Thanks to Snopes and Facebook we learned that CNN actually doesn’t have a giant washing machine to spin the news before they present it. They are referring to a satirical article in the Website Babylon Bee–a site that parodies everything. Wait, what?
Take a deep breath and consider: Snopes devoted investigative energy into telling you that a washing machine for news does not exist. I am not kidding, people. (Said because kidding or not kidding is sometimes hard to detect).
That’s bad enough, but for Facebook to then issue a threat to punish the Babylon Bee if they did it again is outrageous.
It’s a situation that would be hilarious if it were not so nefarious.
It’s disturbing they can’t take a joke, but it is terrifying they are so in the tank to protect CNN that they can’t see parody. They fact check jokes?
Somewhere in the bowels of Snopes and Facebook lurks paranoid and defensive software—an anxiety ridden algorithm combs the earth to prove itself loyal to the left.
As a side note, a study of cult leaders from Jim Jones to David Koresh showed one consistent trait: No sense of humor.
Biased? Of course. Can you imagine Snopes fact checking Alec Baldwin’s parody of Trump? It would crash the site.
We are watching the new evolution of censorship. It’s not blocking information “because we don’t like it”, but “because we don’t like it, we are going to say it’s a lie.” Not a small difference. And to reach so far as to attack satire smacks of North Korean neurosis.
Here is an ironic question: Is fun fake news being banned to protect actual fake news?
ACTUAL THREAT TO BABYLON BEE BY FACEBOOK:
See below for an update.
Christian satire site The Babylon Bee received a terse warning from Facebook this week after the “independent fact-checkers” at Snopes reported that one of the site’s humor articles was “false.”
Adam Ford, who runs The Babylon Bee, was warned by Facebook that a recent satire article about CNN “contains information disputed by (Snopes.com) an independent fact checker.” Repeat offenders, Ford was told, “will see their distribution reduced and their ability to monetize and advertized [sic] removed.”
The president wrote, “If I ever meet you on the street, you’re going to need a new nose job and a supporter below.” At a Jewish Seminary in New York, he blurted out “I am King Cyrus!” The thing is…
this wasn’t Trump. It was President Harry Truman. Okay, here’s a president who puts his intention to commit felony assault in writing—imagine that tweet!
He essentially calls himself the reincarnation of King Cyrus—delusional?
Oh, and did you know he tried to get power to draft an entire labor union into the Army to punish them for striking? Trump is tame by comparison.
Imagine what CNN would do to Harry Truman today, if Harry was a republican.
Mark Twain said, “facts are a stubborn thing.” It’s a fact Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson nursed greater hatred for the media in their day than Trump does today.
This historical perspective shows us Trump is not the madman, the media needs him to be.
Notice I said need. They need to destroy him. It is a bottomless need. It is a need so intense it consumed all rational journalism. Facts are irrelevant. Any good Trump does must be ignored or twisted into evil. They have sold their souls. Alec Baldwin said, “there is no way to be too nasty to Trump.”
The need has reduced them to pathetic, blithering automatons who must tell the most trivial lies about him: killing goldfish, and how many scoops of ice cream he takes.
Instead of learning from the spanking they got during the election—they increased the dosage of venom. It’s no longer about ratings—as CNN so eloquently proves—it is only about destroying Trump, even if it means self destruction.
A football player gets punched but the ref doesn’t see it, but he does see the victim punch back and flags him? Times a million, welcome to Trump’s world.
Not only is Trump not crazy. Not only are his outbursts understandable. He has behaved with greater restraint than his predecessors who could never imagine this tyranny of fake news. -Mario Murillo
Footnotes: My sources:
1. Truman letter to Paul Hume:
“I’ve just read your lousy review of Margaret’s concert. I’ve come to the conclusion that you are an ‘eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay.’
“It seems to me that you are a frustrated old man who wishes he could have been successful. When you write such poppy-cock as was in the back section of the paper you work for it shows conclusively that you’re off the beam and at least four of your ulcers are at work.
“Someday I hope to meet you. When that happens, you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!
“[Newspaper columnist Westbrook] Pegler, a gutter snipe, is a gentleman alongside you. I hope you’ll accept that statement as a worse insult than a reflection on your ancestry.”
2. THE MAKING OF A NATION – a program by the Voice of America.
“The first sign of trouble came in September 1945. A group of workers closed down automobile factories at the Ford Company. Then, workers at the General Motors auto company went on strike. Soon there were strikes everywhere.
Workers went on strike in the oil industry, the clothing industry, the wood-cutting industry and the electrical industry.
The strikes made Truman angry. He believed the striking workers were threatening the economy and security of the United States. He got even angrier when representatives of striking steel and railroad workers came to the White House and refused to accept a compromise wage offer.
