Oft times the biggest lies told by the mainstream media are words never spoken.
I call them “lies of omission.”
It’s not that the media blatantly lies. Rather, they simply decline to tell the truth.
Examples? There are plenty.
• Did you hear from the media that millennials — young people born between 1980 and 2000 — are more conservative than gray-haired baby boomers?
The younger generation in Britain, for example, is turning away from the welfare state founded by their grandparents. 40 percent of Britons born before 1945 think government should spend more on welfare benefits, even if the spending results in higher taxes. Only 20 percent of millennials agree. What’s more about one third of Britons aged 18 to 24 support that nation’s Conservative Party.
Nearly one third of millennials in France support Marine Le Pen’s right-wing Front National.
In Germany the numbers are similar. In March, 2016 26 percent of voters aged 18-24 backed the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the regional Saxony-Anhalt election. Fewer, 16 percent, supported Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and fewer still — 11 percent — supported the left-wing Greens and Social Democratic Party (SPD).
In Poland about 100,000 patriots rallied in 2015 to oppose Islamic immigration into their country. Most of the participants were young adults.
And what about young Americans?
Lifezette.com, our source for the above statistics, reports, “A September 2016 paper published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, revealed that American millennials are more likely than either Generation X or the baby boomers to identify as conservative.”
The media are amazingly silent, leaving us to believe that millennials are progressive snowflakes longing for safe spaces after they block Interstate highways in protest of Donald Trump’s November 8 victory.
• That’s not to suggest that snowflakes have totally disappeared from college campuses.
Thecollegefix.com reports that students at Cal State San Marcos conducted a “Whiteness Forum” at which a dozen displays featured the oppressive effects of white privilege.
That story was overlooked by the mainstream national media.
Absent from the forum — and from the media — were the manifold, life-enhancing innovations bestowed upon “people of color” by Western technology. No mention was made that Edward Jenner discovered the vaccine for small pox that saved the lives of millions regardless of race. Few know that Canadians Frederick Banting and Charles H. Best discovered the hormone insulin, saving the lives of millions including black Americans who are susceptible to the illness.
In fact, the ten most important medical discoveries of all time can all be attributed to white people, but you’d never hear that at the Cal State forum or from the mainstream national media.
Those discoveries are: anesthesia (thank Karl Koller), contraception (thank Emma Goodman, for good or bad), measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine (thank Maurice Hilleman), X-rays (thank Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen), insulin (thank previously mentioned Frederick Banting and Charles H. Best), in vitro fertilization (thank Robert G. Edwards), germ theory (thank Britain’s John Snow), penicillin (thank Alexander Fleming), small pox vaccine (thank, again, Edward Jenner), and the discovery of DNA (thank Francis Crick and James Watson).
And that’s the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Again, the media lies by omission.
• You may also have missed news reports about millions of refugees. No, we’re not referring to Islamic insurgents fleeing war-torn countries in the Middle East. Rather, we’re referring to Americans pouring out of California and other blue states and into red states. We’re speaking of home-grown Americans who are fleeing the failed policies of states where Democrats rule supreme.
Patriotpost.com informs us that all ten blue states where Democrats acquired the largest percentage margins on November 8 suffered a net loss of residents from 2004 to 2014. Those ten states are California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. Each is hemorrhaging an outflow of residents seeking refuge in states with lower taxes, less regulation, and more personal freedom.
“Nearly 2.75 million more Americans left California and New York,” the story reported.
Let’s put that in perspective. If we were to combine the populations of Indianapolis, Indiana (852,866), Columbus, Ohio (822,553), Nashville, Tennessee (678,889), and Cincinnati, Ohio, (297,517) we would have fewer people than the number of refugees who fled California and New York.
Where are they going? They are finding refuge in red states.
Each of the 10 states that had the largest percentage vote for Trump was a net population gainer, according to the website. Those states are Wyoming, West Virginia, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Dakota and Idaho.
You didn’t hear that from the mainstream national media, did you?