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Instapundit always says "Just consider them to be activists with bylines."
Conrad Black begins:
There has never been a presidential campaign in the United States where the administration was so massively opposed by the principal press outlets as in this election. Nor, in at least a century, have the national political media so widely and thoroughly discarded the traditional criterion for journalistic professionalism: the clear division between comment and reporting.
The real problem is that it is clear that everything that is coming out of NYT and WaPo now is simply being made up out of whole cloth. Never any substantiation for anything other than the classic "anonymous" officials/sources. Never even a single paper document to substantiate the accusations.
Once they start the ball rolling, all the other leftist media then pick it up and repeat it as true.
One night in 1880, John Swinton, then the preeminent New York journalist, was the guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying:
“There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
“The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread.
You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”
(Source: Labor’s Untold Story, by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, NY, 1955/1979.)
Where I went to college the education majors were notorious for being the dumbest kids on campus. We didn't have a journalism school, but from what I have seen of journalists, they would give the education majors some serious competition in the dumb contest.
If the American press is against him then he must be doing something/everything right and he is the best possible choice for America.
Doubt me? They are for Biden! That tells you all you need to know. Biden will be a disaster, economic, social, trade and defense. You would have to hate America; be in favor of over throwing America, to want Biden as our next president.
Where is Durham? Does he understand that the value of his investigation will drop to zero on November 4th? The ostensible purpose of the investigation was to identify and bring to justice those who plotted to overthrow a duly elected president. The value of this is that many low information voters could then see the truth and how they were duped by the left. If he doesn't follow through before the next election then his efforts have no value... Unless that was the whole purpose of his appointment.
Journalists, and TV journalists especially, are only a couple of notches above people who cut up small children and put them in the freezers. They have become among the very worst that the country can produce.