Media Might Want to Get a Handle on Basic Literacy and the English Language

Written by Candace Hardin on October 12, 2017

How many have taken a test in school or for a job and learned the hard way to read the question carefully before answering?

Test questions can be couched in language that seems like one thing, yet means another with careful scrutiny. The test for Serve Safe in food service comes immediately to mind. The questions will trip up the reader if they are not read carefully and analyzed before answering.

Seems that the average “journalist” and many elected officials have some trouble in the reading comprehension department.

President Trump sent out a tweet that QUESTIONED when it was appropriate to pull FCC licenses in light of the misinformation and fabrication in an NBC story that reported that the President wanted to increase the US nuclear arsenal tenfold.

The tweet did not call for the revoking of NBC’s license, nor has the President applied to the head of the FCC, Ajit Pai, to pull the license.

However, many Democrats are demanding that the head of the FCC immediately condemn the idea, as the threat seems far from empty to Sen. Brian Schatz, (D- Hawaii.)

Rep. Pat Pallone Jr. (D- NJ) feels that, “This threat alone could intimidate the press and lead to skewed and unfair reporting.”

That is laughable, as the press is in full freefall mode on the “hate Trump agenda,” which has led to his war of words with them, as they make up stories and twist the facts to suit their liberal agenda. Many journalists have retracted their stories and resigned for doing this very thing, so it is not just an opinion of the President, it has been proven time and again,

The Democrats are calling for Chairman Pai to openly condemn the President and let him now that he cannot pull broadcast licenses on a whim.

Really? He did not call for the licenses to be pulled. He only raised the question of when it was appropriate.

The FCC is an independent US government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the primary authority for communications law, regulation and technological innovation.

Yet, it was Obama’s administration that proposed putting government monitors in newsrooms in order to change the way networks chose which stories to report.

That was deemed acceptable by the same group that is losing its mind over Trump’s tweeted question.
In fact, it was a recent Republican initiative that has passed a bill to reverse the Obama administration’s 2015 “net neutrality” order on the FCC concerning the regulation of the internet.

The world will always exist with double standards. Most are subtle, but the liberal left has taken the practice to the extreme.

The ridiculous hue and cry of the liberal left every time the President opens his mouth has reached the point of absolute absurdity.

Everyone knows that the media is biased. This is just the first time an American President has had the wherewithal to call them out on their veracity.

The American press, reporters and journalists have been put on notice that they prevaricate.

Either change back to objective, third party journalism or deal with the stigma.

To the rest of the liberal crybabies that love to distort the soundbites and tweets, read the question carefully, get the facts and then determine if you have a clue before setting up an outraged howl.

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Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.