Ted Koppel is one of the last old school newsmen left around. It might seem crazy but, back in the day, the media wasn’t chock full of biased snotweasels who lie for a living. When it comes to admitting the mainstream media is out to get the Donald, Ted has zero craps to give.
Check it out:
I’m terribly concerned that when you talk about the New York Times these days, when you talk about the Washington Post these days, we’re not talking about the New York Times of 50 years ago. We are not talking about the Washington Post of 50 years ago. We’re talking about organizations that I believe have, in fact, decided as organizations that Donald J. Trump is bad for the United States.
We have things appearing on the front page of the New York Times right now that never would have appeared 50 years ago. Analysis, commentary on the front page.
It’s easy to see what Teddy-boy is talking about. Leftist media types are taking a stand against our tangerine-hued commander-in-chief. They’re not a ref sitting on the sidelines, they’ve got the ball and they’re running with it.
It’s silly to pretend the media is this bastion of impartiality. They outright lie about the Orange Man’s actions. Some outlets even fact-check the Donald when he metaphorically claims the pile of Big Macs at the White House is a mile high.
The media is clearly an active participant in the political realm. I’m pretty sure Ted Koppel isn’t a MAGA person, though he’s at least got enough sense to admit the truth. When members of the media cover Trump with a clear angle in mind, they’re proving themselves to be sucktastic at their jobs. Sad.