No one can deny that the mainstream media in the United States definitely has a left-leaning slant when it comes to reporting the news. In a new video for PragerU, "American Media, Soviet Tactics," James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas and author of "American Pravda," addresses the increasingly partisan reporting of mainstream media outlets and the erosion of public trust in the fourth estate.
"The communist government of the former Soviet Union thought that by controlling access to information, they could keep their citizens in line," O'Keefe explains. "Consistent with the Orwellian nature of the Soviet Union, the country’s most important newspaper was Pravda. 'Pravda' is the Russian word for 'truth.' But Pravda was not truth. It was full of lies."
He continues: "But here's the thing: Almost no one in the Soviet Union was fooled. They knew they were being lied to. Ironically, unlike most citizens in the Soviet Union, citizens in 21st-century America are fooled by their news media. We think we’re getting the real story from our major media, but we’re not. When we tune into the networks, or read the New York Times or the Washington Post, we’re actually getting a sharply slanted version of the news. Slanted to the left."
"This should deeply concern people on both sides of the political divide. To make informed decisions, a free society needs a press it can trust — not one that is hopelessly biased," O'Keefe continues. "In 2017, Project Veritas sent out undercover reporters to see how committed the major media was to objective news gathering, specifically as it regarded the newly-elected president, Donald Trump."
Undercover reporters for Project Veritas, he explains, caught multiple employees at mainstream media outlets admitting to not only their personal left-leaning political bias but the bias of their organization and their news coverage, which is slanted to promote the progressive agenda instead of providing Americans the straight, unbiased news.
O’Keefe emphasizes, "When journalists shape news to fit their vision of a better society, they’re not doing their job."
You can watch the video below: