The Biased Media

The media is composed of countless sources, created by innumerable individuals, every single one of whom has biases. But Trump supporters are fucking delusional if they think “the media” is particularly or especially based toward their President. I give you exhibit A, which popped up in my Facebook Feed today:

The title of this piece reads, Trump Just signed New Law Making Drug Tests Mandatory For Welfare – Look What Immediately Happened. The headlining photograph as it appears in a user’s Facebook Feed depicts Trump appearing to sign a law (Trump Just signed New Law Making Drug Tests Mandatory), juxtaposed with what might be a chaotic mob of angry protesters, presumably lazy welfare recipients who are enraged at the new regulation (Look What Immediately Happened).

I’m not even going to go into detail regarding the fact corporate welfare to gigantic businesses is also socialist spending i.e. WELFARE. Never mind that businesses, banks, farms, and pretty much the entire incompetent auto industry of America regularly receive subsidies, bailouts, and handouts, and plenty of the rank and file of those entities are snorting cocaine, drinking booze, and smoking weed, and not once have I heard Republicans call for lobbyists, employees, or board members of those subsidy-receiving entities to be drug-tested. But I’ll spare you of that today, and focus on this story, its title, and its editor’s unfortunate, and dishonest, selection of featured graphics.

If you by chance read the real story behind the photograph on the right, you’d recall – yes, there were in fact angry people involved in a protest.

Except here’s the problem.

The picture is from June 22, 1996, has nothing to do with welfare, and actually depicts an incident in which an 18-year-old black woman, Keshia Thomas, defended a KKK member against violence during a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1996.

I shit you not. See here, here, here, here, and here.

This photograph was taken in the context of people (rightfully) protesting the Ku Klux Klan. It captured an inspirational moment of humanity in which one individual went out of her way to protect a total degenerate loser who supports segregation, white supremacy, white nationalism, and probably lynching, because she felt it was wrong to threaten him with violence for his views – and the Trump media has used it out of context in a vile and reprehensible manipulation of truth and racial politics to imply the people pictured are rioting because welfare benefits are being threatened. Indeed, the absurdity is too much to bear.

So for all you Trump supporters who claim the media is particularly biased toward Trump – fuck your, fuck your Trump, and Fuck you.



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