What is that, you may ask? Well, it’s the “new media” of sorts. In the old days, reporters reported. They came up through the ranks and they were fairly objective. They knew their territory and they knew their subject. Yes, I know about “yellow dog” journalism. But it wasn’t hidden then under the patina of “objectivity” we suffer through today. Today’s journalists, for the most part, are agenda journalists. They have an ideological agenda that has been introduced to them early and nurtured through years of schooling and grad school.
Given what we read and hear, most people would gather that the agenda they follow is that of the left. Why? Well, has anyone taken a good hard look at academia lately? Or is asking that a micro-aggression? Help, I need a safe space.
Here’s an example. If you saw a headline that said “Poll: 70 percent believe in climate change“, what would you infer from that? We all know that “climate change” is the left’s newest code phrase for man-made global warming. They had “global warming” pretty much shoved down their throats by multitudes of questions they couldn’t answer and conditions that didn’t meet their claims. So they decided on a squishy term: climate change.
Here’s the term in use:
“Americans know climate action is critical — they’re seeing its impacts with their own eyes. Climate change is a moral issue, a health issue, and a jobs issue — and that’s why the strong majority of Americans want the federal government to do something about it, and support the strong outcome in Paris.”
And naturally, the headline in question reinforces McCarthy’s claim. “The strong majority of Americans” want the fed to do something about as well as supporting the outcome in Paris. 70% would sure seem like a “strong majority” would’t it? And “The Hill” is on it, reinforcing the agenda the claim.
Unfortunately for the alarmists, the data again doesn’t support the claim. The Hill has to admit:
But the support is complicated. Pollsters found that only 27 percent of respondents agree with the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activity is the main cause of climate change.
Oh, so wait, only 27% agree with the government and EPA? So the headline could have been “27% agree that human activity is the main cause of climate change?” Well, that’s certainly a different kettle of fish, isn’t it? One could then assume that while the rest agree that the climate is likely changing and they may believe it has to do with the natural cycles of the earth. But of course, that wouldn’t further the agenda, would it. So a deceptive headline and the hope that the marginally informed won’t read any further has to be what The Hill is shooting for here.
Instead, The Hill decides it is the result of partisanship, not a lack of scientific proof:
“The data exposes the extent to which this has become a partisan political issue in the U.S. rather than a scientific issue,” Tony MacDonald, director of Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute, said in a statement accompanying the poll results.
Again, nonsense. No mention of the “scientific” problems with the alarmist “science”. An 18 year hiatus from warming. Fudged data. Totally inaccurate models. Predictions and claims that have shown themselves to be wildly false. That’s not politics, that’s hype, based on pseudo-science, gone terribly wrong and the American people have recognized it for what it is. But the claim of partisan politics helps the agenda, because it infers that the other side is simply too ignorant and partisan to see the forest for the trees.
As for what Americans “strongly believe”, the environment, or “climate change”, barely registers as shown here in a Gallup roundup of problems the citizens of this country are concerned with. It comes in 16th on a list of 23.
Yes, that’s right, the environment/pollution weighs in just before “Guns/Gun control”. Yet these two non-issues are being heavily pursued by those in charge of our agenda driven government with the aid of the media. Will of the people? Passe. Used simply as rhetorical window dressing. There is no desire to do the people’s will. There is only a desire to fulfill the political and ideological agenda. And that’s why the number one issue that concerns the most people is our “Government/Congress/Politicians”. The facade of popularly sanctioned government is cracking noticeably finally and the intent is clear, even with the agenda media trying to clear the way and patch up the cracks.
It’s this unholy alliance that has helped apply and tighten the shackles that have crippled our abilities to properly exercise our freedoms. You’d think real journalists would have a natural skepticism about anything government says, yet for the most part, they are the government’s publishing arm, putting out unchecked propaganda at every turn or, as above, twisting information in such a way as to favor the agenda talking points.
But only the agenda of the left. They’re relentless in their “fact checking” if the agenda is challenged.
All one has to do is consider how the current president, who by any standard has been a total failure at foreign policy, has been left alone by the media where a president on the right would have been challenged at every failure and hounded for answers as to why he’s performing so miserably.
And yet, we see the media instead concentrating its efforts on numbers 16 and 17 on the above list.