In hundreds, maybe thousands of ways, large and small, every day, the mainstream media advances its slanted narratives.
For example, I just saw this in a Times piece about the BBC:
[T]wo billionaire media moguls are hatching plans for 24-hour news channels that would be politically opinionated, bringing the model of Fox News to a market dominated by the BBC’s studied impartiality.
The Fox News model! Not, say, the MSNBC model, or the CNN model, or the CBS, ABC, NBC models of fake “objectivity” slanted Left that made Fox News necessary, or even the New York Times model, but the Fox News model, because that’s where the fake news comes from!
And the BBC is anything but impartial.
This next one is a classic. Here’s a Times piece supposedly “debunking” conspiracy theories pushed by the President making this argument:
In the same Fox News interview, Mr. Trump said he believed “some very stupid rich people” had been financing the racial justice protests that took place in Washington last week and around the country in recent months. The unsupported idea echoes claims spread online for months that George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, was funding protests against police brutality. Mr. Soros has for years been cast as an anti-conservative villain by a loose network of activists and political figures on the right and has become a convenient boogeyman for many different conspiracies, including that he “owns” antifa and Black Lives Matter groups. Open Society Foundations, a philanthropic organization that Mr. Soros founded, has donated to Black Lives Matter in the past. But so have many other public figures, including Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Prince, just weeks before he died.
Do you see what the Times reporters Davey Alba and Ben Decker did there, abetted by an unethical editor? The President said “very stupid rich people,”which is true. They wrote that he obviously meant Soros, then they they debunk what they assumed he meant! Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Prince are still within in the President’s description, in his view, of “very stupid rich people.”
That’s just astoundingly dishonest and incompetent journalism.
Hundreds, maybe thousands of ways, large and small, every day…
UPDATE: Here’s another one. A headline at the Daily Caller:
“Fox News Corroborates Claim That President Trump Insulted Veterans, Fallen Soldiers and John McCain”
No! Fox news corroborated that the anonymous officials the Atlantic Monthly quoted about what the President allegedly said two years ago made the claim, that’s all. That doesn’t prove the President said any of it, or corroborate the claim by the un-named officials. He denies it; others who were with him deny it.
Fox saying it “corroborated” what Trump said is flat out false. If someone tells NBC I’m an anteater, and I deny it, then ABC talks to the same lunatic who says I’m an anteater and he repeats his accusation, did ABC corroborate that I’m an anteater?