WASHINGTON. The mainstream media tells us they are without bias. They claim they do not operate, as their critics contend, with a hive mentality. Regardless, more than 300 newspaper editorial boards buzzed away together this week. They expressed their united opposition to the stinging opinion of President Donald Trump and a majority of Americans. They proclaimed that they are not the “enemy of the people.”
Newspaper editorial boards: A sniveling and whiny bunch
As the fast-shrinking ringleader, the Boston Globe editorialized:
“Today in the United States we have a president who has created a mantra that members of the media who do not blatantly support the policies of the current US administration are the ‘enemy of the people.'”
As expected, the President didn’t take this latest partisan attack lying down. The Globe happily reproduced one of the President’s tweets. Subsequently, they predictably used the tweet to build a followup article continuing the paper’s pro-Democrat party line attack. Tweeted the President:
“THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY,” the president wrote in one of a trio of tweets attacking the press Thursday. “It is very bad for our Great Country. . . . BUT WE ARE WINNING!”
President Trump and the American people view “journalists” and editorial boards as the “enemy.” Might this be because they serve as overt propagandists for the Democratic Party?
Furthermore, CNN and other propaganda outlets claim that Trump opposes a “free press.”
But Podcaster Tony Katz tweeted a spot-on response to this latest bit of fake news.
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) August 16, 2018
The Steele dossier and over-the-top media bias
The media’s pro-Democrat sycophancy is on display nightly on network television news. Those of us who still subscribe to America’s fast-fading newspapers read the same hyperpartisan propaganda daily in both the news and editorial pages of once-leading newspapers like the New York Times. That’s especially true when “the news” embeds Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee’s paid opposition research and talking points. Like those contained in the Clinton-DNC bought-and-paid-for anti-Trump Steele dossier.
Regarding that now-notorious dossier, even its British MI-6 spy / compiler admits that it contains unsubstantiated details and lurid sexual inuendo provided him directly by Kremlin sources.
That flimsy document remains the basis upon which a corrupt and secret FISA court issued warrants condoning a “counter intelligence” domestic spying operation against Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential opponent, Donald Trump.
Even now, this discredited dossier serves as the basis of the Democrat / media’s Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy theory.
The lamestream media will never forgive us
Like the infuriated Hillary Clinton, at least 95 percent of the so-called mainstream media has never forgiven Donald Trump for winning Election 2016. Likewise, they despise the American people for ignoring their clearly irrational attacks on the GOP presidential candidate or their manufactured, Democrat-skewing polls proclaiming the inevitability of a Clinton victory.
The American people proved both these media certitudes to be lies.
Now, with the Trump economy booming and U.S. unemployment dipping below 4 percent, the Democrat/media caterwauling has dampened down to ambient background noise. But still, it never stops.
The MSM: Death becomes them
The 300-plus editorial boards involved in this week’s coordinated editorial attack on President Trump represent the dying gasp of an egregiously biased news media industry. In truth, they needn’t worry over Trump’s depiction of them as “enemies of the people.” That’s because today, none of them are all that relevant to the lives of average Americans to be of any real consequence.
According to the Pew Research Center, daily newspaper daily circulation peaked in 1989, with 62,328,000 readers nationwide. By 2017, that number had dropped to 30,948,419. That’s less than half of the newspaper industry’s 1989 peak. Worse still, Pew says the average stay of visitors accessing the top 50 newspaper websites is no more than “about two-and-a-half minutes.”
By these measures, newspapers aren’t enemies of the people as much as they are public nuisances. They remain like irritating mosquitos. We want them to go away, but they’re always buzzing in our ears.
It’s said that a man is defined by his enemies. But newspapers, alas, aren’t even worthy of the title “enemy.” They have been reduced to the size of those ninety-pound weaklings we used to see in comic books. The ones in whose faces “We the People” kick sand.
Top Image: The Boston Globe leads more than 300 newspaper editorial board’s in condemnation of President Trump’s description of the media as the “enemy of the people.” Boston Globe YouTube screen grab.