Counter Punch: Media Matters Twisted Information
Media Matters, what a joke. One major difference between this so-called news website and a conservative website, is that conservative websites reports news with rational thought. Media Matters just bashes Fox and well known conservatives. Media Matters frames some of their articles with biased opinions before the articles actually begin such as this one did. This article that was under their research section did just that, put pieces of information and conversations together from different time periods to frame their agenda of misinformation.
This article titled;
If Media Matters was a website of truth, it would frame its titles, opening sentences with facts and context. However, being that they have been proven to work with the Obama White House. As well as being funded by George Soros, who is known in some countries as an economic terrorist, uses its reporting by this website to push their agenda of lies. This should be a concern to those who actually care about actual news reporting.
For instance, eight days ago, on April 22nd 2012, Matt Gertz from Media Matters wrote an article title;
wrote about how the South Carolina voter ID laws discriminate against everyone who is not white. Let me just say this, for the left to assume that these laws discriminate is completely nonsense. By this assumption, they are saying that black people or people of color are not smart enough to show an ID or have the know how to obtain one when voting. So for any Liberal to say this is, is by nature assuming the least about an individual. Liberals are assuming that one group of Americans needs assistance from a group of masterminds from up on high. The only way Liberals stay in power is by separating us from one another. We are all Americans, just because someone has a different skin color does not make that individual more or less of a person, PERIOD.
Recently I went to my local DMV to ask about registering to vote. The lady at the counter asked for a drivers license, she scanned it, then told me to have a seat. She was black, I am white. Is that racist? Was she discriminating toward white males? After taking my seat in the waiting room, where there was more black woman working behind the counter and more white people waiting, is that racist? When my number was called, I went up to the counter, and I was asked for my drivers license again. Oh no! RACISM is rampart at the local South Carolina DMV’s. What do I do? Or maybe those are the required laws.
With that said, Matt Gertz is a typical Media Matters Liberal author, Framing a conversation with misinformation. There were 953 supposed voter fraud cases in this South Carolina article from The State that Gertz used, to spin his story into a discriminatory fashion. The article;
Was reported back on February 24th 2012, where the 207 cases that Gertz referred to in his article, with no other mention of the remaining 696 cases. The reason why these cases were not referred to by Gertz is because, it would hinder the misinformation by Gertz and Media Matters. Why would it hinder his claim? According to The State;
“The State Election Commission said Thursday that 95 percent of the 207 allegedly dead people who voted in the 2010 general election either were alive and cast ballots legally or did not vote.”
“But, citing limited manpower and money, the commission said its review of zombie voters did not include 696 other allegedly dead voters whom some state officials say cast ballots in elections before 2010.”
Therefore in order for Gertz and Media Matters to actually try to frame this conversation in the light that they want, they must distort and leave out certain bits of information, even though they use links to the articles they cited in Gertz’s article. In Gertz’s article, he provide NO evidence what so ever about any case of how voter ID laws would suppress votes of non-whites. Gertz wrote;
“The state’s Election Commission director didn’t just “dispute those findings”; the commission investigated and debunked them. Reviewing the 207 contested votes from the 2010 election, the commission found that 106 were clerical errors by poll workers, 56 were errors by the DMV, 32 were cases of people being credited as voting when they hadn’t, and three were absentee ballots cast by voters who died before Election Day. The commission said they had “insufficient information” regarding the final ten contested votes, but found no evidence of fraud.”
While the break down of the 207 cases, are pulled directly from article by The State, is correct. Gertz and Media Matters continues to write and frame the conversation about a small portion of the 953 cases. Never at all speaking about the remaining cases. Therefore they are framing the conversation that Voter ID laws discriminate , while offering no evidence of discrimination. They are using a case of supposed voter fraud as prove of discrimination, while none of the 207 cases, had anything to do with voter discrimination. That is misinformation.
In the article above, that I started out with, speaks about how ObamaCare basically saved women from health care discrimination. Liberals seem to think that America started when Obama was elected and that woman and children were just rampantly laying in the streets, sick and dying. However, my mother and sister were just fine, I personally never saw any women or children laying sick and dying in the streets as I drove around to work and school. Maybe it was just in other cities. If that was the actual case, then why was there not massive media coverage everyday in the news while George W. Bush was president? Why is there not stories of how ObamaCare has just scooped up people from the streets into safety and utopianism wonders? Media Matters reported;
“This week, Fox News host Sean Hannity scoffed at the idea that women face discriminatory practices from the health insurance industry, arguing that it is “disinformation” to claim that repeal of the health care reform law, which bans such practices, will again subject women to unfair and discriminatory treatment by insurers. In fact, the law bans insurance companies from its current practice of charging women higher premiums for the same coverage as men, and forbids insurers from listing pregnancy as a pre-existing condition, which was often used by some providers as an excuse to deny coverage.”
As I said before, framing a conversation to make it sound like something else. Is the standard for Media Matters and those who contribute to their agenda of Liberalism. The “War on Women” is false, and is backed up with no actual evidence by doctors or those in the field. The only evidence Media Matters offers is, bits of conversation taken out of context by people from Fox News and conservatives in general.
In order to actually debunk articles that are published by Media Matters, all you need to do is apply a little bit of common sense and rational thought to what they are claiming. However, that being said, many Liberals do not know how to apply rational thought to their arguments. They run off of emotion, and not thought. They believe that the government should be the provider for everyone. They believe that human beings can be molded into perfection one day. Those of us currently living, are just a means to that end. That Utopia, they wish to construct through legislation. That is why they are called Progressives and not Communists. They force the change slowly and not through revolution. This is why everything they say and do, has to play on emotions and governmental intervention. If liberals do not discredit those who have a different view or a rational view of how the world actually works, they will not be able to push their agenda. They will lose their argument and be seen for what they really are. Liberals live in a world where they believe that mankind lives in a constant “state of war” rather than a constant “state of nature.” Therefore they believe that we need to be controlled, silenced, and shut down in order for them to control how we live and act on a regular basis. The only way for them to try and force their agenda upon us, without an actual revolution of violence, they must use misinformation to change the conversation and shut down the other side of the conversation. That is the goal of Media Matters and those who support and contribute to this website.