Modern Day Heroes: Kari Lake, Daniel Thompson, Myanmar Journalists

Earning Admiration and Respect (pt. 2)

Along with exposing lies, corruption and hypocrisy on this website, I also think it’s necessary to address the opposite side of the spectrum. The people who stand up for what they believe in, who tell the truth, and who truly care about people.

We can’t forget that there are still people doing the right thing, and that they are fighting for the good of the world.

This second part of this series takes a look at three people/groups that deserve incredible recognition for their integrity and moral ethics, and the bravery and steadfast resolution to stand up for their beliefs and values, even in the midst of extreme adverse establishments. Their belief into upholding honorable conduct in light of bringing truth and news to the public compelled them to quit their job in journalism when it became clear that the industry is more interested in reporting negativity, controversy, and outright lies – or, hiding the truth altogether.

Thank you to the following people for having the courage to speak out on this egregious agenda.

1. Kari Lake (Fox 10 Phoenix News Anchor)

You can also check out Kari Lake’s personal tweet announcing her resignation (showing the same video as above) here, as well as showing tons of supportive comments. Thank goodness there are people who realize what the news media establishments are up to, and that there are people like Kari Lake and others that have had enough and refuse to be a part of it any longer.

A common theme, throughout most of the controversy surrounding media journalism, is the left and right dichotomy that is pervading the United States.

As Kari Lake illuminates, Sadly, journalism has changed a lot since I first stepped into a newsroom, and I’ll be honest, I don’t like the direction its going. The media needs more balance in coverage and a wider range of viewpoints represented in every newsroom at every level and at each position.

Kari went on, stating: “In the past few years, I haven’t felt proud to be a member of the media. I’m sure there are other journalists out there who feel the same way. I found myself reading news copy that I didn’t believe was fully truthful, or only told part of the story.

And I began to feel that I was contributing to the fear and division in this country by continuing on in this profession.

An event in 2019 between the Fox 10 Phoenix News station and Kari Lake’s reference to Parler on her Twitter account caused backlash as the station urged Kari to remove her connection with Parler. Since Parler is accused of being a “far-right” haven, of course anyone in the msm can’t have anyone with even the most miniscule connection to it. Understandably, this upset Kari and she was caught on video expressing her frustration at this obvious sign of suppressing people’s individuality and differing points of views. It may have been this, as well as other injustices like it, that ultimately culminated and led to the emmy-award winner resigning.

Local News Anchor Demonized Merely for Joining Parler

Kari Lake has been a news anchor for Fox 10 for over 20 years, and in so doing earned the number-one spot alongside her co-host several times. Those are very large shoes to fill, and I can only hope that the “replacement” that Fox hires holds themselves to the same high degree that Kari herself has shown by refusing to participate with corrupt media reporting. But with all the “yes-people” willing to sell their own soul for money and/or fame, we can only hope that more and more people wake up to what’s been going on and finally realize that the news is meant to manipulate and control what people think; and I hope more in this field will follow in Kari Lake’s footsteps and do what’s right for humanity.

Thank you Kari for taking a stand and leaving this twisted corporate mentality.

READ MORE  about Kari Lake’s resignation: WATCH: Top-rated news anchor resigns, destroys media bias

2. Daniel Thompson (Former Editor from the Kenosha News)

Daniel Thompson shows the huge heart and compassion he has, not only for the family of Jacob Blake, a man who was shot 7 times by police, but also that of his whole community – and thereby the whole world.

The details surrounding the shooting is unclear (although you can hear a recount from Jacob Blake himself, here) as is usually what happens when dishonest, biased media reports and news stations are on the loose and geared to swaying public opinion. But the detrimental effect of this mass media manipulation of the public became a front-row seat for Mr. Thompson, who was actually at one of the rallies honoring Jacob Blake.

After witnessing many heartwarming speeches from people calling for peaceful protests and unity, including from Jacob Blake’s own father, Daniel Thompson was dismayed to see the one headline his own news platform decided to run with: “WATCH NOW: Kenosha Speaker: ‘If you kill one of us, it’s time for us to kill one of yours.” The Kenosha News media decided to highlight the ONE speech that an unknown speaker made, literally “inciting violence” as the main take away from the otherwise beautiful and touching rally.

It was this blatant attempt at influencing people’s thoughts to the side of division and negativity instead of showing the main message of peace and love that struck a chord with Thompson and spurred him to take the matter up with the Kenosha News Executive Editor Bob Heisse.

“Thompson said he messaged Kenosha News Executive Editor Bob Heisse to strongly express that the headline needed to be changed. According to a text message exchange from Saturday that Thompson posted on Facebook, Heisse at the paper urged him to “calm down” citing the quote as a “threat and an exact quote” that was “totally on message with the rally.”

Thompson later resigned, saying the headline did not reflect the otherwise peaceful message from Saturday’s rally.

“I have officially resigned from the Kenosha News effective immediately because of this headline and response from my boss,” Thompson wrote. “I can stand for being unemployed. I cannot stand for this.”

“Today is not my day, I did what I did because today is about Jacob Blake and his family, it’s about moving forward together peacefully and I saw that today,” Thompson said in a video he posted on Facebook over the weekend. “And that headline did not reflect it. And when they refused to change it, I quit.”

