Inside the media’s relentless crusade to destroy President Trump

The president regularly blasts the media for reporting “fake news” but when you see the evidence, it’s hard to argue with him. (Stefani Reynolds – CNP/MEGA)

 

by Kimberley Strassel

October 13, 2019

Since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, the mainstream media has shed its once-noble mission — the pursuit of the truth — and instead adopted a new purpose: to take down the president. In an excerpt from her new book, “Resistance at All Costs: How Trump Haters are Breaking America,” out Tuesday, KIMBERLEY STRASSEL examines how far the press will go in its relentless crusade . . .

Last week The Washington Post revealed the alarming news that House Democrats were considering having their anonymous “whistleblower” testify from a remote location, and in disguise. Just as shocking as the details of this plan was the justification the Post ladled on this Democratic effort to hide impeachment information from the public.

It explained, high up in the story, that the cloak-and-dagger approach was merely Democrats expressing “distrust of their GOP colleagues, whom they see as fully invested in defending a president who has attacked the whistleblower’s credibility and demanded absolute loyalty from Republicans.”

This, from a newspaper with a tagline of “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”

Maybe the better journalistic epitaph is: Democracy dies in bias. How did journalism get here?

I’ve never engaged much in media criticism, because it’s almost too obvious. Yes, the mainstream media is liberal and biased. But at least in the past, that bias was largely a function of insularity. Most reporters weren’t even fully aware they were prejudiced politically; everyone they worked and socialized with held the same left-of-center views.

That’s changed in the age of Trump. The press has embraced its bias, joined the Resistance and declared its allegiance to one side of a partisan war. It now openly declares those who offer any fair defense of this administration as Trump “enablers.” It writes off those who question the FBI or Department of Justice actions in 2016 as “conspiracy” theorists. It acts as willing scribes for Democrats and former Obama officials; peddles evidence-free accusations; sources stories from people with clear political axes to grind; and closes its eyes to clear evidence of government abuse.

This media war is extraordinary, overt and increasingly damaging to the country.

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Published on October 13, 2019 at 8:48 am by Voice Over

Comments

October 13, 2019 - 11:37 am

obiwan

Bill Clinton deregulated media ownership in the US in the 90s effectively handing over control of the United States media to large multinationals corporations with no allegiance to the United States. This is the result.

Are you a tinpot dictator getting a headache from running a State TV operation to brainwash your citizens? AT&T can help with their CNN International division. They can set up a turnkey propaganda operation with slick graphics and talking heads leveraging the power of the CNN brand. Need to target your opponents with a professional 24/7 smear campaign? CNN has you covered.


October 13, 2019 - 2:30 pm

13

From the night where John King stared at his audience in disbelief the media has gone all in on its disgusting campaign to overturn a democratically elected president.
Kudos to DJT for weathering a onslaught of propaganda by the MSM that has been so over the top they will never be taken seriously again. They dont get it. They have LOST ALL credibility.
The same thing on a much smaller scale has occurred in Canada with the media trying hard to get Trudeau re elected. When you become that biased, that fraudulent, there is no going back.


October 14, 2019 - 6:16 am

Rob Wilson

Personally, I dont think their is any conspiracy to rid Trump of his job. Why wont he release his tax returns? Why does he lie so much? Why didnt he serve his country in the military? He is a racist, hired one token black guy in a high position. Building a huge wall wont do any good, havent we learned anything from world history. The economy will decide his future, nothing else.


October 14, 2019 - 11:07 am

Poly Tics

Rob Wilson: Which mockingbird media outlets do you get your news from ?
When you fail to have a credible argument, don’t forget to use the word “racist”.


October 14, 2019 - 11:51 am

Ernie W

Wow! this dude Rob has fallen hook, line and sinker from the fake news networks, cnn, msnbc, nbc, abc, cbs and PBS who all provide round the clock coverage of lies, and deception of President Trump, without any regret. Rob, why don’t open your eyes and see what this president has done and accomplished in his first term in office. Over 6 Million jobs, which Globalists Obama, Bush and Clinton caused during their terms in office, which is to bring america down. Brought taxes down, manufacturers who left the country during the last 20 years are returning to America. By the way, a Nation is not a Nation without walls. The Holy Book says that. It seems to me Rob is another snowflake, believes everything he is told, and not willing to do his own investigation. As for Trumps taxes, I could give a shit about that, I’m more interested in seeing Hillary’s 33,000 emails she deleted. The corruption of the Clinton, Clinton Foundation, how they ripped off Haiti… exposing satanic pedophilia and child trafficking are what connect these evil and wicked people. Trump is Draining the Swamp, and that is why they hate him so much. The ones who scream the loudest are the ones who fear the most. There will be politicians going to Gitmo for a long, long time, or be executed for Treason. The Storm is upon us. It’s not about right verses left, it’s about Globalism verses Nationalism. Trump is a Nationalist, just like Maxime Bernier of the Peoples Party of Canada is also a Nationalist, a true Canadian patriot, whereas Trudeau, Scheer, Singh and May are all Globalists.


October 14, 2019 - 8:22 pm

BMCQ

Rob

In between the very large glasses of CNN Kool Aid you are taking in I suggest you take a few minutes to watch and listen to the attachment of Poly Tics above .

Even that will more than likely not awaken you but one never knows, miracles can happen .


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