Mainstream Media Is a Circus

As we enter a zenith of ignorance and incuriosity, it has become apparent that mainstream media has devolved into a complete circus. This phenomenon is also frequently referred to as “clown world” by right-leaning online trolls. However, the alt-left has already redefined “clown world” to be an alt-right propaganda meme. So, I’m just going to lay low here and custom the euphemism of circus.    

Since President Trump’s election in 2016, we have witnessed a distinct shift in many mainstream news networks. Whereas once the role of a news network was to report non-partisan news, they are now being clearly repurposed by adopting the “watchdog role”.

The “watchdog role” is the obligation for a journalist to inform the public of matters that may cause them harm. It is plain to see how this role is quick to cause more harm than good. By advocating a watchdog role, journalists and news networks are inclined to warn the public of matters that are bound to cause harm to – wait for it – their personal political agendas.

So instead of news networks publishing non-partisan reports, we now have reports that are agenda-setting; seeking to influence the public for political gain. Their preferred mode: fear.  

The reality about contemporary mainstream media is that the majority of what is reported is trivial, due the fashion in which it is presented. If there is a matter worthy of reporting to the public, like a shooting or a natural disaster, it quickly becomes diluted by the baroque nature of the reporting.

A mass shooting quickly turns into a two-part interview with a liberal arts professor, discussing why white nationalism and the 2nd Amendment are to blame for the death of innocent civilians. A natural disaster becomes a campaign against climate change. A public service announcement from the President devolves into a quote taken out of context and repurposed to present Trump as a racist.

Speaking of President Trump. Here is a quote from the President, following the 2017 conflict that arose in Charlottesville over the controversial decision to remove the statue of General Robert E. Lee.

“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups.”

Despite the President’s punctual responses to every incidence of violence that has occurred since his inauguration, and the countless times that he has spoken out against racism and hate, mainstream media incessantly reports him to be the exact opposite of what he claims to be.

To name a few perpetrators, CNN did it here, The New York Times did it here, The Atlantic here, Vox here, HuffPost here, USA Today here, and former President Obama even did it here, courtesy of CNN.

I just served you a list of news sites to abstain from on a silver platter, and since we’re on the topic of mainstream media being a circus, I will throw Fox News into the mix, despite my conservative views.

Media, specifically newsroom media, has become entertainment. Entertainment, as we know, is reliant upon evoking emotions; drama is unnaturally added to the narrative by forging stereotypes, structuring caricatures, and raising tension.

So, Leftist media is assuming the watchdog role by claiming that the half of America who voted for Trump is a Nazi, and Rightist media is assuming their watchdog role by rebuking and debunking every claim from the left. The latter only being natural for a party who elected the first President to ever publicly lambaste mainstream media and essentially coin the term “fake news”.

Fake news indeed.

There is an abundance of dishonest reporting, and American citizens are fed up.

All in all, mainstream media is failing the public. The media is a public service and they are currently triumphing at providing an onslaught of disservice.

What is the solution?

The solution starts with you and I.

The resolution to this “clown world”, both republican and democratic, is to deliberately choose what you consume.

This logic is the same with dieting. If you want to be healthy, eat healthy food. If you want to be an unhealthy, overweight, depressed pig, then eat garbage.

If you want good news, find non-partisan news.

It exists.

A new site that I recommend is AllSides.com. They report brief, non-partisan news. They will also give you links to other websites from the left, the center, and the right, so you can check for yourself. If you’re interested in a story, check multiple reports and corroborate.

In the meanwhile, abstain from Vox, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN, Fox News, and Breitbart. They’ve all become TMZ. If you would voluntarily watch TMZ, you’re incurable, go crazy. If that’s not you, then steer clear.

Another Reason Why Women Are Incompatible with the Marine Corps

As if there weren’t already an adequate amount of subject matter to conclude that women are incompatible with the military, politicians have presented one more token of incongruity. They’re calling it the MOMS Leave Act. It’s a hypothetical bill that, if passed, would grant military mothers an entire year of paid maternity leave.


Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger has commented on the bill saying, “We should never ask our Marines to choose between being the best parent possible and the best Marine possible.”

My only comment would be “If being the best parent is more important than being the best Marine, then why don’t you give the father a year of paid paternity leave, considering he is also a parent, and considering this bill is undergirded by the premise of equality?”

However, I don’t really mean that. Giving a year of paid maternity leave already depletes the lethality and readiness of the military enough. Handing out that same privilege to men would only cause more unnecessary damage.

I may be wrong about all of this entirely. However, after serving five years in the Marine Corps myself, I’ve witnessed firsthand the abhorrent level of inequality that exists in the Marine Corps. I’m not talking about the inequality that is directed at women. I’m talking about the uncanny amount of inequality that is dealt to men.

As the record stands, of the 26,000 Marines deployed during the war with Iraq, 0 women died compared to the 195 men who died. Just an unassuming inequality statistic. Moreover, women are required to pass a physical fitness test (PFT) and a combat fitness test (CFT) at a standard that is lower than that of a man, for the same score.

Want proof? Click here

If you evaluate the charts, you will find this: Males ages 21-25 are required to perform 23 pull ups, 115 crunches in 2 minutes, and run 3 miles in 18 minutes in order to receive a 100 on their PFT. On the contrary, women of the same age demographic are required to do 11 pull ups, 110 crunches in 2 minutes, and run 3 miles in 21 minutes in order to also receive a perfect score. In other words, women are required to perform 75.6% of the male’s standard in order to receive the same score. If you calculate the comparison for the CFT, you will find that number to be 69.7%.

What does this mean? Well it certainly means that women can feel comfortable enjoying a low risk of death and a high chance of promotion compared to their male counterparts. Female Marines also report having worse shooting scores and higher rates of injury than male Marines.

This is an attack on men for its inequality. I digress. This is an attack on women. It’s an attack on women because it does nothing to prepare them for the legitimate threat that is out there. The Marine Corps has created a standard for the sake of combat effectiveness and survival. By lowering that standard for women, you set them up for failure.

This is also an assault on the military itself by producing Marines that are less combat effective. However, if that were not already enough, now women are going to be incentivized to take a hiatus from active duty to have children. Why? Because an entire year of paid off time is certainly more preferable than preparing for war.

Once again, maybe I’m wrong about all of this. Perhaps I’m a misogynist and I just won’t admit it; a bigot who shouldn’t be allowed to spew such hatred.

Or maybe I’m a former Marine who is concerned about the lethality and effectiveness of our military.

Currently women are permitted a standardized 42-day period of paid maternity leave. I’m an advocate of the current standard. However, if there is a job willing to give women an entire year of absenteeism, it shouldn’t be a job that is dependent upon an actively engaged and lethal fighting force, ready to defend the American people from a foreign threat.

Last I checked, the military was not about individuals receiving special privileges. It was about a body of men possessing the lethality to effectively neutralize a threat.

If you’re really concerned about equality, then make the physical standards the same. If you’re really concerned about equality, then regard a “parent” as both the mother and the father. If you’re really concerned about equality, then stop setting the bar low for women. You’re doing them a disservice.

Bottom line: Politicians claim to fight for equality. Yet, their actions towards women in the military are unequal than that of their actions towards men, proving that they don’t really believe in equality. Men and women are an entirely different breed, and all human history is aware of it.