Remember Dan Rather? He was a superstar reporter for CBS who allowed a progressive political agenda to get in the way of solid reporting. Rather didn't like George W. Bush—not a bit. So when he was presented with a clearly fraudulent letter indicating that Bush has tried to avoid air national guard service, he ran with it. There was only one problem—it was what we now call "fake news." Rather was forced to resign from CBS. To this day, he claims he was right in his crusade against the GOP president.
We're seeing an awful lot of Rather-like activity in the main stream media. Don Surber presents a compendium of only some of the many "fake news," anti-Trump stories that the Democrat's trained hamsters in the media have aired and published during the first month on 2017. Here's a snippet (links are provided in the original article):
The Washington Post reported: "The head of the D.C. National Guard, Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, said Friday that he has been ordered removed from his command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president."I have on numerous occasions noted that the media is no longer trustworthy. The unhinged reaction to Trump by a significant percentage of supposed "journalists" does nothing to change that perception.
Turned out this was standard operating procedure.
The Sunday Times of London reported Trump would meet with Putin at a summit at Reykjavik. That was a lie.
Bloomberg reported Trump said NATO was obsolete. He meant its mission, and he also said NATO was “very important to me.”
CNN said Nancy Sinatra was upset that "My Way" would be sung at Trump's inauguration. She tweeted: "That's not true. I never said that. Why do you lie, CNN?"
Time magazine's reporter tweeted Trump removed Martin Luther King's bust from the Oval Office. False. Two minutes later he apologized.
CBS News: "Most protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will face felony rioting charges, federal prosecutors say."
Masked people throwing rocks and burning a limo are not protesting. They are rioting.
Then there were the two headlines on January 23. CNN at 7:30 p.m.: "US investigating Flynn calls with Russian diplomat."
Washington Post at 8 p.m.: "FBI reviewed Flynn’s calls with Russian ambassador but found nothing illicit."
That was quick.
But it's not only fake news, which is often discredited in social media and other on-line sources. It's also omission—that is, important stories that are simply omitted from reporting in main stream media outlets.
As an example, consider the on-going problems that uncontrolled immigration from the Middle East has caused throughout Western Europe. Reports of serious crime, sexual assault, rioting, and the like, not to mention continuing arrests associated with Islamic terror cells are at best under-reported and typically, receive no coverage whatsoever in U.S. main stream media. That's because these stories do not coincide with the prevailing narrative that Middle Eastern immigration presents no threat whatsoever.
The main stream media is sick and dying. That's unfortunate, but in this case, the patient has no one to blame but itself.