The media still want you to believe that, to use one of their favorite expressions, their job is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” That is, they have appointed themselves to do more than simply report the news. No, for generations journalists have viewed themselves as heroic crusaders, holding the feet of the powerful to the fire.
Of course, in real life, journalists and politicians in the Beltway and beyond are literally married to each other. Their kids go to the same private schools, and they socialize at the same glitzy, exclusive places. Why would the two groups be at odds? They share the same “progressive” agendas.
Now one of these “journalists” — Matt Lauer — has been picked to host a major political event, and not everyone is happy.
The Daily Caller has the story:
On Wednesday, Sept. 7, NBC News and MSNBC — along with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America — will host the the Commander-in-Chief Forum in New York City.
It will be a one-hour forum where Clinton and Trump will answer questions about national security, military affairs and veterans issues in front of an audience mainly made up of members of the military. The two candidates will not be on the stage at the same time, but will instead go back to back.
It’s worth noting that Lauer is listed as a “notable past member” on the Clinton Global Initiative’s website — along with Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric.
In the past, a Clinton Foundation official has said that the journalists who are part of the foundation were never asked to pay the $20,000 member fee.
The spokesperson said that arrangement was reformed in 2012, but it’s revealing that it ever existed at all.
Whoever chose Lauer to moderate this event either didn’t know about his Clinton connection, or simply didn’t see what the problem was. For the elites at this level, this is just the exclusive, rarefied world they live in. What’s the big deal?
And who would they replace Lauer with? Surely almost every “journalist” in America is equally compromised.
Source: The Daily Caller