I’ve been writing about the mendacious press recently. Here’s an example of its self-important arrogance via Howard Kurtz of Fox News, and it’s at least as destructive of our nation as is its dishonesty and hypocrisy.
Liberal investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald recently told Slate that “the US media is essentially 100% united, vehemently, against Trump, and preventing him from being elected president”….
And Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times:
If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous, then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional. That’s uncomfortable and uncharted territory for every mainstream, nonopinion journalist I’ve ever known, and by normal standards, untenable.
balance has been on vacation since Mr Trump stepped onto his golden Trump Tower escalator last year to announce his candidacy.
But, as Kurtz pointed out, if that’s the opinion, then by all means write it. But write as opinion, don’t masquerade it as fact. The latter is not just intellectually dishonest, it’s purely dishonest, and it stems from the unqualified self-importance, and unearned importance, of these pseudo-journalists.