“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”- Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)
Is The Media ‘Journalism Or Editorialism’?
By de Andréa
‘THE BOTTOM LINE’
Posted November 8, 2017
Why No One Trusts the Media, and you shouldn’t either, here’s why.
Why would some of the most successful and respected Journalists in the mainstream media suddenly be forced to publish their work on their own - and with the help of the “new underground” media on the Internet?
Because, they won’t be handled, or have the narrative on their stories controlled.
People like me have blown the lid off of stories that exposed the Criminal Bush family, the scandal-ridden nature of the Obama administration, and the criminal activities of the Clinton Empire. People like me have given the American people the truth, even as the mainstream networks ignore and berate our reporting.
Moreover I have never claimed to be a Journalist, I’, and others like me are Op Ed writers or Opinion Editorialists, which unashamedly includes the writers opinion. And yet our form of news reporting is based on fact unlike most mainstream media news networks today.
Those in the business of Journalism have evolved from the normal rules that used to govern Journalistic reporting, and so the most egregious and downright fabrications in reporting practices are becoming more common and acceptable.
Formerly well-respected news organizations and experienced national reporters are fabricating news stories that would only be tolerated in a fiction writing school.
When these lies are corrected at all, it’s with seemingly little or no regret. Moreover the corrections if there even are any, never get anywhere near as much attention as the original scandalous and incorrect narrative.
Here are three examples my friend:
First, firewalls that once strictly separated Journalism from opinion have been replaced by hopelessly blurred lines. Once-forbidden practices, such as opinion editorializing within straight news reports and the inclusion of opinions as if fact, are not only not even based on fact, they are fiction— and they’re encouraged. The result: It’s never been harder for Americans to separate news that’s real from news that’s not.
Example: May 14, 2016, ten days after Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee, the New York Times published a blockbuster article titled, “Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved with Women in Private.” The story’s authors, Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey, interviewed Rowanne Lane, an ex-girlfriend of Trump’s. Her quotes made Trump sound, at best, like a jerk, and at worst, like a predator. The reporters went so far as to provide their own fictional quotes for the story, presenting their personal commentary as if it were established fact, writing, “This is the public treatment of some women by Mr. Trump…degrading, impersonal, performed.”
The problem is, according to Trump’s supposed victim, the reporting wasn’t true at all. Once the story was published, the supposed victim publicly accused the Times of misleading her, writing a “hit piece and putting a negative connotation on what—was not…a negative experience.”
No matter where you stand, this and many others like it was a huge development in terms of journalism: the main source behind front-page national news discredited the entire premise of the story. You’d expect something like that to rock the whole news organization and prompt investigations, a retraction, and re-examination of policies. Yet, I can find no record of any of that. The Times and their reporters never even apologized or printed a correction.
Second, Unlike and Op Ed writer like myself a journalist may personally like or dislike a politician, but they are obligated to treat them the same. But that’s not the case.
For example: In May 2008, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama said he had visited 57 states. Since there are only 50 states, everyone knew what he meant. He meant to say was that he had visited 47 states. The remark, nothing more than a verbal gaffe, drew little attention. And it didn’t deserve more. But when Sarah Palin made a comparable gaffe, saying, “We’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies,” she was relentlessly ridiculed and mocked in the media even though everyone knew she meant to say “South Korean allies.”
Third: Exemplifying a total political bias.
Example: Every day including during his campaign we hear/heard or read something negative about Donald Trump. I personally took it upon myself to follow up on all of the accusations made by the media that I could find, including the one made about him sexually abusing one of the contestants of his beauty pageant that later the sister of the contestant said that she was just trying to get back into the limelight. The Trump Russian connection where there is no evidence of. The so-called fabrication of wiretapping of Trump tower that turned out to be true. There are nearly 60 more of these fictional stories sold to the public as news reporting. The only one that I found to be true was an obvious one during his campaign, and that was an interview with Billy Bush in a studio trailer where the talk was considered trash talk or locker room talk, and even then Trump told the truth when he said “if you’re a celebrity, women will let you do anything.” I am now wondering how much of that is true in the Harvey Weinstein case even though he is obviously no saint.
THE BOTTOM LINE: I have found more accuracy and Journalism among the Opinion Editorialists on the internet underground news network than in the mainstream media. And if you still don’t agree… wait until all the truth is finally released about the assassination of presidents Lincoln Garfield and Kennedy. Or the (9/11) attacks, or who’s behind the Paris Accords and Agenda 21. Or who finances all the agitators like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. Who supports the unconstitutional anti-gun agenda and why?
Because of the dependence on the Mainstream Media and its lack of reporting the truth, Americans have been lulled to sleep with the anti-constitutional indoctrination of the progressive left. But this didn’t just begin recently my friend, it has been an incremental sliding downward spiral for more than 240 years but now it is rapidly reaching the level of the Russian News media called TASS which is completely controlled by Criminals with a capital ‘C’
As I have so often said: “Don’t just take for granted that just because someone writes it down and publishes it that it’s the truth. Check it out for yourself.” And that my friend, includes anything that I write as well. I personal subscribe to more than one hundred news publications on the internet and I still have to put the stories through the truth sieve, do the research, and locate the source of the story.
Those that can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -VoltaireThanks for listening. Now go do the right thing, pray and fight for truth and freedom.
- de Andréa
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