(Tea Party PAC) – With the mainstream media essentially being the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party these days, it’s more critical than ever to take what you hear being reported from the major news network with a grain of salt.
In fact, it’s become necessary to fact check the claims made by the media yourself, looking into both sides of a story and weighing the facts for yourself to determine the truth.
A clear example of this is the claim that President Trump diverted charitable contributions that were supposed to go to veterans.
The claim is actually false. The money actually did go to veterans.
Here’s more on this from Breitbart:
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg claimed at Wednesday night’s Democrat debate that President Donald Trump ought to have left office after having to “confess, in writing, in court, to illegally diverting charitable contributions that were supposed to go to veterans.”
Buttigieg misstated the finding of the court. The issue was that the money, which Trump raised in January 2016 at an event for veterans (in lieu of attending the Iowa caucuses debate), was distributed by the Trump campaign rather than the Trump Foundation.
As National Public Radio reported, “Justice Saliann Scarpulla says the funds did eventually reach charity organizations supporting veterans.” New York Attorney General Letitia James wanted the court to impose a higher penalty, but the judge refused because the money did, in the end, go to veterans’ charities.
New York Attorney General Attorney General Letitia James claimed in a press release that the president “admits to personally misusing funds at the Trump Foundation.”
President Trump disagreed: “Every penny of the $19 million raised by the Trump Foundation went to hundreds of great charitable causes with almost no expenses.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2019
“The New York Attorney General is deliberately mischaracterizing this settlement for political purposes.”
There was a time, a long, long time ago, when the purpose of a free press was to gather the facts and to report those facts without any sort of opinion or bias tossed into it, allowing the American people to come to their own conclusions on a given story. The media at that point served the public and believed every individual citizen had the brain power and intelligence to make up their own minds and come down on the right side of truth.
That confidence in the people is gone. Now, thanks to progressivism, the media and the vast majority of the government believes people are too stupid to make up their own minds. They fear they will make wrong choices and decisions. Instead, they want to have elites make up their minds for them.
Because of that, the media has sacrificed journalistic integrity in order to be a propaganda machine for the progressive cause, no longer aligning themselves with truth, but with who ever can provide them with the biggest benefit.
Let’s hope one day journalistic ethics make a comeback.