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The Top Five Most Suppressed News Stories Of 2020: There's no way that even as recently as four years ago anyone would have predicted just how abysmally irresponsible the media would become
The Federalist ^ | 12/30/2020 | Frank Miele

Posted on 12/30/2020 7:34:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Back in the day, when I was managing editor at the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Mont., I enjoyed the end-of-year ritual of voting in the Associated Press’s poll of the Top 10 news stories.

When I started participating in the year 2000, my list would include many of the same stories that made the final AP list, although often with differences in ranking. But by the time I retired in 2018, my view of the news had sharply diverged from the AP’s consensus view. I’d become something of a gadfly by then, questioning what seemed to be an ever more transparent left-leaning bias in mainstream reporting.

That divergence was probably magnified by the 2016 candidacy of Donald Trump and the bright light he had shined on Fake News, but my disenchantment with my profession had been growing for years, as chronicled in my book “The Media Matrix: What If Everything You Know Is Fake?”

Still, there is no way that even as recently as four years ago I would have predicted just how abysmally irresponsible the media would become by 2020. Major newspapers are winning Pulitzer Prizes for blatantly false reporting on topics such as “Russian collusion.” Meanwhile, Silicon Valley oligarchs have appointed themselves censors — warning the American people not to read or watch anything that hasn’t been “fact-checked” by their hand-picked thought police.

The situation has gotten so bad that it’s no longer worth ranking the top news stories of the year because so little that is covered is news and so much that is news is written off as a “conspiracy theory.” That’s why I’m introducing Heartland Diary USA’s first annual presentation of “Last Chance to Wake Up and Smell the News They Tried to Kill.”

So here are five of the biggest suppressed stories of 2020. Pardon me if I don’t go into great detail on them, but the closer I get to the truth, the more likely that Google, Twitter, and Facebook will bury my story, too.

5) Mysterious Mutating Lockdowns

Has anyone ever figured out why it is OK for grocery store workers to remain on the job during an international pandemic while serving the needs of the entire population with no restrictions other than wearing a mask, but it is considered dangerous for gyms to open or, most ludicrously, for anyone other than spouses of governors to take their boat for a quick spin around the lake? It seems like the lockdown can turn into whatever is convenient for politicians.

The uneven effects of the lockdown on different states and different sectors have resulted in the shift of trillions of dollars of capital in ways that will reshape the economy for generations to come, yet we are not supposed to talk about it.

4) Hydroxychloroquine

If you know anything about this drug, it is probably just that some guy in Arizona died after drinking it, and that maybe President Trump was somehow responsible. Well, as they say, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. The guy in Arizona didn’t take hydroxychloroquine; he took a fish tank cleaner called chloroquine phosphate. And Trump never told anyone to take either the drug or the fish-tank cleaner. He just said hydroxychloroquine was a promising treatment against COVID-19.

Of course, as soon as he said it, the radical academic leftists who control medical journals and associations warned that hydroxychloroquine had no benefit as a treatment and was potentially dangerous even though it had been safely used against malaria and various immune deficiency syndromes for decades.

Fortunately, many doctors who were familiar with the drug continued to use it as a therapy in the early stages of COVID infections, and many patients around the world have been spared the most dire effects of the virus as a result. Just don’t expect to read about it in the New York Times.

3) Trump’s Vaccine Victory

While the president has been painted as anti-science, it was his administration’s support that led to the fastest turnaround ever from viral discovery to viral vaccine — essentially less than a year. Even as House Democrats are poised to launch investigations into Trump’s supposed crimes against humanity for being president during the COVID crisis, lives are being saved as a result of his policies.

Just don’t expect to read about it in the mainstream media, which spent much of 2020 ridiculing Trump for his prescient predictions that a vaccine would be developed by the end of the year.

2) Hunter Biden’s Laptop

The ability to bury the Hunter Biden story throughout the 2020 presidential campaign ranks as one of the greatest victories in the history of propaganda. Hunter is the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, and his acknowledged history as a drug addict is now considered his strong suit.

