Sheriff Clarke Describes Media As “Propaganda Machine”

25512277402_75d5cc9dda_b_sheriff-david-clarkeCalling coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement “pathetic,” Sheriff David Clarke told AIM that the media have “… become the propaganda wing or the propaganda machine of the Democrat party. So they’re now heavily steeped into politics and because of it they cannot objectively report stuff, they have to do it with a slant or with a bias …”

He responded to Black Lives Matter’s statement blaming the Orlando terror attack on “white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, and militarism,” describing it as “… the typical garbage that goes on after incidents like this,” also adding, “that’s why I said these people are sick. They know there isn’t one piece of that that’s true, but they don’t care about the truth.”

“They exploit, they specialize in demagoguery, they specialize in propaganda, knowing … that the liberal mainstream media is going to pick up on it.”

Noting many Americans’ susceptibility to this propaganda, Sheriff Clarke urged people to engage in activism and citizen journalism, declaring that “ … you have to have a counter narrative to shoot that crap down so that it doesn’t become the dominant narrative and then after awhile the myth becomes, in some people’s eyes, the truth.”

Alex Nitzberg is an intern at the American Journalism Center at Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Photo by Gage Skidmore

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