Long ago when I worked for the federal government I learned that often the foreign press tells a much different story than the American news media when it comes to politics in America. So I began checking the foreign news on a daily basis and compared it to the USA news media coverage.
Not only is the difference remarkable, our Constitution and the guarantee of individual freedom and freedom of the press has no real impact in determining the truth.
In over fifty years of monitoring the media, however, there has never been such a dramatic breakdown in telling the truth as this year. The good news is the public is highly skeptical of both candidates and parties so few believe the news media version either.
In the past media outlets tended to be ideologically linked to a political party or a political philosophy and often both. This year you can throw out history because the lines of demarcation between the warring parties has been blurred, compromised, twisted and turned.
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Forget truth, it does not stand a chance. At the same time polarization has achieved such a miserable level that the difference between political parties is even blurred as both are addicted to massive corporate funds.
Once upon a time networks sought and told the truth. Sadly, that day is far behind us. More truth comes from illegally hacked emails than from politician's mouths. More truth comes from the downtrodden and often forgotten than from the powerful special interests who rule America.
In the interest of passing on truth to you, the following links, most to foreign media outlets, will give you another side of the campaign our media media fail to identify. Yes the world is watching, and the first thing they notice is the institutional bias, deception, and manipulation of the news.
Hurricane Matthew and Haiti Coverage
The Independent UK
Hurricane Matthew: In
Haiti the death toll stands
at 877 but the
media does not seem to care US
Horrors left by Hurricane Matthew become clear in Haiti
Haiti and Clinton Foundation
Telesur News of Latin America
Hillary Clinton Already Has Destructive Legacy in
The Clintons’ Haiti Screw-Up, As Told By Hillary’s Emails
The Clintons’ Haiti Screw-Up, As Told By Hillary’s Email
Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians Clinton
The Clinton-Bush Fund has closed up shop in Haiti
Hacked Email Story
BBC World News
Hillary Clinton's Wall St speeches published by Wikileaks