“Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one’s first feeling, ‘Thank God, even they aren’t quite so bad as that,’ or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils. You see, one is beginning to wish that black was a little blacker. If we give that wish its head, later on we shall wish to see grey as black, and then to see white itself as black. Finally we shall insist on seeing everything — God and our friends and ourselves included — as bad, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed for ever in a universe of pure hatred.” – C.S. Lewis
Lara Logan literally went through Hell a few years ago doing her job as a journalist during the Egypt upheaval. She was gang raped by a mob amid a massive crowd while covering a protest and could have lost her life. Unfortunately, She will now be violated as badly by those in her profession who will not tolerate her blunt honesty in calling them out for the unmitigated sham they have become…
It’s not just me who thinks this…. https://t.co/voADNj8qZb
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) February 19, 2019
DM: 60 Minutes’ Lara Logan slams the ‘mostly liberal’ media for its coverage of Trump which she calls a ‘distortion’ of real life, as the award-winning CBS journalist admits she is ‘committing professional suicide’
CBS News’ chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan blasted the media on Friday. In a podcast interview, she said the media was ‘mostly liberal’ and that ’85 per cent of journalists are registered Democrats’. Logan said there is an imbalance of political views in the mainstream press and that coverage of President Trump is overwhelmingly negative…
‘You say the media is mostly liberal,’ Logan told Mike Ritland on his Mike Drop podcast.
‘I agree with you. It’s true. Why can I say that with certainty?
‘Well first of all I’ve been part of this for all my life, I’m 47 now and I’ve been a journalist since I was 17 and the media everywhere is mostly liberal not just in the U.S, but in this country 85 percent of journalists are registered Democrats so that’s just a fact.’
Logan said there isn’t much variety in viewpoints among mainstream news organizations.
‘Visually, anyone who’s ever been to Israel and been to the Wailing Wall has seen that the women have this tiny little spot in front of the wall to pray, and the rest of the wall is for the men,’ she said.
‘To me, that’s a great representation of the American media, is that in this tiny little corner where the women pray you’ve got Breitbart and Fox News and a few others, and from there on, you have CBS, ABC, NBC, Huffington Post, Politico, whatever, right? All of them.
‘That’s a problem for me. My experience has been that the more opinions you have, the more ways that you look at everything in life – everything in life is complicated, everything is gray, right?
‘Nothing is black and white.’
Logan said that media coverage of the president has been overwhelmingly one-sided.
‘For example, the coverage on Trump, all the time, is negative,’ she said.
‘There’s no mitigating policy, or event or anything that has happened since he was elected that is out there in the media that you can read about, right?
‘Well, that tells you, that’s distortion of the way things go in real life.’
‘Although the media has always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense or at least the effort to be objective today.
‘We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that.’
She said that journalists no longer abide by reporting standards.
‘Standards are out the window, I mean you read one story after another or hear it and it’s all based on one anonymous administration official, former administration official,’ she said.
‘That’s not journalism, that’s horses**t.’
Towards the end of the interview, she acknowledged some may perceive her comments as controversial.
‘This interview is professional suicide for me,’ she said…
Tawana Brawley, Duke lacrosse, Asian hoax at U, Rolling Stone fraternity rape, threatening windshield note at St. Olaf, Kavanaugh, Covington HS students, CNN/Buzzfeed lies, Jussie Smollett. Now we know why #mn02. “That’s not journalism, that’s horseshit.” https://t.co/VyArunhPbD
— Jason Lewis (@Jason2CD) February 19, 2019
That’s just the tip of the MSM iceberg. The media has been off the tracks for decades now, most noticeably beginning during the Clinton years when they covered for not just the Monica fiasco but all the corruption within his administration, especially connecting Hillary Clinton with the FBI via “missing” files. The journalistic malpractice and bias grew like black mold from then on. The MSM took a political side and decided it would not only be the official mouthpiece for the democrat party and its socialist agenda, but by refusing to present all news in a professional and objective manner. Their coverage of the Iraq war during the Bush administration was based near completely on finding the worst stories it could find from ‘runners’ outside the Green Zone where they themselves sat safely and comfortably. I personally know Marines and soldiers who would come home and tell me what they were watching on the TV news scare the shit out of them compared to what they were seeing and experiencing over there. They were outraged none of the positive liberating and productive things they were doing for the people of Iraq was being covered by the reporters on the ground. They said they were shrugged off and told those stories weren’t interesting and headline grabbing. Logan knows this.
