Trust in the mainstream media has long been eroding in America.
No, it’s not the incessant attacks by President Trump that are causing this distrust, although they could certainly be exacerbating it.
The real reason the American people don’t trust the mainstream, corporately-controlled infotainment sector is thanks in large part to the internet. Now, as we are able to share facts, photos, and videos in real time, the layer of nuance and spin that we hear from the talking heads on the television is null and void. We recognize their fervor as nothing more than an emotional exploitation meant to keep us tuned in through the commercial break.
That’s because, if they can’t keep their commercial airtime profitable for their advertisers, folks like Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity, and Chris Cuomo don’t get paid.
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Worse than this purposeful angering of the American people, however, is the power wielded by these enormous corporate behemoths, who are every day influencing our political atmosphere.
Some “news” agencies are actively meddling in elections as well.
A reporter is accusing the managing editor of NBC News and MSNBC’s political coverage of trying to “intimidate” him into spiking a story about the Democratic National Committee in a chilling phone conversation that he says had her acting as a political operative and not a fellow journalist.
Yashar Ali, a high-profile freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Huffington Post and New York magazine, said he was so taken aback by his conversation with Dafna Linzer, who has held the key NBC position since October 2015, that he posted his synopsis of it in a series of tweets Friday. Linzer, he said, was trying to block him from publishing the dates of the 2020 Democratic Party primary debates – a move Ali suspects was made to benefit the DNC, not her employers.
“Yesterday, I received a call from @DafnaLinzer who serves as managing editor of NBC/MSNBC politics. Dafna’s conduct during the call was highly inappropriate and unethical. So what was the purpose of her call? She called me to bully me on behalf of the DNC,” the first tweet read.
And here is where things get downright despicable:
“Dafna, who oversees the political coverage for NBC and MSNBC, was calling to bully me into delaying the publication of an innocuous scoop and at no point did she advocate for her network, it was only about the DNC.”
It would be foolish to forget that this is the same DNC who was found to have colluded with the Hillary Clinton campaign in order to rig the 2016 primary elections in America.
No, folks, it is not Donald Trump who is coercing us to lose faith in the infotainment industry; it’s behavior such as this that has Americans looking elsewhere for the truth.
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