Sheriff Clarke Describes Media As “Propaganda Machine”

, Alex Nitzberg, 10 Comments

25512277402_75d5cc9dda_b_sheriff-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.

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10 Responses

  1. Grame04

    July 9, 2016 11:18 pm

    Sheriff Clarke is right on target with his assessment of the biased mainstream media! That needs to be stopped too and we have social media and our phone cameras as evidence too, to make them back down with their biased rhetoric!

  2. Cesar Romero

    July 10, 2016 1:46 pm

    We are with you Sheriff Clarke. Obama has declared War on Whites and law
    enforcement, and uses the media as his propaganda tool. And Obama’s War on Cops continues. Obama’s soldiers are following Obama’s orders to kill cops and Whites. Obama’s orders are given in code-words and “silent dog whistles,” just as the terrorists receive radio and media messages in code. The recent shooter scumbags were Obama’s sons–his philosophical-criminal sons. (Army Reservist is irrelevant, as is the shooter’s full-time job, religion, race, etc.) They are acting on Obama’s orders that Cops and Whites are the enemy. These shooters, and all the other protestors and crooks around the country, share Obama’s hatred of Cops. In fact, Obama is the first pro-criminal, anti-law enforcement president. All Leftist-Liberals like Obama, Holder, DiBlahsio, Sharpton, Jackson, etc., hate Cops and have stirred up resentment and violence against Cops. These Leftist-Liberals have blood on their hands; the blood of dead Cops, and the blood of Black criminals who have been taught that being a criminal and ignoring and assaulting law-abiding citizens and Cops is acceptable. Quite simply, the reason these scumbags hate Cops is that law enforcement officers interfere with their criminal activities and lifestyles. This is the Lament of Obama’s Sons regarding effective Law Enforcement: “I CAN’T THIEVE!”

  3. Wayne Piercy

    July 10, 2016 1:58 pm

    I just watch the movie “The Purge”. I watch this stuff to keep up with the propagandists. The propaganda in this movie is so upside down, inside out and backwards it’s very difficult to describe without writing a doctorial theses about it. There were people in the theater with small children. It would never cross my mind to bring a child to that movie. The only reason I’d watch this movie is for educational purposes. To show the astonishingly sick and blatant propaganda leftist use to brainwash people. And they hit on all the leftist propaganda in this movie.

  4. canaryinacoalmine

    July 11, 2016 12:21 am

    Sheriff Clarke is correct. I live in Minnesota. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports with some objectivity and is allowing public comments. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is not and all articles related to incidents of the past week in Minnesota are one-sided and NOT open for public commentary. In short, they are censoring. I am absolutely disgusted with them and now turn to The Pioneer Press for my local news or the internet news services which seem to be impartial.

  5. Rick Nuttall

    July 18, 2016 1:20 pm

    That would be nice, But The Department of Homeland Security is an Unconstitutional agency that needs to be disbanded….However I would go for him being FBI Director.

  6. Rick Nuttall

    July 18, 2016 1:28 pm

    Yep pretty much is, I don’t see the FBI investigating, rounding up, and locking up the leaders and first or second tier heathens of this movement. If Homeland Security is supposed to deal with this stuff, why are they not doing so? To busy enabling the UN to come into are country and setting up “Things” anyway, because none of these agencies are not doing what they are supposed to do, Then Obama is giving tacit permission for them to escalate more and more. I don’t believe for one minute, his sorry act, his apologies to the families affected by these vermin. So yes, he is giving them permission to continue. Until I see them being rounded up, I will never believe he isn’t involved.

  7. bgilman45

    July 28, 2016 11:50 am

    Clarke is soooooooooo hoping Trump wins the presidency. Then Clarke will get the chance to be the Gestapo colonel he has always dreamed of being.
    Trump may even give Clarke permission to declare marshal law. That would make that little man giddy.

  8. bgilman45

    July 28, 2016 11:56 am

    So it’s your position that cops never harass innocent black people because they are driving or walking in the wrong neighborhood or because they have the same skin color as a suspect or just because they are black?
    Really?
    Youre a moron.
    Racial profiling goes on daily. Police ADMIT IT!!!!! They say it’s good policing and a needed practice.
    Wrong!!!
    Yes there are many gangbangers out there. Yes they are criminals and need to be arrested and put away for a loooooooong time.
    But just because there are a large number of black criminals in a neighborhood, that doesnt mean you go around harassing the innocent ones and expect people to see it as “the cost of safety”.
    Seriously, I’ve heard this argument — well, if there weren’t so many balck criminals then innocent blacks wouldnt be pulled over or stopped and frisked etc. Cops are just playing the odds.”
    Thats insane.
    Do the police work.
    Get a warrant.
    Do the search.
    Make the arrest.
    Yup, thats hard work.
    But I would much rather have a guilty person go free than an innocent man arrested.

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