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MSM: The “Times” They are a-Changing…

Well, unless you have not been paying attention, or you are some snobby liberal/leftist elitist the New York Times has outdone themselves in recent last couple of decades in completely stripping off any last shred of unbiased reporting and journalism. They have become the paper of total opinion, 99.999999% of it slanted far left.

Michael Goodwin: The New York Times modifies its motto to fit leftist agenda

Because of its plodding thoroughness, it was dubbed the “Gray Lady” and the “paper of record.” A popular joke about its importance held that you weren’t dead unless your obit appeared in the Times.

Oh, for the days.

The world has changed and the media with it, but no news organization has changed more than the Times.

The mandate of opinion-free news coverage was tossed overboard during the heated 2016 presidential election, and the paper now displays its bias on every page.

The quaint motto is still there, but these days the Times doesn’t cover the news as much as promote an agenda. As it says repeatedly, the paper has a “mission.”

The mission is obvious: The Times aims to elect left-wing Democrats to virtually every office in the land and transform America culturally, educationally and politically.

As such, it operates as the chief cheerleader for the left, and one result is that many of its readers buy it because they agree with its politics. Specifically, they like the Times because they believe the paper hates President Trump as much as it does.

That became crystal clear last week when online readers erupted over a front-page headline they viewed as too kind to the president.

“Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism” was how the first edition described the president’s consoling speech in the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. He had denounced hatred, bigotry and white supremacy and vowed to pursue measures that would keep dangerous people from getting guns.

The speech hit all the right notes on a day of national fear and mourning. But it infuriated a small army of Times readers. The facts be damned, they demanded their daily fix of Trump hate — and the paper quickly complied.

Editors rewrote the headline to “Assailing Hate but not Guns,” but it was too late. Lefty journalists called for readers to cancel their subscriptions and many people did, enough for a spokesman to acknowledge a “higher volume of cancellations” than normal.
The incident could not have happened in the era when the Times adhered to rigorous standards of news gathering and the separation of news and opinion. Both the sense of entitlement among readers and the editors’ craven response shows that the rot has reached critical levels….

FNC (VIDEO): Michael Goodwin on ‘Fox & Friends’: The New York Times ‘has created a monster’

However, it doesn’t just stop there. Much of the rest of the print media, and the broadcast news media, especially some of the 24/7 cable news, gets their direction from the NYT … directly or indirectly. Some on air news readers will even cite “The NY Times reported/said…” as if the Times is part of whatever story they are actually not a part of. It is a lethargic sickness of laziness the NYC-locked news networks share. There, I said it.

Many of the nation’s local news publications model themselves after the NY Times, and suffer for it. My own local paper, The Youngstown Vindicator (The ‘Vindy’) is folding and closing up shop at the end of August. The newspaper in nearby Trumbull County has already decided to put out a daily edition for Mahoning County readers in place of the Vindy. But a lot of the Vindy’s problems are self-inflicted. Over the decades they have leaned more and more to the left/democrats and not held our own elected officials fully accountable. Somebody like Rep. Tim Ryan (D) really is not held accountable by our newspaper or the region’s broadcast media on whole. In my observation/opinion the newspaper has pretty much been the mouthpiece for the democrat party in this area/state and nationally as well.

However, newspapers are a dying breed in this age of 24/7 cable TV news and the internet. People are just not relying on a hardcopy newspaper that was printed at the ass-crack of dawn and tossed on subscribers’ driveways, or stacked on the bottom shelf of the gas station quick-stop…

Salena Zito’s latest piece is about the Youngstown Vindy folding at the end of this month. Salena is a great journalist who covers the ground in between the elitist east coast and west coast the rest of the MSM considers flyover territory whose only worth is votes during election cycles. Zito does not believe we are “the little people” and abhors the idea that we are insignificant rubes whose beliefs and opinions do not count…

Salena Zito: The Death of a Local Newspaper Rocks America to Its Core

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When the press stops rolling at The Vindicator this month, a lingering question will once again taunt the residents of the Mahoning Valley: How much collapse can one region take?

The family-owned newspaper announced in June—just days after celebrating its 150th anniversary—that it is permanently ceasing production on Aug. 31. Started in 1869 just months after Ulysses S. Grant was sworn into office, it has been run by the descendants of William F. Maag ever since he purchased it midway through Grover Cleveland’s first term.

The closure will cost 144 employees and 250 carriers their jobs and comes just weeks after the General Motors Lordstown plant down the road turned out the lights, leading to thousands of job losses.

It is one of a series of gut punches that has dented this area’s spirit since the collapse of the steel industry in September 1977. But losing a local newspaper feels like a bigger blow than most.

“Newspapers are the watchdogs who hold our civic institutions accountable and act as a cheerleader for the unique fabrics in our society,” Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tim Ryan, the congressman who represents this region, told The New York Post.

[…]

Closures like The Vindicator‘s are sadly more common than ever across the country, as old-school newsrooms struggle to compete with digital operations that aggregate web content but lack editorial oversight or seasoned reporters who have a deep understanding of their local area.

[…]

In the past 15 years, the country has lost 1,800 local news organizations, according to a report by the University of North Carolina Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media. Half of the country’s 3,143 counties have just one newspaper to cover sprawling, often isolated territories, while nearly 200 counties have no newspaper at all, the report said.

[…]

After 150 years of chronicling the Ohio Valley, beginning with the Reconstruction and followed by the Industrial Revolution, two World Wars, a Great Depression, civil rights, a moon landing, the Vietnam War, Watergate, 9/11 and the rise of populism, it is hard to believe that The Vindicator is no more….

While Salena covered the cultural aspect of The Vindy’s life and death in the Mahoning Valley, it is as I stated, a lot of local newspapers really take their local people for granted and simply just cannot do much anymore than editorialize instead of investigating and reporting honestly and without the editorializing spin.

For example, a couple weeks ago conservative activist (and my Twitter pal) Scott Pressler organized a clean-up team that traveled with him to Baltimore (on their own dime) after Pres. Trump’s recent scathing exposure of that city’s horrible conditions, including local government corruption. Well, Scott and his volunteers were viewed by the Baltimore Sun’s editorial staff as nothing but deplorables that needed no real consideration … and dragging down their own Baltimore citizens who have been ignored and suffering with their bullshit piece on the clean-up effort…

Sister Toldjah: It’s On: Scott Presler Alerts Baltimore Sun Editorial Board Snobs That Planning for Second Cleanup Is Underway

Evidently The Baltimore Sun Editorial Staff are the epitome of “If you’re not part of the solution you ARE part of the problem…”

Meanwhile, over at the wrecked and rusting CNN clown car Chris “Fredo” Cuomo was not too happy being called “Fredo” in public and there is an interesting video with his reaction. He and his network and his cup-of-fans are throwing down the race— er, “ethnic” card, saying the name “Fredo” is some sort of smear on Italians—- or some-such-shit…

FNC: CNN’s Chris Cuomo seen in unverified video cursing at man who apparently called him ‘Fredo’

From what I can recall it has been Rush Limbaugh who originally tagged the New York governor’s (Andrew Cuomo) little brother with the “The Godfather” nickname. Um, you are probably cognitively aware Limbaugh has more listeners to his weekday radio program than Cuomo has in a week to his CNN TV show.

Chris Cuomo fits the fictional Fredo characterization…

Fredo on Antifa:

Fredo on outrage/fear over transgenders in the women’s/girls’ bathroom:

And those ^^^ are just a couple of bright ideas Fredo Cuomo spews on a daily basis. The guy is a fucking Bozo. He is “Red Flag” worthy.

Some are wrongly defending and sticking-up for Cuomo…

Twitchy: Sean Hannity defends Chris Cuomo, gets an assist from the CNN PR guy and Michael Avenatti

In addition, Cuomo (along with the rest of the self-righteous MSM types) said those Covington Catholic School teens in Washington DC should have just “walked away” when the Native American activist confronted them and their personal space with his drumming and chanting.

This woman can just fuck the fuck-off

NYPost: Chris Cuomo once referred to himself as ‘Fredo’ in radio interview

However, Cuomo is getting heat for his “Fredo” is the “N-word” analogy…

Twitchy: Blue checks from both sides call out Chris Cuomo for saying Fredo is like N-word

Ace: “CNN Invents a New Fake Racial Slur With Which to Dox and Deplatform People: “Fredo,” the Other Other “F-” Word”

UPDATE:

Fredo’s morning after

John Nolte: Fredo Meltdown Another Display of Chris Cuomo’s Embrace of Political Violence

Townhall: Every Insult Chris Cuomo Doesn’t Like Is The N-Word

The son-of-a-bitch has called white political opponents and Pres. Trump’s supporters (and voters) “white supremists”.

MORE:

Rush Limbaugh: The New York Times Blames Your Host for the El Paso Shooting

Twitchy: Sharyl Attkisson hands HuffPo ‘justice reporter’ his backside in back and forth over her Michael Brown piece

Those who have fallen as far as, or even farther than, the NY Times:

WaPo is a sister of NYT…

Twitchy: WaPo repeats Charlottesville hoax, says Trump supporters’ new ‘cultural anxiety’ is anger at being labeled racist

Nobody has fallen to hit rock bottom than alleged “conservative” writer Max Boot…

Twitchy: Thick-skinned Resistance warrior Max Boot suggests National Review is ‘white supremacist’ for criticizing his piece shaming white people

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