Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump
a book by L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that Lecturer, syndicated columnist, television commentator, debater, marketer, businessman, bestselling author, publisher and activist, L. Brent Bozell III is one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today. As Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Mr. Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America, and is uniquely positioned to offer this blazing critique of bias of all types in the national media and how it damages American democracy.
By analyzing the coverage of the rise of Donald Trump and his presidency, Bozell explains all the different types of bias that can occur and exposes the insidious effects. ENEMIES LIST will also examine the campaigns for the 2018 midterms – and the results – which will provide the most comprehensive, detailed, and explosive analysis to date of how the media stokes divisiveness in American politics.
As Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America
“Objective journalism is dead. Today’s leftist ‘news’ media are activist hacks working relentlessly to destroy conservatism, to literally eliminate it – and the people who live and believe in it. Everywhere they can, they want to bury it and us. Think that’s too harsh? You better read Unmasked.” — Rush Limbaugh
“Brent Bozell and I have fought together in the trenches for many, many years. He’s an indispensable warrior in the cause of liberty and against the arrogant elites in the press.” — Mark R. Levin, New York Times bestselling author
"The liberal media will fear Unmasked. But to the rest of America, Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump is a much needed tonic of truth and facts the left so fears in Brent Bozell and his years of exposing the lies of the liberal media." -- Craig Shirley, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Thoroughly documents the establishment media’s dishonest and hypocritical anti-Trump activism. As Unmasked highlights, Americans deserve an honest media that will tell the truth about the Swamp." -- Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch
"Every conservative must read Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump -- a crucial tool to counter the left in the ongoing battle to save our country and restore freedom in America." -- David McIntosh, President of the Club for Growth
The mainstream media have all jumped aboard the Trump hate train
"Bozell and his staff of media watchers compile quotes, outrages, and studies that devastate the idea that the news media are referees of our political debates. It's even worse than you think. Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump will prove it." -- Former Senator Jim DeMint, Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
"Brent Bozell has been exposing the media's shameless liberal bias for more than thirty years. But it's never been worse out there than it is under President Trump. Bozell shows how the ‘objective’ press has crossed every line, erased every boundary, and avoided every ounce of decency in going after this president." -- Adam Brandon, President of FreedomWorks
"Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump is a vitally important and timely book that exposes the massive propaganda attack designed to undermine and even topple a duly elected president and his administration." -- Edwin Meese, former Attorney General under Ronald Reagan
"Brent Bozell and Tim Graham document the war on the President—the media’s abandonment of even a pretext of impartiality—in a must read for every American. -- Ron Robinson, President of Young America’s Foundation
"Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump is a carefully documented analysis of how the media, and their Hollywood allies, have been at war against Donald Trump from the get-go. What has sent them over the edge, as the authors make plain, is their utter failure to convince the public that they're right. Bozell and Graham have hit this one out of the park, dazzling the reader with indisputable evidence." -- Bill Donohue, President of Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
Trump has had to cope with a massive propaganda attack designed to undermine and even topple him, while watching his back—it's not paranoia if they ARE out to get you
"Brent Bozell alerts and enlightens us on the agenda of an ideological liberal progressive media machine. Benjamin Franklin challenged us, "a Republic if you can keep it". Bozell's book enables us to meet that challenge to preserve the last great hope for mankind, these United States of America." -- Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West (US Army, Retired), Member, 112th US Congress
"Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump exposes just how close to the brink America has come". -- Charlie Daniels
"Fake news is real! Brent Bozell and Tim Graham unmask the news media, clearly revealing that they have become the opposition party to constitutional governance." -- Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Center and President, Council for National Policy
