July 19, 2021

A reader wrote in to ask, “How are the Democrats/left controlling social media and news? I truly don’t understand how this is happening and would appreciate your thoughts.”

It did seem to happen almost overnight, didn’t it? It was as if all the chess pieces were in place to take over most popular methods of communication. But this has been at work in media for a long time, just as it has been on college campuses and in corporations that suddenly appear “woke,” arranged by people who want nothing less than to control us all. They plan to take down this country and establish what they want. They’re focused like a laser beam, and they’re well on their way to doing this.

It is 100 percent about power: they think that they, as the “virtuous,” the socially aware, are going to be on the winning side and get all the favors while the other half of the country, the “deplorables,” will be at their mercy. That, to them, is “justice.” The “reckoning.” And in order to stop this unraveling and repair the damage we first have to know what their mechanisms are.

Coincidentally, FOX NEWS weekend host Pete Hegseth was on LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN on Sunday to talk with Mark about the imminent threat. Levin has a new book called AMERICAN MARXISM, in which he writes, “Our challenge today is just as crucial and urgent [as it was in Revolutionary days], and in many ways, more complicated. We did not ask for this confrontation, but it is here. And, in truth, like the early days of the Revolutionary War, we are losing. Unfortunately, most of the country has been caught flat-footed and remains unengaged.”

“We’ve reached the point where we’re either going to live in a free society or we’re not,” he says.

The media now are essentially the mouthpiece for the movement to take down America. It wasn’t that long ago when anyone saying that would have been ridiculed. Levin says it was created through “hybridized” or “Americanized” forms of Marxism, “tailored to our country, tailored to our system.” Look at the original mission statement of Black Lives Matter, he says, and it’s easy to see that it’s full of Marxist theory. It’s completely anti-growth and anti-capitalist, using racism as a pretext. I would add that there are other pretexts for government control, such as “climate science” and COVID-19.

Levin finds it significant that the first action Joe Biden took as President was to shut down an oil pipeline. They attacked energy, he said, because energy “provides and serves the energy of our economic system and makes everything else possible in this country. [When ] you control energy, you control the so-called environment, you control the budget, you control the constitutional system, you control EVERYTHING.”

Right now, they control most of the media –- what we call the “mainstream media” or “legacy media” –- and this control goes against a core principle upon which our nation was established. Our founders knew we had to have a free press if the people were going to govern themselves. That doesn’t mean the press in 1800 could be counted on to bring “the facts” --- far from it. But it couldn’t be censored, either.

So, what has happened to the media? Levin traces it back to education, the way journalism schools have indoctrinated their students. “Journalism has changed completely,” he says. “It’s always been liberal, but now it’s out of the closet. People you see on CNN, MSNBC, even on the big networks, would never have made it 30-40 years ago. You would have had responsible executives who would have said, ‘Okay, look. Cut it out. I know we feel this, and I know this is our way, but we’re destroying our brand as a free press.”

Levin continues: “So we do not have a free press. We have a free opinion, if you’re a leftist, but we don’t have a press. We have propaganda mills.” Much of his book is apparently spent talking about THE NEW YORK TIMES.

For generations, journalism schools have been turning out indoctrinated “reporters” set on fundamentally transforming America. Colleges used to teach them how to inform Americans –- the individuals in their own households reading their papers at the kitchen table –- but the mission has changed. Any focus on the individual is gone. It’s now on government, indoctrination, identity groups, sharing approved content, centralized control. Anyone who dares to even question the official word on such issues as the election or the virus is tagged as a destabilizer or even insurrectionist.

Ironically, it’s those in control who are the real insurrectionists, as they’re trying to take all the power, and by whatever means at their disposal.

It became easy for them control news content once they were ensconced in editorial offices in New York and Los Angeles. Add social media to the mix –- with their current ability to censor anything deemed “misinformation” and to monitor and even ban us –- and their control is virtually complete. We’ll need reform legislation or a major Supreme Court decision to change that.

Levin has a section in his book on what I spoke about above; he calls this new agenda-driven reporting “public journalism.” He says that at one time, journalists at least tried to do the right thing, but now they have an agenda. “Look who they hire as news people,” he says, after mentioning ABC’s George Stefanopoulos, who leapfrogged right from the Clinton White House to the newsroom. “Mostly Democrats, but definitely leftists,” Levin notes. Donald Trump exposed this completely, he says. But they go right on; for example, covering for Biden while working for his radical agenda.

