I Got All My News From The Alt-right

I Got All My News From Alt-Right Sources For One Week And Here’s What Happened

Spoiler: it was just as bad as I thought it would be.


For one week I decided I was only going to get my news from alt-right news sources in an attempt to see how some Americans get their news year-round. I focused on four popular sites: Info Wars, The Blaze, Breitbart and The Daily Wire.

I attempted to go into this as unbiased as possible but admittedly that wasn't an easy feat for me. Being a journalism major who gets most of my news from NPR, CNN and Vox I would say I generally consume mainstream and "left-leaning" media sources. However, I was actually happily surprised by some of what I read this week.

Starting on Wednesday the 28th I was already bombarded with the stereotypical conservative media outlook. Everything from a Blaze article taking a negative spin on children being taught to accept LGBTQ people to chastising Jim Acosta to being representative of the mainstream media.

The next day was seemingly more predictable, reading an article poking fun at liberals for considering John Kerry as a 2020 presidential candidate. One particular article I read stood out, however. It was a response to a Huffington Post piece about how Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is "problematic." The Post cites there are blatant instances of bullying, sexism, and homophobia. By publishing this response, they are attempting to tell their readers "look how crazy and sensitive liberals are," when this highlights a far-left niche of Democrats who aren't truly representative of the party.

One article that troubled me the most was an article by the Daily Wire. The article is titled "REPORT: One-Third Of Migrant Caravan Sick: HIV, Tuberculosis, Chickenpox." This is extremely misleading because when you read the article you find out while one-third of the migrants are suspected to be sick, it's not from just those three diseases mentioned. There are only three confirmed cases of TB, four of HIV and four of chickenpox. Many of the sick migrants actually have a skin infection or lice. This is just one example of how the Alt-Right intentionally installs fear into people.

At the end of the week, I shockingly found some articles that did interest me. These were articles that big news outlets typically wouldn't publish. I didn't care so much for the reporter's commentary in these articles, more so just the actual news event. This included learning of a study finding that white liberal politicians tend to dumb down their language when speaking to minority groups.

Plus, I even found articles critical of elected Republicans and President Donald Trump. One article criticizing Republican Senators for cutting a deal that would result in "more than double the annual importation of low-skilled foreign workers to the U.S. to take blue-collar American jobs." Another article criticizing Trump's rhetoric over Twitter regarding economic policy, as it has caused the stock market to drop over 700 points.

One common theme I found amongst these publications was that they were proud to be known as "outsiders." Info Wars, bragging about their banned content and others critical of the mainstream media. Overall, getting my news this week from only alt-right news sources wasn't ideal. I felt like I missed out on a lot of news because there is only so many alt-right sources and they choose mainly stories in their interest. Plus, these sites repeatedly perpetuated fear-based news giving their readers a negative outlook of the world.

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18 Bible Verses That Prove God Would NOT Be 'Pro-Life'

Stop using the Bible as an excuse to take away women's rights.


"Abortion is WRONG because God (the highest authority) says so! Not because I say so, or "religious" people say so or the government says so...because the CREATOR OF ALL HUMAN LIFE SAYS SO."

This argument is bullshit and I'm sick of hearing it, because it just isn't true. All these Christians claim that the Bible and God says that abortion is wrong, and it's clear they've never read the Bible. Have you ever seen them use a biblical verse to validate their claims? Yeah, me neither. And you know why? BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS NOT PRO-LIFE. They pick and choose vague verses to attempt to back up these ridiculous claims, completely ignoring the damning evidence that the Bible, and therefore God, actually supports child murder, infanticide, and abortion.

Unlike pro-lifers, I'll actually provide some evidence:

1. Numbers 31:17 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him"

2. Deuteronomy 2:34 "And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain"

3. Deuteronomy 28:53 "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the seige, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee"

4. 1 Samuel 15:3 "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass"

5. Isaiah 13:16 "Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished"

6. Isaiah 13:18 "Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children"

7. Ezekiel 9:6 "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house"

8. Hosea 9:14 "Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts"

9. Hosea 13:16 "Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up"

10. 2 Kings 2:24 "And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them"

11. Psalm 137:9 "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones"

12. Numbers 5:21 "-here the priest is to put the woman under his curse- "may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell"

13. Hosea 9:16 "Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb"

14. Psalm 135:8 "He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;"

15. Psalm 136:10 "-to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever"

16. 2 Kings 6:28-29 "And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.So we boiled by son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son"

17. Leviticus 26:29 "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat"

18. Jeremiah 11:22 "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:"

Stop using your religion to try and push propoganda that "God says abortion is wrong because it kills innocent children." Clearly your God doesn't care about killing children. There is more than enough proof that the Bible and God are NOT pro-life. Stop acting like you're good Christians upholding the values of God when you clearly haven't picked up the Bible and actually read it. God doesn't agree with your backwards thinking. Maybe try do your research before spewing your religious bullshit to try and take away women's rights.

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