"Bozell and his staff of media watchers compile quotes, outrages, and studies that obliterate the idea of the news media as impartial referees of our political debates. That ‘objective’ press is constantly tilting the field of politics, engaging in all kinds of unsportsmanlike conduct. What makes Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump so devastating is that the evidence it provides is irrefutable. Conservatives must read this book." -- Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah
"The biased and Trump-hating journalists also don’t do the nation much good. The authors say the press has 'weaponized and radicalized news media” — creating “a direct threat to democracy with unethical attempts to manipulate public opinion.' . . . The book also delves into 'biased, false and fake news,' partisan fact checkers, the 'Russian obsession,' careless reporting and the startling lack of fair coverage in general. . . . Having already failed to impeach President Trump, Beat Trumpers devised another strategy: Unify to counter Mr. Trump’s COVID-19 efforts, turn on the spigots labeled federal, state and local dollars, and coalesce state and local leaders to beg for tax dollars as if their lives — and the lives of their families and constituents — depended on it." (Sources: 'Big Media's' war on Donald Trump unmasked in new book by Brent Bozell by Jennifer Harper and Inside the Beltway during the coronavirus pandemic, Deborah Simmons, Washington Times)
Caravans of migrants led to massive illegal immigration and the liberals cheered them on
"So we kind of focused in on the cable news people, the first. Joe and Mika, Chris Cuomo, Chris Matthews, these are all people who … they’re really not in any way giving you the news of the day. They’re coming on saying, 'Donald Trump is Hitler. Donald Trump is mentally unstable. Donald Trump is going to kill us all.' That kind of tone, this is where people say, 'Ultimately, it’s fake news.' . . . We just have this bizarre thing now where they’re saying, “We have a crisis that we have massive illegal immigration,” and the news media’s response is to hold debates and ask all the Democrats if they’re going to insist on open borders and making sure every illegal immigrant gets government health care. You don’t know the story that’s missing here. Whatever happened to those caravans? Remember all the coverage about those thousands of people that were coming? It was all done in a very positive light by the media.” (Source: Big Media Is Plotting to Take Down Trump. What Can You Do?, Rob Bluey and Virginia Allen, Daily Signal)
Wall climbers have been arrested for decades; some are beneficial farm workers, others are criminals and drug gang scum
Trump tried to respond to the illegal immigration crisis with a ban while the Democrats pushed open borders and making sure every illegal immigrant gets government health care, just to fight Trump and nullify his actions
L. Brent Bozell III is an American conservative writer and activist who co-authored the national bestseller Collusion with Tim Graham. The founder of the Media Research Center, Parents Television Council, and CNSNews.com, he served as the president of the Parents Television Council from 1995 to 2006. His writing, including the bi-weekly column he co-authors with Tim Graham, can be found in over fifty media outlets nationwide.
"They’ll never regain the credibility, because people will see them as being so Left-wing and having picked sides, ideologically, which ruins their credibility," says Bozell, referring to the liberal mainstream media, which has been on an ugly vendetta against Trump from the day he announced he was running. Media is supposed to be neutral politially so they can report objectively. But instead they chose to be leftist activists who never tired of dissing, insulting, and ridiculing Trump. Their credibiliy has been ruined and they have only themselves to blame. Who will ever trust them again? Those who were sickened by these anti-Trump activists fled to Fox News, especially the conservatives.
From their actions, you can see that they believe that conservativism is evil and should not be protected by the First Amendment because it is wrong and it is the opposite of their beloved liberal narrative. The conservatives should be censored and gagged. Our Founders are turning over in their graves!
Liberal narrative insists that blacks are victims and whites are victimizers—they brainwash these beliefs into everyone in the vast number of liberal colleges, and woe be unto the student who decides to risk being resistant to absorbing these foolish, racist, politically correct beliefs
Liberals believe that conservativism is evil and should not be protected by the First Amendment because it is wrong and it is the opposite of their beloved liberal narrative
Like Rush Limbaugh said, "Objective journalism is dead. Today's leftist 'news' media are activist hacks working relentlessly to destroy conservatism, to literally eliminate it - and the people who live and believe in it." They are doing the same thing the social justice warriors and the Antifa are doing: preventing conservative ideas from being heard and stopping conservatives from speaking. From their actions, you can see that they believe that conservativism is evil and should not be protected by the First Amendment because it is wrong and it is the opposite of their beloved liberal narrative. The conservatives should be censored and gagged. Our Founders are turning over in their graves!
