The days of journalistic integrity are long gone. What was once considered a respected profession today’s “journalists” have turned to ruin. The main stream media come up with stories they hope will come true and present them as facts.
It use to be that the press presented the facts and allowed their audience to draw their own conclusions. We as a nation could count on them to inform us of the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. After watching any event in its entirety and then watching the coverage of the very same event is an eye opener. It is clear that the facts presented are misleading if not down right false. The attempt to manipulate the audience is transparent.
The nightly news anchors of yesteryear held themselves to the highest of standards. Today’s nightly news anchors hold themselves in their highest regard. Instead of reporting news, far too often they are the news.
When it was announced that leakers of classified information would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law the press only had one question. “What about us?” Who cares that there are those in our government committing treason?
When Steve Bannon referred to the press as an “enemy of the people” they all cried foul. What true journalists would have done was ask themselves why Bannon called them that in the first place. Could it be because they are not being honest with those that rely on them for the truth?
A free press is important in a free society. So, when the main stream media becomes to busy trying to stir up trouble that they neglect the facts they do more harm than good. At this point in time the press can not be relied on.
The main stream media’s agenda is clear. If it doesn’t support the “Trump Evil” rhetoric they try to force down our throats daily, they don’t report it. It seems odd that the only thing they report on is President Donald J. Trump. Meanwhile the world turns and we the people are left uninformed.
It is bad enough that the main stream media is so mean and hateful towards President Trump. But, President Trump is a big boy. He did not get where he is today by being as “thin-skinned”, “psychotic”, “a thug” etc. that the press reports. At the end of the day, Donald J. Trump is now and will forevermore be the 45th President of the United States of America.
Far worse is what the main stream media refuses to cover. Instead of asking the questions that need to be asked they have become complicit in cover ups. There are definitely a few rocks that need to be turned over regarding many things having nothing to do with the President. Where is Clark Kent when we need him?
To all those narcissistic bullies hiding behind their press passes. Here is a news flash. There are limits to the rights afforded to the “free press”. Everyone is allowed to print whatever they want without government restrictions. However, the press is subject to laws of libel, obscenity, SEDITION, etc.
With “anonymous sources” used to support stories later in need of retraction regularly one might ask if the main stream media isn’t breaking libel laws. Is rude, obnoxious behavior obscene? Now for the big one. Was it a confession when the reporter asked what about the press?
Sedition is defined as the incitement of decent or rebellion against government. If the daily assaults on the President of the United States of America are not meant to take down a sitting President and our democracy as we know it, I don’t know what is. Maybe it’s time for many in the main stream media to lawyer up.