The 100 Year Facade: Progressive News Coverage In America

Written by Jeff Davidson on May 11, 2021

In 1932 and 1933, The New York Times deliberately buried the story known as the Terror-Famine, which astoundingly killed 3.9 to 7.0 million Ukrainians, at least one out of every eight people, and possibly as much as one out of every four people.

Times editors were well aware that the famine was orchestrated by Joseph Stalin who forbade outside food and aid shipments, confiscated household food items, and restricted the mobility of Ukrainian citizens.

Why did Stalin do this to a region known as “the world’s breadbasket”? He sought to punish independence-minded Ukrainians, quash anyone who represented a threat to his totalitarian government, and vanquish Ukraine’s small farms in favor of Soviet state-run collectives. Stalin lost no sleep over the legions of emaciated bodies, near death, scratching for any morsel of food they could find.

‘Mainstream’ and Maniacal

Why, exactly, did The New York Times bury this heart-wrenching, world-shaking story? Then, as now, their leftist bent was so intense and so all-encompassing that they couldn’t help themselves. The blunt truth is that they do not care who is hurt as long as socialist/Marxist/communist ideology prevails on earth.

In another 10 years, it will be at least 100 years since the Times and other heavily left-leaning organizations, which today comprise the highly biased ‘mainstream media,’ have been dominant.

One hundred years from now, in 2121, is it realistic to believe that the facade which the mainstream media has perpetrated on Americans and on free people around the globe will not continue to dominate?

By some chance, will their maniacal ideology finally be exposed by some new form of information dissemination or some fundamental shift in media coverage?

Under Its Spell

How biased and detrimental their slanted news coverage has been to humanity, globally, is difficult to fathom. For decades on end, when you prop up socialist, Marxist, or communist regimes, are you helping anyone on Earth?

The mainstream press has held a news and information monopoly for so long, and has performed so skillfully, that the facade is not remotely understood by those in its spell, and bitterly denounced by those who see the mainstream press for what it really is. In the long run, truth generally prevails.

Even to this day, after five years of attempting to prove it, not a shred of evidence indicates that Donald Trump, his administration, or his campaign colluded in anyway with Russia. Still, you have Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and all the other dolts in Congress who will readily appear on TV and spew lies. They play the ‘talking head’ game with sympathetic hosts and continue the guise, holding sway over those who don’t know how to find out the truth.

Eternal Madness?

The stranglehold that the Left and the mainstream media has on humanity leads to some intriguing philosophical questions. Even before the mass media came into being, has there always been some entity that enforced its will upon the unwitting masses?

Throughout history, dictators and other rulers imposed their version of the truth on the unwitting masses. Even in societies where information was somewhat freely exchanged, has there always been a faction that sought to slant reality and, subsequently, the will of others? It seems likely.

In the 21st century, roughly half of the United States and roughly half of the globe are still subject to Leftist manipulation. Despite all the information sources that exist today, why does so much of the world still fall for manufactured and manipulated news?

How can people keep tuning in to CNN or MSNBC, or for that matter the nightly news on ABC, NBC, or CBS? How many times does CBS have to be caught red-handed doctoring the news, slanting stories on 60 Minutes, and laying traps for people like Governor Ron DeSantis, only to be exposed? And then, within a matter of days, having learned nothing, revert right back to more of their insidious ways of presenting information?

Unfazed by Lies

How often can The New York Times offer a story the latter proves to be completely untrue, and its editors knew was untrue at the time, and yet its readership is unfazed? How can The New York Times continue to be regarded by many as the ‘newspaper of record,’ offering ‘all the news that’s fit to print’? What tidal wave of human understanding, once and for all, needs to occur before we universally recognize highly biased reporting sources for what they are?

In the United Kingdom, major news publications openly advocate a position, left or right, and don’t play pretend. News consumers understand the bias that each media outlet or newspaper maintains, can read articles, and judge them accordingly.

In the U.S. however, the mainstream press continues to perpetuate the lie that they offer an objective, balanced view of what’s happening in the world. How can they continue to do this? Sadly, enough fools buy what they say lock, stock, and barrel.

Jeff Davidson
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