Friday, August 26, 2016

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA


What ever happened to the desire of journalism students to report with integrity? How did the mainstream press allow themselves to be "tyrannized into homogeneity"


Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

The mainstream media has chosen to commit suicide. . . . "My only quibble with Michael [Goodwin]* is that I doubt that the MSM had much credibility before it began its ambush of Trump, though for a certitude it has now gone beyond the point of no return. As he says, the MSM’s “reputations will likely never recover, nor will the standards. No future producer, editor, reporter or anchor can be expected to meet a test of fairness when that standard has been trashed in such willful and blatant fashion.” This is a historic moment. Mainstream Americans will continue their migration to the Internet. That is their alternative and in using it they will continue the steady bankruptcy of the news organizations of MSM.
"Their abandonment of the standards for fairness and accuracy is completely willful." . . .
The MSM is aroused by Trump’s words but unbothered about actions that Clinton has actually taken. They seem to think that Trump’s misfired jokes or loosely formulated statements are more dangerous to the commonweal than Clinton’s decisions with her e-mails and her mendacious cover-ups.  Emphasis added. 
*American journalism is collapsing before our eyes  . . . "The shameful display of naked partisanship by the elite media is unlike anything seen in modern America." . . .
Media Bias Stains
comicallyincorrect/media-reeks-of-bias
More on this: 
Mob Attacks , er..."harshly confronts" Trump Supporters, Burns U.S. Flag   " 'Video filmed by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is simply revolting. It shows supporters being terrorized. But the newspaper dismissed the facts in its own video and said the Trump supporters were just “harshly confronted.'”
"This video at another occasion shows the news cameraman setting up his shot with the protester:"

"Tom Coburn wasn’t having any of Chuck Todd’s bias. The former Republican Senator appeared on MSNBC, Thursday, to discuss Hillary Clinton’s speech on the so-called alt-right movement. After Todd repeatedly pushed Todd on Republican connections to extremism, Coburn called out the network’s liberal spin: “That's just like saying if somebody hires you, Chuck, and NBC's viewpoint, politically, is far left anyway, so, therefore, it’s bad because you work for [NBC].' ”   Emphasis in the original

Politico’s Attack On GOP Candidate Shows What’s Wrong With Media   Brief outline of the column being quoted:

"Here’s why Caputo’s distemperate performance doesn’t look as good as he seems to fervently believe."

1) Uneven savageness against powerful

2) A political reporter should not be a campaign operative.

3) Uncivil defensiveness

4) Cross your t’s and dot your i’s

End quote.

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