Over the years, or rather decades, the establishment media aka the MSM has moved further left each year. In coordination with that leftward lurch, trust in the media by Americans has dwindled.
While individual polling numbers rarely matter anymore, they are almost always wrong, polls are good for seeing a long term pattern, as Gallups trust in the media surveys show clearly.
In the long term graph below, we see certain years have a spike here and there, but overall the media downward trend is a glaring indictment of their credibility.
That is a pretty definitive decline and it directly coincides with the steadily leftward liberal bias.
THEY JUST HANDED THE DAYCARE OVER TO THE CHILDREN
What does the media do in response to their historical downfall? They move even further to the left and start allowing low level employees, acting like little children that cannot handle seeing an opinion other than their own, total control of their newsrooms.
Think I am exaggerating? Let us look at the evidence.
Exhibit A: New York Times allows Senator Tom cotton to write an op-ed titled "Send In The Troops," offering up the opinion that the military may have to quell the rioting that has been seen over the last week over the death by cop of George Floyd.
In his op-ed, Cotton defended the invocation of the Insurrection Act, claiming that "rioters have plunged many American cities into anarchy," with looting that has nothing to do with Floyd's death, and that an "overwhelming show of force" is needed to "restore order to our streets."
The toddlers of the New York Times had a complete hissy fit that Cotton's opinion was allowed to be run in the NYT's. Started screaming about him putting their black workers in danger, without any proof whatsoever that there was any danger at all to any employee....unless of course those same employees were out burning down cities and looting stores and businesses.
The swift backlash, which spilled out on Twitter, came from dozens across the organization and included opinion writers, reporters, editors and magazine staffers. Several tweeted the same message - "Running this puts Black @nytimes staffers in danger" - with a screenshot of the editorial's headline, "Tom Cotton: Send In The Troops."
The temper tantrums on social media and within the newsrooms aren't even the most disturbing part of this whole thing, but the capitulation by those supposedly in charge, is quite concerning and most likely indicates the last gasp for the establishment media.
First the NYT Opinion Editor, James Bennet, took to social media to defend having published a counter opinion to those that have consistently been published at NYT.
Bennet explained how the paper had bent over backwards in defense of the protesters, then stated "Times Opinion owes it to our readers to show them counter-arguments, particularly those made by people in a position to set policy."
But on Sunday, the newspaper's publisher, A.G. Sulzberger, made it clear that significant changes would be coming to the opinion process. "Last week we saw a significant breakdown in our editing processes, not the first we've experienced in recent years, " he wrote. "James and I agreed that it would take a new team to lead the department through a period of considerable change." On Thursday, the newspaper said in a statement that an internal review had showed a "rushed editorial process" that did not meet its own standards. Short-term and long-term changes would be coming as a result, the statement said.
The announcement that James Bennet, after four years of running the opinion sections, was forced to resign.
Another publication that is now letting the wailing children run their newsroom and make their decisions.
Exhibit C: New Yorker Magazine has forbidden Andrew Sullivan aka Sully from writing any articles pertaining to the rioting in America. On June 4, 2020, Sullivan announced on Twitter "Heads up: my column won't be appearing this week."
Sully is a liberal, but now one that always toes the liberal line, often making the thought police jump all over him fro daring have an opinion other than their own.
Presumably Sullivan’s editors are frightened that he might make the radically bourgeois point that looting and violence are wrong.
Cockburn understands that Sullivan is not just forbidden from writing for the New York magazine about the riots; his contract means he cannot write on the topic for another publication. He is therefore legally unable to write anything about the protests without losing his job — at the magazine that, in 1970, published Radical Chic, Tom Wolfe’s brilliant and controversial excoriation of progressive piety. It’s the bonfire of the liberals! Who cares about the First Amendment? Not the Maoists who are marching through NYC’s media institutions. Safetyism is their creed. Sullivan may be a very small ‘c’ conservative, in some ways, but he is really a committed liberal — an Obama-loving gay man who thinks that Trump’s ‘dangerous fantasies’ threaten America.
How dare Sully have individual thought. I mean.... HOW DARE HIM!!!!???!!!!
I think everyone can see the pattern of bowing down or "kneeling" to the children working at the largest of media outlets and how the powers-that-be at those newsrooms are basically letting the temper tantrum-throwing crybullies run the entire show.
Their consistent encouragement to BLM and Antifa to loot, burn and destroy, should very well be considered incitement to violence. Their allowing their employees, whom they pay, not the other way around, determine their policy, and costing the adults in the room their jobs and livelihoods, tells us everything we need to know about the state of the media in 2020.
Take a look below at the devastation and destruction that the media is applauding, encouraging and actively supporting.
The heartbreaking part starts at the 4:36 minute mark, where a young black man is begging people to come help clean up their local grocery store, and the camera pans to total destruction of a store owned by another black man.
To paraphrase, he asks how this type of devastation helping their cause?
(Note - Some video below is without audio)
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