If you weren’t paying attention in the past month, you might actually believe that Russian spies infiltrated our voting booths to help Donald Trump win the presidential election. Well, at least that’s the perception the big three news networks are trying to create by repeatedly insisting that Russia “hacked the election.”
Democracy is all well and good, until the outcome of a popular vote is unpopular with the liberal media.
The people of the United Kingdom voted on June 23, to leave the European Union. The broadcast news programs tried their own veto, focusing heavily on voter “Bregret” and anger in the three nights following the vote.
Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010, the broadcast networks have been whining about corporate influence in politics — but not right now.
The media often attack the conservative Koch brothers for “trying to influence the political process.” They similarly complained that the Supreme Court was “opening the floodgates for big money” when the Citizens United ruling allowed businesses to make unlimited political donations.
Actor and producer Robert De Niro has bowed to science and withdrawn an anti-vaccination documentary from his Tribeca Film Festival lineup.
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt spent more than two minutes on March 28 covering De Niro’s “rare change of heart” to pull the “controversial documentary film.” The segment did an excellent job of covering the discredited claims about vaccines and De Niro’s decision.
Imagine if the Koch brothers supported disruptive protests that shut down a Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders rally, The broadcast news networks would be tripping over each other to tell the story.
But because it was Soros-funded groups undermining free speech and silencing a Trump rally, the morning and evening news on ABC, NBC, and CBS haven’t even hinted at that part of the story from the canceled rally on Friday, March 11, 2016 through March 14, 2016’s evening news shows.
The Paris climate talks have been underway for four days, and broadcast network coverage included journalists marveling at the French security presence and praising the talks’ goals.
Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2, the morning and evening news shows on ABC, NBC, and CBS collectively spent more than 30 minutes covering the U.N. climate conference in Paris, called COP 21.
Like the nag of a dripping faucet, the liberal news media spent years warning about melting glaciers and ice caps because of global warming.
Media outlets predicted an “ice-free” Arctic time and again, and so far have been wrong. But with all the panic about melting glaciers, or sea ice, or ice at the poles the media have reported, one would imagine good news about increasing ice would at least get some attention.
After an international agency made an announcement about risk of eating processed meats, many media outlets went hog wild. That included the broadcast networks which hyped the “troubling new warning” and ordered people to “cut down on that red meat.”
ABC and NBC evening news programming hyped the “unprecedented “warning,” and the decision to put them in the “same category” of carcinogens as smoking and asbestos, even though both of those are far more dangerous. The following day, NBC simultaneously told people not to “panic,” but urged them to “drastically” cut meat consumption.
The Democrats are determined to make the issue of gun control a presidential campaign issue, according to The Washington Post. And they already have the help of the news media.
Although the broadcast network evening shows said nothing about gun control immediately following the first Republican presidential debate, the Oregon community college shooting on Oct. 1, changed the media’s agenda. It also changed the agenda for the liberals running for the Democratic nomination.
Bernie Sanders is polling better than Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, while the liberal broadcast networks continue to downplay his extreme views.
A New Hampshire poll released Sept. 8, 2015, indicated Sanders had pulled ahead of fellow presidential candidate Clinton. The networks jumped to report the poll’s findings, but haven’t properly labeled Sanders’ political views in more than two months. The last mention was on NBC Nightly News on July 3.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, destroying homes, businesses, and claiming more than 1,000 lives. The networks saw Katrina as a harbinger of climate doom.
Hurricane Katrina was the 7th-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, the third-deadliest in US history, and the most expensive at roughly $108 billion (including economic impact,). That was more than twice as costly as Tropical Storm Sandy, which hit New York and New Jersey in 2012.
The Cold War is clearly over. In just a few decades, the media have dragged the U.S. from red, white and blue to just red. ABC, CBS and NBC have normalized the far-left views of socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders simply by refusing to say the word “socialism” -- ignoring it in 82 percent of stories.
Socialism, which used to be equated with “gulag,” bread lines and the deaths of tens of millions of innocent people, has become mainstream in the news media and an afterthought in their coverage.