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Fake News

Can our news get any crazier than the footage ABC showed the American people this week telling us it was footage taken in Syria of the Kurds being attacked by Turkish forces? But in fact, it was footing from a Kentucky firing range. Can anyone even imagine that footage from a Kentucky gun range can be passed off as bombing and machine-gun fire taking place in Syria? It is a good thing they did not show us this film in the day time or we may have had an inkling this was fake news if we noticed an American city limits sign.

I have been waiting to say anything about this, thinking a once reputable news source like ABC would come to us with a plausible explanation. Wrong! They said they were investigating the error. End of story!

I guess it is hard to come up with a background story to cover news this phony. As usual, ABC wanted to be first with the news and did not care about accuracy. Who do you suppose called them on this? Could it have been one of their own who was tired of fake news?

I think all Americans are getting tired of being told what to think. We do not need a news station to force their political opinions down our throats. Just give us the news! We are capable of formulating our own opinions. For all of us oldsters, “Just the facts ma’am”, attributed to Sgt. Friday in Dragnet.

When news providers decide to make the news rather than just reporting it, think how much easier for them. They do not need reporters on the scene, they just need someone behind a desk with a good imagination. In the case of ABC, they knew from other news sources that the Kurds were likely to be attacked by Turkish forces as soon as American forces withdrew.

Rather than risking being second with this news, they just photographed a gun range in Kentucky doing a little demonstration with a machine gun and attributed it to skirmishes in Syria. Yes, they were first with the news and fed it to the American people, hook, line, and sinker. And yes, they thought they could get this by the American people, before being caught.

I think it doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, wouldn’t you rather have the truth? Or are the Democrats so set in destroying this presidency that they will stoop to any level to achieve it? Do they know how their country will look in a few years with a justice system nearly torn apart? Will the FBI regain their once-proud reputation, or will they continue to flounder in partisanship waters and finally drown? I as an American citizen want unbiased reporting. Is this a thing of the past? If so, what is the direction of our country? All Christians should take notice of this as you now are under attack in your own country.

If you do not take this seriously, think of how Christians have fared in Iraq, Libya, and Egypt after the USA crushed their leaders and left the Christians, once protected by Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. Following the removal of these leaders, millions of Christians were killed or displaced.

What do you think will happen in this country once the final vestiges of Christianity are removed from our schools, our government, and our money? In God We Trust. Politically incorrect huh? What will we replace this with? Perhaps Down with Infidels will be more appropriate. Stand up and fight for your rights Christians. Perhaps it is time to stop turning the other cheek and save our country. It is time to throw politically correct in the trash where it belongs. If people's feelings are so easily hurt, perhaps find a country less abrasive.

God bless all of you and God bless America. Rick Redalen, MD, Maverick Doctor

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Dr. Rick is a retired American physician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has done mission work around the country and around the world. He is now on a mission to improve healthcare in America. Visit or email him at

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