This is an example of the politicization of news by the left. Thousands of people in Berlin, Germany protested against their country's covid-19 restrictions. The NY Post reported the facts. CNN reported it with a political slant. The difference is amazing.
The story from the New York Post covers the facts. It doesn't interject political belief.
“BERLIN — Thousands protested Germany’s coronavirus restrictions Saturday in a Berlin demonstration marking what organizers called “the end of the pandemic” — a declaration that comes just as authorities are voicing increasing concerns about an uptick in new infections.
With few masks in sight, a dense crowd marched through downtown Berlin from the Brandenburg Gate.
Protesters who came from across the country held up homemade signs with slogans like “Corona, false alarm,” “We are being forced to wear a muzzle,” “Natural defense instead of vaccination” and “We are the second wave.”
https://nypost.com/2020/08/01/thousands … in-berlin/
Look at the reporting of the same event by CNN. See how they have their political agenda mixed in with some facts of the event.
“(CNN)A large crowd of far-right groups gathered for a "sit-in" at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate on Saturday to protest against the German government's coronavirus restrictions.
A march earlier Saturday that was criticized by police for not adhering to rules on social distancing and face masks was halted by organizers.
The march, which was named by organizers as "Day of Freedom -- The End of the Pandemic," included anti-vaccine groups and some far-right and neo-Nazi organizations. On livestreams of the event, some protesters could be heard yelling, "We are the second wave."
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/01/world/be … index.html
It is more than shocking. It's propaganda, and we all should realize the danger of this kind of news reporting. CNN twist context to suit their socialist agenda. Actually, in my view they do a poor job of it... Yes, it's poison, but the majority of Americans don't take up the cup of poison.
Those that buy into it, hopefully, they are a small majority.
This is just one of many stories.
You are correct. What upsets me, is how people will accept what CNN says as gospel. They provide no evidence or pictures to validate their claim they were "far right" or "Neo Nazi" organizations.
I often want to scream for people to try and realize what CNN and others are doing with their propaganda driven, biased reporting.
Mike, this form of reporting is accelerating due to the internet, and it's dangerous to our very society. All we can hope for is that common sense prevails.
After I replied on this thread, Hubpages interestingly recommended a thread from 3 years ago, that I had started regarding this issue:
https://hubpages.com/politics/forum/140 … to-believe
Funny... or sad perhaps. Things have only gotten worse, censorship is drastically on the rise, and the ability to voice one's opinions is beign curtailed on all major venues, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc.
This is correct, it is biased reporting aka propaganda.
American "news agencies" have agendas and political bias.
Some, like CNN, even fabricate and falsify "facts" to suit their agendas.
Anyone who argues this is complicit in trying to keep this truth from other Americans, or is uninformed (as one would expect from anyone that would defend the likes of CNN).
People have always recognized that publications like the National Review had a bias, that information from NPR had a bias.
Today however, such news outlets as the NYTimes and NBC, once middle of the road dependable sources of information, give voice to extremist beliefs and fabricate falsehoods as often and carelessly as CNN.
If it is any consolation, the amount of people below the age of fifty that pay any attention at all to the NYTimes or CNN is an infinitesimally small portion of the population, and growing smaller daily.
Yes, CNN's ratings are poor. It has gotten so much worse over the past two years, one wonders why CNN would stay on such a destructive path.
On a somewhat related note, check out the video (linked below), in particular go to 16:15 and watch where it discusses the mental health issues related to those who are Liberal, Conservative, etc.
It was no surprise to see that nearly 40% of those who identify as Very Liberal have been diagnosed by their healthcare provider as having a mental health condition.
All the charts and polls discussed in this video confirm what I already suspected, the Very Liberal are intolerant, more violent, and more mentally unstable than any group out there, by a longshot.
For someone not involved in the US media struggle: Both coverages seem to be alike. Indeed there is a problem with right wing groups overtaking the demonstration.
I found it interesting to skip through uncut live-video coverage of RT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9_inV7Gy7U
In that video you will see not only demonstrators but also counterdemonstrators (against neo nazi movements).
The major cause for the majority of demonstrators was simply: Pandemic takes away personal freedom - we want it back.
When you look at the uncut livestream, you will see how relaxed things were going.
By the way: less than 20.000 people in a country of more than 80 million, long time prepared and anounced, nothing spontaneous, is it really worth paying so much attention to it? That will not even fill the soccer stadium of a third league club.
One can see by the footage you offered the protest was peaceful, many appear to be out for a Sunday stroll. Most looked jovial, and to be very peaceful. Not one fire, no one bloody or screaming at the police. Go figure... LOL.
Yet CNN found a way to make it look negative. I must admit it did look different, it looked peaceful, it looked as if the people that attended were there to march, not break laws.
CNN chose not to report the fact that the protests we had across the US did not practice social distancing, most had no masks. One heard very little about those facts on CNN. They chose to continually call the protesters peaceful, making very little mention of the death, rapes, and injustices law enforcement had to endure.
Mike has brought up a very good point, and thank you for posting the clip of the protest.
It is unfortunate we have to endure this kind of media, they are fueled by hate.
I can only imagine how warped your view of the nation and world would be if you actually believed CNN reported news and not propaganda. It's sad. The protest in Germany seemed rather pleasant.
There is this German children´s novel "Jim Button and Luke the Engineer". One figure is Mr. Tur Tur, a "Scheinriese", a person of normal stature who only appears giant from far away. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Butto … ine_Driver
News are always "Scheinriese". The events appear to be bigger if observed from far away.
Whenever we have a storm flood endangering our coastline, our Australian relatives call to hear if everything is ok. If we hear of bush fires near Canberra, in return we call and they tell us not to make so much fuss.
News are always this way. I assume 90% is "Scheinriese" and 10% is twist. Just inform yourself in other news outlets if you don´t agree to the twist ... and relax.
I think there is a case to be made for misinterpretation of some news stories. I also believe there is a case to be made for intentional spinning of facts to fit your agenda. As well as prompting propaganda. There are also stories that are simply lies. It's all part of today's journalism.
CNN put's out nothing but propaganda 24/7. It is very clear and should be to anyone with even a bit of intelligence.
For the life of me, I've tried to find these shadows on the wall that they've deemed "Far-Right" but typically what I find is only the fringest of the fringe...such a negligible population of people while we have declared Marxists destroying everything in sight for the whole world to see. If there are Nazis all over the place, it should be easy enough for CNN to cover without hesitation. Show me the receipts where far right groups are gathering by the thousands and being funded millions of dollars. Can we stop with this charade already?
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