The New York Times escalated their attacks on US House member Republican Matt Gaetz from Florida, and Twitter was eager to escalate their story and make it trending news. And once again, the story was fake, according to President Donald J. Trump.
“Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America. Congressman Matt Gaetz has never asked me for a pardon. It must also be remembered that he has totally denied the accusations against him,” the statement read.
SOME SOURCE SAID SOMETHING- HERE IS A REPORT
Tuesday, the New York Times published a story that was immediately trending on Twitter and continued to trend for the next 24 hours, claiming that Gaetz had sought a blanket pardon along with some other Congressmen and that President Trump had declined to help him.
The New York Story illustrates an Axios article from Jan. 2021, which clearly shows the public does not trust the media.
AXIOS SHOWS PEOPLE DON’T TRUST THE MEDIA
“Trust in traditional media has declined to an all-time low, and many news professionals are determined to do something about it.
Why it matters: Faith in society’s central institutions, especially in government and the media, is the glue that holds society together. That glue was visibly dissolving a decade ago and has now, for many millions of Americans, disappeared entirely.
By the numbers: For the first time ever, fewer than half of all Americans have trust in traditional media, according to data from Edelman’s annual trust barometer shared exclusively with Axios. Trust in social media has hit an all-time low of 27%.
- 56% of Americans agree with the statement that “Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations”
LOOK WHAT THE NEW YORK TIMES DID
The Grassroots marketing machinery of the left jumped into swift action to spread Tuesday’s NYT story all over social media, and many professional media and government people jumped on it to add their commentary that Gaetz was guilty, without any source or any vetting of the story.
In the final days of the Trump White House, Rep. Matt Gaetz is said to have asked for blanket pre-emptive pardons for himself and unidentified congressional allies. https://t.co/iCAaToUCif
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 6, 2021
For savvy consumers of media, it was obvious that the New York Times was using one of their favored propaganda tactics of claiming some source because they are exploiting the idea that the media can say anything they want even when they know it is an outright lie.
Currently, the New York Times and other allied Democrat media and intelligence leaders are out in the open with their public attacks on Gaetz, even admitting that they are only spreading rumors around about Gaetz.
CHILLING USE OF PROPAGANDA-PARADE OF BLUE CHECKMARKS
FBI AND NBC TALK HEAD:
Here a retired FBI director and now leftist media pundit is spreading the gossip faster than on a 1980’s soap opera.
Innocent people don’t ask for pardons: https://t.co/6OMZXVf8oJ
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) April 7, 2021
US ARMY VETERAN POLITICAL PUNDIT
Seriously @mattgaetz, why did you beg for a pardon from your messiah Trump if you’re innocent?
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) April 7, 2021
Well, it's truth in advertising, at least.
If you donate, you know what you're paying for: guys under investigation for sex trafficking who were seeking blanket pardons. https://t.co/HOZDiw0hX9
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) April 7, 2021
LINCOLN PROJECT TALKING HEADS
*innocent people don’t need blanket pardons for crimes they haven’t been charged with yet.
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) April 7, 2021
MSNBC TALKING HEADS
Correct. When Pres Ford offered pardon to Nixon, he made sure Nixon saw that SCOTUS opinion before deciding to accept it. Gaetz wouldn't need a pardon if he had done no crime. https://t.co/7lGvQ7mzlW
— Jill Wine-Banks (@JillWineBanks) April 7, 2021
CNN DECLARES THE NYT STORY IS TRUE
Rep. Matt Gaetz sought a preemptive pardon near the end of President Donald Trump's term, but the request was never seriously considered https://t.co/naoHMLSveL
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 7, 2021
HERE COMES ABC ‘NEWS’
During the final weeks of Pres. Trump's administration, Rep. Matt Gaetz asked the White House for a blanket presidential pardon — a request that was ultimately not granted, according to sources familiar with the matter. https://t.co/99kQPZ9NE5
— ABC News (@ABC) April 7, 2021
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Hopefully, the American people are confident knowing that so many people will use their position of authority and power in media, and the government will use their media partners to promote outright lies to attempt to shape public opinion to help keep them in political power.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776