And here we are… For eight years the MSM went into a unicorn fart-fueled self-induced coma during the Barack Obama administration. They completely buried its many scandals, such as ‘Fast and Furious’, Solyndra, the ObamaCare lies/realities, and continue to this day to cover-up and scoff at Hillary Clinton’s wrongdoing while Secretary of State, Benghazi, and her using of the DOJ/FBI as her insider flunkies against Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.
And as the person tweeted the MSM grabs onto a fake story, blames it on people not anywhere near involved in the happening, and runs with it, spinning and spinning it worse and worse. And when it is busted open the same MSM deflects any and all responsibility for creating and carrying the lies, as we are seeing now in blinding sunlight with the Jussie Smollett ‘race/hate crime’ that wasn’t…
I wonder why @brianstelter never had any of the Chicago local news reporters on to talk about it… why he just had leftist activists on… it’s a goddamn mystery, but I do have a theory https://t.co/0sG9arnEE0
— Kebeh Nayyeh (@KNayyeh) February 18, 2019
Vox's Liz Plank on "This is MAGA country" quote: "The people who were repeating that quote were not news outlets…It was repeated by, sure, people who maybe had good intentions of wanting to spread the story…We can't confuse celebrity tweets with the media and the press. pic.twitter.com/ayGHYmxYk8
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 17, 2019
You mean like they did w/Covington teens? Even in NBC's Nick Sandmann cross examination 'interview' regarding a few minutes of a much larger video context NBC refused to 'investigate'. Plz MSM is nothing but opinion/judgement these days not real journalism w/critical thinkers.
— Maggie (@drillanwr) February 18, 2019
I cannot say “it’ll take a long time for the MSM to regain the trust of the people”, because I don’t believe it ever will. They burned that bridge pretty damn good into the ground.
Even social media has joined forces with the horrifically biased newspeak MSM in manipulating and censoring news, Facebook apparently blocking any attempts for members to post links to Smollett having staged a hoax.
The same corrupt and colluding (with democrats and the Deep State) MSM continues to push and hype and spin the DOA “Trump-Russia collusion” horseshit.
William A. Jacobson: Media following same script against MAGA as it did against Tea Party – From Bill Sparkman to Jussie Smollett, the media still creates false narratives that ordinary law-abiding Americans who oppose liberals are dangerous and prone to violence.
While the current specific hoaxes and accusations are new, the media tactic is not.
I covered the media mistreatment of the Tea Party starting in 2009, and the same pattern took hold: An act or alleged act of violence immediately was blamed on Tea Party supporters in the absence of actual evidence that the alleged perpetrator was a Tea Party supporter, and in many cases where there was evidence the alleged perpetrator was liberal or leftist.
It all was for the purpose of portraying Tea Party supporters specifically and the “right-wing” more generally as “eliminationist,” people who were prone to political violence…
The false eliminationist narrative directed at the Tea Party went on for years, aided and abetted by Democrat operative groups like Think Progress and by establishment Republicans who hated the Tea Party.
The prolonged — to this day — attempt to blame Sarah Palin for the shooting of Gabby Giffords by Jared Loughner was one of the worst examples, but just one of many that we covered.
The Cabby Stabber
The Fort Hood Shooter
The IRS Plane Crasher
The Pentagon Shooter
Boston Marathon Bomber
In each of these cases, when the hoax or false narrative was exposed, the mainstream media no longer was around, they had moved on, leaving the false perception that Tea Party supporters were dangerous and violent.
Nothing has changed, other than the names and faces. The media still plays the role of creating false narratives that ordinary law-abiding Americans who oppose liberals are dangerous and prone to violence.
Watch how they will run from their complicity in the Jussie Smollett story, how they will try to blame Smollett and society at large for their own journalistic malfeasance and political bias.
As they say in Twitter-verse: “THREAD”…
I praised @brianstelter’s segment yesterday about Jussie Smollett. But today, he, @SopanDeb and others have bizarrely attempted to fully absolve the media of any blame for how the Smollett story entered the public consciousness. That introspection-free angle is wrong. 1/
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) February 18, 2019
Journalists, progressive politicians, race activists, and celebrities should watch this on a loop. pic.twitter.com/yHnXaADTJ2
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) February 19, 2019