The media has been caught lying about several key issues, particularly over the past several years. It’s influenced public perception about elections, viruses, police-involved shootings and self-defense situations. All these have had a major influence on how we live our daily lives. And the worst part about the situation is that the same media companies that have pushed blatantly false narratives for years are now telling us what to think about the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Supporting the people of Ukraine and Russia is not the same thing as cheering on their governments. Both governments have their shortcomings and corruption within; neither should be trusted blindly. There are a lot of discrepancies right now about the situation on the ground. And the only thing we can be sure of is that we should be skeptical of both Kremlin and Deep State propaganda.
A free country has access to all the information, regardless of what’s true or what the majority of people might agree with at the time. Without being able to determine the truth about what’s happening, people are unable to make free and informed decisions.
It turns out that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy isn’t the champion of democracy that we were led to believe. At this time, Zelenskyy has banned all opposition parties within the country; he’s even nationalized Ukrainian television — not exactly Thomas Jefferson over there.
On Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson explained the ban of political opponents in the Ukrainian legislature. Reporting on the largest opposition party in Ukraine, a party that held 43 seats in the parliament, he declared that “over the weekend the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, banned that party. Opposition Platform for Life is now prohibited from ‘all activity within Ukraine.’” At the command of Zelenskyy, it is now impossible for anybody to run against him for president. Ten other parties have been banned in the same manner.
And while Zelenskyy cancels his political opposition, our media — a group that seems to champion such behavior here at home — continues to all but deify the “best producer” award winner and “best actor” award nominee.
Not quite the democracy that’s been displayed on the mainstream news. Regarding Carlson’s coverage of the Ukrainian government, one of the hosts on The View, Whoopie Goldberg, said, “They used to arrest people for stuff like this.” Carlson responded on his show, asking, “When did they arrest people for saying stuff like this, and who is ‘they’ exactly?”
With the way the media is covering Ukraine, it would seem that Zelenskyy doesn’t have any time to worry about what the media is saying — remember, they claimed that Zelenskyy was fighting for his country on the front line.
Politicians in the United States are praising Zelenskyy as a hero. But what type of hero is he? Many around the world look at Xi Jinping as a hero — but China has concentration camps. It’s important to pay very close attention to who hails Zelenskyy as a hero and who questions his leadership style. When everybody is sprinting toward the same cliff at hypersonic speed, questions might be a good thing to consider.
Carlson had more to add on the media’s silence about Ukraine’s leadership: “Maybe because Ukraine now has exactly the sort of democracy they’d like to see here in the United States? We hate to think that could be true — it’s scary to think that’s true — but ask yourself [this], play this word game if they could find a ‘national security pretext’ for it — a war, for example — do you think Adam Schiff and Kamala Harris — or Mitch McConnell — would pause for even a second before banning their political opponents from running for office in this country? Do you think they would hesitate before pulling [Tucker Carlson Tonight] off the air forever? No, of course not. They’d do it in a flash. Then they’d call it ‘democracy.’ These people love Zelenskyy not because he represents Ukrainian people, but because Zelenskyy is exactly the leader they would like to be, [one] with wildly expanded war powers to make everyone who complains shut up at gunpoint.”
If you think, after everything we’ve been through over the last few years, that the media is being honest about anything happening in Europe right now, you’ve still got a lot to learn about the people who staff the media companies walking in lockstep right now. And don’t believe that the left — and part of the right — won’t throw our Constitution in the trash for a certain amount of money or power, you’ve still got a lot to learn about the people in our government.