Editor: Time and time again in talking with people around here about current events I’m astounded at what they say — often the exact opposite of what factually happened.
But then, I am continually reminded of how they get it wrong when I listen to the Canadian TV news. A case in point:
The 11 p.m. news on Sunday night, after the nightclub massacre, ran a two- or three-minute piece condemning Donald Trump for taking congratulations on his prediction and stance on Islamic terrorism in light of the massacre.
After glossing over his tweet, they quoted others who condemned his “outrageous” tweet, and ended with their self-righteous anti-gun propaganda.
At the risk of opening a different can of worms, the numbers don’t lie: We Canadians are six times more likely to be killed by a Canadian gun than Americans are by an American gun.
What did Trump really say, apparently after receiving many congratulations on predicting just such an event?
“Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness and vigilance. We must be smart.”
It is precisely because of American-style “reporting” like this that millions of Americans are flocking to Trump. They are sick of being told one thing, but seeing with their own eyes something much different.
Are the Canadian TV networks trying to bring about a Canadian Trump to take on the hypocrisy — and political correctness — of the Canadian news and politicians?
Whatever their motives, I’d suggest that Canadians consider the TV evening reports to really be the evening propaganda, and search out the truth for themselves.
My oldest granddaughter is leaving for Ottawa this fall to what they say is the best journalism school in Canadian universities.
You can be sure that Grandpa is drilling it into her very core that no matter what, she should report only the unbiased truth.
Paul M. Bowman,