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Dear God, we don’t know what to believe sometimes. Help us, now more than ever to fix our eyes on You, the Lord of Lord and King of Kings who is the ONLY TRUTH.

As the war in Ukraine rages on, many media outlets have been caught pushing fake news. We must stay vigilant and make sure we have all the correct facts before making any decisions.

From The Federalist. When you see talking heads uncritically parroting propagandist stories about Ukraine that turn out to be false, from the “Ghost of Kyiv” to that Snake Island story to old photos taken years ago, you should be asking why the corporate media is so willing to spread such fake news (while it censors conservatives for factual critiques of disproven Covid narratives, no less). It wouldn’t be the first time the press lied to pull Americans into war….

How Newspapermen Helped Start a War in Cuba

As the story goes, in the year before the Maine exploded, Hearst had commissioned reporter Frederic Remington to go to Cuba, where Cuban revolutionaries were skirmishing with their Spanish colonizers. When Remington sent Hearst a wire to explain he was leaving Cuba because there was no war to cover, Hearst reportedly replied, “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war….”

The media’s eagerness to gin up a war mirrored the push for involvement from other voices in politics and culture. Some Americans had sympathy for Spanish-owned Cuba as fellow colonial revolutionaries, while others wanted to see U.S. influence and territory expand internationally….

While the warmongers weren’t limited to the press, they were certainly concentrated there. The State Department Office of the Historian writes: “Hearst and Pulitzer devoted more and more attention to the Cuban struggle for independence, at times accentuating the harshness of Spanish rule or the nobility of the revolutionaries, and occasionally printing rousing stories that proved to be false.” Sound familiar?

A Century of Dishonesty

“Remember the Maine!” may have been at the height of the yellow journalism era, but it was certainly not the last instance of dishonest reporting in favor of sensational warmongering. During the Spanish Civil War, which saw Nationalist revolutionaries clash with Republicans in the years directly preceding World War II, some Western outlets were criticized for covering the conflict sensationally….

George Orwell, who fought alongside Republican forces, wrote in his memoir “Homage to Catalonia” that “for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie….”

Newspaper propagandists’ willingness to cover wars in self-interested ways didn’t always run in the same direction, either. Orwell’s contemporary and fellow writer Ernest Hemingway had similar criticism for propagandist writers who downplayed the carnage of World War I, insisting it was “the most colossal, murderous, mismanaged butchery that has ever taken place on earth. Any writer who said otherwise lied, So the writers either wrote propaganda, shut up, or fought.”

Later in the 20th century, The New York Times’ Berlin bureau chief Guido Enderis was providing friendly coverage of Hitler’s Germany, according to writer Ashley Rindsberg’s book “The Gray Lady Winked.” Meanwhile, the paper’s Moscow correspondent Walter Duranty, Rindsberg noted, was downplaying Joseph Stalin’s role in the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine because “at the time, The New York Times was actively pushing for American recognition of the Soviet Union.” President Franklin Roosevelt obliged, recognizing the USSR in 1933.

A more recent example is that of The New York Times and other corporate media outlets reporting baseless stories about the existence of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq to gin up support for President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003. A year afterward, the Times editors admitted their lopsided reporting on the matter in a lengthy editorial piece….

When you see corporate outlets rushing us into war in Europe with sensational stories and flat-out dishonest polling, think twice. The corrupt media has lied to drag Americans into war before, and none of their recent lies on other issues should incline you to think they won’t do it again.

What do you think of this article? Share your thoughts and prayers in the comments.

(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: Markus Winkler on Unsplash)

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Carol
March 23, 2022

FATHER GOD I call Vladimir Putin saved, delivered and filled with the HOLY GHOST in JESUS NAME! There is Nothing too hard for YOU and YOUR WORD says that it is Not YOUR Will that any be lost, but that all would come to repentance! FATHER I ask that YOU would send laborers to Putin today, and I decree that he will say yes to receiving JESUS as SAVIOUR in the MIGHTY NAME of JESUS! AMEN!

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Roberta
March 23, 2022

I stopped listening to the mainstream media in 2008 when Obama was running for president. When I first laid eyes on Obama’s face on the news, GOD spoke one shocking word to me about Obama. This was before he was nominated to run as president. So I started researching everything I could find out about him. I was shocked and realized that the media was telling outright lies about him, all for his good! I tried calling both TV and print media to confront their blatant lies and I was stone-walled or totally ignored. I have not listened to these liars on mainstream media since then. I get my news from Christian sources like the 700 club, conservative radio, The Epoch Times, Alliance Defending Freedom, and other sources like this. Satan is the prince of the power of the air and is using Newscasters, Twitter, facebook, Instagram, and newspapers to foster his lies to Americans! What shocks me is, do these people actually believe the lies they report? Are they in total delusion? Or do they purposely attempt to fool Americans for an agenda? FATHER GOD I ask YOU to open the eyes of those that report the news and deliver them from the snare of the devil. Please wake them up to the deception they are living in, and reporting, and give the the TRUTH from YOUR PERSPECTIVE in JESUS MIGHTY NAME! Amen!

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Maynard Beck Sr.
March 20, 2022

Dave Kubal and IFA are supporting the Ukranian heroes and victims (by posting heart wrenching stories from missionaries they know personally, running a daily update from trusted sources within Ukraine, and setting up the “million meals” program to help civilians being decimated by a monster.
This story seems incongruous and counterproductive to that goal and prayers of intercession.

Darlene G DeAngelis
March 20, 2022

Anybody with spiritual eyes can see what the media is doing and I pray that God GOD deals with all of them that are doing the wrong thing in his time and in his way.

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