MSM double down on progressive bias

Here, from David Limbaugh:

So CNBC’s John Harwood is not only unashamed of his disgracefully biased moderating of the GOP debate, he’s doubling down — entrenched as a five-year-old boy guarding his Halloween candy.

After the debate he tweeted, “GOP debate in 2015 enriched my understanding of challenges @SpeakerBoehner has faced and @RepPaulRyan will face.” I assume he was not speaking complimentarily of these “challenges.”

In an interview, Harwood insisted he was justified in asking Donald Trump if his campaign was a comic-book version of a presidential campaign. “There is no one on that stage,” said Harwood, “who actually believes you can send those 11 million people out of the country. There is no economist who believes that you can cut taxes 10 trillion dollars without increasing the deficit. It is simply a set of discussions that is not connected to the real world we live in.”

Silly me, I thought Harwood was talking about Trump’s legendary bombast, not his policy proposals. Is it the moderator’s place to show contempt for a candidate’s policies and depict them as fantastical? Besides, when did debt reduction become the liberals’ concern, much less their priority, and even less their acid test for assessing the merits of an economic policy? More.

As noted earlier and often, the stats are in. Legacy mainstream media can only survive by becoming the PR machine for big government, largely purveying manufactured news. They then, of necessity, become the attack pack against anyone who remembers the day when the answer to every public question did not begin with “The government … ”

That said, most of the people who do not pay the MSM much heed are progressives … who just happen not to pay them much heed.

There isn’t a vast mass of people who are going to wake up and discover how corrupt the MSM are because they don’t matter, except insofar as they can and will inflict damage on independent media.

But few will guess the extent of the problem until they simply cannot easily find correct information, even on the Internet, on topics on which governments have a firm ideological position.

Maybe it won’t matter by then, who knows?

  • Clink9

    The MSM is in it’s death throes. Going the way of the buggy whip. Dead man walking.

    Does anyone here know of an under 30 year old sitting in front of the TV at dinner or 11 o clock watching news?

    Or reading a newspaper?

    • Alain

      That is why they fight so hard to prevent any real media from existing. In Canada thanks to the CRTC SNN never stood a chance. Printed media experiences the same. The Western Standard never stood a chance either when all the other magazines were being kept alive through government subsidies. The attacks against a free internet have already begun for the same reason.

      • Clink9

        It’s interesting to see some of these dinosaurs wailing and stumbling.

        Like what Uber is doing to the old, rancid taxi industry.

        The new reality is we don’t need news on TV, newspapers, taxi companies, the IRS, CRA ( with a flat tax ) home telephones, cable TV, etc.

        Basically people that have been screwing us for decades.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I paid for SNN.
        Actually, I think the Rebel is better.
        And on the right side of history.
        My wife, who was a born liberal, has Ezra on her facebook feed.
        She’s not liberal anymore.

  • Ed

    The only reason they survive is because of bundled cable. And the rate of unplugging is all we need to know.

  • jayme

    Off topic: according to Vlad Tepes’ blog, Quebec’s Bill c-59 is expected to pass.

    Will Trudeau try to do something similar at the federal level and fine us 20,000 for accessing BCF? Spooky stuff.

    • Alain

      I expect Trudeau will. After all he has stated himself that Quebecers are best qualified for ruling Canada.

      • Clausewitz

        Yeah they want to rule, not govern. Looks like Justin was showing his Freudian slip again.