One of the biggest disappointments of this entire election season, although something not totally unexpected, was how we were made to witness that which can only be described as the complete unraveling and final demise of what was once referred to as being our mainstream media. As the days pass and the smoke continues to clear a bit after the shocking events of November 8th, it’s difficult to come to grips with the magnitude of their collapse. While it’s true that their demise has been many years in the making, it doesn’t make what we just witnessed any less stunning.
Some in the ‘press’, those who have managed to get beyond their grief, have shown a bit of introspection, after they came to the realization that their political campaign was over and they had lost. But sadly, the soul-searching itself is just part of the script. The “we live in a liberal bubble” explanation worked for a while, but it is wholly inadequate to explain 2016. And while I hesitate to say it, because they still do wield a certain amount of power, it is for all intents and purposes, that which we once called the mainstream media can now be declared, and officially so, quite dead.
And I guess ‘if’ there is anything that can be described as being sad about what it that has occurred here, as it relates to media, it’s that they were essentially killed by their own hand. In other words, they are dead because they can no longer be trusted when it comes to anything they say. In 2016, we discovered, and beyond the shadow of any doubt, that those in the mainstream media will not hesitate in the least when it comes to colluding with the Democrat Party in an effort to advance the careers of liberal politicians. And we now know that they colluded to elect Hitlery.
And this goes far beyond merely siding with liberal policies or demanding in your official ‘media manual’ that pro-lifers be called “anti-abortion.” That’s plain old liberal bias, and we’re all accustomed to dealing with it. However, this goes well beyond that. The “liberal bubble” was Bernard Goldberg’s thesis in his best-selling book Bias, and it made a lot of sense then. But it turns out, that explanation falls way short. But while the bubble is real, and it helps explain many aspects of what ails newsrooms all over the country, it nowhere near tells the whole story.
The mainstream media, aka the state-controlled media, provided both cover for and ammunition to the Democrat Party, while hiding behind the misappropriated title of “journalists.” And they were very open about it, acting as if they no longer cared whether we recognized their biases or not. But you can’t call yourself “the press” when you give the questions for a presidential debate to one of the candidates. And you can’t pretend impartiality when you are coordinating with the Democrat National Committee on the questions you need to ask of their opponents.
Today’s press ignores or holds on to information and chooses to release it when it feels that the time is right for maximum political impact. And the after-election freakout continues in much the same way. The Clinton News Network’s (CNN) coverage of the anti-Trump protests included a protestor using the “Hillary got more votes” talking point of the left that got a lot of play on social media. And while the claim is true, there’s never any mention that all of those votes came from California. Remove that state from the equation and the vote totals are very different.
We need to accept the fact that those in the media are not going to change. You can forget about that. Because nothing has really changed. The same Democrat operatives who worked the newsrooms before the election, continue their work today. They’ll just have to try harder next time, be subtler or simply work harder at not getting caught. After all they did almost win. We just have to adapt to this new “pressless” world. Sure, there are some good reporters who try to do a good job, but it’s so hard to decipher it all. It’s fair to say most people will not go to the trouble.
Let’s face it, the media is dead. And it’ll take a miracle to resurrect it. And it was in a year known mostly for mayhem, misfortune, and madness, that America’s media quickly proved themselves to be unfit for narrating this first draft of history. All too often, when the news got tough, the news got weird. And while picking 10 of the most egregious examples was no easy task, we’ve whittled thousands of examples down to the ten examples that we think represent 2016 in a nutshell. So without further ado, here are the media’s 10 most mortifying moments of 2016:
10. After Donald Trump’s underdog victory, many in the media looked for scapegoats. But Comedy Central’s Samantha Bee went the furthest — blaming white people for “ruining” America.
9. Hitlery notoriously avoided direct questions from the press all year. So when Lester Holt became one of the few to somehow score a sit down with her, his softballs-only interview was journalistically humiliating.
8. Cuba’s longtime dictator expired this year, and many in America’s media actually mourned.
7. And perhaps while not historically significant, a particularly comical case of media malpractice came when an enchanted Andrea Mitchell breathlessly recapped the “magical” evening she was having at a Hitlery rally.
6. Over on taxpayer funded PBS, David Brooks and David Corn somehow connected the dots between Ted Cruz and Satan. Go figure!
5. After the devastating mass slaughter in Orlando, the media embraced its unfortunate habit of speculating where things went wrong — looking everywhere, it seemed, besides Islamic terrorism.
4. After another tragedy — this time an alligator snatching a toddler from a Disney World beachfront — CNN’s Brooke Baldwin thankfully had the presence of mind to ask a local animal expert … what the alligator was thinking.
3. On MSNBC, the now-canceled Melissa Harris Perry worried that Flint, Mich., might become Barry “Almighty’s”… Fugitive Slave Act?
2. After Orlando, many progressive congressmen staged a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives. The media, you be unsurprised to discover, went absolutely bananas with delight.
1. If there was one thing the media was absolutely sure of in 2016, it was … Hitlery’s inevitable landslide victory. Whoops.
I think we can all agree that the ‘media’ is composed of little more than Snowflakes who believe themselves to be 'journalists'. They are entitled people motivated by a sense of superiority and condescension. They were brainwashed in their colleges to think 'progressively", meaning, they believe whatever the professors say. They see themselves as being born to inform and guide the masses. And while they honestly hate ‘hate’, they are, at the same time, free to hate, because hate is deserved. The best you can do with this people is to ignore them, or simply make fun of them.
The corrupt ‘Left’ as well as well as those in the state-controlled media remain in full denial when it comes to this election. They still can't believe Americans didn't want a crooked, criminal leftwing nut of a "woman" to be their President. And so it goes. The real story about this election is that people feared that Hitlery would continue with the highly destructive socialist policies of Barry. That's why the Democrats lost. You can say anything you like about Trump, but he is far superior to this corrupt, old school politician. It’s always good for the country when crooked loses.
So the mainstreamers will now have a choice to make, either do the job a journalist is supposed, and expected, to do, that being, tell the truth and let others decide on their own or continue to toe the Democrat Party line or, continue to lie, cheat, and obscure the real truth. The media has a responsibility to the people and to the Republic and if they continue to ignore that responsibility, they willingly forfeit any credibility they desire in return. And if what we have seen taking place since the election, it would appear that the choice has already been made.
Eventually they will go out of business. I never watch CNN and rarely even watch Fox. Eventually people will simply stop watching and whoever is funding them will tire of burning up money. What I worry more about, and this includes newspapers as well, is who is doing the real, and still very much needed, investigative reporting? Wikileaks helped expose Hitlery, the media bias, Clinton money laundering, etc. But hacking private emails is not hardnosed journalism. We badly need real investigating and reporting to keep politicians honest. We have lost that and we need it back, soon.