Mindplay --- Are We Being Played By The Mainstream Media?

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image83
    Sharlee01posted 2 years ago

    Straight up --- Is the media stoking racial division? Simply consider, when George Floyd was killed by a white police officer while he was being arrested the media went wild. Giving 24/7 coverage of  Floyd's death. Stoking the fact it was a white on black crime. They aired the police video or should I say a small bit of it that showed a policeman kneeling on Mr. Floyd's neck. Now, the full video has been released which certain;y showed that Mr. Floyd not only put up a fight but a very good fight... It also provided the sound bits that showed the police were very professional, and actually sounded caring in the way they were handling the situation as Mr. Floyd grappled with them.

    So, did the media seek to add fuel to a long time racial fire, police brutality against black citizens? If they had chosen to show the entire clip, could have many looked at the death of Mr. Floyd differently? Would we have had the protest and deaths that occurred in these past weeks, as well as the riots and destruction that resulted in the wake of the many riots? 

    For weeks we have watched a media pointed out the problems of police brutality, yet barely cover the increase of black on black violent deaths in our major cities. One should perhaps realize this kind of selective reporting works to widen the racial divide.

    Let's now consider the death of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro a black child. He was shot by a black man while sleeping in his bed. The media covered it 24/7 with great detail. His mom was invited to the White House, and President Trump gave her the opportunity to speak to the Nation.

    Now consider the death of five-year-old Cannon Hinnant --- Cannon's father, told ABC News he and his family, including his three children and fiancée, had come home from church on Aug. 9 when the kids said they wanted to play outside. A few minutes later, he heard a gunshot.

    "I flew out of my front door and the first thing I see is my son laying on the ground," he told ABC News. "I had to scoop my son up and hold him in my arms as his blood ran down my arm, and all I could do was pray to God." Note the date --- Aug 9,  The media did not even report this boy's death until  Aug 14,  after it was very obvious social media was exploding with comments on Cannon's death, and the lack of media interest in his death. Those on social media made sure that Cannon's death was noticed, and soon it became a story that resembled a racial crime. A black man killed a white child.

    Would have it been labeled a race crime if the media reported when it occurred? Did the fact that the media did not report  Cannon's death in a timely fashion promote some to consider it a race crime? A crime that inflamed white people, as well as many black people...

    In my opinion, the media is the culprit. And it has become increasingly clear to me that the media not only picks and chooses what we see and hear. but seeks to further the racial dived in this country. Never, have we witnessed such division in the country, and we need to stop in our tracks and simpy consider the damage that is being done by our current media. In my opinion, we as citizens need to start waking up to the reality of the power that the press holds over us all. Media has become a long-arm of Washington in this election year. They clearly seek to promote racial tension and division, clearly to obtain the black vote. It's not a new trick, in fact, it's a very old well-used trick that the Democrats pull out when needed. As a rule for centuries, it has worked. Will, we let it work or start looking for, demanding truth?https://hubpages.com/feed/#

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The saintly ( Lol spell check corrected my "silent" ) majority, will stand up, don their halos of wisdom and calmly speak up ... just in the nick of time. Others will finally listen to their calm logic, like Bill Barr, and accurate portrayal of the truth, like Ben Carson and Candace Owens. I like the example and tone set by the governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem. These people are the forerunners of the type of leadership that people will be more and more willing to respect and follow. America will prevail, and not be torn down, so have faith and shine on brightly. smile

      Thanks for this great topic discussion, Sharlee01
      It seems pretty obvious to people who have access to alternative news stations that these stations are killing themselves.

      People who do not have cable channels are the ones being tyrannized by utterly fake news.

      I mean utter lies.

      I have a friend who has the Fire Stick. She has Access to Pluto TV. Her eyes are suddenly way opened. ( ... hopfully, to the truth!)

    2. Quilligrapher profile image78
      Quilligrapherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      All of the accusations in this post are in the form of unsupported and unanswered questions designed to smear news outlets by substituting innuendo for verifiable facts. In this statement, however, the illusion of a media-wide conspiracy is replaced with a totally false accusation. The post explicitly asserts that America's news organizations had "chosen" to suppress the videos from body-cams worn by Officers Thomas Lane and Alex Kueng. This claim, by the way, is making an encore appearance after failing to get much attention in a previous thread.{1}   Never the less, the accusation is as untrue now as it was then.

      As reported by the DailyMail.com...
      "Transcripts from the videos were released in mid-July but a judge in Minneapolis had ruled the video could only be viewed in the courthouse, meaning few people have had the chance to watch the powerful images." {2}

      There is also a unique irony in this thread. When the judge finally lifted the order blocking the display and distribution of the Lane-Kueng videos, Fox News published this report: 
      "A judge has ordered the release of body camera footage from two former Minneapolis police officers charged in connection with the death of George Floyd, after a legal challenge by media organizations demanding the video be made widely available" {3}

      While some repeatedly accuse the free press of intentionally withholding the video footage from the public, a coalition of media organizations was fighting for our right to see it.

      {1} https://hubpages.com/forum/post/4150348

      {2} https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl … 71/Police-

      {3} https://www.foxnews.com/us/body-cam-foo … ased-judge

      1. gmwilliams profile image84
        gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Nice to hear from you Quilligrapher.

        1. Quilligrapher profile image78
          Quilligrapherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you so much for that!


          1. gmwilliams profile image84
            gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            You're quite welcome indeed.


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