best. It use to be they withheld names when they were minors or until they notified the deceased but it seems to have expanded to include until we can get our narrative straight. On the plus side I did see Jake Tapper interviewing someone and they both with trepidation admitted that being too politically correct may be part of the problem. Ya think!!! It was also of great interest today to watch the director of the CIA on CNN admit that America has never faced greater challenges and that Isil is far from being defeated and still poses many threats on many fronts.
commented 2016-06-16 12:12:39 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 11

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 88……….Kills = 713
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………………Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

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commented 2016-06-16 12:02:10 -0400
Excellent comment, Bill.
commented 2016-06-16 10:41:50 -0400
BILL ELDER, an interesting clip from the movie, “They Live”. A worldview is a person’s perception of reality. A worldview is like a set of glasses or filter or framework of ideas and beliefs which one uses to interpret your world and interact with it, a personal insight about meaning and reality. Everyone develops and has a worldview, and, as you point out, our ‘progressive’ educational system plays an important role in shaping a person’s worldview.
commented 2016-06-16 10:22:44 -0400
An example of how the ‘progressive’ media purposely distorts reality, how the media chooses to frame a story, will change the story, is contained in the first three-and-a-half minutes of this video by Bill Whittle, an American conservative political commentator, explaining “The Narrative – Political Correctness”:
commented 2016-06-16 10:20:34 -0400
Gavin – The people churning out this MSM drivel are a generation who have been lied to since public school, and indoctrinated in Alinsky anti-establishment mythology in college – they wouldn’t know truth if it bit them on their shriveled atrophied conscience.

Nowhere is this more visible than the left’s and media’s bitter clinging to the falsity that Islam is a religion of peace when Islamists are the major force in terror in the globe today – or that guns are the cause of violence when it is guns which protect us from violence – this almost cult-like dogmatism to false premises causes them to doubt reality and they pass this on to you in these fictitious media narratives – which are essentially made to make you doubt reality and question contradicting objective evidence.

Gavin you and I and others who regard this daily MSM drivel as fairy tale spinning are like Roddy Piper in the movie “They Live” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI8AMRbqY6w – we have the special glasses on (a metaphor of critical thought capacity) that allow us to see reality while those without glasses (objective thinking) continue to accept the fraudulent world they are bombarded with from media propaganda. It’s an increasingly “us and them” world and without your special critical objectivity optics on you are doomed to be a media-lobotomized zombie.

Witness the fact the Canadian MSM is still flogging the lie that an AR15 was used in Orlando – they just refuse to print the truth – because they are naow a wing of government which want’s a reason to ban this civilian firearm – like I said an “Us and Them” scenario.
commented 2016-06-16 10:12:27 -0400
Acuuna, it has the opposite effect on those who are intelligent and think for themselves … which explains why most of the socialists are slopping up all the media narrative.
commented 2016-06-16 09:28:38 -0400
the pathetic attempts to control the narrative, and hence me, are having the exact opposite effect.
Well Done !