This past weekend, the Advocate published a revealing “news” article in Section A of the newspaper and on the Advocate website.
First off, let’s look at the clickbait-level headline from the Advocate: “Alt-right conspiracy theorist, Stop the Steal and Pizzagate pusher, invited to speak on UL campus.”
Any right-minded person should notice the modern “yellow journalism” at play here. Anytime the Leftist news media call someone a “conspiracy theorist” or “far-right extremist”, we should immediately be skeptical of their claims. These are the same people who consider anyone to the right of Mitt Romney as “far-right”, so that’s why I take their name-calling with a grain of salt.
But for those who are unfamiliar with the situation, here’s a brief summary what’s going on: Advocate “journalists” are smearing conservative college students at UL Lafayette for a speaking event—which hasn’t even happened yet—with conservative activist Jack Posobiec.
This is the world we live in 2022. The Globalist, Far-Left media will attack anyone who dissents to the current American regime. The Far-left media will bully American patriots and turn the public against them whenever they get a chance.
What’s more, the potential speaker for UL Lafayette TPUSA—Jack Posobiec—is a fairly mainstream conservative who works with Turning Point USA and makes frequent appearance on mainstream Conservative media—including Newsmax, the Blaze, and the War Room podcast. Now, Posobiec is not my personal favorite figure in the conservative movement, but he is far from being some radical fanatic that the Advocate portrays him to be.
Moreover, the Advocate uses the following two sources in this article: an anonymous Reddit user and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Clearly, journalistic standards have taken a divebomb in recent years.
For those who are unfamiliar, Reddit is primarily an internet forum website. As I mentioned, a “newspaper” quoted an anonymous Reddit user in its news article.
What a joke.
What’s worse, the Advocate even used the SPLC—a widely discredited, blatantly anti-conservative, sham of an organization—as the primary source to denigrate Jack Posobiec.
However, the larger issue here is the precedent that the Advocate—which has received funding from the Far-Left Ford Foundation—is perpetuating here. Time and time again, Leftist media platforms have convinced many middle-of-the-road, apolitical people that many conservatives figures are [insert Leftist epithet] through their repeated mischaracterizations. When you plant the seed in the average Joe’s mind that John Doe is an evil person, then people start believing whatever you tell them. That is how propaganda works. When you repeat a lie enough, people tend to start believing in it—look at COVID-19, “Weapons of Mass Destruction” in Iraq, “Russian collusion” in the 2016 election, et al.
From this news article alone, how many more Advocate readers now think that TP USA is some hateful, kooky organization? I digress.
Anyways, I could go on and on countering each part of this Advocate article, but I don’t want to waste your time.
I’ll leave you with this final point: no one should be happy with the Advocate’s smearing of conservative college students involved with Turning Point USA. It’s tough enough being openly conservative on a college campus. Now, imagine if your local paper wrote a hit piece about an event that your organization planned on hosting.
The Advocate ought to retract its recent article, but I won’t hold my breath.
A recent graduate of Texas Christian University and a member of Turning Point USA, Nathan Koenig lives in the New Orleans area. He’s a regular contributor at RVIVR.com.