As patriot groups such as the Tea Party, Oath Keepers, and others have gained an increasing number of supporters and political might, the mainstream news is steadily losing credibility. A Pew Research study from last year has shown that media viewers are growing ever more skeptical of what media outlets portray as accurate information. It is no secret that patriot groups have ridiculed what they call the “liberal media” like MSNBC, CBS, ABC, etc., but now even conservative favorite Fox News is getting looked upon with skepticism.
Though libertarians tend to avoid mainstream news altogether, Fox News has raised eyebrows with conservatives over it’s nearly complete failure to cover the Two Million Bikers to D.C. rally on September 11th to counter the Million Muslim March on the same day in the nation’s capitol. While social media such as Facebook was in a frenzy over the rally, Fox News barely mentioned it and on the show The Five, a conservative co-host even mocked it. After a flurry of outrage on social media, nearly every mainstream news outlet has now at least ran a story online but only local affiliates have shown any footage of the event.
It is becoming clear that not only are people upset with their government, but a massive awakening to a largely controlled mainstream media is furthering their distrust especially after several scandals last spring involving Justice Department harrassment of journalists. Topping that off is the ongoing scandal of the IRS unfairly targeting patriot and Tea Party groups.
In all this, what the mainstream news has kept a tight lid on is the militia movement that has spread like wildfire in every state in the Union. Notably, the Light Foot Militia, which has been interviewed by ABC’s Nightline and appeared in photo-blogs on MSNBC and Reuters, has spread across the nation with groups forming in over a dozen states after being founded in northern Idaho in 2009. Across the nation, numerous other militias like Gilberton, Pennsylvania Police Chief Mark Kessler’s Constitutional Security Force have sprouted and grown in ways not seen since the Declaration of Independance.
As American’s rights are continually stripped away by an overgrown Federal Government that erodes those rights in the name of combating terrorism while the same government now funds the very terrorists the goverment claims to be protecting us from, almost no one is buying it anymore, especially from the mouths of the media. These are certainly dangerous times we live in.