The "Mainstream Media"...Isn't!
How can a rabidly partisan press be considered "Mainstream?"
By Ric Wasley
October 8, 2018
Finally, Donald Trump has done in a recent news conference, what we all should have been doing for the last ten years - properly labeling the former, “Mainstream Media”, as what they have become - "The Democrat Media."
Let’s face it, folks, 90% of the militant left wing that acts as the DNC with press passes have no right to be called or thought of as anything but what they are - The PR wing of the Democrat party.
Does anyone who is not a partisan Democrat leftist even remotely believe that staffs of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, The NYT, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic and almost every major US daily newspaper are anything but Anti-Trump, leftist, Democrat partisan hacks?
Me neither. Then why do we still refer to them as the “Mainstream Media?"
That is an idea that faded away when Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow died, and most likely it is never coming back.
We could go into the myriad of reasons that the formerly impartial media who used to report rather than proselytize has evolved into brainwashed liberal automatons who wouldn’t know how to impartially report if their next tweet depended on it (which fortunately for them, it doesn’t). No, sadly they have lost all ability to discern between editorializing and reporting - if they ever knew it.
The many ‘whys’ go back to the campus hippies of the 60’s, the women's movement, the Vietnam War, and the leftward shift of the social norms. But perhaps the greatest villains in the shift from journalists to PR hacks were the liberal professors, the left-over campus radicals, who became the professorial class over the last twenty years. They were the ones who used their positions of power to indoctrinate for the left, and as soon as they placed their first crops of mini-Marxists on the content and hiring side of the news industry, it was a simple matter to insist that all ‘journalists and reporters’ sing in chorus from the same DNC songbook.
That’s why if you turn to any channel of the alphabet media for any given story, you will soon notice that all of their coverage sounds the same - often word for word. In fact, it usually sounds like they are all reading from the same prepared script. There is a very good reason for that. It is because they are.
It’s called, ‘The DNC talking points’, and every night we see their promoters with press passes read from it in a rapture previously reserved for religious texts. Sadly, that is probably as close to religious fervor as any of the liberal 4th Estate ever get - because, for most of them, Leftism is their religion.
That is of course just one of the many ironies we see with a partisan press. However, were the positions reversed and the news was being dominated by, let's say, Evangelical Christians who preached from the anchor desks, can you imagine the outcry there would be?
And yet when the leftists force their ‘religion’ of Democrat-inspired liberalism down the throats of a weary public, there is nary a squeak from our side.
Is it because we are too cowed to call them out - or is it because we have too few places in the media to actually do it? Probably a bit of both.
However, that is why we conservatives must make a concerted effort to do one simple and relatively easy thing that could start to make a difference. Take a leaf from the president's playbook and stop referring to them as the ‘Mainstream Media’. 'Mainstream' implies that most of our citizens agree with their biased and slanted point of view - and most Americans do not. Thank God!
Today's PR partisans with press passes are nothing more than tools of the Democrat party and that’s how we should refer to them - as the DNC Media. Really - how could they even argue that when every study shows that 90% of those in the media who acknowledge a party affiliation identify as Democrats?
Therefore it’s up to us to let them know that we get their message - and that message is that they are not reporters and journalists first, they are loyal Democrat party activists with press passes.
That is how we should acknowledge them.
Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”
Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.