Flash Bang Journalism
The media recently interviewed me regarding my thoughts on the current issues within the DOJ and FBI. One of the issues we talked about was the state of America’s press, and during our conversation, I coined the term “flashbang journalism.” When I did, I had no idea it would cause hundreds of people to reach out to me personally and ask me to elaborate. Here is my response.
A flashbang is used to temporarily disorient an enemy’s senses. It is designed to produce a blinding flash of light—around 7 million candela (cd)—and an intensely loud bang—greater than 170 decibels (dB). The flashbang was invented to accomplish these two main objectives, but it has an added effect the inventors didn’t expect. The human process of reorientation produces adrenaline in some, which in turn produces a will to fight.
I have been on the receiving end of a flashbang in training, and even though I knew it was coming at some point, it still temporarily blinded me, made me temporarily deaf, and disoriented and unbalanced me. It isn’t meant to kill, but to stun anyone in its impact area through visual and concussive shock (the flash and the bang).
Today’s exposed media as fake news has produced flashbang journalists who have no more grenades. They only have flashbangs, and they are using them very effectively. They want to create an outcry about incendiary issues.
Although their flashbang is just sound and fury, the initial explosion of incendiary sound bites and manipulative news temporarily affects our judgement. We are manipulated into shifting our focus and going on the defensive rather than staying on the offensive. And although the flashbang journalists issue a retraction the next day to protect themselves from libel suits, everyone knows a retraction doesn’t carry the weight that the initial explosion did. When no one really covers the retraction, it gets pushed aside to the archives of our minds. Then, they bombard us with their next flashbang, and we again respond while disoriented. When are we going to get our own voice out there to tell the truth? We get caught in the crossfire of the manipulative narrative, unprotected and unprepared. We know something is wrong, but we don’t know how to counter-communicate.
As we have seen, putting out big headlines as a distraction, even though nothing is behind it, is working to some extent. Flashbang—if you fall on top of it, you might get hurt a little bit; whereas if you fall on a grenade, you die. A grenade is a metal shell with explosives inside it. A flashbang is just a big bang. Therein lies the difference. A flashbang is a grenade without any substance. Our media is deploying flashbangs, because they don’t have any grenades; they don’t have any substance.
Imagine this: You are in a war zone, getting attacked from all sides. You are losing, and you’ve already thrown all your real grenades. You have nothing left but flashbangs and blank ammo that you’re using as a decoy in hopes of keeping your enemy pinned down. This is where we are today. Trump became president, and plan A of the democratic socialist elites (Clinton winning the election) failed. The push toward transparency and exposing the deep state has left the press with no grenades to throw. Now, as a last effort, they are presenting information out of context, thus deploying flashbangs and blank ammo in hopes of keeping the American people in a constant stupor.
The liberal left is funding the media to excite the stimulus. America’s sovereignty is under assault, and the left is manipulating the narrative to make it happen. It’s not because they have compassion and care; it’s all about power and control.
Our problem is, we have been manipulated into this psycho drama. It’s a set-up that creates a shocking absence of awareness. Largely, this is because we are not prepared or pre-informed.
But, this doesn’t have to happen. Where is our pushback? Where is the voice? Where is the support? What will happen to the conservative base? Is this an awakening for us? Just as in the natural some people respond to the flashbang with an adrenaline rush that makes them fight more fiercely, so too, let us use the liberal flashbang tactics against us to make us braver and stronger in the fight for freedom.
In response to the flashbang journalism of today, we need our own echo chamber so that our voices are heard and our beliefs amplified and reinforced.