BEWARE: BIASED News Is Just As Dangerous As FAKE News

Written by William Pauwels on December 27, 2016

If you get your news from CNN, NBC, ABC, etc. you probably have the impression that the majority of Americans are Leftists and opposed to Republican/Conservative values. In fact, that’s not the case. The majority of Americans are conservative and advocate traditional, Judeo-Christian, American Values.

Fortunately, talk radio and FoxNews and the likes of the Heritage Foundation, Breitbart, the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, etc. are keeping the traditional American-Way alive in the hearts and souls of the majority of grassroots Americans.

Be careful what you read and watch. The Leftist tilt is ever-present in their articles, programs, commentators, selection process, etc. Even now, they go out of their way to criticize Trump and/or convince us that Hillary won the election via the popular vote. In fact, Trump won the vast majority of the popular vote by county, of which there are 3141. Without California, Trump won the national popular vote. Of course you won’t hear this in the Leftist media or from the political class.

Fake news is one thing . . . but tilted news may be even more dangerous. I’m referring to news reports that are given a slant – often a Leftist slant. The under- informed reader of, say, my local newspaper the Bergan Record, may not recognize the Leftist tilt. As the weeks go buy this Leftist slant has an effect. I see it in people around me as they gobble up the biased perspective in the Record … The NY Times, Washington Post, etc. are guilty of the same thing.

The antidote to such, of course, is the truth! For instance: I recently again, picked up a book I treasure, The Poverty of Nations – A Sustainable Solution – by Doctors Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus. It’s a book I’ve read twice and have now decided to read it a third time – one or two pages a day.

The purpose of the book as stated by the authors is to provide a sustainable solution to poverty in the poor nations of the world – a solution based on both economic history and the teachings of the Bible. They use the word “sustainable” because their seventy-eight observations address the long- term causes of poverty in nations. They feel that if those are changed – to become long-term causes of prosperity, the solution will last.

In any case, I’m recommending this book for worthwhile reading in the New Year. In a world and nation highly focused on overcoming poverty – often caused by secular mistakes, e.g., Marxist/Socialist/
Progressive ideologies – this fact-based, biblically compatible book will provide solutions to the challenge of overcoming global poverty.

In God we must trust . . . but we must always do our part – to secure and promote the truth and a better way – to protect our freedom and interests – and to defend the Judeo-Christian American-Way.

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.