While Donald Trump supporters have been labeled by many Trump haters as “uneducated,” “stupid,” and “racist” for following a man that many claim has inflammatory rhetoric, at least one highly educated man is taking a stand against the media’s “dishonest” portrayal of the business mogul. Stefan Molyneux, a former software entrepreneur and executive turned internet radio host and author, is hoping to put to rest common Trump “untruths” that he says are the product of a bias and overzealous mainstream media hellbent on getting a “viral” story no matter the cost. If you want to be certain you hate Trump for the right reasons, not ones construed by the media, watch Molyneux’s video below to hear the real meaning behind Trump’s most controversial statements to make the judgement for yourself.
Freedomain Radio is “the largest and most popular philosophical show in the world” with users making over 100 million downloads on the 100 percent viewer-funded radio website. In addition to the website, Freedomain Radio‘s founder Stefan Molyneux has over 359,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel which has received over 87 million views and counting. That’s why it may come as a surprise to Trump protesters that Molyneux is using his voice to help Trump overcome some common “untruths” surrounding some of his controversial statements in the media.
While you can call Molyneux many things, you can’t call him uneducated or “stupid” like many Trump protesters would have you believe. He is the founder of a successful online radio podcast and is the author of 10 books including two novels. So if his video doesn’t change your mind on the media bias towards Trump, he can at least change your opinion on the type of person who may be voting for Trump.
— Trudge (@Trudginon1) March 19, 2016
As Stefan outlines in his video above, he felt compelled to wade through the “half truths,” “untruths,” and misrepresentations about Donald Trump in the media and is doing so by providing viewers with the entire context of some of the most popular Donald Trump “untruths” that have been used by mainstream media and Trump protesters in a bid to stomp Trump’s presidential campaign. However, Molyneux says that many of the popular “problems” people have with Trump are actually the creation of the media by taking Trump’s words and misconstruing them in a way that paints the businessman in a bad light. Therefore, the Freedomain Radio host created a list of the most popular myths to give viewers a better understanding of exactly where Trump really stands on a number of controversial issues.
“Since 1988, Donald Trump has been discussed as a potential United States presidential candidate, but when he officially announced his candidacy on June 16, 2015 the mainstream media refused to believe it. Over the next many months, Donald Trump would be attacked and criticized by the media – but were these criticisms legitimate? What is the Untruth About Donald Trump?”
With the popularity garnered from the first video, Stefan Molyneux created a second video to tackle some more of the “untruths” he has seen in the media about Donald Trump. Much like the first video, each “untruth” is outlined by what the media headlines boasted about Trump in comparison to the “full story” as provided by complete speech transcripts and documents.
While Stefan Molyneux says that he is helping correct misinformation about Donald Trump, he falls short of saying he is “endorsing” a Trump presidency. He explains his stance on the issue in this interview with YouTube channel All Mark Passio The Great Work.
— Genette Gary (@GenetteGary) March 20, 2016
What do you think about Stefan Molyneux’s correction of popular Donald Trump “untruths?” Does the thorough rebuttal for Donald Trump’s rhetoric change your opinion on the businessman?
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