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“If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.” When Mark Twain, who had considerable experience in the newspaper business, said this almost a century ago, he was speaking before our national media had become as literally compromised to and controlled by the government as it is today.

Mark Twain was concerned with media “misinformation.” Today’s media is involved in something much more sinister and dangerous to our freedom: a never ending distribution of “disinformation.” Note the difference: Misinformation can happen by accident, innocently, due to carelessness, etc. Disinformation doesn’t happen by accident; it involves the deliberate communication of falsehood with the intent to deceive.

Almost entirely, America’s radio, televised, online, and printed “news and commentary” is disinformation. It is by definition, “false, biased, information; propaganda deliberately spread by a government or intelligence agency in order to discredit people, organizations and any truth that interferes with its agenda." We need to understand that mainstream media is little more than the thinly disguised propaganda machine of the anti-Christian, anti-American, socially woke people who are in power today.

Benjamin Franklin said, “A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.” We need to be informed, but not misinformed and disinformed There are good, reliable alternatives to today’s mainstream propaganda. I have been a subscriber to publications such as The New American magazine for years, and highly recommend them. There are other good sources of information that deserve and desperately need to be used.

The man who never looks into a newspaper,” said Thomas Jefferson of the mainstream media of his day, “is better informed than he who reads them: inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” What would Jefferson have to say today, when America’s press has become little more than one big propaganda machine? Christians should care about this as they should care about all truth — whether or not it is being held up as a standard or is being cast into the street ( Isa. 59:13-15; Matt. 5:13)


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