The “Fake News” label cannot be shaken off by the mainstream liberal media. Why? Because it’s true. CNN is what it is… fake news. President Donald Trump didn’t plant this in the minds of the American public when he started running for president. Conservatives had already known this for decades. The only thing he did was say it out loud.
He had the guts to say what most of us wouldn’t say in the public sphere. Well, that is the authentic Donald Trump, and that’s what gives him the charisma and charm that people find attractive. What you see is what you get. He says what he means and he means what he says. There aren’t many politicians out there who can do this with the charisma and the level of charm he’s done it with. This is what the liberal media is afraid of. He is a dangerous threat to their game.
A growing number of people, including visible minorities, women, including marginal groups, are finding that what he is saying resonates with how they are feeling. They agree with much of what he is saying. Expressing what he is saying takes courage and boldness to express opinions that have been suppressed for years. There has been a suppression because of the overly ambitious political-correctness in our society.
The mainstream liberal news media has been biased against conservatives for decades but had been pretending to be sources of unbiased and honest journalism. They have willfully neglected coverage of conservative issues for decades, and deny they have been doing this.
But how many of us would be willing to come out and make that accusation against the liberal mainstream media? Not many. Not until Donald Trump.
A recent article in the First Things Journal, The Future of News, Les Sillars writes:
“The industry is therefore torn. A minority embraces subjectivity as the only realistic approach. The majority clings to journalistic objectivity as an ideal, hoping to preserve their credibility—but they are losing it. A recent Knight Foundation/Gallup poll on media, trust, and democracy found that more than four-fifths of Americans believe the news media are “critical” or “very important” for “providing objective news reports.” But only 30 percent of Americans agree that the media do this well, and 40 percent say they do it poorly. More than half could not identify even one “objective” news source. Those who could picked Fox News nearly twice as often as any other source.”
I would absolutely agree with this. I have been very suspicious of CNN and CNBC for a long time. All I ever hear from them is anti-conservativism. Since Trump ran for president, it’s been all anti-Trump. They never give him any credit for anything good. They seek to discredit him at every turn. They see him as the arch-enemy worthy of absolute humiliation and dishonor. What kind of credible media would be so blatantly biased? Yes, CNN and friends.
This is why you never hear of any calls from liberal media sources to put a stop on the Mueller investigation. They want to investigate Trump until he either slips up, crumbles or implodes. They’re happy to indict people surrounding him just to discredit his Administration.
I’m a conservative. I don’t pretend to be otherwise either. Yes, I admit, Trump can behave like a bully. He is undeniably tough against his political opponents—even against his fellow Republicans. Honestly, if I was his opponent in the same party, I would not want to step into the boxing ring with him. I wouldn’t stand a chance of doing battle with this guy for even one second.
Trump knows it’s all a game the media and political opponents are playing. He’s been playing the political game all his life in the business world. He’s had a lot of practice. Media like MSNBC, CNN, NY Times, Washington Post, etc. hate the fact that’s he knows the game very well and he knows that they know.
Trump used Twitter and he was able to beat them at their own game. He got elected President, and that wasn’t supposed to happen. They are still furious at their loss, even after two years.
The liberal media have been fraudulent liars for decades. They sound more like an extension of the Democratic Party than an honest journalistic source of truth. The reason I say that their label of “fake news” is unshakable is that they don’t want to change. The liberal mainstream media is politically polarized against the majority of people.
Don’t be deceived. They will not change. They have been indoctrinated by secular liberal socialist education. They are also funded and run by owners at the top who hold to the same worldview. There is an agenda from the top. Perhaps there are a few who recognize their own bias and unfair reporting. They are few and far between.
If the liberal media continue with their lies, and claim of providing objective and honest reporting, they are only deceiving themselves and the public. Consequently, they will garner more distrust for themselves.
I admit Fox has their own bias too. I do not label Fox as mainstream. I label Fox as a trusted “conservative media”. Fox is a conservative news network, undeniably and unashamedly. They back up their sources. I trust and watch Fox but I also watch other news sources.
To people out there who never listen to Fox News, and who believe CNN to be unbiased, I challenge you to compare networks. Take some time to flip channels from CNN, to Fox, to MSNBC, back to Fox. Analyze each one and tell me if CNN is not unbiased. If a person never compares, they will never understand.
CNN has repeatedly been caught in yellow (false) journalism because they do not back up their sources. This goes against the code of truth in journalism. They feign ‘source confidentiality’ and continue telling white lies and half lies. The irony is that their half-baked lies are actually full blatant lies. They never apologize for their mistakes. They even justify their errors to cover up their previous errors.
They’ve been repeatedly caught red-handed telling half-baked lies after the original sources came out to reveal the facts. Simple fact. Fake news is fake news. There is no escaping it. Brands like CNN, MSNBC will be permanently branded as “Fake News” unless they change fast.
There is a level of pride and hypocrisy in CNN’s reporting (or propaganda rather). CNN and friends behave like they do not care about reporting the truth. As long as they can discredit Trump and bring down conservatives a few notches, they’ve done their good deed for the day. They will do the same thing, day-in and day-out, non-stop.
The liberal media is just garnering more distrust for themselves each day. Seems like a hopeless case in the mainstream news media today. We cannot fix this problem overnight.
If you’re interested in becoming a journalist, I would suggest getting a proper education. Go to a conservative journalism school (Yes, conservative). We need to counter-balance the one-sided messed-up media. Get a job as a journalist at some liberal media if they’re willing to hire you… or at Fox and friends… or become part of a start-up news media organization.
Influence the mainstream media one journalist at a time. As conservatives, we need to take small incremental steps to make positive changes. It will take decades to reverse this leftist media-bias. This mess didn’t happen overnight and it will not be reversed overnight either.