Our Founding Fathers saw the danger of a state-run media, so they created within the Constitution of the United States of America the Freedom of the Press. The entire American system that they established at its founding was all about checks and balances. One of those checks was to have a free media completely separate from the Federal Government.
The Democrats are systematically breaking down those checks and balances. They’ve taken away our vote through Election Fraud. They’ve taken away our Free Speech through censorship and deplatforming. They’ve taken away our right to peaceably assemble with the COVID-19 lockdowns. They’ve taken away our ability to worship God as we see fit by limiting church gatherings. And now they are eliminating the free press.
My good friend Rachel Alexander wrote an article on The Arizona Sun Times titled, Arizona’s U.S. Senator Mark Kelly Proposes Legislation to Fund Local Mainstream Media. According to this report, Senator Kelly has proposed legislation that would fund local news outlets… the very same ones that have helped the Democrats push their false narratives about election fraud, COVID-19 and the vaccines.
Rachel explained what The Local Journalism Sustainability Act would include:
The Local News Subscription Credit would cover up to 80% of a local news subscription the first year, or $250. The Local News Journalist Compensation Credit would fund a journalist for $25,000 the first year. The Local Newspaper and Local Media Advertising Credit covers 80% of a business’s advertising costs with the media in the first year, up to $5,000 the first year.
So you are telling me that the very corporations that pushed the false narratives that have led to the destruction of America will get kickbacks from the federal government? I don’t see any other way of looking at this.
Rachel explained some of the concerns with this kind of bill:
Critics on the right contend that the money will end up funding Democrats. Almost every member of Congress sponsoring the legislation is a Democrat. A study from the Center for Public Integrity found that 96% of donations in the presidential election from those in the journalism field went to Hillary Clinton in 2016, with the remaining 4% to Donald Trump. Townhall contributor Derek Hunter observed at the time, “If there’s one thing this election cycle has exposed it’s just how symbiotic the relationship between the Democratic Party and the media is. Newspapers might as well run Democratic press releases with reporters’ bylines at this point.”
Adam Guillette, the president of Accuracy in Media, asked in in a recent op-ed discussing the idea of bailing out the media industry, “Why should we borrow money from China to fund a failing media company that filed for bankruptcy before the pandemic?”
As I’ve explained time and time again, now that the Democrats have gained control of the Federal Government, they are implementing every single policy that they can in order to ensure that they stay in power indefinitely. In this case, it’s through controlling the media.
Legislation like this will only ensure that the Mainstream Media stays within the bounds of the what the Democrat Elitist Leadership wants. They are no longer pushing back against the government, but simply becoming its propaganda mouthpiece.
If any Republican votes for this bill, you’ll know that they are not on the side of Freedom.
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