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There’s a dirty secret inside Build Back Better corporate media companies don’t want you to know about

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Leftists in Congress are committed to reviving Joe Biden’s $3 trillion spending plan.

And the so-called “mainstream” media is all for it.

That’s because there’s a dirty secret inside Build Back Better corporate media companies don’t want you to know about.

As a “glamour” industry, journalism is swamped with young employees who are so desperate to become famous they’ll work for almost nothing.

Most eventually realize they’ll never get the attention they’re craving and bail for a cushy corporate or government communications job that pays the big bucks.

Over time, that system has resulted in low-quality reporting and plenty of pandering to potential future employers.

Things are about to get much worse.

In political science classrooms the press has been touted as the “fourth branch” of government for decades due to its role in holding elected – and appointed – officials accountable.

But now the newspaper industry is basically lobbying to become a state-owned enterprise you’d expect to find in a dictatorship or oppressive communist regime.

Biden’s massive Build Back Better package contains a provision to make that happen.

While past government bailouts were justified because businesses were “too big to fail” this time it seems Democrats are in a big hurry to prop up businesses that are simply too pathetic to survive on their own.

The bill would give local television stations, newspapers, radio stations, and digital news outlets huge payroll tax credits amounting to $25,000 per employee the first year and $15,000 per employee the next year for companies with less than 750 employees.

Considering that salaries for journalists in the US range from about $27,000 to $79,000 per year – and we can assume the lower end of that scale is in local news – this is nothing short of the federal government basically covering payroll.

And it’s likely only the beginning of an awful campaign to force taxpayers to fund mainstream media outlets bent on pushing a leftist agenda.

In fact, back in November a former President of the New York Press Club tweeted about what could amount to bribing citizens to subscribe to their local newspaper.

In a tweet Steve Scott wrote, “Local #journalism is struggling. Would you subscribe to your local newspaper in exchange for a $250 state tax credit? That’s the idea being floated by #NJ Assemblyman @AsmRoyFreiman.”

If an online subscription counts, taxpayers would only have to shell out $75 their first year and $100 after that – and pocket the other $150.

And even if the credit would be limited to the cost of the paper, it’s a nasty socialist response to an obvious market problem: if people who can afford to won’t subscribe to your lousy paper just get their neighbors to do it and make the government collect the fees in taxes.

Of course, the push to subsidize news at every level is a huge concern for Democrats who enjoy using local news outlets to push their progressive ideas.

In the last 15 years, half of all local journalism jobs have disappeared while a quarter of all local news outlets have closed down entirely.

What they’re not addressing is why local news outlets are failing in the first place.

There’s a good reason for people to stop using the so-called “mainstream” media as quality has been tanking over the past few decades.

These days it’s likely your best friend’s snarky social media post has more depth than the average local news article.

In fact, in recent years many companies have figured out that a well-written press release put out on news wires is likely to be printed verbatim by hundreds of outlets.

So much for journalistic integrity.

We can only assume that once newsrooms start depending on federal dollars the situation will only get worse as the elected officials they cover ultimately control their purse strings.

Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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The word police at the Associated Press are now shockingly censoring one word

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The Left always tries to control language.

It’s one of the only ways they can sell their radical ideas.

Now the word police at the Associated Press are shockingly censoring one word.

The horrific mass shooting in Buffalo has managed to knock abortion out of the headlines.

The Fake News Media is going all-in on the white supremacist attack in order to pin the responsibility on Republicans.

It’s an absurd argument, but the Democrats are shameless.

In fact, they’re even manipulating language.

The Associated Press Stylebook does not want the killer’s 180-page ramblings to be classified as a manifesto.

The AP wrote on Twitter, “We don’t use the term manifesto in reference to a racist diatribe. It glorifies racist hatred. Other terms such as diatribe, screed or writings can work instead.”

However, centrist feminist Christina Hoff Sommers quickly corrected the AP.

Sommers wrote, “You are confused. Hitler’s Mein Kampf & rantings of the Unabomber are routinely referred to as “manifestos.” For example: Encyclopedia  Britannica. “Mein Kampf, (German: “My Struggle”) political manifesto written by Adolf Hitler.”

Perhaps the Left don’t want to dirty up the word manifesto because of their fondness for Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto.”

Marx’s evil ideas have festered for nearly 200 years, eating away at society and poisoning a new generation of impressionable minds.

In fact, the Buffalo shooter wrote in his manifesto that he used to be a communist, but currently identifies as “mild-moderate authoritarian left.”

The shooter also wore the black sun insignia, a symbol sometimes used by the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion of Ukraine.

He also said that one of his main inspirations was the Christchurch shooter in New Zealand, who had trained with Azov prior to committing his despicable massacre at a mosque.

