I have now officially lost count of the number of times I’ve heard members of both the press, and the Democrat Party, mistakenly chastising President Trump for accusing those in the press of being the ‘enemy of the people.’ What he has said, and rightfully so, is that those who insist upon spreading ‘fake news’ ARE the enemy of the people. Yet he’s continually compared to some of the worst dictators in history for his supposed ‘attacks’ on the press. Desperation does seem to run pretty deep amongst those who were once our ‘mainstream’ media, and there is very little about our press that can, here in 2019, be considered as ‘mainstream.’
Which brings me to one of the more prominent repeat offenders when it comes to the spreading of ‘fake news’, Lawrence, aka Low-Rent, O’Donnell. You see, it was on Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” that host Low-Rent was forced to ‘retract and apologize’, in his own rather unapologetic way, for a report he gave the previous night supposedly based on information that described how President Trump had received loans that were co-signed by Russian oligarchs. Low-Rent implied that such dealings would “explain every kind word Donald Trump has ever said about Russia and Vladimir Putin,” that is, if such information was proven to be true.
It was in making his non-apology apology that old Low-Rent said, “Last night, on this show, I discussed information that wasn’t ready for reporting. I repeated statements a single source told me about the president’s finances and loan documents with Deutsche Bank. Saying ‘if true’ as I discussed the information was simply not good enough. I did not go through the rigorous verification and standards process here at MSNBC before repeating what I heard from my source. Had it gone through that process, I would not have been permitted to report it. I should not have said it on air or posted it on Twitter. I was wrong to do so.” Imagine that??
And Low-Rent then went on to say, “This afternoon, attorneys for the president sent us a letter asserting the story is false. They also demanded a retraction. Tonight, we are retracting the story. We don’t know whether the information is inaccurate. But, the fact is, we do know it wasn’t ready for broadcast, and for that, I apologize.” Old Low-Rent is just one more on what has become a very long list of the many in today’s ‘fake news’ media who are all Summa Cum Laude graduates from the Dan Blather School of Shitty Journalism. And also, like Blather, Low-Rent is just another mean spirited, bitter, hateful old man who has no business being in front of a camera.
It has now become very obvious that those in what is still described as being the ‘news’ business have now lost their collective mind. They have always been tilted a bit to the left, going all the way back to Walter Cronkite, who also was never shy about providing his own leftward slant to what he delivered as the ‘news.’ But our ‘journalists’ of today seem to have lost all interest whatsoever in telling us the truth. It’s sad that the American people can no longer trust those in the ‘news’ media to simply report on the ‘news,’ and not to attempt to ‘create’ the news. But that’s where we are today, and it’s ‘We the People’ who are the biggest losers.
Because imagine, if you can, how much less of a corrupt freak show our political system would be in this country if we actually had a fair and objective news media comprised of members who still possessed a genuine interest in carrying out that which was once considered to be the main purpose of the press. That being, of course, acting as the proverbial watchdog over those in government, and not merely the lapdog of one party or the other. Today the vast majority of those who refer to themselves as ‘journalists’ behave as if they are in the employ of the Democrat Party. And just like Low-Rent, they spew little that cannot be labeled as pure propaganda.
The ‘news’ media of today has reduced itself to being little more than a parody. Few of those involved are now even worth listening to. I mean why watch someone whom you’re fairly confident is lying to you. And sadly, it’s not only the clones on the cable ‘news’ channels or the major network ‘news’ shows who are guilty. It’s also many of those at the local level who, more often than not, seem as if they might be trying out for a shot in the big league. No one in the press seems to be interested in the truth anymore, especially if they can come up with something considered to be unflattering, or exceptionally derogatory, as it may relate to President Trump.
And it’s MSNBC as well as CNN and, to perhaps a lesser degree, Fox News that long ago lost what bit of credibility that they may have, at one time, possessed. And much the same can also be said of the majority of America’s print media. The standards by which the ‘fake news’ media goes about giving their distortions/fabrications/ delusions/opinion/rumor/innuendo/denial/opinion/bias and deceit, is beyond any sound comprehension. Unfortunately, far too many people have become far too complacent and simply swallow the spoon feedings of the ‘news’ that the Left doles out, as if it were gospel. No fact checking, no questioning, no nothing.
And finally, I think it might be worth reminding many of those part of the ‘fake news’ media that the phrase ‘Freedom of the press,’ as stated in our Constitution, was not intended to be interpreted, as so many of them now seem to think, as granting them the ‘freedom’ to simply ‘make shit up!’ And yet the majority of what we get from those in the cable news networks, or the major network’s newscasts is simply fiction. And then, oddly enough, they take offense when called out by the president for their very obvious distortions of the truth. And still they seem totally disinterested in doing anything to alter the perception that they are anything other than a pack of liars!