Fake News = Real Problem

The idea of “fake news” is real, folks. The problem is, it’s the mainstream media that is faking the news. They feel they can do so because they have a monopoly on communication and the public will never know they have concocted stories.

Recently, the Associated Press (AP) reported that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief John Kelly had issued a memo calling for the use of the National Guard for immigration enforcement.

Other major outlets took that story and added to it. Some even specified that 100,000 troops would be marshaled for the immigration push. Some mainstream outlets implied that President Trump had already issued the order.

The truth? An underling at DHS had proposed that possibility. That proposal never made it out of his department. It never reached Secretary Kelly’s desk, much less was ever even sent to the White House. And, no number was even mentioned in the proposal’s only draft.

So the existence of an order by the President, a memo issued by Secretary Kelly, and a specific number of troops involved were all concocted by the Associated Press — and published without question by some of the nation’s most respected mainstream news organizations.

If that ain’t “fake news,” I’m not sure what is. Remember what your mother used to tell you? “When you point a finger at someone else, there are three fingers pointing back at you!”

The last days have truly come to America.

2-24-2017 by Hal Lindsey

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We are warned by God to pursue truth and avoid evil traits, such as deception.  Here are some verses that back up the claim of truthful speech over lies:

Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy. (Proverb 12:20)

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Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit. (Proverb 26:24) 

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Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.  They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.  (Romans 1:28-29)

and we are commanded to keep from spreading evil…

For, “Whoever among you would love life and see good days must keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.  Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”  (1 Peter 3:10-12)

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