CNN: The American Public Should Thank Us as Well as Military Veterans for “Protecting Our Freedoms”

Never has there been a group of people with more unmerited self-regard than American “journalists”:

It’s real. I’m not going to link to it because CNN doesn’t deserve the clicks (and that’s what they’re after here), but it’s real. Fox News, which also sucks but not quite as bad as CNN, summarizes:

CNN has been mocked widely for publishing an opinion piece calling for Americans to thank the media the way members of the military are acknowledged because they are both “protecting our freedoms” and “the stakes have never been higher.”

University of Notre Dame management professor Joseph Holt wrote the essay headlined, “The press isn’t the enemy, it’s the protector,” which was published last week. The ridiculed piece is labeled “opinion” and notes “the views expressed here are solely the author’s.”

Holt defended CNN’s Jim Acosta, who was mocked by Trump supporters at a recent rally. Acosta then asked Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday to say whether the press is indeed the “enemy of the people,” as her boss has controversially claimed. Sanders didn’t oblige and Acosta stormed out of the briefing. Holt took to CNN’s website to defend the network’s top White House correspondent.

“A real enemy of the American people seeking to undermine our democracy would love nothing more than to shut down the press,” Holt wrote before declaring that the press is made up of human beings who “sometimes make mistakes.”

The Notre Dame professor also wrote that “the press at its best is like a guardian angel that caringly and capably protects us from harm.”

And what about at its worst?

Care to go into that scenario?

Holy shit, the self-regard of these people.

The sheer audacity to fucking say something like this.

This is yet another moment where the Iron Rule of American Politics holds true: whatever they say, believe the exact opposite.

Literally anything that is said by a Democrat, most Republicans, a Bureaucrat, a “reporter”–understand that whatever they say, the exact and polar opposite is true.

The media does not protect our freedoms. The media is in reality the single greatest threat to our freedoms–or, rather, whatever freedoms are left that the media has not yet destroyed or helped destroy.

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