I really don’t relish what media is doing these days. I mean, that would be like being a police officer for forty years and being tagged as a murderer because you shot a bank robber trying to flee after you ordered him to stop. And then cops everywhere got a bad rap because of it. Well, I didn’t throw off “fake news” when I was in the media world, but there is enough of it going around these days to make up for it.
Let me make on suggestion to the media everywhere. Stop. Just plain friggin’ stop! Think about your stories and why it is you’re covering them. Ask yourself if you airing or writing about that particular story is worth you losing your job and being forever ostracized in your profession. Ask yourself if producing a story that you KNOW is false, if it’s worth the loss of credibility that you are causing not just to your employer, but your entire industry. My hunch is, it isn’t.
So, in light of no fewer than seven attempts at trying to make Donald Trump look silly over the past week, and failing at each turn because he called you on it, let’s do something different, shall we? Let’s trying actually COVERING the news, rather than trying to fabricate it. Let’s try actually being OBJECTIVE rather than slamming conservatives because they believe different from you. Let’s try actually reporting on a situation, not trying to “change the world” as your professors in J-School taught you.
In short, members of the media, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves. You have become no different than the whores on the street corners in every major city. You are selling your soul for a story that you hope will bring you a little bit of fame and fortune, even as you know in your heart that the story is full of holes and will be prosecuted as “fake news” by Trump himself. Why in God’s name would you put yourself through that?
And then you have the audacity to go to a White House press briefing and criticize Sarah Huckabee Sanders for calling you out on it? Stop playing in your sandboxes and grow the hell up! You guys are the ones that have lied, and cheated, and mis-represented stories. You’re the ones that have fabricated stories on Trump, or the “dossier”, or protected Hillary. You have played the political game and lost, when you shouldn’t even have dressed for the game in the first place. Your job was to report on the game, not take part in it. And you need to stop before you blow up the entire profession.
Media has become the new “used car salesmen” of the 1960’s. Nobody trusts you, nobody likes you. Nobody feels that you can objectively tell them what’s going on, and that is the start of the slippery slope that ends our country. If you can’t trust the press to be honest and forthright, and dig for stories, regardless which side they are on, that shine a bright spotlight on the truth, and call out those that are guilty, then you have lost everything the First Amendment stands for. Freedom of the Press? Nope. Not when you are out yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater, or making up stories about some stupid dossier that the Democrats paid to have written as a smear piece against their political rival.
Time to grow up, media…or we will leave you in the dust!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!