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originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: DBCowboy
So you're happy they weren't right wing mentalist, though the hoop-jumping to paint them as democrats is glaring.
When an unambiguous right wing fool shoots up a place, suddenly 'there are crazies from both sides'
Sure 2 teens were staunch democrats that's why they wanted to kill people and Obama just for kicks
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
What I find ironic about this incident is, it was all over the local news last night, and even on the national news...UNTIL...it was determined there was a transgender and a trump-hating democrat involved...THEN...the story just vanished from the media altogether! This morning, there was nothing about it, like it never happened!!
Why is this??????
Note - That's a rhetorical question...we all know why this is!!
Answer: Left wing media bias and TDS!!
A friend of both of them wrote on Instagram that Devon “did not do what he did because he’s liberal or to make a statement. He did it due to internal struggles. They’re both struggling with mental health issues and this is a time for awareness. Alec did not do this because he’s trans, but had people supported him in the way that he needed and deserved, he would not have struggled so much that he got pushed over the edge.” The friend also wrote that they didn’t allegedly act because of hate for others but rather “hate in themselves” and called for more support for LGBT youth. She added that they did a “horrible thing.”
Sorry for 5th grade question
originally posted by: BoscoMoney
a reply to: uncommitted
Do you have any factual evidence of there not being any factual evidence?
SMFH. Sometimes I wonder what reality is like for some people.
originally posted by: spacedoubt
Glad the Trumptastics find humor in this.
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: FinallyAwake
Actually not a 5th grade question at all. In fact, it's an important question which people need to understand if anything is ever done to correct it (somewhat). The answer is quite complicated actually, so I'll try to hit some of the highlights. A person could write entire books on the subject and still not cover it completely.
First, much of the "press" always leaned somewhat left, and there was good reason for this...in the beginning. Not all, but a good portion. The underpinning of "news" relied on the 1st Amendment of free speech, and was a mechanism to prevent government tyranny. It was an unofficial check and balance of the common man. It kept government from going out of control without an opposing voice. This was a good thing...again, in the beginning (of this country).
For every left leaning media voice there was a right leaning one, and people could look at both sides of an issue and make up their own minds. Over time though people realized that information was power, and those with wealth and status wanted more wealth and status. Controlling information helped them achieve this. Even up to this point there was still 'balance' and no particular slant across all of the media because these types of people existed on both the left and the right. This quasi balance existed all the way up until the 1960's when the US government really did go out of control with things like the Viet Nam conflict. This resulted in the first real test of the 1st Amendment since the formation of the country in 1776; the whole peace/love/hippy movement. The government response to this was to become more secretive, and this led to the real parting of the ways between the right and the left. The left was now exploiting all the socialistic programs of government and the right stood in opposition to this. Politicians on the left pandered to these ideals, and politician on the right pandered to conservative ideals, but the divide between right and left only increased.
You have to keep in mind, America was still a world leader in production of goods and agriculture during this time. But the left embraced more than just the hippy movement, they also embraced the blue collar working man (the average 8-5 factory worker, etc.). This garnered tremendous power for the left. The right, from the left's perspective, embraced the white collar status and up from there. The divide between right and left only grew greater.
During this time countries like China were still in the dark ages on the world production stage. But then in the late 70's foreign influence in the production world began to creep into the US. This was stemmed for a while in the early 80's, but then US dominance in the world GDP continued to decline (and has really ever since). Politicians on both sides continued to pander to the ever increasing divide between right and left.
This led all the way up to the birth of the Internet to the masses in the 90's. Prior to this the Internet had been an obscure medium used mostly by academia. With the creation of the WWW there was a paradigm shift in the way people got their information. Here's where the right really dropped the ball. The right wrongly assumed what was now called the "mainstream media" or MSM (as opposed to the 'alternate media') was dead for the most part and believed the Internet would counteract this.
The entertainment industry, traditionally a left leaning segment of society, embraced not only the Internet but traditional media as well. While the right wasn't paying attention, the big entertainment conglomerates started gobbling up media as a whole. This started with entertainment, but soon crept into news and every other form of media. The right wasn't paying attention and lost control of the media...thinking it was dead or nearly so.
Then in the 2000's the MSM became increasingly 'weaponized'. It was no longer just about 'entertainment', but increasingly more about indoctrination of left leaning values. It was a major coup de tat for the left. The right wasn't done tripping over itself though. With the advent of networks like FOX, the right thought they had restored balance, but in reality FOX was just an illusion of this. The right still sat and did nothing, and the left eventually gained complete control of the media. Eventually, the weaponized media would be used as a very effective political tool for the left, and the right was left flat footed.
To unwind all of this will not be easy, if even possible. But it's important people understand how this all happened.