90 Miles From Tyranny : The Zombie Media

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Zombie Media

Isn't it amazing that the left-wing media continue to compare Donald Trump to Hitler, fling accusations of racism at half the country, and beat the dead horse of the Russian collusion conspiracy well beyond the hope of any serious public traction? It is amazing only if you assume that the liberal media possesses, lost in some forgotten corner of its deranged psyche, some shred of respect for the American public. If you give up the hopeful notion that they respect us, leftists' behavior becomes far more understandable.

For the sake of our own mental clarity, we have to delete the phrase "liberal bias" from our vocabulary. A "bias" is a tendency, sometimes even an unconscious tendency, to favor one thing over another. A "biased journalist" is a person who has some deeply held beliefs that tend to color his assessment of the world. Such people may lean in one direction, but they still imagine that they are looking for and reporting the truth. The idyllic days of biased journalism are over. This isn't the 1980s. This, my friends, is a brave new world. To say CNN is still trying to report the truth but leans a little to the left is like saying the serial killer John Wayne Gacy cared a lot about young people but just got a little overly enthusiastic at times. The liberal media are not engaged in journalism, except on those rare occasions when they cannot find some angle of a natural disaster on which to grind their political axes. They want to destroy both Trump and his supporters – period. They will incite, inflame, obfuscate, and outright lie in the pursuit of that goal.

Journalism schools do not teach journalism anymore. They teach persuasive storytelling. They teach the Machiavellian black art of propaganda. Like most black arts, left-wing "journalism" relies heavily on its own peculiar dogma of magical rites and incantations. To shut down Herman Cain in 2012, our leftist adversaries invented (or at least exaggerated) the ever popular sex scandal – the trusted and true kill shot they have used to assassinate troublesome public figures for decades. Republicans nailed by a weeping and well paid accuser have typically curled into the fetal position and faded away. There have been subtle variations to this gambit, but the tune is always recognizably the same. All bow before the dirge of the disgraced. Then the left tried it on Trump – and failed! He staggered briefly with the airing of the Billy Bush tape and a bevy of newly found women wronged, but he was soon on sure footing again. The Christian voters who were supposed to abandon him in droves had been played for suckers one time too many. They'd had enough.

The Russia scandal, I think, was just another attempt to divide and conquer. The hope was that the legions of retired cold warriors who voted for Trump would balk in Pavlovian fashion at the mere mention of the word "Russia." Again, the media wing of the political class showed quite plainly that they hold the minds of ordinary mortals in...

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