Book Title: Unfreedom of the Press
Author: Mark R. Levin
As reported in UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS, 80 percent of Democrats trust the media, while 80 percent of Republicans distrust the media. Why is that?
When I was a liberal (before the crazy leftists took over), I thought the media was fair. That's because they were telling me what I wanted to hear. NBC and CNN and The New York Times, those were the good news sources. Fox News was a bad news source. That's what I was told, and that's what I believed.
But I've walked away from the left, and now my head is clear. Today, I'm a conservative, and today I'm well aware that the mainstream media is biased toward the left. If you're a conservative, you're aware of it, too. As Levin reports, President Trump often mentions CBS, CNN, NBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post as the worst displayers of bias.
Therefore, UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS, by Mark R. Levin, isn't a book that will shock conservatives with the basics. We already know the basics. What the book does is dive into examples and the history of the biased press.
Those on the right will love this book, and I hope those on the left and in the middle will learn something too. Your mind, especially if you're on the left, has to be opened to learning the truth. However, I guess that a liberal wouldn't read this book unless he or she was willing to be opened minded to what's going on.
Levin is a nationally syndicated talk-radio host, host of LevinTV, chairman of the Landmark Legal Foundation, the host of Fox News' "Life, Liberty & Levin," and the author of many New York Times #1 bestselling books. His book UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS explores our media and leaves no doubt that they have become advocates of an agenda rather than objective news sources.
I learned a lot from the book. Examples?
- I learned that at least 24 journalists transitioned from media jobs to working in the Obama administration. And, of course, there are people like George Stephanopoulos who we see at ABC and who worked for President Clinton, and MSNBC's Chris Matthews who worked for President Carter and Democratic House Speaker Tip O'Neill, and Jake Tapper with CNN who worked for Democratic congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and Handgun Control Inc. If you can stand to watch any of these people, they are highly anti-Trump, and if they ever hid their bias, they don't now.
- I know that members of the press have said disgusting things about President Trump, but the book gave me at least SEVEN PAGES of samples, such as:
When Trump "goes out there and whips people up, it's like a Mussolini rally. And yes, that's what I said." – Joe Scarborough, MSNBC
"Donald Trump is a racist. He isn't just a white supremacist – he's a flat-out, full racist . . . " - Former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston
As far as Scarborough's comment, I've been to a Trump rally. The media told me that it would be a racist, dangerous place. They lied. The people were some of the nicest I've met. (There's a lot of examples of Scarborough's nonsense in Levin's book. Frankly, Scarborough, I don't know how you look in the mirror when you come home after work. Is money that important to you?)
As far as Trump being a racist and a white supremacist, a racist and a white supremacist does not do things for the black community, for example, that Trump has. So I have zero respect for David Cay Johnston or people like him. To see an excellent run-down of the things Trump has done for the black community, watch this approximately 19-minute video by Benji Irby called DONALD TRUMP IS NOT A RACIST! And I got the RECEIPTS to prove it! Watch if you dare.... Benji is a black, gay, conservative Trump supporter who walked away from the Democrats and who got sick and tired of people lying about Trump by calling him a racist and a white supremacist.
So yeah, Levin gives us at least seven pages of these ridiculous comments. These are comments coming from supposedly educated people.
-He goes into the history of the "Russian Hoax" and the audacity and arrogance of news organizations, such as The New York Times. Their executive editor Dean Baquet said, "We wrote a lot about Russia, and I have no regrets. It's not our job to determine whether or not there was illegality." Yeah, I bet it's not. You're so biased now, that you don't even care.
-Levin gives us more info on Jim Acosta, who used the White House Press briefings to perform and become a "star." Later, he secured a book deal. He has no interest in asking responsible questions and honestly informing the public. It's all about him and his spotlight. (I like the fact that his book has sold less than some of the bestseller indie authors I know. Currently, at Amazon, his book in hardcover is at #39,343 in Books. That's nothing. His Kindle version is at #69,281. That's even worse. Meanwhile, Levin's hardcover book is at 425 in the ranking, and his Kindle version is at 4,521. Way better than Acosta's book. That shows me that people are wise to Acosta and his antics.)
-I had no idea that The New York Times (and others) played a role in downplaying or ignoring the Holocaust when it occurred. Levin goes into that history. This was especially interesting to me because I do know that the Times has shown anti-semitism more than once.
-Levin goes into detail as to why the leftist media is so in love with "Hamilton" the musical. He explains why Hamilton's life validates their "resistance" platform.
-He gives us examples of how the Democrats committed acts of collusion and how the press never cared as they do about the so-called collusion they have accused Donald Trump.
As Levin explains, the leftists claim Trump is trying to change America. (He probably would like to see abortion illegal. But we have Roe v. Wade, and I don't believe that will change.) But it's the leftists who want open borders, free health care, free education, the end of the Electoral College, the end of ICE, and more.
Gaslighting is "a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity." The left is good at that. They are also excellent at projection. That's when they accuse you of doing what they do. An excellent example of projection is when Hillary Clinton said, about Trump, that anyone who doesn't accept the results of an election is a threat to democracy. Yet, it's she who hasn't accepted the results of the 2016 election, despite the fact that we're almost at the end of 2019. She gets on TV and spews her nonsense nonstop. Yet, no media challenges her because they support her and her ridiculous narratives.
When I was a liberal, I was easily manipulated. Becoming a conservative saved me from that. I'm now an independent thinker, and my eyes are wide open to what the left does. That said, when I see the right doing it (which is rare), I acknowledge it. For example, if Trump criticized someone for having an extramarital affair, I believe that would be hypocritical. Why? Well, you know why. Trump is known for being with other women while married. I doubt his wives knew about these women while it was going on. If they did, then I apologize, President Trump.
On page 221, despite what Levin has said about the press, he said he doesn't like that Trump calls the press the "enemy of the people." Well, as I just told you, I'm an independent thinker. I don't care what Levin says on this. I'm glad Trump calls the press the "enemy of the people."
It's a shame that I no longer watch ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, or read The New York Times or The Washington Post. It's a shame that I've had to unsubscribe from The New Yorker and Time Magazine. It's a shame how the media treats Melania Trump, and it's a shame that I no longer read fashion magazines because all of them refuse to put the beautiful Melania, a former professional model, on their covers.
Yeah, the press is "the enemy of the people." Trump, unlike anyone else, is brave enough to say it.
Levin said he wrote his book to "jump-start a long overdue and hopefully productive dialogue among the American citizenry on how best to deal with the complicated and complex issue of the media's collapsing role as a bulwark of liberty, the civil society, and republicanism." Thank you, Mr. Levin.
My opinion of the press has permanently changed, and I will never think of them as fair again. However, I appreciate what Levin has offered to the public. UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS is an informative book filled with facts. It's not particularly exciting. What I mean is that if Levin has a sense of humor, you don't see it in this book. You might even get bored at times. But this book is so filled with facts and useful information that it gets five stars from me.
I give this book: *****
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