And now, as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki openly admitted, we’ve got the White House colluding with Big Tech to thwart the spread of “misinformation.” “You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others” if you provide misinformation, she said. Really? Would that by any chance include the “misinformation” that COVID-19 might have come from a Chinese lab? That was misinformation, until it wasn’t.

The good news: most people no longer trust the media. That trust has eroded for decades, and now its level is downright pitiful, especially for TV news. In case you didn’t see it, here’s a poll we reported on yesterday. The media are distrusted only slightly less than Congress!

Still, to function as a republic, we must have sources for real information, not phony narratives. Reform of education is the long-term solution, but for now, just as we need to pull kids out of bad schools, we must also turn to uncensored alternative media, and the sooner the better.

Recommended reading:


BREAKING THE NEWS: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption, by Alex Marlow (editor-in-chief of BREITBART NEWS)

SLANTED: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism, by Sharyl Attkisson

THE SMEAR: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote




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  • dana hammele

    07/20/2021 02:00 PM

    I can't buy this book from Amazon. Bezos is a big part of the problem. But I ordered Levin's book from my local bookstore. :)

    I was trained as a journalist in 1980's to be unbiased. That changed in the 90's. All media is controlled by it's biggest advertisers, which right now are Big Pharmaceutical companies. Bezos is getting into big Pharma too.

  • Joe Staples

    07/20/2021 01:12 AM

    Insights on "American Marxism" are sobering, but vital.

    How about linking to booksellers OTHER THAN Amazon in the future? We need to support alternative booksellers (and other businesses) as well as alterative media who are NOT part of the Leftist Collaborationists.

  • Robert L Hassler

    07/19/2021 10:14 PM

    I enjoy your report everyday.

  • Dale N. Rouse

    07/19/2021 09:57 PM

    is it any wonder the democrats want to block Cubans from fleeing to the US? Since democrats applaud communism, their narrative of how good communism is, would be destroyed by hundreds of Cubans loudly telling how bad communism is. Since Cubans have lived in a communist regime for decades, they would know the truth, and would expose the lies of the far left.

  • Billie Svadlenka

    07/19/2021 08:04 PM

    It seems every ideaology has an interest in being the head of a one world government. Even our own.

  • Marie Gassaway

    07/19/2021 07:54 PM

    I want you to do everything you can to keep our elections from being federalized!! We need states rights to have our legislature make up the rules for elections!! We need to keep the U.N. out of America, they don't need to be accusing me and others of being racists, or white supremists just because we are born white!! We need to keep BLM and Antifa out of our state blocking roads and ambushing whites!! Keep illigal aliens out of Tenn. Stop the door to door vaccine squad!!

  • Jo Cluck

    07/19/2021 07:25 PM

    Your program on TV was great. Loved all of you guests!! So funny but so sincere. Why the Bumbling Biden thinks we are getting misinformation - could it be from his friend in crime - Fauci? Just too much! God bless you and thank you for keeping us sane! God Bless Sarah and success in her campaign. Her boys were so cute with the signs!! :)

  • Kenneth Stinson

    07/19/2021 06:04 PM

    God Bless you, Mike Huckabee! I supported you in your run for the presidency and I support your effort now to save our country. I also support Sarah’s run for Governor. We watch your show every Saturday evening. We are reading Mark Levin’s book now, every page is a vital wake up call. Thank you from our entire family.

  • Marvin Stedel

    07/19/2021 04:48 PM

    The sheep worries his whole life about the wolf only to be eaten by the shepherd. That’s the problem the government has lied to us and people are believing it. Most of us were taught obey your teacher trust our leaders. They don’t want people to think for themselves. If we all think alike there isn’t much thinking going on. God help Us. People running to get the jab. Ask them do you know what’s in it. Standard answer NO. Can’t believe it.

  • Ann Zimmerman

    07/19/2021 04:36 PM

    You’re doing a great job. I am grateful for you and others, thank God for all those fighting to expose the truth so that we can see the need to rise up and fight to save our ourselves and freedom.
    I happened to catch you interview Chuck Norris’s mom, that was nice. Brings back some needed perspective when you see goodness and normality together in harmony like that.