Friday, December 23, 2016

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The Trump Nail In The Media's Coffin

 Investors Business Daily ^ | Dec. 22, 2016 4:33 PM ET | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON 

President-elect Donald Trump probably will not often communicate with the nation via traditional press conferences. Nor will Trump likely field many questions from New York/Washington journalists.
What we know as "the media" never imagined a Trump victory. It has become unhinged...
...the fading establishment media is now distrusted by a majority of the public, according to Gallup — and becoming irrelevant even among progressives.
Once upon a time in the 1960s, all the iconic news anchors, from Walter Cronkite to David Brinkley, were liberal. But they at least hid their inherent biases behind a professional veneer that allowed them to filter stories through left-wing lenses without much pushback.
When Cronkite returned from Vietnam after the 1968 Tet Offensive and declared the war stalemated and unwinnable, no one dared to offer the dissenting viewpoint that Tet was actually a decisive American victory.
The mainstream-media narrative in 1963 that Lee Harvey Oswald, the Castroite, communist assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was a product of right-wing Texas hatred was completely crazy — but largely unquestioned...
...The New York Times and Christiane Amanpour of CNN said that they could not — and should not — be neutral reporters, given their low opinion of Trump...
...Brian Williams sermonized about the so-called "fake news" epidemic... ..."CNN Newsroom" collectively put up their hands in "hands up, don't shoot" solidarity — echoing a narrative of police murder later proved to be completely false...
...Decades-long journalistic one-sidedness was apparently tolerable when there were no other news alternatives...
...those assumptions are no longer true. News outlets such as The New York Times and NBC have no more credibility than most websites or the National Enquirer.
Is it any surprise that we are witnessing the funeral for traditional journalism as we once knew it?
(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...

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Overuse!

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BAH HUMBUG!

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GRIFTERS!

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BLINDERS!

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QUICKLY!

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They LIED!

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Ambassador

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Whose Fault?

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HYPER-Media

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Directly to jail!

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REGRET!

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Rigged?

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