[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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