Today, the David Horowitz Freedom Center is launching TruthRevolt, a much-needed campaign to expose the hypocrisies and mendacities of the leftwing media. A brainchild of Ben Shapiro, TruthRevolt is a groundbreaking initiative to engage in investigative journalism about the leftwing media figures who produce radical ideology masquerading as “news” and feed it to the American public as objective journalism.
TruthRevolt differs from other organizations in its action orientation. It is determined not only to confront the leftwing media, but also to impact their profits. By enlisting thousands of conservatives to aggressively call on these media sponsors of leftwing propaganda to cease their sponsorship of destructive views and radicalized demagogues, TruthRevolt will put pressure on the advertisers who support such programming to pull their sponsorship.
“The far left site Media Matters, run by self-confessed liar David Brock, has achieved enormous success by using the power of astroturfed boycotts and campaigns against conservative media figures, targeting their funders and advertisers,” commented Freedom Center Chairman David Horowitz. “TruthRevolt will fight fire with fire, working to make advertisers and funders aware of the malicious propaganda they sponsor and create.”
Race-baiting demagogue Al Sharpton is emblematic of the leftwing extremists whom the media regularly turns to for commentary. Sharpton is the demagogue who helped gin up racial hatred against three innocent Duke lacrosse players, and who helped turn Trayvon Martin into a martyr and George Zimmerman into the target of race-baiting vigilantes. In other words, Sharpton is a racial extortionist who has instigated racial animosities, violence, and division in America for the last forty years. In better times, Sharpton would be stigmatized and condemned for the damage he has done. But today he is a primetime host on MSNBC – the charter cable news network for NBC News, and a favored outlet for the Obama administration’s spin doctors.
“Sharpton shapes the public narrative every day—a narrative in which whites are always guilty, and in which racist America always require correction by the federal government,” explains TruthRevolt creator Shapiro. “And he inspires others in the liberal media to do likewise to spread similar venom. That is why Truth Revolt was created – to expose their hypocrisy and malice, and stimulate a popular revolt against them.”
In addition to race-baiters like Sharpton, TruthRevolt will focus on high-profile network figures like George Stephanopoulos (ABC News) and David Gregory (NBC News) who never disclose their leftist commitments; cable hosts who have been granted credibility despite their commitment to partisan agendas including John King (CNN), Candy Crowley (CNN), Piers Morgan (CNN), Anderson Cooper (CNN), Chris Matthews (MSNBC), Rachel Maddow (MSNBC), Joe Scarborough (MSNBC) and Mika Brzezinski (MSNBC); institutional leftist outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post; and the most effective messengers of the left in the media, the powerful media figures at Comedy Central, including Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
Understanding that all politics is local, TruthRevolt will also confront hypocrisy and news doctoring in the local press, television and radio. Looking to stop the insidious indoctrination of the next generation, TruthRevolt will set up affiliates at colleges around the country to confront the one party press on university campuses.
Ben Shapiro, the creator and editor-in-chief of TruthRevolt, also serves as a Shillman Senior Fellow at the Horowitz Freedom Center, editor-at-large of Breitbart News, and is the New York Times bestselling author of Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America (2012), among other works. Glenn Beck calls Shapiro a “warrior for conservatism, against those who use fear and intimidation to stifle honest debate. I’ve never known him to back down from a fight.”
“Media Matters started with 27 writers and editors and an $8.5 million budget raised by George Soros and the Clintons. They’ve used this huge bankroll to pound conservatives,” said David Horowitz, chairman of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. “TruthRevolt does not have Soros’ millions; but it will speak in behalf of the truth. It will be lean and mean, and because it will be defending a system that produces more wealth for more people than any other, it will beat the left at its own game.”