I Won't Lie
There was a time that I identified as a liberal. It was around the time of the 1990s and Bill Clinton was in office as the 42nd President of the United States. Back then, the world still made sense to me. I used to believe that people were generally good. I used to believe that a man's word was his bond and that, as a rule, people didn't go out of their way to lie to one another.
In the aftermath of September 11, I was to discover that I was hopelessly naïve. America went to war in Iraq on the pretext of Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction. Every media outlet followed this narrative, blindly believing that what the intelligence community had led us all to believe was true. Of course, Saddam Hussein denied the allegations – but, of course he would. And, significantly, no one thought to check the veracity of what was being fed to everyone by the likes of CNN and the New York Times.
Media outlets such as the aforementioned were once hailed as pillars of responsible journalism. CNN had been in existence since the 1980s, and the New York Times started printing newspapers in 1852. Yet, when Covid 19 hit in 2020, both would be outed as having embarked on campaigns of misinformation and censorship. I would never have believed it if I hadn't lived through it, yet these two outstanding media organisations have, in the space of the last 2 to 3 years, destroyed their once sterling reputations in the name of kowtowing to government pressure and censorship, and the narrative of wokeness that has infested world society during the last decade.
The truth about the origins of Covid 19. The truth about the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. The Twitter files. The claims of Russian interference in the 2016 United States election. The insurrection of January 6, and the role of the Democratic Party therein. All of these events were singularly newsworthy, yet the mainstream media went out of their way to silence all those who spoke about them, and embarked on campaigns of de-platforming, silencing, and censoring every expert who deemed it appropriate to comment in opposition to leftist narratives on social media regarding them.