By Chris Rossini
American mainstream media is scraping the bottom of the barrel now. These "journalists" ruined their reputations with the American people during the run-up to the election. That should be bad enough. But now, they're being reprimanded by their masters too! Both President Obama and Hillary Clinton provided verbal spankings over the last couple of days. This is all the media's fault (along with Putin's, of course).
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton (while not taking responsibility for her electoral loss) said that:
"...the press is finally catching up to the facts, which we desperately tried to present to them during the last months of the campaign.”
No one is allowed to see the supposed "facts" of Russian hacking for some reason. But apparently the media was rejecting those "facts" prior to the election.
Why did they reject the "facts" that Hillary's campaign was feeding them? Who knows? Maybe someone will explain it to us someday.
President Obama, for his part, says that the media covered Hillary's email scandal way too much! The Russians were able to do their dirty work thanks to media reporting on all the nefarious activities of the Clinton campaign:
“every little juicy tidbit of political gossip. Including John Podesta’s risotto recipe. This was an obsession that dominated the news coverage. So I do think it’s worth us reflecting how it is that a presidential election of such importance, of such moment, with so many big issues at stake and such a contrast between the candidates, came to be dominated by a bunch of these leaks.”
Oh, what a tangled web we weave...When first we practice to deceive!
The mainstream media is now in a box. The American public thinks that they're a joke, and tune them out. And now the very people who the "journalists" were propagandizing for are kicking dirt in their eyes.
Of course, to anyone without blinders on, Clinton and Obama are way off the mark. The entire run-up to the election was anti-Trump 24/7. Those of us who have been following politics for many years have never seen anything like it. It was so blatant.
It's not that the media didn't do enough for Clinton. They hid as much as they could. But they obviously couldn't ignore everything.
In fact, if this election was held prior to the Internet, Hillary would have won in a landslide. Where would people have found out the truth? Their local library?
So what is the mainstream media to do now? They've shot themselves in the foot and no one is coming to make it better. They're hated on all sides.
Well, they should clean house and bring in actual journalists who are looking for truth and determined to be a check on government. You know, actual watchdogs on people in power.
We all know that's not going to happen.
Instead, since they too live in progressive bubbles, they'll instead say to their masters: "Thank you sir, may I have another," and continue to drive themselves into irrelevancy.
They've already started by making themselves arbiters of what constitutes "fake news."
That will be found in the non-FCC licensed portion of the Internet, as always.