Journalism is dead. Here’s proof…
Trust in the media is at an all-time low. Most Americans believe that reporters file their stories before knowing the facts and 60 percent of people surveyed think that sources pay journalists to report the stories.
Unsurprisingly, the trust in media sources is divided along party lines with Democrats more likely to still have faith in unbiased reportage while virtually all Republicans find bias as rampant.
Here is a prime example of why that is.
On Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) retweeted a photo of some high school students wearing “Team Mitch” t-shirts (that are available for purchase on the Senate Majority Leader’s website,) mocking a cardboard cutout of the freshman Congresswoman. One teen has his arm around her waist and appears to be kissing her cheek, while one is holding his hand as though choking her. The others are simply making a “thumbs-down”, one is pointing, and one is just standing smiling.
AOC was very, very offended.
Hey @senatemajldr – these young men look like they work for you.
Just wanted to clarify: are you paying for young men to practice groping & choking members of Congress w/ your payroll, or is this just the standard culture of #TeamMitch?
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 6, 2019
It turns out that these weren’t staffers on the Mitch McConnell team, but a group of high school students who had a photo of them posing with the lifesize cutout posted online.
The Daily Beast jumped on this nontroversy and reported on it with one helluva spicy tweet claiming that the campaign manager for Senate Majority Leader “essentially said boys will be boys.”
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 6, 2019
Except… that’s not what he said at all.
Kevin Golden, Cocaine Mitch’s campaign manager first said that the teens weren’t official members of the campaign and that the image (along with the comments) were being used to publicly shame young Republicans. He then went further and condemned the photo itself.
In a statement, Kevin Golden said the media is using the image to “demonize, stereotype, and publicly castigate every young person who dares to get involved with Republican politics,” adding that “these young men are not campaign staff, they are high schoolers.” In another statement, Golden condemned the photo, saying: “Team Mitch in no way condones any aggressive, suggestive, or demeaning act toward life sized cardboard cut outs of any gender in a manner similar to what we saw from President Obama’s speechwriting staff several years ago.”
Source: Daily Beast
McConnell said “Team Mitch ***in no way condones*** any aggressive, suggestive, or demeaning act toward life-sized cardboard cut-outs of any gender in a similar manner to what we saw from Obama’s speechwriting staff.”
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) August 6, 2019
Back in the day, Vanity Fair had slammed Obama’s “wunderkind” speechwriter, Jon Favreau, for his sexist stunt with the Hillary cut out. Allegedly, Favreau was an adult at the time even though he wasn’t behaving like one.
So, AOC spreads a story framing teen boys wearing “Team Mitch” shirts, and The Daily Beast reported it and shaped the story.
Not to be outdone, Newsweak, oh, sorry — Newsweek, reports on that AOC “slams” McConnell campaign’s “boys will be boys” defense.
That’s not what happened at all.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 6, 2019
And now, this is the narrative — especially now that AOC is turning the outrage up to 11 for political purposes.
New York Post headline:
New York Daily News headline:
The far-left sites are also predictably spreading this “fake news” just as The Mary Sue does here:
They’re not even hiding that they’re getting their marching orders from the left.
Look at what the Former Newspaper of Record, The New York Times, did with its headline after liberals went batsh!t crazy reacting to it.
Alex Griswold of The Washington Free Beacon puts it all in perspective.
Pretty clear the McConnell statement was not "boys will be boys" but "why the hell are you, a major media outlet, asking us about the actions of children who have no formal ties to our campaign" pic.twitter.com/w2PQRrdw7x
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) August 6, 2019
1. GOP issues statement
2. News org lies about statement
3. Dem quotes said lie as if it was from the statement
It's a great playbook pic.twitter.com/SllZtrS7co
— F. Bill McMorris (@FBillMcMorris) August 6, 2019
They’ve learned nothing from the horrific Covington kids Social Media(D) pile-on.
They’re going to continue to dox children for their political views.
But heaven forbid you say anything critical about an autistic climate activist that says she can see invisible CO2 with the naked eye.
The left is very concerned over the misogyny of these teens wearing “Team Mitch” shirts, but it would be totally cool if these teen boys were dressed in pleather, thongs, platform heels, wrapped in feather boas twerking next to AOC’s cutout — because that would be real progress.
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We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.
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