See the following:
- Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus
- The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech
- The Assault On Freedom In America
- The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind
- Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War
According to their beloved liberal narrative, the conservatives should be censored
According to their beloved liberal narrative, the conservatives should be gagged
The authors tell us "It was clear from the start that Donald Trump was itching for a fight with the media. He was going to put the entire profession on trial in the court of public opinion, and he did that by introducing two words that within a year had become part of the political lexicon: 'fake news.' The media were aghast that they would be so rudely challenged and dismissed the charges—angrily. Perhaps they had a point. It was certainly unfair to paint an entire institution with this broad, ugly brush. But when Trump unmasked one truly fake news story after another, the self-righteous press met the evidence with stony silence. The institution was guilty of aiding and abetting fake news. It still is."
Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd dissed Trump with 'On the one hand, he's a late-night joke; On the other, he's the proverbial skunk at the garden party'
Trump played the media like a violin. He'd make controversial statements and the leftist mainstream media would go nuts over it, giving him endless coverage. Trump controlled the news cycle. He used Twitter as his personal tool to ensure he got constant attention. He got an endless supply of conspiracy theory nonsense from his buddy Sean Hannity, a man he called nightly, much to Hannity's and Fox News' delight.
Trump got an endless supply of conspiracy theory nonsense from his buddy Sean Hannity, a man he called nightly, much to Hannity's and Fox News' delight—they gave the Tweeter-in-Chief controversial content for his Tweetstorms
Chatting with Hannity gave the Tweeter-in-Chief controversial content for his Tweetstorms, which in turn were often mocked by the mainstream media—playing right into Trump's hands
Bloomberg TV mocked Trump in ways that clearly meant 'Only single-toothed welfare inbreds with second-grade educations could vote for Donald Trump'—they'd live to get the opportunity to get schooled by Trump as he correctly saw that all these insults were galvanizing his supporters.
Bloomberg TV mocked Trump in ways that clearly meant 'Only single-toothed welfare inbreds with second-grade educations could vote for Donald Trump'—they'd live to get the opportunity to get schooled by Trump as he correctly saw that all these insults were galvanizing his supporters
The elites had lost touch with the common man, with the exception of east and west coast liberals. But the 2016 election didn't hinge on coastal liberals, but on the vast tract of the red states known as flyover country. Hillary had no clue about these people, assuming that the Democrats in these states would help her carry the day in November, which they did, number-wise, but not electoral college-wise.
The 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump bragged about grabbing women by the crotch was supposed to be the silver bullet that ended Trump Fever. It wasn't!
Elitist Hillary had no clue about the people in flyover country, as illustrated by one of the dumbest gaffes in political history: calling the Trump voters 'a basket of deplorables', wherein she shot herself in the foot
Elitist Hillary had no clue about the people in flyover country, as illustrated by one of the dumbest gaffes in political history: calling the Trump voters 'a basket of deplorables', wherein she shot herself in the foot and showed her true elitist nature. The election showed the entire center of the country between the two coasts was solidly red.
Hillary showed her true elitist nature when she called the Trump voters 'a basket of deplorables'
The authors say that "For our ruling class, America is a work in progress, just like the rest of the world, and they are the engineers." The ruling class has no party affiliation. "Differences between Bushes, Clintons, and Obamas are of degrees, not kind," the author wrote. "No prominent Republican challenge[s] the ruling class's claim of superior insight, nor its denigration of the American people as irritable children who must learn their place. The Republican Party [does] not disparage the ruling class, because most of its officials are or would like to be part of it." On the other side of the coin is the country class with its "desire to get rid of rulers it regards as inept or haughty."
The election showed the entire center of the country between the two coasts was solidly red, i.e., wanting Trump as their leader as opposed to Hillary, the email server terrorist
The media got frantic as the election neared, comparing Trump to Nazis, Pot-Pol, and haters of the people. They called him racist, misogynist, xenophobic, and a raving meth-head with a machete. Hysterical pundits began advocating "violent resistance." Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump is the book that exposes the massive propaganda attack designed to undermine and even topple a duly elected president and his administration. That has got to be the worst sour grapes in American political history—talk about sore losers!