Kenosha News Editor Resigns Over ‘Damaging’ Jacob Blake Headline

This is absolutely beautiful and amazing that Daniel Thompson was so touched by what he saw at the rally, so much so that when his own news platform depicted (and highlighted) the one mar throughout the whole event, it stirred him to quit when they wouldn’t change the headline to encompass what really happened. And even though the speech of revenge and negativity did happen and should be reported on as well, it should not have been the main focus of the rally.

After Daniel Thompson quit, the Kenosha News platform did indeed change the headline to “WATCH NOW: Kenosha speaker strays from message at rally” It’s so sad that it took an honest, morally ethic journalist to quit before a change for the better could be made.

Thank you so much to Daniel, for being one of the few brave ones to stick to your values and care enough about fellow people to do so.

WATCH VIDEO  to hear more from Daniel Thompson’s side of the story (with interviewer Egberto Willies): The Kenosha News editor Daniel Thompson resigned over a misleading headline about Jacob Blake Rally

3. Myanmar Members and Journalists from the Myanmar Press Council and The Myanmar Times

The rights of personal freedom and even our own opinions are being infringed upon and is under attack.

In stark contrast to the events that unfolded before Daniel Thompson’s eyes of unity and peace, and an effort of his publication to highlight the hostility of one person, Myanmar is doing the exact opposite – instructing the journalists and reporters to avoid certain words like “coup” or “regime” that would paint the Myanmar military in a negative light, and instead use terms such as “transfer of power” and “chair of the State Administrative Council”; deliberately taking away the rights of the journalists to give an honest account of what’s really happening.

In addition to that, there is also the push for a “cyber bill” that will allow the military to arrest individuals for going against the narrative of the establishment, and give them the ability to block access to certain websites.

The Myanmar Press Council last week had condemned the draft cyber bill that would give the military access to user data and the power to block websites and jail critics.  In its statement, the press council called the law unconstitutional and said it would obstruct journalists’ ability to report.
Myanmar Press Council Members Resign Over Military Directives    

Due to these outrageous efforts, according to this article “Myanmar Journalists Leave Jobs in Face of Military Regime Restrictions on Media Freedom, eleven members of the Myanmar Press Council and more than a dozen journalists and The Myanmar Times left their jobs in the face of new restrictions by the military regime that threaten media freedom.

While it is commendable that these individuals refuse to be a part of this oppressive “transfer of power”, and I applaud them for their integrity to do so – it sets a dangerous precedent, since if all of the honest, morally ethical journalists are leaving these establishments, it leaves the news platforms wide-open to hiring only “yes-people” who will fall in line no matter what rules they enforce.

And this, I surmise, is exactly their plan. The msm and news platforms only want “journalists” who will read out from a script and mislead the public stance on whatever they dictate. They don’t want people who can think for themselves and they don’t want ethically honest individuals because that will conflict with their extremely biased narratives.

This agenda is extremely important to realize so that people around the world will understand that the news has been compromised and corrupted to suit only those who would benefit from the reports. (Hint: it’s not the average citizen.) And in so doing, REFUSE to watch these one-sided, obviously tainted messages – or at least, watch it with a discerning eye and realize that most of these establishments are pushing an agenda, and be wise enough to spot it.

The brave members at Myanmar Press Council and the journalists at The Myanmar Times who have quit their positions in light of this dictatorship, deserve recognition and accolades for exemplifying truth and integrity in refusing to participate in their tyrannical scheme.

READ MORE  about the mass arrests implemented by the Myanmar military, and even police officers resigning in the midst of this infringement on rights: More Than 600 Police Join Myanmar’s Anti-Regime Protest Movement

Regardless of one’s political affiliation, the fact that there is clearly a biased agenda unfolding before our eyes, has thankfully reached these journalists; and also with large thanks, they have the courage to announce it and leave this oppressive regime, even at the cost of their career and reputation.

They are brave, concerned citizens reaching out to the population to open their eyes and look at the bigger picture of what’s going on.

These are the people who deserve respect and esteemed recognition. Not corrupt government officials or the media giants or celebrities who peddle around the same narrative over and over to coerce (and threaten and demoralize) anyone who doesn’t fall in line; and certainly not all the yes-people that simply follow the narrative even though they know it’s wrong.

I want to give a personal, heartfelt thank you to everyone standing up for these injustices and corruption, and having the conscious fortitude to stay strong even in the line of what seems to be the majority and risking ridicule and scorn from the immoral establishment.

I also want to give thanks and credit to the following links for covering these subjects in detail, and give them high accolades for not shying away from these topics even though the msm and social media giants have attacked anyone who has dared to go against their own biased “news reporting”.

(Although there are many independent websites, bloggers, reporters etc. who are addressing these matters, the below links are what is covered in this post and who are repeatedly covering this important information to unravel these controversial events. Thank you to every website who is offering honest and upfront material instead of spreading the propaganda and biased narrative of the msm and their partners.)

Thank you for your reporting and coverage!

wnd.com
townhall.com

If you know of others who are deserving of some recognition for their honesty, kindness, bravery, etc., please contact me and let me know who you’d like me to feature. It can range from anything from compassionate teachers, to whistleblowing doctors/nurses, to honest journalists, and beyond. I’d like to highlight more people who have integrity and are doing the right thing, than to just focus on the corruption and negativity of others.

We have role models in this world, and they deserve to be seen and heard.

Thank you so much, and please share.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

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