Douglas MacKinnon
By their own admission, the vast majority of the mainstream media is not only liberal, but often purposely (and unethically) carries water for liberal politicians. Politicians who in reality, almost never have the welfare of the poor in mind.

As demonstrated by the current occupant of the Oval Office, liberals often don’t care about real-world experience and in reality, often try to squash it as it exposes their failed ideology as destructive to the masses.

Well, with regard to that real-world experience, when it comes to poverty, I have it in spades. I grew up in abject poverty, was often homeless as a child, and by the time I was 17, I had moved 34 times. All because of eviction.

Three months ago, Simon & Schuster was nice enough to publish my memoir, "Rolling Pennies in the Dark: A Memoir with a Message." Within the body of the book were thoughts and solutions which dealt with poverty based upon my having actually lived the life.

No shock that because many of those solutions involved personal responsibility, hard-work, and accountability, while admitting that big-government, affirmative-action, and political correctness were enemies of the poor, the majority of the mainstream media chose to ignore the memoir.

No worries. As I have often said over the years, human-nature dictates that people tend to embrace the truth right up until the moment it reflects poorly upon them or their cause. That liberal ideology is literally destroying the lives of America’s poor (and the world’s as we watch the nanny-state socialist “solutions” devastate the economies and people of Greece, Spain, Italy, and a growing number of countries), is a truth which must not be ignored.

The president of “Hope” and “Change” is being true to his word. Albeit, in the polar-opposite direction. His policies (and lack thereof) have crushed the hopes of millions of poor Americans while changing their lives for the worse for years to come.

And guess what? The mainstream media absolutely knows that truth but refuses to report it for reasons of corrupt ideology.


A few years ago, I was talking to an editor at a top-ten paper in the United States. He was lamenting the fact that everyone above him on the mast-head were northeast liberals who were directly responsible for the paper’s continual drop in circulation. Said he, “We deliver insults onto the front porch of our conservative and moderate readers every day and then act surprised when they cancel their subscriptions.”

Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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