Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Grand Poobah of Fake News Loses It Over Sinclair Broadcasting's Promising to Be Factual

Dan Rather, the "father of fake news" and a growing number of other network talking heads think it obscene that the Sinclair Broadcast Group should produce an advertisement promising to tell only the truth. I kinda wish we could get a similar statement from the rest of the mainstream press, but I didn't get a pet giraffe I wanted as a child either. After a CNN report early last month by the one Dianny calls "Puddin' Boy Brian Stelter", where he was clutching his pearls about Sinclair’s promise to be truthful *GASP*, it was back in the news Monday after Deadspin put out the supercut video of Sinclair’s anchors speaking all at once to make it feel creepy.

That was the catalyst for the new wave of pointless hyperventilating from the liberal media, including Newsman Dan, who took to Facebook in a sad attempt to sound relevant and basically lose his shit over criticism of the leftist media:
"Let's be clear, news anchors looking into camera and reading a script handed down by a corporate overlord, a script meant to obscure the truth not elucidate it, isn't journalism. It's propaganda. It's Orwellian. And it is on a slippery slope towards some of history's most destructive forces. To those who say this rhetoric is hyperbolic, I submit that attacking the press as honest brokers of information has been one of the constants of this Administration and all those who normalize it. But this is not normal. This is not how the freedoms enshrined in our Constitution, that beloved First Amendment, is supposed to operate. 
The faces of the men and women you see delivering this chilling message are befitting those of a hostage video. Maybe some of these local anchors took to it with gusto, but I believe that number is few. That is the bet that Sinclair and its allies in media and government are betting on - that they can chip away, with small strikes of the chisel, at the bedrock of American democracy. That is why it is incumbent for Americans of all political persuasions to say this is intolerable. 
Congress should hold hearings and call the executives of Sinclair to account, but one suspects that is highly unlikely in the current political environment. Will this spur citizens to elect representatives who recognize that this is a clear and present danger? Will enough people be outraged to bombard stations, and advertisors, with letters, phone calls, and tweets to suggest this is unacceptable?"
I have always found it entertaining to listen to hypocritical, lying shit-bags pretend to take the high ground and argue from position of morality and goodness. I think we all know someone like that. Rather’s career came to an embarrassing end when he relentlessly pushed lies a fake news story about George W. Bush. He still claims his BS is true. What he basically has is a problem with is Sinclair capitalizing on the public's distrust in national media and confidence with local reporting. If he really had a problem with a corporate message tainting reporting, he should stop going on CNN.  The Real Threat To Democracy is a Prevaricating & Dishonest Media. 
H/T Crazy Cousin Olivia

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