Mainstream media machine, champions of fake news
Mainstream media machine, champions of fake news
Tim Wildmon
Tim Wildmon
AFA president

December 2021Members of the nation’s mainstream media machine (MMM) have solidly established their role as the top source for today’s best fake news.

“Tell me something I don’t know, Tim,” you say.

Yesterday, I read that former darling of NBC’s Today Show and CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric edited her television interview of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in 2016 because Ginsburg was critical of athletes kneeling during the playing of the national anthem.

In the interview, Ginsberg said such protests reveal “contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.” Although I didn’t agree with many of Justice Ginsburg’s decisions on the bench, to this I say: “Amen, sister!”

Couric contended that she edited that comment out of her interview to “protect” the justice. Protect her from what?

No, I don’t believe Couric. Her concern was not for the justice. Couric has a worldview and an agenda that revels in disrespect for the American flag, and she was not going to allow even a vaunted liberal icon to offer any opinion otherwise.

I could fill this magazine with examples of the liberal MMM’s lies and manipulations from just the last couple of years. And I include in this what is called the Big Social (internet-based) media. In fact, most don’t even try to hide it anymore.

Here’s another high-profile and more recent example. Weeks before the 2020 presidential election, a shocking story broke in the New York Daily News about then candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter and all of the shady international business deals he made as his dad was a senator and vice president. Added to that were the tawdry emails discovered on his laptop.

Hunter Biden made millions of dollars trading on his dad’s position and influence. Joe Biden said he never talked with his son about his business deals. The Daily News is one of the largest newspapers in the world, yet immediately when the Hunter Biden story broke, Facebook and Twitter shut down distribution of the story on their platforms. The rest of MMM basically didn’t talk about the story, or dismissed it as Russian misinformation. 

How would MMM have reacted if Donald Trump Jr. had done one-tenth of the things Hunter
Biden did? 

No wonder the ratings for the more conservative Fox News and other alternative news sources are gaining millions of new followers in recent years.

This includes our own American Family Radio (AFR) network, which has exploded with new listeners. We can track that growth with our podcasts, downloads, and the response to our spring and fall AFR Share-a-thons, which have broken records in the last three years.

By the way, if you don’t have an AFR station in your area, please, by all means, download the AFR app or listen online at The talk show I co-host is Today’s Issues, airing weekdays at 10:05-11:00 CT.

I believe 50% of the American public are onto what the “progressive” and “woke” media elite are doing – and have been subtly doing for a long time. These organizations are not honest news brokers. No, they deal in fake news that furthers their anti-conservative, anti-Christian, anti-freedom vision of a new America.

They are cheerleaders for and protectors of the Democratic Party and the Marxist ideology that makes up almost all the causes that surround that party. The other 50% either agree with the Marxist-leaning leaders, or they have not yet come to recognize the danger our nation is in.

Marxism cannot tolerate individual freedom for people who disagree with its radical agenda. So mark my word – the MMM is a bulldozer coming for us (organizations, churches, individuals, Christians, conservatives) who expose their lies and hinder or disrupt their campaign. This is the real reason they hated President Trump so much.

So we must muscle up. Stand firm for godly truth. Resist the evils that threaten our faith, our families, our freedoms.