The media’s leftward bias has been obvious for decades even as “journalists” denied their alignment with the Democratic Party. No honest person took Chris Cillizza’s 2016 claim that “reporters don’t root for a side. Period” to be true. All we’ve ever asked for is an admission from the media that it worked for the Democrats. We’re a little closer to that today.
Tuesday’s headline in the Daily Caller brought the light: “Major News Outlets Say They’re Ditching Objectivity In The Name Of ‘Diversity.’” The story beneath the headline tells us that, after interviewing more than 75 ”media leaders to gauge how the industry views the concept of ‘objectivity,’” a couple of big names in the press offered some guidelines for their colleagues.
The pair argued, said the Daily Caller, “that journalists should include their own beliefs, biases, and experiences to convey truth, and that journalistic objectivity was either unrealistic or undesirable.”
The two men who made the recommendation? Former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward. MORE
Perhaps the word “news” should get a new definition. Liberal B.S. would more accurately define them and what they spread. They have all become the View. No truth, just what they believe.
If anyone here didn’t have that figured out by the Obama era then I’m riding on the short bus.
The first phrase of the first sentences absolutely true. What we called “The Press” 70 years ago has always been bigoted, anti American. Or , at least, has been so bigoted since 1950. My ability duo read and understand before 1950 was inadequate to recognize connotative bigotry.
By that I mean subtle bigotry; oblique bigotry.
The first truly great bigot was „. Cronkite and his “Ugly Americans” proopagnda/”News” broadcasts starting the year I mentioned 1950. Cronkite’s bigotry was well rewarded both by CBS ($) and his peers(awards). By 1952 the Camel Caravan’s Swazey was fabricating “Ugly Americans” “news”. When I started high school the “Huntley Brinkley” report was also on the “Ugly Americans” team.
None of these shows could find reasons Americans were good people (I am Sure they in fact did BUT CENSORED THEM!) But over and over we got to see how American were bad!
I , as my CAR papers showed 70 years ago, am a descendant of 3men signing the Declaration. I grew up loving The Constitution and therefore America. Loved the conservative, Dem, union president 75 year ago. Voted for him as R 9 times. Would be delighted to do so again.
I AM BIGOTED FOR AMERICA!
I remember changing the VHF channels (click, click, click) on the news back in the 80s – 3 (NBC) – 5 (ABC) – 8 (CBS) and seeing the same thing on all of them… almost like they had the same talking points… hmmmmmmmmm.
It took a while.
We had 4 state Broadcasters : CBC, CBC Radio, CBC Francophone, CBC Radio Francophone.
But then Justine Turdette gave over $600 Million to the “independents” CTV, Global, a few others so Now we are Batting 1000.
Cream of Bullshit Soup EVERY DAY!
The internet, back in the 90s, blew the Bought & Paid For, Knee-Pad Media out of the water with so-called “conspiracy theories”… and NOW we now know how true they really were!
Fake Newsrooms Are Now Officially Democrats’ Propaganda Operations.
The 90s were the real catalyst to the MSM becomming what it is today. HFC Technology (Hybrid, Fiber, Cable) brought about a huge improvement in quality and bandwith and enabled CMTS data to be delivered to homes. The Internet became real and took off from there. That delivered quite a blow to the Broadcasters which ultimately forced their hand to embrace the money and favors that democRATs threw at them. Pretty much the same thing happened to Newspapers at the same time, many of which were bought up by rich elites who turned them into personal blogs.
Back in 9th grade English (1954) we were taught how to read a newspaper (The New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor, both considered to be the least biased papers) and how to be aware of “weighted words”
@ paracelsus FEBRUARY 3, 2023 AT 10:47 AM
I advise people to replace “may” with “may not” while reading any newspaper and/or listening to any broadcast. The literal meaning will not be changed one damn bit, but the ideological manipulation being employed becomes immediately evident.
It naturally follows that anything that may be true or may happen also may not be true or may not happen. not only is it not unfair, it is the very best way to read or listen and get full value when considering anything presented from a “conservative perspective” as well.