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Monday, November 16, 2020


It just keeps getting worse and worse. Over the past three decades the mainstream media has evolved (possible 'devolved' is a better word) from a moderately objective journalistic enterprise that at least gave the appearance of objectivity to out outright propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. They have become the equivalent of Pravda—completely untrustworthy on a wide variety of political subjects, completely in the tank for the Democrats, and completely devoid of any journalistic ethics. Nothing exemplifies this behavior more than the media's treatment of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal (and the implication the Joe Biden was involved in a pay-to-play arrangement with the Chinese, the Ukrainians, and others).

Glen Greenwald, one of the few remaining true journalists of the left side of the political spectrum, has written a scathing critique of his media colleagues, using the Biden scandal as it's centerpiece. You won't see Greenwald (a progressive) on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, or read his work in the NYT, WaPo, or LAT or any of dozens of left-wing media rags—and that in itself gives him a level of credibility that is noteworthy.

Greenwald writes:

Congressman Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and, not coincidentally, the single most shameless pathological liar in the U.S. Congress by a good margin, appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer on October 16 to discuss The New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s emails ...

Schiff stated definitively that it is: “we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,” adding: “clearly, the origins of this whole smear are from the Kremlin, and the President is only too happy to have Kremlin help in amplifying it.” 

... Schiff, as he usually does when he moves his mouth, was lying ... As he also usually does when he publicly lies, Schiff was merely echoing the propaganda of current and former operatives of the CIA and other arms of the intelligence community who abuse their power to interfere in U.S. domestic politics: the very factions over which the Intelligence Committee run by Schiff is supposed to exercise oversight supervision, not serve as their parrot ... 

Adam Schiff is an inveterate, proven, liar and an embarrassment to the Congress, but this isn't really about him. It about a wholly credulous media that parrots his lies, amplifies them, never, ever challenges his mendacious assertions, and tries to produce a narrative from them that protects their chosen party and candidate. That's beyond dishonest—it's propaganda, and it's absolutely toxic to our democracy.

After providing example after example of propaganda emanating from once-respected major news sources (e.g., WaPo, NYT), Greenwald concludes:

Journalism, in its minimally healthy form, requires evidence before spreading inflammatory accusations about a nuclear-armed power [Russia] and, even more so, speculation designed to discredit evidence of possible misconduct by the front-running candidate [Biden] for the U.S. presidency. But here we have yet another case where purported news outlets — knowing that there is no price to pay professionally or reputationally for publishing evidence-free intelligence agency propaganda as long as it benefits the Party and advances the ideology which they all embrace — casually spread disinformation without the slightest evidentiary basis.

Yet again we find that the most prolific propagators of Fake News and disinformation are not the enemies of the mainstream U.S. media. It is the mainstream U.S. media itself that deceives, propagandizes and spreads disinformation on behalf of the coalition of the intelligence community and the Democratic Party far more than any other faction or entity.

Where is the evidence that Russia was involved in this New York Post story? And how can media outlets who endorsed and spread this and now refuse any self-critique expect anything but distrust and scorn from the public when they do this?

Among Donald Trump's many real, measurable accomplishments, as he (provisionally) is about to leave office, is his continuing critique of what he calls, "The Fake News Media." He is NOT wrong in that characterization nor is he wrong that the Pravda-like behavior of the mainstream media is a real "threat to our democracy."


The mainstream propaganda media speaks with one voice and promulgates only one narrative—the one that makes their Democrat masters happy. Don't believe me? Take a look below:

After Joe Biden's (provisional) victory, the Left decided that four years of #Resistance were enough, and that anyone who might disagree with a pronounced leftist tilt that will assuredly accompany a Biden administration (along with all of the disastrous policies and decisions that accompany that) must capitulate—"HEAL." Hence, the word was send out across the nation. Nah, there's no approved narrative—just look at the diversity of headlines above.