The news media spend lots of time telling us who we should vote for. Currently they are telling us to vote for H. Clinton. Can we trust the news media to tell us the truth? No. Most of the major news media organizations are owned by big corporations. Large companies have an interest in big government. Why?
- They can afford to “buy” legislators with campaign donations and favorable media. Their bought legislators give them competitive advantages through regulations and tax laws (Tariffs against foreign competition is a biggie.).
- Big corporations have an edge in getting government contracts. When the government spends $6 trillion a year, that’s a significant part of their income.
So the mass media has an economic incentive in being biased towards big government. Since H. Clinton is the big government candidate, most of the news media trashes Donald Trump. Here is another simple example of how they do it. Supposedly Trump is preposterously arrogant. Here was The Hill‘s title on a January 23rd article, “Trump: I could shoot people in streets and not lose support“. What did Trump say?
Lauding his fans’ loyalty at a campaign event in Sioux Center, Iowa, on Saturday, Trump said he could kill people and still be popular.
“I have the most loyal people, did you ever see that? I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters,” he said.
Sounds awful! So CNN added to the mischief in its version of the story, Trump: I could ‘shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters’, by using the story to pit Ted Cruz against Donald Trump. Worked, I am sad to say.
The Daily Caller, on the other hand, at least provided a video in its report, Trump Says That He Could Shoot Somebody And ‘Wouldn’t Lose Any Voters’ [VIDEO], that puts that quote in context. After listening to the quote in context, it is obvious that Trump intended nothing more than a bit of hyperbole.
Want to see the whole speech? The video below provides that. The part of speech where that quote appears begins at 1:24 minutes into the video.