The Sad Saga of the Media


Ours is a diseased media – Guest post by Mustang who also spins some great tales at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

You know, if this wasn’t pathetic, it might make you laugh aloud. Recently, the New York Times claimed to have leaked a ‘secret’ gloom and doom climate change report; one that President Trump was trying to keep away from the public. Included in the article was the ever-present sniping at anyone who hasn’t swallowed the Gore lies and distortions. Now …um … the British scientist who completed this report wonders, how could the New York Times leak a report that was available to the public since the study went through the review process?

Is this an example of shoddy journalism, a careless attempt at fake news, or is it the very best example of leftist humor?

I would love to be able to peek under the covers, wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t you love to know who and what are behind these slapdash attempts to smear President Trump and/or his administration? Don’t you love all my conspiracy theories, noting of course that if people are out to get you, then you aren’t paranoid?

Why would the NYT (ostensibly responsible to profit-motivated stockholders) waste ink and space on such a dumb article/accusation as this? Particularly one so easily debunked. I think the answer is that it doesn’t matter. Someone is paying them to do it. I have no idea what the costs are of doing this, but I do know that a full-page advertisement in the NYT costs $150,000 (if done in black and white) —and you know, that is such a paltry sum of money to someone like Georgie Soros, or any number of other communist rats.

What I would love to see happen is someone from the Washington Examiner or New York Post do an expose on the behind-the-scenes antics of the American left. Tell us what happened, who is paying for it, and then let us be done with this mish-mash about how journalists on the left are really looking out for America’s best interests.

It is long past the time for Americans to begin holding the news media responsible for their nonsense. Why have we allowed the NYT to get away with such things as: plagiarism, failure to print the truth about famine in the Ukraine, or the Duke University Lacrosse fiasco, or delayed publication of the NSA’s warrantless surveillance of the American people?

I think it’s a market-share game that results on the print media preying upon its readers. As a case in point, the NYT printed stories on fashion news that was actually promoting its advertisers. Admittedly, no one has ever accused the New York Times of honesty.

I believe the NYT already knows that the number of people who read their rag is but a small percentage of the overall population (estimated between 650,000 to just over one million —in a city of just under 9 million inhabitants), but those who do read it are addicted to leftism and they’ll keep coming back for more —no matter how dishonest the stories are. Similarly, CNN and MSNBC pander to a peculiar audience, which is to say people sufficiently stupid to buy into communist social policy, and as equally senseless in buying products offered by their advertisers.

Well, to summarize, these are the millions of Americans who have long warmed to the idea of forgiving women who flush their babies down toilets. The way I see it, they are beyond redemption. Finally, in speaking about journalists, my good friend Kid” put up a video the other day. In the video, a Russia’s foreign minister enters the press room and prepares to answer questions. Before he takes his seat, however, American [ita non sit vox designativa] Reporter Andrea Mitchell begins to screech out questions. Perturbed, the foreign minister asked if her behavior was an example of her up-bringing. Good for him!

The video caused me to look more closely at Mitchell. My conclusion is that she is woefully unqualified to do the job for which she is being paid. She has a degree in English Literature, and while this may confirm her literacy, she is still as dumb as a box of rocks. If you wanted to get someone to respond to questions, and if those answers were ever to end up as a headline, then wouldn’t you want to approach that person with politeness? This incident, by the way, makes me wonder if the Russian foreign minister ever again allowed Mitchell back into the press gallery.

I hope not.

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18 Responses to “The Sad Saga of the Media”

  1. hocuspocus13 Says:

    …and thus

    I burn Candles
    Stir a Brew
    and
    Howl at the Moon

    Have a Beautiful Saturday 😊

    Liked by 4 people

    • Mustang Says:

      Wine and chocolate works, too. All those rumors you hear about too much of either of these isn’t good for you is a liberal lie.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Brittius Says:

      I do the same but it involves a jug of moonshine.
      (In Memory of Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton)

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Simply Linda Says:

