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Juergen Kuhmann: Media, the left push false narrative

The U.S. mainstream media and many in this newspaper have been inundating us with descriptions of how bad the conditions in our country are. I completely and respectfully disagree.

The economy is doing very well. Unemployment is at record low. Our financial investments have grown considerably that allow us an independent future life of our choosing. The Supreme Court upholds our protections against the intrusions of government as well as un-elected representatives in its agencies. And so on and so on. But facts do not matter in the left’s and the media’s narrative.

The narrative from the media and in politics is not between good and evil. On the one side is Americanism defending life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as well as a limited government and the independence of the individual.

On the other side is the left and their supporters in the mainstream press. They hate the West and want more power centralized in government agencies. This allows them more control over folks like us.

Most of their proposals fit in this frame with little consideration of alternatives or unintended consequences. By the way, if you see such a proposal on the conservative side, you have an ally in me.

The media keeps pounding away at their narrative: The country is in crisis, people are torn apart, we hate each other, and most importantly, that these are troubled times. None of this is true. These are not troubled times. These are good times in which the left is angry.

We have seen this movie during President Reagan’s administration for example. This time around President Trump is standing up to the left’s narrative. And that makes them angry, really angry.

Juergen Kuhmann

Steamboat Springs

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