There are now pitched battles in the street between left and right.
But the greatest enemy to free speech and independence of thought isn’t antifa or government officials – it’s journalists, the very people who are supposed to be free speech’s greatest defenders, says an expert.
Scott Greer, author of the smash hit “No Campus For White Men,” called out the liberal journalists in the dishonest press during a recent interview with new media star Brittany Pettibone of the “Virtue of the West” podcast. He identified journalists as one of the key forces animating the anti-white, anti-male and anti-American hysteria on college campuses.
“They definitely have a large role in this,” said Greer. “If you look at the big events we’ve seen over the last five years, the media has usually played a big role in lionizing the protesters and lionizing the campus educators who are pushing an agenda. We saw this at the University of Virginia, with the infamous gang rape hoax. The media believed it wholeheartedly, without any hint of skepticism, and if anyone expressed skepticism about this case, that person was a rape denier who supports evil white fraternity boys that rape whoever they want.
“I remember the first people who expressed skepticism about that case got lit up by the liberal press, and of course they turned out to be correct when they said there was something fishy about the case and there were things that were not adding up. But they still got torn into. And the media made everyone believe in that case before it was disproven, which furthered the narrative there is this ‘rape culture’ that is prevalent on college campuses.”
Pettibone argued the media no longer see their role as being good journalists but instead serves as narrative police, whose job it is to destroy people who make certain arguments or promote certain ideas. Greer agreed enthusiastically.
“They see themselves as the gatekeepers,” Greer said. “They want to determine what is allowed to be spoken in public, what views are allowed, what ideas you can express and what is ‘beyond the pale.’ In the 2016 election, the media abolished any pretense of being objective while covering Trump. They wanted to let America know that whatever Trump was doing was ‘beyond the pale,’ ‘unforgivable,’ ‘irredeemable,’ ‘deplorable.’ They did that over and over again.
“They have these lines they want to push. And when people cross those lines, they write hit pieces on them, investigate their whole lives, they want to bring them down. They don’t try to present news without bias, they just want to tell America what it is ‘ok’ to believe and what supposedly violates our ‘core values.’”
Though journalists claim to be investigating the truth or standing up to abuses of power, Greer contends they are simply defending the interests of their social class.
“It’s all about policing,” he observed. “It’s not about broadcasting what’s happening in the world, but about broadcasting the view of the journalists. And journalists are a class unto themselves. They are all part of this urban elite who live in cities like New York and San Francisco, the lawyers and the financiers, and they have shared interests. And the journalist class simply expresses these interests in the stories they cover and in how they cover them. They are simply defending the interests of this urban elite class. And they get very upset when you point this out.”
As a result, Greer noted, Americans already know what narrative reporters are trying to promote and can tell in advance who will be the “good guy” and the “bad guy” in every new piece of propaganda liberal journalists publish. It’s the same old story over and over again, and, Greer claimed, the same old double standard.
“There’s only one form of identity politics accepted by the mainstream media, pushed by the mainstream, pushed by higher education, and that’s this form of minority identity politics,” he told Pettibone. “It’s this form of identity politics where they see themselves as oppressed victims, coming together to unite against the bad, old, dominant [white] majority that’s ‘oppressing’ them.”
Greer argues the proof can be seen in the way the mainstream media promotes obvious hoaxes, such as the infamous Duke lacrosse team hoax in which a mostly white sports team was falsely accused of raping a black stripper. Reporters have also insisted there has been a spike in hate crimes since the election of President Trump, even though many of the supposed “crimes” were either not crimes at all or were simply invented by faux victims looking for sympathy, money or favorable coverage for their preferred political cause. What’s more, while even an impolite comment to a non-white person or homosexual becomes national news, even if it is a hoax, anti-white hatred is practically mainstream or even celebrated.
“We see all these fake hoaxes that supposedly happened just after Trump was elected,” Greer said. “Someone would say, ‘Oh, I saw something written saying kill all black people,’ and of course it turned out that person had drawn it themselves. But that gets tons and tons of coverage. Yet when a white Trump supporter is told ‘screw all white people’ or ‘shut up cracker,’ that’s not reported, even though that’s far more common in higher education, particularly after Trump won.”
Political correctness is just the beginning. The situation on college campuses is worse than you could ever imagine – and America’s future is at stake. Don’t miss the political blockbuster of 2017 – “No Campus For White Men” by Scott Greer.
Partially as a result of this media climate, Greer argues an entire generation of college students sees it as their mission not to debate and study ideas, but to shut down and destroy anyone who holds “problematic” values. The eventual result will be an even more paranoid and hysterical media climate. And he warns conservatives not to assume college students will simply grow out of it.
Indeed, the supposedly fragile “snowflakes” will dominate the America of the future.
“This is not just going to be limited to college campuses,” Greer said. “These kids who are demanding safe spaces and restricting free speech are going to go into the real world and demand it in the workplace, in their communities, in their neighborhoods and their government. They’re going to have a larger effect on society, it’s not just going to be limited to college campuses.”
For that reason, Greer expresses frustration with older conservatives who contemptuously dismiss leftist students as wimps or weaklings. Instead, Greer contends the leftist radicals conquering the college campuses are not only winning, but are animated by a powerful sense of rage against white America.
“This is not a generational thing,” he said. “This is not the result of helicopter parenting or coddled millennials. The campus insanity has a strong racial element, a strongly anti-traditional America. It wants to bring down the ‘bad old America’ and replace it with the new America that is more diverse and tolerant. And I need to bring up that victimhood culture is a new moral culture finding a home on college campuses… They only take those who are part of the protected classes seriously.”
Still, Greer sees signs of hope. He believes conservatives are far less willing to let themselves be policed or shamed by left-wing media outlets than they were before the rise of President Donald Trump. And, as a result, the mainstream media is losing power, something Greer argues should be celebrated.
“Liberals don’t have the same kind of power they once had to shut down speech they don’t like or deemed politically incorrect that they had two or three years ago,” he said. “Their old buzzwords – ‘Nazi,’ ‘white supremacist,’ ‘racist’ – it’s lost a lot of its old power in the age of Trump. People don’t care. They call everyone a white supremacist.
“If they’re calling the president of the United States a white supremacist neo-Nazi fascist dictator, a lot of Americans are going to say they might disagree with Trump but don’t see him as a Nazi or a white supremacist. And a lot of these racial agitators are now seriously arguing that all white people are white supremacists, so, naturally, a lot of people think that’s ridiculous and doesn’t make sense. They just use these buzzwords to silence their opponents, to suppress speech. These words have no meaning anymore. And I think most of America sees this.”
Political correctness is just the beginning. The situation on college campuses is worse than you could ever imagine – and America’s future is at stake. Don’t miss the political blockbuster of 2017 – “No Campus For White Men” by Scott Greer