    My favorite show at the present moment is Jesse Watters on Saturday evenings, want to see true idots and stupid folks, our education system is in a mess with these young folks not even knowing basic History. The MSM is really sad. As for getting real news versus fake, one has to read more than 3 news sites to get it, a wide variety of news, including foreign news. AND only then can one make a heads or tails, but that is asking people to do “homework”, unfort. most of these folks rather visit FB or YouTube or other social media. I am so glad that I recently graduated from a college where my conservative ideology was never shot down, and I am hoping in the spring when I attend a top notch that will again, be the case, something tells me no. Sad, sad, sad…education is all about opening ones mind, unfort. the nonsense is real and one really has to have a good foundation not to believe and question other ideologies (referring back to Peters comment). It really does take a good footing to survive. Obama has really left this country in a mess…and some of that blame has to be also placed on prior administrations as well (thinking of the North Korea situation).

    Anyways, great post Mustang. Agree Peter and Brittius.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Mustang Says:

      If I were the parent of a student at one of these so-called ivy-league schools, and this child demonstrated to everyone in America during a Watters interview that s/he was a blinking moron, I would cancel any further funding for his or her education and sue the school for malpractice.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Simply Linda Says:

        Funny, we say the same thing. Luckly, I’m 50 yrs. Old and not impressionable or be brainwashed , lolol.

        Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        Linda… we shall talk in a couple of years and see!! Congrats by the way.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Brittius Says:

    I’m waiting for the MSM to begin chanting to get the drones in pace; Repeat after me: “Gatorade, it has electrolytes”. (Movie- Idiocracy)

    Liked by 5 people

    • Mustang Says:

      I think the left (MSM) excel in talking points … and especially when everyone memorizes them.

      Liked by 3 people

  4. petermc3 Says:

    Thank god for amazon firestick and netflix at $8.50 p/mo which has replaced $250 p/mo cable!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Mustang Says:

      I’m in England just now; you would seethe to note how the programming on PBS-America continually denigrates Americans, and in case you were wondering, BBC competes with MSNBC over who can hate Trump the most. Here, they even use four lettered words as noun-modifiers. So, I’ve given up television; what I do is read books.

      Liked by 2 people

      • petermac3 Says:

        You can’t possibly be in England. There is no England anymore.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Mustang Says:

        Yeah, you’re right … I’m in the UK.

        Liked by 3 people

  5. petermc3 Says:

    This old hag is a fine example of today’s stereotypical “liberal” “journalist” tainted by his/her preconceived judgement of everyone and everything and granting no quarter to opposing viewpoints.
    Todays progressive/socialist/marxist/communists universities and its professors are turning on its head facism not unlike the left’s perversion of “liberal.”
    lib·er·al (lĭb′ər-əl, lĭb′rəl)
    adj.
    1.
    a. Favoring reform, open to new ideas, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; not bound by traditional thinking; broad-minded. See Synonyms at broad-minded.
    HELLO!!!! Everything the wrinkly old “LIBERAL” Andrea Mitchell and her ilk are not.

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    • Mustang Says:

      What I find amusing is the notion that if the communist slime Andrea Mitchell were a reporter during the Russian Revolution, the soviets would have taken her out and stood her against the wall. She’s up there with Rosy O’Donnell, who tweets bad things about President Trump while wearing pig ears and a pig nose. Well, at least she’s consistent.

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  6. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Article is a grand slam. The reduction of IQ levels is their goal. Around here, news reporters on the streets, always interview imbeciles. Bird brains that will spew whatever is on the tip of their tongue, without thinking. People viewing the idiocy, then start doing the same thing.
    Actually, the only television I watch, is a tiny bit of news, and a whole lot of horse racing. Even the hunting programs, with exception of one or two presenters, has been reduced to imbeciles and idiots.

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    • Mustang Says:

      You wrote, “The reduction of IQ levels is their goal.” You are exactly right, and all one has to do is take a gander at the American educational system to see this is true.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Brittius Says:

        Thank you, and I agree with you, that the educational system, long has had those issues. Decades ago, people were prepared for the real world before they graduated high school. College graduates back then were near brilliant. Suddenly, everyone goes to college but few can read or write. They know nothing, in fact they know about eighth grade material, and they all want more schooling without any compass of what they are doing or where they are going. Colleges refuse to expel the deadbeat students because of tuition payments, and if an educator is in question, they have the protection of a civil service system and a union.

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