In an article published Monday at Breitbart.com, John Hayward told the so-called “mainstream media,” known here as the “Democrat-media complex,” that they made DeepStateGate happen with their “thinly-sourced scuttlebutt” from their pals in the Obama regime.
You made DeepStateGate happen, mainstream media. You ran thinly-sourced scuttlebutt from your old pals in the Obama administration to keep your precious “Russia stole the election from Hillary!” narrative alive. You led your readers to believe it was all hard news, based on solid intel from trustworthy sources. As I noted on Sunday, sometimes you buried “this is all groundless hearsay” disclaimers six paragraphs into the stories, but the headlines screamed about the wiretaps that angered President Trump.
Here, for example, is a nice catch from right-wing raconteur Raheem Kassam, the right-wing editor of the right-wing Breitbart London division of right-wing Breitbart News:
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) March 6, 2017
That headline, “Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides,” was most assuredly not a right-wing production, and it’s not even slightly ambiguous about the existence of wiretapping. Jeff Dunetz at The Lid couldn’t help noticing that the exact same reporter who wrote that New York Times piece in January is now claiming, right in his headlines, that Trump has “no evidence” of the very same wiretaps he reported as established fact just two months ago.
“This is the ultimate in liberal media bias. In January Michael S. Schmidt perpetuated the rumor that team Trump had Russian connections, and to support his point he said that Trump’s people were wiretapped. However when President Trump claimed his people were wiretapped, the same guy, Michael S. Schmidt, said there was no evidence,” Dunetz observes.
There’s more — much more, but you get the idea.
That article, which deserves to be read by everyone, caused the term “Dear Mainstream Media” to trend on Twitter.
— Neil Frazier (@neilfrazier77) March 7, 2017
— ❌Raised Right❌ (@RightMsmagnolia) March 7, 2017
"Dear Mainstream Media" You assumed our IQ & awareness was lower than it was. Oops! Now we know your IQ & awareness is lower than necessary
— LatterDaySaint Nana (@slc_saint) March 7, 2017
— Deplorable Ray (@Rayz2cents) March 7, 2017
— ❌Raised Right❌ (@RightMsmagnolia) March 7, 2017
— ✨????AmericanKelli ????✨ (@kshw5678) March 7, 2017
There were always cracks in the media’s Trump-Russia stories. As of yesterday, the cracks became more important than the stories. Suddenly the media is shrieking at us for daring to take their coverage seriously.
The problem with major media coverage of intelligence stories is that top officials and policymakers always have more information than the public. The mainstream press has gone so berserk with anonymous leaks since Trump won the 2016 election that We the People have no logical means of fully evaluating anything they write. We don’t know who the sources for these stories are, or what their agenda is — although skeptical readers can guess, based on how most of these anonymous leaks cut against the new White House.
How bad is it getting? According to a new IBD/TIPP poll, a majority of Americans are sick and tired of the media’s negativity against Trump.
The mainstream media’s open hostility to President Trump may be starting to backfire, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll.
The poll found that 55% of the public says they’ve grown “weary from the media’s persistently negative coverage of President Trump.” A roughly equal share (54%) also believe that the news media “has assumed the role of the opposition party, constantly opposing the president and his policies at every turn.”
Not surprisingly, Republicans overwhelmingly hold these views (88% say they’re tired of the relentless negativity), but the media’s attacks are also turning off independents (55% of whom say they’re weary of the negative coverage) and moderates (54% of whom are weary). Most also believe that the press has assumed the role of the opposition party.
A study by the nonpartisan group Media Tenor found that only 3% of network news stories in the first month of the Trump administration could be described as positive. Of the rest, 43% were deemed negative, and 54% neutral. That’s a stark contrast to the overwhelmingly positive coverage of the early Obama administration, despite the fact that Obama had his own share of early stumbles.
Thanks in part to the open hostility by the media, liberals are calling for the overthrow of the government and the murder of Trump and Pence.
Maybe it’s time for conservatives to boycott the media…
- NY Times headline from Inauguration Day cites Obama Administration’s wiretapping of Trump
- Twitter allows account advocating murder of Trump, Pence
- Threat? George Takei under fire after calling Trump a ‘menace’ that must be gotten rid of
- More CNN fake news: Don Lemon falsely claims Loretta Lynch recused herself from Clinton email scandal
- Sen. Coons backtracks charge of Trump-Russian collusion: ‘I have no hard evidence’
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