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What Happened To The Presumption of Innocence?

What Happened To The Presumption of Innocence?

While flipping through a newspaper during lunch today I encountered a story about the Roy Moore allegations. I quickly noticed that they failed to consistently describe the allegations as such and part of the story portrayed parts of the accusations as confirmed fact. As a fervent supporter of the presumption of innocence, better to let ten guilty men go free than convict one innocent man, and privacy rights for accused individuals until convicted in a court of law, this developing…

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Supplanting Real News With Left-Wing Comedy

Supplanting Real News With Left-Wing Comedy

I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of diversity of opinion amongst web-based political talk shows. As a guy that is interested in politics way more than the average person, I often seek out esoteric tidbits, anecdotes and interesting minutia. Sadly, I often find that only shows with a clear left-wing bias cover the particular stories I’m interested in. I find myself confronted with either giving them views and ad revenue or with not finding out more about the stories….

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Is Bond-Film Tomorrow Never Dies A Documentary?

Is Bond-Film Tomorrow Never Dies A Documentary?

Drama. Conflict. Violence. Bloodied streets, sacks of human flesh lying in a ditch covered with bruises and dried blood. The mainstream media lives for content like this. In order to draw your eyeballs like a moth to a flame for long enough to last through an ad break, they saturate their screens and pages with negative coverage showcasing the worst of humanity and the natural world. Accuracy and truthfulness are good only for as long as they are useful tools…

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Reexperiencing the Recent Political Past

Reexperiencing the Recent Political Past

Ever since the magical night of November 8 2016, I’ve found great enjoyment in seeking out YouTube videos of the election night coverage. I watched everything I could get my hands on immediately following the event. Additionally, I have also re-watched these and other clips in the months since. It is incredibly enlightening to compare the coverage on the different networks on election night itself with their coverage of the period since. The most anti-Trump networks (MSNBC/CNN) have continued with…

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Beyond The Surface

Beyond The Surface

If you want to truly understand the politics of the modern world, you have to dig deeper than the surface. Politicians, activists, organizations, media actors and other interested parties often cloak their real intentions in acceptable issue-shrouds. Environmentalism is often in practice a green mask for socialism. Molyneux has used the metaphor: “They’re like a watermelon, green on the outside, red on the inside”. Particularly in the West, we wish to preserve the pristine nature of the wilderness. Who can…

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The Disturbing Effectiveness of Fake News

The Disturbing Effectiveness of Fake News

The apparent truth is that we no longer share the same reality. We can no longer agree on what the facts are. The same event will be interpreted completely differently by people of different political beliefs. The social cohesion we used to have is rapidly breaking down before our very eyes. This is most clearly seen in the relationship between Trump, the media and leftwing activists. Everything Trump does is interpreted through a sinister lens and placed like a jigsaw-piece…

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