The mainstream media is by its own admission, given polling data, more than 90 percent liberal. Any claims of being fair and balanced qualifies as being certifiable fake news. They seemingly wear their biases on their sleeves as if they are badges of honor. Meanwhile they claim they report truthfully and without bias. Anyone who spends 10 minutes watching political "news" being dispensed by the major news outlets or political talk shows will see their leftist bias without even looking for it. It is that obvious. Below are examples, and there are plenty more where these came from. Be selective. I know time is limited.
This item offers a good start. Quote: Talking about the mainstream media... "The arrogance is remarkable. The Fourth Estate priesthood thinks viewers can't see through Conway's spin, so they must be protected from it. It's a compliment to Conway and her skills, and an admission of incompetence by the press. But the more important point is that singling out Conway would strike millions of viewers -- and voters -- as further evidence that the press changes its standards depending on which party is in power. Under President George W. Bush, vast swaths of the media celebrated dissent as the highest form of patriotism. Under President Obama, dissent became the lowest form of racism. And upon Donald Trump's election, dissent became not only patriotic but a requirement for the new mythopoetic cause of "resistance." While not a news organization, "Saturday Night Live" is emblematic of this mindset. Jim Downey, the "SNL" writer in charge of political mockery, insisted that there was simply nothing funny about Obama. "It's like being a rock climber looking up at a thousand-foot-high face of solid obsidian, polished and oiled," Downey said. "There's not a single thing to grab onto -- certainly not a flaw or hook that you can caricature." The Trump White House, meanwhile, is a bottomless source of japery. That's fine. But the double standard is obvious to those who don't share the political biases of "SNL," "The Daily Show" or, for that matter, CNN." http://townhall.com/columnists/jonahgoldberg/2017/02/10/media-criticism-of-conway-reveals-a-double-standard-n2283756?
This is a bit of an obituary of the current crop of the mainstream media personalities and outlets. Seems to me the author hit the nail on the head. https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/02/01/mainstream-media-the-buggy-whip-of-the-21st-century/
The mainstream media is going bonkers. The pace of Trump's actions since entering office has disoriented them. Quote: "By their own actions, the MSM-left have limited their ability to accomplish their goal of making Trump hated by the public as much as they hate him. They have been consistently hysterical over Trump, calling him Hitler, a fascist, a hater, and a misogynist among many other insults, and criticizing everything he does in exaggerated terms. The pace of Trump’s actions, plus his diversionary moves (right now: illegal votes – bait that the media rushed to debunk and therefore placed in the public’s mind), mean that they are providing nothing but nonstop negativity about him. Given the number of false issues (the MLK bust removal being the latest) they have publicized, they have little credibility beyond the third of the country that is leftist and hates Trump. They are perceived as “dishonest” – a term Trump has consistently used against them." http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/president_trumps_pace_of_action_has_the_msmleft_checkmated_.html
This item lays bare the truth of the untruthful mainstream media. Quote: "Given leftists' propensity for projection, it is not surprising that they now suspect that Trump will be as highhanded as Obama -- but to further a conservative agenda instead of their sacred liberal one. Now they will suddenly start caring about the Constitution again -- though there is nothing unconstitutional in using the presidential pen to repeal unlawful executive orders. Trump's sensitivity is hardly the issue here. Have you ever seen the media pre-emptively attack an incoming Democratic president? Have you ever seen the White House press pool interrogate a Democratic presidential press spokesman and ask him whether he intends to be truthful? The liberal media's antagonism to Trump is palpable." http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2017/01/27/potkettle-media-call-trump-insecure-n2277460?
This is a good example why we should not trust any of what the so called fact checkers say or write. Most are left wing and either misrepresent the facts, omit critical details or outright lie. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/02/17/nbcs-melber-misses-a-few-details-about-clintons-involvement-in-russian-uranium-deal-rehashed-in-trumps-presser-n2287221 Now, peruse just a few of obvious lies the media told in just one week. http://www.dailywire.com/news/13662/fake-news-rap-sheet-last-week-msm-told-thirty-john-nolte?
