Comparing CNN, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, and FOX

Nothing suspicious to see here…

Just like the title says, this post aims to look at each of these US mainstream news outlets (their website – not their TV channels – I don’t watch TV – and I advise you to not watch television as well…) to compare with each other and see how deep and far the propaganda goes.

I never regularly visit these websites (and certainly not their homepage) and the only times that I even visit their site is to check out a related news article to what I’m looking up. I regularly clear “cookies” and website/search history, so I’m hoping these have no bearings on my findings.

First, I am capturing a screenshot of whatever first pops up on each of the website, and taking it from there.

So let’s get started.

CNN

Screenshot taken from cnn.com.

NBC

Screenshot taken from nbcnews.com.

ABC

Screenshot taken from abcnews.go.com.

MSNBC

Screenshot taken from msnbc.com.

FOX

Screenshot taken from foxnews.com.

(All screenshots were taken on 1/3/2021 between 10:00-10:30 A.M.)

Just taking a glance at some of these headlines literally gives me anxiety and I can feel stress levels start to arise. Thankfully, I can recognize when this is happening (and why it’s happening) which is why I always stress (no pun intended) to be aware of your surroundings and your own thoughts and emotions. Since I already know how these news outlets work and how they’re geared for the sole purpose of manipulating and controlling the public, and instilling fear and negativity, there’s something to be said for how these news outlets work on others who aren’t aware of this agenda.

And while NBC and MSNBC are among the same company, I wanted to show them as two separate entities. (And just as a heads up, even checking out PBS and CBS show similar results to the ones above.)

Now below, I’ve created pie charts to show what the majority of “news” they have to “inform” us are (at least according to the very first impression we get upon visiting their webpage) :

Now, I admit, since we’re heading off into the electoral vote (which allegedly is supposed to mean something and we should definitely not think there’s anything corrupt going on with our government and should instead trust them blindly that there was no election fraud (or any other corruption, for that matter…..)) the results of this finding is bound to be skewed towards that of politics specifically. Which is why I’ve already decided that once all of these politics sort of quiet down and things are finalized once and for all, I will re-visit this post and do an updated version of what these same news channels cover. Just to see how much has changed and what they choose to focus on next.

Next, I want to see what kind of biased/descriptive terminology we can see from these websites.

Let it be noted, first and foremost. I am not above this. I admit it outright. I will sometimes use certain adjectives to describe and reveal my frustration and thoughts on certain matters. But while I am an independent writer not affiliated with any mainstream news media, my opinions are based on several different outlets and sources. It is not labeled as a “news” platform, and these should be based on facts and honest reporting. As it is, what you will find at this site is honest findings and my personal views on the matter. Not paid promotion or propaganda, unlike the very obvious (there’s one) agendas of the msm.

CNN’s favorite words

So just looking at the very first link of the CNN screenshot from above, we can see the term “conspiracy theories” that a lot of people like to use in order to discredit any kind of alternative source to what the main narrative is pushing for. Never mind the fact that numerous esteemed doctors and health/science experts don’t agree with the main narrative; yet, if we are to believe the government endorsed agencies on what “experts” mean, it seems to only apply to those who are in agreement with whatever “information” the government and msm is presenting to the public. Anyone else who raises speculative and alternative theories (even based on facts and studies) are immediately “debunked” and ostracized.

This second post from cnn.com (retitled as “Republican efforts to undermine Biden victory expose growing anti-democratic streak”) is filled with even more biased and opinionated views (labeled as an “analysis”) – written in a way to ridicule anyone who thinks otherwise: “scattershot, exploit, manufactured, conspiracy theory (again), charade, etc., etc., etc.” Keep in mind, these were just the top two links that were available on their page.
Let’s take a look at what NBC offers.

Trump throws grenades into high-stakes Georgia Senate runoffs in final stretch – “Outgoing President Donald Trump is throwing one rhetorical grenade after another into the high-stakes Georgia Senate runoffs in the final days before the Tuesday election.

(Phew! I’m glad they added that it was “rhetorical grenades”. With the news media reporting lately, sometimes I wonder if they literally want people to think Trump is throwing actual live grenades…)

In this article, apparently “grenades” actually means “false” allegations into election fraud. The terms “false” and “falsely“, I realize, is used a lot in the mainstream media and social media platforms in order to describe the “alleged” presidential election fraud. (And whatever else they deem as “fake news”.)

Let’s see what the next articles says:

Fauci pushes back on Trump: Covid death numbers are ‘real’ – “Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday pushed back on President Donald Trump’s false claims that the U.S. coronavirus death toll is “exaggerated.

