“Mainstream media”: A phrase to retire

From Rich Logis at American Thinker:

The mainstream media? Most major legacy American media, particularly newspapers and cable television news networks, are Pravda-esque publicists and cover-uppers for the Democratic Party. As evidenced by how red the 2016 election map was, Democrat policies and politics certainly are not mainstream.

The liberal media? The original American liberals were our heroic Founders; do MSNBC, The Washington Post, and Media Matters for America really conjure up the wisdom and genius of Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin?

A more fitting descriptor is the DMIC: Democrat Media Industrial Complex. Identifying legacy media as the DMIC puts names and faces to the complex and brands the DMIC as working tirelessly at the behest of the Democratic Party. It is a complex that runs deep and wide, with tentacles spread across every medium of communications and information flow, from tech Masters of the Universe to print to Hollywood, such as Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, and Viacom, which crafts “news” narratives the same way it crafts screenplays. (This is the part where Democrats scream, “But Fox News!”) More.

Reality check: Logis’s proposed rebrand, besides being klutzy and forgettable, misses the point. The formerly “mainstream” media are simply no longer necessary for most of us to get the day-to-day news we need. That was why they could become simply partisan.

People who choose to believe them are like the people who choose to believe scandal mags and UFOlogists. One hopes they’ll oversleep on polling day…

See also: New York Times called Trump a racist but no one really cared

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