I led a team into the former Soviet Union in the 1980s. Our Bibles were taken away at the border (even a copy of TIME magazine) because the Communist Party controlled their society and didn’t want “free” ideas entering the land of the gulags.
At that time the Soviets ran the media outlets, including the famed “Pravda” newspaper which spewed Bolshevik propaganda. I remember being concerned at the time that a government could control the press.
Today, in the United States, it seems almost the other way around. A “free” press treacherously colludes with a Deep State to bring down an elected government.
I’m sure that you are aware that some of the best-selling books of the past five years have been written by news anchor Bill O’Reilly. They carry titles such as Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing the Rising Sun.
This “Killing Series” has sold millions of copies and has been translated into dozens of languages. Not only are the books well written in gripping novel-style, but they also contain great history that is educating a new generation.
You may by aware that Bill O’Reilly was let go by Fox News a week ago under controversial circumstances. At the time, The O’Reilly Factor was the number one news show on cable television worldwide–and held that position for fifteen years.
There’s been a lot of soul-searching the past three weeks by pollsters, political pundits, and the mainstream media as to why Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential race.
To be honest, there’s also been a lot of protesting and sour grapes. Now, George Soros is funding an attempt to overturn the election results by demanding recounts in some of the closely contested states. I predict this charade will go nowhere.
But the most interesting “spin” to me on why secular progressivism was smashed by Heartland America at the ballot box this year is the concept of “fake news.”
Let’s take a look at fake news and good news.
Here’s the supposed problem as articulated by the Huffington Post: