The media have a perfect right to be liars and fools

But others then have a perfect right to call them liars and fools when they are. So what are those liars and fools doing now: Almost 350 news outlets to publish editorials denouncing Trump’s ‘dirty war’ on press.

Nearly 350 news organizations are set to publish editorials on Thursday pushing back against Donald Trump’s attacks on the media and defending freedom of the press.

The publications are participating in a push organized by the Boston Globe to run coordinated editorials denouncing what the paper called a “dirty war against the free press”.

As of Wednesday morning, 343 publications had pledged to participate, said Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s deputy managing editor overseeing the opinion page….

Ad nauseam and etc. These people are beyond irony, but preaching to their own choir as they do, and living in their own bubbles of ignorance, they are astonished at the very first major politician who has pointed out how vast media bias has become. No one outside the left will now trust anything written in the press or reported on the news as a straight, down the line, factual and balanced report about anything. Not even the weather; specially the weather. Everything is filtered through the story-line perspective of the day. Take this from that same article:

Trump has stepped up his attacks on the media in recent weeks. At a rally in Pennsylvania, he pointed out the journalists covering the event and derided them as “fake, fake, disgusting news”. The White House barred a CNN reporter from covering a public event after she asked Trump a question.

Here’s the more complete story, and you have no idea how hard it was to find even this.

Why would you believe a thing they say without confirmation from some other source? This, however, is how they see things in the same article.

“It is not the press’s job to save the United States from Mr Trump. It is the press’s job to report, delve, analyse and scrutinise as best it can and without fear,” the Guardian’s editorial says.

“Mr Trump’s insults and incitements are a calculated danger to that, and to the respect, civility and dialogue that should exist between the press and its readers. The Guardian stands with the US press in its efforts to maintain the objectivity and the moral boundaries that this president – like so many others in much more dangerous parts of the world – is doing so much to destroy.”

Such sanctimonious blather is really hard to take, especially after eight years watching these same media types fall dead when dealing with PDT’s far-left predecessor of a president. “Report, delve, analyse and scrutinise” – delusional themselves, as is anyone who can read this stuff without laughing.

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16 Responses to The media have a perfect right to be liars and fools

  1. H B Bear

    Circling the plughole, the MSM desperately cling to each other for support. The Donald’s destruction of the MSM is one of his greatest achievements.

  2. With other than Leftist voices being banned, the ‘press’ has more freedom than ever. But I guess that this is a real world example of mass hysteria at best and mass insanity at worst.

  3. Mother Lode

    The MSM has proven to be a very unsophisticated operator.

    Trump’s stroke of genius was to call them out for the partisan hacks they are. It resonated with ordinary people because they already believed this and were astonished to find things even worse than they thought because Trump’s twitter feed was a great rope-a-dope where they themselves showed how brazen they were.

    All their posturing became the surest telltale sign that they were lying to the people.

    So what are they going to do to prove that Trump is being unfair – doing exactly the same thing that had them labelled liars already.

  4. Maybe what Trump is doing with the press is simply applying his rules of ‘The Art of the Deal’

    1. Think big
    2. Protect the downside and the upside will take care of itself
    3. Maximize your options
    4. Know your market
    5. Use your leverage
    6. Enhance your location
    7. Get the word out
    8. Fight back
    9. Deliver the goods
    10. Contain the costs
    11. Have fun

  5. Dr Fred Lenin

    Never mind what the working electors want, we went to journalism schoool and were taught by Narxist teachers , so we know what’s od for soros and the u.n.comunists that is the way to go,we willl be rewarded generously when the real natural commuist leaders take over , so stuff trump and the American people ,what good is America anyway ,globalist communist fascism is the future .

  6. Iampeter

    But others then have a perfect right to call them liars and fools when they are.

    Yes, just not the governments or the head of governments like the President.

    That’s called attacking the free press and should be rightly called out by anyone who is not a leftist.

  7. Yes, just not the governments or the head of governments like the President.

    That’s called attacking the free press and should be rightly called out by anyone who is not a leftist.

    The Cat could produce a book of stupid quotes based on everything that you post.

  8. Iampeter

    The Cat could produce a book of stupid quotes based on everything that you post.

    No. It couldn’t.

    But it does produce endless examples of the total hopelessness of the conservative movement.

  9. But it does produce endless examples of the total hopelessness of the conservative movement.

    The pendulum has reached the end of its Left(wards) swing and things are now moving the other way. Watch in despair as your false edifices crumble. All that effort since the 60s falling apart as balance is once again regained.

    You could have managed quite well with what you had, but none of it was enough, it was never enough and now you’ve overstepped. You’ve become cocky, petulant and disparaging of everything around you and now the grown ups will once again take charge.

  10. Gary

    With CNN giving the green light to political valance this is only the beginning.

    Little Imp, Please stop thinking the world began at your puberty. Trump is not the first or the last president to have a hostile relationship with the press.

  11. Iampeter

    The pendulum has reached the end of its Left(wards) swing and things are now moving the other way.

    As evidenced by what?
    The Trump administration?
    The admin that couldn’t repeal Obamacare despite control of every branch of government, that passed trillion dollar spending bills, that has passed crippling tariffs and is now passing bailouts for businesses crippled by those tariffs and is posting trillion dollar deficits?
    The administration that is basically a third Obama term but more incompetent (as Trump’s own DOJ is going after Trump over nothing while real crooks like Hillary get book deals) and is even more left wing on certain issues (like trade)?
    That’s the pendulum swinging “the other way” in your opinion?

    Well thanks for confirming my point about the hopelessness of conservatives on display at the Cat.

  12. Yohan

    This is an example of left wing journos engaging in partisan activism hiding under the cover of concern for democracy. Trump has not made one move to restrict speech or attack democracy, but the media lies and pretends he does.

    Note that just today the lying press claim that removing John Brennan’s security clearance is an attack on the 1st amendment. At the same time these people are gleeful that Alex Jones and broader right is being de-platformed from every internet media service. The mainstream media really is the enemy of the people.

  13. So 97% of the media believe they are correct and everyone who doesn’t agree with them is a denier, needs to be silenced etc. etc.

    Pretty sure we’ve heard this argument before.

  14. Kneel

    “At the same time these people are gleeful that Alex Jones and broader right is being de-platformed from every internet media service. ”

    There’ll be an accounting, have no doubt – and the longer it takes, the more bloody it will be.

    When people are told they are not allowed to speak their mind because their ideas are “wrong”, and the people who want to ban them call themselves “anti-facists”, AND the MSM doesn’t point out the folly, duplicity and basic wrongness of silencing dissent, you know there is something wrong somewhere.

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