On Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday, the host, Tucker Carlson, made an interesting observation about disinformation and misinformation.
“‘Disinformation is the real threat,’ says the guy who thinks his union has the contract on bringing you the news. It’s ridiculous,” Tucker started off.
“However, before you judge these people, take a moment and feel some compassion. Imagine if you had spent 30 years making a good living as a car mechanic, and all of a sudden GM invents an engine that anyone can fix at home with a screwdriver. You’d be upset. That’s how CNN feels about the internet. It’s exposing their scam, so naturally, they’re a little irrational about it.
“The thing about disinformation, they’re telling us, is not that it’s simply harmful to you personally. It’s not like eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s or sneaking a smoke while the kids are at school. Disinformation isn’t a sin, it’s a crime. Disinformation is an offense against this country, an attack on America and, more critically, on something called our ‘norms.'”
Tucker is onto something. I’ve been thinking for some time now that the whole disinformation-misinformation thing is the cudgel that the tech tyrants on social media and the cable Fake News networks use to dismiss any information that doesn’t fit in with their narrative. And even if they hear speech that does fit into their narrative but just a tiny part of it does not the entire statement is considered misinformation. That designation is being used as a weapon to silence conservatives, but worse, to silence the truth. The Left tells us that misinformation hurts people, and impairs their ability to make good decisions. And they’re right, it does. And the labels of misinformation handed out like water from a fountain is actually misinformation in itself nine out of ten times.
Tucker made a statement that sums it up on why the media spreads so much misinformation:
“No, it takes a sophisticated operator to take the central problem of American life, the agonizing death of our middle class, and cover it up with a smokescreen of manufactured race hatred. You’d really need to be, as CNN would put it, a “disinformation network” to pull that off. “
But it’s not just misinformation about race. They do it for everything where they have an agenda, which is everything.
I believe it is the Left that pushes misinformation and they’ve been doing it for a very long time. Think about it. Until it was exposed nationally during the second Trump Senate impeachment trial farce that Donald Trump never referred to neo-Nazis and white nationalists at Charlottesville as “very fine people” how many people across the world thought that he did, simply because the media edited out the part of Trump’s speech where he condemned the hate groups? Had the news media done their job, that lie would never have permeated our society. CNN spread misinformation about Trump’s Charlottesville speech and yet even if I showed them the video of Trump condemning the hate groups, they would today label the video as misinformation.
Tucker brought up the belief that police are hunting black people so that they can shoot them. The evidence? Democrat politicians and cable news anchors have lied about it. Carlson mentioned a research paper called “How Informed are Americans about Race and Policing?” It was published by the Skeptic Research Center.
The researchers looked into the number of unarmed black Americans who were killed by police in 2019. The results are astounding with 44 percent of Americans who claim to be liberal believing that at least 1,000 and probably more unarmed black Americans were shot and killed by police in 2019 when the real number was 27. Don’t me wrong, 27 people shot and killed is a tragedy regardless of the circumstances, but that’s a heck of a wide gap between what the real number is and what the perception is among American liberals. So, why is that? Probably because liberal politicians and Fake News outlets keep preaching that there’s some kind of genocide going on in America among law enforcement against black people.
About 25 percent of people asked in the study believed a large majority of people shot and killed by police in 2019 were black when the actual number falls closer to 25 percent.
These are not small miscalculations. Many Americans are totally misinformed about these issues and they have real-world consequences. Remember the white mall Macy’s department store manager who was suddenly attacked by a black guy and beaten while his friend captured it on his cell phone? That happened because the thug believed that white people are systemically racist and that’s because he was completely misinformed by a lying news media with an agenda.
Government public policies are created and/or changed based on many things that are not true but are believed to be true, so this is a serious problem.
With the way things are now if you even deny the narrative that large numbers of black Americans are being murdered by cops each and every year the Woke Supremacy will make you out to be actually participating in the murders. And it’s so simple to debunk a story like that because all you need do is ask where are all the supposed victims of racial violence against blacks by cops.
To make the argument, Tucker talked about the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. MSNBC claimed that the police who shot him tried to execute Blake and he was unarmed. The Woke Supremacy media continually reported that Kenosha police shot Blake and that he was unarmed. They threw his race into the story every time as well, “an unarmed black man.” That’s all you heard was police shot Jacob Blake an unarmed black man. The notion that cops shot an unarmed black man, while the George Floyd riots were still raging, was probably enough to start the riots in Kenosha. All because Fake News like MSNBC and CNN and others kept reporting that police shot an unarmed black man.
But Jacob Blake was not unarmed. How do we know this? Because Jacob Blake himself said so. He had a knife, and police on the scene knew he did. Why didn’t MSNBC or CNN do their jobs and investigate to find out if Blake was unarmed or not? That’s a pretty important piece of information you would think. But no one on cable news did think. They never think when they push misleading information.
For over two and a half years the cable Fake News networks like CNN and MSNBC continually reported every day that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. There was absolutely no evidence whatsoever that proved the allegations but that never stopped them from spreading that misinformation daily. In fact, after the Mueller witch hunt investigation ended with Special Counsel Robert Muller admitting that there was no evidence of Russian collusion we have yet to hear a single cable news network anchor, reporter, or pundit apologize to the American people for lying to them every single day for close to three years with misinformation.
Throughout 2020 the cable news freaks and leftist print news spread misinformation about COVID-19 while deeming any new information about treatments that they didn’t personally approve of as misinformation. For example, President Trump talked about doctors who were getting great results with COVID-19 patients using a regimen that included Hydroxychloroquine, the drug that’s been on the market for a gazillion years that was used to fight Malaria, and that was the beginning of the entire Fake News industry refusing to allow any positive information about the drug to be heard or seen.
The Left did not want to hear any good news about combatting the virus because they were using the virus as a weapon against the president. They blamed Trump for every COVID-19 death. They said Trump didn’t act fast enough to contain the virus, and that was misinformation because within hours of the first American case of the virus Trump created a travel ban on China, where the virus originated. The Trump administration then went into action. President Trump handled the COVID-19 pandemic better than any past president has ever handled anything like it before, and yet the leftist news media spread misinformation the entire year just to make Trump look bad.
You can take an interest in just about any news cycle, look at how the Fake News reported on it, then go back sometime in the near future and see how much misinformation they spread. It’s almost guaranteed the press slanted the story either against Trump, against conservatives, or against America. And these people have a Constitutional protection inside the First Amendment that they abuse on a minute-by-minute basis.
The news media worked closely with the social media tech tyrants who censored anyone that didn’t fall into the Left’s chosen narratives including blocking a live video streamed summit held by medical doctors and other medical professionals, you know, the science people, from around the world talking about how well Hydroxychloroquine was saving their patients.
It’s alternate universe time when the very people who are spreading dangerous misinformation hold all the power to be able to get away with censoring and labeling others as the spreaders of misinformation. The media are the original masters at spreading misinformation.