By Lloyd Marcus
May 12, 2013NewsWithViews.com
Wow! I experienced it first hand. I wrote an article defending the biblical take on an issue. The mainstream media misquoted me – took my words out of context to portray me as someone I am not – a rabid hater.
Recklessly, without reading my original article to learn what I actually said, several news sources re-printed a reporter’s distortion of my article.Folks, I have no problem standing up for what I believe or even being hated for it. But, the media had thousands hating me for something I never said. Associates became nervous about being associated with me. Public figures began denouncing me.
It was a very stressful situation. My stress did not come from the Left hating me.
I was stressed over how the Left’s lies about me negatively affected the lives of others in my life.Here is the scariest effect of the media’s gang character assassination. For about thirty seconds, I actually thought about framing my words to be more politically-correct. I thought perhaps it would be wise to frame my words in such a way that the media could not distort and use them against me. You know, the old you can catch more flies with honey thing. Well, the problem with that strategy is that the media seeks to destroy conservatives, especially black conservatives such as myself. Therefore, they will spin any and everything I say into a negative to scare me into shutting up.Whenever conservatives simply speak the truth, they are branded extremist by the mainstream media and advised by consultants to “moderate their tone.”
Meanwhile, liberals/Democrats make the most outrageous over the top statements without a peep of criticism from the mainstream media or their party. Democrat VP Biden said, “Republicans want y’all back blacks in chains.” Democrat Rep. Andre Carson said the Tea Party movement would “love” to see black Americans “hang from a tree.”Democrat Alan Grayson said, “Republicans want you to die quickly.”Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters said, “The tea party can go straight to hell.”
Think about that folks. Millions of Americans who oppose Obama ignoring the Constitution and cramming his socialist/progressive agenda down their throat have been told by a Democrat to go to hell.Has anyone in the media accused Democrats of being mean-spirited? Has any Democrat denounced a fellow Democrat’s outrageous statements? No.But Conservatives/Republicans wrestle with each other to be first at the microphone to denounce the slightest……………..