Now THIS is an interesting slip of the tongue.
The #oldmedia, the #cronymedia, are on notice. They were so obviously pro-Clinton in the 2016 race that many Americans just gave up on the #oldmedia altogether. Any sense of fairness seemed in 2016 to go out the window. The old media companies, companies that had long watched their market share and revenues decline, doubled down on the establishment candidate in a ploy for relevance. But they busted. Spectacularly.
Now the old media are coming to terms with their new status.
As this data appears to show, much of the #oldmedia operates within an echo chamber. This of course is probably not news for most ACC readers. For many of us the echo chamber effect in the #oldmedia seems patently obvious. There have been dozens of stories we’ve touched on here over the years, of significant consequence, which were/are largely ignored by the #oldmedia. These stories are typically ones that are critical of the establishment, of which the #oldmedia, the #cronymedia are a part.
So let’s talk about “fake news.”
As you are likely aware, in the wake of the Trump victory there has been a desperate attempt to come to terms with why the Clinton machine lost despite having essentially all of the #oldmedia on its side. Let’s take a moment and review how biased toward Hillary Clinton (and her machine) the #oldmedia actually was.
Below only represents a tiny fraction of the stories we featured on the pro-Establishment and pro-Clinton propaganda push from the powers that be in the #oldmedia,
Below is part of the transcript from Bannon’s 2014 talk. The rest of the transcript is linked below.
The dinner in a nutshell.
I hate the term “nerd prom” anyway. It’s such baloney. It’s self aggrandizement veiled in false modesty. The people who attend the dinner aren’t “nerds.” They don’t think of themselves as “nerds.” They are social climbing politicos. Throw in the Hollywood people and the whole thing is practically insufferable. Bill Press agrees.
I watched the whole bit on Saturday night and I thought it was actually pretty darn good. (Saying this I fully acknowledge that comedy is a very subjective thing.) Wilmore hammers the media and gives Obama a good ribbing too. Mrs. Obama was the only one who got out unscathed. It really is worth a watch.
It is clear that the media is indeed quite “liberal,” actually I prefer the term statist or collectivist, but in the “parlance of our times” as the Dude might say. Really the media is kind of left of center corporatist if one wants to put a fine point on it. (As we have discussed and explored many times here, the #oldmedia, #cronymedia.)
Saying that this picture still made me chuckle. I figure it might do the same for even our “liberal”
“Outside of Britt Hume who has been a conservative in the mainstream media over the last 30 years?” …You can’t name one.”
Finally, finally the Republicans are sticking it to the media which has always been against them.
Look, we are no particular fans of the Republicans as we often say, but it is about time the GOP called the #oldmedia out. Good job Joe. We’ll forgive you for hugging supercrony Valarie Jarrett for this one.
Interesting that Dems still trusted the media more than Republicans and independents all through the Bush years.
Of course The Post thinks the fact that the public no longer trusts it is a bad thing. That a small group of media outlets can no longer completely dominate the news “narrative” is terrible in the eyes of one of the #oldmedia outlets. We wouldn’t expect them to like it. But that people no longer trust the “media” particularly the “legacy,”
Cultivating this relationship was smart for the President. It’s a good way to keep tabs on (and to manipulate potentially) tone with an influential young(er) and politically motivated demographic.
It is also unfortunately another great example of the #CRONYMEDIA.
It might be “fake news” (as Stewart often says) but one could make the case that sometimes Jon’s product ventured a little close to the propaganda line. It may be smart. He may be smart. But if Stewart is meeting with the President secretly during particularly sensitive times for narrative creation,
This is starting to just get obvious. So the guy who has led the GOP field for months is now not even mentioned? Sounds like what Fox did to Ron Paul too.
And the thing is, it worked with Rand’s dad. People who still got their news primarily from TV, Fox, heard little about the most conservative candidate running in 2008 and 2012. People who got their information online (often younger people) knew all about and supported Dr.
Yeah, no propaganda going on at MSNBC.
I guess this is the “soul searching” phase of getting hammered in an election. The Dems just can’t believe how hard they got clocked. They can’t believe how lame the lame duck president is perceived. What happened to HOPE? What happened to CHANGE?
These are just some of the connections.