Democracy Dies in Darkness
Washington Post's slogan is "Democracy Dies in Darkness". While it was intended as a barb at Trump and those that claim the media is often FakeNews.... its actually more of a motto, about how biased the media has become and is willing to snuff out the truth for their political agenda, and misinform their voters. This isn't about all FakeNews, just about the stories that the media killed, sat on, or delayed, because it fit their agenda.
Here's some of the skeletal remains of what journalism might have looked like, if it wasn't suffocated by political agenda: 5 items
|Google TGIF video -
To put the cherry on top, we find out that the NYT had this video since March, but squashed the story like it was a Harvey Weinstein or John Edwards scandal. The New York Times, all the news that's fit to suppress.
|Beto Hacker Story - We learned that Beto was a hacker in a group called, "Cult of the Dead Cow", had written many misogynistic posts, and had even dabbled in child homicide fantasy fiction. Reuters not only knew of it, and it's News value, for 2 years, they squashed the story so it wouldn't interfere with his Senate run against Cruz (which he lost anyways).
|2005- Uranium One Payola -
|2003.04.10 Tools of the Tyrant - 🔥 Only after the fall of Baghdad, on-air and in an Op-Ed titled, "The News We Kept to Ourselves", CNN's exec-in-charge admit (Eason Jordan) admitted to having suppressed from the public the truth about Saddam being a murderous tyrant, in order to keep CNN's access to Iraq. Isn't lying and working for the enemy of the U.S. and against American or the world's interests, what defines traitors? It certainly isn't journalism.
|1929 Russian Collusion - While the Ukrainian Gennoacide is going on, Walter Duranty (top NYT reporter on Russia) was not only being a Stalin Apologist and covering it up, but attacking other journalists for trying to expose it. And winning awards for helping the Soviets exterminate political threats via one of the greatest famines in the world. (The Paul Krugman of his day).