I’ve been saying this for a while, but I like the way Dan puts it:
Journalism is dead. It’s gone. It’s buried. You’re on your own now in the search for truth. Relying on “journalists” to interpret events in the Trump era is a fool’s errand. They’re full-time activists now, nothing more. Treat them as such.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 22, 2019
On his podcast the other day he kept repeating it: “Journalism is over. Finished.”
All we have now is propaganda. Stop holding out hope for the “mainstream” “media” to ever report the truth or aid our cause. It will not happen.
“Any minute now, the media will realize they were wrong and make this right! They’ll rush to the Covington Kids’ defense because the Covington Kids are innocent!”
No, the media will not. Just because our side is in the right does not mean the media will defend us. In fact, they hate us more when we’re in the right–which is almost always.
The media does not make mistakes. It didn’t make a mistake with the Covington Kids–it wasn’t “fooled” by Nathan Phillips’ lies.
The media knowingly pushed an explicitly anti-white, anti-Catholic, anti-Trump narrative based on a falsehood.
The media didn’t get “tricked.”
It got caught.
There is no “journalism” anymore–at least not at WaPo, CNN, NYT, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. There is only propaganda. This is why I refer to them collectively as the Ministry of Truth, or the Uniparty Propaganda & Character Assassination Department.
It goes way beyond simply being biased towards one side more than the other. The “media” is fully Democratic. It doesn’t just favor the Democrats; the “media” and the Democratic party are one and the same.
Look at what the Bezos Post published today, nearly five days after the Covington Catholic situation occurred and well after the truth of the matter came out:
The face-off between Catholic school teens and a Native American elder is a reminder of 500 years of conflict https://t.co/P2uv0ZLNBj
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 24, 2019
This is complete and utter horseshit.
The acronyms may change, but they’re all part of the same Ministry of Truth. They’re just the many individual tentacles of the same foul beast.
I now finally understand that old quote (often attributed incorrectly to Mark Twain):
“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”
It’s better to be uninformed than misinformed. An uninformed person can learn the truth. The misinformed person, under the false impression that he already knows the truth, will vehemently reject the actual truth because it conflicts with what he has already been told and accepted as the truth.
Thomas Jefferson made this observation over 200 years ago (and yes, this is actually a real quote):
“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day.
I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. He who reads nothing will still learn the great facts, and the details are all false.”
It is better to consume no news at all than to watch the news and read the paper.
This is because the “news” isn’t actually “news.” It’s propaganda.
“If True” Journalism is the epitome of “enemy of the people.”
They fill people’s heads with lies and fantasies and justify it by saying, “if true.”
“According to law enforcement sources familiar with the matter, on his first day as President, Donald Trump reportedly called Vladimir Putin and offered him the entire US nuclear arsenal in exchange for a sweet real estate deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow. Trump also reportedly said to Putin, “And thanks for helping me take down Hillary. I couldn’t have done it with you, Vlad. That I can tell you.” If true, this report confirms that President Trump did indeed collude with Russia to steal the election, and only ran for President to obtain lucrative business deals.”
That’s “If True” Journalism.
That’s the “standard” our supposedly elite news outlets have adopted.
Could you imagine if that was the standard I used on this site? My credibility would be zero. I would never be able to build a good name for this site. Thus, because this is a new, upstart site trying to make a name for itself, I actually have a major incentive to report the truth, which I do.
But our “mainstream media” outlets have no such incentive. They’re long-established and trusted names, and no matter how many times they are exposed as liars and propagandists, people still read them and hold them as the standards of journalism. People are still inherently suspicious of any story that doesn’t originate in the “mainstream” “media”.
There’s something about being on TV and having a print newspaper distributed nationwide that translates, in people’s minds, to credibility. Underlying that belief is the assumption that this is America, not Soviet Russia, and only foreign shitholes have propaganda ministries in place of a news media. America is better than that.
Sadly, no: America is not better than that. Bad people have been in control of America’s major institutions for a long time, and bad people are the same, whether they’re in America or Soviet Russia or Venezuela or anywhere else.
The American people, of course, are still good as ever. Our Constitution is still the greatest founding document in history. But our rulers are bad.
Bad rulers are the same everywhere, and if bad people take power here in America, they can and will do exactly to us what they’ve done all over the world throughout history.
And they have.
The major institutions in our country–from the media to academia to government–are just as easily corrupted by bad people as the major institutions of any other country. The Constitution cannot save us from bad people taking control of the country.
Our Founding Fathers knew this, too. President John Adams, 1798:
“While our Country remains untainted with the Principles and manners, which are now producing desolation in so many Parts of the World; while the [government] continues Sincere and incapable of insidious and impious Policy: We shall have the Strongest Reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned Us by Providence.
But should the People of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another and towards foreign nations, which assumes the Language of Justice and moderation while it is practicing Iniquity and Extravagance, and displays in the most captivating manner the charming Pictures of Candour frankness & sincerity while it is rioting in rapine and Insolence: this Country will be the most miserable Habitation in the World.
Because We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition, Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Our Constitution is virtually worthless if bad people are in power–they’ll just ignore the Constitution. And they’ll take over all the other major power insitutions in the country and corrupt them toward their malicious ends.
Stop thinking America is immune from all the problems seen around the world. Even our Founding Fathers knew we weren’t.
Here’s the solution: never, ever, ever click on a link to the Washington Post or the New York Times or any of the other acronymed Ministry of Truth organs.
Deprive them of the clicks and pageviews.
They don’t deserve to be treated as if they’re credible and honest, because they’re not.
Treat them like they deserve to be treated: marginalized and ignored.