Both the Buffalo shooter and the Christchurch shooter claimed to be radical environmentalists.

All of these facts are inconvenient for the Left because they tacitly support the Azov Battalion in Ukraine, and they’re trying to blame the shooting on Fox News, even though he explicitly said in the manifesto that he hated Fox.

Democrats are trying to control the narrative, and that starts with controlling language.

Unfortunately for them, they no longer have a monopoly on the dissemination of information.

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New journalistic standard proves the Democrats are complete liars on one issue

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The ideas of the Left are utterly incoherent.

Yet, Democrats willfully go along with all of the crazy ideas.

And one new journalistic standard proves the Democrats are complete liars on one issue.

The Democrats are hopping mad over the abortion issue, which was rekindled after a Supreme Court leak of a draft opinion from Samuel Alito that suggests the overturning of Roe V. Wade.

The new battle over abortion has brought women’s issues front and center for the Left, but there is a glaring omission in their progressive rhetoric.

Suddenly, transgender men and nonsense terms like “birth people” are no longer part of the conversation.

The Associated Press Style Guide tried to clean up this obvious contradiction by issuing a new update.

The AP Style Guide update read, “Phrasing like pregnant people or people who seek an abortion seeks to include people who have those experiences but do not identify as women, such as some transgender men and some nonbinary people. Such phrasing should be confined to stories that specifically address the experiences of people who do not identify as women.” 

In other words, it is okay to “erase” trans men and dispatch with idiotic terms like “pregnant persons” and “people who give birth.”

Democrats don’t want any distractions from their over-the-top pro-abortion zealotry.

The style guide update is a clear example of how Democrats will manipulate language in any way they can to achieve political power.

For example, in light of the 2020 Reign of Terror, the AP Style Guide suggested that outlets capitalize “black” when describing people of African descent.

The out-of-the-blue update made no sense other than to somehow contribute to the cultural “reparations” in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

Democrats are now trotting out the “my body, my choice” line that they abandoned during the peak of COVID hysteria when they were forcing people to take an experimental vaccine.

It’s quite stunning to witness the mental gymnastics of the Left when killing babies is at stake. 

They have already renewed talks of packing the Supreme Court.

Luckily for them, Merriam Webster added a new definition of “court-packing” to dovetail with the newfangled Democrat definition of simply restoring ideological balance to the court.

That is utter nonsense.

The Democrats want the Supreme Court to remain a liberal super-legislature that will codify into law the agenda they can’t pass through Congress.

The Left have destroyed their credibility by torturing logic to such a hideous extent.

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Unhinged leftist reporter says there will be no peace or safety until this happens to pro-lifers

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The Left is totally out of control.

They will use just about any excuse to bring violence into their repertoire.

Now, this unhinged leftist reporter says there will be no peace or safety until this happens to all pro-lifers.

Violence is a part of who the Left is and what they do.

Violence is part of how they plan to take power, it is always part of their path to power.

And when the news broke in German-owned Politico that a leaked copy of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe vs. Wade was out, violence was sure to be right behind it.

And it was.

A pro-life organization in Wisconsin was firebombed. Churches were vandalized, and at least one Supreme Court justice had to be moved to an undisclosed location due to violent protestors.

Pro-life college students who went to the steps of the Supreme Court to pray and peacefully demonstrate were attacked, spit on and shoved to the ground, and hundreds, if not thousands of threats were made by radical leftists around the country.

Including a reporter for Rewire News Group who called for “more” violence against pro-life Americans over the weekend as she celebrated the firebombing of the headquarters of a pro-life group in Wisconsin.

“More of this. May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground,” Caroline Reilly wrote in a now-deleted tweet responding to a report from The New York Times about the firebombing. 

Though Reilly has since removed the tweet, and in fact appears to have deleted her entire account, she didn’t do so until there was a firestorm of condemnation about her death threat against pro-lifers.

Just a few of the responses to Reilly; “Where are the police?” tweeted writer Rod Dreher, and activist Amy Kremer wondered where the response was from the FBI and the Department of Justice. 

“How would they feel if the public started to Dox reporters that call for violence and arson? What if it came to their doorstep instead? People with a voice need responsibility when using it,” Republican Florida congressional candidate Vic DeGrammont wrote. 

Republican strategist Matt Whitlock tagged Twitter support in his response to make sure they were aware of Reilly’s death threats (a lot of good that will do) “This feels a bit like calling for violence.”

But all the protests aside, nothing will be done to this reporter because she is on the “right side” of the political aisle for the DOJ and FBI. 

Law enforcement only seeks to go after conservatives, not liberals, no matter how clear the violations.

Caroline Reilly will remain free to threaten death on even more people, let’s just hope she doesn’t actually follow through with her threats, because after all we know life means almost nothing to people like her.

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