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Media Manipulating Voters On Illegal Aliens & Same-Sex “Marriage”

Romney still has cousins in Mexico

In his book TAKEOVER CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie pointed out that the media doesn’t have to lie or make-up stories to manipulate the public and bias articles in favor of liberal candidates or the liberal political and cultural agenda and two recent examples will demonstrate how this manipulation of language is going on right now today to slant public opinion on same-sex “marriage” and Donald Trump’s comments on illegal aliens and crime.

As our friend Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review observed, during his announcement speech, Donald Trump made the following comments:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

A CNN reporter later asked failed 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney about Trump’s remarks: “Do you think Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party?”

“Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans,” Romney replied. “And it’s unfortunate.”

Romney completely reworded what Donald Trump said, but rather than ask Romney to clarify or correct his mischaracterization of Trump’s remarks, the media ran with it, and have subsequently characterized Trump’s comments as an attack on “Mexican-Americans” when it was no such thing.

(For the record, Mitt Romney’s father, the late George Romney, Governor of Michigan and establishment opponent of conservative Barry Goldwater for the 1964 GOP presidential nomination, was born in Mexico.)

And media outlets from the Huffington Post - AOL, to USA Today, to The New York Daily News have been attacking Trump for comments he never made about “Mexican-Americans.”

Likewise, the media have characterized the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex “marriage” as “legalizing” the practice, when the truth is that the Court’s decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case mandated same-sex “marriage” in all 50 states.

As we here at CHQ and some other conservative commentators, such as Adam Freedman, have pointed out there is a big difference between “legalizing” something and “mandating” it.

As Freedman noted in his article “Obergefell’s Threat to Religious Liberty,” states were previously free to recognize same-sex marriage, but now they are compelled to do so. From now on, it is illegal—unconstitutional—for any state not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Many tout Obergefell as a victory for civil rights, said Freedman, but it is anything but. By turning same-sex marriage into a constitutional “right,” the Supreme Court has denied the people of all 50 states the most important civil right of all—the right to govern themselves.

But to the language manipulators in the Leftwing media what the Supreme Court majority did in Obergefell was to merely “legalize” a practice – in other words to remove a restriction – rather than force an entirely new legal regime on those states and communities that had, in acts of self-government, set-up a different regime.

So, as we said in our article Stand And Fight The Same-Sex "Marriage" Mandate, let’s be clear – the five Justices who made the majority for this outrageous decision didn’t “legalize” same-sex marriage in some passive way – they mandated that all states that don’t currently allow same-sex “marriage” change their existing laws, or pass entirely new laws, to create a new legal system that provides same-sex couples legal structures through which they can “marry.”

This is not only an unprecedented cultural mandate upon the entire country, it is an act that is profoundly antagonistic to our federal constitutional system through which states retained the power to define the structure of civil society within their borders.

What’s more, this intrusion, by a mere five unelected judges, overturns the will of the people, as expressed through state constitutional amendments, that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

In that sense it is a profoundly political – not judicial – act that can and must be resisted through political means. 

The liberal media recognizes that the same-sex "marriage" battle is far from over, and that is why they continue to manipulate the language of their reporting to convince the public that the Supreme Court majority merely "legalized" a previously supressed right, rather than "mandated" a new legal and cultural regime upon the people of the United States.

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I quit watching the mainstream media long ago. I realized they weren't reporting facts, they were restructuring them to say what ever they wanted it to say. If they couldn't they merely ignored it on their broadcast. The same goes for the printed page. I sometimes watch just to see what they don't mention. If they can't manipulate the news they won't report it. They even go as far to change bad news the left does and and makes it sound good,