Friday, June 11, 2021

About the Church by the White House

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Remember back on June 1, 2020, when in the middle of the season of Black Lives Matter riots, President Trump delivered a speech on law and order from the White House and then walked across the street to St. John's Episcopal Church for a photo op--- standing in front of the church holding a Bible?

We were told, "Law enforcement cleared a path for Trump and a small group of White House officials."

Hysteria followed.

Some in the media even told us that "Trump had personally gassed citizens who were protesting peacefully."

Now, a year later, the US Department of the Interior is reporting on their investigation of the matter of the church by the White House.

Be informed, not misled.

This is more about the way the far-left media complex manipulates and lies to the American public than it is about President Trump.

One year ago.

In case you've forgotten, let me quote some of  America's leaders---and the media complex.

Jake Tapper's CNN show featured a chyron at the bottom of the screen that said, "Peaceful Protesters Tear Gassed for Trump Church Photo-Op."

  • Elizabeth Warren said: "The President of the United States tear-gassed peaceful protesters."
  • Joe Biden said: "He's using the American military against the American people."
  • Hillary Clinton said: "Tonight the President of the United States used the American military to shoot peaceful protesters with rubber bullets & tear gas them."
  • Kamala Harris said: "Donald Trump just tear gassed peaceful protesters for a photo op."
  • CNN's Oliver Darcy broke into regular broadcasting..."[p]eaceful protesters just had rubber bullets and teargas shot at them so the president could have a photo op."
  • Former President Obama even carried out the narrative in his eulogy at the funeral for congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis. 
  • Nancy Pelosi was a little more careful when she told MSNBC, "Maybe they didn't have tear gas, I don't know. But they had the elements of it."

What does that mean?

There are volumes of more similar statements from the far-left and the media.

But all of this was to suggest that the violence was carried out on Trump's behalf.

Now we're told what really happened.

The Inspector General of the US Department of the Interior released a report Wednesday which completely exonerates President Trump from the false claims that he used tear gas to clear "peaceful protesters" for a Bible photo-op.

Trump did deliver a speech at the White House denouncing nationwide riots, then he did, in fact, walk from the White House to the church, which rioters had partially burned the night before---and yes, he held up a Bible, and yes, reporters took pictures of him doing so.

Whether that was a wise thing for the president to do or not, that's beside the point.

The point is that the radical Left and the media complex have been perpetuating a lie. A big lie and they've told it over and over and over.

Long after the event, now President Biden has said several times that Trump "even held the Bible upside down." That too is untrue.

It's important that Biden's statement was found to be untrue because he repeated that lie again recently in claiming Trump was personally responsible for the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol.

The report affirms exactly what then-Attorney General William Barr told CBS News last year, the rioters were not "peaceful," and they had injured dozens of officers in the two days leading up to the operation to clear the area. He also said the US Park Police had independently decided to expand fences establishing a White House perimeter by one city block, using pepper balls to clear those who resisted.

The report concludes: 

"We did not obtain evidence suggesting that the USPP cleared Lafayette Park so the president could visit St. John's Church. Instead we found that by approximately 10 am on June 1, the USPP had already begun developing a plan to clear protesters from the area to enable the contractor to safely install the antiscale fence...We found no evidence establishing that the USPP knew of any potential movement by the president through Lafayette Park until hours later."

The Takeaway.

If President Trump wanted to go to church, he probably could have chosen a better time.


Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow has written a new book titled, "Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media's Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption" which lays open just how intense the media is on misleading and manipulating what the public hears, sees, and believes. 

The book is currently on the New York Times bestseller list.

In the book, he gives some helpful tips as to how people should listen, read or watch the mainstream news. The following are some of the tips:

Outlets, such as the New York Times, are largely driven by promoting "good" narratives while burying "bad" narratives.

"Good news" for a preferred narrative usually appears on the front page of a paper, while bad news---i.e. news that does not advance the left's desired narrative---is deep within the paper. Some outlets now simply refuse to carry news that doesn't support their agenda.

But it's within the story itself that the real manipulation takes place. This would also apply to radio and television reporting.  Here are some of the points he makes:

  • Within a given article, information that confirms the paper's preferred narrative is to be featured at the top of the article, ideally in the first sentence.
  • Within a given article, information that rebuts a preferred narrative or confirms an undesirable narrative is to appear deep in the article, or not at all.
  • An article's "hero" should be anyone who advances the causes of globalism, wokeness, skepticism of America and its values, and/or political leftism.
  • Additional unofficial "hero points" are added or subtracted based on the hero's race, sex, sexual orientation, and/or socioeconomic status.
  • An article's "villain" is typically anyone who is insufficiently outraged at those who do embrace modern woke leftism.
  • When someone is a villain, their race, sex, sexual orientation, and/or socioeconomic status are mostly irrelevant unless they can be used to portray the villain in an even more unfavorable light.
  • Heroes need no be actual heroes; they can simply be victims.
  • Heroes get glamorous "hero shot" photograpohs when possible.
  • Villains get unflattering photos, or none at all. 
  • Errors are acceptable, so long as they do not hurt the cause of globalism or modern woke leftism.
  • Errors that portray a preferred narrative negatively or an unfavorable narrative positively are never to be made. Ever
  • Corrections are to be published discreetly, deep within the paper, if at all.

Thomas Jefferson is generally known as a president who was very supportive of the press. However, during his presidency, he became very critical of the partisan nature the press had taken on and begun airing his grievances in personal letters. 

In one he wrote, "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle."


Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.