No Vox did not actually watch “The Interview” to get their facts, but it was almost as bad as they were citing a New York Times article. In the NYT article they seem paint a much rosier picture of the economy of North Korea than what know to be the established facts about that economy. In essence their argument for putting this bright shiny spin on the North Korean economic outlook… the economy used to really really suck, but now it sucks slightly less.
Alternative facts, fake news, really fake news and CNN. It seems that there has been an all-out assault on the truth for the last nine years. The difference now is that it seems that there are plenty of media outlets and individuals that don’t seem to care anymore if they are caught mishandling the truth and we now live in an age where narrative is far more important than truth.
Congressman Ted Lieu fired off the following tweet to the President, “Dear @realDonaldTrump: This was the bigly crowd at my Town Hall tonight. They don’t like you. #ImWithTed” and then added a picture of the event. Of course since good old Ted is a Democrat and it is an event where they are not breaking anything, ‘bigly’ means less than 300 people with 6 empty seats.
A recent study by the Media Research Center found that from inauguration to April 9th the coverage on the Trump administration was 89% negative. This is quite a swing from the previous “scandal free” administration which was actually full of scandals, but the mainstream media was complicit in their lack of coverage. No the case for Liberal media bias is so convincing that even long term Democrats are beginning to notice, but at almost 90% negative coverage it would be hard to miss it.
You ever watch a video online and have to double check that it is not fake. I was watching video from MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with anchor Lawrence O’Donnell and I began to wonder if maybe the first successful brain transplant had been performed between O’Donnell and Alex Jones. If you have read my blog for any length of time then you know I have issues when mundane events are explained with overly complex and dramatic conspiracy theories because while they can be entertaining they are just lazy thinking in the way that they hammer square facts into round story holes.
On the day that several news sources all confirmed that Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice was the person responsible for the unmasking of American citizens in intelligence reports, one has to wonder why so many of the left leaning media outlets refused to run the story or worse set out to report the story in a manner to downplay its significance. Many “so called journalist” like our buddy Don Lemon even went as far to lecture their viewers on why this was a non-story and immediately went right back to the Trump – Russia well.
Evelyn Farkas a former Obama administration Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense gave a March 2nd interview to Morning Joe’s Mika Brezezinski. The topic of their discussion surrounded The New York Times article which described the Obama Administration’s mad scramble to uncover and disseminate information that they felt would be damaging to the incoming administration in the waning days of their time in office.
And here you have it. In Koppel’s world view most Americans are unable to tell the difference between opinion journalism and what he considers fact based journalism. The problem is many of the mainstream media organizations have been agenda driven for many years. I can watch Sean Hannity and I know exactly what I am going to get out of his show because he is upfront and unabashed about his conservative viewpoint. He never calls himself a journalist.
So let me see if I have this correct. Liberal Logic is that putting someone on a list for enhanced monitoring is bad if it is a refugee coming to this country from an area where there is a degree of risk that a terrorist would infiltrate their ranks and good when it is a U.S. Citizen exercising their second amendment rights.