November 12, 2016

R.I.P. dishonest media: Hillary wasn’t the only casualty of Trump's win

David MenziesMission Specialist

Billary Clinton wasn’t the only casualty following the November 8th Presidential election. The other dead-on-arrival corpse was the once proud craft of journalism.

The carnage isn’t just limited to the USA. Journalism’s pretty much dead or dying, financially, morally and ethically in so many other places, including Canada.

South of the border for the past 18 months, we witnessed the slobbering love affair between an overwhelmingly leftwing media and the Democrats.

It was wince-inducing to see mainstream media outlets morphing into stooges for Hillary; turning a blind eye to Benghazi and trying not to dwell too much on her troubles with an unsecured server resulting in classified emails being hacked.

While Trump was mercilessly vilified for some crass reality TV comments, Hillary was fawned over. Considering the adoration Lady Clinton received from CNN, I’m surprised they didn’t simply rebrand themselves as the Clinton News Network.

Progressive zealots spout an odious agenda but they’re not stupid. They continue to infiltrate the four P’s of society: professors, politicians, police, and the press.

It’s all about shaping public opinion to fit their narrative. And while mainstream newspapers have always held biased viewpoints, they used to be confined to the op-ed pages but have now moved to the front page, posing as actual news.

Why can’t biased media outlets come clean and declare their bias upfront? Can’t we at least be honest about the dishonesty?

There was a silver lining though. Those media outlets that tried to cook the outcome of the American election, utterly failed.

Tuesday’s election was all about a majority of Americans rejecting elitism, including media elitism.

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commented 2016-11-12 18:40:58 -0500
Interesting is to put it mildly . Just watch the ‘scavengers ’ start to ’bugger’ down. The USA ain’t for SALE anymore.
commented 2016-11-12 18:34:46 -0500
@peyer, too many to list. Simply type fox news and lies into a search engine and the evidence spills from the screen
commented 2016-11-12 18:10:35 -0500
You nailed it David!.. As a fellow Ryerson Journalism grad (‘67), I use the National Post as my miner’s canary as to the future of journalism in Canada… One has to remember that the NP was founded by Conrad Black to breach the then existing Berlin Wall of left wing spin across Canada… It also started going left under Postmedia ownership and really went into a spiral going into the last federal election when all the big “names” vied with one another to out slam Harper… And more and more choosing to spike letters to the editor critical of the NDP and the LIberals… With the likes of Andrew Coyne setting the “standards” at the NP these days, it will be very telling after Trump’s Triumph to see if management “got the message” and will now try to pull out of their death spiral… The coming months should be very interesting…
commented 2016-11-12 17:27:09 -0500
You DO realize I was referring to the CBC and Peter Mansbridge ? If not—-just tell me. Maybe the way I post —-just doesn’t fit here.
commented 2016-11-12 17:02:27 -0500
No. You have it all wrong. Please continue with your sanitized ,one sided journalism . It is not an accusation. It is just what you do. Keep it up! No problem. You are a rather amusing bunch.
commented 2016-11-12 16:50:38 -0500
D.H. Chaisson said, “the lying Fox News as dishonest journalism”

People like you make these accusations, freely tossing them around without any proof.

D.H. Chaisson, you are a liar.
commented 2016-11-12 16:45:21 -0500
It is a real shame that Society has ‘Progressed’ to the point that you watch the news on TV with the ‘kids’ and then you go on the internet to find out the TRUTH .
commented 2016-11-12 16:13:52 -0500
Cable news is toast – just look at the ratings, Dead Tree Media is RIP.

The latest from the Gallup Poll is that only 32% of Americans trust the print and TV media to tell the truth.

In the 18-25 age group that trust figure plummet to 14%, so the only people who are still getting their information from MSM sources are old people and zombies The real casualty of the successful populist backlash to morbid establishment conformity are the so called professional journalists who grind out the pathetic drivel saturating a media no one with a brain trusts any more – they have all the persuasion power of a sebaceous cyst.
commented 2016-11-12 15:49:08 -0500
It is real shame that the so-called elites and the MSM got so full of themselves, that they actually thought, that They could fool the working men and women forever. They thought thy could purchase and fool us forever. But, like a spurned women we are back with a Vengeance . Journalism has changed FOREVER.
commented 2016-11-12 15:42:19 -0500
D.H. Chaisson, you’re and absolute riot! No, really. Your satirical sense of humor is priceless. Keep it coming, please. We all really appreciate the laughter and joy you bring to our dull boring existence. It’s like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. Much appreciated by all…. really…. honest. I look forward to your next brilliant satirical post.
commented 2016-11-12 15:38:05 -0500
commented 2016-11-12 15:22:33 -0500
For years, the Cons didn’t mind the lying Fox News as dishonest journalism. Now they care about dishonest journalism. Odd
commented 2016-11-12 15:19:31 -0500
The MSM are all a bunch of beslubbering, beef-witted clotpoles…
commented 2016-11-12 15:06:03 -0500
Rebel Fan commented
“The Rebel is the only media worth watching.”

commented 2016-11-12 15:02:37 -0500

“For the Nazi Party, the brownshirts — who included the unemployed, the underemployed, apprentices and high-school students — were “political soldiers.” In Goebbel’s view, their task was the “conquest of the street.” In the melting pot of Berlin, these primarily young men were supposed to reconcile and embody two previously hostile worldviews: nationalism, which Goebbels believed had to be “reshaped in a revolutionary way,” and a “true socialism” free of Marxism."

Looks like the democrats believe in using brownshirt tactics.
commented 2016-11-12 14:59:40 -0500
Just imagine the number of people who will no longer buy from the defunct media’s advertisers…..oh well….
commented 2016-11-12 14:38:39 -0500
The Rebel is the only media worth watching.
commented 2016-11-12 14:06:49 -0500
My parents taught me lying was wrong when I was a kid and to never lie to a friend. That will break the trust and you will NEVER earn that trust back, ever!
The MSM has broken that trust, over and over again and in the most despicable, heinous, underhanded and treasonous ways. Spin, misinformation, outright lies, collusion and the massive sins of omission – bad taste and moral bankruptcy being part and parcel of those attracted to the cesspool the MSM has proven itself to be.
You cannot ‘fix’ the MSM, it must be allowed to self destruct and turn to rubble, in order to build a new source of trustworthy news and reporting upon the MSM carcass and the handful of corporate directors who own and/or control the editorial content of ALL the MSM.
Likely the so-called alt-right could rise to ascension and fill the role the MSM once did decades and decades ago.
You’re done MSM. You killed yourself. Lie down and die.
Don’t go away mad…just go away.
commented 2016-11-12 13:45:51 -0500
Those divisive political warmongers, Elizabeth Warren and Harry Reid, have been busy ratcheting up the hatred which so inspires The Worst Generation, the little millennial snowflakes, into stomping their little feet, crying, rioting, looting, vandalizing and viciously physically attacking those whom they think should have voted differently.
Then they (and the media’s racist talking heads) point their fingers at Donald Trump and demand that he does something to “fix the [current] divide” which they claim Trump created.
The so-called “United” States have always had divisions. Between North and South, Black and White, Democrat and Republican, Coke and Pepsi, Tastes Great and Less Filling, etc.
Embracing (and sometimes enduring) these divisions make America great. There are no wounds to heal, just some petulant, spoiled little brats need to grow up.
commented 2016-11-12 13:24:48 -0500
well said David , they tried their damnedest to get crooked hillary elected and up here the cbc and our msm totally vilified Harper and help get the liberals back into their corrupt troughs and the dumbest pm in Canadian history, who is also a traitor to his country .