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Lamar S.
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  • Media Bias Poses a Threat to Our Country

    by Representative Lamar Smith

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    SMITH of texas in the house of representatives Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, media bias poses one of the greatest threats to our country.

    The liberal national media should provide the American people with the facts, not tell them what to think. If voters don't have the facts, they can't make good decisions. And if [[Page E1748]] they can't make good decisions, our democratic form of government is at risk.

    Media bias exists everywhere--from the front pages of influential newspapers to daily network newscasts to slanted social media posts. ``News'' stories have now become opinion pieces.

    The liberal national media ignore events that would be scandals if they involved conservatives. Consider how little follow-up there has been of the politicizing of the IRS, the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, the illegal immigration amnesties, the secret terms of the Iran deal, and the videos of unborn babies' organs being sold.

    In short, media bias affects almost every issue that Americans care about.


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