This item puts the media in its place. Quote: "Now, the media could try something new, like being objective and covering issues people care about. It could stop making every single question some sort of gotcha ploy designed to generate a viral clip. Normals tire of these antics; they want information that affects their lives. How about a question like “Mr. President, the market is up 10 percent since the election. Where do you expect it to go from here and why?” That’s not a softball question just because it recognizes that Trump has a success; it seeks information that every American with an IRA or 401(k) wants to know. Sexy? No. Useful? Yes. Oh, and it also totally undercut’s Trump’s ability to make the question about the press – I actually wonder how he would respond to a non-hostile, reasonable question because, outside of Katie Pavlich, I‘ve never seen him asked one." https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/02/20/president-trump-has-been-far-too-nice-to-the-mainstream-media-n2287759?
This is indicative of an infantile media. No wonder their ratings are collapsing. This item explains. Quote: "The media are, all too often, the enemies of truth. That’s both because they lie outright and because they construct narratives targeting conservatives from a core of facts, but twist those facts beyond recognition. The media should be fought tooth and nail – with truth, not lies. And the truth is that no media in its right mind would run a headline like this about any president." http://www.dailywire.com/news/13658/insane-headline-nbc-news-why-conservatives-hate-ben-shapiro? They have reached the point where they do not even try to hide their biases and blatantly provide obvious fake news. Their righteous hypocrisy is sickening.
It is unbelievable how the irresponsible mainstream media has transformed itself into a high powered propaganda machine for left wing political forces seemingly seeking the destruction of our Democrat Republic. Quote: "The media’s relationship to the president was much different during the Obama years. While Barack Obama was president, most reporters acted like cheerleaders advocating his agenda, not tough investigators probing controversies in his administration. There could have been investigations galore on Obama administration scandals such as Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, and many more. Instead, as noted by Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller, President Obama was asked plenty of softball questions during his eight years in office. For instance, during his first year in office, Harry Smith of CBS asked, “Golf. What does it do for you?” A better question would have been, “Mr. President, with all of the problems at home and abroad, how have you found the time to play 306 rounds of golf during your presidency?” https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffcrouere/2017/02/18/media-lapdogs-become-rabid-attack-dogs-n2287569?
Quote: "Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency, those normally tasked with presenting the current events of the day to its readers have lost their ever-loving minds with a neurotic devotion to the task of “exposing” the man as a con artist, fraud, racist, incompetent moron of epic proportions. This devotion to a goal that clearly compromises their ability to be neutral and objective in their reporting has left media critics with ample opportunity to write the same things we’ve been saying for years about their behavior. The press has seized on to every rumor, whisper, and inkling of wrong-doing that has popped up, and has in many, many cases had to retract or change the stories they have written in order to reflect the true facts of the case." http://www.redstate.com/joesquire/2017/02/12/fakenews-medias-devotion-left-wing-confirmation-bias/?
Based on an enormous amount of evidence this tweet is right on the money. The left wing fake news empire can't seem to abide such criticism. They think their lies are the truth. So sad. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2017/02/17/preisdent-trump-tweets-that-the-media-is-the-enemy-n2287459?
It is time to call out the mainstream's propensity to skew, shape, revise, ignore, make up news rather than report the bare facts, keeping their opinions and biases out of it. There is a time and place for opinions but straight news is not the time or place. People have a right to hear/read the facts and draw their own conclusions. We do not need the media telling us what to think. President Trump and anything conservative is being lambasted by the mainstream media and Trump is rightfully fighting back. We should, too. This item explains. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/it-is-about-time-that-we-had-a-president-that-was-willing-to-go-to-war-with-the-mainstream-media
The ineptitude of this mainstream so called journalist proves with his botched coverage that a thorough investigation is warranted to determine if seriously questionable or even treasonous acts were committed by the Clintons. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/02/17/nbcs-melber-misses-a-few-details-about-clintons-involvement-in-russian-uranium-deal-rehashed-in-trumps-presser-n2287221?
Still don't think the mainstream media is doing its best to destroy the Trump presidency??? Take note of what ABC just did. http://patrioticviralnews.com/articles/abc-news-edited-out-refugee-praising-trump/ Making fake news news is their business.