Jeanine Pirro talks about Trump: "To be sure, Trump was not your typical, politically correct candidate. Unlike the two-faced parasites in Washington, he really wanted to make America great again. They tagged him with every negative characterization they could. They called him a fascist, a racist, and twisted everything he said. Why? Because he was a threat to the greedy, corrupt Washington insiders who had captured our government. And he did what other candidates wouldn’t dream of. In addition to the Establishment, he took on the media. They said it was suicide. They were wrong."
The swamp is neither left nor right but normal political and bureaucratic corruption all through government, yet the left pretends the right is the swamp and the right pretends the left is the swamp—all disingenuously. However, the swamp in the FBI is mostly leftist, as they proved with anti-Trumpism
"The main thing wrong with the champions of either leftwing or rightwing persuasions is twofold:
First, the swamp is neither left nor right but normal political and bureaucratic corruption all through government, yet the left pretends the right is the swamp and the right pretends the left is the swamp—all disingenuously.
Second, both parties use a bit of sleight-of-hand in their use of the term economy. Whenever they talk about helping or goosing or fixing the economy, they say it is for all Americans and talk about it in those terms. And yet when they talk with each other in back rooms, they admit they are thinking about the 1% and it is the economy of the rich they are really thinking about, and they merely use the "all Americans" context when they can be heard in public.
If the politicians admitted the truth about this stuff, the 99% would storm the White House and Congress. So they don't, and we continue to hear the lies. Newt Gingrich cannot be expected to tell the rubes the truth about how things work, so he—like all politicians—keeps spouting the Big Lie.
Newt Gingrich and other politicians use the 'all Americans' context when they can be heard in public, but in back rooms they admit that 'the economy' refers to the rich folks economy; he—like all politicians—keeps spouting the Big Lie
Reporter Sharyl Attkisson explained how anti-Trump propaganda went from him being a clown to him being dangerous. She described how the whole anti-Trump propaganda smear was "a prototypical case of how a left-wing advocacy group could turn its agenda and narrative into 'facts' in the mainstream news."
“The white nationalist stuff came up through a pro-Hillary Clinton group run by David Brock (founder of the liberal group Media Matters) called Blue Nation Review. And they wrote six articles in five days that were all about alt-right, white nationalists, racists, stuff like that.
"Following the interview, Attkisson sent WND the titles of those Blue Nation Review pieces.
“I think they show they were pushing out a specific narrative. Prior to this time, there was very little if it. They were on different themes.
"She described how, on Aug. 15, the 'collective David Brock propaganda groups begin a theme of Trump and his supporters as white nationalists.'
Reporter Sharyl Attkisson reports that anti-Trump propaganda groups ran a theme of Trump and his supporters as white nationalists
“And Brock’s Blue Nation Review pummeled Trump in six days with smear articles titled:
“Trump shakes up staff, embraces white nationalism”
“Trump’s Purity Test for Immigrants Is More Evidence of His White Nationalist Plans”
“Trump Is Seeking a White Nationalist Awakening NOT the White House”
“NEW VIDEO: Trump Is Now Leading a White Nationalist ‘Awakening’”
“Is Trump’s New ‘America First’ App Designed to Connect White Nationalists?”
“Trump Delivers Anti-Black Rant: ‘You’re Living in Poverty, Your Schools Are No Good’”
“And suddenly, that became a running narrative because someone made it so, not because anything particular happened. It was more that someone decided that would be the agenda."
It's good that the Macedonian kids came out with PizzaGate stories to balance the whole anti-Trump propaganda smear, although the pizza joint itself didn't appreciate the lie one little bit!
That's not news. It's propaganda, lies, fake news, and smearing and it's good that the Macedonian kids came out with PizzaGate stories to balance the whole anti-Trump propaganda smear. See The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote and Media Control, Second Edition: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda.
Amazon reviewer Gymbeaux has an insightful take on this book: "The media and Hollywood HAVE become the number one enemy of democracy in my opinion.
