The Media & Its Undeniably Destructive Ways



    Once again, this country is dealing with tragedy. First the lost lives of two innocent men. Yes, I’m saying innocent because unless you’re sitting in a court of law or are wearing a black robe, it doesn’t matter what you think. You can pass judgement and bring up past records all you want, but the truth will always be the truth:

    I wasn’t there. You weren’t there. We weren’t there.

    Watch the video over and over again. Watch it. Go ahead. Which angle would you like?


    There, now you have both of them.

    Still, videos do not change the fact that WE WERE NOT THERE. So what is suppose to happen when a crime is committed, and the majority of the world is not a witness? (Sorry, the video does not capture the entire event so, therefore only the people who were physically on scene are witnesses.)

    The news. The news is supposed to happen. The news is supposed to tell only what they know to be true, without their own opinions. Instead, they constantly spew insinuatory statements. 

    If in fact, Alton Sterling was breaking the law, it is not for the news or the people to decide. If in fact he was wrongfully murdered- that’s for the justice system to decide.


    …it’s not that simple, is it? Clearly, our justice system is corrupt when they can allow a woman who is practically proven guilty on national television by the Director of the FBI to run for President of the United States of America.

    Yet, I digress. Our justice system has a massive flaw called corruption, so what are the people to do? How are we suppose to find out what is real and what is not?

    The Media. 

    Newspapers, articles, and the news. It’s suppose to be for the people and providing the unbiased facts, not for the elitists who happen to own and operate the networks and use it to manipulate the public. Think this is all bullsh*t? Think that the news isn’t bought? You’re sadly mistaken- and it isn’t just politics.

    It is to no one’s surprise that the world is at war with ISIS, but America at war with itself? That’s exactly what the media wants.

    How do we know this?

    Last night 11 officers were shot and 5 of them- thus far- have lost their lives. It happened during a PEACEFUL protest in Houston. Peaceful. Let me say it one more time…


    If anyone was actually watching the news as this horrid event took place, they would have seen that the protesters had no idea what was going on. The shooter wasn’t someone in the crowd or even on street level. Fear took over every life outside at the moment. Those who lined the streets ran for their lives in not knowing who was trying to cause them harm.

    The sniper who took the lives of the innocent lost last night has been identified.  The sniper. Not the protester in the crowd. At this point, there is no proof that the sniper was even involved with the movement #BlackLivesMatter. To blame this shooting on the protest is wrong. 

    Protests happen everyday without someone getting shot. This sniper saw an opportunity and took it knowing that the people would ignore the facts and start pointing fingers at each other.

    So again, where does the media come into play? They aren’t emphasizing that the protest was peaceful. They aren’t stating how this criminal act does not represent all of those who were abiding by the law and simply expressing their rights. The same way the media does not emphasize that this current issue is not with all police but only a select few.

    Still not convinced the media is evil? Well, here’s the icing on the cake.

    CNN Decided this was a good Headline:

    “Dallas shooting is deadliest attack for police officers since 9/11”

    The deadliest attack for police since 9/11?!

    At this point in time, when America is falling apart because of hate and discrimination- that’s the headline CNN decided to go with?

    -Let’s remind America of a past tragedy while they’re going through a new one.-

    This headline is misleading and written to cause more tension between people who are already on edge.

    That’s not to say that the shooting last night was not tragic- there is no denying it was- but the average number of officers who lose their lives every single day is 1,439.

    1,439 officers lost everyday.

    Everyday is the worst day for police officers since 9/11.

    9/11 also wasn’t an attack on police officers- it was an attack on America! Everyone in America. Black, white, purple, beige whatever you are. That day had no targets except Americans. But leave it to the media to try an stir the pot and divide us even more.

    Is this the news’ sad attempt of starting a second Civil War?

    Why isn’t the media asking the officers who are fed up with the actions of their fellow officers, their opinion? Why isn’t the media asking the peaceful black protesters last night about the police lives that were lost?


    The news scares people; people buy guns; the elitists get richer and more powerful, so on and so forth. The cycle continues.

    What do you think about that?

    America, I beg of you. Turn off the media. Stand together. This does not have to turn into a second race war. Last night protesters repeated over and over again on camera that they didn’t want anyone to get hurt.

    Police lives matter. Black lives matter. All lives matter. We all matter. Stop letting the media turn us against each other. Together, black and white united, we can stop the innocent killings and prove that justice will prevail.

    Choose your news source wisely.


    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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