“I’m With the Media, Screw You,” the late Newsweek bureau chief Ginny Carroll publicly admitted on C-Span to wearing at the 1992 GOP convention, neatly summing up her industry’s attitude to conservatives, their audience, and the truth. At Big Journalism today, John Nolte has a must-read “Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons to Distrust & Despise the Media,” a chronological look back at how the MSM as lied about some of the biggest events of the last two decades.
From NBC News rigging a pick-up truck in 1992 to explode on impact with another vehicle and Newsweek spiking the Lewinsky scandal in 1998, to the L.A. Times assisting Barack Obama by burying the Rashid Khalidi tape a decade later, and George Stephanopoulos burying his contributions to his former employer’s slush fund earlier this month.
Plus 44 other examples of media malfeasance, from some of the biggest names in news, many of whom still hold themselves out as being “objective,” a reactionary vestigial boast held over from the FDR-era, during the the days where there were only three national radio networks.
These days, as Elizabeth Price Foley wrote this morning at Instapundit, “Mainstream media has died. RIP. All that’s left now is a bunch of progressive/liberal zombies out for ideological flesh. Most people know better than to listen to them anymore.”
Well, except for those millions of everyday hard working voters who get their only news from TV at 6:00 or 11:00 PM.
Which is why the lies go on:
— AJ Delgado (@AJDelgado13) May 19, 2015
(And yes, the far left Salon did eventually add an “alleged” to its headline, but only after being called out.)