By Liberty Report Staff
Unintentionally, President Trump has shown everyone what government-"licensed" mainstream media is all about.
Trump attacks their dishonesty. But dishonesty is baked in. It's pretty much a requirement.
Mainstream media has bamboozled Americans to support a century of devastating wars. It was all dishonest and propped up with lies.
But those lies were OK.
They were "licensed" lies.
Honesty is not a criteria for keeping your government license.
Just the thought of government licenses for networks should send chills down everyone's spines. It's Orwellian to the core.
Here's a good question: Trump doesn't approve of the "reporting" now. But what's going to happen when he tries to trump up another war?
As with all wars, the propaganda will have to be built on a mountain of lies. Will Trump threaten the networks as they help him to peddle? Will he threaten to take away their "licenses"?
Of course not.
Did you ever notice that government-licensed mainstream networks are always on the same page when it comes to "news"?
"Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ Test"
"Ivana Trump says she is the 'First Lady'
The mainstream media are like mental babysitters.
Government schools babysit your mind when you're a kid, and mainstream media takes over when you become an adult.
Meanwhile, as everyone focuses on the bubble gum topic of the day, the real crimes are happening in the background. Yet, you'd never know it if your source of information is the mainstream media.
Sure, you may get different arguments from different networks. But the scope of the arguments fit on what Tom Woods refers to as a 3x5 index card of allowable opinion.
On lefty networks you'll get passionate arguments saying "Taxes should be 50% of your income. Government is the great superhero."
On the right, you'll hear "No...no...no...that's tyranny! Taxes should be 49.5% of your income."
Left or Right, you're in government's hip pocket.
That's the function that "licensed" media serves. Go ahead and pick a side ... it makes no difference whatsoever.
Fortunately, with each passing day, more and more people are turning off the licensed media.
The damage that they've done by acting as megaphones for government power cannot be measured.