The Senate Homeland Security Committee found extensive evidence that Hunter has made hundreds of millions of dollars for the Biden family by selling access to his father, so when Hunter’s laptop turned up with first-person incriminating evidence, it was pretty obvious that Joe Biden had a lot of answer for.

Except that the media never made him answer for anything. It preferred to rest on the bizarre assertion from 50 former U.S. intelligence officials that clear evidence of foreign collusion on Hunter’s laptop had all the earmarks of a “Russian disinformation” campaign. This was errant nonsense. Reporters, read the emails!

1) Election Fraud

It turned out that everything that happened in 2020 before Nov. 3 was just prologue for the greatest deception in American history — namely the hijacking of a presidential election through means both legal and illegal. Most importantly, every state that changed its election procedures without the consent of its legislature violated the U.S. Constitution. That’s why Republicans plan to challenge the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6.

Whether you like Donald Trump or not should be irrelevant. You either follow the Constitution or you don’t. The fact that Trump increased his support in almost every demographic since 2016 and yet lost the election will apparently remain a mystery because the Democratic Party, with an assist from weak Republicans, is intent on continuing the charade that Joe Biden is a beloved elder statesman even more popular than Barack Obama.

I should add a disclaimer here. My list will not be your list. This is 2020, and there is plenty of suppression to go around. In the meantime, rounding out my Top 10, here are some of the other major stories suppressed in 2020:

The communist links to Antifa and Black Lives Matter; how the Russian hoax was exposed but left unpunished; how the policies of a certain governor in New York state led to thousands of COVID deaths in nursing homes; the successful campaign of billionaire George Soros to subvert American jurisprudence by electing pro-criminal district attorneys; and of course the suppression of news itself.

Big Tech, take a bow!

This article is republished from RealClearPolitics, with permission.

Frank Miele, the retired editor of the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell Mont., is a columnist for RealClearPolitics. His new book “How We Got Here: The Left’s Assault on the Constitution” is available on Amazon. Visit him at to read his daily commentary or follow him on Facebook @HeartlandDiaryUSA or on Twitter or Parler @HeartlandDiary.
Photo White House / Shealah Craighead / Flickr

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2020electionbias; 2020mediabias; bigbrother; censorship; coverup; deepstatemedia; despotism; downthememoryhole; facebookbias; media; mediabias; movealong; news; nothingtoseehere; orwelliannightmare; socialistnetworking; stalinisttactics; suppression; thoughtcontrol; twitterbias; youtubebias
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1 posted on 12/30/2020 7:34:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s because the media and the Democrats are Chinese controlled.

2 posted on 12/30/2020 7:37:02 AM PST by Skywise
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To: SeekAndFind

Irresponsible is the wrong word.

3 posted on 12/30/2020 7:38:05 AM PST by MountainWalker
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To: SeekAndFind


It’s active suppression. Purposeful, coordinated 1984 stuff.

4 posted on 12/30/2020 7:38:14 AM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: SeekAndFind


5 posted on 12/30/2020 7:40:15 AM PST by KSCITYBOY (The media is corrupt)
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To: MountainWalker


6 posted on 12/30/2020 7:40:34 AM PST by Red Badger (TREASON is the REASON for the SLEAZIN'.................................)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Ministry of Propaganda has been abysmal for much longer than what the author has had his eyes open for it.

7 posted on 12/30/2020 7:51:29 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: All

Many FReepers and others knew MSM was this evil more than four years ago. Many of these have been trying to inform others...

8 posted on 12/30/2020 7:52:06 AM PST by veracious (UN=OIC=Islam; USgov may be radically changed, just amend USConstitution)
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To: SeekAndFind

All of this can be understood in the context of globalism. Academia, almost all the MSM, big tech (Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, Microsoft), big financial institutions, the Democrat Party and the deep state are firmly controlled by globalists. These globalists fervently believe that the planet can only be saved by an authoritative, one world government controlled by “enlightened” elitists. Their major obstacle is a sovereign American free nation and Americans exercising their liberty. It was necessary to remove the “America First” Trump by any means necessary. The COVID pandemic was a crisis not to be wasted and the fraud to install a corrupt, demented Biden as their pliable figurehead had to be done. Make no mistake. These “American” globalists are vile traitors. They themselves must be stopped and brought to justice by decent people. Everything is at stake.

