Earlier this week the mainstream media took advantage of the meeting that took place between Donald Trump and Kanye West. Of course, the media would think the meeting of a celebrity and controversial Presidential Elect to be news in contrast to actual current events that truly impact the American population.
Despite anyone’s opinion of either of the notably hated men, it is absolutely impossibly to deny the fact that while this three-ring circus was taking place in the media, real news was left unreported. Take the following stories for example:
1. Drug Overdose Deaths have Surpassed Gun Deaths and Car Accident Fatalities
This week, data from the Center for Disease Control emerged showing us exactly how much of a drug epidemic we have taking place. Within the past year, drug overdose deaths increased to a staggering high with over 55,000 people dying due to drugs. Even more unsettling is the fact that the federal government has supposedly stepped up their efforts to combat opiate addiction. According to this new data, they have apparently failed. With a DEA budget of around $3 billion dollars, it leaves many to wonder what exactly the government is doing to combat the effects brought on by big pharma, the FDA, and prescription happy doctors.
2. Journalist Calls CIA’s Bluff on Russian Hack Claims
Since the November 8, 2016 election the mainstream media has worked to encourage the belief that Russia was to blame for Donald Trump’s victory. According to “intelligence” Russia hacked the election so that Donald Trump would be elected.
The unsubstantiated claims from the American government have made their way throughout various mainstream media sources over the past few weeks, and one journalist finally said something about it.
Jeramy Scahill, who is an investigative journalist wrote in The Intercept,
“U.S. intelligence agencies have repeatedly demonstrated that they regularly both lie and get things horribly wrong. In this case they may well be correct, but they cannot expect Americans to simply take their word for it,” noting the CIA’s history of deception and tampering with foreign elections, and continued saying, U.S. intelligence agencies have repeatedly demonstrated that they regularly both lie and get things horribly wrong. In this case they may well be correct, but they cannot expect Americans to simply take their word for it,” at the end he provided a link to the The Intercept’s secure drop.
3. Lawmakers Introduce “Stop Arming Terrorists” Legislation
At the end of last week, Representative Tulsi Gabbard introduced new legislation alongside Representative Thomas Massie that would call on the U.S government to discontinue the arming, funding, and assistance being provided to terrorist organizations. According to Massie, the bill “would prohibit the U.S. government from using American taxpayer dollars to provide funding, weapons, training, and intelligence support to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, or to countries who are providing direct or indirect support to those same groups.”
The U.S has been providing arms to al-Qaeda associated rebels in Syria, and Gabbard provided notable references to back her claims of this.
4. Chaos Ensues in Aleppo, Syria
While the mainstream media has provided highlights of the ongoing conflict taking place within Syria, what they have neglected to report is the fact of how the Syrian rebels in Aleppo are not freedom fighters. Many of them are extremists, who hold the same beliefs as the ISIS terror group, and are attempting to implement very radical interpretations of Islam.
Instead of acknowledging these “freedom fighters” for what they are, the media continues to site them as credible sources. Keep in mind that these are the same people who decapitated a ten-year-old child over the summer.
There may have once been a time in the U.S when the media could be considered as dependable sources of information. Unfortunately, in modern times, those days are long gone. As an example for this, how can a mainstream media outlet report the same information as a celebrity gossip column and still be considered an important source of information? The answer is that they cannot.