The role of the media is to be the watchdog for the people and to seek the truth. The track record for today’s mainstream media tells us we better get our own dog and that there are always two truths for every story. The absolute truth takes far too much effort to uncover, so they use their truth that fits the narrative. Talking heads on CNN, MSNBC, and the three major broadcast networks won awards for their reporting of the Russia Hoax and the Steele Dossier. They are about as valuable as the Emmy awarded to Andrew Cuomo. They are bogus, self-serving awards given to charlatans for reporting on fictional stories. Today, the government lies, and the media nods and makes it their truth, as long as it beats down the Right.
Special Counsel John Durham is finally indicting people for the creation and participation in the famous Steele Dossier. Unfortunately, these actions are a year too late. That delay worked perfectly for the likes of Joe & Mica, Rachel Maddow, Chris Cuomo, and Chuck Todd. They were able to use the fake story to destroy the chances of Donald Trump to remain in office and to put an aged, senile, lifetime politician there instead. They also used their truth to disparage those who believed the absolute truth as deranged followers of the evil Orange Man.
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The story of the results of the Durham Investigation appears on Fox News, and that’s about it. The fact that every other news outlet is ignoring this story IS the story. Are they silent because reporting the story will expose their incompetence? No, their incompetence is evident to most people. Fifty-six percent of Americans, for example, said they agreed with the following statement: “Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.” We know they are lying, and they nod and agree with each other as they do so.
The MSM is a finely choreographed performance. The performers use the same talk tracks using the exact keywords. You would think that they get a memo every morning from the DNC with the story du jour regardless of the outlet. They nod, agree, and corroborate each other, and then when the curtain gets pulled back, exposing the false narrative, the dome of silence comes down on all of them. This charade is one of the reasons for the polarization of the country. One half gets the truth, and the other gets somebody’s version of the truth.
One of the most fervent abusers of this system is Rachel Maddow. She grips these false stories like a dog with a new toy and milks them for all they are worth. You will never see her report on a story that her reporting was proven wrong. The story ends with Rachel, and her network has not reeled her in. No, they just inked her to a new contract reported to be worth $30 million a year for the next three years. How do you tell your kids to work hard, be honest, and your efforts will be rewarded when this fraud will rake in $100 Million for pandering her lies through 2024? Ironically, she can spin her version of reality right through the next Presidential Election. She is probably interviewing her candidates now.
Is this era of media news the reality of the future? Will the boards that control these networks correct the wrong? It does not appear so. The ratings for the MSM outlets have plummeted as sharply as Biden’s and Harris’ approval ratings, but nothing changes. The same people are in place. Contracts are getting fatter, and the fiction goes on like a bad sitcom. It may be that the heads of the big three – CBS, NBC, and ABC – do not want to admit the reality that their newsrooms are a fraud. That would expose them as incompetent. They continue to support them. CNN and MSNBC are where bad reporters go to die, but in the meantime, they cash big fat checks for what they call journalism.
By Ray Cardello
Ray Cardello is a conservative blogger at A Conservative View from New Hampshire who believes America is strong enough to keep us on track but making folks aware of the truth is essential to a successful and prosperous future for us all.