It has been manifestly obvious for several years now that the corrupt national media outlets that make up what we have traditionally referred to as the “mainstream news media” are no longer “mainstream” or in any real way “news” outlets. They all long ago made the joint decision to simply become propaganda organs whose duty it is to promote the narratives preferred by one political party, i.e., the Democrats. Yet, while many of us long ago quit referring to this propaganda monolith as the “mainstream news media,” others continue to persist in doing that.
Writing at the Federalist, the great Mollie Hemingway makes a strong case for why perpetuating that false description of what these corrupt media outlets truly are does great harm to our country and its prospect for survival. It’s a fantastic read that everyone should take 15 minutes out of their day to absorb.
Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite:
It’s easy to complain about the obvious reality that our political media are completely corrupted and engage in propaganda, not journalism. But as they are the largest, most powerful, and least accountable political advocacy group in the country, Americans also need to do more than complain as the press harms the country.
They need to be treated as what they are. So for the love of all that’s holy, stop calling them the “mainstream media” when they are anything but mainstream, with views far to the left of the average American, and they’re not media but propagandists and political activists. If you hear anybody else refer to the “mainstream media,” rhetorically slap that 1980s term out of their mouth.
Average Americans need to stop reading and watching the corrupt corporate media. They should immediately stop subscribing to them, stop advertising with them, and stop paying attention to them. Reporters at these outlets quite obviously hate many Americans and the values they hold, and it’s time most Americans realized that and acted appropriately in response.
If forced to engage with the work of these corrupt political actors, Americans should learn to identify the leftist talking points and assumptions in reporter questions and develop a reflexive suspicion toward them, without fail. Assume out of the gate that the narrative these leftists activists are pushing is not true.
Whether it’s claims about Brett Kavanaugh being a serial gang rapist, or claims about the Covington children attacking an innocent bystander, or claims about the 2016 election being won because Trump colluded with Russia, or any of the other daily false narratives they push, simply assume that the opposite is more likely to be true and only change your mind if you get real evidence from real reporters. When they all tell you in unison that indefensibly mild voter security reforms are the same thing as, and we’re not joking here, starving and dehydrating voters, assume they’re lying with every bone in their body.
It also goes without saying that average Americans should never, ever speak with a corporate reporter. Their decades-long track record of hostility, glee in destroying lives, and general mendacity mean you’re an idiot if you engage with them.
Go read the full piece. You’ll be glad you did.
That is all.
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