The liberal media destroy their credibility on a minute-by-minute basis.
They pump out fake news that is finally waking people up to the lies.
And one MSNBC host pushed a narrative that is truly sickening.
The American people’s faith in the media is crumbling, and with good reason.
A 2018 Pew research poll showed that only 11% of Republicans had faith in national news media.
That isn’t a surprise, because Republicans have known for a long time that the liberal media is garbage.
But now only 27% of Democrats approve of the national news media.
One of the main reasons is because networks like MSNBC no longer represent American values.
During an interview with philanthropist Melinda Gates (Bill Gates’s wife), MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle peppered her guest at the perils of capitalism.
Ruhle said “philanthropy isn’t enough,” which is leftist speak for pleas for bigger government that will be moral and just.
But who gets to decide what’s moral and just?
Government is only interested in growing the size and scope of government.
The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.
Also, Americans used to give far more in charity, but leftists have done everything in their power to weaken institutions like clubs and churches, which have traditionally been generous with their giving.
But when government steps in and hikes taxes, private giving decreases.
Even still, America is an incredibly charitable country.
At another point in the interview, Gates talked about the importance of philanthropy.
Ruhle countered by saying, “But [philanthropy] can also disappear. Taxes, they don’t disappear.”
This is shockingly stupid.
As Margaret Thatcher aptly pointed out, “The great problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
There are plenty of examples of countries who went crazy with government spending, hyper-inflated their currency, and wrecked their economy.
It’s happened so many times, Ruhle suggesting taxes “don’t disappear” is stomach-turning.
It also provides us with a look into the mind of a leftist.
They think the government is some gumball machine with an infinite supply.
Also, the Laffer curve shows that drastically hiking tax rates doesn’t create more tax revenue.
People will just find ways not to pay more in taxes.
So the only effect of the insane tax hikes is that industry—which fuels employment—suffers greatly.
Later in the interview, Ruhle said, “Do we need to revisit capitalism, seeing that the disparity between the rich and the poor has become so exaggerated?”
This might be the worst statement of all, and exposes Ruhle’s socialistic mindset.
Capitalism simply means economic freedom and property rights.
Only an authoritarian would want to “revisit” those principles.
And leftists are obsessed with inequality, which is rooted in jealousy.
Poverty may be an issue, but not inequality.
One of the reasons leftists don’t like to focus on poverty is because capitalism has lifted billions out of squalor globally, and it has raised the standard of living for the poor, particularly in America.
Even most poor Americans have refrigerators, microwaves, smartphones, cars, and flat-screen TVs.
Talking about these trends doesn’t play with the left’s Marxist construction of class struggle.
This is the type of commentary that MSNBC believes passes for news.
Ruhle’s segment just highlighted the left’s yearning for socialism.
Any discussion that includes revisiting capitalism should also include revisiting the USSR, and Maoist China, and the Killing Fields of Cambodia, and Cuba, etc…
These ideas have been tried, and they’re terrible.
Leftists like to point to the Nordic countries as their model for socialism, but those countries are market economies with low corporate taxes and minimal regulation.
The middle class in those countries also shoulders an incredibly hefty tax burden, and consumer goods carry a costly VAT tax on top.
But MSNBC won’t tell these truths.
Instead, they want people to believe they can have the socialism without the socialism.