Well, that was fast. Two articles, back to back? Both focused on alleged “false” news? Reminds me of CNN with their usage of “conspiracy theories”.

Another word used in this article that is everywhere in order to manipulate the public, is “misinformation“. Who decides if something is “false” and who “fact checks” and labels something as “misinformation”? None other than the propagators of this whole agenda. Why do some people still continue to believe them? Perhaps because they were raised and conditioned to believe these sources, neglecting to realize that it has now become a front to indoctrinate the masses.

More buzzwords from ABC

‘There’s no running away from the numbers:’ Fauci laments surging COVID deaths as Trump claims ‘fake news’ – “Fauci’s comments came minutes after President Donald Trump misleadingly claimed in a tweet that the numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of infected persons and deaths in the country are “exaggerated,

I am not going to go into the inconsistencies of the covid reports/cases, etc. – because, indeed, there is so much misinformation surrounding this subject, and I encourage you to investigate for yourself and use several different outlets to come to an educated theory. This is not the post for that. Just to show you the ways that these news outlets lead (mislead) someone into believing a certain narrative.

Here is another article (keeping in line with the politics/covid topics) that is written to, again, mislead the reader into what to believe (and not to believe):

Congress opens new session as virus, Biden’s win dominate – “It’s often said that divided government can be a time for legislative compromises, but lawmakers are charging into the 117th Congress with the nation more torn than ever, disputing even basic facts including that Biden won the presidential election.

Fraud did not spoil the 2020 presidential election, a fact confirmed by election officials across the country.

Funny. I thought “facts” are confirmed by truth and evidence, not by election officials. But you learn something new everyday…

MSNBC’s point of view

Most of the articles on this site is linked to a video, which I am not going to watch, but here is the only written article that I can present, with, again, their own allegation of no proof in the supposed election fraud that occurred.

Trump allies shouldn’t be sworn into office until cleared of their own claims of election fraud – “But this time, some GOP members if Congress have indicated they will object — or are considering objecting — to counting the electoral votes from key battleground states, claiming without proof that there was widespread voter irregularities or fraud that renders the election results illegitimate.

It seriously makes me wonder what they would consider as “proof“.

There is also this at the very end of the same article: “Any other result will undermine the public’s confidence in our election process — which is already dangerously under attack by Trump and his comrades in arms.

“Dangerously under attack”? “Comrades in arms”? I hope this is another rhetorical allegory and not implying more grenades…

Fox’s outlook

That brings me to the last major news media on this list. Let’s check out a couple of their articles to see if we can find some interesting correlations like the ones above.

From actively trying to look at all of these news sites with an unbiased view and deliberately trying to find leading content, the main article from the above screenshot: GOP senators want election commission similar to what decided disputed 1876 race seems to just depict straight-forward reporting. (At least at the time of its last update.)

Keeping in line with the above method, let’s take a look at one more article. (Note: I did not cherry-pick any of the articles. I picked the main story of each page, and made sure that one article dealt with a political angle, and one with a covid/vaccine angle. Just to keep all of them fair and similar. Since there are no articles dealing with the covid situation on FOX’s screenshot, I have chosen to look at the very next written article I see on this page.)

Cruz says Supreme Court ‘better forum’ for election disputes amid Electoral College objection push – The only thing I can find on this article would be the following sentence: “Evidence of any widespread voter fraud that could have changed the outcome of the election, however, has been lacking.” – But then we see it following up with this sentence: “Former Attorney General William Barr declared that to be the case weeks after the election“. This is not contested, and these are facts. The fact that, yes, William Barr did indeed say that.

But when we take this particular sentence and actually analyze it, it’s interesting that it has to specify that “Evidence (which certain individuals can certainly avoid simply by labeling it as “not evidence enough” or “not proof”) of any widespread voter fraud that could have changed the outcome of the election, however, has been lacking” … Needless to say, his choice of words is extremely strange and lends credence to the idea that although voter fraud, does, in fact exist, it is not “sufficient” enough in his findings to make a difference.

(I think a lot of us are underestimating (or in complete denial about) the amount of corruption, bribery and/or threats that are coerced upon those in a high position that would make these decisions… But I digress.)

The Verdict

So here was a quick rundown of 5 news outlets and the initial findings of how they can manipulate and coerce their reader into a certain way of thinking. This was just the written findings that were on the front page of their website, and did not even touch upon the videos and their verbal dialogue with each other and those with opposing points of views. We didn’t get to see body language and voice inflections, condescension or aversion towards different ideologies. I can only imagine what kind of impressions I would get from watching the videos. (Perhaps that will be another post for a different day as well.)

