Fox News is slowly becoming the new CNN.
In fact, most conservatives don’t believe there is a mainstream media outlet geared to represent their values anymore. But typically, Fox is as close as we can get.
Lately though, it seems Fox leans left and often ridicules the president. This time, one Fox affiliate went too far.
As Yahoo News elaborates:
The side by side comparison posted on MyNorthwest.com –which shows Trump with an altered face, different skin tone and a loop of himself licking of his lips – was made after a listener sent video footage to conservative talk radio host Todd Herman of KTTH in Seattle.
The Seattle Times reports that Q13 news director Erica Hill released multiple statements regarding the footage, concluding with: “We’ve completed our investigation into this incident and determined that the actions were the result of an individual editor whose employment has been terminated.”
So who was this editor? And what other types of news did she influence?
Sadly, it’s becoming way too easy to alter video. And as we know of Leftists, they will use any opportunity to bash Trump, ergo Conservatism.
But “fake news” is synonymous with Leftists these days, and social media made that clear.
Never trust the media.
— brainfart (@brainfa28644980) January 10, 2019
Well again the media out of control.
— Rich Hickey (@RichHickey1) January 10, 2019
The Death of Journalism
The Trump Administration ushered in a new era. The Era of Prosperity.
Today, we carefully watch as the job rate grows daily. Also, the Dow keeps climbing. And these are just for starters.
Trump has closed trade gaps by negotiating better deals with other countries. And because of Trump’s policies, the economy hasn’t been this strong in decades.
These are good things, but the best thing may be what’s happened to the media.
Sadly, we witnessed the death of journalism during the time of Obama. However, there was a time when reporters worked to tell the stories from a neutral point of view. The readers/viewers were trusted to digest the information and form their own opinions.
But what’s good about what’s happening now is the correction that has finally begun. Without Trump, the pendulum would not swing back towards a correction.
The Worst of the Worst
Each year, The Washington Free Beacon presents a roundup of MSNBC’s biggest failures or otherwise shoddy reporting and commentary.
As you can imagine, the second year of the Trump presidency provided ample fodder for the left-wing news outlet to smear conservatives and embarrass itself.
The Free Beacon’s David Rutz gathered the material, starting with the Rev. Al Sharpton misspelling the word “respect” in a botched attempt to channel the famous Aretha Franklin song. The video includes throwbacks to some of the worst media moments in 2018 you may have forgotten.
“In the second year of the Trump administration, there were Russia conspiracies galore (John Heilemann asked if Devin Nunes was a ‘Russian agent’), insults to throw around (‘Morning Joe’ host Mika Brzezinski called the secretary of state a ‘wannabe dictator’s buttboy’) and fates to ponder (Katy Tur wondered if her entire life was ‘pointless’ because of climate change),” Rutz wrote.
Among the offenders:
Host Nicole Wallace tried not to jinx Andrew Gillum as he ran for governor of Florida (spoiler alert: he lost). She also asked how an NBC reporter could resist wringing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ neck.
Later in the video, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin said Sanders had “no right to live a life of no fuss, no muss, after lying to the press — after lying to the press, after inciting against the press.” Naturally, no such attacks were lodged against President Barack Obama’s own press secretaries, who also routinely lied and stretched the truth to protect the president.
Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steel told viewers, “Your kids could be next”. He said this while talking about the Department of Homeland Security “concentration camps” for children whose parents (or smuggler) brought them into the U.S. illegally.
And of course, there were plenty of stories about alleged “collusion” between President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government. Former Republican strategist to Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign, Steve Schmidt, claimed the unproven collusion conspiracy to be the “greatest crime in American history.”
But it gets more ridiculous as Malcolm Nance claimed the American public was brainwashed by the Russians into accepting an invasion. And what of the once respected Carl Bernstein?
As we previously shared,
CNN’s Carl Bernstein says the media should censor Trump’s live press conferences and only air selected clips later they decide are news. pic.twitter.com/Iv67oOPsXz
CNN's Carl Bernstein says the media should censor Trump's live press conferences and only air selected clips later they decide are news. pic.twitter.com/Iv67oOPsXz
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) November 20, 2018
Interestingly, the media knows they are nothing without Trump. Unfortunately they score more ratings when the spew the anti-Trump narrative at times. Hopefully Fox can find its way back to Conservatism and not become fake news as well.