Why People Hate the News Media

By | November 26, 2021

[November 26, 2021]  People have an intrinsic ability to call a hypocrite when they see one, and they see it in our news media.  When I started this blog, I wrote on a “bias” in news media reporting.  Their reporting was egregious, getting the facts wrong every time and unwilling to correct their “news,” which I call Media Bias 101 (here, here, and here).

Yesterday, our friends at PowerLineBlog.com wrote about Why People Hate the News Media, Chapter 12,186.  In their article, they call the mainstream media a “bunch of contemptible twits.” Indeed, this is no overreaction to recent reporting that is only in line with their ideological bias.  Steven Hayward of PowerLineBlog gives the example of the Washington Post.  From the WP’s post, I quote about a BLM and Antifa riot in Kenosha, WI:

“Just before midnight on Aug. 25, tensions peaked when a 17-year-old named Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum.  Moments later, Rittenhouse shot two other men, one fatally.” – Washington Post 11/29/20

Compared to their recent reporting, a black man drove his SUV into a holiday parade, killing at least five people.

“Here’s what we know so far on the sequence of events that led to the Waukesha tragedy caused by a SUV.” – Washington Post 11/24/21

The latter quote follows a similar pattern where guns cause death and destruction and should be banned according to their logic.  In this case, it was the SUV that “caused” the tragedy.  The Washington Post was humiliated sufficiently by being seen as fools; they deleted their tweet.  Of course, the Post wasn’t the only news media reporting it was the SUV with no mention that those killed were white and the SUV driver was black.

Many are now reporting the man who killed those in the parade is a black supremacist and Trump hater.  It becomes easy to see why the news media would want to hide the information from their readers.  When the narrative fits, blame the tool (SUV or gun).

Our “news media” is no longer a news media.  That is why I no longer read or watch the “news.”


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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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22 thoughts on “Why People Hate the News Media

  1. rjsmithers

    Fact, do not trust the media. Even when they tell the truth, there will always be a hidden lie somewhere, one they are perpetuating for their own gain.

  2. Gunner Raee

    I gave up long ago on our news media. They lie because the ends justifies the ways. Their ways is to lie, cheat, and steal or anything including murder.

  3. Cassidy John

    WaPo editors should wear their face diapers over their eyes. We’d get better more accurate reporting that way. The virtue signaling ninconpoops. 😎

  4. Max Foster

    I turned off my television news more than 10 years ago and never looked back. I get my news from multiple sources and compare and contrast the coverage of events. That is the only way to see where the biases exist. Plus, you get used to the canned words that are clearly meant to hide something. Like Pravda in the Soviet Union, our news media today is off the rails and no one respects them any more.

    1. Jeff Blackwater

      👍 Good points Max and thanks for your daily comments. Also, everyone, see the Daily Favorites for additional articles of value. Oh, and please have a great holiday. AND, MERRY CHRISTMAS in advance. hahahahahh…. now the thought police will visit my house.

  5. Wendy Holmes

    Thanks Gen. Satterfield for a spot on article … the day after Thanksgiving. I do give thanks that there are plenty of individuals out there, like you, who don’t tolerate lying and twisting the facts. It’s liberal Marxist propaganda and like always it works.

  6. Idiot Savant

    Best part of the article is the last sentence:
    Our “news media” is no longer a news media. That is why I no longer read or watch the “news.”

    1. Linux Man

      Yep, read that too. But the idea that our news media is biased is not new. It’s not that they make same mistakes over and over and do so accidently because of their leftist training in college. It’s that they purposefully lie to bring uneducated folks over to their side and then promise them that the reason they are not doing great is because someone else is exploiting them. Typical Marxist doctrine.

      1. catorenasci

        Marxists, mostly weak and effete, are everywhere but they are easily defeated with commonsense logic.

      2. Dog Man

        Don’t be too surprised Linus Man. It will be a long road back. We have to start somewhere and right here in this blog on leadership by Gen. Satterfield is one place we can begin to turn back the evil tide.

  7. Ronny Fisher

    Great article, Gen. Satterfield. Exposing hypocrites for what they are: scum!

    1. Laughing Monkey

      Hey thanks Jose for bringing up this article. Gen. Satterfield has written on a wide variety of topics. This one, where he talks about leaders encouraging lying is pretty scary.

  8. Rusty D

    Typical liberal bias. Nothing new. But, what I am starting to see are people standing up and calling it out for what it is.

    1. Plato

      Tell the truth, adopt responsibility, and treat others respectfully. That is what Gen. Satterfield tells us and sometimes it is damn hard to respect folks who put no value on the truth and purposefully lie to get others to their side.

      1. Dead Pool Guy

        Yep! But I’m sticking to the philosophy that lying corrupts the soul of a person deeply and thoroughly. Don’t lie and don’t tolerate those who do.

        1. Gil Johnson

          Good point Dead Pool Guy. Thanks. Oh, and best to everyone here as we approach the most important holidays of the year.

        2. Audrey

          The best way to live is by the truth even when the truth hurts… at least people will still respect you if you tell the truth.

    2. McStompie

      Yes, “typical” but strong and powerful. Don’t stop pushing back. Many of them are just spouting talking points and have no idea what they are saying. So use logic and be polite to change their minds. OThers cannot be changed so still talk back but don’t try to convince them, they are lost.


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