“You are crazy,” Truman told the union leader, “if you think I am going to sit here and let you stop this whole country.”
Truman ordered government forces to take over the railroads and the coal mines. And within a short time, the striking coal miners returned to work. However, the president had less success with the railroad workers. He became so angry with them that he asked Congress to give him the power to draft all striking rail workers into the armed forces.”
Seeds of Doubt by John B Judis January 15, 2014
“In November 1953, after he had left the presidency, Harry Truman traveled to New York to be feted at the Jewish Theological Seminary. When his old friend Eddie Jacobson introduced him as “the man who helped create the state of Israel,” Truman responded, “What do you mean ‘helped to create’? I am Cyrus.” Truman was referring to the Persian King who overthrew the Babylonians in 593 B.C.E. and helped the Jews, who had been held captive in Babylon, return to Jerusalem and rebuild their temple.”
Trump is being investigated. They claim he colluded with the Russians. They claim he rigged an election. Here is the hair pulling part of this: We now know—without an investigation—Hillary did both of those things.
Revival or Civil War?
By Mario Murillo
After months of digging, the special prosecutor has turned up nothing linking Trump to any Russian, to any rigging, to any…anything. Yet, investigators continue to claim they are about to find something.
Meanwhile, a gigantic something—the mastodon in the room—is ignored. They simply refuse to investigate Hillary Clinton. Hillary is so smug, that to this hour, she continues to accuse Trump collusion and rigging.
What has possessed the political elite to alter reality? What mental defect has gripped the fake new media that they can do this without any pang of conscience? How can they disregard the destruction they are heaping on America? The focus of this blog is not Hillary but how the treatment of this situation highlights our moral disaster. The Bible tells us how we got to this point.
Jesus said, “they strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.” But another Bible verse hits even closer to home. Isaiah 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
I bring up Hillary because she is symptomatic of what is killing the American soul. It is a madness that is bringing us to the brink of civil war. Indeed, Isaiah was warning those who call evil good and good evil of something very perilous: After you sin long enough, God judges you with a mind that reverses right and wrong, good and evil and yes, sanity and insanity.
You need to read all of Isaiah Chapter 5. It is an eerie parallel to America right now. Matthew Henry said about Isaiah 5, “In this chapter the prophet, in God’s name, shows the people of God their transgressions, even the house of Jacob their sins, and the judgments which were likely to be brought upon them for their sins…Covetousness, and greediness of worldly wealth, which shall be punished with famine (v. 8-10) 2. Rioting, revelling, and drunkenness (v. 11, v. 12, v. 22, v. 23), which shall be punished with captivity and all the miseries that attend it (v. 13-17). Presumption in sin, and defying the justice of God (v. 18, v. 19). Confounding the distinctions between virtue and vice, and so undermining the principles of religion (v. 20). Self-conceit (v. 21). Perverting justice, for which, and the other instances of reigning wickedness among them, a great and general desolation in threatened, which should lay all waste (v. 24, v. 25), and which should be effected by a foreign invasion.”
I am convinced that America is down to 2 options: Revival or Civil war. Yes, you heard me right. Millions of Americans staunchly support Trump—though they have been beaten into silence they are fervent in their commitment to our president.
They see injustice not only directed at Trump, but at their faith, their values, freedoms and their loved ones. They understand political correctness to be the cancer of our times.
They see a small, vocal, activist cadre controlling most of what we see and hear. They see free speech fading—they see morals vanishing—they see tyranny as Antifa is declaring violent warfare on American citizens.
With all my might, in this explosive hour, I am compelling everyone who will listen that revival is something that should be uniting every Christian. The urgency of national repentance cannot be over stated—neither can the power of God.
What I am trying to say, in this blog, is that the mindset, that reverses light and darkness, good and evil has overtaken us because of our wickedness.
If we do not harness the anger of millions fed up with all of the perversion of truth—if we do not channel it into a moral awakening—it will lead to civil disruption on a scale too terrible to describe.
Let us drop all of our foolish distractions and provoke fervent prayer—church gatherings full of fire and love, pulpits peopled by preachers who thunder unvarnished truth and let the chips fall where they may.
Time is almost up. A fuse is about to be lit. God help us to light the right one.
Masses of Americans believe there is a cover up in Las Vegas. They do not accept the media’s version of events. They believe someone is hiding the truth. Something this evil and horrifying must have more to it than just one man with no motive.
They believe that this is a false flag orchestrated to take away our freedoms and help usher in government contol. I hate conspiracy theories. But who can say without a doubt that they are wrong? We may never know what is behind the massacre in Las Vegas, but there are things we can know—important things.
