It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them. Using this kind of reasoning, you can believe or not believe anything about anything, without having to bother to deal with facts or logic.— Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) February 15, 2021 People who thrive on their identity as Blue Democrats and Red Republicans hate each other in today's acerbic political arena. No one seems to be able to converse without the subject devolving into politics. Then - POOF! - people move back to their comfortable echo chambers. The film Irresistible is a masterful takedown of our cultural logjam. It's a brilliant piece of film. Amazingly, liberal Jon Stewart produced a
Keen analysis from @MZHemingway. @Yamiche is clearly an activist masquerading as a journalist, e.g. when she tried to connect American nationalism to racism.It’s appalling that taxpayers fund part of her salary.https://t.co/JwfXQiJPJr https://t.co/D5oI46f788— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) April 2, 2020 The codependency of an adversarial media vs. a narcissistic president produces skewed news. This is a glowing example of how our media business has crashed and burned. As comedian Jon Stewart pointed out years ago, media egos took the bait and no straight reporting has been produced since.
There is no shortage of public discourse about biased media. I've spent 40+ years in media with hundreds of colleagues in radio, TV, and print. Media is absolutely staffed with at least 85% liberal leaning people. That's not a slam, just a fact. When liberals are asked about this imbalance, they immediately reply "FOX NEWS!" OK, yes. Fox News, Breitbart, Rush Limbaugh, and a host of smaller conservative outlets still only make up that one piece of pumpkin pie seen above. The rest of the pie represents the liberal influence in the delivery of news products. Journalism instructors are supposed to teach critical thinking and discipline for objectivity but human behavior ultimately prevails in everything we do. Former CBS
Ever since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, much of the news media universe has pounded him. And he hates them back. He brings it on himself. Trump is rude, arrogant, thoughtless, narcissistic, and ill-tempered. He uses Twitter to insult political enemies and even some private citizens with whom he disagrees. Certain media people are rude, arrogant, thoughtless, narcissistic, and ill-tempered. But they're not the president. That's the difference. Trump's war with media has been his biggest conundrum and an odd victory for his supporters. With the President of the United States constantly declaring any criticism as "fake news," it has weakened the overall perception of the media business even if it has bolstered the subscription rates and TV ratings of
The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive After a rebel rancher refusing to pay grazing rights was revealed to be a racist, Comedy Central's faux conservative Stephen Colbert completely eviscerates truly conservative cable news host Sean Hannity for coddling the rancher. Hannity later called the rancher's words "despicable" and Fox News hardly recognizes the grazing rights story it was pounding for days. The rancher's daughter went on Facebook and rephrased her father's rant on "the Negro" to "the Blacks." Of course, Cliven Bundy had to rephrase things, too. It only got worse on CNN. This is as good as political parody gets on TV. Colbert is slated to replace David Letterman on CBS next year. As Colbert