NFL safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on Jan. 2, 2023, during the Monday night football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills. Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and was given CPR on the field before being rushed to the hospital. 

Mainstream media commentators are falling over themselves to report that Hamlin’s cardiac arrest occurred because of a hit to his chest during the game. But Dr. Robert Malone, who developed the mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccines, has a different theory. Speaking with conservative activist Charlie Kirk on his Tuesday broadcast, Malone said that the mainstream media conclusion about the cause was remotely possible, but highly unlikely. The more likely cause, he suggested, was a vaccine injury. 

Such an opinion is taboo in the mainstream media, which is unfortunate, as the news we receive through mass media affects our perception and understanding of events in our country and around the world. We expect it to be complete, accurate, and unbiased, because that’s how it’s sold to us and that’s what our American freedom of the press leads us to believe it should be. 

But traditional mass media in the U.S. has long been subject to corruption, growing progressively more corrupt since the early 1900s. 

Mass media aided American elites who wanted to get the U.S. into World War I. It likely helped American government create the Federal Reserve system, which strict constructionists believe violates the U.S. Constitution. It also likely helped pass the 16th, 17th, and 18th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, regarding income tax, senate elections, and prohibition. All of these actions have been devastating attacks upon our freedoms. 

Mass media persuaded Americans that the Great Depression resulted from a stock market crash (which was triggered by government actions), and that President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) was a hero whose policies ended it. Many economists agree, however, that FDR and his anti-freedom policies made the Great Depression worse, lasting years longer than necessary. 

Since then, mass media has been used to sell Americans on many Marxist policies pushed by both Democrats and Republicans. It also seems to hide the truth about today’s prevalent issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccines and concern over potential fraud in the 2020 election. 

Americans once made fun of the propaganda which passed for news in Communist countries such as China, Russia and North Korea. Now we’re experiencing it firsthand as our news appears to align with whatever narrative the government wants. 

“The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make a criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal,” activist Malcolm X once said. He further noted that the press is “irresponsible,” for “if you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” 

We would be well served to heed his warning, not only in the case of Damar Hamlin, but in every other topic that hits the headlines. Our news media owes it to Hamlin and to all of us to report the truth.

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