Mainstream media, social platforms could be manipulating users by pushing far-left liberal ideology—widespread in 2020
Liberal media dominates the mainstream, while conservative news is a low 12 percent. NY Times, Washington Post, Guardian, AP, indicates left-liberal bias, survey shows. CNN earned the moniker “Fake News,” and Twitter is uncomfortably left-liberal, says its employees.
Allsides: Popular left-leaning mainstream media
1. Fake News
Donald Trump claims he invented the phrase “Fake News.” It first became popular when he used it on CNN. Conservatives often referred to mainstream media (MSM) until MSM outlets began using it to deflect growing criticism.
Fake news actually began at the turn of the 19th century. Yellow Journalism reported sensational and less factual news, possibly triggering the Spanish-American conflict.
During the election campaign, NPR reported Facebook, Twitter, limit sharing a ‘New York Post’ story that could damage Joe Biden’s image. Although NPR exposed it, they also defended both media giants by including why the move was justifiable.
March-April 2019 Media bias data from THR/Morning consult
2. Conservatives labeled ‘bad guys’
At the height of Black Lives Matter pillaging cities, MSM said, “It’s a mostly peaceful rally.” But when Trump’s supporters entered the capitol, it was an insurrection.
3. Cancelling conservative voices
In 2021, Amazon Prime stops streaming ‘Clarence Thomas Documentary’ during Black History Month, the irony. Thomas is the only Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice. He is a pro-life conservative who voiced his concern for electoral fraud.
3. Social Media’s left-liberal bias
YouTube channels with hidden agenda
To get millions of subscribers, some produce content that doesn’t work. In other words, “they lie professionally.” Ann Reardon exposes some of these dubious production company that creates “fake contents.”
We did our homework and watched a few videos about American history. In the middle of the video, the narrator suggested Republicans are “white supremacists.” What he did not say was that Republicans opposed slavery.
Facebook fact checkers leans left-liberal
In 2020, PragerU and other Christian pages claimed algorithms were likely tweaked—so their posts won’t often appear in people’s feeds.
In 2021, a satire website known for “attacking the left” posted a blog mocking toxic masculinity. Their page with 1 million followers received only 1 like. One comment said the post doesn’t even show until Babylonbee reposted it as an image.
Social platform accused of manipulating politics
In 2018, WhatsApp was accused of causing a misinformation crisis in Brazil and India to produce a political outcome. Rumors on the platform ignited a political division that led to mob violence and deaths.
5. Fear and division for identity politics
In March 2021, Emmy Award-Winning News Anchor Kari Lake quits. “In the past few years, I haven’t felt proud to be a member of the media. I’m sure there are other journalists out there who feel the same way.“
“I found myself reading news copy that I didn’t believe was fully truthful – or only told part of the story,” she said in this video. Kari felt she contributed to the country’s fear and division through her profession.
On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth (July 19) becomes a federal holiday, commemorating the end of slavery in 1866. It’s added to the long list of “Black privileges” other minority groups do not have.
However, CNN, criticized for “race-bating,” headlines, “A federal holiday dawns as rights of Black Americans under assault.”
NBC Reporter covers up for Biden in 2021
Chants break out during at NASCAR. NBC reporter appears to cover up for President Biden when fans chant “F*ck Joe Biden!.”
What appears to be damage control, the NBC reporter said the crowd was chanting “Let’s Go Brandon.” Trump has labeled NBC as “fake news” in the past, criticizing the media giant.
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