In the ad, messages flash across the screen, beginning with “The truth is our nation is more divided than ever.” Others follow, including phrases commonly used by conservatives and Trump supporters:
The truth is the media is dishonest.
The truth is we have to protect our borders.
The truth is climate change is a hoax.
The truth is Obamacare isn’t affordable.
The truth is all lives matter.
In the mix are many phrases used by Trump’s critics:
The truth is women’s rights are human rights.
The truth is his refugee policy is a backdoor Muslim ban.
The truth is we need a full investigation of Russian ties.
The truth is this country was built by immigrants.
The truth is we need new restrictions on gun control.
The truth is there is no evidence of voter fraud.
The truth is we need to police the police.
The truth is executive orders have gone too far.
The truth is black lives matter is a simple statement of fact.
The rate at which the messages are being dispersed speeds up, and in the end, the final words on the screen are:
The truth is hard to find. The truth is hard to know. The truth is more important now than ever. The New York Times.
The truth is the media is supposed to present the facts without obvious bias.
The truth is that the media’s job is not to tell us what to think or feel about anything. Presenting the facts should allow us to come to our own conclusions.
The truth is the media has an agenda and no longer sees themselves as the finders and presenters of truth. They see themselves as part of the “ruling” class.
The truth is that a lot of the strife in our nation right now is because the media fires up the masses to push their agenda.
The truth is that media cares more about advertising and ratings than they do about you, our country, or anything else in the world.
The truth is you need to turn off your TV and line bird cages with the newspaper.
The truth is you need to become your own media. Do your own research. Don’t allow anyone to tell you what to think or feel about anything.