One can make just about anyone seem like a radical by cherry-picking quotes and taking them entirely out of context.
To present Glenn Beck in a negative light, for instance, which is exactly what the New York Times did this week.
The Times published an article called, “Election Falsehoods Surged on Podcasts Before Capitol Riots, Researchers Find,” where they selectively chose one small piece of a comment made by Beck that is, quite frankly, dangerous.
Just Not Accurate
In making a prediction about who the election would go, Beck stated, “No one will believe the outcome because they’ve changed the way we’re electing a president this time.”
That one sentence was part of a much larger argument being made by Beck in response to another report.
The Blaze Media CEO Tyler Cardon explained, “But the quote they pulled was from a segment in which GB was reacting to a report by the Transition Integrity Project, which got a ton of media coverage largely because it predicted the end of the Republic in all scenarios except a Biden landslide.”
For further support, here's a montage of prominent politicians expressing sincere concern about the integrity of our elections process before all such concerns were solved by mail-in ballots, relentless sloganeering, and fairy dust. 4/ pic.twitter.com/LCyl6LEtam
— Tyler Carditis (@TyCardon) January 5, 2022
He continued, “The NYT (and other dusty, legacy media outlets) are desperate to connect every effective dissident voice in today’s media landscape to some flavor of ‘dangerous misinformation,’ not because it’s true, but because they’re losing influence & want to silence their competition.”
When the Times was asked about selectively choosing the quote from Beck, it stated, “Our editors have reviewed the passage and found the use of the quote to be accurate and fair. Mr. Beck’s quote is clearly in reference to concerns about mail-in ballots.”
Yes, there was concern, but how the publication framed Beck’s quote is what is in question here, and in that, there is no doubt they are purposely misleading readers.
State-run media… any other voice is a dissenting voice that must be silenced.
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Source: The Blaze