We can know what is really going on. We can know what to do about it.
That is the promise of 1Chronicles 12:32, “of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”
So, what is going on? The prophetic voices I trust, tell me a blanket of supernatural evil has settled on America. They say it settled on us in stages. Let me summarize their perspective:
The first stage is the fury against the president. I do not agree with everything he does or tweets; but who can deny the onslaught against him is bizarre? Even respected people have gone inexplicably wacko. No Trump insult is out of bounds, or vile enough. The subject never changes. Entire networks preach Trump hate 24 hours a day.
Next, demonic power is creating human monsters. Read this part carefully: The word fierce appears in two notable instances in the New Testament: One is in Matthew 8 calling the demoniac “exceedingly fierce.” The other is 2 Timothy 3:1 “But know this, that in the last days perilous (fierce) times will come…”
The implication is clear: Demons drive acts of depravity—acts so depraved we won’t mention them here. They are flooding mainstream America to kill natural emotions.
Now read the rest of these verses in the light of this insight: “For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” -2 Timothy 3: 2-4.
Revelation 13:17 says, “and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” I knew that verse would be fulfilled but, I wondered…how in the world could it ever happen in a free society like America? Well, here’s the answer:
A society dulled by supernaturally controlled addictions, and revolting appetites can be easily manipulated. They can consider anybody who disagrees with their politics human garbage. Suddenly, it’s okay to take away their guns, their rights, their jobs, and put them on an economic hit list. Bottom line: it has all gone supernatural.
So, if that’s what happening, what do we do? God wants to do an important miracle in the American church so she can spare America from disaster. THE AMERICAN CHURCH MUST GO SUPERNATURAL.
I have never felt this urgent about a truth. The world is surrendering to demons. We must surrender to the Holy Spirit. There is a great hope but we must act now.
Heaven saw all this coming. God’s Spirit already forged weapons and prepared a plan. There is a supernatural assignment for every church, every leader, and every believer. Here is what we must do:
Stop grieving the Holy Spirit. Stop doing these things that hinder miracle power when we so desperately need it.
-Stop teaching that gifts of power are not for today. Stop asking the church to fight with one hand tied behind her back. Stop denying the weapons the Jesus paid for with His own blood.
-Stop running the church on human power, marketing and wisdom. This makes you AWOL. We are in a war not a business. You have been sidelined and neutralized. You have big events that do nothing to save America. Worst of all, you distract the army of God from even becoming an army.
-Stop banning instruction on spiritual warfare. Restore truth about the gifts of discerning of Spirits and deliverance.
-Stop preaching false revival. Away with strange fire! Stop binging on emotional extremes that reduce the gifts of the Spirit to parlor tricks. Stop having “out of Bible experiences.” Quit the New Age approach to miracles that make it about formulas and techniques instead a relationship with a Holy God. Ask for real power and boldness to speak the truth.
Start asking for boldness and power. Acts 4:29 “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your Holy Servant Jesus.” Peter knew exactly what to ask for in a situation like ours.
God is calling. He is recruiting people to become powerful conduits who display miracle healing power and cast out devils. They will do things we have not seen in decades. They will walk in power most have never seen. They will hold rallies in the worst dens of wickedness and pull treasures out of darkness. The ground is moving. The stirring is getting stronger every moment.
Intercessors are honing their gifts and will soon pray with unequalled power. Prophets are emerging with the true counsel of God and not “prophetic” money schemes.
The real is about to swallow the unreal. A remnant that will not break ranks—settle for human accolades,take bribes, or speak buzz words—is on the horizon.
This is what is happening and what we should do about it.
Today we are processing a nameless horror. The streets of Las Vegas are drenched in innocent blood. Everything else should pale in significance.
The man who killed at least 58 people and injuring 515 when he opened fire on concertgoers Sunday night has been identified as Stephen Paddock
His dead body was discovered by police in a room at the Mandalay Bay Resort after he took his own life, with ‘over 10 rifles’ discovered on the scene.
It is time to have a long, loud cry. It is—as the book of Ecclesiastes says—a time to mourn.
Even so, the usual suspects will disgrace themselves. They will rub salt of the wounds of those who have lost children, parents, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, close relatives and dear friends. Please…somebody shut these people up!
Grief counsellors will dispense trite psycho-babble. Their advice will harp on environmental factors to help explain this mad man’s behavior.
Vacuous theologians who will tell us God has a plan in all of this.
Doomsday prophets will spew venom saying, “see, I told you so, this is God judging America.”
Some will politicize this massacre. Oh wait, they already have:
-CNN’s Jeff Zeleny, inexplicably pointed out Monday after the Las Vegas shooting that many country music fans are likely Trump supporters.
