‘Let Mainstream Media and Journalism Do Its Job’: Are You Serious?

There is no one better at compiling lists than Victor Davis Hanson — here he provides “an angry reader” a list of some of the reasons why the mainstream media is losing credibility fast:

From an Angry Reader:

Your opinions are about as nutty as the incoming administration and fake news as well as Trump’s constant spins/basic lies. Let mainstream media and journalism in general do their job and ask the hard questions that need to be answered. We are just plain lucky the 4th estate is around to keep Trump and his cronies under the microscope.

 Jim Kirk

Victor Davis Hanson’s Reply:

Dear Angry Reader Jim Kirk,

Why does the Left always begin with invective and slurs rather than an argument? It is hard to answer your incoherence given that there are not examples or logic.

RE: Mainstream media?

Are you serious?

Where have you been the last eight years? Have you tuned into an Obama news conference which is usually a rivalry of reporters trying to outdo the next in obsequiousness?

Have you reviewed the ethos of the mainstream media as captured in Wikileaks?

A Glen Thrush of Politico writing to the Clinton Campaign to confess he’s a “hack,” while he sends his pre-published puff pieces for its approval?

Or Donna Brazile writing to Mr. Podesta to brag she unethically has access to debate questions?

Or John Harwood writing to boast about his hits as a debate moderator on Trump?

Or Dana Milbank writing the Clinton campaign requesting free research help from them for his hit piece on Trump?

Or CNN’s Christiane Amanpour explaining why reporters cannot and should not be neutral anymore?

Or The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg writing that in matters of covering Trump, journalists need not be neutral or “fair”?

Fake News? Should we laugh or cry when the fabulist Brian Williams lectures on the dangers of faking the news?

The list could be expanded, but these are the people whom you trust to keep “Trump and his cronies under the microscope.”

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