And from the two articles from FOX, it seems as if this has been the least manipulative/(mis)leading source of the 5 different news outlets covered.

Honestly, I find it fascinating that what is labeled as “news” is nothing more than highly partisan perspectives constantly bombarding the viewers/readers in most cases. And, by looking at just the few articles and topics from their website, we can see a lot of negativity and propaganda.

While being informed is important, we have to realize that the definition of “informed” is:

in·formed
adj.
1. Possessing, displaying, or based on reliable information: informed sources; an informed opinion.
2. Knowledgeable; educated: the informed consumer.

thefreedictionary.com/informed

SYNONYMS:
commonsense, commonsensible, commonsensical, firm, good, hard, just, justified, levelheaded, logical, rational, reasonable, reasoned, sensible, sober, solid, valid, well-founded

merriam-webster.com/dictionary/informed

It doesn’t mean to believe biased sources based on opinionated points of views and alleged “facts” that haven’t been verified (or have been verified and are just labeled “disputed” by those very same propagators…).

When it comes to being informed, we have to use our best judgement and discernment and realize that the goal of some of these individuals and corporations is to literally control the masses. What better way to inundate them than with disinformation disguised as “news”?

We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.
– William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987

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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Get an Earful

WORLD PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY! Stop Big Pharma’s DNA “Vaccine” Experiment! - “Mass Vaccination will Breed Dangerous Variants & Destroy Our Immunity” — Geert Vanden Bossche, PhD
Dr. Peter McCullough / John Leake – Full Interview [Transcript] - Renowned doctor exposes worldwide covid treatment suppression and corruption of the medical and governmental agencies.
Anthony Fauci’s Wife: Christine Grady – Hidden Face of the Vaccine Trials? - What is Christine Grady's role in the vaccine agenda?
REPOST: Proof that the Pandemic Was Planned With a Purpose - Many connections involving complicit huge name individuals and organizations.
FLASHBACK | COVER-UP: ‘Scientific Reductivism’, The Talented Mr. Fauci - A look into Anthony Fauci's involvement into medical/health corruption.
David Goldberg’s FINAL WORDS: Project Pogo and Project Zyphr | Full Transcript - Extermination effort and implementation of a world government.

The Problem With Reviews

Do you know how to spot a fake review?

My Journey Into Blogging...
(and how I found a lot of questionable material.)



What do you do, when you get this nagging suspicion that the reviews you're reading on an item, are either too good to be true, or a downright hustle?

Huge glowing sign of Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada.
Prime place to hustle or be hustled? Or does the internet have it beat?

Image by tookapic from Pixabay

Unfortunately, I was presented with this exact dilemma while searching for a “great” web host provider.

Oh, sure, I came across a TON of reviews that claimed that so-and-so provider is the best, top-notch, can’t be beat, etc. Seems pretty tempting, right?

And the prices were amazing! $2.95 a month for a whole year?! Yes, please!

However!

The huge caveat to this very tempting deal, is that this is most often the bare-minimum of services that the provider will offer, and in order for a more developed and higher form of quality standard of everything, including security, storage space, support, etc., the prices can go up dramatically. And I understand: you get what you pay for. But when comparing certain services and deals to others, plus comparing other… “legit?” reviews, this fascinating, awesome, wonderful website host provider doesn’t seem so amazing any more.

That brings me to the actual reviews.

In my search for a decent provider, I came across too-many to count blogs, websites, articles, etc. claiming that a particular provider is THE best, and, by the way, “if you sign up with MY link, you get an extra 60% off the normal price!”

Interesting.

I’m sure if you’ve come across this page you’ve encountered the same thing and learned that this is what is known as an affiliate link. This is one way bloggers, website developers, and so on earn money. And I’m not knocking this type of sponsorship. I understand that it’s a legitimate way of making money online and plan to do it myself. But I do have reservations when someone advertises a product that they (perhaps) have not used and/or are solely promoting it based on monetary gain.

I don’t know about you, but it immediately conjures up this image in my mind:

Combined images from OpenClipart-Vectors and VintageSnipsAndClips - Pixabay

Now, again, I have no problems with people sponsoring their products or other products that they actually endorse. But when they advocate for a product simply for monetary gain… that’s where the issue lies. (Literally.)

How Do You Know Which Review to Trust?

Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits all. But there are clues in helping you to make an educated discernment.

