Many of the people who rely on our MaindStreamMedia for their news remain ignorant about important things that happen in this country. We have a media that decides what we should see and hear. If they think an event will have a negative effect on an issue they espouse – they ignore it if possible and minimalize it if it can’t be ignored. That is not journalism. And they are certainly NOT journalists!
I find myself disgusted with media on a daily basis. There are too many examples of their malfeasance to even begin to show in one small post. Their crimes, and I consider them crimes, are of such a vast magnitude it seems hard to believe.
I grew up in an era where most people watched the nightly news, either at 6 or 10 for the information of the day. News, sports, weather brought into our living room by people we trusted. My parents always watched Huntley and Brinkley.
“Good night, Chet. Good night, David. And good night, for NBC News.” From the very first edition in 1956 until the last in 1970, that is how the Huntley-Brinkley Report signed off. Chet Huntley anchored the bulk of the news from New York and David Brinkley specialized in political news from Washington, DC.
The two were paired up on the evening news after they had garnered favorable attention when they anchored NBC’s coverage of the national political conventions together the year before. Their partnership helped NBC beat the competition at CBS: Douglas Edwards with the News. While Edwards was a good broadcaster, unlike Huntley and Brinkley he was not a journalist. From this point in time news anchors were expected to be journalists.
Imagine, back in those days NBC had respected journalists on the payroll. People respected the journalists and respected and trusted NBC. Now I wouldn’t trust NBC as far as I can throw their current anchor, Lester Holt. I don’t trust CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC or FOX either. None are worthy of trust. Not the networks and not the anchors.
Do you remember the old Sherlock Holmes story about the dog that didn’t bark in the night? Sherlock concluded that the dog didn’t bark because it was friendly with the intruder. That’s our media – friendly with the Dems, the left, the liberals and other nasty critters. One-sided isn’t journalism, it’s advocacy.
Like small yapping lapdogs they report endlessly on nonsense. When there is something they don’t like, or don’t want to report or doesn’t fit their narrative, the dogs are strangely silent. The dog doesn’t bark in the night. I can offer no greater example than the Gosnell Trial.
Beware a media that doesn’t bark. They want to hide something. Beware a yapping media, they want to use something to obfuscate and draw attention away from what they want to hide.
I am saddened by the good teachers who are tainted by the Teacher’s Union and the greedy teachers that don’t care if they give the children of this country a quality education. There are many, many good teachers who are at the mercy of a system that will not allow them to teach they way they would like to teach.
I don’t see that dedication or honesty in what passes for journalism in the United States in 2016. I believe that good reporters, that journalists, are few and far between. A genuinely endangered species.
Nowhere was this proven more openly as in the despicable JournoList. This “list” of elite journalists started by a then 24 year old wunderkind named Ezra Klein had the intent of laying the analytical framework to shape news coverage. For this group of liberal elites “reporting” was so yesterday. Today they would decide what we learned and how we learned it. People who deal in words know how to use those words to misdirect.
JournoList supposedly disbanded because of the outrage when they were discovered. Not at all. They simply renamed themselves and created another vehicle for their crimes against journalism. They now call it Gamechanger Salon. If you doubt they are repulsive liberal scum be advised that Sally Kohn and Katrina vanden Heuvel are two prominent members. This is according to an article at RedState from several years ago. Not surprising because no one really expected this group to give up their attempt to circumvent the truth getting to the public.
Many people don’t understand or believe that the lies or distortions that are served up to them every day as news. Some honestly don’t know. Many really don’t want to know. Knowing about such things suggest something must be done. Something like maybe not watching the news program they like to watch. Easier to just stick with what they know. People just want to sit down at night and get their news, sports and weather without a hassle. If it’s biased? Well that’s the way it goes.
For many on the right it has recently become only too clear that their one refuge from the left on television, FOX News, cannot be trusted either. FOX Cable News brazenly turned itself into the Trump News Channel. The Trump supporters thought this was quite all right. For anyone that supported any one of the other 16 candidates it was infuriating. FOX was a conservative channel – therefor FOX was supposed to be “fair”. Right? Because only liberals are biased.