“But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.”, Walter Cronkite, February 27, 1968
This broadcast editorial during his news show by “the most trusted man in America” declaring America’s defeat in Vietnam is believed by many to be the genesis of the openly liberal bias of the news media in this country. The fact that the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong lost the Tet Offensive didn’t matter then, just as facts don’t matter to the press now. Cronkite was so influential that it is said Lyndon Johnson decided not to seek reelection when he told his staff, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.”
Thanks to Ronald Reagan’s sacking of the “Fairness Doctrine”, the “news” media no longer has a stranglehold monopoly on our information and certainly doesn’t represent “Middle America”. Of course, there is plenty of proof of liberal bias prior to Cronkite’s unsolicited and premature announcement of our defeat. During four terms in office, the media lap dogs complied with FDR’s request to never show him in his wheelchair. The American people were kept in the dark about FDR’s disability, along with his romantic dalliances, thanks to our hard-hitting gumshoe reporters. Likewise, the adoring press never reported on JFK’s many extra marital excursions, many in the White House itself, nor his Addison’s disease. So much for keeping the public informed.
Cronkite opened the floodgates of journalists becoming the story rather than reporting the story. Today’s journalists have surpassed Cronkite’s wildest expectations. The fake news of our defeat in 1968 pales in comparison to today’s fake news.
The fourth estate is supposed to hold the powerful to account. Their job is to hold truth to power, or so they say. The Founders knew that an honest press was important to maintaining a functioning free society. While the rest of us are busy making the country work, the press is supposed to work at informing us about what the leadership class is doing, supposedly on our behalf. By so doing, we can make better decisions regarding our elected leaders. Instead, today’s press is in bed with the leadership class. They’ve become cozy friends with the rich and powerful. Who reports or is expected to report honestly on their friends? Rather than maintaining objective distance, the press has joined the rulers against the ruled.
The White House press corps puppies proved their bias when Newsweek spiked its own scoop on the Monica Lewinsky story. It took the upstart Matt Drudge to expose Clinton (no pun intended) and the media phonies. Eleven days later, Shrillary Clinton gave not so subtle orders to her attack dogs in the press to go after conservatives, Republicans and Ken Starr when she said on NBC’s Today Show,
“The great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.”
In other words, “What are you waiting for? Go after my husband’s enemies and the enemies of my party, your party. Permission granted”. The rest is history.
The actual conspiracy against someone’s husband since the day he announced for president, was the one against Melania’s husband, Donald Trump. The Fake News media continues to take orders from their party leaders by following the phony January 6 conspiracy hearings as if it is actually newsworthy rather than the Hollywood production that it is. The Democrat media are always accusing the right of being conspiracy theorists, yet that is all that these hearings are based on.
The Trump-Russia collusion hoax was based on a debunked conspiracy theory. Conspiracy theorists and their “news”papers won Pulitzer prizes for their conveyance of said conspiracies to their readers. The Pulitzer committee still refuses to reconsider its awards even after the hoax has been proven false.
Where were all the media fact checkers when every weirdo and their mother claimed to have been fondled or raped by SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh with no evidence, no witnesses, and no credibility? It just didn’t matter to the Democrat media. The seriousness of the charge not the nature of the evidence was most important, as Rush Limbaugh used to say. This is especially so when going after Republicans or perceived conservatives.
One of Brett Kavanaugh’s high school friends was dragged through the mud with him, Mark Judge. He endured threats, abuse, defamation and unrelenting scrutiny because one non-credible Democrat liar, Christine Blasé Ford, lied about him. Judge has a new book coming out detailing our phony media,
“…the American media is now the equivalent of the Stasi, the diabolical East German secret police who acted like a violent criminal gang under communism. The Stasi engaged in violence, threats, and lies to make people turn on friends and family members, all in the service of creating some absurd socialist utopia. The American press today is no different.”
Truer words were never written. Our press corps is corrupt to the core. Judge is right, they are the American Stasi.
Our new American Stasi conspired to elect the most unqualified, corrupt, stupidest dullard ever (and those are his better qualities), who couldn’t lead flies to an outdoor latrine, even if you paid him through a Chinese owned company and using a map, GPS and teleprompter directions written in extra-large crayon. They knew what we were getting in Lunchbox Joe but kept it from us. They knew that Hunter Biden’s laptop contained information that would implicate Pedo Joe to the point he couldn’t win the presidency. Joe is lucky he didn’t name his younger son Don Jr.
The American Stasi avoided Tara Reade like the plague or simply lied about her credible allegation against Brandon as his aide during his seemingly endless career as a Senator. They assiduously avoided the numerous videos, like the one below, of Joe molesting children in public (just imagine what he does in private).
Remember all the columns and articles written about the 25th Amendment during Trump’s presidency? Too many to count. Why the dearth of them now that we have a truly senile faux president? Maybe they don’t want to see the Queen of Word Salad, Kamala, in the Oval Office? I don’t blame them, but they are the ones who foisted her on us. The Democrat media know that they won’t get their way after their upcoming shellacking in November.
A sitting Congressman and gubernatorial candidate for New York, Lee Zeldin, was attacked Thursday night on stage by a deranged, liberal Democrat (sorry for the redundancy) supporter of Kathy Hochul, the current fill-in governor, who directed her whacked out supporters to bother Lee Zeldin at his campaign events. One of them obliged her request. The thug had a two-pronged knife on his knuckles and lunged for Zeldin’s throat yelling, “You’re done!” A big story, right? Wrong, you peons! By Friday afternoon only NBC had a small story about it on their website, while ABC and CBS had no mention of it on theirs. Out of sight, out of mind. Not enough room for that and the Jan 6 show trial. They have their priorities. The thug is out of jail on no bail, as Lee Zeldin himself predicted after the attack! This cowardly punk attempted to murder Zeldin, is charged by the prosecutor with only attempted assault and then is released without any bail on his own recognizance. Hollyweird couldn’t make this stuff up. Ironically, or perhaps fittingly, no bail is precisely the topic Zeldin was speaking about when he was attacked. Apparently, the media doesn’t think this is a big story. Why would they? Zeldin isn’t a Democrat.
Even one of their own has let the cat out of the proverbial Democrat media bag. Katy Tur, not to be confused with kitty turd, of MSDNC said as much,
“The trust in media, in newspapers and television, is hitting an all-time low. People don’t trust us. They don’t believe us, and it makes me wonder if this job —as I’m currently doing it— is effective, but if it’s doing more harm than good.”
She said it almost as well as I have. She’s admitting that the media’s lies aren’t working. She can no longer be effective. She’s no longer fooling anyone. How sad! Continuing with the “news” charade is doing more harm than good because the jig is up.
At this point, if anyone in the Democrat media told me my real name, the first thing I would do is run, not walk, to check my birth certificate. The media’s thorough and utter corruption is not only obvious, but also dangerous to our republic. Thankfully our Constitution protects our free speech (for now). Additionally, technology has broken the “mainstream” media monopoly on what we are able to see and read. We must remain vigilant about keeping our 1st Amendment rights. Donald Trump was right calling the Democrat media the enemy of the people. They will remain an enemy of our republic as long as they continue making, instead of covering the news.
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