The left-leaning mainstream media – which has in the life of this blog:
- embraced (and still embraces) a “fake” but “accurate” story about George Bush’s Air Guard service that sported faked documents and references to officers who had retired from the service by the time they signed the purported document
- Actively colluded with the Hillary Clinton campaign and is actively and quite publicly looking for ways to sandbag the incoming Administration
- Faked “research” about firearm defense, and done is so badly lil’ ol’ me was able to shred it by my lonesome…
Perhaps because of paragraphs like this (emphasis added by me):
“What I think is so unsettling about the fake news cries now is that their audience has already sort of bought into this idea that journalism has no credibility or legitimacy,” said Angelo Carusone, the president of Media Matters, a liberal group that polices the news media for bias. “Therefore, by applying that term to credible outlets, it becomes much more believable.”
Media Matters is a Soros-funded propaganda mill. It is a “media watchdog” only to the extent that an attack-PR firm is a watchdog of anything; relentlessly scouring media for congruence with liberal chanting points with all the grace of a German funk band.
Others see a larger effort to slander the basic journalistic function of fact-checking. Nonpartisan websites like Snopes and Factcheck.org have found themselves maligned when they have disproved stories that had been flattering to conservatives.
Neither is non-partisan.
While I think good reporting is essential to a representative Republic, I think our current mainstream media will not be the ones to perform any kind of “good reporting”. The sooner it goes out of business, the better for democracy.