Monday, November 7, 2016 (Issue #2)
by Michael C. Medeiros, Opinion & Editorial Editor
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Recently, former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson tweeted his summation of the mainstream media this election cycle, noting that, “it is obvious that the media has decided who the winner of this election should be.”
“By grossly overplaying its hand, the media has lost all credibility as a source for objective facts and surrendered its role as a neutral arbiter of political discourse,” Carson said.
He has a point. And although “liberal media bias” has long been a rallying cry of those on the right, recent revelations released by Wikileaks, along with undercover footage from investigative reporter James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, has given serious credence to their claims.
“It is obvious that the media has decided who the winner of this election should be. By grossly overplaying its hand, the media has lost all credibility as a source for objective facts and surrendered its role as a neutral arbiter of political discourse.”
In the beginning of October, Wikileaks released a batch of incriminating emails it had obtained from the hacked Gmail account of Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta. One of the email threads contained a suspicious chain of correspondence between Clinton Campaign Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri and former CNN contributor and current acting DNC Chair Donna Brazile.
The email appeared to suggest that Brazile tipped off the Clinton Campaign on the questions that were going to be asked at an upcoming CNN primary debate between Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
“From time to time I get the questions in advance,” Brazile wrote. “Here’s one that worries me about HRC…”
She then included a question about the death penalty that was later asked to Clinton verbatim at the town hall-style debate.
In another set of emails, CNBC anchor and primary debate moderator John Harwood appeared to be advising the Clinton Campaign. And yet, even more threads reveal that Hillary Clinton herself was acting as if she was Editor-in Chief of the Boston Globe and the New York Times, approving (or disproving) of quotes and stories about her before they went to print.
Earlier this month, a batch of videos released by Project Veritas provided solid audio and video evidence, which seemed to expose communications, and more specifically, coordination between the Clinton Campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the non-profit PAC Americans United for Change (which is a crime, by the way).
In one clip, Democracy Partners Chief Bob Creamer, a Democratic political operative who’s visited the White House over 300 times, told undercover reporters that Hillary Clinton gave orders to the PAC to have professional protesters to cause disruptions at Trump rallies.
The PAC paid professional disruptors to travel to Donald Trump rallies dressed in a Donald Duck suit, holding a sign that said, “Donald Trump ducks his tax returns.”
“In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground,” said Creamer to undercover reporters. “So, by God, we got ducks on the ground… don’t repeat that to anybody.”
It is quite interesting to note that when women came out of the woodwork and accused Trump of sexual assault, major news networks like CNN and MSNBC immediately took it as absolute fact, without any substantiation or proof. Yet, when Project Veritas provides legitimate documentation of voter fraud and other nefarious transgressions committed by the Clinton Campaign or The Democratic National Committee, the main stream media doesn’t believe anything they see or hear, all while labeling James O’Keefe a “discredited” journalist.
“If anything, this election has exposed the sad state of journalism in America.”
The left loves to throw around the word “fascism” when referring to Donald Trump, yet when presented with these facts, who is the real fascist? If fascism is the marriage of big business and government, Hillary is the true fascist.
If anything, this election has exposed the sad state of journalism in America. The degradation of the craft through unethical back-room deals and cozy relationships with corrupt politicians has eliminated any moral superiority the U.S. had over our super-power rivals Russia and China, and that is truly lamentable.