The American media can't stop discrediting itself:
One of my favorite things about the Trump era is how it has totally unmasked the media as the partisan hacks they are. Not too long ago, most Americans believed that the MSM was generally fair, accurate and objective. Most people lead busy lives, they don't read blogs or pay hyper close attention to the news, and they naively believed the MSM was giving it to them straight.
I discovered this in 2012, after one of my daughters had surgery on her legs, and she had to go through many months of physical therapy. I got to know her physical therapist -- a former Navy guy who seemed fairly conservative -- pretty well.
Right after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, I mentioned that there was something weird going on with the story and the media seemed to be pushing a false narrative.
I'm sure most of you recall how the media pig-piled on Mitt Romney for criticizing the Obama administration's response to the attack. At the same time, they were also pushing the administration's BS line about the the whole thing being the result of a demonstration over an anti-Mohammed YouTube video. (Try to imagine them carrying the Trump administration's water if they ever came up with such a nonsensical story.)
I -- like I'm sure most of you PJ Media readers (because we're political junkies) -- was immediately suspicious.
The physical therapist told me he trusted the MSM's reporting on the story because they generally give you the straight and objective truth.
I was blown away.
What could I say? It had taken years of observing the media closely for me to understand how biased it is. There was no way I was going to be able to convince him in one PT session and I didn't even try.
After two years of covering Trump, they've done a much better job of convincing guys like my daughter's physical therapist that they can't be trusted to give them unbiased news than I ever could have.