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Dangerous Moderates Lurk in the Democratic Party

Juan Ayala| United States

Sherrod Brown and Amy Klobuchar are Democratic Senators. They are not loud voices in the Senate chamber or on social media. However, in an era where the left wing of the democratic party has free reign on mainstream media outlets, they represent those lost in the middle.

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Pepe the Frog Meme Leads Folsom Lake to Call Police

Jack Parkos | @j.ackp

Students at Folsom Lake College were fearful on Wednesday when a flyer featuring the meme “Pepe the Frog” was shown on campus. The school reported that they called the police to search the campus.

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Stop Forcing Autistic Masking on Children

Ellie McFarland@El_Far_Away_Land

In light of the recent measles outbreak, concerns are being raised over the persistent Anti-Vaxx movement, or the “Vaccine Skepticism” movement, which both center around the idea that vaccines don’t work, or that they cause harm. There is flat-out no evidence to support these ideas. After all, the Anti-Vaxx movement is on the hook for the spread of several diseases. But Anti-vaxxers are, in the worst way possible, opening up a conversation about autism (ASD) and parenting. Continue reading “Stop Forcing Autistic Masking on Children”

5 Sexist Laws That Still Exist in the United States

Ryan Lau | @agorisms

For many years, women have fought for equal treatment, both at home and abroad. During many of their struggles, they faced considerable backlash for doing so. Now, in the eyes of many, the United States is a shining example of gender equality, at least in a legal sense. For the most part, a woman can do everything that a man can do. But unfortunately, there are still a number of areas in which the country does not provide women with equal rights. The following sexist laws still exist in parts of the country. Continue reading “5 Sexist Laws That Still Exist in the United States”

Nick Sandmann Becomes the Most Powerful Man in America

Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

America’s mainstream media was given an inch – and it took a mile. For years now the dominant left-wing cultural hegemony has reigned freely. From widespread social media bannings to promotion of blatant falsehoods by internet blogs, the mainstream has been quite successful in their actions. But in the case of Nick Sandmann and the Washington Post, this backfired.

Media Bias

Getting away with false information is easy for the mainstream media. They can get away with just about anything when it comes to publishing on a non-subscription based internet blog. Ryan Holiday, a media marketing strategist, explains why this is possible in his book Trust Me, I’m Lying. Holiday explains that consumer accountability is not an option on such sites. As soon as the viewer clicks the link, game over. Regardless of the factual accuracy of the article, the site got what it wants: clicks for ad revenue. This gives them substantial journalistic leeway. At that point, online blogs can get away with almost anything, regardless of their influence.

I thought an obvious solution was only reading pieces by sites that had a paywall. Such sites are more obligated to remain faithful to the truth simply because the consumer can decide that they will no longer patronize the site. To me, this seemed like it would work – until the Washington Post got hit with a $250 million lawsuit.

After the confrontation between Nicholas Sandmann of Covington Catholic and Native American Activist Nathan Philips, the media had a frenzy. And frankly, they probably went a bit too far.

Exposing the personal information of children seems a bit harsh, doesn’t it?

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Oh, we’ve moved a little fast.

The Sandmann Suit

We thought the story would be over with the tweet-fueled media storm that occurred, but Nick Sandman, the teenager pictured infamously smiling, doubled back. He and his lawyers are seeking $250 million in damages from the Washington Post according to Reuters. This is the amount that Jeff Bezos paid for the news organization. The lawsuit claims that the Post participated in wrongful targeting and bullying against Sandmann. Their assumed intent is that this was part of a larger pattern of trying to demonize Donald Trump.

In addition to the Washington Post, Sandmann’s lawyers sent letters to over 50 other organizations and individuals for potential lawsuits.

The 16-year-old Covington Catholic student is in a good position, assuming that his lawyers are capable. Just the threat of a lawsuit gives Sandmann leverage against everyone who mentioned his name in a negative connotation. Sandmann achieved this power for one reason: the media.

In its frenzy to publicly shame him, the liberal internet fell for a classic mistake when it comes to the internet age. Their direct opposition to Sandmann and attempts to demonize him made him grow in popularity and attention. It’s the Streisand Effect. They put attention on him, gave him popularity, and gave him a platform and catapulted him into the mainstream. They hunger for page clicks only created an individual who got his deck filled with the perfect cards against them.

Sandmann now has the ammunition to take on a full-fledged assault against the media hegemony. In many instances, he was lied about, and in others, he was threatened. Sandmann now has substantial ground for retaliation. The 50+ organizations now on the hit list are going to need to watch their backs because they turned Nick Sandmann into the most powerful man in America.


 

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