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?