Rick Jensen, 11/11/2016 [Archive]

Mainstream Media, You're Fired!

Mainstream Media, You're Fired!

By Rick Jensen


Who was the biggest loser in this election?

The Media.

Even though millions of Americans believe it was actually American citizens who lost the most in this election, it's really the national media that lost credibility.

Reporters whose names were revealed by Wikileaks might as well change their occupations to "pundit," "columnist" or "propagandist" because they will never again be known as unbiased reporters.

Wikileaks proved through leaked emails what conservatives have known and liberals have denied for decades: our national media is infested with left-wing propagandists posing as unbiased reporters.

Now, liberals are faced with admitting the truth or spinning some intellectually contorted web designed to obfuscate the truth.

Thanks to the internet, it's increasingly improbable to hide such collusion.

John Harwood of The New York Times and CNBC actually asked Clinton campaign Director John Podesta what questions Podesta would like for him to ask Jeb Bush.

Harwood then basked in Podesta's approval with an email titled, "I imagine" with the body of the message continuing the sentence with "...that Obama feels some (sad) vindication at this demonstration of his years-long point about the opposition party veering off the rails I certainly am feeling that way with respect to how I questioned Trump at our debate."

The question Harwood asked was, "Let's be honest, is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign?"

Certainly a question designed to allow Harwood to bask in the showering approvals from Democrats because it's really an insulting statement shrouded as a question.

CNN hired Democratic Party operative and Clinton spy Donna Brazile as a "contributor," only to be embarrassed when she was caught bragging about giving CNN Presidential debate questions to Hillary in advance of the debate.

Brazile "resigned" after the light of Wikileaks transparency exposed her theft, the equivalent of a college student caught stealing a final exam.

Sure, some reporters send complimentary and perhaps even swooning emails to campaigns because they are schmoozing to get a story.

Then there's Maggie Haberman of the New York Times.

Reporters Glenn Greenwald and Lee Fang received documents from hacker Guccifer 2.0 that describe in no uncertain terms how Haberman helped the Clintons "plant stories" about Hillary's run for president in a positive manner when Haberman was at Politico.

Nick Merrill, campaign press secretary, wrote, "... the time is right (to) place a story with a friendly journalist in the coming days..."

"We have has (sic) a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman of Politico over the last year.We have had her tee up stories for us before and have never been disappointed."

Remember, it was the Guccifer emails that revealed the Democratic National Committee conspired with the Hillary campaign to ensure Bernie Sanders would not be the Democratic nominee for President.

These emails resulted in four DNC executives, including DNC president Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, "resigning."

There are also the disturbing omissions of serious reportage.

Hillary Campaign organizers are caught on video bragging they instigated the violence at Trump campaigns, saying they were paid to do so by the DNC, which was paid by the Hillary campaign specifically to commit these crimes.

Still, the mainstream media chose to ignore these critical news stories while the offenders were "resigned" from their jobs for the crime of being caught on camera.

It is a problem that every national news source is considered "the media" and dozens out of hundreds of reporters and contributors have tainted the entire profession of national political reporters as untrustworthy.

The question is, as news organizations, not the "talk show" or "pundit" personality programs, how do CBS, ABC, NBC, CNBC, Fox News, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post and all of the national media now establish themselves as unbiased, trustworthy presenters of the political news of the day?

Or, do they simply choose to identify themselves as partisan or ideological like MSNBC, Huffington Post and Breitbart and be done with it, hoping to attract enough partisan advertisers to be profitable?

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Rick Jensen is Delaware's award-winning conservative talk show host on WDEL, streaming live on WDEL.com from 1pm ---- 4pm EST. Contact Rick at rick@wdel.com, or follow him on Twitter @Jensen1150WDEL.

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