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Paid Propaganda Will Be the End of the MSM

| Opinion | April 25, 2019

It must be a tough time to be at one of the MSM (Main Stream Media) networks these days.

Not only are they facing multiple large lawsuits for attacking teenagers with zero investigation, were proven wrong over their collusion delusion of the past two years and have record low viewers, but it seems the worst news of all is about to deliver the coup de grace.

President Trump has taken a lot of heat from the leftover comments they claim to be lies, but if you’ve paid attention, you should have noticed that although immediately lambasted by the media and left, nearly every major comment made by the president has come true – usually with no retraction from those who called him a liar.

President Trump has stated multiple times that the Fake News media will be gone soon, with his most recent tweet on April 13 giving a timeline that they would be gone in six years.

Sure, the lawsuits and loss of viewers may be part of their demise, but Brian Cates (contributor to the Epoch Times) has written several articles and posted a tweet thread on April 22 that not only shows what, if true, will be a blow the media would not be able to survive, but also peeks behind the curtain of some of the most corrupt practices between foreign nations, D.C. and the media.

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The basis of Brian’s reporting is a foreign bribery business that has existed in our nation since the 1980’s, when Senator Ted Kennedy and Gregory Craig (yes, Obama’s former advisor who was just indicted) reached out to Russia to ask for help with Kennedy’s Presidential campaign.

As Cates reports, the collusion between Kennedy and Russia started bringing foreign dollars into U.S. political campaigns, but it didn’t end there. In the early 2000s, many Americans dropped their paid subscriptions or canceled their cable, with the news media being one of the industries hardest hit.

Needing to find an extra revenue stream to make up for the losses, many of our largest media companies began taking money to print or report propaganda directly from other governments, hoping to sway public opinion and have U.S. lawmakers enact favorable legislation for them.

Does this sound too outlandish? If you haven’t read this article by the Washington Post titled “We Should Let China Spy On Us,” you should. While one of the more egregious examples, it is unfortunately only one of many.

And Cates isn’t alone in his reporting: back in 2014, former CNN reporter Amber Lyon told us that CNN was taking payments from foreign governments to keep bad press about their countries out of the media.

So why would this be the coup de grace? If you’ve been paying attention beyond the theatrics of the Mueller investigation, you probably noticed something peculiar: none of the people indicted by Mueller had anything to do with collusion, but they all had a common theme: Americans working for foreign governments without registering under FARA.
The Mueller investigation set a precedent that working as a foreign agent without disclosing or registering is a very bad thing, resulting in jail time and even solitary confinement, in the case of Manafort.

So what happens now, when the evidence comes to light that our own media has been taking payments from foreign governments to print and report their propaganda in the U.S., without disclosing and in pretending that it’s “news?”

President Trump has already told us what comes next.

Robert Patrick Lewis is a Green Beret OIF/OEF combat veteran with 10th SFG(A), CMO of Heroes Media Group, entrepreneur, MBA and award-winning author of Love Me When I’m Gone: The True Story of Life, Love and Loss for A Green Beret In Post-9/11 War , The Pact and The Pact Book II: Battle Hymn of the Republic. Follow him @RobertPLewis on Twitter or on his RobertPatrickLewisAuthor Facebook page.

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About Robert Patrick Lewis

Robert Patrick Lewis is a former Green Beret combat veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa turned author. His book "Love Me When I'm Gone: the true story of life, love and loss for a Green Beret in post-9/11 war" is currently available, with his next book scheduled to hit the shelves in January 2015. He currently lives in Santa Clarita and works as an Investment Advisor Representative for TransAmerica Financial Advisors.

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