CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, and the Washington Post are just a select handful of mainstream media outlets that deserve the slow, agonizing death they have coming to them.
Over the last two years, they have actively participated in a hoax on the American people that was unpatriotic, elitist, deceptive, and downright treasonous. We’ve seen reporters compare it to the weapons of mass destruction fiasco of the early Iraq War, but honestly, there’s never been anything like this in American history. With the WMDs, journalists were merely reporting on the intelligence they were getting from the State Department. With this Russian collusion story, major media outlets were simply making it up as they went along.
Sunday, with the first details of the Mueller report having been passed on to Congress, the media’s conspiracy theories crumbled as quickly as you would expect. Unfortunately, very few in the media have realized it yet. That’s to their great detriment. There is probably no way to salvage what’s left of the MSM’s reputation at this point, but it is at least worth a try. We need to see corporate-level mea culpas. We need to see mass firings. We need to see apologies on every broadcast of Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Chris Matthews, Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, and Joy Reid, to name but a few. We need full page – nay, full ISSUE – apologies from the major east coast newspapers. That would only begin what the left likes to call “the healing process.” Would it work? Could it work, at this late date?
Well, it’s really not worth speculating about, because it’s not going to happen. The media is determined to go down with its own ship.
“If there’s no media reckoning for what they did, don’t ever complain again when people attack the media as ‘Fake News’ or identify them as one of the country’s most toxic and destructive forces,” wrote The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald.
Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi made the WMD comparison, but acknowledged that “the sheer scale of the errors and exaggerations this time around dwarfs the last mess.”
But those are two liberal journalists in a sea of dishonest peddlers of nonsense.
For the rest of the media, Sunday and Monday were business as usual. Instead of waiting for the Mueller investigation to finish, we’re now waiting to see the full report. Instead of waiting for the full report, we’re waiting for Democrats in Congress to carry out their oversight investigations. Instead of waiting for Congress, we’re counting on the Southern District of New York. Surely someone, somewhere, somehow will bring this evil president down for the crimes we KNOW he committed. We know it because we’ve been saying it for two years!
President Donald Trump told the country that the fake news media was the enemy of the people. Only a fool could still believe otherwise.