The mainstream media in the United States has been so thoroughly discredited and repeatedly bludgeoned by plummeting ratings, that it’s starting to lash out in all directions.
Outlets like CNN, the Washington Post, MSNBC, and others are so fixated in finding that “gotcha” moment — you know, the silver bullet that will finally allow the Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump and ban Republicans from the White House for the rest of time — that they forget their original mandate.
Embedded in all this is the modern journalist’s sense of self-importance. Pundits like Brian Stelter, Don Lemon, Chris “Fredo” Cuomo” and others truly do see themselves as the people that are going to save the republic from itself. So, it’s almost hard to see their inaccurate reporting as being done in bad faith — there’s a chance that they actually believe their own BS.
So, what happens when they are caught lying red-handed? Well, they don’t have Trump’s instincts for fighting back, so if we’re lucky, we’ll get the occasional correction during a live broadcast. But then, they’re immediately back to their old tricks again.
This trend is most obviously displayed whenever the media talks about the size of President Trump’s campaign rallies. It’s well-known that the President has become something like the Motley Crüe of politics — he sells out arenas, and performs like a rock star. He has followers who make a point to hit multiple campaign stops, because the events are just that darned entertaining.
Despite all of this, the media is still convinced that the President is lying about the size of his crowds, when he clearly isn’t. Watch Mark Dice break down this odd obsession by the media below.