Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wikileaks Proves Media Only Pretends To Be Honest, Objective + Ethical

Let's have a good laugh. Some clowns in the media were publishing, "GOP accuses the media of bias" pieces, while emailing the DNC for approval...Josh Earnst  Tweet (parody)

Well, well, well---it's refreshing to know that many of us accusing the media of bias have been right all along.  In fact, WikiLeaks released 20,000 DNC emails this week.  They show it's actually worse than most of us could imagine.  In short, the email dump revealed the following:

  • Media outlets were contacted to slant their news to make Hillary Clinton look good.
  • The emails show exchanges between DNC staff and staff at media outlets such as The  Washington Post, WSJ, MSNBC, CNN, POLITICO and a variety of Web sites.
  • In some cases, meetings were held.
  • They plotted against Bernie Sanders.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of DNC, actually told  one news agency to change their headline. They did.
  • Another email showed DNC staff creating a fake Craigslist job  posting for women who wanted to apply at Trump's organization. Those applying would be required to lose weight and not have an issue with groping or kissing by their boss.
All of this and more comes on the heels of the media more often than not  encircling the wagons when it comes to bad news regarding the Clintons or other prominent democrats. Even more disturbing, it's the media that's perpetuated many of the lies associated with events in Ferguson and Islamist terrorism). It was the media that helped suppress the truth about Fast and Furious and Benghazi. In fact, it's MSNBC that's given a show to the likes of Al Sharpton.

The fact that unethical behavior permeates the media is not new. It's been known for decades but has come to light more often through social media. It appears "journalism" today takes only one political side and---as WikiLeaks has shown---is complicit in this deceit. It's no longer about reporting the truth. Rather, it's about misrepresentation and deception for political purposes.  In short, it's malfeasance of the highest order