The MSM actions of this past week may be the easiest example to show to people how the mainstream media manipulates and outright lies to further their agenda and why we do not trust them. The video below is the perfect supplementary evidence you can provide as ammo to back up the point too. Watch the initial encounter first. Then watch the Paul Joseph Watson video, which InfoWars zoomed in at the point of contact to show the contact. The media took this as doctoring the video and lambasted the White House for posting a “doctored” video from InfoWars and used this as a rallying cry of sorts.
Objectively speaking, Jim Acosta was being completely disrespectful, rude, and unreasonable. He asked a question and President Trump answered it. He allowed one question and wanted to give other reporters a chance to ask one too. Jim continued to press a new question, interrupting, speaking over the President and other reporters, and knocked away the hand of the intern trying to take the mic away.
The White House then took away Jim Acosta’s hard pass, essentially for making contact with the intern. Though he should’ve had his pass revoked for his childish behavior overall. They then posted a video which was initially posted by InfoWars showing the incident and zooming in at the point of contact. The mainstream media, disingenuous as we know they are, decried that this was a doctored video that misrepresented the actual encounter. In reality, the video wasn’t doctored at all, but rather just a zoom in to show the contact to prove the White House was correct in their assessment.
This is why we hate the mainstream media. Consider the facts, watch for yourself, see how they reacted, and judge accordingly. The video was not doctored. Doctoring is changing or obscuring a video with the express purpose of misrepresenting what happened. This does not do that. If you play the videos side by side you can see they are the same exact speed (not sped up or slowed down to exaggerate contact) and the slight quality difference is due to compression of the video. That’s it. Notice how rather than chastise their own reporter, who was completely out of line, they try and put this on the President as if he is suppressing the press. To drive a narrative. And to wind up the crazies on the left who look for anything and everything to be mad at President Trump, whether it’s based in reality or pure fiction. If this isn’t clear cut proof to show how purposefully deceptive they are, how they peddle lies to drive their narrative, then I don’t know what is. Use this to show why we do not trust them. They simply do not, it seems cannot, objectively report events anymore. Everything they put out is through a lens to drive their agenda. And then they beam out this message to their NPCs who chirp the message to the NPC masses. Pull in the late night hosts to spread the lie too. Disgusting.