Eight years of press leg-humping the president earns them a pat on the head from Obama as he leaves office.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 18, 2017
An open letter to Trump from the US press corps … In a nutshell, a major— no, critical mass lack of self-awareness, especially over these last 8 years and the 2016 election cycle.
In 1993, novelist Michael Crichton riled the news business with a Wired magazine essay titled “Mediasaurus,” in which he prophesied the death of the mass media—specifically the New York Times and the commercial networks. “Vanished, without a trace,” he wrote.
The mediasaurs had about a decade to live, he wrote, before technological advances—”artificial intelligence agents roaming the databases, downloading stuff I am interested in, and assembling for me a front page”—swept them under. Shedding no tears, Crichton wrote that the shoddy mass media deserved its deadly fate.
“[T]he American media produce a product of very poor quality,” he lectured. “Its information is not reliable, it has too much chrome and glitz, its doors rattle, it breaks down almost immediately, and it’s sold without warranty. It’s flashy but it’s basically junk.”
The new MSM theme: The MSM news media believes it now has a purpose to do their designated jobs for some reason. I mean, these last 8 years of carrying the Obama piss water, and the prior 8 years of unbridled trashing of Pres. George W, Bush at the deadly expense of our brave troops in battle has been a non-stop boring holiday or something for these bastards.
Just the headlines:
Media: here's 50 thinkpieces on why we must oppose Trump
Trump: the media is an opposition party
Media: HOW DARE YOUhttps://t.co/vbVx2h475m
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) January 16, 2017
I may have goofed with some typos before but at least I'm not the person that runs the Yahoo Finance twitter pic.twitter.com/njSAfudsLF
— 1994 Subaru Outback (@Sadieisonfire) January 6, 2017