Tuesday, May 26, 2020

K-Mac Reduces The Doughey Pantload & Co. To Pearl-Clutching And Name-Calling

My word! Why, if that insolent little trollop (get it? troll-op? get it?) had said that to Sam Donaldson and me, why, there'd have been hell to pay REEEEEEEEE!
   The DP's face got so red I thought he was going to blow a gasket.
   Here's the way it is: the news media--including, I suppose, Fox News, at least to some extent--has become a collection of DNC propaganda organs. They refuse to even cover what is, apparently, at least the biggest political scandal since Watergate. It's probably bigger than Watergate. It's certainly much bigger than Russiagate, given that Russiagate was a hoax--and this scandal is about the previous administration fabricating that hoax. Russiagate was their number one story for more than two years. The NYT has admitted "building its newsroom" around Russigate. Now actual evidence of an actual scandal has been revealed...and the media's response has been a combination of (a) ignoring it and (b) ridiculing it. That ridicule has commonly taken the form of calling it a "conspiracy theory"...which it is in the literal sense that it's a theory to the effect that there was a major conspiracy. Russiagate was also a conspiracy theory--but in both senses: (a) it was a theory about a conspiracy, and (b) it was laughably, preposterously false. But the media never called it a conspiracy theory. Even after it was proven to be one. 
   Look. Unless I'm missing something, the permissibility of McEnany's  actions depends on whether or not she's right--whether there are important questions that the press is refusing to address. And: she is right. There is no doubt that she's right. This is not a close call. There's is no real question here. The press is failing to meet its journalistic obligations. Because it's not composed of journalists anymore. It's Pravda, except every day it's the same headline: Orange Man Bad. 
   Maybe Russiagategate will turn out to be a big misunderstanding. That's fine. What's not fine is "news" organizations refusing to even investigate what could be the biggest U.S. political scandal in at least 50 years.
   Or, y'know what? Maybe this is good. Maybe this would be an opportunity to shout from the rooftops that the news media isn't about news anymore. That's fine. They want to be propagandists? That's their right. But it needs to be made clear to everyone that that's what they actually are.


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