Associated Press Trumps Up KKK Charges in Rapid City to Sioux’s Discredit
The once venerable Associated Press is not what it used to be when it reported on wars and other major historical events. Like much media today, it simply can’t be trusted any longer to deliver journalism free of liberal bias and promotion of progressive causes, often under the guise of investigative reporting.
The article “How George Soros Secretly Directs the Associated Press” explains how the newly fashioned Associated Press has the machinery of news distribution, George Soros has the money, and the Democratic Party has the political power to make things happen. An unholy trinity to be sure.
Local newspaper monopolies, themselves top-down, dutifully pass on ready-made copy. Who has the seasoned staff to do otherwise? The shrinking pool of readers have become “McDonaldized” fast-news consumers, just as they have for television. Anything emotional and sentimental goes down easily, without the need for too much thinking.
Consistent with the liberal establishment, the Associated Press is increasingly patronizing and demeaning to the “poor souls” it’s attempting to “help.” For example, an elderly Sioux patient at Rapid City Regional Hospital has been pushed into national attention by AP on the charge that surgical scars bear a faint resemblance to the KKK acronym.
No matter that the patient is blind. It’s enough for AP to energize a rag-tag band of Natives who have a permanent grievance profile, backed up by lawyers who are quick to sue and collect. Wasn’t Jessie Jackson among the first to “extort” money from businesses and organizations by loudly proclaiming “racism” to an audience of guilty white people?
It’s too bad that few question the implicit racism and destructive impact on Indians being perpetrated by white liberal news businesses like the Associated Press. Reinforcing negative stereotypes starts by choosing the wrong people to represent you. Would Californians object, for example, if Charles Manson became synonymous with liberalism in the state? The mighty Sioux Nation deserves better.