Other than a column I had with the Washington Times a few years ago while in law school, I have no background in journalism. But a little common sense, education, research, and intuition can go a long way in scratching beneath the surface. My passion is the news, and as a consumer of such (just like yourself), there’s nothing more infuriating and insulting than some of these performers masquerading as journalists. (News coverage during the last election cycle is proof positive of this.)
We’re in a new era. It’s one where “journalists,” and bloggers will do anything for ratings. It’s one where talk show hosts spout off stuff without knowledge to appease their handlers. Lies. Half-truths. Spins. Embellishments. The magic show has begun, and they’re on stage pulling a rabbit out of a hat. Who are these performers? They originate from mainstream media and alternative media outlets alike; they feed you things you want to hear, slowly seducing you into their dark web.
And that’s why I started this blog. These “media magicians” can no longer work their “magic,” and will be held accountable so long as this blog is publishing. We fact check and analyze their segments; scrutinizing everything they say, and do. We investigate their political ties, and history; we call out their asinine jokes (so they know we aren’t laughing “with” them); and we take the spin and straighten it out. When all is said and done, they’re left naked on stage: no hat, rabbit, or clothes. Totally exposed.
Let me make one thing clear: this blog is more than just a fact checker. We look to the underlying motivation behind the reasons for the spin, and lies. Sometimes it’s not enough to address the lies, so you scratch beneath the surface. (It’s like taking a pill to feel better, without addressing the underlying issue.) Only then can we really expose the tyrants for who they are, and what they want.