In 1958 The Communist Party USA, realizing that they would never militarily take over America, devised 45 specific objectives that would in their opinion lead to a peaceful takeover of America. The following are just a couple of those objectives and why I wish everyone would read this book. If YOU are one who chooses to ignore the obvious and the facts, you have become what Marx and Lenin described as their “useful idiots” who unwittingly do their calling without even knowing it.
If YOU are one who chooses to ignore the obvious and the facts, you have become what Marx and Lenin described as their 'useful idiots' who unwittingly do the leftist's/Marxist's calling without even knowing it—this country if full of 'useful idiots'—are you one?
#15. Capture one or both of the political parties
#20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
#21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
Read the book [Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump] and you be the judge and decide if you have been duped by the media and Hollywood. More importantly, have you become a “useful idiot” supporting the media and Hollywood?" (Source: The Truth, nothing but the Truth in spite of what you might believe, Gymbeaux, Amazon reviewer)
Gymbeaux is right. It is good that Fox News has positioned itself as the alternative to the leftist mainstream fake news media, and that there exist alternative news sites left and right.
Republicans trust Fox News, but Democrats distrust Fox News; question: who lies most, CNN, MSNBC, broadcast news, or Fox News?
Although 16% of Americans prefer Fox News as their source of political news, of these 93% are Republican or lean Republican, 87% are white, and more are male than female, says Americans’ main sources for political news vary by party and age. Among all U.S. adults, 43% say they trust Fox News for political and election news, but 40% of adults say they distrust Fox News. While most Democrats distrust Fox News, that doesn’t mean they universally tune it out. Around a quarter of Democrats (23%), including 29% of conservative or moderate Democrats and 15% of liberals, said in November that they had gotten political news from Fox News in the past week. Americans ages 65 and older account for around four-in-ten of those who say their main source is Fox News. In a March 2020 survey, 63% of those whose main source of political and election news is Fox News said Trump is doing an excellent job responding to the coronavirus outbreak. 5 facts about Fox News.
Americans believe that 62% of the news they consume on TV, in newspapers, and on the radio is biased, according to a survey from the Knight Foundation and Gallup. Republicans said they thought only Fox News and The Wall Street Journal were unbiased, while Democrats felt that way about most mainstream outlets. (Source: Perceived accuracy and bias in the news media, Gallup and Knight Foundation)
Truth — Rest In Peace
Much of the media today is infected with a festering hatred and disdain toward conservatives, the Republican party, capitalists, our democratic system of checks and balances and President Trump. This book is a well documented history of the shameless purveyors of lies, who call themselves journalists, and their constant failure in their attempt to bring down Trump. Everyone in the USA should read this book to get to the truth in politics and what the news media won’t tell you. The book highlights a betrayal of the First Amendment by the press itself. Eye-opening and indispensable, Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics takes an unflinching look at the powerful network of politicians and special interest groups that have launched coordinated assaults on the truth to shape American politics.
News reporting with investigative journalism and decent moral standards has vanished in the mainstream media—now it's only in the alternative press like Alternet.org
The liberal news media has given almost exclusively negative coverage to Donald Trump since he first announced his attention to run for President. We read in Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump many examples of the various lies and fake news from the usual sources: CNN, MSNBC, the networks, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. For those unaware of the fraudulent antics of the media, the propaganda outlet of the Democrat party, this book is must reading. Sometimes leftist bias appears in the form of partially false news, sometimes totally fake news, and sometimes omission bias, which is not reporting real news at all. Since the appearance of Trump, the mainstream media have taken this to a whole new level. This is one of the best new books of the modern political era.
The top ten Trump haters in the media:
- Jim Acosta, CNN
- MSNBC Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski
- ABC’s George Stephanopoulos
- Late night talk show hosts Bill Maher, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert
- CNN’s Chris Cuomo
- MSNBC’s Chris Matthews
- Philip Rucker, Washington Post
- Jorge Ramos, Univision
- Brian Stelter, CNN
- Brian Williams, MSNBC