Fake News Industry News: The Gray Lady had the curtain pulled back before she got her makeup on recently, with the leak of a transcript of the New York Times’ “emergency town hall.” It appears to show the Times editors openly discussing their anti-Trump bias in terms of pleasing readers, who like it when they attack Trump and get angry if they report too harshly on Democrats like Joe Biden.
Also mentioned in the meeting was the Times’ “1619 project,” which is basically a concerted effort to try to recast the entire history of America from the Founding onward as being rooted in slavery and racism, conveniently promoting the Democrats’ desperate, divisive and disgusting “everyone who disagrees with us is a racist and white supremacist” election tactic.
This is “fake news” on a historic scale, the kind of rewriting of history that as Jeffrey Lord notes at the link, was a specialty of Stalinist Russia.
America was not founded on slavery and racism, it was founded on freedom, individual rights and equality under the law. Yes, there has been a long struggle to end such abominations as slavery, the KKK and Jim Crow laws, but it wasn't easy for Republicans to force Democrats to give up their treasured institutions.
To those who claim that the Democrats’ inclination to divide Americans by race is now just ancient history, I’d ask this: when President Trump accurately calls out cities run by Democrats for over half a century for having rats, bad schools and crime, and Democrats immediately assume that he must be blaming the black residents, which side is really racist?
President Trump responded to the curtain being pulled back on the Times’ bias on Twitter. Calling the Times “an evil propaganda machine for the Democrat Party” was one of the nicer things he said.
And this is kind of inside baseball, but it also deserves attention due to all the media people who claim that Trump is somehow subverting democracy by accusing the media of running fake news just because so much of the news they run is fake.
All the details are at the link, but here’s the capsule version:
A Washington Post writer asked a conservative reporter for a quote on a subject she had researched in depth. When the story appeared in WaPo, the quote was not included, but two words were lifted completely out of context as an excuse to quote a liberal activist calling her a “flat-out racist,” when what she actually said was 100% true and accurate. When the editor of the blog the conservative writes for contacted the Post to point out the flat-out lie their reporter had run, the Post refused to retract it or apologize, calling it “appropriate.” A lie that slanders a conservative as a racist? Yeah, I guess you could say that’s appropriate for the Washington Post.
It might be time for WaPo to change its self-aggrandizing motto, “Democracy dies in darkness,” to something more “appropriate.” I suggest, “Journalism dies at the Washington Post.”
I recently ran an essay claiming that the Democrats have no positive accomplishments or ideas that the American people accept, so they’re reduced to running on the “Three R’s”: Russia, Racism and Recession. The “Russia, Russia, Russia” hoax imploded; and they’re cluelessly overplaying their “everyone and everything is racist” narrative, insulting tens of millions of Americans. That leaves Recession.
Just in case you didn’t believe me when I said they were rooting for a recession, trying to talk down the economy and spook the stock market, and don’t care if you lose your job as long it helps Trump lose his job, here’s a sample of what MSNBC looks like these days (I assume you aren’t watching because who is?)
To be fair, I don’t think Ms. Ruhle is necessarily being pro-recession. She seems fairly honest and realistic about economics and the business cycle. The problem is the context: she’s just one part of a relentless drumbeat of talking down the economy, starting from a mindset that promotes the idea that things are worse than they appear. To illustrate, note how the anchor refers to 3.7% unemployment as “a relatively low unemployment rate.” The last time the jobless rate was that low was in 1969.
In other words, we have the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years or half a century. Or as MSNBC might call that, a relatively long time.
As Monty Python used to say, “And now for something completely different.” It’s Google being evil in a way that has nothing to do with politics. Warning, this is about a subject for adult eyes only: Google’s refusal to remove videos of women being sexually assaulted from their “porn” search results, ensuring that the trauma the women suffered never ends.
I already directed you to the Fox News investigation of how Los Angeles became overrun with homeless people, trash, rats, garbage and diseases like typhus. Now, check out their investigation of how San Francisco went from being the city of streetcars and Rice-a-Roni to the city of drugs, needles, human feces and homeless people attacking and spitting on citizens.
Spoiler alert #1: Both situations have to do with voting for leftist politicians year after year. And Spoiler alert #2: The politicians blame capitalism.