4 years ago Pat Caddell (from The Jimmy Carter administration) said: Media Have Become an “Enemy of the American people” (VIDEO)

If one really wants to understand the “fake news” phenomenon one must watch this 4 minute video from Pat Caddell. Recorded in the wake of the Benghazi September 11th attacks he lays out how the old media are not only biased against certain perspectives (conservative/libertarian) but in many cases are actively seeking to further a “progressive” agenda and abandoning real journalism altogether.

He was/is exactly right.

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In Fiery, “Surreal” Press Conference, Trump Launches War On “Out Of Control” Press: Main Highlights

Whatever your opinion of Trump, and ours is that he is a mixed bag, good on some things, not so good on others, I think it can be objectively said that the #oldmedia has been on a Trump hunt since the day Trump won the election. (And before.) The people in the #oldmedia hate the man. They hate that he won even though the #oldmedia backed Hillary Clinton. They hate that he derailed the march toward the “first woman president.”

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Opinion: Trump’s White House sends arrogant media into Obama withdrawal

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.

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CNBC’s John Harwood: ‘White Fear’ Partly Responsible for Democratic Losses Under Obama (Many in the media still don’t get it)

The people who believe this are completely out to lunch. They thought racism was the reason for opposition to Obama. And now they think “racism” is the reason that Trump won.

It was pretty early on in Obama’s administration that I figured out that the prime NPR demographic might be completely clueless on what was happening in the country. I was in Connecticut hanging out with someone I know quite well who is unfortunately hopelessly partisan. When I explained that I didn’t particularly like Obama,

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‘I don’t think she was treated fairly during the election’: Obama hits out at media for ‘troubling coverage’ of Clinton and its ‘obsession’ with leaked Podesta and DNC emails

I accept that Mr. Obama and I do not see the world the same way. But there are times when the President ventures into the ludicrous and this is one of those times.

The media in pretty much every way was in the tank for Hillary Clinton this election. Aside from FOX News, all the major broadcasters were practically ongoing infomercials for the former Secretary of State this year. Even accounting for Obama’s pro-Democrat bias how can he possibly say that the media was too tough on Hillary Clinton with a straight face?

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What happens when a country cracks down on fake news? Ask China

The term “fake news” should pretty much always be in quotes. “Fake news,” probably for the most part is code for news that reflects poorly on the powers that be. Fighting “fake news” isn’t about fighting conjured rumors or false stories. It’s about controlling the conversation.

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Are we just seeing sore losers at a politicized CIA?

Seems like it’s very possible.

It’s not the THE CIA is officially stating something here. There has been a leak from within the CIA. Some (how many really?) apparently within the CIA have signed onto the idea that Russia was trying to sway things for Trump. (And even if this was the case this is probably not something new. Teddy Kennedy even allegedly asked the Soviet Union to intervene in the 1984 election of behalf of the Democrats.

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