I’m sure you’ve seen the recent attacks on independent news and commentary sites (like this one) by the mainstream media and many people on the political left. They have been throwing out accusations of “fake news,” saying that we are stating things that aren’t true as if they are true. Specifically, they say that independent news sites were deliberately lying and misleading people for the purpose of getting Donald Trump elected President.
Now, whether you love or hate Trump, you need to question those making the accusations to see if their news sources are valid, or even if they have sources. What do I mean? What I mean is that the mainstream media is complicit in misleading people Let’s be honest here: not giving relevant information (withholding information) is often as misleading as outright lying, and the mainstream media has done both.
One example, that you very likely have not heard about, is the recent court decision that ruled that CNN, in so many words, put out fake news. Rachel Stockman gives us the details:
Davide Carbone, former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, filed a defamation lawsuit against CNN after they aired what he claims were a ‘series of false and defamatory news reports’ regarding the infant mortality rate at the hospital. CNN’s report said the mortality rate was three times the national average. However, Mr. Carbone contends that CNN ‘intentionally’ manipulated statistics to bolster their report. He also claims that CNN purposely ignored information that would look favorable to the hospital in order to sensationalize the story.
On Wednesday, Federal District Judge Orinda Evans ruled that the case could move forward, even ruling that she found that CNN may have acted with ‘actual malice’ with the report — a standard necessary to prove a defamation claim.
In other words, Judge Evans ruled that the CNN report appears to have intentionally slanted the information so that viewers were deceived. This report directly led to Mr. Carbone losing his position as head of that hospital.
This poor guy was the victim of a direct attack from the mainstream media, and it had a devastating impact on his life. But consider this: if you are still depending on the mainstream media as your news source instead of finding alternative news sources to give you different perspectives and, often, more complete information, then you don’t have the information which you need so that you can make intelligent decisions to protect you and your family (For example, you probably haven’t heard about the information here anywhere else).
In other words, you have to look to alternative media, like this site, because the mainstream media puts out a lot of fake news.