October 24, 2016

Media’s “hero” or “zero” WikiLeaks coverage, depends on how it affects Clinton

Brian LilleyArchive

As individuals, we can admit that our personal views of WikiLeaks may depend on what’s being leaked but when it comes to the media, there’s an inherent bias on display in avoiding covering a story that would expose Hillary Clinton’s corruption.

Watch as I take a look at the difference in coverage from the media to previous WikiLeaks document dumps.

The fact is, when leaked documents made a Republican administration look bad, the media spread the story far and wide claiming the public had “a right to know”.

Now with the John Podesta emails that show the nefarious activities of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, we get near silence.

This is an important story the media should tell but unfortunately, it doesn’t fit their ultimate agenda which is to get Hillary Clinton elected.

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commented 2016-10-26 00:42:47 -0400
The press can act the role of public opinion or miseducate it. Thus we may see terrorists heroized, or secret matters pertaining to the nation’s defense publicly revealed, or we may witness shameless intrusion into the privacy of well-known people according to the slogan “Everyone is entitled to know everything.” (But this is a false slogan of a false era; far greater in value is the forfeited right of people not to know, not to have their divine souls stuffed with gossip, nonsense, vain talk. A person who works and leads a meaningful life has no need for this excessive and burdening flow of information.)

Hastiness and superficiality — these are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century and more than anywhere else this is manifested in the press. In-depth analysis of a problem is anathema to the press; it is contrary to its nature. The press merely picks out sensational formulas.

Such as it is, however, the press has become the greatest power within Western countries, exceeding that of the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary. Yet one would like to ask: According to what law has it been elected and to whom is it responsible? In the Communist East, a journalist is frankly appointed as a state official. But who has voted Western journalists into their positions of power, for how long a time, and with what prerogatives?

There is yet another surprise for someone coming from the totalitarian East with its rigorously unified press: One discovers a common trend of preferences within the Western press as a whole (the spirit of the time), generally accepted patterns of judgment, and maybe common corporate interests, the sum effect being not competition but unification. Unrestrained freedom exists for the press, but not for readership, because newspapers mostly transmit in a forceful and emphatic way those opinions which do not too openly contradict their own and that general trend.

Without any censorship in the West, fashionable trends of thought and ideas are fastidiously separated from those that are not fashionable, and the latter, without ever being forbidden have little chance of finding their way into periodicals or books or being heard in colleges. Your scholars are free in the legal sense, but they are hemmed in by the idols of the prevailing fad. There is no open violence, as in the East; however, a selection dictated by fashion and the need to accommodate mass standards frequently prevents the most independent-minded persons from contributing to public life and gives rise to dangerous herd instincts that block dangerous herd development.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Harvard University 1978
commented 2016-10-25 22:01:06 -0400
Jack Palance. I agree (there is no way I can know for certain) but I do find it kind of funny when politicians say we can neither confirm nor deny the allegations contained n the emails (that’s lawyer talk used to avoid denying what they can’t deny) and simultaneously blaming Russia.
commented 2016-10-25 15:41:20 -0400
EDWARD JOBIN, I agree. And the Democrat surrogates attack on the Wikileaks documents is like saying that a murder weapon shouldn’t be entered into evidence in a trial because it was stolen by a thief during a break and enter.
commented 2016-10-25 14:08:43 -0400
Edward just the claim Russian was interfering is suspect. Just because she says that doesn’t make it true.
commented 2016-10-25 12:48:43 -0400
I thought it was highly hypocritical when Obama and Hillary were feigning outrage at Russian hacking for trying to interfere with their democratic process. Where was that outrage when foreign governments were sending them money? Where was the outrage of the “theft” of personal property when the New York Times said they were going to publish Donald Trump’s taxes and even expressed a willingness to go to jail for it?
commented 2016-10-25 12:43:02 -0400
Maybe some of the politicians need to take responsibility for their own actions. It is hard to call out Russia for lying when they do it all too routinely themselves and are so openly two faced to the public who they are simply exploiting to get themselves elected and push forward their own extreme agendas. Julian Assange is by no means a huge Donald Trump fan. When he was asked about if he had any Wikileaks on Donald Trump he said he did but then added “but really what could be worse than what comes out of his own mouth”. Touche. I believe he has seen enough over the years and now sees the extreme media bias and in his opinion has stated “If the Americans elect Hillary Clinton as President of the United States they are erecting a demon”. I personally am grateful to Julian Assange for doing what the media and legal system has completely failed to do.
commented 2016-10-25 09:32:49 -0400
Its no different up here. The MSM were upset that the voters elected the Conservatives even after a hatchet job on Stephen Harper that for the following 11 years it was non-stop complaining and looking under rocks. Was a $16 orange juice at an expensive hotel really all that outrageous when you would pay pretty much close to that at a good hotel in North America? But the press dogged the minister.

