Over and over again we hear the same old common complaints that the mainstream media is just too liberal. Well, that’s what you hear when you are a conservative. In fact, you even have your icons like Sarah Palin out on the stump proclaiming such drivel while trying to get her favorite bigoted orange crayon Donald Trump elected President. We could claim she is deranged, as usual, but the fact remains that there are people who believe her bullshit. Her statement that follows is so unbelievable in a world with anything but a liberal media.
“We don’t have time for all that petty, punk-ass little thuggery stuff that’s been going on with these ‘protesters,’ who are doing nothing but wasting your time and trying to take away your First Amendment rights,” she said. “And the media being on the thugs’ side-what the heck are you guys thinking, media?”
Not only is this statement racist as hell, but it’s wrong. The media is against Trump because there are claims he is inciting violence at his rallies, and the media should be standing up for people who are being thrown out for peaceful protests. Other Presidential candidates have faced similar protests this year, but none have been shoved or struck while being led out.
But, let’s get back to what’s wrong with the media. I don’t need to point out to anyone who reads the insightful articles of Contemptor — and especially of Justin Baragona — that many of them are focused on the media. The media often panders to its guests, fails to call them out for their lies or blatant twisting of facts, and generally ignores many of the issues that people should be informed on because the people who own the station don’t want people to hear about it. Some would say that Fox News is the worst for this sort of behavior, but every single major news source in this country does this now.
If we had a traditional “liberal” media, this wouldn’t be allowed to happen because they are supposed to follow the rules of journalism which would require the news agencies to do their homework on things that matter. A great article that points out what I am talking about was written by David Akadjian at Daily Kos. If we had a liberal media in this country, there are so many more things that we would know about that the news would cover.
Just for starters, we would hear about jobs, economics, campaign financing, and wealth inequality. We wouldn’t just hear short little bytes about it either. We’d actually get to hear in-depth stories that would detail how these things are affecting our country and our people. This is the job of the news media of a country. To inform the people of a nation what is important for them to know. Not the stupid reality television focus that we have where nothing important is ever discussed.
This is just another example of how we are dumbing down our populace. If we make sure that those who were supposed to keep us on our toes and informed have no reason to do so and make sure their jobs are reliant on getting good ratings without having to rely on the pesky truth thing, why would they do it anymore? After those who try to remain steadfast in their duty lose their jobs or quit, the others will fall in line, and the “liberal” media will die. The conservatives just like to use that line to convince their own that other news outlets are against them when their own people are acting way out of the realm of decency.