Media, Like The GF Tribune, Can’t Help Themselves, They Just Gotta Lie

Take a look at the picture at the top of this article. It was published on the Vox “news” site today with the headline, “Trump’s latest tweets are from an alternate reality where the protests are out of control”.

That particular picture is intended to remind you of someone. The headline with it is intended to make you believe that anyone who thinks that some of the protests have gotten out of control is “from an alternate reality”.

The alternate reality is actually the space that Vox occupies because they apparently believe we can’t see whats going on in our country with our own eyes.

“Oh”, but you say, “well Vox is just a left-wing propaganda rag, real news media isn’t like that.” You’re only half right, the first half.

Here’s a headline from ABC News yesterday.

Do you see the subtle deception and bias here? The President didn’t say he was going to use the military to “stop protests”. That’s not just an innocent mistake, it’s an outright lie.

Here’s what the President actually said.

“As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults, and the wanton destruction of property…We will end it now.”

You can read the full statement from the President here.

“Oh”, but you say, “that’s the national media, our local media gives us the straight scoop.” Wrong.

Here’s a headline also from yesterday’s Great Falls Tribune online.

No, that is a direct lie. The President did not call protests “acts of domestic terror”.

Here is what the President actually said.

“Small-business owners have seen their dreams utterly destroyed.  New York’s Finest have been hit in the face with bricks.  Brave nurses, who have battled the virus, are afraid to leave their homes.  A police precinct station has been overrun.  Here in the nation’s capital, the Lincoln Memorial and the World War Two Memorial have been vandalized.  One of our most historic churches was set ablaze.  A federal officer in California, an African American enforcement hero, was shot and killed.

These are not acts of peaceful protest.  These are acts of domestic terror.  The destruction of innocent life and the spilling of innocent blood is an offense to humanity and a crime against God.”

The Great Falls Tribune is lying to all of us with their dishonest headline.

They are fully aware that most folks just read a headline and move on without reading the article. Is it any wonder that they’re a laughingstock in the town they’re supposed to be serving?

And is it any wonder that the mainstream media in general is held in such low esteem by the American public.

Posted by Philip M. Faccenda

Philip M. Faccenda is an AIA award-winning architect and planner. He is the Editor-in-Chief of E-City Beat.

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7 Replies to “Media, Like The GF Tribune, Can’t Help Themselves, They Just Gotta Lie”

  1. Lonnie Adkins June 3, 2020 at 7:08 PM

    The Trib quit being a local paper a long time ago


  2. Curious Betsy June 3, 2020 at 9:32 PM

    I have one question. You state and I quote : “No, that is a direct lie. The President did not call protests “acts of domestic terror”.”

    In the quote from the president that follows it is stated, “These are not acts of peaceful protest. These are acts of domestic terror.”

    I fail to see how your statement is compatible with the latter. Can you please clarify?


  3. Curious Betsy,
    That’s an easy one. Let me help you understand. Murder, Arson, Theft and Destruction are not acts of protest, they are crimes. Those are acts of Domestic Terrorism. My statement is totally compatible with the statement made by the President.


  4. I don’t think that the Orange One knew the difference between a
    peaceful protest and acts of Domestic Terrorism when he sicced the police on the protesters for his photo op. A pandemic, economy tanked, riots in the streets, murder wasps, the O.P.O.S. hiding in his bunker. I’m surprised it took over three years for things to go to hell under him.


  5. Rick and Phil saying the media lies is rich. This whole “blog” that pretends to be non biased is right wing propaganda at its finest. Especially when they ban people they don’t agree with. Makes sense since they seem to cry about platforms stifling free speech but have no issues stifling those they don’t agree with.


    1. But now that ECB has laid down the gauntlet for media honesty, we can expect nothing but total honesty and straightforward reporting right here from now on.


  6. YES! TY ECITY for not being a sellout like the Trib and KRTV!!!


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