The Apostle Paul wrote truly when he instructed Timothy to test all teachings he encounters. Our first and noblest urge when encountering an outrageous claim, should be skepticism.
Recently, we’ve been presented with an incredible claim by Project Veritas Action that the Democratic National Committee is hiring consultants for criminal behavior. Thus far, we’ve learned that Scott Foval, one of the consultants, has enlisted volunteers to initiate confrontations at Trump rallies with agitator training and even sinking to the moral lows of targeting the mentally ill.
Plunging even lower into the morality scale, Foval has been caught bragging about hiring mentally ill, homeless people, paying them with a hotel stay and a hot meal to incite violence at Trump rallies.
The second video release has Foval giving an in-depth explanation of how he planned on committing voter fraud. The crux of the execution is to have people transported from one established state to a swing state to cast their ballot without raising the ire of an investigator.
I fully endorse skepticism of these claims and ignore the interpretation comments from the video as Project Veritas’ doctoring and manipulation of other videos is historically documented. Nonetheless, it’s now on the record that the DNC has consulted with organizations that use criminal activity to proliferate support for Mrs. Clinton.
This raises questions surrounding why the DNC was consulting with them in the first place. It should be noted that Scott Foval has been fired, and his employer, Robert Creamer, husband of Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky has stepped down, after it became public knowledge. I’m equally skeptical of the DNC distancing themselves from these crimes – are we to believe that the DNC was paying them for actions they weren’t aware of?
It also raises a more serious question, in my judgment, of where the media has been? Project Veritas Action is headed by James O’Keefe, a convicted criminal, and for some reason they’re doing the job the mainstream media ought to be doing.
The media have a narrative they wish to push: that a significant portion of Trump’s supporters are barbarous enough to come to blows on the slightest provocation – why didn’t the media dig deeper into this rather than repeat the allegations of violence over and over within their medium? This narrative has blinded them to the point of preventing them from doing actual journalism. These are huge stories that ordinary people are having to uncover because the media is failing America.
It’s akin to the 2012 coverage where we heard, ad nauseum, that Mitt Romney had binders full of women – a reference to his having ensured that women have an equal voice in his gubernatorial administration so he collected resumes of qualified women, in a binder no less, to be leaders. The media had a narrative, and it caused them to fail to report the news accurately.
The media wants to program thoughts into our minds that aren’t facts, but rather narratives loosely based, or perhaps not based, on facts. The DNC wants to win an election loosely based, or perhaps not based, on votes. Hackers, criminals, and potentially Russians, are breaking the most significant stories of the election. Democracy is falling, the media is falling, now is the time for the average citizen to rise.
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