The propaganda of the Palm Beach Post
The Palm Beach Post and most of Florida’s dead-tree legacy media took sides while often pretending not to in the debate over HB 1557, which gave parents the ability to make decisions about their children.
Taking sides when you’re supposed to be writing “straight news” is a lot about the headlines.
The Palm Beach Post wrote story after story with ‘Don’t Say Gay’ in the headline.
In fairness to the writers of these articles, writers rarely write their headlines., although I’m guessing most of the writers would have done the same thing.
The constant use of the phrase “Don’t Say Gay,” the language of the left-wing opposition to parental rights, was used by experienced news writers who know that constantly repeating a simple phrase will embed it in people’s minds as truth.
That’s called propaganda, not journalism.
The quote marks they use in the headline “Don’t Say Gay” is their defense. The quote marks are so they can say, we didn’t say it, other people did, we’re just reporting what they said.
That “explanation” is one of the most famous bullshit lines in the media world.
When a media outlet only uses the language of one side, that’s the side they’re on.
If a conservative news site did that, fact-checkers would be all over them for slanted, clickbait headlines that lack context. Facebook, Twitter, etc., would restrict the conservative site’s reach, and places like USA Today and NewsGuard would label them fake news.
The Palm Beach Post can publish propaganda without worry, though.
Big Tech is on their side, and big tech plays favorites.
The following headlines only go back to March 8, enough to make my point.
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Why no Fentanyl strips?
I saw this Tweet by Palm Beach County’s State Attorney Dave Aronberg. Aronberg is quoted in a WPBF interview as saying that legalizing fentanyl test strips is a no-brainer, and he’s right.
Drug takers could test their drugs to see if they contained any deadly fentanyl. Test strips are considered drug paraphernalia and are illegal in Florida. Legalized testing strips would save countless lives.
Test strips are such a common-sense move it should have bi-partisan support.
— State Attorney, Palm Beach County (@StateAttorney15) March 16, 2022
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