There's been a lot of talk about lying media outlets, 'Fake News' and flat-out shameful exaggerations on the part of the Press as of late. The Leftists that have poisoned the Democratic Party seem to be upset that anyone would accuse the Media of lying and practicing Yellow Journalism.
Why? You know as well as I do that it happened before. William Randolph Hearst did it with his newspapers, convincing the American people to go to war with Spain in the 1890's. And in this time period, they were even more shameless. The Press spent 8 years practically fellating Barack Obama and then tried to gaslight everyone into electing Hitlary. There's no reason why anyone should trust them anymore.
Even earlier today, one of my local news outlets, WDSU-TV, published a story with a misleading headline. I called them out on it too. When published to social media, the headline would read as 'Trump may use up to 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants'. When you followed the link, the title would change to ''Not true': Spicer, National Guard deny report that says illegal immigrants will be rounded up by troops'. The story's actual headline has since been changed to more accurately reflect the story's actual content. The current headline reads: AP: Trump admin considered proposal that would use National Guard to round up illegal immigrants.
And that is still not accurate. The Administration has even come out and said that idea was not being considered. How could they? You cannot use the military to deal with a law enforcement task on American soil. That violates a Federal law known as the Posse Comitatus Act, which was signed into law by President Hayes in 1878. Any Middle-school child taking a Civics class knows about that law. And yet, the Media insists on pushing these lies and their non-sensical agenda on us. Do they really think that we are all stupid enough to fall for this non-sense? I know Democrats are buying it hook, line and sinker but, the rest of us aren't.
Screw them all. Let the current news media outlets die. And then, replace them with new entities that are actual Journalists instead of Propagandists that would make Herr Goebbels proud. These bastards have been a willing participant in a Radical Leftist agenda to essentially destroy the America we all know and love and turn us into limp-wristed Europeans. Specifically, like the ones who worship the dysfunctional wannabe 'Super State' that is the European Union.
No dice, you Commie Cucks. I'm not interested in handing my balls over to some government bureaucrat. I'm also not at all interested in emulating Europe since that continent is currently falling apart at the seems. Besides, if Europe was so great, my ancestors wouldn't have left there, came here and then became American citizens.
You wanna be a Commie Cuck like the Europeans, move to Europe. Leave my proud and successful civilization alone.
It has been pointed out to me that the Feds have indeed federalized a few troops for domestic issues and several examples were cited. I should have figured someone would mention a few of them so, I'll put them in proper context now...
The Kent State shootings
Ohio's governor sent the National Guard to Kent State at the request of the University's faculty. A few soldiers panicked and it got ugly.
Louisiana's governor eventually called the National Guard in after President Bush begged her to do so for several days. The Federal response was actually delayed because Governor Blanco didn't ask for Federal help for at least 3 days after the storm.
The L.A. Riots following the acquittal of the police officers who beat Rodney King
Bush the Elder authorized military units to help CA National Guard units in the L.A. Riots under the Insurrection Act of 1807. However, it wasn't used because the authorization came after the rioting had slowed and control was re-established.
Again, I doubt that the current administration would try to use the military for a domestic policy issue. None of them would. That is indeed political poison. A riot or rebellion would be the only exception. Fortunately, this rarely happens.
Also, for those who falsely think I've become a Conservative/Republican/Right-winger...
1.) You're wrong. I'm still the unaffiliated Independent that I have always been. I can't be anything else.
2.) I'm harsh to the Democratic party because they are due for a few harsh rebukes. When they had power, they just did what they wanted and ignored the real problems so many Americans faced. Then, they had the nerve to lie to us and tell us things were getting better when they weren't. I'm tired of suffering for the sins of a bunch of politicians. If there's some way I can spite them for their sins, I will.