Scoundrel Media Bankruptcy: Glorifying Hillary, Vilifying Trump
by Stephen Lendman
Lockstep US political reporting is the most vulgar and disgraceful in modern memory, anywhere in Western societies, revealing unprecedented moral and ethical media bankruptcy.
Praise for a ruthless woman belonging in prison, not high office, shows how low political reporting has sunk. Trump bashing showed political assassination reaching depths never thought possible.
It’s not a pretty picture, exposing how bad presstitution can get. Hillary represents an unprecedented menace.
Yet The New Times promotes her candidacy with daily religious fervor, shamelessly headlining a Tuesday piece “ ‘I’m the Last Thing Standing Between You and the Apocalypse,’ “ quoting her shameless Big Lie.
The rest of the puff piece could have been, and likely was, written by Hillary’s staff, expressing undisguised adulation, not a critical or discouraging word or thought – polar opposite fair, impartial commentary and analysis.
NYT: “Clinton (is) warm and animated…Her contempt for Trump (is) clear…’I’m not going to lose’ on November 8, she said.
Fact: Indeed she’ll win because power brokers won’t tolerate a Trump presidency, fearing his independence might compromise their ruthless agenda.
Fact: When cameras are running, Hillary oozes cordiality. Her private persona is polar opposite, a she-devil, reviling democratic values and rule of law principles, unaccountable for high crimes too great to ignore.
Fact: She despises anyone daring to challenge for the prize she covets – returning the Clinton crime family co-presidency to the White House.
The entire Times article read like a made-for-media Hillary promotion, excluding anything possibly harming her campaign – polar opposite what real journalism is supposed to be, a disgusting display of partisanship.
Yet it defeated its purpose by being excessively long and boring. Most readers don’t go beyond the first half dozen or less paragraphs.
A separate same-day article headlined How Hillary Became ‘Hillary’ was another shameless puff piece promotion, pretending to be legitimate journalism, found nowhere in Times editions on issues mattering most.
In stark contrast to shameless Hillary promotion, Trump bashing exceeds Star Trek – going where journalism (sic) never went before.
Neocon Washington Post reporting is especially galling. The publication long ago fell from grace. Here’s a snapshot of recent opinion page commentaries:
“Donald Trump is four centuries too late – He would have enjoyed the wealth and suppression of the 17th century.” Lake Wobegon’s Garrison Keillor embarrassed himself with the rubbish he wrote.
“Donald Trump is one more bullyboy in a world of strongmen.” David Ignatius is best known as a CIA asset, serving its interests, not readers.
“Why we shouldn’t forgive the Republicans who sold their souls. The GOP’s inability to stop Trump shows the party is unfit to lead the country.” Neocon Robert Kagan co-founded the Project for the New American Century (now called the Foreign Policy Initiative), endorsing a permanent US war agenda for unchallenged world dominance.
“Why Hillary Clinton is the right choice for progressives.” Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel continues the publication’s shameless editorial policy from inception, most often supporting America’s imperial agenda and other US policies demanding denunciation.
“Trump files for moral bankruptcy”
“Trump can’t stop his campaign’s death spiral”
Donald Trump is the GOP’s chemotherapy…a marvelously efficient acid bath, stripping away his supporters’ surfaces…”
“Donal Trump’s strategy for minority Americans? Don’t let them vote.”
“Reasonable Republicans can’t save the GOP from Trump”
All of the above was from a single issue. Similar attack pieces continue daily, compared to shameless praise alone for Hillary.
US power brokers chose her to succeed Obama last year or earlier. Trump never had a chance from the get-go.
Prepare for the worst. Hillary’s ascension to power is a prescription for possible nuclear war on Russia, along with full-blown homeland tyranny under martial law to eliminate nonbelievers.
A Final Comment
On Monday, my blog site was hacked, first time ever, requiring hours to fix, because of daily content challenging US policies and supportive media scoundrels.
It was a likely shot across the bow, the price for doing the right thing, suggesting more attacks to come, maybe something more serious.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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