We have reached a point with traditional media where we cannot trust a single thing they write.
For a long time we’ve had to put up with mainstream news’ gross, liberal bias. We had to tolerate their shocking betrayal of journalistic ethics during the 2016 Election, when they covered up Hillary’s crimes and slandered Donald Trump.
But with the historic victory of President-Elect Trump, the established media has been embarrassed beyond repair. They have proven themselves to be shills at the behest of democrats and insider politicians.
Now would be a good time for them to reform and return to honest reporting. Instead, they seem determined to drastically increase the kind of abuses that have brought them to this mess in the first place.
Hungry to find fault with the incoming administration before it begins, liberal news outlets have pushed–not factually questionable stories–but outright lies. This has never been more true than with the made-up Russian scandals.
From The Intercept:
In the past six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a humiliating editor’s note grudgingly acknowledging that the core claims of the story were fiction: The first note was posted a full two weeks later to the top of the original article; the other was buried the following day at the bottom.
The article about the electric grid was so egregious, the Post wrote there was a Russian “penetration of the U.S. electricity grid,” when nothing of the sort happened.
The reason they do this is twofold. First, they assume Americans know little of Russia and its behavior. They hope we still think they are ruled by evil, Soviet forces, bent on undermining the United States. Our lack of knowledge of Russia allows the media to create these false stories.
Secondly, even when the Post and other outlets and proven liars, it doesn’t matter. The stories are widely publicized via other websites and social media. Even if they post a retraction or clarification, the original lie has already spread around the world. The correction, not so much.
So we’re left with media industry that is purposefully spreading lies to accomplish their political goals of undermining Donald Trump. That’s a far cry from reporting the news.
The mainstream media is nothing more than the PR arm of the liberal elite. Now more than ever, we must abandon these organizations and support outlets that refuse to lie to us.
Source: The Intercept