For all you Millennials and Gen Zers, Pravda (Russian for Truth) was the name of the official Communist propaganda print media before the fall of the USSR. It only printed the “truth” that the Communist Party wanted their citizens to know. Their version of the truth was that which supported their goals and EVERYTHING else was censored.
Within our Constitutional Republic, We the People have within our Bill of Rights the First Amendment, which reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (Emphasis Added.)
Among the many problems that plague our Constitutional Republic is yellow journalism. In yellow journalism, the news is not reported objectively. It takes on the trappings of propaganda! It is always skewed and slanted to fit a narrative, or talking points, that supports an established goal.
Yellow journalism has been the norm in our Constitutional Republic for more than fifty years. It was during the 1960s that most of the news outlets were bought by persons and organizations with an ideological progressive-socialist agenda. These owners were not and are not interested in the truth or being watchdogs of the government for We the People. They were and are only interested in achieving the ideological progressive-socialist goals of the Left (the Democrat Party) at any cost and by any means.
The First Amendment of our Constitution guarantees freedom of the press. The PRESS, the news media, (print, broadcast and the Internet) are to be the “watchdog” of the government for We the People ! These watchdogs need to be apolitical! They are to be responsible and they need to report truth, the facts, on all sides of the story. They need to then trust We the People to evaluate their findings and choose appropriately to maintain the principles set forth in our Founding Documents and to protect the American Dream. If they do not they are engaged in yellow journalism which is nothing more than propaganda.
If BIG TECH is going to engage in this propaganda and censorship, as they did recently with the suppression of the New York Post’s stories on Hunter Biden and his father, Joe, who is running for President, their Section 230 protections need to be removed! Why? So that We the People have recourse for their unlawful censorship and violation of the First Amendment right to a free Press.
Politics and journalism need to be mutually exclusive of each other. If they are not, We the People cannot “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
May God Bless and Save the United States of America —
Our Constitutional Republic !