Death of the Media
We noted the other day that the Villagers are shocked, Shocked, SHOCKED!!! that The Chosen One, Cheeto Christ Stupid-Czar and his defenders of the one true faith are raising money to rat-eff journalists, the Media and Social Media for offending his delicate fee-fees.
“President Trump’s political allies are trying to raise at least $2 million to investigate reporters and editors of The New York Times, The Washington Post and other outlets, according to a three-page fundraising pitch reviewed by Axios.
“Why it matters: Trump’s war on the media is expanding. This group will target reporters and editors, while other GOP 2020 entities go after the social media platforms, alleging bias, officials tell us.
- The group claims it will slip damaging information about reporters and editors to “friendly media outlets,” such as Breitbart, and traditional media, if possible.
- People involved in raising the funds include GOP consultant Arthur Schwartz and the “loose network” that the N.Y. Times reported last week is targeting journalists. The operations are to be run by undisclosed others.
- The prospectus for the new project says it’s “targeting the people producing the news.”
Under “Primary Targets,” the pitch lists:
- “CNN, MSNBC, all broadcast networks, NY Times, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, and all others that routinely incorporate bias and misinformation in to their coverage. We will also track the reporters and editors of these organizations.”
OK, so nothing really new here. But, you know, we always look for the razor blade in the apple, amiright, and we ALWAYS find it: BOTH SIDES!
“This isn’t an entirely new concept. The liberal group Media Matters monitors journalists and publications, and goes public with complaints of bias. But being this blatant and specific about trying to discredit individual reporters is new.”
Honest-to-Blog, A) you can tell that Axios has never read Media Matters, and 2) Media Matters does not influence vast hordes of Liberal True Believers to take to the streets. Outraged Media Matters reader (both of ’em, in fact) will write a stern, grammatically-correct, perfectly punctuated letter to the editor, bemoaning the slide of standards, while outraged readers of Breitbart will get on their medicare scooters and storm whatever institution affronts them with their misspelled signs and weapons brandished.