Top 5 Media Lies of 2021

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Monday, January 10, 2022


5 – 60 Minutes deceptively edited Ron DeSantis press conference 

CBS News’ 60 Minutes deceptively edited a clip from a press conference where Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was talking about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The misleading clip suggests that Ron DeSantis had awarded Publix, a popular supermarket chain in Florida, the opportunity to distribute the COVID-19 vaccines because of the massive campaign donations he received from the corporation. CBS removed all the several minutes DeSantis spent explaining that Publix had been selected due to the hundreds of locations they had across the state, leaving only the part he calls the accusations “fake narrative.” CBS never apologized or retracted the video. 

4 – Border patrol agents were whipping immigrants 

In September, the corporate media published stories and photos of a group of border patrol agents on horses whipping Haitian immigrants at the US-Mexico border. Multiple Democrat politicians were quick to condemn the “horrifying” acts. The border patrol agents clarified that the “whips” in those photos were only the reins of their horses. The photographer who took the photos publicly said he did not see any agent carrying any whip. 

3 – Ma’Khia Bryant was murdered by a racist police officer

In April, a police officer shot Ma’Khia Bryant, a black teenager in Columbus, Ohio, as she was trying to stab another girl. The footage from the officer’s body camera made it clear that the shooting was justified, and the officer had to act to save the woman from being stabbed. The corporate media ran with the story that Ma’Khia Bryant had been murdered by a police officer because of her race. Many outlets, such as the New York Times and The Daily Beast, even claimed she was unarmed at the moment of the shooting. 

2 – Officer Brian Sicknick was killed by January 6 rioters 

After the January 6 riots in Washington D.C., many corporate media outlets such as the New York Times claimed that Officer Brian Sicknick was killed by protesters after being “struck with a fire extinguisher” during the riot. Medical examiners revealed in April that Sicknick had actually died from natural causes the day after the event. 

1 – Kyle Rittenhouse is a white supremacist who shot black people 

Kyle Rittenhouse was a 17-years-old teenager who shot three men in self-defense during a Black Lives Matter riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His trial took place in November of 2021. Video evidence made it clear that Rittenhouse had acted in self-defense. All the individuals he shot were white. The facts did not stop the media from trying to portray Rittenhouse as a white supremacist who “crossed state lines” to murder black people. Despite having the entire corporate media against him, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges. Rittenhouse has said that he is looking into the possibility of using media outlets for defamation. 

Honorable mention: Let’s go, Brandon

In early October, NASCAR driver Brandon Brown was interviewed by an NBC reporter as the crowd behind him chanted “F*** Joe Biden.” The reporter suggested they were instead chanting “Let’s Go Brandon.” Since then, “Let’s Go Brandon” has become a popular chant to criticize President Joe Biden.

 

Photo credit to Gage Skidmore

Sam Neves is a former leftist and now a correspondent for Campus Reform. Sam Neves is a marketing major at Emerson College. Sam is the president of the Turning Point USA chapter at his school. After graduation, Sam plans to attend law school and continue his mission to fight for people who do not have a voice. Sam is also a filmmaker, actor, and comedian. He believes humor is the best way to expose insanity.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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About Sam Neves

Sam Neves is a former leftist and now a correspondent for Campus Reform. Sam Neves is a marketing major at Emerson College. Sam is the president of the Turning Point USA chapter at his school. After graduation, Sam plans to attend law school and continue his mission to fight for people who do not have a voice. Sam is also a filmmaker, actor, and comedian. He believes humor is the best way to expose insanity.

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