No matter what Harper’s governments did, it wasn’t good. We were relative untouched by the downturn of a few years ago and came out the strongest nation in the world. Not good enough.

The slagging was the real reason why Harper lost. Ask anyone who said they weren’t voting for him why and the reply was because he was secretive, mean, evil, abusive, or destroying Canada. Ask for an example, and you get a blank expression.

And that is exactly what is happening to Trump. I turned on CNN to see if there was anything happening in the rest of the world and all it was was a slag fest about Trump. The announcer/moderator/host/on-air “talent” was gleefully downgrading Trump. Laughing at Trump. Essentially saying that Trump has lost. Similar on the other networks, especially with CTV’s National with Lisa Laflamme.

Hopefully this wil backfire: all Trump supporters show up to vote and Sick Hillary’s supporters don’t bother. After all, she wants to get her money’s worth.
commented 2016-10-25 03:29:46 -0400
It’s not just the American media that’s rigged. All last week, with new Podesta emails coming out every day, the CBC National News never mentioned Wikileaks even once. In fact, I don’t think they’ve ever mentioned Wikileaks during this campaign. But of course they just couldn’t help themselves from reporting on every single negative story about Donald Trump. The CBC National News is sickening globalist propaganda mind control.
commented 2016-10-25 00:49:57 -0400
Don’t forget, D. Trump will be interviewed this Thurs at 8pm on EWTN (Catholic channel).
commented 2016-10-25 00:47:33 -0400
Jack Pallance:
I fear you are right.
The worst thing the Republican party could do is not backup Trump.
They should have found some common ground and made talks work and support him no matter what. Our conservative party didn’t backup Harper; they all resigned!
Otherwise, Trump has a pretty good group surrounding him, including Ben Carson, Larry Kudlow (economics).
If you’ve never prayed before, pray now. We blew it for Canada.
commented 2016-10-24 23:14:55 -0400
Except their is no “next time”. They will certainly be devouring their own vomit, which I think is what God has planned for them. The Republican party is finished.
commented 2016-10-24 23:09:10 -0400
The media is biased? I better alert the media.
commented 2016-10-24 23:08:39 -0400
Jack Pallance i think we do have to hit bottom anyways. If there are this many brainless people then they need a lesson in reality.
commented 2016-10-24 22:43:55 -0400
Sorry, Peter, but conservatives have a penchant for self delusion. They are cherry picking only polls good for Donald. He is 6 points behind Clinton. WIkileaks isn’t doing anything to change that. The debate did nothing to change that. This is what Americans want. They want a criminal in the White House. They want millions of mexicans pushing down their wages. And they want to bring in boat loads of Syrian refugees. I know my childrens’ dual status aint worth shit now. The Republic is gone.
commented 2016-10-24 21:58:03 -0400
Okeefe’s candid videos proving Clinton and the DNC in criminal conspiracy have gone viral on the net but still never been mentioned on MSM – except where Trump referenced tem in the debate – total black out on media coverage of this smoking gun scandal – pussy whipped dogs don’t deserve to call yourselves journalists.
commented 2016-10-24 20:52:51 -0400
Lol. A free pass Until November 9.You mean when she goes to jail?
commented 2016-10-24 19:53:13 -0400
He better find a hole good and deep. Once Hillary is done with Donald, he is next.
commented 2016-10-24 19:51:12 -0400
Trolls back under the bridge or bus
commented 2016-10-24 19:49:24 -0400
Good one BRAIN , that ones been on the back burner of my mind
commented 2016-10-24 19:15:39 -0400
Unfortunately, the truth will only come out after the fact when it is too late.
Almost like slapping the public in the face or throwing cold water on them and saying….gotcha!
commented 2016-10-24 19:06:42 -0400
Yep. The regressive socialist journalist collaborators in action. Much like Nationalist Socialist and Soviet Socialist journalists. What happened to them when average joe regained influence and power?