-Hillary Clinton said, “Imagine if he had a silencer.” Displaying a remarkable ignorance of how rifles work at a time when no one should be talking about how guns work.
– Congressional Democrats chose not to wait for all the facts to come in before immediately pushing for increased gun control measures. Instead of waiting, out of respect for their loss, these hacks turned them into a political football for their agenda.
-CBS fired one of the company’s top lawyers– Hayley Geftman-Gold—after she said she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” (There are no words for how low this is.)
The short supply of comfort, decency, and sanity are a testament to how degraded America has become. But that too is for another time.
The families and friends of those murdered should not be in the middle of religious, psychological or political debates. They should not be click bait for internet trolls. This behavior is beyond disgusting.
What then, do they need to hear?
They need to hear us say that we know this is an unspeakable loss and tragedy. It is a loss that cannot be calculated. Not a day will go by for the rest of their life where they will not feel the loss. It is an insult not to realize this. We must, as the Word of God says, “weep with them that weep.” Jesus wept at the grave of Lazarus—feeling the sorrow of Martha and Mary—even though He would raise Lazarus from the dead.
We must tell them that we do not know how they feel. How can we? Even those of us who have suffered great loss cannot possibly say we know how this horror is crashing into their souls. We must tell them how sorry we are for a loss we can’t imagine.
God didn’t do this. Telling them this is the hardest part. Jesus settled the question when He instructed us on how to pray: “Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” These words presuppose that, in many ways, and in many situations, God’s will is not being done on Earth.
We must let them express their anger toward God but we must not discredit God. They will soon be reaching out to Him. We cannot cut off that lifeline.
Lastly, we must admit the existence of evil. This man chose evil. He willingly surrendered to the dark undertow of evil. Don’t blame his upbringing. Plenty of us have had horrendous childhoods and didn’t resort to mass murder. This was pure evil.
For me to appropriate this massacre as a sermon on America’s decadence would also be wrong. That comes later. The right thing to do is for the nation to wrap its collective arms around these innocent people in the grip of unrelenting sadness and grief.
As the Desert News said, “Even if citizens and politicians cannot find common ground on political issues, they can search out common ground in the manner they engage with each other. For now, the nation can unite in prayer and care for victims and their families. They can support those who mourn the loss of loved ones and they can try to bring about greater peace even amidst the chaos caused by such unconscionable evil.” Amen
Dear Left…you’re salivating at the thought of throwing Trump out of office. Be careful what you wish for. You are truly in a lose-lose situation.
Let me say upfront—I want Donald Trump to remain president. I believe he will remain president. And then he’ll be relected.
I know, I know…some Christians are wringing their hands at all the drama going on right now. But I am at total peace. These histrionics are simply proof of two things: President Trump is not a politician. And who could have foreseen, when he started draining the swamp, how vicious and abundant the monsters.
Trump is impulsive? In a zombie apocalypse, you must act fast!
So, go ahead and dump him. You never will, but let’s just say you did. You’d bring to power the most committed Christian who has ever been president.
Don’t get me wrong I respect Donald Trump, I believe he is a man of faith, but I might not crown him theologian of the year. Mike Pence, on the other hand, knows the Bible well. He will take a strong stand for godly principles.
And so, dear left, if you get your wish, …here is who, and what, will be in the White House:
He is even more socially conservative than Donald Trump. Mike Pence is stronger on abortion, and marriage than Trump. For social progressives, this is exit frying pan enter fire.
The new MAGA would read Make America Godly Again.
And if you think you can use the tactics you currently use on Donald Trump…consider the Mike Pence temperament. He is calm, measured, listens before he speaks, uses few words and leads a squeaky clean personal life. He is the yellow journalist’s worst nightmare.
I can’t wait for Stephen Colbert, Rachel Maddow and Don Lemon to try to tell us what an evil person Mike Pence is.
Remember the vice-presidential debate? Recall how he reduced Tim Kaine to a caterwauling infant. The more Mike stayed calm, the shriller Kaine became. It looked like a school principal talking to a hysterical junior higher.
Instead of the zingers from Trump (which I love) you will get the rational, considered opinion that demolishes stupid questions. (Which I also love). You really want that?
Mike Pence also has bi-partisan support—even from those that disagree with his convictions.
Left-wing God haters rest between the proverbial rock and a hard place. For those who want one nation under God, Mike Pence would reinforce it
Trump is an answer to prayer. He is the wrecking ball to corruption in both Democrats and Republicans that we so desperately needed. This just in: Trump will not be thrown out of office. Donald Trump will fulfill his destiny.
However, the thought of a president Mike Pence should give the left a fresh nightmare. But it should give the faithful another feeling–the feeling is win-win.