9 posted on 12/30/2020 7:54:10 AM PST by allendale
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To: SeekAndFind

And it’s only just beginning.

We live in a Strawberry Fields Forever country: Nothing is real.

10 posted on 12/30/2020 7:55:06 AM PST by Scott from the Left Coast (I did not leave my country, my country left me)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

“Nothing is real”

Pretty much EVERYTHING put out by the media is fake. Even the weather.

11 posted on 12/30/2020 7:58:24 AM PST by VastRWCon (Fake News")
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To: MountainWalker
Irresponsible is the wrong word.



12 posted on 12/30/2020 8:03:38 AM PST by GaryCrow
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To: SeekAndFind
Alternative list:

13 posted on 12/30/2020 8:04:56 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: veracious
Many people still send monthly payments to the enemies of America. The most common excuse I hear is that we only get cable for the "aging father". As if parking the aging father in front of the TV and wathing garbage is a good reason to send money to our enemies.
14 posted on 12/30/2020 8:05:46 AM PST by palmer (Democracy Dies Six Ways from Sunday)
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To: SeekAndFind

Three words: Class, Action and Malpractice.

15 posted on 12/30/2020 8:07:49 AM PST by Chgogal (#StopBiden'sBananaRepublic. )
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To: allendale
All that you say is true. In addition, the commie dems have made a mockery of this election by not letting our citizens know who is the actual president behind the Biden-Kamela screen. We are entitled to know who will actually be governing this country so they begin with a lie. Does any sane voter believe that Joe Biden, who obviously has dementia, and his chosen VP Harris are capable of performing their duties and obligations to do what is best for all of Americans? I believe that the globalist traitors in both parties have colluded to choose a person, acceptable to their joined interests, to be the first dictator of this country. President Trump is all that has stood between the communist globalists and the destruction of this Republic. That is our realty.
16 posted on 12/30/2020 8:12:41 AM PST by mountainfolk (q!)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

This was the year that the socialist networking sites saw fit to “fact check” everyone’s posts or even to delete any and all posts that referenced Hunter Biden’s laptop (even those that only linked to the NY Post’s article).


Same with showing video of election fraud.



17 posted on 12/30/2020 8:25:28 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Who built the cages, Joe?)
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To: ifinnegan


Orwell wrote about Stalinists in the West and their blind loyalty to Communism even in light of what they knew Stalin was doing.

18 posted on 12/30/2020 8:26:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Who built the cages, Joe?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Frank nails it on this one. Great post...

19 posted on 12/30/2020 8:27:39 AM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Dems: We cheated fair and square!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Despotism (Encyclopedia Britannica film, circa 1946)
“A community is low on a ‘Respect’ scale if common courtesy is withheld from large groups of people on account of their political attitudes.”

“ a downright despotism opposition is dangerous whether the despotism is official or whether it is unofficial...”

“A community rates low on the ‘Information’ scale when the press, radio, and other channels of communication are controlled by only a few people and when citizens have to accept what they are told.”

“See how a community trains its teachers”
“...these students are being taught to accept uncritically whatever they are told. Questions are not encouraged.”

“And if books and newspapers and the radio [and facebook and youtube and...] are officially controlled the people will read and accept exactly what the few in control want them to. Government censorship is one form of control. The newspaper that breaks the government censorship rule can be suspended. It is also possible for newspapers and other lines of communication to be controlled by private interests...”

Democracy (Encyclopedia Britannica film, circa 1946)

“The newspapers of a real democracy meet these tests...”

Newspaper checks.
1. Balance of coverage
2. Disclosure of source
3. Competence of staff

20 posted on 12/30/2020 8:29:00 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Who built the cages, Joe?)
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