The mainstream media, especially the Fake News wing, are responsible for so much mayhem, so much chaos going on in our country right now. Instead of just reporting the news, they fabricate most of it, and they do it to fit into whatever their current narrative is. One thing’s for sure. The last fours years we have seen the media grow in the ability to convert any story into an anti Donald Trump narrative.
The media has the audacity to create FactCheck departments where they gaslight readers and viewers by telling them that what they saw and heard are not factual, and the only thing factual is what they spit out of the other end of their bullschtein funnel. These are the same outlets that lie to the American people multiple times each and every day of the year. It’s incredible that anyone gives news networks any credibility to do FactChecks at all.
The media have forsaken their responsibility to inform the public of what’s really going on. Instead, they have become activists for leftists and Democrats and nothing will stand in their way. They lie about everything these days, and they do it knowing their lies will bring riots, chaos, and even death. Take the Breonna Taylor story as an example.
The media reported that Breonna Taylor, who at first glance seemed like a good person who was trying to get ahead in life by doing all the right things, was shot during the actions of a “no knock” warrant, and that was a lie. There was a “no knock” warrant, but witnesses have come forward and confirmed that police did knock on the door and they identified themselves.
The media also reported that Taylor was shot while in her bed, and that too was a lie, but the most egregious lie reported by the media is that Taylor was “murdered” by police. Her boyfriend, who was there at the time of the incident, began shooting at police. This was after they knocked and announced they were police. Once the boyfriend began shooting, the police had the right to defend themselves, and unfortunately Breonna Taylor was struck multiple times and killed.
Everything the media and many things the lawyer, Ben Crump, said in regards to the death of Breonna Taylor including the circumstances around her death was based on lies. Kentucky officials allowed a mountain of lies to build up until the evidence was finally presented to a grand jury and the Kentucky Attorney General was forced to admit the truth.
According to evidence revealed at a press conference by AG Daniel Cameron, the police executed a search warrant by first knocking on the door. Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker refused to answer the door after the police loudly identified themselves. Following procedure, the police broke down the door. Kenneth Walker had a gun and started shooting at the police. He shot first. That’s important to remember. The police fired back in self defense, and that’s how Breonna Taylor was shot and killed.
No police officers were charged with Taylor’s death, because they were responding to being fired upon. Walker was behind his girlfriend, which in that moment protected him as a shield. What a guy. If you want to blame anyone for her death, take a look at Mr. Walker. He’s the one who began shooting, and he’s the one who placed Breonna in harm’s way.
An officer, Brett Hankison, who didn’t shoot any person, was charged with “wonton endangerment” for haphazardly firing 10 shots that entered the adjacent apartment unit.
The false reporting of Breonna Taylor’s death set off months of protests in Louisville and other cities across the country, many of them violent, and drew national attention. Celebrities and civil-rights activists demanding justice and urged Kentucky AG Cameron to carry charges against the officers involved. That’s because they behaved emotionally rather than intellectually. The media-spun narrative has been that police shoot black people indiscriminately, and now many people believe it. Leftists don’t normally wait for all the facts to come in. They get on their high horse from the beginning and start spouting off lies and insinuations that are usually proven false in the end. But their actions, even if sincere, cause a lot of bad things to happen to good people.
The media has the First Amendment’s “Freedom of the Press” protection to report the truth to the American people. I don’t believe that covers reporting lies just to stir up trouble and sell newspapers and get TV ratings. Real people were harmed, real businesses were destroyed, and all because lies were told, then reinforced day after day after day by mainstream news media hacks. They should be held accountable. Someone who has lost a loved one because of false reporting by the media should be able to hold the media accountable.
Last week, the city of Louisville stated as part of a settlement with Taylor’s family it would pay $12 million to her estate . They should have waited. The settlement also required the city to implement policy changes, including a mandate for police commanders to approve all search warrants. This, even though we now know police did nothing wrong that caused Taylor’s unfortunate death. Today the shooting was ruled justified as the police were responding to being fired upon by Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker.
No one in Kentucky government pushed back on the falsehoods that were allowed to be spread by mainstream news outlets, so-called civil rights activists, and lawyers who all spouted lies that caused a lot of mayhem. You can expect them to be the same people who will now declare outrage at the grand jury’s decision to not charge any of the officers with Taylor’s death, and their decision was based on the evidence.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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