Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lyin' Brian Blames Conservative Media for Mistrust of Establish Media

NewsBusters - In another hilarious case of irony, MSNBC's 'The 11th Hour'  host and serial liar Brian Williams teed up guest Charlie Sykes on Tuesday to lambaste conservative media (like the one you’re reading) for being why no one trusts mainstream media in the age of Trump and alternative facts.

Sykes and Williams offered no arguments or examples of how the establishment media have torpedoed their own credibility with false stories and a decidedly liberal slant. Instead, it was an exclusive attack on conservatives for supposedly enabling President Trump to offer misstatements without consequences.

Wiliams welcomed Sykes after his “provocative” Sunday column in The New York Times, which sent liberals swooning. Williams read the following excerpt from the piece entitled “Why nobody cares the President is lying”:
"The cumulative effects of attacks [on the mainstream media] was to delegitimize those outlets and essentially destroy much of the right’s immunity to false information. We thought we were creating a savvier, more skeptical audience. Instead, we opened the door for President Trump, who found an audience that could be easily misled."
Overall, the former conservative host stated that his “concern is not just that's Trump is lying” but “it's an attack on the concept of the truth itself — of credibility and my main concern is that you'll have millions of voters at some point who will basically say, "what is truth?"

Failing to realize that he’s joined an echo-chamber in which Manhattan elites sit around reading The New York Times and The New Yorker while watching The Daily Show, Sykes knocked anyone supporting Trump as "picking the facts that confirm our bias, that support our guy and ignore the facts that don't support our guy. And then we're in a very, very, you know, dangerous place for democracy," he surmised.

Once again, the irony can’t be lost on how this is occurring on a Brian Williams-hosted program. The man who lied about seeing bodies floating during Hurricane Katrina and being shot down during the Iraq War .-  READ MORE

Williams With His Friend the Late Samuel Clemens