Joseph Goebbels, the head of Adolf Hitler’s Ministry of Propaganda, once said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such a time as the state can shield the people from the political, economic, and military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the state to use all of its power to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state.” In light of Goebbels’ words, it’s easy to see why Albert Einstein, who fled Nazi Germany, issued the following warning to a gullible globe, “Blind believe in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
The media, in today’s America, has, for all practical purposes, become our government’s “Ministry of Propaganda.” It has long ceased to inform us and is now committed to indoctrinating us. It makes no difference whither we are talking about network news, cable news, or national public radio and television, they are all, to one degree or another, dedicated to persuading the public, through false narratives, to practice preferred group think. When it comes to our present-day press, most newspapers serve as newsletters for the Democratic Party and most journalists serve as propagandists for progressive politicians. Long gone is any semblance of objectivity or even the slightest pretense of impartiality.
In an incredible dissent to a court ruling this past March, Judge Laurence Silberman, of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit, wrote that our Democratic Party controlled press and accompanying Big Tech censorship of conservative voices will soon put all Americans under the iron fist of an “authoritarian or dictatorial regime.”
On Australia’s Sky News, Australian journalists recently made fun of American journalists, for their fawning coverage of feeble and faltering Joe Biden on his first foreign trip as our president. While the Australian journalists admitted the obvious, that Biden embarrassed himself on the world stage, they excoriated American journalists for portraying Biden as the recipient of a planetary standing ovation. One Australian journalist, Sophie Elsworth, bemoaned how appalling it has become to watch America’s fourth estate morph into the Joe Biden Fan Club, which Elsworth clams, proves that “straight news reporting” is no longer “existent” in the United States.
Many conservative Americans look at Fox News as an oasis in the arid desert of our modern-day media. However, a closer look will prove this presumed oasis to be nothing more than a mirage. Take for example the recent resignation of Kari Lake, a top-rated Fox News anchor in Phoenix, Arizona. According to her, she resigned over the sad state of journalism in America today. In her video goodby to viewers, Lake complained that “the profession of journalism is in many ways unrecognizable to what it was when [she] walked into [her] first newsroom in 1992.” She went on to warn viewers that many of the stories being read to them on the news today, even on Fox News, are “not fully truthful.”
When you couple with Kari Lake's resignation the recent suspension of Ivory Heckler, a reporter for Fox News in Houston, Texas, you begin to realize that there is a Fox in our modern-day media henhouse. Heckler was suspended for releasing tapes exposing “corruption” and “censorship” at Fox Corp. According to her, Fox News prioritizes corporate interests over the viewers’ interest, by putting its leadership and advertisers, which includes the CDC, before the public good. Viewers, Heckler warns, are being deceived by carefully crafted false narratives.
It has been rightfully said that the media wields enormous power in our world. It can make wrong out to be right and right out to be wrong. It can make the guilty out to be innocent and the innocent out to be guilty. And it can report truth as lies and lies as truth. Undoubtedly, you’ve heard the old adage: Perception is reality. Whatever you perceive to be true will have the same effect upon you, upon your actions and attitudes, regardless of whether it is true or not. Therefore, all the media has to do to control the minds of today’s gullible masses is to persuade people to perceive its propaganda as truth and reality. If we do, we’ll join the masses mesmerized by our modern-day media and march in a hypnotic state behind the Pied Pipers of our government's Ministry of Propaganda until we've marched our representative republic into a police state.