Media Wars

There is a media war being waged, and it is spreading across the world. It has been simmering for a couple of decades, and bubbled over the top in 2016, beginning with BREXIT in the UK, and blowing the lid off with the Presidential race in the US. The integrity of true journalists is dramatically threatened. Some journalists, in order to feed their families in these days of economic stress, have succumbed to corporate pressure and reluctantly written hit pieces that they would have been fired for only eight years ago. New journalists, fresh out of the world’s top journalism education centers, have mostly been taught only left wing, liberal ideals. The age of fair and balanced, the neutral-sided articles that present all facts, references, and quotes from both sides of the issues, has mostly disappeared.

Even the New York Times has fallen, and they are paying the ultimate price, they are failing, and failing dramatically. A recent article in the Times, (By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MARK MAZZETTI and MATT APUZZO FEB. 14, 2017) presented this headline – Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence. Oddly, when you read deeper into the article, the Times reports that “The officials interviewed in recent weeks said that, so far, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation.” So there should not have been a story with such a headline in the first place. Therefore, we can assume that the three writers who collaborated on this hit piece, are not true journalists. Will the editors fire them? Probably not, which means they are in collusion with the fake news.

President Donald Trump made this statement on February 16, 2017, “The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people, a tremendous disservice. We have to talk about it, to find out what’s going on because the press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control. I ran for president to represent the citizens of our country. I am here to change the broken system, so it serves their families and their communities well.”

The truth will always prevail, but sometimes it needs to be hurried along. There is always an element of truth in every so-called conspiracy theory. When one washes away the greasy film that is added to enhance emotions, in order to create clicks, then one can clearly see the real arguments.

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