I’ve heard some pretty rip-roaringly hilarious knee-slappers in my time. When you live in a country populated with purple-haired social justice soy-lovers, every day is like a comedic goldmine. But, I don’t think I’ve ever heard one as chuckle worthy as this gem of a column from The Washington Post.
In the year since Donald Trump was elected president, the national news media has congratulated itself on a new golden age of accountability journalism.
And it’s true in many ways. The scoops have been relentless, the digging intense, the results important.
But in another crucial way, the reality-based press has failed.
Reality-based? This is a joke, right?
This feeling of mistrust and disagreement on facts is backed up by public opinion polls: One reported last month that 46 percent of Americans believe the news media simply makes things up about Trump.
Gee, I wonder why they would ever think such a thing (read Fake News Pushers Out in Full Force During Trump’s Japan Visit… and Wolf Blitzer Gets Spanked for Spreading Fake News on Russian Dossier).
Reporters for legitimate news organizations do not make things up. Those few reporters who fabricate sources get fired and are driven out of the business.
She actually keyed those words with a straight face.
So WaPo has its panties in a twist because people don’t trust mainstream media anymore. And they’re blaming Trump. Meanwhile, when doesn’t the media lie? “Legitimate news organizations” like CNN push tales of Trump being a Russian plant every day. Even they know they have zero evidence to prove it. But still, they keep shoving that narrative down our throats on the reg.
The peeps at The Washington Post can call themselves “reality-based” all they want. But, they’re just as guilty of slinging lies as the rest of the media. Which is why they’ve railed so hard to kill the “fake news” label.
Sorry WaPo. When you lie, you’re branded a liar. Them’s the rules.