Time To Accept That Buzzfeed, Huffpo, Newsweek, Washpo are No Longer
Journalists. They’re Political Activists”
post by Mike LaChance at American
liberal media doesn’t just ask questions and report the news. They shape
the narrative and they have been trying to “get” Trump since he won the
election. It’s time to call them what they are – activists.
Scarry writes at the Washington
truths about the media in 2017
year, new media? Good luck with that.
the first full year of President Trump’s time in office wraps up,
there’s absolutely no indication the national media want to do anything
different, even if there’s every reason they should.
of the major newspapers, the Wall Street Journal’s opinion page stands
alone in providing anything that even looks sort of like a reasonable
perspective on the still-young White House.
Washington Post, New York Times, and USA Today still refuse to employ a
single columnist that won’t begin each piece with anything less than
“Mr. Trump, you are a liar!”
this year had to retract one story and significantly modify a second one
(both were related to Trump and Russia) after it turned out the former
wasn’t supported by any facts (otherwise often referred to as “fiction”)
and the latter was inaccurate to the point of libel.
Ross, with his apparent lifetime tenure at ABC News, was suspended in
early December after he once again reported catastrophically wrong
information about Trump and, of course, Russia…
may be harmless on his own, but when the sea of media decide to rewrite
the standards for covering a presidency, to assume an “attitude,” it’s
time to accept that they’re no longer journalists. They’re activists.
absolutely right and most people have finally caught on to their little