– Is the person telling facts, and not just heaping praise? Be wary of a very highly overpraised product. Chances are it is a paid/endorsed sponsorship and not a legitimate review.

– Does the reviewer have any incentive to “exaggerate” or “lie”? (monetary gain, for example?)

– Ask yourself if there is a possible relation with the business. (Such as family member, owner, workers, friends, stock/shareholders, etc. If this is the case, chances are the reviews are fake.)

– Is the person listing pros and cons? (This is not always the case, however. If it is a product I fully endorse and find no faults with, there wouldn’t be much negative to say about it).

– Make sure you look at reviews from a myriad of different sources. (Don’t just look at reviews from one website – especially not the website that owns the product).

– Try to look for individualized reviews, instead of a big name website that will, more often than not, steer you into a specific decision. This is a direct marketing tactic in which these websites make money through from their “advice” and advertisement.

– In some cases, the less reviews, the better. A lot of people will only leave a review if their experience is a negative one. Rarely do people leave a positive review unless directed to, or unless they had a remarkably good experience.

– Be wary of paid testimonials. (How will you know for sure? A lot of the times, you won’t. But just knowing that these exist will help you look at it with a critical eye and make better judgments.)

Perfect Example of Fake Reviews/Testimonies:

CBC News - youtube

In 2017, CBC News uncovered this scam of people being paid to give false testimonies/reviews. One lady (who went by the username “sanpan”) even went so far as to pose as a licensed dietician to promote diet pills.

Although the company “Fiverr” who employs these people for their freelance services had this disclaimer on their site: “The testimonials they provide on your behalf are paid, promotional materials, and you should indicate this to your customers.”, the reliance on the business and “paid actors” to be upfront and honest about this has regrettably fallen through the cracks.

This video also recognizes Scott Stratten, who exposed the phone company Bell Mobility for having their own employees leave fake reviews for their newest app. You can read his article here.

Conscious Awareness

The lack of moral compass that some individuals have is a dire situation in the nature of human ethics. This can be attributed to greed, selfishness, indifference, desperation, ignorance, etc. Or any combination of the above.

No one wants to be scammed, but it seems many people are willing to be the scammer. Where did “integrity” go? Is our greed and self-gain so important that we’re willing to sellout (or sell our soul) for material possessions? (That’s an interesting word… possession.)

And even if these people are doing this because they feel as if this is the only way to make a living, I would have to disagree. This is no “living”. This is conning, manipulating, deceiving, lying and stealing.

I think it will be an amazing time when people can finally think of others and refuse to partake in such actions.

Do I believe it's possible?

Yes. I truly do.

Maybe that’s me being highly optimistic, but I honestly believe that once people realize the hurt and pain they are causing others (which, in turn, comes back to them), they will be more self-aware and conscious of their decisions, and start taking steps to better themselves and help others.

A Different Kind of Review

SIDE NOTE: Sometimes, I fear what I’m going to see in my life review. Some of the negativity that I have spread I have reflected upon, and am ashamed at my actions. When we come upon our life review, we will see the hurt and deception we have caused others. Not only see it. We will feel it, as well.

Don’t believe in the life review? That is for each person to decide. I will not tell you what to believe one way or another. But during my experiences and research, find it fascinating that so many people, on their death bed, DO encounter this phenomena. Even if some people speculate that it is “just a brain trauma”, the fact that so many people come to this realization seems too important to ignore. Would cause one to consider that there is a reason they came back with that message.

On the bright side, I do see people making a difference and doing the right thing, and want to thank them for setting a wonderful example for others to see. They are the true heroes, and should be heralded and celebrated.

Get an Earful

WORLD PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY! Stop Big Pharma’s DNA “Vaccine” Experiment! - “Mass Vaccination will Breed Dangerous Variants & Destroy Our Immunity” — Geert Vanden Bossche, PhD
Dr. Peter McCullough / John Leake – Full Interview [Transcript] - Renowned doctor exposes worldwide covid treatment suppression and corruption of the medical and governmental agencies.
Anthony Fauci’s Wife: Christine Grady – Hidden Face of the Vaccine Trials? - What is Christine Grady's role in the vaccine agenda?
REPOST: Proof that the Pandemic Was Planned With a Purpose - Many connections involving complicit huge name individuals and organizations.
FLASHBACK | COVER-UP: ‘Scientific Reductivism’, The Talented Mr. Fauci - A look into Anthony Fauci's involvement into medical/health corruption.
David Goldberg’s FINAL WORDS: Project Pogo and Project Zyphr | Full Transcript - Extermination effort and implementation of a world government.